Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Good morning guys.... or Good evening?
The inspiration for this post came from my obsession with "What's in my bag" videos on youtube! I enjoy watching them so much, so I decided to show you guys what I have in my backpack!
I currently own the "Classic Nylon Clay" from Kate Spade.
(Picture from Kate Spade) 

In the front left pocket, I have the most essential items. 
• mirror
• gum
• lip balm 
• hair ties & bobby pins 
• headphones

In the front middle pocket, I have
• wallet
• pill bottle with quarters

In the front right pocket, I have 
• keys 
• phone charger 

Inside the backpack itself, I have 
• laptop charger 
• laptop itself (not photographed)
• planner
• emergency bag 

The hand sanitizer is hung on the string that closes and opens the bag.

Inside the emergency bag

Well... yes I carry a lot of things in my backpack! I carry around a lot of items I think I might need in case of an emergency or just feel like I should not get out of the house without. I was not always like this (tbh)

Quick dumb story:
I was heading to my dentist appointment and I was running late. This was my first time going to this location and I found a street meter parking right next to the location. I never carried cash and/or change. Now I had to go to an ATM and then exchange my cash for change. Then to my luck, the meter parking was only for 15 minute parking, so I had to go find another parking lot (they all needed quarters). So I finally parked and stuff.
*skips* So I checked my bank application and I realized that my bank charged me an additional fee for using an ATM! So now I lost 5$+ for not having two quarters, which made me very angry because because I hate wasting unnecessary money on things that could have been avoided.
So from that moment on, I prepare for most scenarios that are thrown in my direction.

What are some of your bag essentials you carry daily?

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Just a "going to the mall" outfit

17 June 2016
Hello everyone! Just wanted to share with you guys just a hanging out, going to the mall outfit I was wearing the other day! I'm not a big fashionista, I feel comfiest with sweats and t-shirts, but I try to look decent when going out! 

Excuse the appendix scar :( 

I purchased this backpack for my birthday last month and I love it! I bring it around everywhere I go. For a very long time, I have been looking for a designer backpack after my not-so-designer backpack ripped. So roomy and sturdy, would definitely recommend to everyone who prefers backpacks over purses.  

Saturday, June 11, 2016

DIY french toast!

Hello everyone! How often do you guys crave a specific breakfast, but do not have enough time in the morning to make it? Yes, we all do at one point!  My latest craving was french toast, so me and S (Stephen) decided to make an easy recipe, that I would love to share with everyone!
The recipe (below) took us 12-15 minutes (mostly trying to find the things we needed) and we were satisfied! 
Serving size: 2
What you will need: 
・4 eggs (the yolks only)
・3 slices of bread 
・2/3 cup of milk
・a whisk 
・a bowl
・a pan
・stick of butter (unsalted or salted)
・rubber spatula
・cutting board
・bread cutting knife
*Picture only has three eggs, but four is needed!
1. You will begin by having a bowl, you will mix the 4 egg yolks, 2/3 cup of milk, and a dash of cinnamon in it.

2. You will use a whisk to mix all the ingredients together. 
3. Once done, you will soak the three bread pieces (one at a time) in the bowl. 

Note: We had a little bit of left over ingredients in the bowl, which one more piece of bread can be used! 

4. You will now need to prepare the pan. 
To save butter, you can move the stick of butter in a circular motion (picture is shown above) all over the pan. 

5. The bread pieces are now ready to be put in the pan! 
Cook 1 minute and 10 seconds per side.
You will use a rubber spatula to flip the bread.

6. Now you will need a bread cutting knife (or any knife will do). 
You can cut your french toast in as many pieces are you desire, we did 6 for each bread. 

We set them up like the game Jenga, a tower of french toast! 

You can add fruits to decorate your french toast and syrup!

I hope you all enjoy and have simpler mornings now!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Tourist Attractions not to miss when in NYC!

3 June 2016
Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I have been MIA on this these past few days because of work and all. But I'm back! Well yesterday, since me and Stephen both did not work, we decided to hit of course NYC to see what there was to do! We love going there because every time we go, we always see something we previously have not seen before. Also, we have been very motivated to make steps since it is calculated by our Fitbits so city walking deff kept us moving.

Places we visited: 
・The Ainsworth 
・Mr. Throwback 
・Metropolis Apparel
・10 Below
Stephen too busy on his cellphone!
The Ainsworth
Since we arrived there by lunchtime, we decided to stop by a restaurant called The Ainsworth. 
Previously before coming here, we stumbled upon a video on Facebook of a delicious unique Mac and Cheese burger, which is offered in this location. We knew we had to have it! Since the lunch menu runs from 11am to 4pm, we got an amazing deal. For 16$, we received a starter, one entrée and one non-alcoholic beverage. The starter and the entrée were served in smaller portions, but it was delicious and got both of us full for the rest of the day. 
35 minute walk from Grand Central!

