Day 71.

TGIF! Today was okay. I was tired. Yesterday took most of my energy. Definitely a rest day.

I was in touch with my medical team since Monday is a holiday. I have to jot down my weight, blood pressure, and my pulse for Tuesday. This is my second teletherapy appointment. It’s not too bad. I just miss going to clinic. Anyway, one of my tests came back a little elevated. I think this means I need to wean myself off of junk food again especially chips. My medicine arrived today too! I took a nap after the phone call. I was super sluggish.

My Switch lite cases from Japan arrived today! I wasn’t expecting them until next week. I’m in love. Super kawaii.

We finished Brüno after Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. What a wild movie! It’s super funny. Then we watched a few episodes of Unsolved Mysteries.

Planning to be productive tomorrow. I need to go through my closet. Some old items especially clothing need to be donated or trashed. Little by little, I’ll get my room in order. I haven’t been able to organize. I’m too preoccupied with Animal Crossing tbh. Lol.

That was my Friday. I hope you all had a good day! And Happy Birthday to my friend, Dale! I hope we can see each other soon. ❤️ Shelter in place is winding down, but I’m still very anxious.

Take care and good night.

b

LET ME THINK 32.

Maintaining friendships has always been a challenge for me. I think a lot of it just stems from my own anxiety and just feeling disconnected. We constantly move through so many spaces. And I’ve been thinking about this a lot since the shelter in place.

People change and they are allowed to elevate themselves. We’re never really the same people. These past friendships did serve me a purpose. And if I can think of one word to connect all of them it would be growth. Some friendships have expiration dates and I’ve accepted that. But I do yearn for what was. I’ve always been nostalgic and reflect on the past. I don’t stay there. I guess you can consider it a pit stop.

During this pandemic, it’s allowed me to hold my loved ones dear. I miss my family and my friends. But the connection is still there. I’d like to continue that with folks from my past. Even if it’s just a text saying hello. I think now more than ever, we all need connection.

What an uncertain time, but all we can do is just go with it.

That’s my spiel. Later!

b

Day 9.

I really thought it was day 10. LOL. Like I said, the days are just blending together. I’m losing count. Typical Saturday for me. I didn’t sleep well because I was worried about my medication delivery. It’s being held at a center here in the city, so I’m hoping it’ll be out for delivery again on Monday. From what I’m told, it was some kind of an emergency. I hope everything is okay. Thank you, UPS for delivering! This hasn’t happened to me before, but I understand. It’s the new normal for everyone.

I’m planning to figure out my routine in the next few days. I find myself to be more productive when I’m dressed and ready for the day. I just gotta put it into practice. Nothing compares to a cozy & warm bed though. Netflix is my fallback too. My screen time is horrendous. I’m putting that out into the world.

I rewatched a bit of Lost in Translation. It’s the next best thing. We’ll all eventually get to see Japan. But until then, movies, tv, and books will have to do.

I got my Cadbury chocolate! Easter candy, woo!! 🙂 Target was clutch with the online orders. It’s such a good alternative to leaving the house. I’m a freaking hermit nowadays.

Highlight of my day: catching up with friends on Zoom! It was nice to see what everyone is up to during this shelter in place. We’re all on the same boat. We can get through this together! Cheers to video games especially Nintendo! And a shoutout to Bern. We missed you! Hope dinner was delicious. Catch you next time.

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I need a good night’s sleep. I’m ready, haha.

Be safe and well! ❤

b

Day 8.

Hope is still alive! I’ve been restless. Didn’t sleep well at all. Doing my best to keep my anxiety at bay.

I cleaned a bit today, but I’m planning to do more tomorrow. I’m just worried about my medicine delivery. It was originally supposed to arrive by the end of the day, but now there’s a delay. I hope it arrives tomorrow. I’ve reached out to customer service. The odd thing is that it’s already in the city. I understand the current situation at hand, but the medication is essential to my wellbeing. I don’t want to stress.

I miss my family and friends so I dedicated a post to them on my personal IG. The love is reciprocated. We’ll get through this together! 💕

Photography is keeping me sane. Not much to write about today. I’m just all up in my own feelings.

Until next time.

b

Day 7.

The days are blending together, but I’m doing my best to keep myself busy. I washed the dishes today! It’s my favorite chore. 🙂 I’m hoping to organize things tomorrow.

