#NYC – Coney Island, Brooklyn

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If you think I’ve ended my endless throwback of NYC, you’re wrong.

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Actually, I thought I’ve finished uploading what I had until I began organising my storage in my computer and hard drive. I was wrong.

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It was a pretty long subway ride from Manhattan to Brooklyn, but it was lovely. There was a total vibe change crossing the bridge between the two sides. Sitting there felt like a plane ride.

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It was a day that felt cloudy, but the skies were blue.

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And people were happy.

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I was happy. And I also extend my stay thereafter.
Just a few days more, I told myself. I like it here, so much.
And I could still feel that exact feeling today.

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Film Project #2 / Kodak FunSaver

Cheers to another Sunday!

Weather in Seoul today is late Spring: chilly and drizzling. Yesterday was a pleasure as the sun was out and shining. Tropical me still misses the heat, especially when I’ve stayed through the whole Winter, and the blues were getting to me.

My second film project started off with a walk around my old neighborhood one day, where I coincidentally skipped school and thought I would stay in. The snow got me out of the house with my disposable film in hand, and here I am, able to share nature’s beauty.

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Next, I was on a day trip to Busan on the first weekend of the year with Liyana!

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And time passed so fast, it was already my Graduation Ceremony in February.

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Dad is looking adorable.

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And my Brother who stole my certificate.

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Bittersweet.

I’m not sure what content I can come up with next, but I’m trying to brainstorm for more projects I can commit to. Not going to lie, I’ve been struggling in my daily grind without anything creative.

We shall see.
Life will work out.
Just keep going.

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Film Project #1 / Fujifilm Quicksnap

Happy Sunday!

I set myself up for two creative projects last Fall/Winter, so I went ahead to get two disposable cameras. I think film allows you to capture the moment much better than a digital, because you know there’s ‘no going back.’ I also felt like I’ve lived my moments in all these pictures.

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This is definitely one of my favorite ↑

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A backstory was one of my friend, Anh wanted to fly a kite for the first time and it was more challenging than expected. Everyone around us were flying kites successfully as the winds casted them away into the clouds, while we struggle with taking flight.

p/s. We still made it in the end!

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I also made it to Fashion Week S/S 2018. Not the best idea to have a disposable film camera, since nothing could be captured. But the fashion buzz were a pleasure.

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The only successful shot to my Chuseok adventures at Alice: Into the Rabbit Hole.

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Trying my first shot on my birthday, exploring Seoul 7017.

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Snippets of my college life.

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Taking Literature courses in my last semester was an eye-opener. Never have I felt more motivated to get to class everyday at 9am.

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Fall was a blast.

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Just another visit to my hideout.

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Streets near my last apartment.

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I’ve been feeling empty lately. How are you feeling?

#NYC – Chinatown & Little Italy

It’s been awhile. I’m back to blogging. Or at least I want to continue what I’ve never finished. Can’t believe NYC was another memory that is close to two years now. I have to say, it’s a place that is close to my heart. It never left and it keeps coming back from time to time.

Throughout the year, I’ve been trying seeking all kinds of opportunities just to get me back to this city, but failed simultaneously. Of it all, my finances was a toll. I had to put down my greed, and aim for stability. (At least as a fresh graduate, I had responsibilities)

Who knows? Maybe down the road, something might bring me. I believe if I’m meant to be, I will. In the meantime, I think I’m settling for where I am right now. Despite the hardships and having a job that I don’t have my heart for, but learning is a process, and that’s what keeps me going.

Living the Korean life for 4 years and going now. It’s already my 5th Spring.

I think it’s also an appropriate time to share my pictures from Chinatown (and snippets of Little Italy right beside), since I’m craving for all the Chinese food (!!)

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NYC Chinatown is wonderful. A life of its own, buzzing with activity. Highly recommended by my Professor, I had to check it out myself, which I instantly fell in love.

It reminded me a lot about home.

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Right beside Chinatown was Little Italy, separated by a street and different exterior. I didn’t venture too much into it due to time constraints, hopefully next time!

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When will I be back?

#NYC – By the Brooklyn Bridge (Night)

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Dear Brooklyn, how do I describe you? Why are you so lovely?

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Another tourist must-do is riding a Citibike across the Brooklyn Bridge. And so we did! I honestly underestimated how difficult it was going slightly ‘up hill,’ and trying to avoid all the other people on that bridge. Nevertheless, travel is always an adventure and I loved it!

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Before we ended our trip with a ride through the Brooklyn Bridge, we had some authentic pizza, and enjoyed the ambience around the area. With the night falls, the night scene is what we have always pictured it to be.

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Shots of joy.

#NYC – Union Square

Stay chill under the sun, I really liked Union Square.

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Stayed in an Airbnb in East Village for my solo travel week, and I kept coming back to Union Square. In fact, I really enjoyed the vibes of this place from day to dawn. It’s a pleasure to alight at Union Square, and either walk towards the apartment everyday through different sections and routes (which I usually discover something new/cool), or I might even take a bus around the streets.

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On a side note, I think I spent way too much time at Barnes and Nobles, or at Sephora. (Even in the supermarket, snatching up some snacks and teas) Keeping things short, this area has everything you need nearby.

#NYC – Spring St. / Washington Square Park / 9-11 Memorial / Grand Central Terminal

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Do you feel like there’s somewhere out of your home that would suit you better? Do you feel like there’s a place somewhere you would love to settle down, because you feel like you will be at your best? Of course I wouldn’t say you should let your environment affect/restrict you, but I feel like every place you go to have different vibes, which could open you up, challenge you, requires changes, etc.

Where is a place that you feel strangely connected to? \ (•◡•) /

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Spring St.

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Night scene at the Washington Square Park, filled with students, laughters, and smiles on a Sunday night.

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9/11 Memorial

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Another Gossip Girl moment ≧◡≦ at the Grand Central Terminal ↓

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There’s a certain feeling to every city. And I like how this city makes me feel.