Instagram recently updated their app icon and interface. While I am very active for the trend of moving from skeuomorphism to flat design, I think Instagram could have at least tried to maintain its brand during this transformation rather than becoming a Photoshop gradient.

As of right now, I don’t have Instagram. I always liked the app, even back in 2012 when it wasn’t even available for the Android phone I had then. My designer classmates hated it for “encouraging mediocre photography” but I love the idea of photoblogging and Instagram made it …


I had been consistent with blogging once a week, but after Easter, exhaustion overtook me because IĀ used up so much of my energy on a very special project I was working on for two months!

Earlier this year I wrote about how I want to dedicate a big part of my life to mission work in the digital field because technology is the only thing that can bring people together faster than people themselves can. For my first tackle into digital missions, I traced my advertising roots and came up with the hashtag #OneLinerTestimony. …

Celebrating Love on Easter

Happy belated Easter!

The holiday is culturally about bunnies and eggs, but now that I’m celebrating it in context, it’s actually a holiday about love. Not romantic love like Valentine’s Day, but the boundless love that many of us forget about: why we love others, and especially why we love ourselves.

I got tulips like these from my church for coordinating their Easter luncheon! Photo from Unsplash.

For most of my life I’ve struggled to know what love is. I thought it was a feeling that makes your heart beat faster. But every … © Olivia Hu, 2011 - 2015. Proud Presser and Clementine.