As I kill some time before my flight going through the @metmuseum in NYC, I’m reminded of what makes me, me: my culture and my heritage. So many times throughout my childhood, I was trying to be someone else. Growing up in predominately white neighborhood, I never fully embraced my Chinese culture and always felt embarrassed. Walking through the Asian wing of the museum, reminded me that I should be proud of who I am and not care what other people think of the Asian race and stereotypes. No, I’m not a doctor or lawyer, but I am successful. With the @crazyrichasians out in theaters, it gives me a sense of pride that we are all together as a race and culture. I want to showcase my background, not hide from it. So my message to everyone who feels embarrassed or is trying to be something they are not: You are a representation of your culture and heritage; Be proud and stand tall. Without you, nobody would be able to understand differences between White, Black, Brown, or Yellow.
I got the best present for my birthday: the #emptymet tour!! ❤️
It definitely was my most exciting visit of the @metmuseum ever! It was amazing to see this wonderful museum empty 😍
Also I finally got to see the #MetHeavenlyBodies exhibition. It is stunning!
Check this amazing soutane designed by @alexandermcqueen 🙌🏻 Flamingo dancer meets biker girl ❤️
Sisters, my Insta boifriend @senka10 has no patience to capture *the* Insta shot. She’s always too embarrassed of what onlookers might think. What shall her punishment be?
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.
Ask me about free museum nights in NYC cause this girl really misses museum hopping in DC on taxpayers’ dime 🙈 Constitution Ave, DC or Fifth Ave/Museum Mile, NY or Exhibition Rd, London...so fortunate to have lived in some of the most exciting cities! Invariably head to the Asian section first and observe how much of Bengal is represented. Don’t hoe us. #museumlove#constitutionavenue#museummile#nycmuseums#victoriaandalbertmuseum
The American Museum of Natural History was always our favorite. When my son was 3, he called it “The Hasta Mystery Museum.” The Giant Whale 🐳 and creepy Squid 🦑 were always our favorites! #amnh @amnh #nycmuseums#americanmuseumofnaturalhistory