I think we all have this image ready beforehand of summer break. The mentality that this summer is going to be the summer. It’s like the New Years. When you tell yourself that this is going to be the year when you get your crap together and go to the gym. Except in the summertime, it’s the plan to learn two new languages and find Narnia.
Now don’t get me wrong- I’ve been loving summer break. Sleeping in, road trip, outings with friends, and time to pursue all my creative projects… It’s great.
Except 86.5% of my summer break has been lying in bed watching Bob’s Burgers. No working out. No motivation. No blogging. Gah. So why haven’t I been blogging about my life? Why have I not been vlogging that much?
Because it just hasn’t been interesting.
First world problems much?
But for the sake of my creative sanity, there have been slightly interesting days resembling the summer I hoped to be. So here’s some of my summer days in photos.
If you haven’t heard of the #pinkdrink, you’re probably not a frequent user of the Internet. Basically, the Internet revamped the Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher into the Pink Drink, where you replace the water with coconut milk. And why? Because it’s beautiful. Just look at it. It has freaking strawberries floating in it. STRAWBERRIES.
My friends and I had to try it, so we hopped on over to Starbucks to see what the fuss was all about. Verdict?
It’s just as good as it looks. Super refreshing for the summertime, and perfectly Instagrammable.The next day was a filming /blog shoot day, in which for the first time ever, I really didn’t know what I wanted the video to be about. I want to film a Summer Morning Routine video and I got some outdoor clips of that (like me vlogging), but then I realized I’d have to film me waking up and eating indoors which was not going to turn out well because of the lighting.
But yeah, here’s me vlogging. I started a vlog channel by the way.
No matter the video, I knew I wanted footage of snoballs! So my friend and I headed over to the local snoball stand to grab some delicious shaved ice. I got iced coffee and ordered a rainbow one..er…just for the video. You guys probably saw this on Instagram (@itskeliee) and thought “wow what I nice tumblr-esque wall!” But really, the shadow of the basket ball hoop gives me away as the person who saw a random person’s garage door and took a hundred photos in front of it. If the owners saw it they didn’t say anything lol. And look at my two babies! I would name them but I’m not like that.
And if you were wondering, I shoot on a Canon EOS 7d with an 18-135mm kit lens (that I hate but go no other options yo) and my vlogging camera a.k.a my treasure is a Sony a5100. ^_^
I recently decided on the YT video, but it’ll require more footage that I can’t shoot by myself and will need the help of my trusted and beloved videographer/photographer turned friend Chenhui who unfortunately has been confined to an ACT prep class for a week. I laugh and cry for her.
But yeah, that’s what’s been up with me recently. Countdown 26 days to Taiwan! I need to start budgeting for Etude House, lol. ><
KK, that’s it for all. Comment down below and tell me about your summer plans! I’d love to hear about them.
Lots of love,