April ’15 in Review

April has been a relatively quiet month, compared to all the activities of March. In general, my semester is wrapping up so things are winding down! But before I leave (with a bang), there’s still a slew of fun events exclusively for seniors lined up – waaay too excited to study for finals right now! I’ll try to post those updates here. For now, here’s a review of April:

The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Watched my last show at the Fox, Kinky Boots.

Spring Fever

More roommate bonding!

Kemper Art Museum (Vault Party)

Natural

A visit to the Kemper Art Museum before I leave…

Signs of Spring

Bee Pollinating Pink Flower Macro Photography

Practice in macro photography.

St. Louis Graffiti Wall

There’s always more places in this city left to be explored! Glad to cross this one off the bucketlist.

I began a new series of photography-related posts, as I’ve been getting some questions related to this topic. I’m no expert, but I am happy to share what I know.

My Everyday Camera Gear

everyday camera gear

I’d like to know if you’d want to see more photography posts and tutorials in the future? What would you like to know more about?

Thanks for reading!

St. Louis Graffiti Wall

It’s been a while since I’ve ventured around St. Louis! Thankfully that was remedied last weekend when a couple of adventurous buddies and I visited a graffiti wall down by the Gateway Arch. Plenty of talented graffiti artists have made their mark (and unfortunately plenty of non-talents have too) on the mile-long flood wall by the riverfront. In fact, it’s the only legal place to graffiti in St. Louis! We didn’t walk the entire mile (2 miles?), but even then, I scored plenty of colorful photos. Anyone who likes art would appreciate this place:

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Kemper Art Museum (Vault Party)

In all my four years of schooling, I’ve only stepped into the Kemper Art Museum on campus twice. First was when the WǑMEN (我们): CONTEMPORARY CHINESE ART exhibit came along two years ago. More recently, several pieces from the museum’s vault were temporarily on display to the public (hence, vault party). Fun fact I learned from my friend Masha: most museums only display 10% of their entire collection. 10%! Doesn’t that make you feel a little cheated? Better look at them while I can…

Kemper Art Museum St. Louis Vault

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Perfect Photo-Op: Colorful Murals in the LA Arts District

Blogging has been a really cool way for me to read people’s stories from all over the world, connect & exchange ideas with other bloggers, and learn a variety of useful tips. One of these tips was to visit the LA Arts District when in LA. Based on this neighborhood guide,

“Laden with street art, brick walls, bridges and mostly empty streets, the landscape of the neighborhood makes for the perfect photo shoot. Wander for ten minutes in any given direction and you’re bound to end up photo bombing someone’s ad campaign or Instagram.”

So of course I wanted to go take a look! Here’s what I saw:

LA California Arts District Graffiti Mural

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