There's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York

Unfortunately I'm not in New York yet, but I will be soon! Now as the title suggests, I will be heading off to New York from the 21st - 27th of this month. I'm incredibly excited as I haven't been to New York since junior high and my mind is definitely ready for some refreshing experiences and adventures. I have a vague idea of some museums and places I'm planning on going to, but if anyone has any suggestions on places to go or things to eat please feel free to comment below!

YES, February is finally over! Many people that know me have heard me say this almost every year.. I hate February. For some reason, I tend to have horrible luck and ungodly, bizarre events just always take place. This year was no different. Of course things could be a lot worse, but sometimes it's just mind-boggling how these things happen. Oh, life. February also marks the one year point of moving back to the bay area for my current job and all the adult responsibilities I've acquired since graduation. I've been in a quarter life crisis funk for a while, longer than I'd like to admit, but in the end nothing will change if I don't take control of my own destiny. You make your own luck!

A brief overview of things that have taken place recently... [Image heavy]

A drunk driver crashed their car into our house in the middle of the night. Thankfully nobody was badly hurt. See kids, this is why you don't drink and drive.


I had a horrible buying experience from a seller on Ebay where the ring light came completely broken. (The frame is cracked too) Spent the last 3 weeks dealing with the seller and needless to say I'm going to be sending the whole unit back and trying to find another buyer to buy from.



Meh, it could all be a lot worse and at least now things can only get better. At least velociraptors didn't rain from the sky onto the house and eat me alive. Moving on to some happier things, these are the pictures from my weekend in LA last month and just life in pictures. Whenever I have a holiday or a long weekend, I literally spend 40% of my time eating, 30% of my time shopping, and 30% of my time doing other things with friends. Even though I rarely get that much time off from work, I usually sleep very little on my holidays because there's so many things I want to do. I always start the day off ambitious then realize that I only have time to squeeze in a couple things besides the time I will spend eating... This time, I was coincidentally visiting LA during the opening weekend of the 30,000 sq feet TOPSHOP at the Grove. Parking was a nightmare and there were people mountain people sea. (LOL, jaykay that only makes sense in Chinese.) It definitely was exciting and bustling full of people and so many items in the store, including the makeup and accessories corner where they had employees doing hair and makeup for free!





















One of my friends also texted me that Brandy Melville was having a garage sale near UCLA the next morning. I absolutely love their clothes and have blown much of my hard earned cash at their Santa Monica store in the past, so I was set on bringing my sleep deprived body to the sale no matter what. I didn't know what to expect, but when I arrived, there was a line and a lady at the front handing trash bags to each person. Inside the gymnasium  there were endless boxes of clothes and girls everywhere. I was surprised to see even little girls probably in elementary school with their moms picking out clothes. Everything was cash only and extremely cheap. Sadly, a good percentage of clothes had defects or holes, but I was able to get some good finds. I ended up with around 5 sweaters, 14 shirts, 2 skirt/dresses, and 5 pieces of jewelry for under $150.








This is actually the San Francisco Brandy Melville, which I didn't even know existed.

 A couple accessory pieces I picked up at $1 USD each.

That concludes the shopping I did during my trip, but I also went snowboarding at Mountain High at night. Since Northern California had weather as cold as 40 degrees, I was completely surprised at the 85 degree weather when I visited LA. Sad to say, the snow was man-made and left me some pretty epic bruises around my body from my 2 hour snow adventure. 


 Dat snow.



I didn't take many pictures while actually boarding because I was too busy eating shit on the icy slopes. I literally fell multiple times trying to walk up a small hill to get to the lift. Fail.

Some other activities and food I inhaled while I was in LA.

 Tonkatsu bigger than my face.















Bottega Louie is always a must when I visit LA. Favorites are the salted caramel, green tea, and earl grey.




Goodies for the coworkers. Everyone loves 85 C bread!

 My ramen with literally a piece of butter inside. lulz


I mustache you a question.. Why are macarons so tasty?!

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77 comments:

  1. OMG food. I hate you. Desserts are like my biggest weakness. Gonna go snack now.


    For some reason I was under the impression that you were working full time in LA for awhile. Maybe I'm crazy. I remember you majored in business right? Are you doing anything with that now? I ask because I'll be finishing a degree in business soon and have no idea wth I'm going to do with it. LOL


    Anyways, I seriously can't believe someone ran straight into your house! What's the chances of that... Like you said, at least February is over! Hopefully everything works out for you. :)

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  2. Those pastries look absolutely delicious *A*


    Sucks about the ring light. Look on the bright side, at least they're willing to deal with you and take it back. I know a lot of sellers would probably not even bother lol. Or at least they'd say it's your problem or whatever.


