Day 4: My Favorite Childhood Book

….I’m sure you know why.

I mean, look at that. What could be more exciting to my five year old mind than a line of delicious looking food?

Even better, the caterpillar gets to eat all of it (ignore the part about his tummy ache) and morphs into a gorgeous butterfly at the end.

Why can’t that happen to us? T_T

Summer Adventuring – Mermaids

The beach is especially packed during the summer days, but I managed to find a beautiful cove that wasn’t too crowded about a couple weekends ago.

Enjoy the photos of my inner mermaid spirit :)

Ft. my favorite backpack ever from Twig and Arrow and my messy hair u.u

PC: my amazing photographer (aka my sister) and my photographer in training (aka my dad)

I give you an A for effort, Dad u_u

The more I look at this picture, the more I realize how tiny I am xD


I’ve grown up 10 minutes from the beach, and I know that I must have saltwater in my veins <3

Keep scrolling, I know you can make it u.u

Probably my favorite one <3

~ I must be a mermaid – I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.

Make every day an adventure (:

What to do on a Rainy Day

It is currently drizzling outside on this cold, misty, gray day. And now I can’t curl my hair because of the humidity. U_U Here’s my survival guide for rainy days – check it out!

  1.  Make hot chocolate for two – text your best friend and invite her to come over and enjoy it with you! and if she can’t come…well..that means more for you :O
  2. Organize your closet – and create some outfits while you’re at it!
  3. Sharpen all your colored pencils
  4. Vlog your day, then watch it when the day is over
  5. Buy some cute socks online (I suggest Forever21, they have some adorable socks that will make you smile!)
  6. Get fairy lights and string them across your bedroom to make it super tumblr
  7. Do you have an empty corner in your bedroom? Throw down some extra pillows and rugs, add a blanket or two, and snuggle down with your phone in your new cozy corner!
  8. Play the piano – I suggest learning “Time Travel Theme
  9. Listen to Yiruma playlists while wrapped in a fluffy blanket
  10. Dance in the rain with a brightly colored umbrella
  11. Watch blogilates “Abs in a Flash” and do it with her, then treat yourself to a smoothie afterwards
  12. Start a bullet journal
  13. Browse pictures of kittens on Instagram/Internet
  14. Go window shopping online XD remember, it’s only window shopping…
  15. Put on a face mask and get dewey skin
  16. Bake something and Instagram it!
  17. If Daiso is in your area… *runs into store and buys everything*

aaaaand that’s all for now. oh hey look, the sun just came out! ^-^


That Girl Over There

I promise I didn’t destroy the kitchen.

Once upon a time (actually yesterday), C and I were bored at home. We made granola.
The end.

Okay, okay! You want to know the rest of the story? Okay, sit quietly and I’ll tell you the rest of the story. So what happened was that we were at home and C was hanging around, bored.
“Why don’t we make granola?” She suggested hopefully. Inwardly and outwardly, I groaned. Most times I cook/bake/craft something with her, it ends up taking twice as long as I thought it would. And also twice as disorganized. But I, trying to be a great big sister, agreed. “Okay. Why don’t you cut up the almonds first?”
“Yay!” She squealed and ran to do my bidding. (Hee hee — by the way, cutting almonds is the longest part;) In about half an hour, we had conjured up a bowl of granola that was four times what the recipe called for. Hey, we I eat a lot, okay? So we, being two happy girls, gleefully popped three pans of granola into the oven. Proudly, I closed the oven door. “Three whole pans of granola!”
C sighed in satisfaction. “We could start a bakery,” she imagined.
“Yeah, right. Come on, let’s go play.”
I set the timer for 25 minutes, and we scampered off to play outside in the beautiful weather. In the middle of a soccer skirmish, C stopped and sniffed the air.
“Wait, do you smell that? It smells like something’s burning.” I gulped as I, too, smelled the same burnt smell wafting through the air. In one instant, I realized what happened.
“HURRY!” I screamed, running toward the door and flinging my body inside. Faster than the speed of light, I flashed into the kitchen opened the oven door and yanked out the three trays.
“Oh. Oh, no no no no!!!!”
“It’s BURNT!” shrieked C. Cautiously I looked closer. This was the first batch of granola that I’ve ever made that turned to complete charcoal. Thankfully, not the whole pan was burnt. So it was my task (I wonder why) to tediously pick out the granola-now-charcoal pieces from the pan.   
“Yeah,” I muttered. “We can totally start a bakery.”
Don’t worry! It still tasted good! ;)

Moral: Don’t count your chickens before the eggs hatch. Or in this case, don’t count your pans of granola before they potentially burn.


That Girl Over There ~ and tell me in the comments if something like this has ever happened to you!


Dressy Fall

Hello lovely readers! Can you believe it’s November already? Fall has only one more month to display its glory! And I don’t mean just in autumn colors:)
Starbucks is coming out with some delicious sounding flavors {Chestnut Praline, Salted Caramel Mocha, Toasted Graham?! Yes please!}, and burgundy beanies, cream-colored cable sweaters, and long boots are seen pretty much everywhere. I’ve also fallen in love ;) with poring over pictures of comfort food on Instagram…
That being said, I think fall is the most fashionable season; even the trees get all posh and dressy!

Here are some photos of our own maple trees that have been patiently waiting on my bucket list!

|| The lovely fall leaves ||

• birdhouse among the leaves •

{{ fall blast — the leaves look like salsa }}

•|| the perfect red leaf ||•

~ you bright beautiful thing ~

{{ one last picture, no? }}

Ahh, taking fall pictures has finally been checked off my bucket list.

Yours truly,
That Girl Over There

**all photos have not been edited**

A Time for Everything

Wow! Time really flies! Here I am, with only one week left to spend here in Taiwan. After more than a month in this unfamiliar land, I am so ready to go back home to the US. I know I will be leaving behind relatives, delicious food, and fun sights, but home is where the heart is, of course. However, there is a time for everything. Sometimes we must leave the comforts of our home to experience new things and risk new opportunities. Sometimes we must stay in our home and draw closer to our family members.
Today I leave you readers with a wisdom filled passage from the Bible, our light. Read, and meditate on it.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

As we enter the New Year, keep in mind this passage when it comes to difficult situations. Pray to God, and let Him be your Lead in stormy seas. God bless.