If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela Week 18: Humbling things learned from traveling When I go outside of a (non-English speaking) country, I am impressed to the locals who… Continue reading


That Texas Couple in the Wild

Meet Michelle and Marty from That Texas Couple, a wife-and-husband blog focusing on travel stories and tips. They've been to Italy, Germany, England, France, New Orleans, and more. They're so passionate about travel inspire they'd like everyone to live a life of travel no matter what their current circumstances are. I love her life aspirations because, I… Continue reading That Texas Couple in the Wild


Hike 33/52 – Hume Lake

Date: September 2nd Difficulty: 1 out of 5 Weather: Hot Distance: 3.3 mile loop Usually Teddy hates being in the water. Because it was so hot, they did not mind taking a dip.

The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang

The Wangs vs. The World

...Or is it the Wangs versus the common perceptions of Asians in popular media? "The people of the world could be divided into two groups: those who used all of their chances, and those who stood still through opportunity after opportunity, waiting for a moment that would never be perfect" The Wangs vs. The World… Continue reading The Wangs vs. The World

The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang

Week 17: Leaving books behind

This week's topic for the Weekly Travel Challenge is "Things to Purge." When I travel for work, I like to bring a couple of books with me to read to keep myself entertained during my train ride or flight. I like to give my eyes a break from looking at screens all day. I cherish… Continue reading Week 17: Leaving books behind


Neighborhood Art Walk

Last week on a Friday night, our neighborhood city center went from unlively, pedestrian plaza to a night full of light sculptures, live art exhibits, and concerts. I go to the Van Nuys City Center regularly. After hours and weekends, the plaza is bare and not a place to people-watch and do photoshoots, which is… Continue reading Neighborhood Art Walk

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Hike 32/52: Wandering Through a Forest of Giants

The Grant Grove is a popular spot in Sequoia/Kings Canyon because it has the General Grant Grove tree -- one of the largest trees in world. Before going to Grant Grove, I thought the trees through our daily drive out of the camp site was huge. These trees in Grant Grove certainly dwarf them all!… Continue reading Hike 32/52: Wandering Through a Forest of Giants


Hike 31/52 Caballero Canyon Hike

Date: August 18th Neighborhood: Tarzana Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Weather: Hot Distance: 3.54 miles (out and back) This was my Friday off from work. It's been a while since I've gone on a real hike. This hike is close to home, my go-to Whole Foods, ice cream parlor, and my new favorite brunch place! On the top of the hill… Continue reading Hike 31/52 Caballero Canyon Hike

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Week 16: Ziplining

Week 16: Scary and cool travel stories Not scary, more like thrilling and cool! One day I'd like to write about 100 Travel experiences one should do in their lifetime. In my book, I would certainly include a ziplining tour. It does not matter where; it could be in Catalina island, Denali National Park, Zion Canyon.… Continue reading Week 16: Ziplining


Lisa in the Wild (Singapore)

Happy Motivation Monday everyone! Meet Lisa from Lisa T Pink, a Singaporean-based lifestyle blog focusing on fashion, media, and beauty. When Lisa is not blogging, she works as an analyst as her full-time job. Outside of work and blogging, she enjoys spending time with her family. Check out the interview below! What's your 9-to-5? I… Continue reading Lisa in the Wild (Singapore)


August/September Breakdown, October goals

I did not get to review August goals nor did I put together a September goal post last month, but I am going to still recap and feature a few photos from the past month! Van Nuys Art Festival August goals in review: Get an indoor plant. Completed. I bought several throughout August and September Complete… Continue reading August/September Breakdown, October goals


Sky light

Yes, there is a cave in Los Angeles. This was from one of my hikes (hike 38/52) last week and it was probably one of the coolest hikes I've done this year. I did a bit of rock scrambling and made my way to the top of the cave. Stay tuned for more pictures! This… Continue reading Sky light