Monday, May 31, 2010

memories from burma

the last weekend before going home from bangkok i visited    MAESOT which is on the border of burma and thailand. my friend jen helps out at the FUTURE LIGHT ORPHANAGE there. i've been wanting to go forever, and finally i grabbed at the chance to go. there are 30 kids ranging in age from 1 year old to 16 years old. a couple live with them as the "adopted parents." and they have a nanny as well. i had a great time hanging out with the kids, hearing them sing, learning new games, teaching them the three-legged race and going to church with them on sunday. they are a blessing.

ps- if any of you want to know information as to how to help out future light
or give money to contribute to building their school and playground or want
to go visit and spend time with them, please contact me at

save room

Sunday, May 30, 2010

let's go to the discotheque!

donatella was inspired by tim burton's alice in wonderland. but clearly, she was also inspired by the 80's/90's. i loved the mixture of studded embroidery, silver metallic, leather and chiffon/silk materials. such a broad mixture, but the depth is amazing. from thigh-skimming skirts, to studded pants, to light, flowy dresses. she did it all. i wanna go to the discotheque in these outfits or with the last two, to a gala. instead of the little black dress, it's the little white dress! yes yes yes!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

the big ONE

it was moses' birthday today! it's hard to think that i'm an auntie. haha... an auntie for a year now.
i'm glad that stef lives nearby. so now i can visit lots.
the other day i tried to teach him how to blow bubbles to prepare
for blowing out the candle. not ready yet.

mo can walk now too. the week before he couldn't, and then i came
back the next week and he was walking!
i'm proud of him.

mo learned how to unwrap presents. he seemed to like that.
a robot cake! fun fun. he was amazed by the sparklers.
and really enjoyed the cake as you can see.

tea party

ph: foxmilk.

i'm gonna have a tea party/luncheon soon.

even though i keep on reminding myself that i'm bad at arranging parties and events, i still do it. they never turn out well. i'm crazy!

so here goes another shot at it.

i wonder what this one will turn out like? maybe like this?

(i luv backyard parties at nite with hanging lights.)

ps- i made phad thai tonite. i missed thai food. it's not bad.
but i could work on perfecting the sauce.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

close your eyes

i have a confession to make. AND I FEEL HORRIBLE. i let my anger get the best of me. man, i need to be more patient! lately, i've been really impatient. there is no excuse at all. i got angry at someone because they did something wrong.

and in the process of trying to fix it, i ended up smashing something on the ground by accident. no, i did not throw it, it fell by accident. AND I FEEL HORRIBLE.

i was upset not because i broke something, but because of my anger. i let it consume me. I'M SORRY. i prayed about it and i feel a lot better now.

ph: chadwick tyler

"be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."
-James 1:19.

come get it part 2

here are the rest and final photos from that cold, freezing day oh so long ago...
i seriously don't know how i don't look cold in some of the shots.
you just gotta work it. haha...
thank goodness for photoshop! (no goosebumps.)

photographer: flo
makeup: yuki lam
hair: atefeh
styling: alleeneda
model: meeeee

ps- flo submitted them to OUCH magazine in new york
and they got accepted for the sept. editorials! yay for tearsheets!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

i've been thinking of you

phoebe philo

"phoebe philo has always had a great sense of who she is.
that centeredness informs her way of designing clothes
that reflect fashion as it's really lived,
rather than anything artsy or conceptual."

-phoebe philo for celine.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

i am second

nik and nat

this is the reason why we keep on saying that our family should have a reality show. we are soo weird!

and this kid! she sleeps everywhere and anywhere. in any position. it's quite funny.

sometimes she even sleeps with her legs crossed! unbelievable!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

tiff's surprise

so i am here. hanging out with tiff. it's sunday. a nice chill day. a lil dark and cloudy.

i'm taking her out tonite for her bday. it's gon be fun fun! i'm at her house rite now. but actually it's a secret from her. ssssshhhhh!!!!!!!!

she doesn't know. this is what i'm doing: i'm taking her out to the diamond tonite at 8pm. and we're gon have a surprise party for her!!! yeeeeeeeee!!!

surprise surprise!

i like surprises.

so much beauty in dirt

Out of breath and out of cash,
find yourself watching M.A.S.H.,
every night on the couch.
Woman says let's take a drive down south,
roll down the windows and open our mouths
taste where we are and play the music loud.

Stop the car, lay on the grass,
the planets spin
and we watch space pass.
Walk a direction, see where we get.
I never knew nothin' so there's nothin' to forget.
Get real drunk and ride our bikes.

There's so much beauty it could make you cry.

The rich get money but never what they want.
Find ourselves a new place to haunt.
Climb up the fire escape do it 'til the ground looks far away.

Go night swimming, leave our clothes on the ground,
when we get busted we just stand there proud.
It's the truth we all been wrong
make it up and let's move on.
Playing cards we all get to act sly.

There's so much beauty it could make you cry.


ph: margaret durow

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

you take your car to work, i'll take my board

jack mccollough and lazaro hernandez came up with a young, fresh approach to this spring's collection. not that other designers aren't young and fresh. but they looked to their roots: skating and surfing. i loved the idea of building in a track jacket around the dresses. and the tie-dyes! they are baaaaaaackkkk! if i had blonde hair, i'd totally streak it blue or purple. they were designing for the "cool girls they like to hang out with." at 28, i commend them for finally being called "grown up designers."


ps- i made prawn stirfry tonite. and it was deliccccious!