Lofty Mount Lu by Shen Zhou | Blue Birds at Night by Watanabe Shotei | Pear Blossoms by Qian Xuan | Apricot Blossoms and Peacocks by Lü Ji | Plum Blossoms by Sun Long and Chen Lu | Moran Hojeopdo by Joseon | A Pair of Peacocks in Spring by Imao Keinen | Summer. Blooming wisteria and fish by Watanabe Shotei
I’ve been at my current studio for 3 months now and still have no idea what to do with the walls. Miraculously, I have more than enough cabinet and closet space, so I prefer the open area to be as minimalist as possible, but it’s hard finding where the aesthetic crosses into sterile. (For comparison, my old studio in Boston.)
Strawberries over red velvet french toast @ Yolk in River North. I struggle every time with the sweet vs savory brunch conundrum, but I couldn’t refuse what was essentially a grilled red velvet cake complete with buttercream swirl.
Long weekend food recap:
- Rou jia mo with cilantro
- Lunch spread with green beans & potatoes, baby bok choy, peppers, lotus root, mapo tofu, and red bean porridge
- Braised pork belly (BEST)
- Freshly-baked bread loaves (plain and cranberry)
- Peppers drying in the sun for homemade ground red pepper / paste
- Mashi (classic Shaanxi comfort food) + fusion mashi for my brother (because he still won’t eat most vegetables)
- Mom felt like roasting a turkey just in the ~spirit of Thanksgiving
Spent the break eating a lot, catching up on sleep, and seeing decade-old family friends. Watched Catching Fire in IMAX, loved it. Having @cmao with me the whole weekend shamelessly fed my sister complex; I wanted an older sister when I was younger and now I just collect a brigade of 妹妹s. Thankful that Clare didn’t give up on me when I mistreated her circa 2007, thankful that my taste in azn girls vastly improved since then. (▰˘︿˘▰)
Sampling: oolong, jasmine pearl, golden tea. #vscocam #teahouse (at Lock Cha Tea House 樂茶軒)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983) Vs. Seven Nation Army (2003)
(Source: skeppsbrott)(653,457 plays)
Friendsgiving potluck appetizers (green bean casserole with fried onions, beef and cheese lasagna, cornbread, pumpkin bread) & the only deep dish pizza worth eating in Chicago @ Pequod’s. Last day before a long weekend, and is it bad I’m already dreading Monday? Clients that pretend a “by end of year” deadline doesn’t actually mean December 20 (is anyone productive from 12/23 - 1/1?) … … … I’ve also made 3 attempts to see Ender’s Game in theaters and was foiled every time — starting to think the universe is not-so-gently telling me to just let it go (likely for good moral reason).