Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lunch at Elephant









Top: Nordstrom?
Skirt: Anthropologie
Shoes: Vintage
Necklace: vintage
Bracelets: flea market in Mexico
Sunglasses: from the Hong Kong Museum of Art gift shop



Ruffle detail:



Location: Elephant Deli, NW Portland

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rose Garden





Dress: thrifted (thanks mom)
Belt: vintage
Shoes: thrifted







Location: Rose Garden, Portland, OR

Monday, July 25, 2011

Starbucks: Japan

Whenever I'm in a metropolitan region of Japan, the first thing I want to do is go to Starbucks. Despite many resemblances to its American counterpart, Starbucks Japan is a whole lot more bad-ass.
First of all, it offers the elusive "Short  size", which is a size smaller than the smallest size in the US, the Tall size. Secondly, it offers special beverages that are not  for sale in the US.


In Winter of 2008, my favorite drink was the Tiramisu latte. This is an image of the back of the cup, which I was surprised to find in English, and more surprised to find the English free of grammatical errors.



More recently, in Fall of 2010, I fell in love with the new flavor Creme Brulee!







I must have had one every day I was in Osaka. I even tried it Iced, though it disappointingly tasted just like a regular iced caramel macchiato.



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dusk and Color









Top: Walmart (No joke)
Skirt: vintage



New Category Alert:
Fall-Winter side-by-side comparisons:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Taipei: My Future Home

Well...in a little while.

What a coincidence, the same month I decided to move there, Nylon Japan did a street snap of Taipei.
Soon this will be my fashionable new home!








Source: Nylon Japan, June 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Korean Airlines

Flying out of LAX to Hong Kong via Seoul was my first experience on Korean Airlines. They had just released a new fleet of very outstanding airplanes that were to operate on some of the more highly-traveled routs (i.e. LAX-Seoul Icheon).
These planes were very luxurious. Some of the most awesome things about Korean Airlines:


1. The seats were wide and comfortable, the entertainment was rad (Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and American movies all with subtitles in every language), and I was given as many  honey roasted peanut packages as I deemed necessary for a 10 hour flight.


There I am in my seat. Look at all that room!






1. Safely video is shot like a low-budget sci-fi movie. Check out this girl's creepy face! Awesome!





2. You can fall asleep without worrying about missing dinner or duty free. It was never really clear to me where to place these stickers (face, body, pillow, chair...) but somehow I was awoken for meals.



3. The food was AWESOME. I told all my Korean friends before I left that I hoped I would get to eat kimchi AND bibimbap on the plane. Well, I got BOTH. That's right, I even had a second helping of bibimbap, no questions asked. They even give you an instructional menu.





Drains of Taipei

My last drains diary in Taiwan was back in 2012 , and I looked forward to updating it with a couple new finds: