The Perfect Winter Pair | My Current Reads ft. Warby Parker Glasses

My mom used to tell me to turn on the lights whenever she found me reading in the dark. “If you don’t listen to me, you’ll end up wearing glasses.” I must’ve been a committed night time reader (and maybe not always the best listener haha) because here I am now, wearing my fifth pair. … More The Perfect Winter Pair | My Current Reads ft. Warby Parker Glasses

Holiday Shopping Guide | Supporting Small Shops, Ethical Businesses, and People of Color

My favorite holiday is Lunar New Year but a good second would be Christmas. Christmas at my house never matched up to what we saw on TV (we didn’t have that ABC family special type of holiday), but I really think that’s what made my childhood growing up in a working-class Asian immigrant Buddhist household … More Holiday Shopping Guide | Supporting Small Shops, Ethical Businesses, and People of Color

Shop Small and Consume Less | An Infographic on Shopping Intentionally

I have such a complicated relationship with social media. Since I’ve been on summer break the past few weeks, I’ve been spending more time on it. I love the ways folks use these online platforms to create unique and engaging content to build meaningful connections with others and to talk about passions and issues important … More Shop Small and Consume Less | An Infographic on Shopping Intentionally

Self | Love Abundant

  and i wonder what it means to love myself unconditionally, peeling off the layers of insecurities i’ve learned to pile on. to un pack these internalizations of self-blame, fear, and pain buried deep inside.   my thick hair sprouts forgiveness, scars canvassed on yellow and brown. when i look at my hands, i see … More Self | Love Abundant

Mother to Mother | Love, Soup, and Cookbooks

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all the different kinds of mamas and mama figures out there and beyond. On Sunday, I hugged mommy, called goo goo (auntie), and whispered prayers to both my ma-mas. I’m thankful for their constant love which shows up in different forms and ways. I’m also thankful for and empowered by the ways … More Mother to Mother | Love, Soup, and Cookbooks

Late Nights

Summer’s been on my mind a lot. One of my favourite things about summer in LA is when the temperature gets warm enough at night that you can go out in a tee and shorts. This playlist is for those late nights when you’re driving home, hanging out with your friends, and lounging.

(Green Beauty) Skincare Journey | Current Morning and Night Routine

When I started getting acne in my late teens (after high school and during undergrad), the first thing I did was turn to beauty magazines, TV commercials, and Google. Mostly, I turned to harsh products. All I wanted was to have clear skin – I don’t think I was at a state where I was … More (Green Beauty) Skincare Journey | Current Morning and Night Routine

Three Bows

she prays. knees bent to the hard floor. in certain angles of light, her hair glistens in a shade mixed between mahogany and burgundy. autumn brown. maroon. a necklace of black beads rests in her hand, as she feels its slick surface with her fingers, softened from work. i wonder what she prays for. is … More Three Bows