Wednesday, May 27, 2015

welcome to china / 10.

welcome to china - mcdonald's black sesame ice cream

welcome to china - mcdonald's black sesame ice cream

welcome to china - mcdonald's black sesame ice cream

welcome to china - mcdonald's black sesame ice cream

welcome to china - mcdonald's black sesame ice cream

Where you can buy black sesame seed ice cream at McDonald's.

(For the sake of total honesty, I made T buy the ice cream so I could put it on the blog. He's a good sport. But he liked it!)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

why I love my fanny pack.

Alternatively titled: "Why I've Spent a Ridiculous Amount of Time Looking for a Brown Leather Fanny Pack"

I bought this fanny pack when I was in Hong Kong. I love it. And now I want another one—I'm thinking brown leather—because I want options.

Why do I love my fanny pack? I couldn't have said it any better than Rachel Wilkerson Miller:

"When I step out in it, I feel insanely carefree. And I often find myself thinking, Is this how men feel every day? Because if so, holy shit.

I am constantly negotiating the things I will and will not do in my ongoing quest to be both accepted by society and also have a soul and fight the good feminist fight. And I've realized that while I will (or at least have) let a stranger pour hot wax on my vulva, I draw the line at carrying a big-ass shoulder bag.

As for how the fanny pack looks, well…any fucks I have to give about that actually won't fit in my awesomely tiny, hands-free bag, so I've had to let them go!"

Would you wear a fanny pack?

Monday, May 25, 2015


// 10 Things Your Kindergarten [or Preschool] Student Wants You to Know

// Even though I won't be painting a home any time soon, I thought this was interesting. I thought white always worked.

// I think this series will be great! 10 Life-Changing Things to Try in May.

// "Jared Leto makes a fanny pack look sexy." Yeah, he does. And so does Matthew McConaughey.

// Emojic 8 Ball. Not gonna lie, I wasted a fair amount of time with this yesterday.

// I want this alphabet ring in real gold. Anyone know where I can buy one?

// 13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

// I favourited the heck out of this tweet because right?!

// I loved reading this post by amazing designer Emily Henderson. It made me feel more okay about the things I ignore every day. And I loved the metaphor at the end. So true.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

happy saturday!

This week felt super long, not in a good way. Actually, maybe just the days felt long. Now that it's Saturday evening, I'm like, "Where did the week go?!" Isn't that the way?

Lots of things had me feeling blah this week. And nothing had me feeling blah too. Does that make sense? But lots made me happy too!

+ Spontaneous frozen yogurt date with T.

+ Downloading these two songs.

+ Lots of cute moments with my kiddos.

+ We began practicing our graduation song and the kids love it! (They made up their own actions. Adorable.)

+ Discovering the joy of happy hour. Happy hour right now means opening a Corona as soon as I get home.

+ Happy hour yesterday meant having a "shower beer" before Quiz Night!

+ Quiz Night! So much fun. Our team didn't win, but Melissa and I made a bet that the loser between our two teams would buy the winner brunch today. (Our team beat hers by a few points. Insert fist pump emoji here.) (Is there such a thing as a fist pump emoji?)

+ Brunch and nails date with Melissa today.

+ The Indian food that just arrived and the Gilmore Girls episode that T is loading on Netflix right now ;)

+ The plans we have with Paula to play cards and eat popcorn later tonight.

What made you happy this week?

words for the weekend / 21.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

recently downloaded.

The other night T and I went out for dinner and before we came home I decided I wanted a bubble tea (duh). This is only relevant because it gave me an opportunity to take a detour through GAP, which I do often, "Just to look!" Steps into the store, I exclaimed, "Good music!" and started dancing around.*

I didn't have my phone with me so I turned to Tony and accusingly said, "This is why you should have Shazam! I want to download this song but I don't know what it is."

Patiently and wisely, T said, "Just listen to the lyrics. Remember some and search it when you get home."

So I stopped dancing and made an extra effort to listen. I think I even tilted my head. On the way home, I sang to myself, "Give me one good reason why I should never make a change."

And behold! Budapest!

Downloading this song made me think of another song I wanted to download. Completely different vibe but still so good.

What songs have you been listening to lately?

*If you know me, you know that I really do exclaim things. I speak in exclamation points!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

highlights from my bachelorette weekend in hong kong!

Airport beers. #forthemeat "Just go to sleep." The longest immigration line ever. Being almost surprised by Julie. The longest taxi line ever. Driving on the other side of the road. Taxi was like grandparents' old car. "Look at that big... rearview mirror." Getting to the hotel at 4AM. Being upgraded to a suite. Waking up at 8:30AM. The subways are so clean! Everyone is so nice! Spending a long time at Lush. Taking the bus up the (scary because it's so steep) hill to the peak. Shopping for engagement rings. McDonalds in Hong Kong have seasoning for their french fries; why don't we have that?! Surprise cupcakes. Penis straws and champagne. Bathrobes and slippers. Fresh face masks. "Never have I ever..." Hawaiian pizza with stuffed crust. Being sick most of the night :( The biggest crabs and lobster ever. Lunch at The News Room. Stanley Market. Snacks and staying in. Brunch at Brick Lane. Hong Kong Park. Forever 21. (I bought a fanny pack!) Chicken & Bacon Ranch sub from Subway. (Why doesn't Subway on the mainland have those?!) Landing back in Beijing after midnight. Traffic on the highway because of construction. Work the next day.

Did I miss anything, ladies?
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