Here’s the Dish: Pumpkin Bread With Cream Cheese

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Hey guys, it’s been eons since I last baked. Thankfully summer break finally happened and I was able to satisfy my baking urges. As you may or may not know, I’ve been attempting to bake different recipes that have unique aspects to them, and I recently found something that I didn’t expect to enjoy –– pumpkin bread with cream cheese. I didn’t know that this assortment of bread existed until I’ve tried it last year at Greenhouse Cafe (on a side note, you should all go to this cafe because it’s a great place to study in). The moist, spiced -infused bread left me with the impulse to make it myself, since I essentially swallowed it whole. Furthermore, the small layer of cream cheese sweetened the bread and added a moist and spongy texture that resembled the bread itself. The cream cheese layer also created a nice pop of white to contrast with the bright orange loaf. I recommend this flavorful recipe to those who aren’t lactose intolerant or allergic to pumpkin to try this peace of joy once in their lives. Continue reading

Fashion Soup for the Sartorial Soul: Saturated Summer #2 (Green)

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Having spent the last five months in the concrete jungle that is NYC, I came close to forgetting about the photo opportunities that arise when you live in a lush, nature paradise like San Francisco. The first few weeks back were heavily documented on my camera roll every time I stepped outside, where the air refreshingly smelled like fresh eucalyptus and pine instead of garbage and sweat. I once missed the 29 bus because I was preoccupied snapping shots of Lake Merced and in other instance, freaked out a shop owner because I was taking an obsessively excessive amount of pictures of her succulents (typical). By putting some of these visuals into this post, I’d like to think it makes those blunders at least a little worthwhile.

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What Did You Think of Me?

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Hey everyone! It’s summer time, which means I’m back and ready to write and read. You would think that I’d spend most of my time doing something productive but so far sleeping in until two pm and making garlic fries at one in the morning should give you a rough idea of how productive I have actually been… But this column is my motivation. This is my baby.

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Fashion Soup for the Sartorial Soul: Saturated Summer #1 (B&W)

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I’m back for the summer with a new series y’all! Inspired in part Wes Anderson’s famous cinematic color palettes, “Saturated Summer” is an organized visual diary and colorized love letter dedicated to the various adventures had on my first trip home from college. Though each picture started out as merely a casual iPhone-documented moment from my day-to-day life, these snaps stand out when paired with other photos that share the same hue. Hopefully these simple photo-grids will help preserve what it felt like to be a young adult finding the comforts of familiarity again, and also allow you to experience these few and fruitful months with me in a small, yet meaningful capacity.

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Sketchy Pencil Point: Fashion Final

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My fashion drawing instructor at the AAU always emphasized that spontaneity was the key to fashion illustration. At least, that’s what I think he said. With that in mind, I mindlessly slapped on all kinds of materials for my mixed-media final project. Fortunately, it seemed like my mindful spontaneity, or rather, mindlessness resulted in a decent fashion illustration.

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Winners, Losers, and Survivors: A Crime Blog [Dredd]

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I will look at a film very dear to me for the finale of underrated crime classics. Dredd is Pete Travis’ hardcore dystopian sci-fi flick based on the long running comic, Judge Dredd by John Wagner. Dredd is one of my two favorite comic book (not superhero) movies. Dredd came out in 2012, when a lot of highly anticipated comic book movies were being released such as: The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Amazing Spider Man. Dredd kicked all of their asses in terms of quality, but sadly failed at the box office. Continue reading