I’ve never seen campus look as beautiful as it did yesterday.
Breakfast with friends @ Capogiro
I turned 20 yesterday.. Too crazy to digest. No longer a teenager, but I guess I’m still not old enough to be an official legal adult.
Thanks to everyone’s lovely and thoughtful birthday wishes, surprises, and gifts that made my busy day a happy and joyful celebration. And here’s thanks to my family who brought me leftover sweet potato pie, reused decorations, and a substitute 0 to our third-hand 2 over the thanksgiving break.
Thinking about you today. Celebrating everything we’ve had and all that we have now.
Celebrating my 20th birthday early with the family @ Shanghai Asian Manor with delicious xiao long baos & everything else good before I head back to Penn tomorrow.
Holidays will never be long enough.. but I’m glad they force me to take out my DSLR. No crappy iPhone photos.
Union Square’s Holiday Market
Last photo is of an adorable jam stand: http://thejamstand.tumblr.com/
The Koh Family picks their own Christmas tree. At Jones Family Farm
I am thankful for family, for friends, for warmth, for food, and for love. I can’t express how happy I felt to have my friend, my brother’s friend, and my sister’s friends come over and celebrate with us this year. We had great conversation, continuous laughter, and really really big food bellies by the time we were going for the (fortunately successful) apple pie.
And every Korean family can’t have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner without Kimchi and Scallion Pancakes!
I am so blessed and it’s times like these that make me realize that I should never take family and friends for granted, because that’s taking happiness and love for granted, and that’s taking God for granted. I have to go back to school in a few days to tackle exams after papers after exams and more exams. But I’m completely okay with that because I have so much more.
Treasures in the house.
What I love about hosting Thanksgiving is that everyone contributes to the meal. Everyone had to work and had a part to play to create a beautiful homemade feast for our friends. I had so much fun cooking alongside my friend Amanda, who visited us again this year from Maine!
(Prepping the Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Apple Pie, Apple Cider, Cranberry Sauce & Spinach Artichoke Dip)
Honey’s Sit n Eat with 2 beautiful ladies for Sunday brunch. I feel incredibly blessed to have grown so much spiritually with them and to be able to keep each other accountable through this entire year.
Working backstage at the Penn Fashion Show, ‘10 Years Gold’
It goes in waves, but there’s no denying that I miss Korea every winter. All my memories tend to lead me to a cold Seoul.