f e m

  • Molly · (English) "sea of bitterness; beloved"
  • Ariadne · (Greek) "most holy"
  • Gwen · (Welsh) "white, blessed"
  • Dorothy Ora · (English) "gift of god”
  • Sabine · (French, Latin) "a Sabine"

m a s c

  • Clifton Clif · (Old English) "settlement by a cliff"
  • Truman · (Middle English) "trusty man"
  • Dacre · (English) "trickling stream"
  • Ulysses · (Latin, Greek) "to hate, wrathful"
  • Ira · (Hebrew) "watchful"
  • Tiberius · (Latin) "of the Tiber"
  • René · (French, Latin) "born again"
dec 30 2021 ∞
dec 27 2023 +

Names that bring to mind the edge of autumn that falls into winter

  • Bernina
  • Hildi
  • Idunn
  • Maksym
  • Walter
  • Vanja / Vanya
  • Josephine
  • Yul
  • Norman
  • Ottessa
oct 29 2023 ∞
dec 26 2023 +
  • Ambrose — (English, Latin, Greek) "immortal"
  • Anatole — (French, Greek) "sunrise"
  • Boris — (Bulgar) "snow leopard"
  • Daria — (Latin, Greek, Persian) "possessing goodness"
  • Inanna — (Sumerian) "lady of the heavens"
  • Maxima — (Latin) "greatest"
  • Tassilo — (West Germanic) "glittering as the day"
  • Thora — (Norse) "thunder"
  • Veronika — (Latin, Greek) "bringer of victory"
  • Yaroslav — (Slavic) "fierce and glorious"
  • Zafeiris — (Greek) "sapphire"
feb 5 2023 ∞
feb 11 2023 +

f e m

  • Đan Vy
  • Diệu Hoa — "mysterious, exquisite flower"
  • Hoa Lài — "jasmine"
  • Phượng Vĩ — "poinciana"
  • Thảo Nhi — "loyal, honour to family" + "little one"

m a s c

  • Tuệ — "bright, intelligent"
  • Vương — "king"
  • Xuân — "spring"
  • Thế — "era, time, generation"
dec 30 2021 ∞
jun 28 2023 +

a c a d e m i c

  • make the dean's list
  • no more late nights (except for quizzes & exam weeks)
  • no waiting until the night before
  • passion! project!
  • begin emailing for research
  • check all email accounts each morning

l i f e s t y l e

  • wash my face, do skincare every morning and night
    • sunscreen, dammit
  • shower earlier
  • cut nails every fortnight
  • correct my posture
  • take vitamins regularly
  • wear my retainer every night
  • lower screen time
  • drink more water — less sugar, get back to a reusable water ...
dec 26 2023 ∞
dec 31 2023 +

u n i

  • white board
  • dry-erase markers

c l o t h e s

  • tennis shoes
    • new balances in an unexpected colour
  • casual dresses
  • pleated maxi skirt
  • sweater vest
  • long sleeve maxi dress
  • going-out tops
  • boots
  • slingbacks
  • denim jacket
  • overalls
  • a nice hat
  • a nice cap

m a k e u p

jun 21 2023 ∞
dec 29 2023 +
  • improve my posture
  • attempt yoga — touch my toes
  • journal every month (or two)
  • go to sleep earlier
  • wake up later before class
  • spend no more than 30 min/day on social media
  • restart my laptop each week
  • learn how to do my makeup well
  • socializereach out to old friends & make some new ones
  • be able to sleep on my left side again
dec 26 2023 ∞
jan 4 2024 +

m e d i u m / h i g h - f o c u s

  • what hurts now is like spring rain./ new age 2hrs rp
  • what it feels like waking up to rain at 3 am 1hr
  • february 22, 2001 - a liminal playlist 45min
  • music to make your brain shut up 1hr
  • music to wake up with the sunrise 45min
  • 내가 사랑한 나카무라 유리코의 음악 45min
  • you study to prepare for the upcoming exam | dark academia 3,5hrs
  • 나의 말러 플레이리스트 (mahler's slow movements) 2hrs
  • reading romance (classical + instrumental) 30min
  • a life of eternal swimming / relaxing ambient music 1hr
  • 봄비를 기다렸던 고궁 박물관 직원, 가사 없는 음악 40min
  • 집중하려 들었다가 힐링까지되는...35min
dec 26 2023 ∞
feb 19 2024 +

"Learning how to fall teaches you how to land. And learning to land gives you the courage to jump higher." — Michelle Yeoh

"If you would like to master your destiny, you must first master yourself." — Unknown

jan 1 2024 ∞
jan 1 2024 +

Indescribable moments & trivial items that bring me something a little bit like joy.

  • french onion soup
  • painting
  • stop-motion films
  • the smell of a roux cooking
  • almost used-up rosin ( especially the ones with deep bow notches)
  • figs
  • playground swings on a chilly day
  • playing a clear-speaking harmonic
  • sleeves with thumb holes
  • Iceland
  • botanical gardens
  • croissants aux amandes
  • climbing towering trees
  • paint chips from the hardware shop
feb 22 2022 ∞
sep 5 2023 +

"I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind." — Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

"So rapidly do our dreams travel on imagination's wings..." — Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

"Our memory is a more perfect would than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist." — Guy de Maupassant, "Suicides", Le Gaulois

"His love was too much for him, he felt paralyzed, he wanted to sleep inside her lungs and breathe her blood and be smothered." — Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..." — John Milton, Paradise Lost

"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince translated by Katherine Woods

"There was a horrible, erratic thumping in my chest, as if a large bird was trappe...__Donna Tartt,__ The Secret History

jan 25 2022 ∞
feb 3 2023 +