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!

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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March ’15 in Review

march 2015 review recap

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, then you’d know that my big event this month was the spring break California road trip! All of the posts from this trip are listed below, as well as other shenanigans from the month of March.

First, I continued eating my way around St. Louis:

London Tea Room

Pastries Dessert London Tea Room St. Louis

Snapshots: Blueberry Hill

Wagyu Burger Blueberry Hill St. Louis

Then began the epic California road trip:

Gong Xi Fa Cai: Chinese New Year Parade/Chinatown

Chinese New Year Lion Parade San Francisco

First off, San Francisco’s Chinatown!

Down By the Bay: Wandering San Francisco’s Piers

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California

My Oh My What a Wonderful Day

Making the most out of our last day in SF!

The Most Scenic 17 Miles I’ve Ever Driven

Movin’ on to Monterey

A Charming Little Town: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

China Cove Point Lobos State Natural Reserve California

Some of the clearest, most beautiful, blue waters I’ve seen

Between Ocean and Mountains in Garrapata State Park

I. Loved. These. Mountains!

Diverse Landscapes in Andrew Molera State Park

Andrew Molera State Park California

Everything’s Bigger in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Admiring McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park California

Sunrise and Sunset in Morro Bay

Morro Bay Sunset California

Our Roadside Pit Stops Along Highway 1

Walking Through Little Denmark in California: Solvang

Solvang California

Feelin’ the So-Cal Vibes in Sunny Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara California Sunrise on Beach

36 Hours in Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Lights at Night from Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

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

LA’s Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo Los Angeles California

Monthly media intake:

Books:

TV/Movies:

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (OMG I love this show!! It makes me so happy)

Music:

Phewww, hope those were enough posts to keep you busy reading for a while! Now it’s time for me to finish the home stretch (4 more weeks of class, what?!) until I graduate. Thus, I’m trying to make the most of my time left in St. Louis. Any St. Louis locals have suggestions for what to eat/see/do?

Thanks for reading!