What did you guys get up to this week? I brunched and patio-drank like a CHAMP, cuddled the world’s cutest long-haired Chihuahua, helped a friend move, and this weekend I’m up north in my tiny home town, helping an old friend celebrate becoming a physician’s assistant! Fancy!
The amazing Freelancers’ Union interviewed me
! I talked about my productivity tips, shared advice for the budding freelancer, and the marvels of scheduled emails.
I CANNOT believe this dress is $30.
As a former expat I have fond (re: hilarious) memories of eating ‘Italian’ food in Taiwan. I loved this essay on Panang Curry Lasagna
Think baked pork chops with a clear soup-like gravy in the Chinese style; steaks fried at high heat for a rare center but a crispy, carbonized texture on the outside and then drowned in vinegar, oil, and Worcester sauce; and accompaniments like fresh-baked bread with pandan-scented dip.
I’ve been told that my voice sounds like Julia Roberts or Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
(you can hear it here
.) This post about your voice and how it affects the way people view you
is super interesting – apparently the sound of your voice matters twice as much as what you’re actually saying!
Even now, I look at photos of my beautiful mother with me as a baby, images so fondly ingrained in my mind, and catch myself trying to compose myself for family shots with my son—hoping that he too will one day look back and think “look at me and my beautiful mother.” If I look at a photo of myself holding the baby, fresh from sleep, with bed-head and pillow wrinkles still pressed into my cheek, I am apt to cringe and tempted to say “delete”—always seeing the images through the eyes of an imagined audience. But with the passage of time (even days), I find that my vanity fades and I see how valuable these candid captured moments are.
Related: a hilarious set of photos about going to a museum with a sulky tween. (I’m sure there are very similar photos of me when I went to Disneyland with my family at 14.)
My summer uniform will consist of grey jean shorts, this t-shirt (or this casually sexy tank), these fancy flop flops, and I love this bracelet that looks like a napkin ring.
I looove this house tour! Apparently, it’s only a matter of time till I paint my walls black.
Helpful! Most asked job interview questions (and suggested responses)
Two songs I’ve been loving lately: Perfect Games // Dissolve Me