April was a busy month! Shortly after landing back from spring break, I went off to SF and within the first week, I’d gotten my new post-MBA job. Then it was Passover/Easter – where I attended my first seder dinner, followed by a typical Chinese easter dinner, then went to another Jewish dinner to wrap up. We had a short weekend trip home to see my parents before they went off to China for my dad’s work. A flurry of schoolwork and headshots followed. I also saw performances by the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet.
More importantly, I went off to Philly to attend a friend’s wedding and it was quite the reunion of the Asian American sisterhood I’d co-founded and been a part of at college. At the wedding I’d also bumped in Gary and Katrina (see lower left). Gary and Katrina were my very first commissioned photoshoot, EVER, I did their engagement photos at Harvard way way way way back in the day. So far back it was before this blog. Nevertheless, I have Gary and Katrina to thank for kicking off my career in photography. Okay, those 2 photos are not cell phone photos, clearly. Lower right, that’s me and the boyfriend going macaroon hunting in Chicago. These super-giant, chewy ones are from Pierrot Gourmet inside the Peninsula Hotel. I think the cookie was very well done, but the filling does not measure up to the freshness of that of Laduree.
While in Philly, I also managed to crash the Wharton Spring Gala
Upper left: That’s me grabbing – get ready – McDonald’s before the gala! Hahaha I had landed just an hour before and I was FAMISHED. Upper right: me and my lovely host, Yi-An
Lower left: Bumped into dsquared, whose wedding in Los Angeles I attended in 2010. Lower right, me and college friends Jannie and Christina
Then it was 2 weeks of Monday classes followed by commuting to San Francisco for work on Tuesday – Friday. Clearly, food is my #1 priority
Lower left: Dinner with my team at Osha Thai. Lower right: Getting bumped up to first class for my red-eye back, thanks Dad!
And whenever possible, I try to see this little munchkin as much as I can. She likes expensive stuff, hence her munching on my Coach bag.. haha
May 22 – 24 – San Francisco, CA
May 25 – 28 – Boston, MA
June 1 – 3 – Boston, MA
June 9 – Graduation, Chicago, IL
June 11 – 30 – Boston, MA
June 19 – 21 – San Francisco, CA
July 1 and on – Living full-time in San Francisco, CA
July 14 – 15 – Seattle, WA
July 21 – 22 – Los Angeles, CA
August 10 – 19 – Boston, MA
September 1 – 9 – Boston, MA
October 5 – 10 – Boston, MA
October 11 – 14 – Chicago, IL
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