    Have fun in New York! ^^ I would love to go there sometime myself~

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  3. Aww how unfortunate that February is always a bad month for you, and I can't believe someone crashed into your house! It is always so annoying dealing with awful ebay sellers, it has happened to me before too :( Other than that, your photos are beautiful! The macarons look so delicious and I love how there are so many different colours :) And just look at all those nail polishes too!


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  4. I was looking through your awesome photos and got so caught up that I thought I was viewing instagram and had this urge to double tap my iMac screen LOL.

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  5. Lovely photos. All the food looks so delicious. I've never had macarons, but I really want to try!

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  6. That is so crazy someone crashed into your house 0_o

    Your pictures are lovely, hope March is better for you ^^

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  7. Wow nice post!!! I like your blog! would you like to follow each other?

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥ fashionadictas.blogspot.com

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  8. Hope you have a fab time in NY when it comes! Hope March will be x10000 better than Feb. ;) hehe, such a relief that nobody was hurt after the crash. I hope he paid all the damages caused!! >< Anyway, take loads of photos for us in ny! Hope ya have a successful haul ;) heheh


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  9. Hey thanks for following! I'm soo jealous you're in New York! Would love to visit there one day! Great post xx

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  10. holy moly, that is one big ass tonkatsu!
    The macarons look amazing too. Salted caramel is the flavour i"d die for <3

    $150 for so much stuff is amazeballs woman, I think you did a good job!
    Have fun and stay safe in NYC, I'm looking forward to read about your trip ^^

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  11. Hi! greeting from Indonesia:) I love your photography skill and atmosphere, you captured things beautifuly!. lovely blog!:)

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  12. Dude I'm more jelly of you there are so many things to eat in LA my tummy cries ;__;

    I was living and working in LA for a while, but I eventually moved back up to norcal for work. Actually my uni didn't have business at the time I got in, so I did Econ.. At least you're thinking about it before you graduate! Honestly, it just depends on what you want to do because business is such a general field hahaha. I would say you seem pretty good for marketing and social media imo!



    LOL I know I thought there was an earthquake!

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  13. Aww thanks babe! I am excited to just eat, shop, and people watch :D


    I was so sad because it's something I wanted for so long! ;___; Shattered.. just like my heart ...

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  14. Thank you sweetie! Yeah, it doesn't have to do with Valentine's just happens to be a bad month for me hahaha. Evilbay.. Must take precaution from now on!

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  15. LOL! Can I be hipsterzzzz :D

    I do that on facebook all the time and I'm like wait ... nvm *facepalm* I want to see more pictures of you your pretty face !!! ♡♡♡

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  16. It's a point of no return.. I know people that can eat like 4 or 5 in one sitting, but I can only eat one at a time. They are absolutely amazing though!

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  17. Thank you sweetie! I know, I thought it only happened in movies wtf LOL

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  18. Following you back hun! ♡ Love all the inspiring photos *~*

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  19. Yeah, I think insurance deals with the aftermath, but it was just good nobody was hurt! I'm still looking up places to go in NY, but I think on an all girl's trip we will do a decent amount of damage ;D

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  20. I know even 3 of us couldn't finish it LOL, I need moar macarons in my belly ;__;


    Yes my shopping addiction was satisfied for a bit, moohaha I'm still kind of freaking out on what to bring because weather says it's snowing wtf! @@;

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  21. D'aww I wish I had skill, I'm just trying to cheat by :D thanks sweetie! ♡

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  22. wtf screw that ebay seller. i've been meaning to get a ring light too!! i saw another blogger using it and they're fabulousssss.

    and i see you went to top shop!! i went too it's so nice!! the only thing that pissed me off though is they had like ... nothing in my size. it made me feel like i do whenever i go to H&M :((( oh well. looks like you had fun in LA though!!. come back soonnnnnnnnnnn <3 i haven't seen you in ages!

