1. i want to roam the world like i how i dreamt about it. i want to just drop everything and travel with just a backpack. i want to be free spirited and not be tied down by all my responsibilities and run away for just a while.

     
  2. 'I don't understand, in a painting,' he said, 'the love of anything except the love of painting itself.
    — Ad Reinhardt
     
  3. graduation trip (equates to hours on the road + too much food)

    This is a really late post on my graduation trip, but I thought it still isn’t too late to write it all down!

    So, my parents flew over to watch me walk. They arrived a week before, so we decided to take a trip to Toronto. Ray was kind enough to offer us a ride in Pocahontas (his car) for the entire trip (imagine the miles we incurred. yikes.) Toronto was so much warmer than the last couple of times we visited. We managed to score a cheap hotel room with Priceline and discovered that it is within walking distance to the places we intended to go. 

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    This winery was so crowded despite it being located faraway from the city! So we ended up spending some time taking in the scenery and the ambience.

    The next destination was something that Ray thought of and brought up, and we both agreed upon it in 5 minutes. It was a perfect holiday destination when your folks want to unwind and play golf. We booked a room in one of the mansions at Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club and spent two nights there. When we found out that we could have unlimited access to the driving range with just a fee of $20, all four of us ended up spending an entire day practicing our golf strokes. It was a day well spent when we know that we are going to ache really badly the next day. 

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    Brewster Fish House was where we stopped by for lunch on our first day there. The restaurant was a house with windows all widely opened, allowing all the sunlight that we missed out on during winter to filter in. It was an amazing place with delicious food.

    image

    image

    image

    Then we headed out on the beach trail which lead us to a private beach with really calm waters. 

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    Sushi, oysters & lobsters at Chelsea Market in Manhattan.

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    image

    Ended the trip with Times Square, the Empire State building & shopping at Soho! It was 2 weeks well spent with my parents & Ray, ample bonding time for those who haven’t seen each other in almost a year and for those who have never met. I am a very blessed and lucky girl.

     
  4. Around the universe & back.

     
  5. How thin is the wall between us and madness? No one knows what it is made of. No one knows how much pressure it can withstand. Until it gives.

    We all live on the edge.

    It’s just one step. A small one. Some of us sense it; others do not.

    — A Well-Tempered Heart, Jan-Philipp Sendker
     
  6. Winter in Buffalo

    Shot on a Nikon FE2

     
  7. it’s the greatest burden i can think of - wanting to be extraordinary but being mind-numbingly, sickeningly, painfully ordinary.
     
  8. Scanography. The photographs turned out so crisp and the colors are so intense, I absolutely enjoyed every minute of this project. Who could think of such a brilliant idea? Well, I certainly didn’t know this was even possible. 

     
  9. Holga/Diana shoot. 1000000 hours spent in the darkroom (i’m exaggerating) + 100000 hours spent trudging through muddy grounds.

     
  10. Emma Stone’s great.

    (Source: youtube.com)