Monday, September 7, 2009


Wearing: Y by Codes Combine tank, Forever 21 linen shorts, Kenneth Cole Reaction flats.

I am absolutely in LOVE with ::codes combine. I bought this shirt along with a couple other items while visiting their store in Shanghai, China this summer. The label has designs that are fresh, clean cut, edgy and extremely wearable. I'm trying to do some research on the brand, but their website doesn't seem to function for me correctly. All I know is it's a South Korean label with designs for both men and women. Here are a couple of images from their Fall collection:

I actually find their men's line a tad more interesting than the women's as I felt there weremore unexpected pieces. I was actually lucky enough to visit their store this summer during a massive sale event (stuff was marked 50%-90% off!!). Otherwise, I don't think I could afford some of their items :]


The crazy life as a senior in college how now officially begun! Unfortunately, it's not actually my final year. I will have to do a fifth year because I'm double-majoring. But that doesn't change the fact upper-division courses are kicking my butt and I've spent more on books this semester ($452 USD for 3 books!) than my past couple of years combined. I know I've been lucky, being in the College of Communications usually doesn't require too many texts other than a writing guidebook here or an AP stylebook there. I sympathize for my friends who are in majors that constantly require updated textbooks semester after semester. However, I am taking business foundation courses this term, which required two brand new texts (in addition to a marketing book I had to buy for an advertising class -- also a brand new edition).

As some bloggers like to say, my bank account is now officially on life support.


Returning to Austin also means returning to my absolute favorite sandwich restaurant in the universe! Food Heads closes at 4 p.m. everyday and is not open on Sundays, making it not only extremely difficult to eat at but also an event when I do. Anytime anyone visits me in Austin or there are no ideas on where to eat (for lunch), Food Heads is my choice spot.

Table setting outside.

Gypsy Grove Sandwich -- Marinated and grilled pork tenderloin & grilled ham on garlic toasted baguette with swiss cheese, Foodhead's jalepeno relish and tabasco slaw. SUPER delicious, especially the egg that's topped onto it.

Grilled Salami & Fresh Mozzarella -- Served on toasted sourdough with fresh spinach, tomato and blackberry balsamic vinaigrette. A little too greasy for my tastes, but I do love fresh mozzarella. In fact, I've been having a pretty unhealthy infatuation with it as of late.

Grilled Portabellas & Bleu Cheese -- Served on toasted sourdough with fresh spinach, tomato and blackberry balsamic vinaigrette. My favorite sandwich, hands down.

Chicken Special -- Grilled chicken breast on toasted ciabatta with lettuce, tomato, avocado, feta cheese and tarragon mayonnaise. My second favorite sandwich! The feta cheese and terragon mayo gives it a creamy and flavorful texture.

If anyone hasn't been here yet and lives in Austin, it's an absolute must! And if you ever visit me in Austin, make sure I take you here!

In other news, I am currently planning a trip to Singapore this December. More on that later :]


amynaree said...

those sammiches look bomb!

i really like the codes combine style, it's so modern, simple, yet chic!!

i adore your green glasses lol, they are so fierce! :) and yes i do agree Korean Dramas have the hottest guys!! i would just watch it just for the eye candy too haha... it's just too bad all the Korean guys I know look no where like that x__X

Shanghainese Dumpling said...

Those food pictures are making me drooling

Kym said...

*mmmm* food... you know i love all that but LADY! you are so cute in your green rimmed glasses! hahaha! ;P and crystal defenders (?) i have not played that yet.. i'm afraid to start seeing as you spent hours playing it. hahaha!

Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^ said...

Great post! I just give you an award, check it out in my blog!

Ken said...

absolutely stunning
whos the one taking the photos?

Kalmo said...

You look so pretty and cute in those pictures!

Yeah, I hate how expensive college textbooks are! Boo. :(

Wow those are some gourmet sandwiches, they look fabulous and delicious. I love sandwiches with eggs.

How cool that you're going to Singapore! So much good food there I bet.

eclecticsatire said...

Hey Liang! Thanks for following my blog! Followed ya back on blogg and twitter. XD

How long do you intend to stay in Singapore? To be honest, my country is rather small and I think it takes about a week or lesser, to explore the whole island. LOL!

I'll definitely suggest you check out Orchard Road. There, you have the usual brands you'll find in America. However, for more "Asian" flavour, check out Far East Plaza. It is at Orchard too. It has loads of clothings, accessories, beauty stores there. Very Jap and Korean-ish. Loads of CHEAP SHOES too! XD

Another shopping place to check out is Bugis Village. Loads of cheap stuff too.

The closest thing we have to a beach is probably Sentosa. It is a tiny island, south of Singapore.

Okay, real lengthy comment. :P Anyway, if you need more info, ask me. ;D xoxo

eclecticsatire said...

LOL! I love cheap shoes too! Taiwan has LOADS of cheap shoes. Like way cheaper! Maybe you could plan a trip there too. :D

I will gladly answer all your questions if you have any. No worries about it. Gives me a somewhat valid excuse to take a break from my studies anyway. ;P LOL! xoxo

*Nehs* said...

you're such a cutie! thanks so much for stopping by! ~xoxo

FriendzCentury said...

Nice outfit and photo's you have there. Will have to check out ::codes combine, shame there isn't a store in HK.

stellarvixen said...

ahhh i like your green fashion glasses!! uber chic & playful

nice crap at taking full body photos T.T

am surprised too about the PopBeauty amazing results..they are soo pigmented and bendable very comparative to shu & nars

i like my cheeks pop like cheery!
wifout too loud ;P

About Pret-A-Partay said...

The portobello and cheese sandwich is making my mouth water...:D Great blog!

Zoe said...

U look so cute in those pictures^^
The food looks so yummy..I so love the codes combine style..hey hun ..u should post more^^

Beth said...

Love all these photos, you look super cute!
Amazing glasses as well ;)
Beth xx

Bo Bae said...

loving the outfit ~ Especially the green framed glasses. ^^
you're so pretty xD
and those foods......... hmmmmmmmmmmm tempting

funkiimonkee said...

you look so cute with those glasses!

nuvonova said...

That fashion brand looks fantastic!

Elise said...

Oh WOW, this is a great post & you have the most gorgeously cool site here. I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hi ! Your posts are original - it's all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes....have a great Sunday !

Chen Yan Ting said...

Hi. Thanks for your comment, that was sweet of you. You do look like a Singaporean when I first came to your page. Take care too yah. ;)

celestialmoondesign said...

LOL! i love you facial expressions and poses haha. those glasses are adorable too. i have a pair of big glasses but i don't think i can really pull them off as well as u do haha.

I was looking at ur profile and I would definitely love to have some intellectual conversation with you :)

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