2014 By Pictures

Sometimes, a picture speaks a thousand words and jogs a million little memories.
February 22, 2014

First Saturday in the office since Citi’s no-work Saturday rule.  At least it wasn’t too miserable - the office was nearly empty give a few friends and I could work at my own pace.  And at least I got to sneak out to celebrate a few birthdays…

February 22, 2014

First Saturday in the office since Citi’s no-work Saturday rule. At least it wasn’t too miserable - the office was nearly empty give a few friends and I could work at my own pace. And at least I got to sneak out to celebrate a few birthdays…

February 21, 2014

I never thought I would have to fight to be on a deal.  I entered banking hoping to breeze by - forget about live deals.  Yet today my baby project suddenly came crying to me and with that, like a hummingbird, my wings started flapping and I started flying again, amongst drama, amongst helping winds.

February 21, 2014

I never thought I would have to fight to be on a deal. I entered banking hoping to breeze by - forget about live deals. Yet today my baby project suddenly came crying to me and with that, like a hummingbird, my wings started flapping and I started flying again, amongst drama, amongst helping winds.

February 19 - 20, 2014

Things just got blurred.  Projects completely fell onto me at the same time.  Higher ups argued in front of me on who I would work for.  Models and pitchbooks and presentations.  In the office until the wee hours of the morning, forgetting to eat, forgetting to take my eyes off the screen…

February 19 - 20, 2014

Things just got blurred. Projects completely fell onto me at the same time. Higher ups argued in front of me on who I would work for. Models and pitchbooks and presentations. In the office until the wee hours of the morning, forgetting to eat, forgetting to take my eyes off the screen…

February 18, 2014

Thank you to everyone who are outside in the cold, shoveling snow and clearing the roads so that we can get to and from work and school.  Thank you for all your efforts.

February 18, 2014

Thank you to everyone who are outside in the cold, shoveling snow and clearing the roads so that we can get to and from work and school. Thank you for all your efforts.

February 17, 2014

Cheers to baking for clients and bonding with co-workers; cheers to my lovely college roommate who surprised me for my birthday with one of the best presents a foodie could ask for.

February 17, 2014

Cheers to baking for clients and bonding with co-workers; cheers to my lovely college roommate who surprised me for my birthday with one of the best presents a foodie could ask for.

February 16, 2014

Yayy to a cozy brunch catching up with friends at Crepes du Nord, where each visit unites me with so many friends living downtown that also treat the place as their comfort staple.

February 16, 2014

Yayy to a cozy brunch catching up with friends at Crepes du Nord, where each visit unites me with so many friends living downtown that also treat the place as their comfort staple.

February 15, 2014

Today is one of those days requiring two photos - two completely juxtaposing experiences in a matter of hours. The former picture is the talent show at a special needs program in inner NYC, where kids danced and played instruments, opening my eyes to a sense of purity, passion, and sheer will I felt lacking at work.

The second is at the new Laduree in Soho - some of my best girlfriends for my birthday celebration, enjoying high tea, enjoying being young and employed in a city overwhelming and wonderful and crazy.

February 14, 2014

Thanks for such an amazing birthday and Valentines day - I arrived at work to find my cube filled with balloons and gifts, leading to interrogations of co-workers all across the floor. Thank you to all who made it special - thank you for making it not just another work day.

February 14, 2014

Thanks for such an amazing birthday and Valentines day - I arrived at work to find my cube filled with balloons and gifts, leading to interrogations of co-workers all across the floor. Thank you to all who made it special - thank you for making it not just another work day.

February 13, 2014

Thanks to Mommy and Daddy for mailing me some of my favorites - especially the champaign truffles from Switzerland.  Love you and miss you.

February 13, 2014

Thanks to Mommy and Daddy for mailing me some of my favorites - especially the champaign truffles from Switzerland. Love you and miss you.

February 12, 2014

Couldn’t find anything interesting to post today, so here’s a picture of the Citi second floor lobby as it participates in celebration of the Winter Olympics.

February 12, 2014

Couldn’t find anything interesting to post today, so here’s a picture of the Citi second floor lobby as it participates in celebration of the Winter Olympics.

February 11, 2014

"I don’t know how I’m going to make it back to New York without a heart attack."

That was my level of excitement when I entered the private plane that was to take us from Chicago to New York.  As we rose, I watched as the icy lake touched the sky; as we descended, I admired once again the glorified skyline.

Basically I had the time of my life. That and my first time ordering room service.

February 11, 2014

"I don’t know how I’m going to make it back to New York without a heart attack."

That was my level of excitement when I entered the private plane that was to take us from Chicago to New York. As we rose, I watched as the icy lake touched the sky; as we descended, I admired once again the glorified skyline.

Basically I had the time of my life. That and my first time ordering room service.

February 10, 2014

A peek into the corporate lifestyle makes me feel like a country girl going into the city: the New York lights from my plane window, my first time in an Admirals Club, and staying alone at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago.  It’s a crazy world out there.

February 10, 2014

A peek into the corporate lifestyle makes me feel like a country girl going into the city: the New York lights from my plane window, my first time in an Admirals Club, and staying alone at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. It’s a crazy world out there.

February 9, 2014

It’s a skype virtual baking session! 2am my time, 11pm Cali time, we bake the same recipe over Skype in two respective kitchens.  However, lesson learned: when the recipe asks for rum, using tequila instead doesn’t work.

Here’s to taking the idea of keeping in touch and sharing a common passion to another level.

Here’s to matching bottles of vanilla. Or something like that.

February 9, 2014

It’s a skype virtual baking session! 2am my time, 11pm Cali time, we bake the same recipe over Skype in two respective kitchens. However, lesson learned: when the recipe asks for rum, using tequila instead doesn’t work.

Here’s to taking the idea of keeping in touch and sharing a common passion to another level.

Here’s to matching bottles of vanilla. Or something like that.

February 8, 2014

First official Saturday off, due to the new Citi policy.  No emails from seniors, no one asking me to work.  Finally, I was able to plan things - shopping in Soho, making seafood pajeon with my Christian group from school, and reliving old memories watching Mulan.

February 8, 2014

First official Saturday off, due to the new Citi policy. No emails from seniors, no one asking me to work. Finally, I was able to plan things - shopping in Soho, making seafood pajeon with my Christian group from school, and reliving old memories watching Mulan.

February 7, 2014

I thought long and hard on what to post for today, and in the end there was nothing.  This was one of these days in which I just wanted to forget, as I looked down and walked, trying to figure out what it meant to be in my shoes, and in the shoes of others.

February 7, 2014

I thought long and hard on what to post for today, and in the end there was nothing. This was one of these days in which I just wanted to forget, as I looked down and walked, trying to figure out what it meant to be in my shoes, and in the shoes of others.