estherinasworld @mstranny and I just devoured this Yeti-sized shaved ice monstrosity. Three layers of flavors: roasted black sesame, sweet milk, and Yeti tracks (cookies and cream with blueberries). Toppings: condensed milk, Pocky, grass jelly, and raspberries. #estherinainnyc 5d

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estherinasworld All the way from high school in Singapore to #24zen in New York, I couldn't have asked for a better girl gang. Love you all! #estherinainnyc 5d

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estherinasworld Throwback to that one time I was gallivanting around the Greek islands. #tbt 2w

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estherinasworld A closer view of my Disney princess macaron birthday "cake". Thank you so much @lesucredupatisserie for the amazing work. 3w

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estherinasworld I know it's a little late... But tell me this isn't the cutest birthday "cake" ever. It's a tower of Disney Princess shaped macarons. #estherinainjakarta 3w

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estherinasworld A must eat whenever I'm back in Indo. Martabak: a fluffy, chewy crepe-pancake hybrid stuffed with chocolate, cheese, and peanuts. #estherinainjakarta 3w

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estherinasworld Today I turned 24, but nothing has changed since I was this little booger. 3w

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estherinasworld Hainanese chicken rice: one of the best things about being back in Singapore. #estherinainsingapore 4w

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estherinasworld Spent the morning crawling around the Cu Chi tunnels, a series of tunnels spanning over 120 miles used by the Viet Cong in the Vietnam/American War. The system is a marvel: there are secret entrances/exits every 30km, an underground well, and even a kitchen designed to release smoke that doesn't rise to avoid detection. The part opened to tourists has been expanded, but it's still pretty cramped down there. The rest of our group didn't make it all the way to the end, but at 5 feet tall, I managed to crouch and crawl all the way through. #estherinainvietnam 4w

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estherinasworld Some of my 2014 travels in a nutshell: 1. Turning 23 in Los Angeles, 2. Glacier hiking in Iceland, 3. Chasing cherry blossoms in Tokyo, 4. Working over the summer in London, 5. Girlcation to the Greek Islands, 6. Fall apple picking, 7. Strolling the woods of Stowe, Vermont, 8. Camel riding in the Moroccan Sahara, and 9. Setting off floating lanterns in Vietnam. #estherinaeverywhere 1mon

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estherinasworld 2014 has been a year of extremes, full of high highs and 20-something existential crises. I traveled to 7 different countries in 4 different continents and all around the Northeastern United States. I worked in London for nearly two months before accepting an offer at my dream law firm post-graduation here in New York. I completely re-designed Estherina's World, starting the process of turning it from a simple blog to not only a comprehensive record of my life's adventures but a (hopefully) helpful travel, food, and style resource. But I also spent a lot of time curled up in bed with a giant cup of tea, feeling adrift and purposeless. Looking back, I broke a lot of promises to myself this year, and I feel the reason why was I wasn't realistic with myself. I wanted to figure it all out with having to actually figure it all out. 2015 will be a year of many changes for me: last semester of law school, graduation, the Bar Exam (and of course, subsequent Bar trip), moving into a new apartment, and starting my first full-time job after a lifetime of academia. I will admit that I am simultaneously excited and terrified. There is so much I want to accomplish, and it never feels like there is enough time to do it all. But if there's one thing New Years is for it's to embrace change. So this year I have just one resolution: that I will never stop striving but that I won't forget life is not composed of milestones. That living for the moment is just as important as working for the future. That there's no point in "making it" if you're not "making" it. Here's wishing you all the happiest of New Years. See you in 2015! 1mon

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estherinasworld Postcard from Hoi An. Walking its streets feels like stepping back in time. The buildings are such an interesting mix of local, Chinese, and Japanese styles from when the town was a trading port during the 15th to 19th centuries. #estherinainvietnam 1mon

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estherinasworld A Hoi An specialty: Cao Lau. The rice noodles are thicker than most other Vietnamese noodles, slightly resembling udon. This rendition is served with pork, bean sprouts, fried won ton skins, greens, and a bit of broth. #estherinainvietnam 1mon

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estherinasworld Interrupting the regularly-scheduled travel porn shots to share this really important picture of my mom trying to blend in at the My Son temple ruins. #estherinainvietnam 1mon

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estherinasworld Pretty sure the My Son ruins (built between the 4th and 14th centuries centuries) are the definition of aging with grace. #estherinainvietnam 1mon

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