Starter: Chicken Avocado Cobb Salad

Looked and Tasted Amazing!
*: descriptions from their website

StarterKale Caesar Salad

*: descriptions from their website
"One of the best burgers I have ever ate and I'm not a burger person" 
                             Next stop: Mr. Throwback
Stephen has been really interested in vintage shirts recently and we decided to stop by this location. 
It is basically a thrift shop that has a lot of old school t-shirts, jackets, jerseys, and hats. They also had a small location for some wrestling figures, old baseball cards, games and movies. It was a very small location, but it was very cool! Stephen bought a Road Dogg "Doggy Style" vintage WWF shirt that dated back to 1998. 
Following Stop: Metropolis Apparel
This location was much larger and had a vast collection of old jerseys, t-shirts, jeans, foot-wear, and jackets. Even though we did not buy anything, we thought it was a very cool location.

We stopped by a lot of stores in SOHO, but
 our final destination was 10 Below!
10 Below serves Thai-inspired ice cream rolls.
When we arrived there, there was quite a long line, but it went pretty quickly. We were to choose from the numbers 1-8 (below) of the ice cream flavor we would like and have to give our name. They write it in a cup and when our name is called, we get to see a cool show of our ice cream. 
One size, unlimited toppings, cool show = $7.

Left (Me): #2 Monkey Business w/ strawberries, whipped cream, caramel, and granola
Right (Stephen): #4 Cookie Monster w/ strawberries, nilla wafers, graham crackers, and a chocolate drizzle

My outfit:
Cashmere Sweater (similar to this one)
Thong Sandals (here) but also (here)

Overall, for the day I did:
Steps: 26, 361
Distance walked: 11 miles
Calories burnt: 2573

Fitbit Charge HR is being sold here for 21 dollars off regular price!

Hope you all have a fine rest of the day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Highlights from my 19th birthday!

21 May 2016
Happy Wednesday everyone! I just turned 19 years old this past Saturday and I had such a fun day. 
Just wanted to share with all of you the places I visited, the things I saw, and the food I ate. 
Places I visited: 
• Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) in Astoria, Queens
• Sweet Spot in Astoria, Queens, New York
• Black Tap in New York, New York

Museum of the Moving Image! 

      First Picture: Listening to old movie soundtracks! 
Second Picture: Usher's uniform, Radio City Musical, 1949

We were able to sit down and watch an old cartoon show! 
(Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk)

Outfits previously worn by actors!

The flower dress was used by Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire. 
To the side of the dress, there is a body suit he also used for the role.


When we pay at the entrance, the person gives you four coins to use in the arcade center. The arcade center contains many old games, 1960's - 1990's. 


First Picture: We were to twist a handle and be able to see flip animations!
Second picture: Vintage cameras!

My favorite exhibits from the Museum!

So for a specific movie, an alien ages from childhood to adulthood in the matter of a couple of seconds. To create this scene, they used over 100 models to create such a short scene!

First Picture: A Nightmare on Elm Street! 

Second Picture: For the movie The Exorcist (1973), the main character Regan is possessed. One of the most memorable scenes from the movie is Regan being able to spin her head a full 360 degrees. To create this scene, they created a replica of Regan, and her robotic head was able to move its eyes and mouth and spin completely.

This is one of the coolest museums I have ever visited. There is plenty of interactive opportunities, from making your own stop motion animation movie, sound booth station where you can use your voice to alter existing movies, and an arcade center where you can play old games.
• Free admission Fridays 4-8pm
• Reduced price if you bring your student id (18+)

Sweet Spot in Astoria, Queens, New York
After leaving the Museum, me and Stephen went to lunch!

Truffle Mac n’ Cheese
Delicious appetizer for two!

Skirt Steak Tacos
Kept me full for most of the day! 

The service was really nice and quick! 
Would recommend to anyone wanting a quick bite.

Black Tap in New York, New York (SOHO)
The hype is real! 
This location is mainly known for their unique looking shakes and their burgers. The wait is long, so be aware. When we got to NYC, we decided to take the walk to pre-burn the calories we were about to eat. It was more than thirty blocks away.
As we approached the location, we saw a good line circling the location. We were prepared to wait since we have read their reviews on other websites. We waited an hour and a half, but we would have deff waited another hour if we came in a larger group. 
TIP: Go in a small group! (2-3 people) Larger groups had to wait an extensive amount of time.

Left picture (Me): SWEET N’ SALTY ($15)
Right picture (Stephen): THE COOKIE ($15)

The waiter told us to quickly choose what we wanted because the kitchen was backed up. The faster we ordered, the faster it will arrive. We both got The Texan Burger ($17). 
Was it worth the wait? Yes it was. 
Will you come back? Possibly, but glad we can say we tried it!