San Francisco Freelancers

The endless snow in Boston can be a little frustrating. It is time for us to fly across the country and pay a short visit to Cali.

Just as how different the lyrics of Boston by Augustana and California by Phantom Planet are, Boston and California are two widely different places. Although San Francisco was raining the whole weekend, we were still drenched by its beauty. The rugged seashore at Fisherman Wharf, the winding roads to Golden Gate Bridge, the dots of lights on the hills at down… The artistry side of San Francisco did not fade away in the rain.

I would not say taking photographs in the rain was a pleasant experience. But we still managed to seize some nice moments, especially while having brunch… Two tips for you guys, please make sure you try the French Toast at Olea (30 minutes waiting in the rain was no biggie for food lovers!) and the blue bottled coffee! Another highlight of the trip was our visit to Facebook and Google Headquarters located in Menlo Park. We were fascinated by the ubiquitous creativity, freedom, diversity, boldness of their company culture. After our visit, Facebook became our dream company and we want to be IT geeks!

This trip would not be so awesome without our friends who drove us around and accompanied us throughout the weekend. Special thanks to Tan, Xiaoyu, Jiesi, Yu and Yoyo.

Let us end this trip with California.

“We’ve been on the run

Driving in the sun

Looking out for number one

California here we come

Right back where we started from”
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Frozen

There is so much fun in winter than you expected. If you are not afraid of the coldness, go out and have a walk, you will see a beautiful city decorated with white snow. We were pretty excited to found out that the pond in Boston Common is frozen. On the frozen pond, children chased each other, friends frolicked and couples held hands tightly. The laughters did not match with the gloomy weather that day, but they definitely made the weather brighter in people’s heart.

Go try it if you haven’t tried it yet! It will be fun!!
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Home

Home isn’t just a place.

It’s a feeling of comfort and safe.

It reminds you of the nicest and sweetest days.

(Photos taken in Guangzhou, China)

This winter break I stayed at my hometown Guangzhou and didn’t travel to any other places. Hanging out with my old friends is a must, other than that, I wandered around the city with my camera like a tourist. Through the lens, the blessedly familiar city is so cozy and lovely.

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The Grand Canyon

Las Vegas is a city full of neon lights and luxurious architectures. Everything is too fancy to be real. During my stay in Vegas, I was buried in countless shops and casinos, so I did not take my camera around. However, I brought you guys the splendid view of the Grand Canyon. I believe at one time it was a beautiful piece of land, as time withers away, the beauty did not fade but rather gains itself an unique characteristic that is unforgettable for every visitor.
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Pause

You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and  the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.

— Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast


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 My dear friends, don’t ever missed the successive beauty of the year at Boston Common.

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Here is our second outfit post. We were trying some new styles this time.

Maggie:

Coat from Topshop, skirt from Zara, shoes from Miista

Rui:

Cardigan from Mango, sweater from Club Monaco, skirt from Zara, shoes from Dr. Martins

Trend of the season: turtleneck crop top and mid-length skirt.

(don’t catch a cold :))