1.31.2014

Happy Lunar New Year!

I celebrated the Lunar New Year yesterday by being Nom Wah Tea Parlor's first customer of the day! Though it was fun to eat alone, I couldn't eat as much variety as I wanted. Learned the hard way that Dim Sum is more fun with more people! Sad to say I couldn't finish my entire order! ):
Minced Beef Dumplings in Soup (perfect for cold days)
Shrimp Sui Mai
Bean Curd  Skin Roll

1.28.2014

"Welcome to the Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance

A karaoke fav as it is ever-so-empowering especially at 3:33!!!!! This used to be my jammies.

Like Cooking?...

...or maybe you just like looking at pretty foods? Well then, get a Yummly account and follow me! It has such an easy to use and beautiful interface. It's basically a Pinterest for recipes of all kinds. I'm addicted.

1.23.2014

Inside North Korea

An oldie, but a goodie. One of my favorite documentaries of FOREVER! I've probably watched this at least 30 times.

My Hero.

Now that is dedication. #icecream

1.21.2014

'The Act of Killing'

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
This documentary is about the lives of executioners post the 1965 genocide in Indonesia. I honestly have yet to wrap my mind about the concept of this film. I left the theatre feeling sad and really, very confused. I'm just having a difficult time understanding what the purpose/message was. All I can say for certain is that this is unlike ANY documentary I've ever seen before.

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Green Tea & Taro Ice Cream
The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is one of my favorite ice cream parlours in all of NYC. My favorites include, but are never, ever limited to Black Sesame, Taro, Zen Butter, and Pandan. I'm SO infatuated with CICF that I sent them a FB message to congratulate them on their 5,000th Facebook like--and they actually responded! And with a wonderful message! As if I couldn't love them more! (:

Nitehawk Theatre

This theatre has been around since 2011. Why haven't I gone here yet?!?!?! WHY!? #2014Resolution

Cutie and the Boxer Trailer

2014 Oscar nominee for best documentary! I really want to see this next!

1.17.2014

1.13.2014

My 2014 Reading Challenge!

   June of this year will mark the 4 year anniversary of my GoodReads account! Though surprisingly this is the first year I've heard and will be doing the 2014 GoodReads Reading Challenge with 25 books as my goal!
   If you're someone who  likes reading or desires to read again, I strongly encourage you to create an account and try the challenge! Pick as many books as you like!
   Why use a GoodReads? GoodReads is a great way to spark your literary adventures by...
  1. Providing a great and insightful rating/review system that depicts opinions of all types of readers.
  2. Acting as a literary diary--recording the progress of books you have read, are reading, and want to read.
  3. Offering a 'Recommendations' section based off of books you have read. This feature also helps readers open their eyes to other genres they may not always consider.
  4. Having a simple-to-use social interface where you can connect/share with friends and other readers around the world.
  5. Simply being awesome and so0o0o0o much fun. Duh!
Okay! So ends my why-you-should-really-really-consider-getting-a-goodreads-account speech! Now start your account on GoodReads and be my 'Book Buddy' P: !

2014 Reading Challenge List:

What I Read in 2013



  via GoodReads

Sarah Ryan

Sarah Ryan via TrendLand.