★ revamp ★

From the inception of this blog, my posts have been . . . dark, to say the least. They’ve been messy sobbing prose. They’ve been broken dreams and crushed stardust glittering underfoot. They’ve been walking on cold marble towards a balcony of concrete, they’ve been plummeting from an azure heaven to a festering earth welcoming you with […]

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Music Review: “Mind of Mine,” Zayn Malik

You may finally be able to proudly listen to Zayn in public; One Direction has long since fled from his musical sound. Incredibly enough (or perhaps not considering the One Direction fan– base that has travelled with Zayn to the beginnings of his solo career), Zayn has already broken records with his debut album. He’s […]

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san francisco day 2 // double decker tour

My mom got tickets for a Big Bus tour of San Francisco. We all got earpods (multiple earpods, actually, because my mother insisted on going in and out of the bus for whatever reason and my sister ended up with four more earpods than she began with), and basically they wanted you to plug it into […]

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san francisco day 2 // japanese tea garden

Before we checked out San Francisco’s Japanese tea garden, of course we had to have a bite to eat! Do you like the picture above? Aren’t those glazed delights just tantalizing you to come off your diet? Yeah, no, the food is stale. Pretty photographable though, no lie, just check out the photo below. To get to the […]

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san francisco day 1 // japantown

To me, San Francisco has always been a symbol of escape. As a little girl, I used to visit every holiday, returning to this clusterfuck of glass and steel and brick jutting into the sky with the same sort of excitement that rises up and almost suffocates. I still have old diary entries from this era; […]

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college worries with friends

I went to a friend’s house today to study for midterms. That friend invited a whole bunch of us, so there we were, chatting and eating and studying on a rainy day. I claimed a spot on the couch so I could be near the window, so I got to see and hear the rain […]

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Movie Review: An Education (2009)

Before we get started, let me give credit where credit is due: I was prompted to watch this movie by the fantastic Amy V. Norris in this blog post. She’s by far my favorite blogger (although post–grad and daysofreading on Tumblr are coming in close as well), so if you somehow have no idea who she […]

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The Final Grind: TBR Book List this Week

Books books books! How is it January 25th already? I was just bemoaning the end of 2015 yesterday! As is expected, there is a significant stack of books that must be completed before the end of the week so I can face myself in the mirror. And alas, while the pile of books is high, my ambition […]

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