Sunday, April 30, 2017

24 Hours in Nanjing

If you travel like me and want to see as much as you can even if it’s a short layover or stopover, here’s a quick guide to Nanjing in 24 hours. When I traveled to Shanghai last weekend, I decided to book a train from Nanjing to my city instead of going from Shanghai to my city. Best decision ever, but because I had work on Monday, I had to make it a one day trip to make it back in time for work. If you are visiting Shanghai, I highly recommend stopping by Nanjing, a 1-2 hour train ride away from Shanghai.


1. Fuzimiao District

Fuzimiao station

Friday, March 31, 2017

#weekendrebisodes (a new weekend instagram/snapchat series)

Monday through Friday, I'm just like anyone else. Wake up, get ready, go to work, finish work, and chill. However, unlike most people, I'm an expat living abroad in a foreign country. That means, on the weekends, I'm most likely on a train, boat, bus, or plane traveling and exploring the foreign country I'm in. Currently, I'm in China, which has been such an incredible and pretty frequently surprising experience. I wanted to share my travel stories with my friends and family back home, so I decided to start a new project.


Every weekend, as soon as I finish work, I will be filming and sharing a weekend trip around China (or wherever I end up). You will be able to join me on my adventures as I try to share as much as I can via my instagram stories and snapchats.

snapchat about China

So what are you waiting for? Join me on my weekend trips by following me on instagram or adding me on snapchat!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Day in a Chinese Carnival (Xinzheng, China)

Living in the countryside of China has its random perks. For example, I get to witness the hidden treasures city folks and tourists don't really get to see in China– like a local amusement park tucked behind towers of apartments.

merry go round

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rockbund Art Museum x Félix González-Torres


"Above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed: I was here. I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad. I was in love. I was afraid. I was hopeful. I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that's why I made works of art."
-Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Untitled (Portrait of Andrea Rosen) at the Rockbund Shanghai, China
"Untitled" (Portrait of Andrea Rosen) (1992)

At the end of last year, I took a quick weekend trip down to Shanghai to see the hustle and bustle of the city of heights. Since my trip was short, I was limited in what I was able to do and see. One of the things I chose to do was to visit the famous Rockbund Art Museum in Pudong Shanghai. At the time of my visit, the Félix González-Torres Solo Exhibition was being presented (curated by Larys Frogier and Li Qi), and the minimalistic features of the artwork were both stunning and interactive, portraying very complex social and political issues. I know this blog post is a few months late and the exhibition is no longer taking place, but I still wanted to share in case you missed it and wanted to see a glimpse of the exhibit.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

My First Post

Long story short, REBMINLU will now be expanding to sharing posts about travel, culture, and art. That's awesome, right? But, I don't want to forget the amazing experience and people I met while doing street photography back when REBMINLU focused solely on street styles. In remembrance of that season, here is a collage of all the photos I took. If you want to read the whole story though, scroll all the way down. I won't be offended if you don't (more so cause I won't know). 

street style and fashion from japan, philippines, china, and korea