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emmulate First batch of #paleo #granola a resounding success!!! Who knew it could all be so simple? Oh that's right, Ms. Hill did. Heh. Happy Friday! 6d

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emmulate #TomboyForever since forever ago.
(And Mama Shen on that super babe tip! Dayum. ️)
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emmulate Looks like I've always been pretty stoked about a good meal. 1w

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emmulate Offsetting our stroll through the whitest, most suburban neighborhood ever by making dumplings from scratch.
#casual #teamshitmore #familia #porvida #walnutcreek #california #wishyouwerehere #tier5 #yurtdreaming #suburbia #autumn #trees #nature #beauty #funemployment
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  •   paulstawong Is that a yurt? 2w
  •   inmyrunningshoes wait, did you say dumplings? 2w
  •   stephentwon Visit the Berkeley MSC while you're out in Bay! 2w
  •   netic Where are u? 5d
  •   emmulate @netic was in the Bay for 3 weeks but back in NY now. I see you're escaping winter? 5d
  •   netic I'm not escaping. I'm just building a whole new reality. 5d
  •   emmulate @netic any reality that consists of shirtless hikes in the middle of November is one that I support. God speed my friend. 5d

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emmulate Home has been the perfect oasis of calm the last two weeks. (oh goodness, has it only been two weeks??) No social obligations. No distractions. For the first time in two months, I was fully confronted with my impending future, unable to hide admist the speed & crevices of the concrete jungle.
To the friends/family who've braved difficult conversations and provided endless support, thank you. It means more than you'll ever realize.
This trip was originally for Thanksgiving, but ended up a daily reminder of just how thankful I am have such incredible circles in my life. The future is so bright, and I smile, ecstatic that I have the freedom to soar and explore the horizon.
New dawn. New day. New beginnings.
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emmulate ... because 8hr time differences suck and sometimes all you can do is take a cozy selfie after your skype date flakes so you don't waste a good makeup day. yup, im practical like that.
#deletinglater #whateverwhatever #yallknowwhatilooklike #cozy #selfie #ldr #ugh #life #someonesinthedoghouse #sendflowers #likemyface #soiknowitsreal #tier5 #yurtdreaming #wishyouwerehere @chasing19 #fireplacechillin #bored #sanjoasia #killinmesmalls #sundaynotfunday #zzz #okaybye
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emmulate Missed my @hashtaglunchbagnyc fam this month, so we continued the #LivingThroughGiving tradition back home in San Jose with my mini me aka @xshensterx! 2w

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emmulate Los Angeles has always had this ephemeral air about it. Shrouded in perpetual sunshine (and smog), there's no semblance of time. Seasons come and go as fast and as slow as the rolling waves on Manhattan Beach. The fluid calm washes over you like savasana after a liberating yoga session- time stands still and when you come to, it's hard to tell if you've been entranced for minutes or hours.
Maybe that's why I've always felt at home here. It's a place where dreamers dream without interruption. It's everything you thought it wasn't & nothing you don't want it to be. It's the city of angels, where demons still lurk at every turn.
This God forsaken city will forever be my first love. The memories made, the families built, the adventures had will forever remain near and dear to my heart. Every time I'm back, I'm tempted to stay & reclaim it as home. But if there's one thing New York has instilled, it's that change is inevitable. Suffering is optional. (written as I peel off the multitude of layers brought about by the onslaught of arctic temperatures this week.)
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  •   nndesai I'm RSVPing for a date the next time you're actually here for more than a minute 4w
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  •   mi2wilson Great words and perspective! I grew up in LA also and living in NYC. Every time I visit, I'm also tempted to stay. When asked if I would move back and why, I never hesitate with a quick yes, but don't have a real reason why. Or at least I couldn't put it into words. You just pretty much summed up why I would move back, but also why I haven't done so. Thank you! Would you ever move back yourself?? 4w
  •   emmulate @nndesai I had actually hit @kevin.schroeder and was on the phone with @iluvitwhenucallmebrettcolloton abt how we should all hang this week. except I had to cancel my trip to head home early. so next time, for sure!!! 4w
  •   emmulate @mi2wilson glad that essay resonated with someone besides myself, haha! appreciate the kind words. ive always said that I'd "settle down" in LA, whatever that means. i have a few years left of globetrotting & adventuring before that happens though :) 4w
  •   mi2wilson Haha it definitely resonated with me and thanks again! I see myself in the future also. NYC is too fast pace and stressful lol. It's fine right now, but each time when I experience the way of life in LA, I miss it. I want it back in the future! Yes yes travel as much as you can! If settling down means marriage and kids, it'll be hard time travel once that happens. I was reading an article in Facebook about Pasadena. Ugh made me miss the west coast :( 4w
  •   rhawness a part of my heart resides there... 2w

