Wednesday, February 24, 2010

when you lose someone you love

new york city, february 2010

Traveling alone is the hardest thing I've ever done. On my way to New York, I woke up with the worse feeling that some may or may not understand. Going home from New York was even worse. I literally cried in the plane. Partly because since my Dad passed away, traveling has never been the same. The joy I get whenever I'm at the airport is now somber. I used to love airports but now I'm reminded of the last time I saw my dad alive. Plane rides aren't the same anymore. Waking up in the plane next to complete strangers and not seeing him next to me (I usually sat next to him while my brother was with my mom) brought me to an all time low, I vowed to myself to never fly alone again. I guess it's because traveling was the only thing we did as a family and the one thing my parents were looking forward to every year. Now, I'm going to miss the family trips we used to take. I'm going to miss having a shoulder to sleep on the plane, the late night bus rides to the province, the animals we used to play with, the waterfalls we used to swim under, the beaches we swam in, the luaus we went to, the hassles of getting a passport, the predictable dinners and lunches at the malls, the daily morning breakfast my dad buys me, the shopping we used to do and even the taxi and jeepney rides we used to take while overseas...

Dad, it's been only a year and half since you've been gone and life still hasn't gone back to normal but know that I'm trying my best! I miss you and I love you so much.

♥ kat

the photo above is one of my favorite photos from my New York trip. My Dad would of loved it too :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

bryant park

zara cardigan and trousers, h&m hat and shoes, target tights and gloves, vintage blouse
photo by: carlos griffieth

What I wore to the Chictopia photoshoot at Bryant Park. Nothing special. I was already running out of clothes. Anyway, sorry about yesterday, I just upgraded my photobucket account to pro so now I'm back to normal.

My blog post may be slowing down in the next few days since school is, like always, demanding (but that's what you expect in accounting right? haha). Hopefully as soon as I get through the upcoming midterms, I'll be able to fully blog about the chictopia10 event I attended this month!

under construction

I apologize for how unattractive my blog is at the moment since my bandwidth exceeded for photobucket surprisingly. I'll be fixing it tomorrow (maybe Wednesday). Sorry guys, I've been working on a 5-hour accounting homework, philosophy paper, and business calculus homework for the last few days. Today, I have work (and I MIGHT have to sit through traffic, I work about 25 miles away from where I live and for you LA natives, you know the 405 is NOT FUN) and then I'm going straight to campus to study with a buddy at the library for my business calculus midterm on Wednesday. AHH I hate stress.

♥ kat

in the meantime, you can go to MY TUMBLR till then!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

new york, i love you

new york, february 2010

A sneak peak of an upcoming post about my adventures in New York (thanks to Chictopia!). Hopefully I'll have the time some time this week.

♥ kat

Monday, February 15, 2010

love is in the air

new york city, february 2010

Happy belated Valentines day everyone! Unfortunately for me, I spent the most part of valentines day in New York/airport/airplane. But not that unfortunate since I don’t need a holiday to show the world I love my bf.

Speaking of New York, I just came back from one of the most exhausting yet amazing weekend in New York thanks to Chictopia. The conference really opened my eyes and inspired me in one way or another. I just wished I had more time to blog. Anyway, I wasn't able to take a lot of photos so hopefully I can steal photos from the other ladies.

♥ kat

Friday, February 5, 2010


new york city, january 2009

I JUST made a tumblr!

So feel free to stop by. Not sure which one I'm going to blog with more but we'll see. In other news, I'll be going to New York next week for Chictopia10. I'm so excited!!! Thank you so much Chictopia for this amazing opportunity!

♥ kat

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


  • Film analysis for the film Magnolia
  • Business Calculus online homework

  • Reading Chapters 1 and 2 for Financial Accounting

    In Progress
  • Accounting homework
  • Information Systems homework

    ...and it starts all over again next week.
  • Monday, February 1, 2010

    big bear

    f21 red scarf and leggings, UO jacket and boots, h&m top, target black scarf

    I spent the weekend with my BF and his family at Big Bear. Played a lot in the snow so I didn’t put that much effort into my look (so excuse my hair and makeup haha). Anyway, it was a lot of fun and so much snow! As much as I love cold weather, snow isn’t my thing. It’s hard to dress up without sliding and eating it and being drenched at the end of the day. I love layering and bundling up, but not when I have to make sure my clothes are waterproof (this by the way was taken after snow play and getting ready to head back home).

    Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

    ♥ kat