Big News #1 & A fresg breakfast!

As I said last week, I have two big news to announce. I’m finally safe to say the #1. I’M MOVING TO DC!!! 😆 Yeah~~ I’ll finally be a city girl again!!! 😀 I’m super super excited!

Living close to campus, surrounded by greens during the last four years was good and necessary to focus on research. My best friend has been telling to move to DC for a while but I never felt the urge. However, after living 6 weeks in a big city like Shanghai, going out almost everyday meeting with friends and eating out, I just can’t live in country-side any more!!! Once I made my mind, I needed to move IMMEDIATELY! I arrived States on Thursday night, did apartment search on Friday, by Saturday I was looking apartments and decided for one. But the process was not smooth. Since my grad-student income is low, they usually would not accept my application unless I have a guarantor.  But where am I supposed to get a guarantor?  I asked few people that I know, they are either not qualified or didn’t want to. Things got worse. When I sent the application for the new apartment, I also gave notice to my current apartment that I’m leaving. That means no matter if I get a new apartment or not, I HAVE to leave my current apartment by July 14th. That means if I don’t get anything, I have no place to live. You can imagine how stressful is the situation.  But I’m such a lucky girl!!! 😉 For unknown reason, the leasing office of the new apartment took back about the guarantor and my application went through without a problem. Last Saturday I signed all the papers and I’m moving into the new apartment on July 10th! And you know what’s the best part? My best friend and another close friend of mine live in the same building!!! 😆

I feel the luckiest girl in the world!!! 😀

My breakfast this morning was


A base of blueberries and rolled oats


Kefir (my first time :))


Mung bean soup


and flax meal


it was so fresh and yummy~~~ 😀

Finally… look what I ordered. Giffen’s fan, anyone? I read her “Love the one you’re with” and liked it a lot. It’s not profound but really entertaining. Her writing is beautiful and the story real! 🙂 I can’t wait to read these.


Q: What are you reading now?



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13 responses to “Big News #1 & A fresg breakfast!

  1. You are one lucky girl!! I love DC! Congrats on your new apartment!

    I read Something Borrowed and Something Blue and loved them! Cute and light and cheesy! Perfect for summer! I started Baby Proof but got bored and never finished it… oh well. Hope you enjoy it more than I did.

    I’m currently reading The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

  2. ah how exciting! and you’ll be so close to your best friends!!! what fun!! make sure you give us a tour of your new place!!

  3. I’ve read Something Borrowed a few years ago and just read Something Blue a couple weeks ago. I wasn’t a fan of Borrowed but Blue was good. I actually don’t love her writing style : / I wanna read Love The One You’re With though!

  4. I’m jealous!!! I’m itching to move back to the city but I can’t just yet. I’ll start looking in November.

  5. congrats on the move! i was soooo happy to move back to the city after college (small cornfield town). thank god!!

  6. Congrats on your exciting move!! All the luck with it. 😀

    I’m currently reading: A Patriot’s History of the United States by Larry Schweikart


  7. How exciting, Coco! Especially since you’ll be so close to your friends!

    Gorgeous breakfast!

  8. Ohh congratulations my dear!!! I’m so happy for your move AND even more happy that you found a great apartment to move in to!! House hunting is SUPER stressful…i know it! You’ll have such a great time in DC. 🙂

    Gosh your photography is getting more and more amazing…or it might be your food. LOVE the mungbean breakfast with oats!!

  9. CONGRATS, hun! So glad things worked out for you moving to DC! And thanks for posting about the books. I’m always on the hunt for new things to read!

  10. First of all…CONGRATS TO YOU!! And, you get to live next to your best friend?! That’s fantastic. I am so happy for you Coco.

    I just read my first Emily Griffin book about three weeks ago. It was called “Love the One You’re With”. I loved it. I will have to get some of the ones you ordered, as I will need some good reads when I am training in Pittsburgh….boredom will set in fast!

  11. Yay, DC sounds like a great place to live, and I’d honestly love to be there, too. Let me know if you ever see a job for a dietitian. 🙂

    So glad you found a place to live, too! So fantastic!

    I had blueberries this morning for breakfast, too. 🙂

  12. Congrats! Glad to hear you’re so excited!

  13. DiningAndDishing

    yay for moving to DC!! it is so much fun living downtown…i think you’ll love it!

    – Beth @

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