Lazy day – Curry + Ramen

At the beginning of 2017, one of my New Year Resolution was to eat healthier. It started off great, but recently I’m having difficulties staying consistent. There are weeks where I’ll cook healthy meals everyday, and then there are weeks where I’ll eat instant ramen 3-5 times a week.

This week one of my lazy cooking is Japanese curry. I woke up at 6 am to make this curry with ground pork and a lot of mushrooms. Sadly, there was no other vegetables in my refrigerator – it’s a sign that I need to do some grocery shopping. Making curry does not require a lot of time which is why I consider it my lazy day food. I would just throw anything that I find in the refrigerator (preferable vegetables since I’m trying to eat more vegetables), and use Japanese curry roux – Vermont or Golden Curry brand. With just 3 ingredients (including the roux) I was able to finish cooking this in about 30 minutes (without forgetting to cook the rice). My favorite recipes are from the website Just One Cookbook.

When I come home from work, of course I have to give my spoiled dog (Chibi) attention. He usually jumps around on the couch or bark at my sister and I until we sit down on the floor. After, he would crawl onto our lap and turn onto his back for a belly rub. When I get home I’m usually starving, so I made instant kimchi ramen because it’s the quickest option. To make it ‘healthier,’ I added fermented kimchi and some bean sprouts. After, I was just lounging around the house watching Youtube videos, and shows on DramaFever. I should really start being more productive, but there’s something about summer that makes you want to be lazy.

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Work outfit: 4’10 & wearing a midi skirt 

When you’re short, it can be very intimidating to wear a skirt that’s passed your calves. I bought this skirt from Uniqlo back in December 2016, and this is my first time wearing it. When I bought this online, I misread the measurements and the skirt ended up dragging around on the floor even with heels on. It is listed as a midi skirt, but it looks like a maxi skirt on me. For work, I pulled this skirt up to my waist – literally up to where my elbow is. Surprisingly, it stayed up pretty well throughout the day. I’m thinking about getting it altered by about 5 inches shorter in length so I wouldn’t have to wear it super high-waisted. On Uniqlo’s website the color is listed as grey, but it looks more like a lilac color in-person.

Skirt: Uniqlo (similar here) | Top: Liz Lisa | Heels: Yesstyle – size 4.5

– Cindy

Work Outfit: Mock one-piece top

For this work outfit, I wore my blue strip collar one-piece top from Yesstyle. I bought it for days when I’m feeling lazy, or days where I have no idea what to wear to work. My co-workers actually thought it was a two-piece blouse. The fabric material is light-weight, and you wouldn’t have to worry much about layering. It is long-sleeve, which is perfect for the chilly office environment but still light enough to wear outdoors. The back of the shirt is slightly longer than the front, and there is a zipper. I like to wear this with the sleeves rolled-up for a more casual look, black pants, and heels/flats.

Top: size S | Length(Front): 61cm | Length(Back): 67cm | Shoulder Width: 37cm | Bust: 88cm | Sleeve Length: 56cm

Pants: H&M – black capri dress pants in Size 2

626 Night Market + Video Diary

On Saturday July 22, 2017, I went to 626 Night Market located at the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, CA. 626 Night Market is an event held every summer with hundreds of vendors – food, entertainment, arts, crafts, and merchandise. Admission is $5 (cash only), and all vendors only take cash. If you don’t have cash, there are ATM machines throughout the site.

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Sunday Casual Ootd

Happy Sunday! Today, it is about 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) in the Greater Los Angeles area. I don’t usually like to go out much because summertime in California is way too hot for me. Usually I spend my weekends reading, cooking, watching movies, and being lazy all day. This weekend, I actually went out instead of being a hermit crab. I went to 626 Night Market on Saturday, and today I went to grab lunch with my sister and her boyfriend. For my outfit, I decided to wear legging pants (from Uniqlo – size xs altered) since I already got a bad tan line from wearing shorts the previous day, a grey lace camisole with a white crochet cardigan, and brown slip-on shoes (Michael Kors – size 5).

For Lunch, we went to Wood Ranch BBQ. I ordered their signature Tri Tip BBQ (10 oz) with a side of sweet potato fries.
After we decided to walk off all the food we ate at Barnes & Noble. I wanted to buy some books but I realized I still have 3 books that I’ve recently purchased. Fiction and Literature are my favorite genre.
Of course, I can’t forget about the manga section. I was tempted to buy Haikyuu! and Naruto manga. Before heading home, we stopped by 7 Leaves for some Thai Tea.img_0242

– Cindy

Liz Lisa | Checkered Lace Flower Dress – Blue

I bought this Liz Lisa dress from Tokyo Otaku Mode. Thankfully, I was able to snatch it before it went out of stock. I was pretty hesitant about buying this dress because I was worried about the fit in the chest area. Surprisingly, the fit is perfect. This dress gives off a very elegant, classy, and girly feel. From the waist down, the skirt has a gorgeous lace floral detail. I have too many pink dresses, so I decided to buy this dress in blue.

Length: 72 cm or 28.3 in | Bust: 84.2 cm or 33.1 in | Shoulder Width: 38.4 cm or 15.1 in

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My Morning Before Work – Filmed with my iPhone 5

Recently my iPhone 7 died, and I have to go back to using my iPhone 5 again. After not using this phone in over 3 years, I thought why not test the video quality on my iPhone 5 by making a short video about my daily morning routine before work.

I hope you enjoy the video! 🙂

– Stories by Cindy

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