Thank you, Benkyodo!

After 115 years, Benkyodo says goodbye to San Francisco. 😭💔 Happy Retirement to the Okamura Family! Benkyodo was a frequent stop for me and my family. So many memories there! We already miss it. We ate the last of the mochi yesterday.

My sister and I decided to line up on their second to last day of business (3/30). I thought we were early, but nope. There was already a line when we got there at 6:30am. First person was there at 2am!!! We ended up not sleeping and just heading over asap. It was cold, but thankfully we had a chair with us and blankets. We didn’t get in until almost 12:15pm. We were allowed to preorder 10 pieces and come back 2 hours later! It was a day for us. I was getting sleepy.

While we waited we decided to do a bit of grocery shopping and looked for my friend’s birthday present. We made use of our time! I was able to pick up our order and then head home. I did bump into a filmmaker before leaving. Not sure if I still want to chat with her. Filming always makes me nervous. I’m so used to being behind the camera. 😁 We’ll see. I’ll think about it.

I was able to have lunch when we got back and then knocked out immediately. I napped for a few hours.

I’m really glad we decided to plan for our visit! I just wish I had one last strawberry mochi. 😢 They’re already dearly missed. I wonder what will occupy the space in the future. Hopefully it’ll be a nice addition for the community!

Benkyodo forever. 💗

Good night.

b

Day 99.

Here’s to Juneteenth! I remain in solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters. Black Lives Matter! 🖤

The weekend is here! I’m so excited. It allows me to reenergize and center myself for the new week. My mind has been heavy. I’m at a crossroads in my life and I’m not sure what to do. It makes me sad, tired, and a little angry. I need answers, but I think I must look within. Maybe in a dream?

This time last year I was in Paris. What a beautiful city. I would love to go back! I really don’t know when considering the pandemic. My travel dreams have been halted and I’m okay with it. I just want everyone happy, safe, and healthy.

I took it easy today. I watched TV with the sisters, had brunch, and then I took a nap. My energy has depleted as of late. I did drink 2 kencko smoothies. My next shipment will be shipped in a few days. I feel better about myself since I’m getting fruits and veggies a few times out of the week. I haven’t been exercising since my energy levels are low. 😕 Maybe I can do some yoga this weekend.

Animal Crossing update: I’m revamping everything and trying to sell everything. Must pay off my current loan though. I want my kitchen! 300+ more payments and then I’m free until the next loan. Haha. Oh man.

I’m gonna practice a bit of my uke. And then my usual nightcap is watching Dear White People. I’m on volume 2. Woo! I really like the show. The cast is great. 😊

Well, I hope you all had a nice Friday. Enjoy the weekend. Take care! ❤️

Good night.

b

Day 92.

Happy Philippine Independence Day! There’s a lot to unpack with being a Filipina American. I am proud of my roots and heritage nonetheless. I thought of my grandparents today. Everything I do is not only for myself, but for them. 🇵🇭❤️

My sleep was okay. Today was something though. I survived my workout. It gets difficult sometimes when you’re dealing with chronic conditions, but I always push through. I get to take it easy this weekend. Yay! And I’m getting used to the beets in my post workout drink. 😬

I washed dishes. Hurrah! It allowed me to destress. I’ve been in my head a lot lately. My dreams are translating into something. Not sure what. My anxiety is all over the place and I’ve been sad a lot. I guess it’s a rough patch, but I hope all will be okay.

Animal Crossing and the uke are always part of my daily routine. I gotta keep myself happy. I wish I would’ve napped but that’s okay.

Highlight of the day was my protein style burger from In N Out. I’m trying to be more disciplined. 😬🥴

I’m looking forward to the weekend. I need my rest, but I’m planning to clean as well. It’ll all get done.

Hope y’all had a nice Friday. Take care!

Good night.

b