Tahoe 2014

Week 20: Travel bucket list (countries/activities)

First I want to say, this has been an awesome stomach-churning World Series between the Dodgers and the Astros. I did hope for a long series and they are certainly delivering. The games are running past my bedtime throwing off my daily schedule, but it's been so exciting! Ahh yes, my travel series is almost… Continue reading Week 20: Travel bucket list (countries/activities)


Christine in the Wild (Ohio)

Happy Motivation Monday everyone! Meet Christine from Youngstown, Ohio. She has a blog called Fabulous and Pink, a lifestyle blog sharing life hacks, raising her 23-year old autistic nephew, and her job. She's passionate about her job she has held with the same employer for the past 32 years. I have to say, I work… Continue reading Christine in the Wild (Ohio)


“Never Let Me Go” by Kashuo Ishiguro

*Deep breath* I'm going to try to make this review as spoiler free as possible. At first glance a book titled Never Let Me Go by Kashuo Ishiguro sounds like a typical romance novel about lost love but I certainly did not expect high school romance meets coming-of-age meets quasi-science fiction meets quasi-dystopia. You know something… Continue reading “Never Let Me Go” by Kashuo Ishiguro


Week 19: Travel Confessions

Week 19: Confessions For this post, I'll list out a few travel confessions I am guilty of. Sometimes I check my work e-mail during my vacation - Despite before my vacation I create an out-of-office reply, I check my e-mail and sometimes I *shudders* reply. When I was in Seattle in May, I kept checking… Continue reading Week 19: Travel Confessions


Enchanted: Forest of Light

Last December I went to Descanso Gardens' Enchanted: Forest of Light in La Canada. At night, the ever-changing colored lights blanket the trees and the sprinkling chandeliers make the garden magical -- and not in a cheesy way. This event quickly became one of my things to so during the holiday season. I can't wait until… Continue reading Enchanted: Forest of Light


Hike 34/52 Exploring along the river

Date: September 3rd Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Weather: Cool, rainy Distance: 2 miles We spent our last day in Sequoia and Kings Canyon exploring along the river until it rained. When it rained too hard, we had to stop exploring otherwise it'd be too slippery to hike. I think it'd be impossible to climb back up! Koda did a… Continue reading Hike 34/52 Exploring along the river


Week 18: Learn a Language

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 Week 18: Learn a Language


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