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! โค

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ๐Ÿ˜›

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? ๐Ÿ™‚
  • 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! โค๏ธ

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BFFs.

This photo was taken on July 21, 2017. I had an awesome Japanese curry dinner before dessert of course. I needed some quality time with my best gals: my twin sister and our best friend since elementary school. B + J, y’all are da best! ๐Ÿ’•

Venting really helps. Sometimes I tend to bottle my emotions up. Whenever that happens, it’s frustrating. But when I get the chance to let it all out, it’s the greatest feeling. We talked about everything. So fun!!

The funniest memory from that night was rushing our dinner to get dessert. We had about 15 minutes to walk across the other mall. Very short distance, but the line was decent. Nothing too unbearable. The taiyaki is from Uji Time. There’s red bean filling at the bottom! I loved it. I also picked matcha tea & black sesame. Absolutely delicious combo. One of my favorite dessert places in the city. At least top ten. ๐Ÿ™‚

More entries to write. Bear with me. 

Good night. 

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Napa Valley Wine Tour.ย 

Napa Valley! I was there with my college friends – Dania & Mari via the Napa Valley Wine Country Tours on 7/15. Pretty legit. ๐Ÿ™‚

The first stop was the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a beautiful day, but Karl the fog was still sticking around. Beautiful views. I love my city! We ended up at four wineries. Two in Sonoma and two in Napa.

1. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

2. Larson Family Winery

3. Kieu Hoang Winery

4. Madonna Estate

I did the wine tasting for all of them. Prices are reasonable ranging from $10-$20. I’m a big fan of dessert wines! Sweet is the way to go for me. My favorites would have to be Jacuzzi and Larson from that day. Very accommodating and super friendly.

We spent a good 8 hours up north before we headed back to the city. It was a wonderful time getting to catch up with my college friends. It’s been so long. We talked about everything! I do get nostalgic a lot of the time because college was so much fun. People really do make the experience.

The following day, we decided to grab brunch before Mari headed home. We went to Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the Excelsior. I had the corned beef hash Benedict. Absolutely amazing. I’ll definitely be back for that.

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It was a superb weekend! Glad I got to share it with awesome people.

More updates coming soon. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Some thoughts.

I’m so glad the weekend came and went. I’m pretty exhausted. I had a good amount of catch up time with friends. It was great!

  • Friday, 1/13/17: Had dinner with C & C, watched tv, made cookies, and exchanged stories.
  • Saturday, 1/14/17: Watched Hidden Figures with the BFFs. SO GOOD. I LOVED IT! Glen Powell. YESSS.

No work tomorrow. YAY! I can sleep in and hopefully put my IKEA storage closet together. Woo.

I’m brainstorming blog entries. I want to mix it up. I’m thinking of typing up an empties post. It’s a big deal in the lifestyle and beauty world. Must take more photos. MUST.

Well, that’s all I have.

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