sharing is caring #17

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This week was all about picnics, hence the image above. Picnicking and reading in the park are two activities that I constantly fantasize about, without putting them into action.

I’m happy to report that I picnicked a lot this week and even checked out Governor’s Island, for the first time! I’m starting to appreciate ferries as a mode of transportation, only when its nice out of course.

With that said, below are some interesting reads of the week.

1. Note to self: create an itinerary with Google Maps when planning for trips per this article. And it’s so true that I end up spending more time researching the day of, instead of having stress-free stay during my vacation.

2. Speaking of travel, what a lovely way to explore a new town! And adding literary pilgrimage to the list of things to my bucket list. Read More »

2018 : tv shows, half year check-in

I’m not ashamed to say that I’m a TV junkie. And below are some shows that I spent endless hours watching.

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Madame Maisel (Season 1)

What a great show! I binge-watched the first season and can’t wait for the second season! It’s such a feel-good, women-empowerment, witty, and enjoyable show that I can’t stop raving about it.

But if I had to put on a tv critic hat is that the characters are a bit too cliche and stereotypical. And perhaps that’s what makes the show easy to watch, but hope that they add dimensions in upcoming seasons. Read More »

upping my salad game

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I successfully packed salad for lunch twice last week. It was a pretty good start, but I want to up my salad game to make this into a habit.

To start on the right foot, I’m going to compile some interesting notes about salad making and report back on my progress.

8 Common Salad Mistakes
Per this suggestion, I’ll take my salad out of my tupperware and eat it out of a bowl, even though I sometimes wonder how clean the dishes are at work.

Simple enough recipes to try next…
Ultimate Caprese Salad
Kale and Granny Smith Apple Salad
Avocado Caprese Salad


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book shopping list : june 2018

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I come across various books and I often buy two copies of the same book (Kindle and paperback version). However, I’ve also found myself unsure of which book to buy, next, when I’m browsing on Amazon.

In hopes of streamlining my future book purchases, I’m going to create a list of books that I’m interested in at various points of my browsing.

They are in no particular order.

June, 2018
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story
So Good They Cant Ignore You
Barking up the Wrong Tree
Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays – Gay Talese
The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream


Photo by Chinh Le Duc on Unsplash