It has been some time since I have flashed my face randomly. SO HERE IS MY FACE!
So this is an extremely belated post. Happy holidays and merry new year to everyone! (Gosh I am so behind lol). Hope everyone had a wonderful time during the holidays!
This year, I really did not have much of anything I want for Christmas. Perhaps it is with age, or maybe I just have everything I want (lol!!) but this year, I just wanted to see everyone around me and happy. Regardless, I received some gifts:
Gifts from Obiwon
|Obiwon says,"MERRY CHRISTMAS!"|
|Clark's Original Desert Boot|
|Symphony milk chocolate with almond and toffee, L'Occitane en Provence Shea Butter Lotion, and a bunch of tea house gift cards|
I GOT MY DESERT BOOTS! For quite some time, I have been throwing FITS because a lot of simple/classic shoes for men do not exist for women. Not long ago, I stumbled upon these boots on the Clark's site, which surprised me as I did not know they made this design for the ladies! This style alone, for men and women, is Clark's #1 seller. Super nice!
Obiwon decided to feed my random cravings and gave me a gag gift of chocolates, lotion, and boba gift cards. Wtf. I know right? But really, Symphony chocolate has been my addiction for much of my school time! So creamy and rich... mmm.. And the lotion? IT IS SO MOISTURIZING! Best I have ever used to be honest. Smells like baby lotion and provides just the right amount of moisture. This is great for men and women as it is not overly oily and scented like many nice lotions out there.
Since I have moved up, I could not find any good tea houses. And because of that, I crave tea houses. This is why I have a bunch of gift cards haha. Thank you Obiwon~ ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
Gift from Natasha
|Bearpaw house slippers|
MY SAVIOR. It is so cold up north! I am not used to this at all, and fortunately enough, Natasha got me these as she saw me walking with my sweatpants being pulled over my feet. (＞。≪)
Gift from Parents
Now, what about others? What did I get them?
This Christmas, my parents urged me (as I did to them and everyone else) to not get gifts for them. I have a job and being that they have raised me up until now (well in many ways, they are supporting me continuously), I must get them something!
|Theory Banff down vest|
For my father! He had a favorite down vest that he wore often, but somehow it went missing. I got him this (but need to re-order a bigger size) as a replacement. He isn't too fond of the hood, but it is removable! Super light and warm!
|Kate Spade Astor Aurelia bag|
Got my mom the original quilt in a creme/rice colored last time. She loved it, but was afraid it would get dirty and so she decided to use it as her "special occasion" bag. I picked a different pattern and got her a black version. Right when she opened it, she started switching stuff into her new bag, and tossed her old one (it was non-leather and started to show really bad wear). So happy she likes it!
MY BROTHER. Yes, I have a wonderful nerdy brother (who makes me even nerdier since I pick up a lot of his likes/hobbies/shows)! For Christmas, I got him a 2TB external hard drive. lol IT IS A WONDERFUL GIFT. He has no excuse; he must download all my shows and movies now. Muahahaha!!
|Audio-Technica LP60 Record Player|
Some mille-fuielle for Obiwon's family! Custom-made and pre-ordered from my favorite bakery in Little Tokyo, Frances!
Aside from my Christmas with the family, lots of food, and the usual gift exchange, I also made some small purchases that month for myself!
|Cheap Monday super slim skinny jeans|
|Wool-blend ivory sweater from Gap|
|Uniqlo striped tunic|
|Wolverine and Spiderman Minimate|
I went to the most awesome flea market in Treasure Island (Treasure Island Flea Market)! There were many local sellers and food trucks (will show more later), and one particular seller sold Minimates! I love toying with figurines, and so I bought myself a Wolverine Minimate, and got my friend Steph a Spiderman one as a small gift for her birthday. I will have so much fun with this. Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ ﾜｰｲ♪
|Uniqlo stirrup leggings, over-knee socks (3 pairs), and extended ribbed leggings|
|Tea&Crumpets recipe book and Toy Story limited edition postcard set|
|Sterling Silver ring|
There was another local gathering some time ago with all local shops. This super thin ring was handmade! Obiwon purchased it for me as a gift and I loved it!! Wore it everywhere until... it got lost?! I got so upset at myself. Sadly, this was to be expected from such a thin ring! I never noticed it when I wore it.
What have I been eating? Let the pictures speak for me!
|Snow Vegetable noodle soup from Liang's Kitchen|
|Garlic gouda cheese with Dill Triscuit|
|Homemade avocado + chicken + tomato pasta soup|
|Alo. BEST ALOE DRINK EVER! (super healthy!)|
|Swedish meatballs from Ikea|
|Homemade fruit parfait with milk tea|
|Jerk Chicken Sandwich|
|Homemade chicken roast with potatoes and fresh mixed vegetables|
Fortunately due to the holidays, I was able to make some time to get some fresh air. Like real fresh air.
|My first rainbow up north|
|When leaving LA|
|Treasure Island Flea Market|
|The view from the island. See the Golden Gate Bridge?|
|Road to Point Reyes Beach|
|Point Reyes Beach|
|Drakes Farm. No oysters when we got there :l|
|Grizzly Peak watching the sun set|
So refreshing. Ahh..
And now, some OOTD's and a mini picture update on Talon :)
|Wearing my new wool-blend sweater from Gap and ribbed-extended leggings from Uniqlo|
|Wearing my new Cheap Monday skinnies|
|Wearing my new Uniqlo tunic and Clarks Desert Boots|
|My Clarks Desert Boots and Obiwon's Clarks Bushacre Boots|
And of course, mini pictures of my baby!
|"Hello ladies~ +゜*。+゜†（´∀｀）†゜+。*"|
|"Oh I did not see you there!"|
|Old man Talon|
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and starting a fantastic new year. Much luck for all!