Tuesday, January 16, 2018

2018 New Year resolutions + Photo Journalism of Japan and Myanmar

2018 New Year resolutions
  • Ditch $5.99 Neutrogena face wash. Use my student loans to buy $28 Origin from South Coast Plaza. Your face is your money maker. Take care of it.
  • Read more books. Especially free kindle e-books that come with my amazon prime subscription. 
  • Be mindful and deliberate in my actions. If I want to curse, I will curse and mean every single thing that come of out my mouth. Also, if I want to love, I will love with every ounce of my brain capacity.
  • Show gratitude. Because Oprah says if I do this every day, I will be happier.
  • Write more. Write things that are good, and useful. I want to write something so beautiful that only I can know the how sweet these sentences are meant to be.
  • Listen. Listen with intent to learn, with intent to connect, and with intent to feel. That actually shouldn’t be that hard. I am naturally nosy and gossipy. 
  • Take care of people around me, without expectation. So, a lot of taking care of drunk friends. 
  • Be kind to my body, without overly pampering it. Ok, this resolution, I have already broken multiple times since Jan, 2018.
  • Remember that you, yourself, is the source of the happiness. 
  • Learn how to dance sober. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Shaving my head & Shan noodle

I am practically bald now. You can see through all my scalp and all. Yes, I am 26-year old and bald. It took me over 5 years to be able to own up to the word “bald”. 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Burmese Baby Bok Choy Salad

Your past experience, may be even your common sense, will tell you that bok choys are meant to be boiled, stir-fried or grilled. What if I tell you to fight those biases? Why, you ask? I am here to tell you that one of the best ways to enjoy bok choys is to actually eat them raw. I know this fleshy bonsai-looking vegetable does not look like something that will win the America’s Next Top Salad Green. But, trust me when I say that its seemingly fibrous stem is actually quite tender, juicy and crunchy. Moreover, I absolutely adore raw baby bok choys’ sweet pepperiness, reminiscent of a milder and a more palatable cousin called watercress. The last but definitely not least, compared to lettuce, bok choys hold up their shape so much better after being tossed in salad dressing, making them a wiser choice for packed lunches.

Burmese salad