It’s nice looking out the window. The sky was so blue and the clouds were pretty. Btw, it’s been 3 years since Beari came into our lives. Thankful for our chihuahua rascal. 🐻

Wingstop and boba for linner. What a combo! I’ll miss boba for sure. Small businesses are closing and it’s making me sad. I’m hopeful during these times. I’ll continue to make the best of everything.

I even got to chat with our BFF via my watch. It was nice to catch up for a bit. Texting friends & family is keeping me sane. Social media helps, but I’m hoping to start reducing my screen time.

Expect more updates from me. Planning to take instant pics of family and the dogs in a few days. ❤️ Time for Mario Party!! ☺️

Be safe, well, and kind! And Happy Spring!! 🌸

b

Day 5.

Anxiety was real today. I mean I create my own problems by overthinking. All of a sudden, it’s this entire domino effect. Calm down, B. Lol. Thankfully, I was able to place an order for my medication because the test was processed. Whew. Delivery is scheduled for Friday. Hurrah!

I slept in again today. I had Chipotle for lunch. Leftovers for dinner. I’ve got a list of shows to watch on Hulu and Netflix. Becoming is really good btw. Tackling my reading list too. I watched The Wedding Singer tonight. I got to catch up with friends via text as well. Oh yeah, I also had Boba Guys as a treat. Still supporting businesses from afar. ☺️ And I can’t forget The Powerpuff Girls! I miss the 90s. Thee best.

Trying my best to stay positive. Doing my part social distancing! Keep it up, folks.

Be safe and be well. ❤️

b

Tea time!

Before February ended, my sister and I got to celebrate once more with friends. It was such a pleasant afternoon. We all got to catch up over a nice cup of tea. I love my Fujifilm instax camera. Side note: I’ve been buying a variety of film. 💗

It reminded me of London. I miss it! Hoping to return in a few years.

I still need to finish entries from my London tour. I’ve been balancing a bunch of things these last few weeks.

I hope everyone is doing well! 🙂 Will update some more soon.

b

MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: NOVEMBER 19-25, 2017.

This post is dedicated to my Dad. It was his birthday on November 19! Happy Birthday, Dad!! Looking forward to many more celebrations. I love you! ❤

I didn’t do much this week. I worked on Monday, 11/20, and the rest of the week I was off because of the holiday! I slept in, watched a bunch of movies, made dinner, re-watched Sex and the City, had my holiday dinner with relatives, did some online shopping, took care of chores, and caught up with good friends.

Hoping to get back in the swing of things since it’s back to work tomorrow. I’m excited! 🙂

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#TBT: Portland – July 4-5, 2013

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I was thinking about this road trip a few weeks ago. I decided to find the pictures and here they are. Some of my favorite memories are from college. It’s funny because we were all at a July 4th gathering. We talked about Portland, but to actually drive up? Yeah, we said let’s go! I was a professional passenger so I offered a lot of emotional support, lol. I did my best to stay awake and be a team player. Lots of music was played. And Louie the beagle pug was with us too.

All photos were taken with my iPhone 5. My first apple phone. I don’t regret it. 😛

Enjoy!

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July 29, 2017: Napa Valley

Wine tasting round two! I completely forgot to blog about this. I’ll do my best to remember what I did that day. 

L-R: Adrian, Katie, me, Bernice, Brea, and Justin.

  • V. Sattui Winery. It was a birthday party for Pauline and David. Adrian, Katie, and I decided to wine taste inside. Everyone else was having lunch. 
  • I ended up buying two bottles of wine. Dessert wine ftw! 
  • Oxbow Public Market is amazing btw. That’s where we had lunch. It was delicious! (Steak sandwich + mac & cheese for me! Thanks Adrian.)
  • Peju Province Winery was cool! That’s where the picture was taken. 
  • After that we went to Bouchon Bakery. I went ham on macarons & bread. It was my first time there so I thought, why not? 🙂
  • To end the day, we all had dinner back at Oxbow Public Market. We went to the kitchen door. 
  • Random memory: back at the first winery, B told me she saw someone from high school. Turns out it was our former crush. LOL. #bye 

Will continue to update. I’ll do my best to make it a weekly thing. I want to get back to documenting everything. I find comfort in nostalgia. 

Happy weekend to all! ❤️

b