Style and Sundry

18 August 2022

Closing a Chapter (On Passion, Purpose and Privilege: Part 1)


A quick glance at the calendar and I am struck with a realization: it has been two months since I officially parted ways with a job title that I strived for over the past five years. Not only that, I have a month left until I step into something new. At the risk of sounding blasphemous, it feels like I am currently in limbo— the not-so sweet spot between liberation from the past. and the uncertainty of the future.

02 January 2022

The One Called 2021


I wanted to remember 2021 in a poignant way, so I figured I’d do it in the best way I know how: through words. 

26 November 2020

A/W 2019: Pumpkin Patchin'

If seasons were colors, Autumn would be orange. But not your typical, bright, obnoxious orange; rather, somewhat like burnt sienna. Still vibrant and warm like its predecessor, Summer, but with a hint of restraint. Like a youngling who, deep inside, is actually an old soul. Or better yet, a grownup who never lost his childlike wonder. After all, if spring is about new life, then perhaps Autumn would be somewhere within the 40s age bracket?

25 July 2020

The Big Switch


A little over a year ago, I decided to live in a more eco-friendly way. For small beginnings, I reduced my consumption of single-use plastics-- like carrying around my own set of utensils, using my personal tumbler when buying drinks, and using an eco-bag for shopping. Throughout the process, I realized that while they may feel quite inconvenient, these tiny sacrifices actually could make a difference.

Out of all my lifestyle adjustments, the greatest one is probably this: ditching disposable feminine products. In lieu of those, I have switched to using a menstrual cup. It's not an option that many are aware of, so I am sharing my story in the hopes of inspiring others to try it as well. Trust me, it's something that benefits not only the environment, but also yourself!

27 December 2018

Getting My First Tattoo


As the year comes to a close, I can only think of how crazy 2018 has been! Normally, I would be coming up with a year-end recap post. But this time around, I would like to dedicate a post to my proudest moment this year and maybe in my lifetime so far-- getting a tattoo!

The date was August 26, 2018. I clearly remember because it was a long weekend, and the timing was definitely one of the many things I considered. I'm not kidding when I say I prepared long and hard for this (saving up some money, doing heavy research, etc.)-- read more below the cut to find out!