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    Dr. Wendy Zhu, DDS, MS
    @dr.wendyzhu

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I like my Greek yogurt dairy-free and out of a pitaya shell 🍓@daiyafoods
I like my Greek yogurt dairy-free and out of a pitaya shell 🍓@daiyafoods
Most days I'm piqued with this constant identity crisis - that I represent a professional when I barely feel like an adult (or look like I even graduated college). That patients rely on me to diagnose, treat, and take away their pain is an overwhelming privilege to me. Despite my namesake, I don't talk about my life as a dentist much because my passions are so varied, but it's the most important component of my day, my week, my year, and I'll always be honoured to be a provider. By the way you can see my ceramic braces and I'm totally ok with being a nerd again and not getting date for the next 6 months 😹
Most days I'm piqued with this constant identity crisis - that I represent a professional when I barely feel like an adult (or look like I even graduated college). That patients rely on me to diagnose, treat, and take away their pain is an overwhelming privilege to me. Despite my namesake, I don't talk about my life as a dentist much because my passions are so varied, but it's the most important component of my day, my week, my year, and I'll always be honoured to be a provider. By the way you can see my ceramic braces and I'm totally ok with being a nerd again and not getting date for the next 6 months 😹
How pretty is this colour - @e3live blue majik spirulina in banana ice cream. Complete with hemp seeds and a coconut bowl... I'm becoming one of those vegans 🍌
How pretty is this colour - @e3live blue majik spirulina in banana ice cream. Complete with hemp seeds and a coconut bowl... I'm becoming one of those vegans 🍌
In the confusion and the aftermath, you are my signal fire .
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I dabbled part time in photography in college, collaborated with a myriad of models and with @caisafs to build my portfolio in makeup & fashion/portrait. Then dentistry consumed my life and I neglected all my hobbies also including illustrating, painting, writing, web design, and pretty much all things crafty that defined who I was. When I was first starting without a model, I was the subject and I practiced shooting and editing on myself. 3 diplomas later (and absolute denial that I will ever be a student again), I'm back to where I started (jack of all trades, master of none), determined to find my right-sided brain again.
In the confusion and the aftermath, you are my signal fire . . I dabbled part time in photography in college, collaborated with a myriad of models and with @caisafs to build my portfolio in makeup & fashion/portrait. Then dentistry consumed my life and I neglected all my hobbies also including illustrating, painting, writing, web design, and pretty much all things crafty that defined who I was. When I was first starting without a model, I was the subject and I practiced shooting and editing on myself. 3 diplomas later (and absolute denial that I will ever be a student again), I'm back to where I started (jack of all trades, master of none), determined to find my right-sided brain again.
The city I love the most is the city where I've loved the most
The city I love the most is the city where I've loved the most
At this moment, this is me at my most masochistic
At this moment, this is me at my most masochistic
I have no fonder memory than living in a cageless wild #tbt
I have no fonder memory than living in a cageless wild #tbt 
Returning has honestly been a bit of a struggle : between the worst jet lag of my life that lasted longer than my departure, and the indecision about where I want to make my home. I came to Milwaukee a year ago on an impulsive leap of faith that failed me. Frankly I create happiness anywhere, but I was mistaken to believe that people are similar everywhere in the world. Here, I am out of place. While I don't regret my career choice, sometimes I do feel submitted to a life of stagnancy and immobility, when the core of my existence aches for something grander. Or at least build my home somewhere I can feel less adventitious. Either way, for now I can be content traveling in spontaneous bursts and hope I can meet people along the way that will change my cynical mind #firstworldproblems (but how cute is this pikachu latte? Sadly not mine though 😹)
Returning has honestly been a bit of a struggle : between the worst jet lag of my life that lasted longer than my departure, and the indecision about where I want to make my home. I came to Milwaukee a year ago on an impulsive leap of faith that failed me. Frankly I create happiness anywhere, but I was mistaken to believe that people are similar everywhere in the world. Here, I am out of place. While I don't regret my career choice, sometimes I do feel submitted to a life of stagnancy and immobility, when the core of my existence aches for something grander. Or at least build my home somewhere I can feel less adventitious. Either way, for now I can be content traveling in spontaneous bursts and hope I can meet people along the way that will change my cynical mind #firstworldproblems  (but how cute is this pikachu latte? Sadly not mine though 😹)
Do I feel like I missed out on an authentic sushi experience in Japan?
No. 
#veganfortheanimals
Do I feel like I missed out on an authentic sushi experience in Japan? No. #veganfortheanimals 
On my own, no poison in my bones
On my own, no poison in my bones
Sanshoku hanami dango in Asakusa. Thank god you're vegan cuz you're fucking delicious 🍡🍡🍡
Sanshoku hanami dango in Asakusa. Thank god you're vegan cuz you're fucking delicious 🍡🍡🍡
Crushed by waves of crowds and drowning nightly in neon, and I'm certain I'm living on the wrong half of this planet
Crushed by waves of crowds and drowning nightly in neon, and I'm certain I'm living on the wrong half of this planet
Oiran for the day 🎎 (and just learning that it means "Japanese prostitute") 🤔
Oiran for the day 🎎 (and just learning that it means "Japanese prostitute") 🤔
The cutest 3D latte art cafe hidden in Oshiage. The best part is they only use soy milk to create their foamy creatures. Vegan kitty cookies too! 😻
The cutest 3D latte art cafe hidden in Oshiage. The best part is they only use soy milk to create their foamy creatures. Vegan kitty cookies too! 😻
A moment of tranquility from concrete terrain, in homage to the art of zen, bonsai, and matcha ceremony 🍵
A moment of tranquility from concrete terrain, in homage to the art of zen, bonsai, and matcha ceremony 🍵
Meet me at the gates of Harajuku
Meet me at the gates of Harajuku
When I was 15 years old I met a girl online from an anime art community, where we'd spend our high school Saturday nights drawing together on live boards 🤓15 years later, I'm seeing @lucidskyart in the flesh for the first time in this magical land called Harajuku (missing @tornandpolished - who is here in spirit!)
When I was 15 years old I met a girl online from an anime art community, where we'd spend our high school Saturday nights drawing together on live boards 🤓15 years later, I'm seeing @lucidskyart in the flesh for the first time in this magical land called Harajuku (missing @tornandpolished - who is here in spirit!)
Full moon in Tokyo tonight. Tell me how you can never feel lonely in a place like this, even when you're alone 🗼
Full moon in Tokyo tonight. Tell me how you can never feel lonely in a place like this, even when you're alone 🗼