family reunion and Pompidou by accident

I finally met up with Maggie today. Maggie and I are distant relatives and we have never met before until today.

Our dads are cousins and they suggested that we meet up because we are both in Paris this summer. So, being the obedient nice Korean girls, we met up today and we had a great time. We were at The Broken Arm for new york style coffee and pastries.


It’s a pretty cool store, a cafe/clothing shop. You can order nice coffee and pastries and while waiting, you can shop clothes on the other side. Interesting mix of program no? I want to one day open up a shop that’s a cafe/runway. You can drink my coffee while looking at fashion models. mmmmmmmh!

We also went to Robert Mapplethorpe’s photo exhibit at Grand Palais.





And for dinner, we had French food. This is the first French meal I’m having ever since I arrived few days ago.

I got something with potatoes, cheese (cantal?) and ham:


We talked and laughed the entire time we were was super fun and i felt more comfortable living in the city knowing that i have my family here.


After dinner, something really great happened. We were walking back home, and from the corner of my eyes, I saw this:Image

It’s so wierd to see the actual building that you’ve only seen through many images. I mean it’s super great. So here is the front.


I will have to come back for seeing the interior and exhibition but I loved this public space in front. So many people are just hanging out there.

I’ll come back for you Pompidou. See you soon.


exploring without maps

I dont mind being lost in a new city. I get to see more things and especially right now I have nothing else to do. So I just walked around all day, 80% of the time being lost. After I got home I realized I basically walked around in a big 4 times.

As i was looking at the photos I took today, I realized most of them are of children. How creepy I know! but i cant resist. Parisian kids are the cutest!


For example, look at this one:


I mean how cute is his rain jacket!! and the glasses?? It must be fun to be his grandma…

And also i found a really nice park while walking around my house and WTH…seriously….this park is soo freaking amazing:


oops i meant to insert a photo from a park but this is just one of many photos i took following around cute children. haha oh man I’m soo creeeppyy!


okay foreals this is the picture i meant to upload:



and this:



I’m just excited that i’ll be jogging here (i cant tell you when this will happen but it will happen at one point) and i get to see this beautiful place so often!

And thats it for today, i have more photos to upload but i want to save it for tomorrow. it’s 5:28am and im so jetlagged still. gonna try to sleep.


Au revoir!


Bonjour! I’m in the plane to Paris and before I land, I just want to write about what I’m expecting to find in Paris this summer:

  • Architecture. What does it mean for me and why I’m doing this?
  • Rest. Hopefully I will get to catch up on sleep and recover my forever damaged body from architecture schooling.
  • Travel and see things within and nearby Paris. And sketch.
  • Walk a lot, eat healthy, cook more, try to be like the parisian girls.
  • Try new style of clothes. Possibly develop a whole new style lookbook. I want to look super chic and dangerously cute.

So far this is all I can think of. Let’s add/subtract as I go.

See you soon Paris!