New favorite activity + finding happiness in simplicity

Happy Friday! Or Saturday. Or whatever day it is…is it just me or does every day feel the same lately? Life here has been quiet, simple, and honestly a great blessing in many ways for me. I use to get really antsy when faced with routine and boredom, but this whole city being in quarantine … More New favorite activity + finding happiness in simplicity

Joe’s Texas bbq housewarming + spa day in Noe Valley + SF zoo

Hey friends! After taking a few days off from work last week (see my last reflection post), things calmed down a bit and I felt motivated to hit the ground running this week. My spirits were much higher and days flew by in a blink of an eye! By the weekend, I was ready to … More Joe’s Texas bbq housewarming + spa day in Noe Valley + SF zoo

Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day weekend in SF + reflection on finding balance with work

Last week definitely had its ups and downs. The ups was centered around Valentines Day as Joe and I spent the whole weekend together doing what we do best: spending as much time as possible outdoors. The whole weekend felt like one continuous Valentines date and I left it feeling so rejuvenated. The lows of … More Outdoorsy Valentine’s Day weekend in SF + reflection on finding balance with work

Underrated East bay hike + Girl’s night reunion at Matt’s birthday

Happy Chinese New Year!! I am missing my family on this special holiday, and send my love to those who cannot see their family due to this terrible virus. After Mexico, getting back into work and “real life” wasn’t too difficult since we were only gone for 5 days. And yet…on Friday, a nasty fever … More Underrated East bay hike + Girl’s night reunion at Matt’s birthday

Kenya days 11-13: local experiences and relaxing in Kilifi + ending on high note

For the last leg of my trip, I wanted nothing more than to relax and retreat, especially after having an emotional time in Mombasa. I saw a flyer for a hippie-dippie eco-friendly backpacker’s hostel called Distant Relatives in a small coastal town, Kilifi, which is 2 hours north of Mombasa. I was immediately intrigued and … More Kenya days 11-13: local experiences and relaxing in Kilifi + ending on high note

Cozy, outdoorsy weekend getaway in Mendocino, CA

Last weekend was basically pure happiness. Joe and I wanted to do something special together before my 2-week solo trip to Kenya (leaving this Friday!), and so we somewhat spontaneously booked a weekend trip to Mendocino, a small coastal town 4 hours north of SF. We ended up having the most relaxing, refreshing few days … More Cozy, outdoorsy weekend getaway in Mendocino, CA

Surfing in Pacific + open mic comedy night + suburban Sunday + sunset at Fort Funston

Last week was one of those weeks that felt like a whole month jammed into 7 days. A big part was because of my work trip to D.C., which has become like monthly clock-work. Despite D.C. being my second home at this point, it’s still a huge task to go across the country and back … More Surfing in Pacific + open mic comedy night + suburban Sunday + sunset at Fort Funston