Color the Small One

Cheers, to share our laughters and tears. We are never really alone.

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Time goes by faster than we could react.

Over the last three months, we’ve been through so many big moments. End of one period means the start of another one. We chose different paths, went to different cities and started a disparate life. The distance between us extends from a few miles to 7,480 miles, accompanied with 12h time difference. When one wakes up in the morning, it’s almost bed time for the other one. I always wish that you were here or I were there, or that we were somewhere together. We found that distance is like spice, a favoring, which brings you pain but magnifies joys. Even a video call with each other can brighten up our day, and every moment becomes worthy to share.

It used to take us 1 minute to show up at the other’s doorstep, but now we walk separate paths and through days and nights. Honestly, we miss the old days so much that we wish time can be switched to exactly when we met. As much as we want to grieve for the past for it is gone forever, we thank that time has brought us together and the beautiful future, is yet to come.

We’ve learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over long distance, for friendship doesn’t count the miles but measured by hearts. We might have to part away for now, but we believe that the day we are united is not far.

(Here are our last two shootings in Boston, Enjoy!)
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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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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 :))

Loaded with Flavor

As Boston is marching into spring, we decided to feed ourselves with some delicious food.

The prix fixe menu at Harmersley’s Bistro certainly indulges us  with a taste of early spring.

From appetizer duck confit to dessert almond panna cotta, we certainly had a flawless evening loaded with flavor.

Crispy Duck Confit with Frisée, Charred Pineapple 
      and Candied Hazelnuts … Brandy SauceIMG_2984

Spinach Salad with a Roasted Egg and Bacon, Seared Foie Gras,
       Goat Cheese and Garlic Crumbs … Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

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Seared Sea Scallops and Foie Gras with Braised Endives, Baby Spinach,
       Crispy Shallots and Roasted Lemon SauceIMG_2993

Grilled Duck Breast with Roasted Figs, Star Anise, Wild Rice and
       Celery Root Purée … Smoky Foie Gras Sauce IMG_3008

Almond Panna Cotta with Apricot, Orange 
       and Ginger Compote … Almond Butter CookieIMG_3024

Warm Chocolate Molten Cake 
       with Buttered Rum Ice Cream and Rum Raisin Sauce IMG_3026

Banana Caramel Crème Brûlée IMG_3030 IMG_3036IMG_3088_meitu_2 We actually show up in one photo together this time :)

Bon Appetit

Food hunting in Little Italy, Boston.

The first stop was Neptune Oyster, one of my favorite restaurants in Boston. The lobster roll is amazing!!!!IMG_6150 IMG_6153 IMG_6141IMG_6137

Accidentally found a cute chocolate shop. Although I am not a fan of chocolate, it is a place that worths stopping by. The store is owned by an elegant lady with her friend. They travelled around to discover different and interesting chocolate collections, which you can find in their store.

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A new Thinking Cup Cafe opened at north end. IMG_6260 IMG_6280

The last stop was Modern Pastry, our must-go dessert place at little Italy. The desserts here are not the best but it has pretty good cream brûlée and berry tart, so every time we come here we will buy some and enjoy them at home.

Rui was wearing our “winter uniform” Canada Goose parka. I don’t know why there are so many people in BU wearing Canada Goose this semester :( Saw them everywhere. :( :(IMG_6217