life lately

bangkok life 43-checker copythe thing about life update here in the blog is that once you’re behind, you get so behind you don’t even know where to begin. with thousands of photos to sort through and actual posts that are behind schedule, ah. not to mention the struggle of dealing with the minutiae of life on top of everything. okay i guess the point is that contrary to what’s shown on this blog or instagram i’ve had a pretty rough start to the year and next thing i realize it’s almost march! i guess it’s about time i slap myself out of this limbo and get on with life.

so, how have you been?

bangkok life 42-checkerroots have been my go-to for a daily fix ever since the commons opened beginning of this year.

bangkok life 39-checkerbangkok life 44 bangkok life 37-checkerdate night with mom. iris apfel is such an inspiring human being! have you seen the documentary? makes me wanna own one of those retro iconic eye glasses.

bangkok life 19 copythis cold kimchi noodle might not be very visually aesthetic but it’s the best thing, ever. i might need to steal my grandma’s recipe that she refuses to give.

bangkok life 29-checker bangkok life 21 bangkok life 22i sometimes feel like i’m not that short but when i see a photo like this i feel like i actually may be that short.

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thai food bkk paragon

bangkok life 43-checker copy bangkok life 32how adorable is this mini size honey toast?

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bangkok life 36 copyi love kids. really.

bangkok life 20-checker bangkok life 18 copywaffle date with kimberly.

bangkok life 59-checker copythe things i look forward to every morning. well coffee is a given.

bangkok life 50bkk lifeif i read this book once on kindle, listened to it once on audible and now reading it again on paperback – does it qualify as being one of my favorite? probably the best business book i read thus far and highly recommend it to those aspiring entrepreneurs!

bangkok life 30-checker copy bkk phil coffee bangkok life 66tried this north korean restaurant staffed by north koreans. what a strange experience.

bangkok life 60-checker bangkok life 11-checker bangkok life 12-checker bangkok life 15-checker copy bangkok life 3fried fish in sweet sour sauce – my favorite menu at ootoya. i could have this everyday.

bangkok life 7-checkeractually, i could have greyhound everyday too.

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  • Reply Neha

    Amazing clicks…loved everything about this post…ur shoes are gorgeous and so is the purse…I am glad I found this blog…xo, Neha

    February 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Angelia

    Annie, you always look so good in every outfit! Loved this entry :D and also… that kimchi noodle omg

    February 22, 2016 at 5:46 pm
  • Reply Izzy

    Fab photos as always! One thing’s for sure: your food life is waaayyyyy better than mine – visiting your blog always makes me feel hungry ;-)
    I love your minimalist outfits, the gray dress with gray cardigan being my fave. And I need to check out that Iris Apfel documentary! She’s very inspirational, so I’m definitely intrigued.

    February 22, 2016 at 8:46 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      do watch and let me know izzy! made me think about how we should all pursue our passion and just simply, be ourselves. really inspirational!

      February 25, 2016 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Hannie Arden Blaise

    Lovely photography, especially love your outfits! And damn, that food porn though!

    February 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Romantiquely

    You are absolutely adorable ah! That documentary sounds fantastic, I would love to watch it sometime thank you for sharing! Also, all of the food looks amazing but that honey toast?! AH killer! xxxxx

    February 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Joyce

    Looove all the food in this, it’s making me drool lol. And your grandma’s kimchi noodle looks amazing, I am really craving some now. Plus all your outfits are also so cute!

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    February 22, 2016 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply sileas

    The fact that two months of this year almost passed scares me too! However that was such a wonderful update of you. You’re eating all those good looking food, it makes me jealous :p I hope your rough times are over! xo

    February 22, 2016 at 11:48 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      thank you sileas! i guess food makes it a little better :(

      February 25, 2016 at 11:28 am
  • Reply TIFF

    Hope your rough days are over dear, tomorrow is always a better day isn’t it?
    Though i totally understand sometimes the rough day became a period of time, and there is a season in life, the next spring and summer will be here soon, don’t cha worry <3
    I always love looking at glittering sandals you wore at BKK, i went to the Philippines and bought a bling sandal back, ha…i guess only some sort of bling bling only can be found in SEA eh?


    February 23, 2016 at 12:07 am
    • Reply annie lee

      aww so sweet tiff, and you’re totally right. tomorrow is a brand new day :) and that bling sandal i think is an australian brand but it’s very popular in sea like you said! i guess it adds that little light-ness to the humid weataher :P

      February 25, 2016 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Keri

    I have missed your blogs, cutie. Hope things have been going well with you. I can at least see your life has been filled with delicious looking food! yum!

