Category: personal blog

Shyness

When I wrote my first monologue of a post at 18 years old, I never thought at 25 years old I would ever talk about shyness..seriously, it would have seemed like a retrogression of some sort, but I have realized, the older we get, the more self-aware and wiser we become, and I have truly grown from that 18 year old girl I used … Read More Shyness

The fear of being truly you

We all have a crippling fear of completely letting others see who we truly are at times, because we are afraid of judgement and labels. In today’s world where everyone is so digital, we all somehow have an online presence and its scary to know that what we put information out there that is free for masses and masses of people all over the … Read More The fear of being truly you

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Garlic tofu with rice

    A few months ago I discovered a new recipe that quickly became one my favorite meals. I love tofu, but never really knew how I would make it myself but with google only a finger tap away, I have learned a million ways to incorporate tofu into my meals. I am not vegan or vegetarian and do not supplement tofu for meat, … Read More Garlic tofu with rice

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Target dress

Hey friends, It’s been so hot!! I have been living in my work out clothes unless obviously I had to be in scrubs for work, but I have had no motivation to dress up or go anywhere in this heat. I had my share of heat during vacation haha…thats enough However today I decided to whip out my target dress which is literally like … Read More Target dress

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Doing your own engagement photos

     Ian and I recently did our engagement photos, and I decided it would be fun to do it ourselves vs a professional photographer. I know hiring someone would have probably yielded better quality photos but we both are very happy with the photos we got. Reasons I did this: 1. Engagement sessions are usually a good way to choose a wedding photographer and kind … Read More Doing your own engagement photos

Black and white

Hey guys, while on vacation I learnt something that most of us don’t know, “black clothes keep you cooler in the summer” – based on scientific facts. Since I have always thought the opposite – white clothes keep you cooler- I have been embracing my blacks more this summer. Even though brights are fun in the summer and dainty white dresses are the trend … Read More Black and white

A lady’s best friend

Am back home now and it honestly feels good, it’s nice to be back to the norm. Yesterday Ian’s residency program had a dinner party, somewhat formal, so I had to get dressed up a bit. I went through my closet and all my cute dinner dresses are strapless or sleeveless…..but I acquired major sunburns on my arms, chest and back in kauai, so … Read More A lady’s best friend

Island girl

Today is my last full day in paradise AKA Kauai….. I want to cry just thinking about going back to Washington..dull and cold PNW, but all good things do come to an end. My favorite things to do in Kauai were definitely sunrise/sunset watching, people watching on the beach/conversations with strangers(everyone here is so happy…maybe its all the Vit D ha-ha) and hiking because … Read More Island girl

Napali

I have to say Napali coast in Kauai is the most beautiful and breathtaking place I’ve ever set my eyes on. The cliffs run hundreds of miles along the coast and there’s lots of hiking and camping that takes place. At some points on the cliffs, there are arches with little waterfalls in between…I was really looking forward to going through the tunnels but … Read More Napali

Aloha

After adventuring around the island, winding down in the evening and getting dressed up for dinner is something to look forward to. I love this jumpsuit from Charlotte Russe, its super comfy – like wearing pajamas haha The print is also fun and just the perfect outfit for Hawaii Before dinner, we sat by the beach reading and waiting for the sunset Try Audible … Read More Aloha

Kauai adventures

        So far I have been super active in terms of activities in Kauai. It is a very special place I have come to learn, the locals are immensely proud of their island and culture and it is cool to learn tidbits about the land. On my top most photo, I did a waterfall rappel on a secret waterfall(kauai has lots of secret … Read More Kauai adventures

Am not flattered

It seems like spring took a break from us for a while, the weather is back to its old dull state with sprinkles here and there, but am not complaining because I have barely had time to be outdoors anyway. I decided to kill the silence on this blog by taking photos of what I wore on wednesday, nothing too exciting. I have a … Read More Am not flattered