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

General, travel

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


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


Weekend Coffee Share: One Less Thing

If we were having coffee, I'd make a French press and tell you I sold my car! What? Yes, I sold my car. We had three cars and I got rid of my primary car. I've had my 2006 Hyundai Sonata since 2010. It was my first car I bought with my first professional job… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: One Less Thing

Temescal Canyon Loop Pacific Palisades

From the hills to the ground to the sea to the sky

This was from my hike to Skull Rock in Temescal Canyon. I stopped and admired the horizon. For a moment, I thought I was at the Amalfi Coast. But I am not. I am in the Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, which is about 30 minutes away from my house. It's good to know I… Continue reading From the hills to the ground to the sea to the sky


Unique Blogger Award

I've been nominated for the Unique Blogger Award by Roda from Growing Self. Thank you so much for the recognition! On her blog she features her beautiful farm with ducks, chickens, horses, and goats -- while I am still working on my yard. I find her blog inspiring because she pursues and shares things in… Continue reading Unique Blogger Award


Weekly Coffee Share: Joy List

If we were having coffee, we'd discuss what are things in life that bring you joy. Why is it important to recognize things in life that meaningful and bring you joy? Because sometimes we get caught up in the noise and business of life. Sometimes we forget to think of some of the things in… Continue reading Weekly Coffee Share: Joy List


Just Chill

Our miniature schnauzer, Teddy tends to be resistant to water unless it is in a water bowl. But from our camping trip, we went hiking around Hume Lake. It was a hot day and Teddy did not mind taking a dip in the water before completing the rest of the loop. There's nothing wrong with… Continue reading Just Chill


Back from Sequoia/Life Audit

I'm back from Sequoia and Kings Canyon! Here are some photos taken from my smart phone. Stay tuned for photos from my Sony NEX camera! How was it? Comparing this trip to last year's trip to Zion National Park -- Zion was more glamping. Come on -- we had wi-fi in our camping ground and… Continue reading Back from Sequoia/Life Audit


Perfectly Arranged

“It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order – and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order“. - Douglas Hostadter Japan, 2007 -- wow that was 10 years ago! These lotuses sure sure look like they could be sculptures -- they're… Continue reading Perfectly Arranged

Donut Man Strawberry donut

Weekly Coffee Share: Last one before I turn 30

If we were having coffee, it would be at home and I'd serve these life-changing donuts. On Friday, my coworker took me and few coworkers to this donut place called Donut man. I'm not a fan of glazed donuts, but these are different not too sweet. Last week, I saw Miss Sloane -- I love… Continue reading Weekly Coffee Share: Last one before I turn 30

Caballero Canyon Santa Monica Mountains

Weekly Coffee Share: A Mini-Vacation

If we were having coffee, I'd serve Iced Raspberry Lattes at home. This is my favorite post because it's an opportunity just write about anything in one post. My first guest post! I did my first guest post for The Cappuccino Traveler featuring one of my favorite coffee places in LA. Go check it out!… Continue reading Weekly Coffee Share: A Mini-Vacation