4 Book recommendations from April — June 2020

4 Book recommendations from April — June 2020

I did not read as many books this quarter compared to the first of 2020. April was a difficult month for me and I didn’t touch a single book. As well, with the ongoing pandemic and working from home situation, I haven’t listened to any audiobooks since March. In alphabetical order by author last name: … Read More

Alteration #1: Hollister square-neck crop top

Alteration #1: Hollister square-neck crop top

About eight months after buying my first sewing machine, I have entered into the world of making alterations to my existing clothing. For some reason, that has always seemed a little more scary than just making something from scratch, probably because if I make a mistake it’ll feel like I have ruined everything (yup you … Read More

5 Book recommendations from January – March 2020

5 Book recommendations from January – March 2020

Besides reading subtitles on TV shows, I also read books. In the last six months, I also finally found a way to get audiobooks to work for me. Here are five book recommendations from the ones I’ve finished in the first 3 months of this year. In alphabetical order by author last name: Eleanor Oliphant … Read More

Eating alone in Cleveland

Eating alone in Cleveland

I thought I knew a lot about myself, but this quarantine sure showed me up. My personality apparently only consists of getting drive-thru McDonald’s, window shopping, and going on vacation. All the fun hobbies I’ve cultivated — painting, sewing, crocheting, reading, even watching TV — have turned into prisoner activities that are more for passing … Read More

Chicago: a love poem

Chicago: a love poem

There is something about most cities that suffocates me. Perhaps the sky scrapers or the crowds, definitely the noise. Chicago, however, is an exception to my strong preference for countrysides and lonely ocean views. My obsession with Chicago is well-documented. Of all the places I’ve travelled to, it’s probably the one I’ve raved about the … Read More