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!

March ’15 in Review

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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!

February ’15 in Review

February had been a super busy month with real life stuff. All 4 of my midterms were this month! On top of that, I was figuring out my future (aka job search) and getting involved with extracurricular activities, which left me with practically no time left to explore St. Louis. Thankfully I had a quality adventure at the end of last month, documented here:

Cherokee Street

Exploring St. Louis’s characteristic Cherokee Street.

Snapshots: Night Visions

WUSTL Olin Library at Night

My campus at night.

It appears that I watched a lot of shows this month. First it was my school’s Lunar New Year Festival and then Kina Grannis:

Kina Grannis – Elements Tour

Kina Grannis Elements Tour St. Louis

Watched a Kina Grannis concert!

Olio

Mediterranean food for Galentine’s Day.

Aaand my monthly media intake:

Books:

TV/Movies:

  • Fresh Off the Boat

Music:

Now that February’s over, I can’t wait for March – because it means SPRING BREAK!! I’m excited to escape this ridiculous cold and travel around California for a week. Follow along with me on the blog!

Thanks for reading!

January ’15 in Review

January 2015 personal lifestyle photography blog review

I had a lot of fun posting about my Texas road trip from December! I still can’t believe that I went to all these places only a month ago:

Climbing Mount Bonnell

Mount Bonnell at Sunset in Austin Texas

Texas’s Majestic State Capitol

Texas State Capitol in Austin

Spelunking at Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns San Antonio Texas

Evening Stroll Along the Riverwalk

San Antonio Texas River Walk Restaurants at Night

Sea World Animal Encounters

Swimming Penguins Sea World San Antonio Texas

Sea World Dolphin & Whale Shows

Dolphin Christmas Show Sea World

Houston Museum of Natural Science

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How to Attract a Butterfly: Cockrell Butterfly Center

A Walk in the (Hermann) Park

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Houston, Do You Copy?

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Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe

Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe Houston Texas

Field of Light

Field of Light by Bruce Munro in Discovery Green Houston

Snapshots: Dec. 26-31

Concrete Giraffe Statue

Afterwards, took a short breather at home (Dallas):

Bishop Arts District

Then finally went back to school in St. Louis…

Playing with Fire at Third Degree Glass Factory

Rhino Head Third Degree Glass Factory

Baby, You’re a Firework

LNYF Fireworks

On the other hand, I caught up on a lot of TV shows and read books during my winter break. Here’s the new media that I’ve been enjoying:

Books:

TV/Movies:

Music:

  • “The Art of Celebration” – Rend Collective

Thanks for reading!