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Monday, July 8, 2013

The purple trees and memories

Morning time in San Diego is usually much cooler than in the afternoon. Very much like the desert weather, the temperature varies a lot throughout the day. I went to brunch around 10am and the weather was a bit chilly so I was wearing this crochet long sleeves top and a thick handmade scarf. I bought this scarf when I was in Beijing last summer (click here) and it always makes me recall the good old time when I was in Beijing. Usually when I go traveling, especially to other country, I like to buy accessories as the souvenir for myself so that I get to wear them often. What about you guys?

I love the purple trees in San Diego! They are so beautiful and I love the fact that the flowers are purple instead of pink. In New York, you don't see that a lot and the trees are usually pink when the flowers bloom.

The sleeves of the top are so feminie and the patterns are sweet, so I tried to make the look more subtle with my jeans and wedges.

I was only 16 when I first moved to San Diego by myself and I didn't get to explore too much because it was very difficult to make good friends. There were so many yuppies and conservative people around where I was, they had zero interest in making friends with foreign students or sometimes they would even make fun of me. I know that many international students even started studying abroad when they were 13 and I give them so much respect for having such courage. If you know anyone who is a foreigner in your country, you don't have to make friends with them but at least show that you are cordial and friendly. I just think that before people make fun of foreigners, they should imagine how they would feel if they are by themselves in other countries. Some people don't even have the guts to travel by themselves, so who are they to make fun of other people?

However, I am glad that one of my high school teachers was super nice to me. She is like my angel because she initiated to take me out for lunch to celebrate my birthday, while not even my host family remembered my birthday. She also drove me to other places and showed me around and helped me to improve my English. She has become my dear friend after I graduated from high school and she is always the angel to me. Ashley, you are the best and I can never thank you enough. If you are reading this, please keep in mind that I am always here for you as if you always do. I miss you <3

Thank you so much for reading everyone and have a beautiful Monday no matter where you are.

Trace XOXO


  1. Awww, great story! Your high school teacher sounds incredibly sweet and kind. Cute outfit! Love the top and the detailing. It's so pretty! : )


  2. Great blog! Love your top. :)

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