November 23rd, 2010

OSIM mini run keeping strong

It still does

We watch a lot of videos internally at work and though I have watched countless videos on running, snippets of races and the works, I still get slightly emo when I watch one. I think it's the passion that I have about running that makes me feel that way and it's something that will probably stay for a long time. I've not been running much (hardly) since the marathon because my time has been taken up by work and the renovations and I can't wait for our routine and lives to get back into regular programming, hopefully, soon.






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f21 in Chicago






I was thrilled to pop into the Forever 21 in downtown Chicago and to see some of my favorite fashion bloggers on the campaign showcase - Rumi and Emily. If there is one thing that I noticed, the offering in the major cities like NYC and Chicago are a lot better than in Portland for example. f21 is like my easy go-to brand for cheap stuff that I can wear and mix around. The quality is not fantastic but you pay for what you get and it helps to refresh my wardrobe at affordable costs. In fact, I have a few favorites like my ballet flats (in 3 different colors), my poofy black skirt and the latest - tulle/striped dress.

For f21 fans, if you don't already know, their Skinny blog is pretty good. Like like like.






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John Hancock Observatory




John Hancock Observatory wasn't exactly on our must-visit list. I would love to view the city from above but frankly, there isn't much that you can see and take as it is all glassed up. I thought Eureka Skydeck 88 in Melbourne was sufficient and though it was lovely and a nice experience, everything is over-charged and if you want a really good photo, be prepared to pay USD$25 for one shot.

The tickets to the Observatory was included in our Chicago pass. We did enjoy the view but it took us just 15minutes to be done and like all other views from above, it is a little too expensive. In Chicago, I did prefer the view at the Shedd Aquarium and Planetarium as I thought it was more beautiful up close and personal. Nonetheless, if you get the pass, you could just go for it.

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