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  23. Vanessa Billie-Jill-JeanMarch 16, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Thank you sooo much for the follow,dear.^^
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Lovely greets Nessa
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  24. I love bottega louie macaroons, they are so delicious! I like keeping the box to put my makeup in. I didn't know there is a top shop at the grove! I need to go there soon.
    Great pictures~

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  25. your february seems pretty interesting though..
    and OMG i soo love brandy melville too.. 150 is such a good steal.. IDK how its like where youre from but here our taxes are soooo high last time I went shopping at Brandy melville I spent about 110 for a dress, skirt, a bra and a necklace.. TT
    those food, desserts look so good.. If I wasnt working with food all day Id prolly be drooling right now XD

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  26. Thank you so much for your visit! I follow you with GFC and Bloglovin!
    Have a nice sunday! and my like in bloglovin for you too....
    Besos, Marcela♥

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  27. thanks for your lovely comment :)
    yess Aritizia has very nice clothes, but working there = spending all your paycheck there hahaha :)

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  28. Ok, so I'm not crazy! My concentration is actually Information Systems so in the end I feel like it's nothing related to business at all (mostly computers)! I'll probably end up moving back to NorCal after I graduate too so maybe I'll see you around. I just find that it's so hard being apart from family for so long even though I love SoCal. T^T

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  29. I love Topshop clothes! *u* ♥ Your photos are great :D I follow this blog! :)

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  30. Oh man, I'm going to have to visit Bottega Louie next time I'm in LA! Your photos look soooo good :9


    Just looking at the photo of that garage sale makes me feel defeated lol... I don't like shopping environments where I have to dig through piles of stuff like that. That's why I've never been able to go thrifting successfully :(

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  31. Oh luckily no one was hurt when that car crashed! Sounds like an awful experience :(
    All those tasty dessert photos is making me craving something sweet! That Brandy Meville garage sale looked really awesome! I haven't been to any sales like that before, but the idea of digging through boxes for a bargain sounds really fun~ Hope you have a fab holiday in NYC!

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  32. Aaaw...i'm sorry Feb. was such a sucky month for you. But it's all over now! :DD

    I didn't know Brandy Melville has garage sale!! I love their clothes, but its usually so expensive at the stores! ><


    Have fun in NY!! I was there last year in April, wish I can go back soon! I'm sure you will have an exciting and awesome adventures. Looking forward to all the pictures!! ;D

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  33. LOL nooo you're not! LA is intense and I love it, but my family is up here as well so it's definitely a dilemma. I would love to live in LA again though!


    That's actually a pretty good area to choose, especially in the bay because of all the tech start ups and other major players. I don't think you'll have a hard time finding something up here, lucky you!!!

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  34. Btw let's please play if you come back up! ♡♡♡

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  35. Yeah they are! You can come over to camwhore sometime cause I also got a new remote wtf LOL. It makes you like 19204821094x times cuter, but I don't think you need it!

    DUDE I KNOW, I think the smallest I could find for the things I actually wanted was like size 4? But whatever, I just got a jumper since it doesn't have to be tight anyways ;; I know I always go down so suddenly I don't have time to plan things with people! Must have a date with you and Vivian sometime! ♡

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  36. I keep all the boxes too! I always put random jewelry in them because they're so cute! I can imagine the sales at the Grove Topshop will be amazing ;___;

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  37. Oh yeah, I'm very used to spending over 100 USD easily on just a cardigan and like 2 shirts there!


    YOU WORK WITH FOOOOOD? *Q* !!! Lucky you!

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  38. Thanks babe! ♡ Hope you had a good weekend too!

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  39. Oh man, but at least you get to look at cute clothes and look cute everyday! Win win I think :D

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  40. Thanks sweetie, I'm following you back! ♡

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  41. There's always a long wait, but the food is decently priced and the building is beautiful! The macarons are to die for ;___; I wants!


    Yeah, I usually can't either, but I think my love for Brandy Melville is unbeatable LOL. I don't have very good patience, but my sister is a ninja at finding things!

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  42. Yeah, I'm still pretty surprised because they pretty much drove through a stop sign and street sign, missed the tree and hit the house. Pretty lucky for them! .. Not so much for the house, hahahaa.


    I haven't been to any sales like that either, but there were so many cute girls there that day! I guess it shows what true dedication to fashion looks like ;__;

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  43. Yessss go away February LOL. I'm ready to stop being a hermit nao. JK I'm hermit forever ;;


    I think they're finally opening a Brandy Melville near where I live this summer or next year.. Bye-bye $___$! Hahaha, I'm pretty sure I'm going to be getting lost a lot during my trip, but an adventure is an adventure!

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  44. your blog post was fun to read because i recognize all of the places that you went to. haha, i feel like we could have crossed paths at one point in time.

    have a safe trip in new york btw! i'm trying to plan a trip there sometime soon as well. i haven't been there in a few years now. can't wait to see your photos from there :)

    and im sorry that you've had so much bad luck in february! just don't let all of that get to you~ i actually tend to have lots of bad luck around feb-march =P but what can you do but keep on going thru life. hahaha, it is whatever you make of it.

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  45. Oh sweetie your looks so lovely and cute!

