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!

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!

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Just Kids

Lately, I’ve been super busy with real life (school, extracurriculars, and finding a job…) but I finally finished reading Just Kids by Patti Smith a month after I started it. I guess I’m kind of late in the game, because it came out in 2010 and won a whole bunch of awards thereafter. After reading Smith’s memoir of her special relationship with the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe, I can see why this piece won the 2010 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Her writing is simply beautiful. Here are my favorite snippets from various chapters:

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