I can’t believe it’s been 6 years. It doesn’t feel like it.. to be honest, I do not think of you everyday. In fact, there are long stretches where you do not come into my mind at all. But then there would be those instances.. random moments.. when I’ll see Byron and suddenly it just hits me of how he actually came into my life, when I’ll get Chinese takeout and biting into a sesame chicken will bring back memories of countless afternoons of getting Fu Lai’s and squandering the day away watching random youtube videos, when I’ll come upon my badminton racquets in storage and think of mornings spent trying to be active but really we would just end up on the park bench talking about nonsensical things like fiber one and poop. Sometimes it will truly be outta nowhere; I’ll just be riding on the subway and suddenly it’s like the breath is knocked outta me; tears will spring forth for no particular reason, try as I might to choke them down and I’ll just keep thinking ‘why’.  Then there will be times when I see something or watch something and I’ll think ‘omg I have to tell her about it, she’ll love that” There are times, I will still think about what we will do when we’re little old cat ladies, it is a glorious 2 secs and then it hits me, no it won’t happen. And after all this time, I wish I can just celebrate the life you did lead and the happiness you did bring. But it’s hard.. truly hard. I wish I didn’t still think why because in the end does it really matter why when that doesn’t change the fact that you’re gone. Another year without you, I wish I could say it gets easier and maybe it will… for now it hasn’t.

Keep on Keepin’ on…

“Don’t ever pray for a life free from adversity, pray for the strength to handle any adversity.” 

This goes out to you Kimera. I’m in awe of your maturity and grace in the face of adversity and how you handle all the tough shit thrown your way with such class, fortitude, and hope for the future.

I hope I can do that with even a smidgen of your attitude with my situation too.

To everyone out there who may be having a hard time in their personal life, professional life, or any other areas, know that you have the strength of will and conviction to continue to live the best life you can with your principles intact. Don’t let others bring you down to their level (they will only beat you with experience).

Keep on keepin’ on…

 

Stay strong,
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Vegan Dim Sum

Anyone who knows me knows I’m pretty big on dim sum.

Dim sum is basically like Asian tapas eaten for brunch. I have many memories of it growing up as it was really the only form of eating out we did as a family when I was young and we were on a tighter budget.

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I’m Alive!

Hi guys!

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Yes I’m alive!

I just haven’t been feeling like blogging during my busy season. And even though that ended a month ago, I just didn’t feel motivated to get back in the groove with the blog. But I’m definitely working on starting this party up again 🙂 There’s a lot of stuff I wanna do this summer; new places to try and old friends to hang with.

I’ve missed you all and hope everyone has been well. Looking forward to catching up with your posts.

Meanwhile, here are some snippets of what I’ve been up to/enjoying/crying over during the past few months in some photos:

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Rainy Day with Tea (And a Giveaway!)

Hi guys

Busy season has officially started at work and yesterday was the first mandatory Saturday we worked.

But today I’m free. It is a rainy day so I’m just having another solo day at home.

I’m curling up with a cup of Tazo Tea and a cool Kit Kat treat the bae got me from the aussie Kit Kat Chocolatory (we need one in NY!). You can’t get better than customizable kit kats.

 

I actually have a lot of tea stored up so I wanted to do a tea set giveaway for you lovely readers! US residents only. A random winner will be chosen on Feb 19th.

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The tea set will include: Melville Candy Honey Spoons, For Tea’s Sake Sleep Well rooibos tea and spoon; a jar of sugar cubes, and a Mr. Tea silicone tea infuser.

All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know how you like to spend rainy days and what your favorite tea flavor/brand is.

 

Enjoy the mew life,
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The Good Place

Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone.

I am not really into football. Sometimes I do partake in Superbowl parties for the food and such (you know it!) but I don’t have anything going on this year.

It’s my last weekend before busy season starts at work and before I have to start going in on Saturdays to work. So today I am just planning to have a very chill day.

I will be doing a rewatch marathon of one of my new favorite shows of last year/this season: The Good Place.

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Year of The Rooster

Happy Lunar New Year to everyone!

2017 is The Year of the Rooster.

The rooster is a symbol of hard work and diligence; they’re always the first to rise with enormous energy to take on a new day.

May everyone’s hard work pay off this year and bring you all closer to achieving your goals!

Enjoy the mew life,
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