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    February 23, 2016 at 12:19 am
  • Reply Neng Neng

    Seeing all the food remind me to have some breakfast now.
    Give us the recipe of the kimchi noodle! Steal if you must to :P

    NN –

    February 23, 2016 at 7:49 am
    • Reply annie lee

      haha! i’m really considering that

      February 25, 2016 at 11:22 am
  • Reply itsshania

    Wow dessert looks so good, I just want a bite of that chocolate cake. nice post love the photos and yes you are short lol but gorgeous :-)…XX

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    February 23, 2016 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Elizabeth T.

    Your photos always make me so hungry Annie :D Haha and you always go to the best coffee places ever <3 And that book recommendation! <3 I can't wait to read it! The 4 hour workweek is really what I need right now LOL! Hope this month will bring great things your way :)

    XO, Elizabeth

    February 23, 2016 at 1:21 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i hope you find the book useful elizabeth! hehe

      February 25, 2016 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Kimberly

    Annie, you are doing an awesome job with your blog! Lots of great posts already, and it is only February :)

    Where is that sweet potato and quinoa salad from? I never thought I was much of a quinoa person, but it looks really good!

    February 23, 2016 at 2:15 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      kimberly!! i’m still waiting on your travel posts!! and that quinoa salad is from the commons – it’s actually REALLY nice. let’s go grab some soon!

      February 25, 2016 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Elements of Ellis

    It looks like you’ve had lots of yummy food this year! And I hope this year gets better for you!

    February 23, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    Wonderful impressions! Drolling over your food pics, Annie Lee! :)


    February 24, 2016 at 4:25 am
  • Reply Vicky

    It’s scary how quick the year is going isn’t it? Hopefully the rest of the year will be better for you!


    February 24, 2016 at 11:51 am
  • Reply gail

    Ikr! Time flies too fast to realize what month it is we are now! We need a date, and I will get back to you ASAP!

    February 24, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      hehe okay i already replied your dm! can’t wait to see you hopefully soon :)

      February 25, 2016 at 11:17 am
  • Reply Christin

    You got this girl! Sometimes all you need is a little break to refresh and restart. Loving the photos here! Your style is on point.


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    February 24, 2016 at 7:29 pm
  • Reply artadorned

    Love your dress, food looks great and nice photos.

    February 25, 2016 at 12:54 am
  • Reply Munky

    If only I can blog as well as you..hah!

    Hope all is well!

    February 25, 2016 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      heyyy! do you still blog? i’ve missed you around!

      March 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Vivian

    Happy Thursday Annie! I hope you’re feeling better now. Sometimes is better to take a few steps back in order to move forward:) I your snaps :) I need that book by Henry Caroll! Love your outfits too, you are so stylish:) xoxo Vivian

    February 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    I hope the rough times are over and that the rest of 2016 will be amazing. The North Korean restaurant looks really interesting. There’s also one in Dubai and it sounds like the layout is similar (including the entertainment), but you’re not allowed to take photos inside and it’s far from where we live, so I haven’t visited yet.PS: Is that a Swedish almond tart from IKEA?

    February 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      it’s very interesting and weird at the same time. i was called up to dance with them in the middle of my meal. strange, indeed. and yes that’s from ikea! teehee so delish!

      March 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm
  • Reply Samantha Mariko

    your skin is so flawless!! I really love that photo of you in the grey dress, cute laid-back style :) and ugh the food…. looks amazing

    February 29, 2016 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Monique | WritingMonique

    Gorgeous photos! I love the photo on the stairs!

    February 29, 2016 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply Doreen's Style Diary

    You’re so adorable. Love your style. All these food photos are making me hungry. I want to eat all the food you posted here.

    March 1, 2016 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Nevena Krstic

    Lovely photos! You look so pretty and it seems like you’ve been super busy! I also feel like I’m falling behind with everything and when I know I have loads to do I just want to lie down and sleep and forget it all haha :) xx

    March 2, 2016 at 4:13 am
  • Reply Chiara

    That chocolate cake … Wow! Sorry to hear you haven’t had the best start to the year, I hope it gets better soon x

    March 3, 2016 at 3:19 am
  • Reply Sophie

    Wonderful post, love the food, love your outfit, love everything in your photos <3

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    March 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Waz

    Aww, sorry to hear that you’ve had a rough start to the new year. Hope things are turning around for the better!

    March 9, 2016 at 1:32 am
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