Balboa Park | San Diego Photo Diary

A few weeks back, my family came to visit San Diego for the first time. To show them around, we went to all the touristy spots in the city. Of course, Balboa Park was at the top of the list. We started the day off early, arriving at the park just before 10 a.m. It … Continue reading Balboa Park | San Diego Photo Diary

Reading List for Pilipino American History Month | October 2017

In honor of Pilipino American History Month, I compiled a list of books written by Pilipino and Pilipino American writers that I plan on reading throughout the month. If you're interested in learning more about Pilipino American history and heritage, hopefully this list provides you with the resources to do so. Noli Me Tangere and … Continue reading Reading List for Pilipino American History Month | October 2017

Disneyland in the Fall | Photo Diary

Last Friday, Kevin and I went to Disneyland and California Adventure to celebrate my birthday (a week late). It was our first time going to Disneyland in years, and it was also our first time ever experiencing the park during fall with all the Halloween decorations. We arrived at Disneyland at 10:00 AM and since … Continue reading Disneyland in the Fall | Photo Diary

August 2017 Favorites

Beauty Tony Moly Daily Aloe Mask I used to buy sheet masks from an online Korean beauty store for $1 each, but in recent years that price has risen as sheet masks have gained popularity at stores like Sephora and Ulta that sell them for $3-6 each. I continued to buy them anyways simply because I … Continue reading August 2017 Favorites

Our Favorite Spots in San Francisco

Kevin and I both recently moved, so we'll be spending a lot less time in San Francisco than we have in the past few years. As that chapter of our lives closes, we're taking a look back on all the places in SF we'll miss the most. Food and Drinks When deciding where to eat … Continue reading Our Favorite Spots in San Francisco

Dunkirk | Movie Review

(Disclaimer: There are “spoilers” ahead, but considering the film is based on historical events, are they really spoilers?) Having been educated in the American school system, the battle and evacuation of Dunkirk is something I had never heard of prior to this film. It’s a shame, really, considering it’s not only a decisive moment during … Continue reading Dunkirk | Movie Review

July Favorites

  Books Born a Crime by Trevor Noah I'm a fan of Trevor Noah's standup and his work as host of The Daily Show, so I knew to expect the same intelligent wit in his writing as well. But while this book definitely has a comedic undertone, he mixes in some seriousness as he discusses his … Continue reading July Favorites

California Coast | Monterey Bay & Big Sur Photo Diary

For Memorial Day weekend, we took a short road trip along the northern California coast. One of our first stops was the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Because it was a holiday weekend, it was difficult to find parking and the place was packed. But making it through the crowd was most definitely worth it. After spending several hours … Continue reading California Coast | Monterey Bay & Big Sur Photo Diary

Central Park | NYC Photo Diary

New York is filled with iconic landmarks, but Central Park is up there on the list as one of the most iconic. It's featured in virtually every show and film based in the city, and when you visit the park it's not hard to see why. The beautiful greenery makes for the perfect picturesque backdrop, … Continue reading Central Park | NYC Photo Diary

Ever Since New York | NYC Photo Diary

It's been years since I've been to New York, but I often find myself thinking of the city and dreaming of when I will return. As someone who grew up in the suburbs, there's something about the hustle and bustle of the big city that I find so captivating. As most tourists do during their … Continue reading Ever Since New York | NYC Photo Diary