Happy new year!! I think everyone enthusiastically joins with me in waving a huge fat GOODBYE to 2020. 😛 I spent new year’s eve with my family playing mahjong, watching a movie, and Facetiming Joe. It was perfection and I’m grateful my family was all together for the first NYE in many years. ❤ I … More 2020 reflection: things I was grateful for
Merry Christmas!! Whether you were able to see loved ones this year, I hope you found joy this holiday. 🙂 I feel very lucky to have made it safely to my hometown in Poughkeepsie, NY (following a 2-week quarantine in Pittsburgh). I love spending the holidays in my childhood home each year. Our family is … More Holiday fun in Poughkeepsie, New York
Surprise surprise, I’ve been in Pittsburgh the last 2 weeks! My brother and I devised a master plan to surprise my parents in our hometown, which meant we needed a 2-week quarantine prior to our visit (my parents knew my brother was visiting but they didn’t know I flew from SF :P). I’m terrible at … More 2 weeks with my brother in Pittsburgh + surprise visit with our parents!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful, hardworking, and loving moms out there! Instead of our usual flowers and chocolates to our mom, we did something a little different this year (we didn’t want to risk spreading germs with sending gifts!). My sissy texted my mom asking for help on her college homework…little did my … More A surprise zoom call for Mother’s Day
Happy 2020 friends!!! I hope you all had a memorable night into the new decade. My new years consisted of watching stand-up comedy while sipping CBD ginger tea, and I couldn’t have been happier 🙂 On the theme of relaxing, let’s recap these past 2 weeks in my upstate New York hometown with my entire … More Christmas and New Years in upstate New York
It’s hard to put in words how filled my heart feels at the moment…I’m grateful for my family, my friends, my hometown, and these past few days of reconnecting with my roots and healing from my past. While it was a decently hectic week in terms of travel, I’m very glad I made the trip … More Fall festivities in upstate New York + visiting besties in NYC + making peace with my past
Aloha blog! I’m a bit off my usual blogging schedule since I’ve had my little sister (Tina) here with me in SF the past 7 days. It was her first time in the Bay and she and I had SUCH a blast playing tourists, eating yummy food, meeting my friends, being lazy, having soul-healing conversations, … More Sissy’s first visit to SF!
What a crazy week! I’ve been in and out of airports, 6 flights total! Work sent me to D.C. earlier in the week, and I decided to make the most of my time on the east coast and visit my parents in upstate NY afterwards. I’m pretty physically exhausted, but mentally I feel refreshed after … More Work travel in D.C. + Easter weekend in New York
Over the past week, my entire family spent the holidays together in our hometown Poughkeepsie, NY. With our busy lives and living so far apart, it’s hard for our family to get together, so the week was very much a treat as we all took time off from work/school to be together. Our days were … More Holiday week with family in upstate New York + New Years in NYC
Next stop on my 3-week trip to the east coast was one week in Chicago for work, followed by Boston for a weekend to visit my brother. I must say, my project in Chicago went above and beyond compared to last year. I came in with a much more positive attitude and was able to … More Work week in Chicago + weekend in Boston feat. lots of breweries