#FREAMsgiving

This year was supposed to be my first Thanksgiving staying in New York, so I figured I’d gather my motley crew of friends and do an epic feast of sorts. Turns out I’m now in the Bay stuffed to the gills from the most incredible array of traditional Chinese fare courtesy of Auntie Shang (maybe…

LUST COVET DESIRE

Since transitioning to an ad agency and working from SOHO instead of Midtown, I’ve been indulging in sneakers, destroyed boyfriend denim and baggy knits/sweaters more often than I care to admit. By “more often than I care to admit,” I may or may not mean everyday. (Sorry Mom!) But what else do you expect from…

Comeback Kid

It’s marginally embarrassing how long it’s been since I’ve last written a blog post. I use the term “marginally” very loosely, for there are wide margins (eg: the Yankees defeated the Angels by a gaping margin of 14–7 last week) and narrow margins (eg: please set the margins of your 50-pg thesis paper to .5″…

BLACK ROSES NYC

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know I’ve been running. A lot. It started as a simpler 9-miler after I finished the “Insanity” program just to prove to myself that I could do it. And somehow progressed into a half-marathon through Central Park, down the Westside Highway and over the Brooklyn Bridge…

“Parallel Lives” by James Jean

Let me preface this post by saying that I’m not an art critic or connoisseur or snob or collector by any means. I get invited to the occasional art show, my creative friends are all pretty amazing in their respective fields and sometimes, I grow super passionate about the work I see. James Jean is…

NAPA, CA

Immediately following the U.S. Grand Prix, I headed west to Northern California for some much needed R&R. Mama Shen’s birthday aside, the last time I requested two days off was back in May for a friend’s wedding in Cabo, so a “vacation” has been long overdue. Unfortunately the weather god’s weren’t on my side (nor…

United States Grand Prix

The last month has been an absolute whirlwind, but in the most extraordinary ways possible. I figured I’d at least try to post a few snippets of the going-ons in my life, if for no one else but to see but my mom. (Hi Mom!) For those who don’t know, Pirelli just wrapped up its…

@EMMULATE: Instant Gratification

Like everyone else and their hip-iphone-toting mother, I got bit by the Instagram bug. And hard. I love the incredible ease of micro-blogging: it doesn’t require the photo editing process blogging requires (my nemesis in life) and is like Tumblr, but for super dummies with extreme ADD. Thank goodness for the brainiacs in the tech…