“Lebensalter und Wahrheit. - Junge Leute lieben das Interessante und Absonderliche, gleichgültig wie wahr oder falsch es ist. Reifere Geister lieben Das an der Wahrheit, was an ihr interessant und absonderlich ist. Ausgereifte Köpfe endlich lieben die Wahrheit auch in Dem, wo sie schlicht und einfältig erscheint und dem gewöhnlichen Menschen Langeweile macht, weil sie gemerkt haben, dass die Wahrheit das Höchste an Geist, was sie besitzt, mit der Miene der Einfalt zu sagen pflegt.”

Age and truth. - Young people love what is interesting and odd, no matter how true or false it is. More mature minds love what is interesting and odd about truth. Fully mature intellects, finally, love truth, even when it appears plain and simple, boring to the ordinary person; for they have noticed that truth tends to reveal its highest wisdom in the guise of simplicity.

In Human, All to Human by Friedrich Nietzsche

Lindsey
07.07.2014Saratoga, CA
Lindsey loves purple.Lindsey loves corn. Lindsey knows exactly what she wants.And when she wants something, she will do everything to get it. Lindsey
07.07.2014Saratoga, CA
Lindsey loves purple.Lindsey loves corn. Lindsey knows exactly what she wants.And when she wants something, she will do everything to get it. Lindsey
07.07.2014Saratoga, CA
Lindsey loves purple.Lindsey loves corn. Lindsey knows exactly what she wants.And when she wants something, she will do everything to get it. Lindsey
07.07.2014Saratoga, CA
Lindsey loves purple.Lindsey loves corn. Lindsey knows exactly what she wants.And when she wants something, she will do everything to get it. Lindsey
07.07.2014Saratoga, CA
Lindsey loves purple.Lindsey loves corn. Lindsey knows exactly what she wants.And when she wants something, she will do everything to get it. Lindsey
07.07.2014Saratoga, CA
Lindsey loves purple.Lindsey loves corn. Lindsey knows exactly what she wants.And when she wants something, she will do everything to get it.

Lindsey

07.07.2014
Saratoga, CA

Lindsey loves purple.
Lindsey loves corn. 
Lindsey knows exactly what she wants.
And when she wants something, she will do everything to get it.

I’m in Love

by Ailee and 2LSON

냉정과 열정사이

난 과거를 뒤돌아 볼 것이 아니라
미래에 대해 기대만 할 것이 아니라
현재를 살아갈려고 해

아오이
너의 고독한 눈동자에 다시 한 번 내가 비치게 된다면

그 때
나는 
너를…

Month of June
06.2014California
- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)- Hangouts with old friends- Shaved ice & farmers markets- Pool dates- Fambam time- Happy hours- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)- LA & Beach  Month of June
06.2014California
- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)- Hangouts with old friends- Shaved ice & farmers markets- Pool dates- Fambam time- Happy hours- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)- LA & Beach  Month of June
06.2014California
- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)- Hangouts with old friends- Shaved ice & farmers markets- Pool dates- Fambam time- Happy hours- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)- LA & Beach  Month of June
06.2014California
- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)- Hangouts with old friends- Shaved ice & farmers markets- Pool dates- Fambam time- Happy hours- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)- LA & Beach  Month of June
06.2014California
- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)- Hangouts with old friends- Shaved ice & farmers markets- Pool dates- Fambam time- Happy hours- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)- LA & Beach  Month of June
06.2014California
- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)- Hangouts with old friends- Shaved ice & farmers markets- Pool dates- Fambam time- Happy hours- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)- LA & Beach  Month of June
06.2014California
- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)- Hangouts with old friends- Shaved ice & farmers markets- Pool dates- Fambam time- Happy hours- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)- LA & Beach  Month of June
06.2014California
- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)- Hangouts with old friends- Shaved ice & farmers markets- Pool dates- Fambam time- Happy hours- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)- LA & Beach 

Month of June

06.2014
California

- Concert (Dr. Kolchinsky’s last ECYS concert)
- Hangouts with old friends
- Shaved ice & farmers markets
- Pool dates
- Fambam time
- Happy hours
- World Cup games (GAHHHH, BELGIUM BROKE MY HEART TWICE!)
- LA & Beach 

Dear Strawberries,

06.12.2014
Los Altos Hills, CA

Please hurry up and turn red so I can eat youuuuu!

앗 뜨거워

My aunt sent me this video of my cousins singing some Korean children’s praise song. GAHHH, they always make my day!

I just want the simple things…

Spotted

05.26.2014
Los Altos Hills, CA

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
— Maya Angelou

John Legend’s Moving 2014 UPenn Commencement Speech

I always liked him as a musician. Now I really like him as a person. I came across the transcript of John Legend’s speech late last night as I was getting ready to go to bed. His words struck a chord with me and I actually stayed awake for awhile rereading his words. Here are parts of the speech that especially resonated deeply with me:

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The reason I’m here, the reason I’ve had such a wonderful journey so far, is that I’ve found love. Yes, love. We were all made to love. And I’ve found that we live our best lives, we are at our most successful, not simply because we’re smarter than everyone else, or because we hustle harder. Not because we become millionaires more quickly. The key to success, the key to happiness, is opening your mind and your heart to love. Spending your time doing things you love and with people you love.

