When we first walked it, it reminded me of one of those awful Chinese fast food places with orange chicken and other fake Asian monstrosities festering in their own sauces behind a sticky glass case (only this place is pretty clean). But I set aside my instinctive aversion and went straight for the front counter. Continue reading
I haven’t had as much time to blog as I’d like, so I thought I’d do a photo recap of this past month. April was steady, and May is already set to be a little manic. I’ve become established in my routine now: my time is parceled out for working at cafes, going on daddy-daughter dates, meeting up with friends, spending time with the ROCKers, exercising and watching Asian dramas with mom, baking and working on projects with Garrett, so on and so forth. I’m thankful to have had a calm month, because as we head into graduation and wedding season, my life is becoming increasingly busy and hectic, despite the fact that I’m still looking for a job. Strange how things work out. But I’ve also come to realize that I’ll never get this time back, and I want to enjoy it — and the people in my life — to the fullest. On to the pictures!
I mentioned earlier that I’ve been eating out a lot recently. I made another trip out to LA this week, this time to go to a launch event for FAWN online network. Elizabeth volunteered to go as my plus one, so we decided to make an evening of it. She suggested Beer Belly, which both of us have been wanting to try. So to Koreatown we drove.
Someone told me recently, “It seems like you’ve been eating well.” Every once in awhile, I get accused of being a foodie, something I vehemently deny. I don’t know nearly enough about food or cooking to warrant such a haughty title. But I do realize that if you look at my blog, the vast majority of my posts involve food of some sort.
Everyone eats, but I guess I’m particularly enthusiastic. Once you get past the age where playing house, running around the playground or watching cartoons are no longer considered acceptable forms of entertainment, then most social activity revolves around food–eating together, cooking together, going out for drinks or dessert.
Because the way to my heart is definitely through my stomach, this doesn’t bother me all that much, though I am constantly searching for things that are more wallet and waist friendly (like rockclimbing, hiking, etc). Recently though, I seem to be eating out quite a bit. Continue reading
This weekend started early, with lunch plans set for Friday afternoon with my cousins Tiffanie and Justin. I have a LOT of cousins, but most of them live in northern California, so I don’t get to see them often. Every chance we get to see each other must be grabbed with both hands. So we ended up at Ramen Yamadaya, one of my favorite ramen places in Orange County (thanks Joseph!).
Apologies for not posting recently. Sometimes I get myself into a rut and it takes me a week or two to pull myself out.
A couple weekends ago, a few of the ROCK girls got together for a light hike around Newport Back Bay. Gorgeous Southern California weather and scandalously cheap banh mi make a perfect combination. When I was little, my family used to jokingly refer to the Back Bay as “swamp view,” but the estuary is actually very beautiful when the tide is right. And to top it off, a well-deserved strawberry lemonade at Kean Coffee.