What did I do all week? I slept in, stayed up, hung out, and kept up with my walking goals. I also volunteered. It was nice to have a week off.

I also went to the 51st Annual NCCBF (Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival) and reconnected with old friends. It was great! And the PHA Walk. YES!!

To the pictures!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Eating leftovers for brunch. Can’t forget the banana ketchup. πŸ™‚

Mini pork buns! The sibs picked these up. I took a nap, Lol.

No complaints. πŸ˜›

Egg tarts!!! ❀

Hanging out with Coco. She’s so sweet.

I mustered up the courage to go for a walk. I was cold and feeling lazy, but I needed to close my rings.

Passed by this colorful display.

Late night drive for food. The burger cravings are real!


Successful first day of spring break. Hahaha.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls for breakfast! Delicious.

Beautiful sky! The clouds are perfect.

I think I took a nap after taking this.

I went for my evening stroll. Closing my rings yet again!


My main squeeze. Hehe.

Kare-kare for dinner. PERFECT! And the new table is finally up. It’s slowly growing on me.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Retro video games! We love Nintendo!!

Midnight shenanigans with Lala and Beari. Haha. She loves her doughnut.

Time for lunch! Had to run a few errands first.

Waiting for the inbound train.

Hey there!

Not a fan of this. -_-

BLTA. Perfect!! I was taking bites in between reading essays.

After volunteering, I had to head over to dinner. Super excited!

The mural is finally complete! It’s so cool.


Dog Eared Books! I finally got to take a picture of this window display.

I walked back to the wine bar and bumped into Brea. Perfect timing! So we went inside.

It’s a cozy spot.

Lots of selection. Went with the French pizza!

The table! It was Adrian, Katie, Bianca, Brea, and myself. Bernice was unable to join us because she was in Chicago at the time. Justin joined us afterwards.

Prosciutto! So good.

The ceiling was awesome! What a neat map.


We saw this really cool car. Retro Fiat, I think.

And we wanted dessert. So we ended up at ETC Dessert. How funny is that?! ETC kind of night. Haha.

I ordered this strawberry delight. Pretty good.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happy Birthday, Lolo! He would’ve been 99 years old.

It was a gorgeous day. πŸ™‚

Lala and I decided to walk. I wanted to see the golden hydrant by Dolores Park. It saved lives back in 1906!

112 years! Thank you, golden hydrant.

Solo shot with the hydrant. Thanks, Lala!

Lala! Perfect view. Just like I remember it as a kid, with a few more additions.



Love this picture! The shadows and the light.

I remember this block fondly. I used to walk it all the time when I was in preschool. It reminds me of Mom, Lolo & Lola, and Lola Mila. ❀

Friday, April 20, 2018

Early doctor’s appointment. I was a bit nervous. I’ve got a minor procedure scheduled for the summer. I hope all will be okay.

Lala joined me. Thank you for accompanying me!!

Walking over to Japantown. Feeling pretty good.

Then on our walk over, we saw a hit and run accident. It made us furious! This mother and her daughter in a stroller were hit by an irresponsible driver as they crossed the street. He fled the scene and people did their best to stop him. Thankfully there were witnesses and medical professionals surrounding the area. First responders got there quickly. I hope the driver is found and held accountable. Grateful for extra eyes because they were able to get the license plate number.

Got to Japantown, but definitely shaken up.

Downtown! St. Mary’s Cathedral is in the middle.

Off to the vet for Beari’s appointment!

Beari is in the stroller. She’s always anxious.

Waiting for the doctor.

Beautiful shiba inu in the waiting room.

Beari needed to be reschedule for another visit. She didn’t fast.

Sandwiches for lunch. Had to wait on our order.

Beari didn’t want to stay in the stroller. She wanted to see her surroundings. She doesn’t like loud noises: the train, skateboarders, and bikers.

Passed by Dolores Park. It’s a party! πŸ˜›

Turkey sandwich! Always good.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The second weekend of the 2018 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival!

Awesome wind chimes!

Packed streets.

The peace plaza was buzzing.

The weather was amazing! We walked around for food/snacks.

Got in line for mochi waffles.

I ordered the nutty monkey: bananas, nutella, and whipped cream.


Bianca and I went to Nijiya Market for lunch. The other lines for food were way too long. We ended up sitting by the peace plaza.

Saw so many cute things. I bought some stickers from this vendor. πŸ™‚

Stood in line for Uji Time. It took a while, but always worth it!

One pic with the logo! So many new dessert spots at Japantown. I wanna try them all.

Walking into the sunlight.

The first day has concluded.

Group pic! Me, Adrian, Bianca, and Katie. Superstar volunteers!!

Bianca and I with Kayoko, our childhood friend’s mother. So glad to reconnect on that day! ❀

Great Saturday!!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

I participated in the 2018 Northern California Pulmonary Hypertension Walk. This was my second walk. I’ve been battling this condition since 2007. I walk for those who are unable and for those who are no longer with us. I’m super excited because I’ll be attending the PHA conference this summer! πŸ˜€ (RIP to my friends Rebecca and Sean.)

I bumped into my medical team from UCSF. So nice to see them there!

It’s a tight knit community. I love being a part of it!

President and CEO of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Brad Wong.

Loretta and Mom participated with me. ❀

Let’s begin! πŸ™‚

I’m ready!!!

We opted for the longer route. It was great!


Look at the trees! So pretty.


Lunch with Mom and Loretta! Margherita pizza always nourishes me.

After lunch, we dropped by the Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s the last day!

Me and Misao! We’ve haven’t seen each other in years, so it was nice to catch up for a bit. We were so happy!! Trying to plan out a dinner soon. PC: Misao.

Went to the main stage to watch entertainment. That’s TiA from Japan. She sang the theme song to Naruto, season 3? I think.

So much energy and positivity! It was great. πŸ™‚

Sakura Ren! They were awesome.

I enjoyed every minute of it. They definitely embody densho – to pass onto the next generation.


That was my week! It was super eventful. I got to rest and catch up with friends.

Hope you enjoyed it!


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