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emmulate 87% of my life decisions are for the adventure & subsequent story. @wvxx, we've had our fair share in the last year. I couldn't think of a more fitting way to end this chapter than with one that involved baked treats, NYC in its true element and endless laughter. You're an incredible pastry chef, but far better friend... and comedian. Seriously- think about that career change
You'll forever have a home here, or wherever I need shelves built! NYC is losing a gem this weekend. Safe travels home & see you on your side of the pond sooner rather than later!
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emmulate SOHO SHINING ### 4w

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emmulate NO CHURCH IN THE WILD /// 1mon

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emmulate Bonded by miles, meals & laughter. NYC wouldn't be what it is without you crazy lot.
Special shouts to @shaebutter for ShaeBNB. My brother @midnite_marauder for holding down turkey duties. Cheesecake twin @soupssss for arranging this year's shenanigans. And of course #CREWLOVE for bringing us all together.
@wvxx - my crummy français and I will be bothering you in Paris come February. you've been warned. it's been a helluva year, kid. we love you!
1mon

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emmulate Apple cheesecake (amongst a myriad of other edible goodies) for #freamsgiving2014. Anyone who knows me knows that I only cook for those nearest & dearest to my heart. Love my running fam to no end. And so, unbelievably thankful for all of you. Let's eat, kids!
#NYLife #notpaleo #wishyouwerehere #brooklyn #fall #dessert #friendsgiving #favourite #colours #apple #cheesecake #fatkidclub #epic #globalnotlocal #rustic #shutupneat #tier5 #tminus37 #yurtdreaming #pinterestwin
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emmulate "Sometimes the best journeys are those, that start when we do not plan, continue how we do not expect and are taking us places we do not know." 1mon

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emmulate Find what lights your heart on fire & go the distance. 1mon

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emmulate Life is like this image: multi-dimensional & complex to navigate, but beautiful nevertheless & worth every stair climbed.
I'm here. Present. Breathing. Absorbing. Smiling. Capturing moments to be relived time and time again.
1mon

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emmulate "I learned that all things must come to an end. It is an inevitable part of the cycle of resistance, all things must conclude. Take the analogy of a tree that grows in Brooklyn among the steel and the concrete with all its glorious branches and leaves... one day it too will pass on its legacy through the seeds it dropped to the ground and as the wind carries these seeds throughout wherever they might move, a new life will begin for each one of them as they stand as a monument to the one that came before it." ///
Feeling 50 shades of blue after the best day ever. Figured a line or two from Jay was appropriate.
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emmulate 21 days sans processed sugar, carbs, gluten, grains, legumes, dairy or alcohol.
The most peace I've felt.
The happiest I've been.
The best challenge I've endured.

Immense gratitude for this life, the incredible people in it & the chapters to come. A touch of sweetness to jump start the week. Inspired by my boo thang @soupssss!
2mon

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emmulate PSA: this is legitimately the BEST #paleo banana bread in the world. I haven't felt this type of way since Carter jumped over Weis in '00. (only my hoops nerds are going to get that reference.)
Want one? Comment below or email me: nomnomnom@emmulate.com
2mon

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