Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Matt Nathanson

After experiencing the full magic and perks of a live concert since June, I have to say I am utterly addicted. Last night, sis and I went to Matt Nathanson's concert at the House of Blues. Oh, what an experience! I think I definitely have a small crush on Matt now if I didn't before.

Too cute, and too awesome. Recommended tracks: Laid, Come on get higher, Still, All we are, and Wedding dress. A night full of angst, sarcasm, comedic relief, and tons and tons of laughter--what more can a girl ask for?

Monday, October 27, 2008


It is interesting how the thoughts of mine are constantly and always triggered by the events surrounding me. Currently in my life, I am bombarded by the news of relatives' and family friend relative's deaths. I guess I am at the age, where the older generation that I have interacted with, have finished their time on earth and are/were ready to move on. I wish I was more apathetic towards these situations, however each incident just provokes more thoughts on life and death...and how people really minute living and breathing, and the next cold and every aspect of their personality gone. And yet the living remain, continue chugging on with the rest of their life, propelling forward the infinite cycle (or should I say recycle?) of life.

This thing called life is such a delicate and interesting topic in which probably would never have a conclusion. For example, if I were honest with myself, I would definitely admit that growing up, being more responsible, and falling in love again is so truly painful and so scary that I don't think I would want to do any of it voluntarily. But yet, like two sides of a coin, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the highs, the freedom, and the feeling of being adored and loved again if I choose to not experience the pain. Why is it that in life, there are so many uncertainties, and it seems that through gains we also suffer losses. Why is it that there are so many detail aspects of life in which we cannot control and keep it positive? Is it truly because without the bad, we would not be able to appreciate the good?

Hmmmm maybe I will just enjoy it for what it is and leave these thoughts for another day, another time.

Monday, October 20, 2008

If it is broken, don't fix it

This post by Dr. Rob is quite inspiring.

How often do we attempt to fix things in which cannot be fixed and in result dig out selves into a hole so deep that we can no longer climb out of ourselves? Sometimes we might just need to stop our selves midst digging and try to remember why we were desperately digging in the first place. I just hope that next time I start to dig again, I'll remember this and be able to step back and reevaluate my notion of digging.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Coming from an Asian family, one would definitely know that baking anything is usually not on the list of bonding activities. I was introduced to the art of baking the at beginning of my third year of college. Though I have yet to try my hand at baking from scratch alone (I've had done it with help before) I love the therapeutic feel of mixing all the key ingredients, working out the dough and inhaling the hints of the possibilities of what is to come of the final product. What I love even more is when the dough is beginning to rise within the oven and the heavenly aroma begins to permeate the apartment, allowing me to bask in all its warmth and glory. *content sigh*

How can one not love baking? Some how it is just able to make everything almost all right.


This site's main theme more so stems from "Grace Kelly" by Mika. There is absolutely no association with Grace Kelly the actress. I only wish I could have 1/2 the grace she possesses on screen. *sighs*