Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈💗

Wishing all of my dear family and friends a Happy Pride! You are loved always. Blessed to have y’all in my life and to stand proudly as an ally.

It’s been a weird work week. Trying to keep up before I’m off in a few days. 😮‍💨

I’m pretty tired. And unfortunately, Covid is in our household atm. It’s so inconvenient, but we gotta keep our distance!!! Still masking, washing my hands, and keeping away from crowds. But I can’t dodge crowds all the time. Just pls stay away!!!

Hoping to sleep soon. Wishing y’all a great week! 💜

Good night.

b

WARRIORSSSS 💙💛🏆

Our first Dubs parade was so much fun! I did have to deal with some rude people, but that didn’t take away from my fun. Just please be considerate and respectful during these events. Not everyone is able bodied. We’re also still in the middle of the pandemic. 😷

Wore my Klay Thompson jersey!! There are so many pictures to sort through and edit. Happy with what I captured!

This pic is one of my faves! And of course, Steph. 😎

I’m tired. Good night. 💜

b

🤬

What was supposed to be an awesome day became a shit show! Long story short, I wanted to finally meet Buster Posey in person and have him sign my 2014 World Series baseball.

Mom and I got there before 11. Honestly thought there’d be plenty of time for everyone to get their pic and autographs. As the clock approached 12:15pm, it was announced that they wouldn’t be able to take everyone. So disappointing!!! We were all pleading considering the cost and time for everyone. No luck!

Left my baseball to be signed at a later time. Hoping he really does! I’m still pissed. It was a logistical failure on the org’s part. I’ve been venting all over social media about it. Nothing was communicated to us while we waited. There were no signs indicating where to stand. It was so bad!!!! First and last time I ever do a signing that isn’t done by the Giants internally.

The silver lining is that Mom got her pic with him. Happy for her! I hope she gets it soon. 💗

I’m tired. Body is very sore considering I had to head home, eat a quick lunch, and go to work. I can’t even stay awake right now. Ahh!!

Excited for the Dubs parade on Monday! Hope that’s a better experience. They’re estimating 1M people to be there. My goodness! I’m anxious, but this is the first parade in SF. 💙💛🏆

This is good night. Can’t stay awake anymore. Later!!!

b

Happy June!

This month is flying and I’m making the most of it! 🙂 I caught up with friends on Thursday and tried Doppio Zero. Never been before so I wanted to try! I had the oxtail fettuccine and a Bellini. The food was absolutely amazing. I’ll be back for sure!!!

It was nice to see everyone again. We haven’t seen each other in months. Really thankful it all worked out. Afterwards we went to get ice cream. Salt & Straw!!! I went with a new flavor – Baked Brie and Fig Cheesecake. A very nice combo!🍦

I’m almost done with my TEFL cert! Better late than never!!!! That’s my motto. Slowly getting to where I need to be. Taking chances and staying confident despite my anxiety. Breathe.

Warriors won! 2-2 and back to the bay. Yee!!! 💙💛 Giants beat LA. 😎🖤🧡

I’m excited for a lot of things. Can’t wait! Hoping to sleep soon, but I’m such a night owl.

Happy weekend to all! 💗

b

It’s brutal out here.

I decided to venture out and stop by the sour tour bus experience in front of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Friday! 💜 I didn’t have a ticket to Olivia Rodrigo’s show, but I wanted to make a day of it. There were a lot of lines and waiting, but I got everything I wanted! Got my chance at the photo booth and bought a tour tee + socks.

Some things were already sold out like hoodies, sweatpants, and jean jackets. There were so many people! Kind of overwhelming, but I survived. The merch line wrapped around the corner. There was another barricade for those attending the show. People started showing up before 8am. Wristbands for that line were distributed on Thursday.

The weather was decent. It was sunny, but then it got gloomy & cold fast. Thankfully I wore enough layers!!!

I wish I took more selfies, but that’s okay. My sisters couldn’t make it out. Next time! Hopefully her next concert will be at an arena. Chase Center would be cool!

I ended up taking Muni to get home. I haven’t been on a train since March 2020. Ultimate throwback!!! I felt pretty safe. I won’t ride it often, but it’s an option for me. Saves money for sure!!

Olivia’s music is great! Can’t wait for her new stuff. The sour tour continues in Europe.✨

Alright time to sleep. Good night!

b

Update.

Hello! It’s been a few weeks and I come with an update.

I’ve attended a few events: Buster Posey Day at the yard, my first concert since 2019, and celebrated Mother’s Day with the fam. I also just signed papers to be a barista/cashier again! I hope it goes well.🤞

I had my interview for the mochi film I decided to help with and l was a mess. I probably should’ve prepared more beforehand and I was nervous! But Kristine was very patient with me. I hope I didn’t embarrass myself. 😬 I overthink a lot. Wahhh!

I need to finish my cert for my TEFL. I’ve put it off for so long. I’m almost there! I need to complete it before the end of June. I’m a little stressed since I start training for my new gig next week. Also nervous for that.

I saw Paul McCartney on Sunday! It was amazing. I’ve seen both living Beatles. George was my favorite. RIP to him and John. Truly missed! 🤍

Getting sleepy. My nap threw me off. And omg the Philippine election. Don’t even get me started! It’s upsetting to me as a Filipino American. I want real leadership to steer the country in the right direction. I want progress! I wasn’t born there, but I’m still very connected to the birthplace of my parents and ancestors. LABAN 🇵🇭💗

There’s a lot to do and I’m feeling overwhelmed sometimes. Taking it a day at a time! Wishing you all well. Until next time.

b 💜

A busy 🐝!

Hello! It’s been a while. Just wanted to type up an update. 🙂 I hope everyone is doing well! The NBA playoffs have started, baseball is back (Go Giants! 🖤🧡), and spring is here!!! ☀️ Love it.

I attended the NCCBF! 🌸 Both weekends. First weekend was to visit our cousin and his partner. She’s running her own small biz! Good times. The second weekend we lined up early for teriburgers! Delicious. Wish we bought more. 😋 Also got to buy Japanese snacks, mochi, and some other goodies. Japantown is one of my fave spots in the city!

A few days ago – we returned to Davis. It was for Dr. Fujimoto’s memorial. So many beautiful stories and memories were shared. I miss college! I was inspired again just being back. I want to do more!!! Aggies 🐴💙💛 We bought all of our favorite food, caught up with familiar faces, and took some nice pics on campus. We bought some new UCD swag to wear and rep. We missed Picnic Day by 2 days! I ended up buying this year’s tee.

I’m in the middle of job hunting again. I’d like to have a summer job if I can find one. Looking for a stable position that also works with my own schedule + energy levels. Being a lupus patient can be a lot, but it’s important to listen to your body! Rest is essential. In my case, I always nap. 💜 Lupus Awareness Month is coming up. I love sharing facts and information!!

I’m playing a lot of Pocket Camp! It’s fun. Too many Animal Crossing games to choose from.

Lots of books on my reading list! I also have tv shows and movies I’ve been meaning to watch. Balance is so important right now! I’m also trying to exercise more. Time management. 😮‍💨

Wishing you all a great week! 💗

Good night.

b

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