We fell in love at the seaside.
We fell in love at the seaside.
Summer has finally picked up – the temperature is warm and the sun is shining. What better way to enjoy this weather than hitting the beach?
I found this sign to be awfully ironic, considering right behind me you can see that people are clearly swimming in the ocean. I suppose that’s Manhattan Beach, for you!
Polka dot dress – H&M, cardigan – H&M, hat – Ross, Bag – Tylie Malibu, Sunglasses – Prada, shoes – Ralph’s
I was glad to finally have an opportune moment to actually wear my hat within an appropriate context so as not to look silly. It was also a great day to finally wear my thin, polka dot H&M dress that I had purchased a few weeks ago!
I was actually wearing my L.A.M.B. Guru wedges today, but found that the $2.99 jelly flats I bought at Ralph’s (yes, you heard me – Ralph’s, the grocery store!) that I had packed in my purse came in very handy for hitting up Manhattan Beach.
Cheers to 15 and counting.
Benita passed on to turtle Heaven this afternoon. I had her since the end of June when we found her in the middle of the road in Lakewood Country Club while driving around the neighborhood one night. We buried her in my backyard today.
Rest in peace, Benita. I’ll remember how cute you looked during your little morning strolls around the front patio, basking in the morning sun.
Here’s a map of my travels from January 2011, which consisted of stops at the following places:
Click on a point on the map to read the description/see the destination name.
View Travels – January 2011 in a larger map
After a conversation with a friend regarding the last time I had seem him, I realized how forgetful I am and the benefits of having blogged daily/memorable events in life. He had claimed we had last seen each other 3 years ago at a local restaurant (which no longer exists), and I had thought the last time we had seen each other was 3 years ago in Berkeley when he happened to be in town visiting. Apparently, the Berkeley encounter happened prior to the local encounter. Furthermore, apparently he even recalled that I had said I had never been to that particular local restaurant before. I, of course, have absolutely no recollection of the incident nor do I even remember the existence of the restaurant.
Well, enter the powers of the internet. He recalled that I had blogged about our lunch outing from 3 years ago and decided to Google it, simply searching his name with my blog username. Low and behold, I had indeed posted a blog entry about our lunch outing, in great detail, actually. There was the proof, posted on my old Blogspot blog.
This made me realize how much I’ve lost in terms of memories ever since I got lazy and tired of blogging detailed entries and posting photos. This also made me realize the power of blogging – revisiting old memories that had since been forgotten but are nonetheless interesting to reread and reminisce.
I’m a bit scared that I will forget a lot of things I have done or things that have happened during the period(s) of time that I had neglected blogging. Of course I remember certain events, but not on a well-detailed level. I’m sure I have forgotten a lot of “little” events, though, that would have been nice to read about in the future and remember.
With that said, I will try to be a better blogger, not necessarily for the reader but for myself and my own life documentation.
25 years old [03.07.1987]. Half Chinese (Hong Kong) half Filipino. Year of the Rabbit. University of California, Berkeley (C/O '09). B.S. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Always in search of ways to feed my coffee, shopping/fashion, art, literature, and music addictions.
This is my blog of musings and randomness. Welcome to my life.
FYI, my last name, Ngai, is Cantonese (it's Wei in Mandarin). And if you do not know how to pronounce it correctly, "Nye" will do. ;]
See also: http://www.denisengai.com