    All your photographs are wonderful.

    Lanscapes.

    Food.

    beauty.

    Maaany Nail polishes!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    xoxo

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  46. chelseathetravelerMarch 19, 2013 at 6:19 AM

    Drooling over those macarons. They look so delicious >_< <3 Awesome photos!
    x0x Chelsea
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  47. I wish I crossed paths with someone as cute as you!


    Hopefully I find some cool places in NY, I'll let you know if there are any must-go places! Bwahah, I'm looking forward to the food and shopping!


    I think everyone is still adjusting to yay it's a new year! But then.. Dun dun dun.. I guess it only makes the rest of the year that much better!

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  48. Thanks cutie! I'll work harder to make them even better! ♡

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  49. as cute as me!? loll, u swear. but that makes me happy to read. do post on any places that are a must visit in NY so that I can check it out when I'm in town :D


    have a safe trip! I'm excited for you ^^

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  50. Ahhh those food porn! I'm off to grab some snacks. >.> Btw, nice photos! What camera do you use?

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  51. The broken ring light sucks! I cld imagine the anticipation you had when you paid for it and the disappointment after. They should've wrapped it properly!..sigh sme online sellers are super dodgy/sleazy.


    I am super jonesing for some macarons right now lol! It's 2am here so crap! Hahaha!

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  52. I'm using the Sony NEX 5R :D Your pictures always turn out really nice too! The food pornssss, I get really hungry when I edit too ;___;

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  53. Yeah! Super sketchy man... I was so sad I wanted to cry because I had been so excited and the day it arrived I hurried home from work to have it break mah hearttttt </3


    If I could I would give everyone macarons and share the love!

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  54. You're pictures are amazing!!!
    I need to work on my picture taking skills. haha

    I'm glad that no one was hurt in the car crash!
    ...that's really scary :/

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  55. omg on the nail polish rack! i also like the photo of the sweets!!! thank you for sharing!

    btw, i hope you can join my giveaway. here's the link:
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  56. Wow, that's a pretty bad accident. I once had a drunk driver hit my lawn. Luckily I didn't reach the house since the it's but a little hill.



    Great pictures, especially the foodporn ones haha! Is that 85C I see? I was just there yesterday. I love their taro bread. What's your favorite?


    P.S. - I followed you in bloglovin and twitter dear, hope you can return the favor ^^. Have a great day~


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  57. good luck with everything :) most of us are in our young adult ages..we create our own destiny, i agree! love the photos yummy food + shopping yay!

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  58. Hello ~~ I really love your blog ♥ Your outfit are so pretty, and your pictures are sooo lovely! I'll follow you on bloglovin from now :D Can't wait for your new post!

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  59. you are so adorable!! and sorry to hear about your bad experience with a seller on ebay -_- the ring light looks so gorgeous too!! D: hope you can find somewhere else to buy from. you take really beautiful pictures btw hehe

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  60. oh my gosh your photos are soooo gorgeous!!! :)

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  61. Sorry to hear that February had been such a bad month for you >-< That was the biggest tonkatsu that I have ever seen. It looks really yummy.


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  62. Thank you! I need to work harder too, but there's no other way besides just taking a crap ton of photos. Thinking about editing is giving me a headache... orz

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  63. Seriously, if you're that drunk I don't understand why you would get in the car! It's not just a danger to yourself, but others as well. I guess it takes time to learn lessons sometimes, haha.

    I LOVE THE PUDDING MILK BREAD. Om nom nom.. And pretty much anything salty. The hot dog bread is really good there! The mochi egg tarts are pretty bomb diggity as well!

    Following you back cutie! ♡

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  64. Thanks cutie! Following you on bloglovin'!

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  65. Thank you! I'm working on it, but I have so many pictures to go through... ;___; vacation means even less rest usually! LOL

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  66. Bwahaha, aren't I? Ok, I'll stop before I get slapped. Not as boootiful as you babe! This is why I have almost no pictures of myself besides shameless self shots. I take pictures for everyone else!

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  67. It is the biggest Tonkatsu I've had thus far. Insanely big, definitely a feast!

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  68. Really great pictures and impressions!! The food look more than delicious and I love all the beautiful things you bought!!

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  69. Lovely photography ^^

    Loving the sweets ^^

    恵美より ♥

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  70. all that food, especially the macaroons look amazing!
    followed you on bloglovin xoxo

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  71. Yes my obsession with food is dangerous, haha! Following you back sweetie! ♡

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  72. Thank you! Eating all the sweetttsss~ *A*

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  73. Thank you! Following you back! ♡♡

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