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2014 Road Trip - Death Valley

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2014 Road Trip - Death Valley

2014 summer I went on a road trip with my friends who are also Taiwanese designers. One of my friend was going back to Taiwan and she was fascinated about desert. So Death Valley was the first stop of the trip. I highly not recommended to go to this place in summer.

It was 110°F = 43 °C

The maximum time I could bear with was 10 min when I got out of my car. 

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Hogwarts in Scotland - Glasgow

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Hogwarts in Scotland - Glasgow

Before going back to California from Berlin, I went to Glasgow to visit my friend who is studying in the University of Glasgow. It was also Halloween so we went out to some bars and club. While waiting in line, I couldn't understand what people were talking so I turned back and asked a guy "What language are you speaking?". "English." he replied. "Why couldn't I understand at all?" "We use a lot of slangs."
I thought they were talking in Scottish.

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Castle on the hill - Edinburgh

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Castle on the hill - Edinburgh

Nov 1st. Sunday. 2015 One day trip with my friend who is studying in the University of Glasgow

Nov 1st. Sunday. 2015
One day trip with my friend who is studying in the University of Glasgow

I applied different style in every article since blogging is the way I record my life and also improve design skill. But I've tired of spending hours looking up on Pinterest, design inspiration website for the new style, selecting photos and editing them. This one will simply be photo-blogging. 

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Yellow-tinted Autumn @ Copenhagen

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Yellow-tinted Autumn @ Copenhagen

Copenhagen is my favorite city so far (well, I've only been to Amsterdam and Prague...). The tree leaves turned red and yellow falling down on the grass; sunshine projected through the branches and created patterns on the pathway; ran into a nicely-designed cafe where the choice of lighting, pillows and furnitures was just right; hanging out with my friend who is a contemporary dancer I met in Berlin and also the reason why I traveled to Copenhagen.

Night bus is 8 hours ride including getting on the boat for about an hour. I would suggest booking the flight earlier so you can get a good price and it's only an hour. Copenhagen is quite a small city that you can just walk or bike around. 

Walking in this beautiful park is like a dream for me since there's nothing like this in Taiwan neither LA. Everything is just beautiful in Copenhagen. (Some people even complain it's way too beautiful)

Yellow, yellow, yellow.

Christiania is an interesting place that you can buy weed on the street. I didn't know much about it but it seems like an independent municipal. You can bring your sleeping bag there and find a free place to stay.
I would suggest going to Paper island, just at the other side of Nyhavn. There's a building where you can find street food from all over the world. Sitting on the bank while enjoying good food and the view towards Nyhavn is quite enjoyable.

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My fav cafe so farrrrrrrrrr

Copenhagen is more expensive than Berlin for sure. But it's still acceptable. I've lived in San Francisco for 4 months this summer so I feel the price is reasonable. Paris, Zürich, Oslo are the places that I can't afford to travel right now...

oh ho ho ho.... I love this! It seems not hard to make it by yourself. I'm gonna try to make this for my lunch! (Please let me know if you have a good resource of recipe / ingredient / tips!)

Previous article: Listen to my Berlin diary (my drawing)

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Afternoon wandering @ Potsdam

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Afternoon wandering @ Potsdam

After studying German in a cafe, The Barn, near my apartment, I decided to do something to relax myself. (Seriously, German totally fried my brain...). Potsdam is one hour away from my place. I didn't do any research before I went there so everything was surprise. 

It's an adorable town with brick buildings, nice cafe, and also beautiful garden.

It was a very satisfying short trip ending with breathtaking sunset.

Previous article: Happy 27th birthday @ Amsterdam

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Happy 27th birthday @ Amsterdam

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Happy 27th birthday @ Amsterdam

This solo trip has been pretty rough. Lots of unexpected happened but luckily I still got through and came back to Berlin eventually. It's truly an adventure. I'm happy to share it privately haha. Anyway, Amsterdam is a beautiful city but now it's really touristic and commercialized. 

Now I like to go explore a city without any solid plan. I did mark some spots on Google map and I think I marked this store Raw Materials when I found it on Pinterest or Cereal

I love the vintage furnitures and accessories in this store. Too bad I'm moving around all year long so I can't take any with me.

I've seen hoverboard many times on Skrillex's snapchat and luckily I had chance to step on it thanks to my friend! The first try was pretty scary because it started to run before I balanced myself. I threw my phone to my friend and asked to take a photo of me RIGHT NOW!! (before I fell down haha)

I did successfully maneuver the hoverboard eventually ;-) It's very nimble and looks cool on the street.

Although this trip was not as smooth as I expected, I did learn a lot of lessons during these three days. Life is never easy but I grow after overcoming some difficulties. The most important lesson I learned while traveling solo: The faster I can find the solution and adjust myself when shit happens, the more I can enjoy the journey. Life is too short to complain about something you can't change. 

My 26 has been amazing! I've traveled around, experienced a lot of different things that I've never tried before. I resumed dancing and had more confidence than before. I met awesome people who are passionate about their career, interests and life. I had dark period of time so I appreciate what I have even more. Keep searching another local min in mindquake ;-) 

Cheers!

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First month in San Francisco

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First month in San Francisco

I came to San Francisco from Singapore (MBA exchange program) in late April for my first design internship in an experience marketing company, George P. Johnson. In my free time, I like to explore this city with my NIKON camera or sketchbook. This page will mainly show the photos I took in this month. 

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Farmer's market at civic center every Wed and Sun

Farmer's market at civic center every Wed and Sun

I have a strong tendency to adjust every photo into black and white. I guess it's the sadness inside of me. Actually I really enjoy living in San Francisco so I decided to keep a log of my life.

At least today.

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