Starting out a new life lately series, just so that I could somehow update this space more often and I could occasionally check in about my days every now and then.

This series was inspired by the rather famous, The Sunday Currently.


I’ve just finished We Are Okay by Nina Lacour. It isn’t a favorite of mine, but it is somehow a shadow image of a book I would someday like to write. Nina’s words painted a vivid image of sadness and isolation, her story so real and raw that reading it seemed like I was simply browsing through an old, forgotten journal.

I also read Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han and Sad Girls by Lang Leav this week. I’m trying to catch up on my reading goal for the year, which I’ve somehow abandoned during my three-month travel/vacation.


After Neverland: a mix for the lost girl Wendy


Some applications here and there. This blog entry. A few quotes on my journal.


if I could somehow live in the library of congress forever, then I wouldn’t mind at all


sentimental over sunsets lately


Bones marathon on Netflix – though I’m putting it on hold (by watching Friends in between) because I still can’t accept what happened to Sweets. He was my favorite.

Some Ted Talks. Here are some of my favorites this week.

To raise brave girls, encourage adventure by Caroline Paul

There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health by Sangu Delle

Why some of us don’t have one true calling by Emilie Wapnick

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study of happiness by Robert Waldinger


1. that I didn’t get sick during my first week here in DC, I’m not sick again now, and that my body isn’t feeble enough to get sick so quickly.

2. I was braver in accepting opportunities and changes. To be braver, in general.

3. I have my driver’s license already. *crosses fingers*

4. The world was a little bit kinder.


Cara likes to read, write and laze around in her spare time. She goes into trance whenever she walks into bookstores and antique shops. She hopes to write about many adventures she'll have one day.



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    June 25, 2017

    The Library of Congress is beyond lovely! How I wish I can visit it too someday. Thank you for sharing those photographs. 🙂

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      June 26, 2017

      It’s absolutely gorgeous inside! I’m sure you’d love it too. 😊

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    July 4, 2017

    I constantly wish for #4 too 🙁