Sunday, November 25, 2012

"Pourquoi tu gâches ta vie?"

Playing: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me-Dusty Springfield
Just a little update about everything going on in my mind right now. I'm trying to convince myself that I could be happy in Los Angeles. I've always loved Los Angeles, but for so long now, I've had it stuck in my head that I need to move to New York or London in order for me to be happy, but now I feel so lost and I don't know what I really want anymore. I've never felt cool enough for Los Angeles, but then again I feel like I would be so lost in New York if I didn't have any friends there to help me adjust. I just need to stop thinking so much and go outside of my comfort level, so that I can go to New York. Hear that Alexander Wang? I'm coming.
On to happier topics now. I went to go see Antigone and my friend, John Paul, was working one of the food stands, so I took a photo with him, but my camera struggles with taking clear photos in the dark, so now you get to see John Paul and me looking blurry as if we're "regenerating" according to Sabrina, who played Antigone. So many of my friends starred in Antigone, so I knew I had to go watch them perform. Plus I read the play last year in English class.
Over the weekend, I went to Mitsuwa to pick up some of my favorite snacks/drinks in the world. Tina got me hooked on these chips and now the Trader Joe's version isn't good enough for me anymore. These are so fluffy and cute with their little heart shaped waffle design. The peach water is seriously my favorite drink and I can drink it just about anytime ever. While I was in Japan, I drank two of these everyday, when I wasn't drinking melon soda or various other cutesy drinks.
Oh and here's an outfit I wore sometime to do some errands. I'm wearing a Zara collared blouse, a now winter staple Hawkings McGill sweater, Mango jeans, Madewell boots, and a Burberry Prorsum purse. By now, you've probably figured out I love wearing colored jeans and wearing Burberry. I'm seriously tempted to do a Burberry challenge like I have to incorporate something Burberry into every outfit of mine. Also, I should take some outfit photos in some other places for once.

The title is from "Elle Me Dit" by Mika. I chose that because it translates to "Why are you wasting your life?" and all these hardcore fobs ask me that all the time, since I like having fun and I'm a rebel by Asian standards. They always criticize me for drawing during class, dancing with my friends sporadically, not learning Chinese/Japanese/Korean, listening to "trashy music" (by their standards, anything that isn't classical music or K-pop),  admiring people like Tim Burton/Holden Caulfield/Ferris Bueller/Anna Wintour, screaming a lot, etc. and I'm getting tired of it, so dear fobs, do keep in mind I'm not one of you. The standards for my life are that of your typical American teenager, not one that lives in whatever country you're accustomed to. End rant.

Edit-I'm not mad at all fobs nor do I think fobs are bad people. I'm just mad at them for always trying to interfere in my life and for making me feel like I'm wasting my life.


  1. You can't even imagine how much I like it

    you should set up a blog purely of food and snacks for me to cry over- they always look insane, and so much cuter than the British ones.

  3. How lucky are you to live in California where you don't need those socks haha :D I love them but I have to admit that not having them because of the sun would be amazing as well :D

  4. Milex-Which part do you like? (:

    Caitlin-I LOVE THAT SONG. I want to set up a tumblr for photo drops. If I set it up, I'll give you a link. ^^

    Francois-California is nice, but I bet Belgium is lovely! We should switch places for a week or two that way we can enjoy each others homes. (:

  5. I think LA is awesome! the weather is always nice, no snow, unlike here. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side, lately I've been thinking of moving back to the west coast, I'm just so sick of Ottawa :(

  6. don't let the fobs get you down! love your blue gold outfit :)
    xx mili

  7. Loooove your outfit, the colour combo is fab :) xo

  8. Pop Champagne-Los Angeles is wonderful, but I've been hoping to get out of southern California for so long now. It's a great city and I guess I just have to find my niche there.

    Sharmili-Thank you!


  9. i love your blue and gold outfit! and the burberry crossbody is tres chic!

    don't worry about fobs.. you're american asian and you seem to do very well in school even though you enjoy regular teenage things! you're all good!! btw i LOVEE the peach drink too!!

  10. I never been to LA actually,
    only to NY twice. I love NY!

    I want to go to this Mitsuwa
    shop and buy snacks and drinks

    What is a 'fob' lol. Either
    way, keep doing what makes you
    happy and ignore those uh
    fobs and their stereotype
    thinking c:


  11. I love mango pants! i had a pair of cords that were my favorite and i wore them so much that all the cording on the back wore off. i wish i could replace them but i think they are long gone. love yours!

  12. the snacks look delicious and I love peach water too!!<3 society with their stereotypes is stupid, I think...
    and I love your outfit:D

  13. I want to try peach water! Love your blog xo

  14. Lisa-Thank you! The peach drink is the best! ^^

    Ice Pandora-Fob stands for "fresh off the boat." It refers to someone that isn't completely culturally assimilated into the culture of thew new country they're living in. Like if I moved to Russia, I would have no understanding of Russian culture, so I would be a fob there.

    Christian D. | The Plumed Nest-Thank you! I used to own something like four pairs of corduroy pants. As you can tell, I really liked them.

    Prisilia Felicia-Right on! Also, thanks!

    Jaz xo-Thank you so much! Your blog is so lovely!


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