Thursday, November 19, 2009

A few thoughts of the moment

  • Some bloger said that Kraft Mac & Cheese and Columbia Crest Two Vines Merlot is a perfect food and wine pairing. I'm wondering if I should give Merlot a second chance?
  • The ugly + obnoxious interns seemed to calm down a bit, not a whole lot, but a bit.
  • There are several items that I absolutely want to own at the moment (they are also absolutely not necessary). What should I do?
Pointy Sleeve Jacket by Stolen Girlfriend Club
Pu Shoe
Miyazaki character from Princess Mononoke?
  • I'm obsessed with The Oatmeal's Comic, the "15 things to know about coffee" cracked me up all morning.
  • The scarf is called Cashmere Souffle. Irresistible? I think so.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cheap Thrill

These super soft shea butter socks from Bath&Body Works might be the best five bucks I have ever spent...I'm feeling extra pampered at the moment. Definitely running back to the store tomorrow to get more

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just when I thought it sucks to be a kid.....

Monday, November 9, 2009

She must has a lot on her mind....more than me perhaps.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


很久不看小说,觉得那是很奢侈的举动。 很久不听中文歌,因为那些细腻的情感离我太远,又好似离回忆很近,谁的回忆呢?


80 后是一种宿命。无论我听多少德沃夏克,逛多少美术馆,看多少遍显克微支,我还是那个听到陈奕迅会感伤,看到网络文学会哭鼻子的女生。








Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hello, my name is Coco and I'm a shopaholic

It all started the day I signed up for the CFA and voluntarily gave up all of my free time, or wait, maybe it was when I started working till 8pm daily, or earlier.....Anyway, the point is, ever since my only activities as a living being got reduced to working, studying, occasional eating, and some sleeping, I've been online shopping like nobody's business!

Seriously, it's like the only non-time consuming, cheer-me-up hobby I have left :( No more free day to wonder around museums, no more Mozart and Dvorak even when I bought the ticket already, no more semi decent Pinot at fancy bars.....Sadly, online shopping is all I have.

Last night, I bought my fifth pair of boots in two month. Literally two minutes after that, I encountered the most amazingly chic and slightly edgy vintage dress ever! It was a wool shift dress with a long stretched triangle leather piece in the middle. Gray dress, black leather, it couldn't get any better. Did I mention it is vintage too? Sadly at that point, I was still nursing over the guilt of buying the boots, so I hesitated, told myself to sleep on it, and if I still wanted the dress tomorrow (of course I will), then I'll buy it and not drink starbucks for a week or two.

As predictable as I am, I came to the office in the morning and immediately checked on my shift dress. Status? "SOLD"!! My heart might have skipped a few beats when I saw it's still bleeding....Now, should I continue to cry over my lost dress or take some drastic measure to stop this compulsive shopping habit??

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Miss Restless

Studio Cabrelli
Quiet and uneventful day. Got my picture taken for my profile on the company website. One coffee and a skim latte later, I'm here, catching up on the latest City episode, downloading all of Joanna Wang's music, and maybe, doing a bit work in between.

I'm feeling a little restless. Satisfaction in life always seems temporary. Channeling my inner Carrie, I couldn't help but wonder about all the days gone by, what ever happened to the once seemingly unlimited possibilities of life?

Sometimes I get the urge to pack a bag and get on the next plane, wherever it goes. A few times, I dreamed about going to that silent temple in India. Or maybe Barcelona, for Gaudi.

Joanna's music is playing in the background. She reminds me of Shanghai, the city that's forever reminiscing of the good old days. For a while I grew quite bored of that complex everyone seems to share, but ever since I made that documentary, it brought me right back to where I started.

Loving the quiet tree lined streets, loving the lazy afternoon at coffee shops, loving the old man in suit and old fashion hat, and loving the bitter cold winter that never snows...
Solange Wilvert by Yelena Yemchuk

Monday, November 2, 2009

Vera does it again

Far from been original, but I, like everyone else on this planet, am fascinated with Ivanka's wedding dress. In fact, I'm almost ready to throw away my entire belief in strapless gowns.....almost...

Still, I think this style fits me better, as long as we are shopping in the "cover my shoulder" department.

By Vera Wang

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I today

Is it because of my new pink Dior nail polish? Hmmm, maybe. When weeks pass by like days and leaves fallen off trees before I even notice, pretty nail polish remains my comfort spot. I have been very adventurous lately, trying on new colors like jade, hot pink, and red. Truly rare for someone who swore by pale pink and french manicure for years. Now where is this post going? The point is, there's no such thing as too much pink or too many nail polish!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Status: Employed

Haven't updated in a week. In the last seven days, I bought a very pretty jade color nail polish, reviewed all too many OMs, almost got over a terrible cold, but the best part? Well, a full-time offer two month before the end of my internship. I haven't sign the contract yet but it sure feels good thinking about my business card, my profile on the company website and the fact I can finally stop job hunting for a while......

Sadly there's no time to celebrate since my life is and will be dominated by CFA for the next six weeks or so. I'm thinking of getting myself a nice present if i pass, hmmmmm what should I go for?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Only if I can wear them to work..

To satisfy McQueen shoe mania and height complex at the moment, and for your amusement:

Fall into a Garden

Just like how I feel about the season. Only, the color tone adds a bit of warmth....

Vogue Italia

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sometimes, we just need a little reminder of the love and support we have in life. At least that's what get me up in the morning ;)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

When life start at 6 am with GAAP, SEC regulations, and "going concern" assumptions, I truly, sincerely, do not have much to blog about. Wait, maybe I can write about the fact that I spent three hours number crunching then writing about a metal plating company only to find out that it is off the market? Oh how sad, all the opportunities we miss in life.

Oh one more thing, I recently spotted this photo from someone's blog. It caused a huge urge to re-arrange my place accordingly. Forgive the lack of imagination and blatant copying, my reading corner almost looks like this now, which is super uber.
At last, I give you Alexander McQueen Paris 2009, for your amusement only ;)

Monday, October 5, 2009

I had Chocolate Éclair for dessert tonight. Two, in fact. There's something very comforting about cream filled pastry. It reminds of me this particular kind that I ate as a kid, always on a train. I can't remember why that memory is associated with train, like it was the only place that sold that dessert. The pre-sealed package contained two pieces of seashell shaped dough filled with cream. The dough was always too thick and never crisp. I can't even remember what the cream filling tasted like, but the dessert itself was nonetheless fascinating, especially to a little Chinese girl who has never seen cannoli, Éclair, or a profiterole.

Little things like this make me think about how much have changed. Ming always says that he could hardly remember life before "us", the memory is so distant that it feels like a different lifetime. I think I'm starting to understand that now. As strange as it sounds...

Iekeliene Stange by Marcus Ohlsson

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Trying to be upbeat and keep a cheerful tone, is it working yet? It is almost annoying that every decision that I have made in the past few months feels like life or death. It is even worse when I regret one. In time of doubt ( I we go again..), there are about a million seemingly legitimate reasons to stop trying everything and push for the impossible, but if the decision turns out to be the first runner-up, I can kiss this career goodbye before even stepping on a firm step. It all sounds crazy but nonetheless true. I told the story of the biker shop boy again last night. Three months in a bike shop, and you can try your luck at IB in your next life. SOunds scary? Given the state of economy, the number of people laid off within the industry, and the number of people trying to get in every year, three month is worth more than a life time.

Don't comfort me, don't feel bad, and don't even pretend to understand, just tell me to go on.