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We love to create, and at no point in our creative process do we stress about what will sell or what’s already popular. We think about making something beautiful, something special, something we can be proud of. We truly do this because we love it. We put all of ourselves into it. And it turns out that love requires that level of commitment from you. Half-doing it is not doing it right. You have to go all in. 

*****

Years from now, when you look back on your time here on earth, your life and your happiness will be way more defined by the quality of your relationships, not the quantity. You’ll get much more joy out of depth, not breadth. It’s about finding and keeping the best relationships possible with the people around you. It’s about immersing yourself in your friendships and your family. It’s about being there for the people you care about, and knowing that they’ll be there for you.

*****

If you’re committed to loving in public, it requires you opening your eyes to injustice, to see the world through the eyes of another. This is not a passive activity. You have to read. You have to travel to other neighborhoods, other parts of the world. You may have to get your hands dirty. You have to allow people to love you, and you have to love them back.

*****

Love is all-consuming — it infiltrates your body, it’s what allows you to experience bliss, joy and true friendship. You’ll be more disappointed when something goes wrong. You might fall harder. But the only way you’ll reach any height in life and in love is by taking the chance that you might fall.

You have to give your all.

*****

So love your self, love your work, love the people around you. Dare to love those who are different from you, no matter where they’re from, what they look like, and who they love. Pursue this life of love with focus and passion and ambition and courage. Give it your all. And that will be your path to true success.

*****

Beautiful, right? The whole speech is even better! Read the full transcript here.

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
— Franz Kafka

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Pool Date

05.17.2014
Saratoga, CA

I went to my uncle’s house today to spend some time with the triplet girls. I was playing with them outside when all of a sudden Courtney (in orange) decided that she wanted to go swimming. Once she showed up decked out in her swimsuit, it was game over - Lindsey and Taylor wanted to jump in the pool too!

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The weather’s been pretty hot this whole week, but today was a relatively mild day and the pool was cold! I couldn’t believe how long they stayed in the pool.

The girls love being photographed. They always ask, “Can I do cheese? Can I do cheese?” And today for the first time ever, Taylor asked if she could take the pictures herself. I gave her my iPhone and below are her creations:

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Not too shabby for a 3 year-old photographer, eh?

The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :) The “Glorvin” Engagement
05.11.2014Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 
Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 
Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!
I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.
I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :)

The “Glorvin” Engagement

05.11.2014
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

My college friend Connie visited from Chicago to partake in her best friend’s surprise proposal. She stayed at my place and we ran around all over the city this weekend scoping out the proposal site and picking up friends and food. 

Gloria is Connie’s best friend of 12 years and Calvin, her now-fiancé, has been secretly planning this proposal for months. The couple came up to San Francisco from LA for a weekend trip, and little did Gloria know, their friends and family also flew in from all over the country to join them here for their special moment. 

Because Calvin wanted to make this a surprise for Gloria and didn’t want her to know that her friends and family were in town, the whole gang was talking in code names/words and texting each other’s locations to avoid running into each other. It was actually kind of hilarious! Oh, only if Gloria knew how much thoughts and effort went into this proposal!

I’ve never met Gloria and Calvin until the actual proposal took place, but they were such a cute couple! I could see how happy she was from just looking at her face. She laughed and cried the whole time while Calvin gave his elaborate speech - he took a really really long time - and her face was just glowing.

I’m so glad I was able to be a part of such an adorable proposal! Can’t wait for my own friends to start getting engaged! :)

Taylor & Lindsey
05.04.2014Los Altos Hills, CA
Like all the other little girls in the world, the Lee triplets have been obsessed with Frozen. They only want to listen to its sountrack in the car and they memorized all the words to every single song from the movie.
So, my grandmother sent Elsa dresses from Korea for the triplets and the girls instantly fell in love. Lindsey and Taylor put them on right away and they wouldn’t stop singing Let It Go - with choreography and everything!  Taylor & Lindsey
05.04.2014Los Altos Hills, CA
Like all the other little girls in the world, the Lee triplets have been obsessed with Frozen. They only want to listen to its sountrack in the car and they memorized all the words to every single song from the movie.
So, my grandmother sent Elsa dresses from Korea for the triplets and the girls instantly fell in love. Lindsey and Taylor put them on right away and they wouldn’t stop singing Let It Go - with choreography and everything!  Taylor & Lindsey
05.04.2014Los Altos Hills, CA
Like all the other little girls in the world, the Lee triplets have been obsessed with Frozen. They only want to listen to its sountrack in the car and they memorized all the words to every single song from the movie.
So, my grandmother sent Elsa dresses from Korea for the triplets and the girls instantly fell in love. Lindsey and Taylor put them on right away and they wouldn’t stop singing Let It Go - with choreography and everything! 

Taylor & Lindsey

05.04.2014
Los Altos Hills, CA

Like all the other little girls in the world, the Lee triplets have been obsessed with Frozen. They only want to listen to its sountrack in the car and they memorized all the words to every single song from the movie.

So, my grandmother sent Elsa dresses from Korea for the triplets and the girls instantly fell in love. Lindsey and Taylor put them on right away and they wouldn’t stop singing Let It Go - with choreography and everything!