Art & Fashion





Striped Out

Top worn as dress: H&M (purchase here)
Rings: Tiffany & Co / Etsy

I have always been hesitant to wear stripes because I am still having confidence issues with my body. It is one of those things that I want to gradually change about myself and learn to love and accept it. This jersey top, which is long enough for me to wear it as a dress, has changed my perspective of stripes. I feel a bit more confident wearing it, but it will take me a little while before I can go out in it without a jacket or a sweater thrown over it. What are your thoughts on stripes?

Review: U Jelly Donuts

16051 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

If you are from the Orange County area and a dessert aficionado, you have probably heard of After's Ice Cream. If you have, then you are probably aware that the owners of After's opened a donut store called U Jelly. Besides donuts, they sell an assorted amount of stuffed croissants with fillings like pizza and philly cheese steak. Because Cindy and I arrived quite late into the evening, they were out of a lot of donut flavors. We did manage to score Reese's Peanut Butter, taro, pandan, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and coconut flan topped donuts. If you are big on sweets, you might like this a lot. Personally, it was too sweet for me (much like After's ice cream) so I will give it a 2/5 for flavor but a 3/5 for interesting choices of toppings.

Working Harder

Don't ever, ever, believe anyone who tells you that you can just get by, by doing the easiest thing possible. Because there's always somebody behind you who really wants to do what you're doing. And they're going to work harder than you if you're not working hard.
- Maria Bartiromo
I think this quote sums up everything that I am trying to fight for over the past few years.

Wander Lust: Brighton, United Kingdom PT. VI

Photography: Rhys

Review: Tokyo Central

I have always been a fan of Mitsuwa Marketplace, but the prices have always been quite steep for me. I now only go there when I want to have some cheap ramen from the food court. Not too far away from Mitsuwa was a marketplace called Murakai, but it has since been closed. In replacement of Murakai is Tokyo Central, my new favorite Japanese marketplace.

Unlike Mitsuwa, Tokyo Central does not have a designated food court with varying restaurants in it. Instead, it has a buffet (think Whole Foods), a large selection of fresh sushi, and occasionally, they host varying food events where they set up small stalls at the front of the store testing new drinks or food to sell in the store. Aside from that, Tokyo Central sells a variety of items from house ware, fresh produce, seafood and meat, snacks, beauty products and much much more. You can also sign up for their membership card which allows you to earn points towards future discounts.

Next to Tokyo Central is a Book Off (used books and electronics store) where you can fulfill all of your reading and nostalgic electronic needs. Overall, I absolutely love this marketplace and highly recommend it to anyone looking to try new snacks or to get some Japanese food and goodies!

Art Therapy

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Glow in the Dark

Top: Target (Boy's t-shirt in L - purchase here)
Shorts: TJ Maxx

If you have not watched my live streams, I absolutely love playing Minecraft. As I was strolling through Target getting groceries, I happened to pass by the boy's section and managed to come across a rack full of Minecraft shirts. This is a really soft t-shirt and the best part is that the constellations glow in the dark! What a win-win situation for a $9 top.

Review: Zero Degrees

9822 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA 92683

Cindy is quite a foodie herself and she decided to take me to Zero Degrees, a little drinks and dessert place that serves ice cream, sweets and boba drinks. For my first visit, I decided to get some ice cream since it was quite a hot day. I got the potted sundae which is filled with dairy ice, vanilla custard topped with crushed Oreos and gummy worms. For the amount I paid for ($4-6), I think it was alright. The vanilla was good, but I think it I paid for the aesthetic more so than the dessert itself. I am going to have to give my ice cream a 3/5. Cindy got the chamango which is filled with dole whip and mango ice soaked in chamoy and tajin topped with tamarind candy and lime juice. She gave it a 5/5 (but she also loves everything at Zero Degrees, haha). Next time I will definitely try one of their drinks for a more thorough review of their menu!

Wander Lust: Brighton, United Kingdom PT. V

Photography: Rhys

Starting New Hobbies

I cannot remember the last time that I have painted something realistic and to be honest, I was really afraid to see how it would turn out. I took my time with the BMW M235i painting and it took me a total of four days to complete the painting. After feeling completely thrilled over how the painting turned out, I decided to challenge myself a little further and paint a Lamborghini Huracan. I am glad that I did as it is turning out the way I had hoped it would. I will be sure to post the finished results when I find the perfect neon green paint to complete the supercar. Do you have a new hobby that you have started? If so, do let me know in the comments down below!