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Lovely photography

October 31, 2010 by


My dear friend Christian sent me this lovely photo in the mail yesterday. He was nice enough to let me share it with you all. It’s a striking closeup he took of a mysterious marble statue. He took the picture years ago but only developed the film recently, so he doesn’t quite remember where this […]


September 19, 2010 by


I just got back from a weekend spiritual retreat with some of my good friends I’ve known since freshman year of college. Here are a few pictures from our weekend in Los Altos. My friend Sarah and I wandered into town and found some boba.

San Francisco Out of Toothpicks?!

June 15, 2010 by


Scott Weaver with his 9′ tall toothpick model of San Francisco. Photo from Apartment Therapy. Just re-posting this from Apartment Therapy about Scott Weaver, who has spent 30 years building a model of San Francisco out of toothpicks. You can also place ping pong balls at certain points of the model and the balls will […]

Oxford Fashion Week

May 2, 2010 by


Spring is in the air and fashion week has come to Oxford. We spent the whole afternoon yesterday at the fashion show because my friend Ania was selected to be one of the models. The show featured everything from retail stores like Gap and French Connection, to couture from Zinaida Likhacheva. Entertainment between each set […]

Around Oxford: Christ Church Meadow

March 2, 2010 by


I can tell it’s almost springtime because Oxford is finally looking like its postcard self. The pale blue sky really brings out the gorgeous green in the trees and the dusty golden spires of Oxford. Before locking myself up in the library again, I decided to take a stroll by the river this morning. Luckily […]

I saw the Queen!

February 28, 2010 by


Back in September, when I left home to study in England for the year, the last thing my mom said to me before I got on the plane was, “Say hi to the Queen for me!” I laughed and told her I would. I figured I had as much of a chance to see the […]

Old School Vandalism

February 28, 2010 by


Here is a picture I took of a doorway to the Sheldonian Theater in Oxford. It was built between 1664 and 1668 by Christopher Wren. There are a lot of dates and messages carved into the stone entryway. From this picture, it looks like people carved the date 1688 and 1763. Pretty cool.