Sunday, April 25, 2010

If this blog were my child, I would be arrested for neglect

photo courtesy of Emily Devin

sheer black blouse (H&M), beige sweater (mom's), sports watch (market in China), flappy beige skirt (random Asian clothes store),
periwinkle tights (AA), black loafers (Nordstrom's)

*disclaimer:Just because I wear baggy sweaters and colorful tights** and loafers does not make me a hipster***
**I know he fact that they are American Apparel tights is not helping my case
***Hipsters aren't all that bad (except when they are). Poor hipsters. They're the people we all love to hate.

The Liggit Tree

sometimes I look like a boy.

If you could define yourself by a plate of cookies

Sugar cookies from Christmas '09, courtesy of me.

That is all.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Parents Are Fun

My dad: "Justin Bieber looks more annoying than Zack Efron- and it looks like they have the same eyebrow groomer too."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ranting Corner #1: (Barely) An Education

Hello all, meet my friend Ranting Corner, who shall henceforth divulge unto the general public some of the many reasons why I am Bothered By the World

My high school is among the top schools in the nation. Advanced placement courses and honors classes abound, our campus is clean and safe, and our school lunch is at the very least palatable. But despite all of this, despite our school’s sheen of academic success, rigorous courses, and “intelligent” students, it fails when it comes to fostering real interests and personal growth in us.

I myself have been duped into believing that a sparkling academic record is the sole purpose of my life, to the extent that I felt it does not matter what personal interests I have to throw aside to be a “smart” overachiever, just like everyone else. My hobbies and interests have been thrown to the wayside in exchange for acquiring knowledge that I will most likely forget within the next year.

In five years time, I won’t care about what a London dispersion Force or a definite integral is; what I will care about is how I neglected the subjects that I love in exchange for meaningless facts so that I could compete with my ambitious classmates and please colleges. I love music and art, but I have absolutely no time in my schedule for them. I no longer take art classes because it would take up valuable time that could be spent doing homework—and oh, the unending homework! No longer do I play any instruments; Imagine all of the time it takes to have lessons and practice every day. Instead I pore over textbooks and regurgitate facts and statistic I will never in my life think about again beyond that next test.

And now as I write this, I am falling to my knees and shouting “Why?!” to the heavens. In this “why” is imbued the pent-up despair, helplessness, and anger I feel towards the AP system that has really robbed me of my love of learning. No longer is there time for me to pause and appreciate or explore a certain topic that tickles my fancy. Oh no, I must keep shoving myself forward and pushing towards that AP test in May; I must be a good little academic soldier and elbow my way through textbooks to the AP test, that looming May finish line—for that way lies the path to college acceptance and proof from an outside party that I am “advanced”. We see approval from the College Board as more important than approval from ourselves, but we will have to live with the emptiness of failing to stay true to our interests for the rest of our lives, whereas the AP scores received from The College Board will only last until we submit that last college application, then—poof! Those test scores are suddenly meaningless, just ink on a piece of bleached dead trees/glue.

We would be much better served if instead of being stuffed with information that will either be relearned in college at a deeper level or afterwards discarded altogether, we had the opportunity to focus on creativity. Creativity and independent thinking is a truly valuable skill that will stick with a person for life, whereas memorizing the chemical structures and names of all the amino acids will only lead to headaches. We should be given the chance to dabble in the arts now when we do not have to worry about paying bills and feeding ourselves, and tap into our creative sides before it gets completely smothered by a harsh and demanding world.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Best Dressed Man in the History of Ever

photo courtesy of
Align Center
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Why, Oscar Wilde? Why are you so RAD?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Safari Explorer

May I cordially present to you this old outfit because I know that the masses need constant stimulation in order to hold their interest.

pile o' feathers headband (store in San Diego); wooden necklace (gift from Grandmammy, Africa); swingin' sweater (Nordstrom's); floral cami (it's a long story...); linen capris (gift, H&M); tie-tastic shoes (Grandmammy's old shoes, vintage)

Whew! Well, THAT sure was a mouthful. One of my favorite pairs of shoes-it gave me such joy to FINALLY take them babies out for a spin! Mind you, this outfit is from a month or two ago and I have since have had little opportunity to wear them again due to the extremely bipolar weather. I apologize for the self-absorbed and vacuous nature of the post.
Expect a pompous and elevated analysis of some relevant piece of pop culture in your near future.
**fonts malfunctioning. my apologies for the inconsistencies.

Next Stop...


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Break Nostalgia

Clint Eastwood-esque poncho(vintage); Grey beret (French street market);Black AE jacket(gift); Navy striped shirt (Polo brand); Sunglasses (SIDECCA);Black jeans( Nordstrom's)

So, over spring break I got meself over to Stanford and UCSB for some college visiting! But now is not the time for an intellectual and wordy review of the two universities because...It's outfit posting time! HUZZAH! Stopped at San Luis Obispo on the way back to my homevillage, and ran into this loverly(ohh wouldn't it be loverlyy? My Fair Lady reference AAH favorite movie EVER) thrift/vintage store. There I was, browsing along in the back of the store, when my padre sees! Oh my, what ever could it be? A Glorious Leather Fringed Made In Mexico Purdy-Colored poncho, of course! This here poncho got bargained down from $45 to--wait for it-now drumroll-okay, you can open your eyes now-$25! SCORE! Meanwhile, back at the Batcave...

stupendous but expensive-I-want-it-so-badly (278$!)
doctor bag at Stanford book store

Saturday, April 10, 2010

All work and no play

makes me a very, very morose individual.
morose and lethargic and ORNERY
yes indeed.
OH, to be TRAPPED and cramped in front of this screen
while outside the sun is shining merrily upon the pavement
clouds drift lazily past-somewhere, for there are only pathetic wisps of condensation to be found in this side of CA
all the while I hunch over a piece of plastic and wires and switches
glower glower glower
My eyeballs hurt.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Gallavanting off to tour colleges, will update with college-touring-outfit-posts
and anecdotes and cutesy commentaries soon, with soon in this context meaning "within the next three days so that one specific audience member will not explode from anger and impatience".

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Excuses, excuses

I apologize, my adoring public! Y'see, I was going to do an outfit post today, update my blog, and build up a loyal following with more wit and humor but...AAH! MY CHEMISTRY HOMEWORK! ENGLISH 1000 PT. PROJECT!...henceforth, no post today. Except for this one. Which doesn't count for much. So I really can't say "except for this one" because I am not counting this as a legitimate post. Because of its aforementioned lack of substance.