SF opening up again: picnic with friends + arts & crafts + new hikes

Hello to my friends in the blogosphere! Since we last talked, San Francisco has slowly been opening up and it’s really livened the atmosphere around here. It still feels like SF is the most conservative city in the U.S. right now in terms of COVID precautions: everyone wears face masks, restaurants/stores/businesses are still closed…the good … More SF opening up again: picnic with friends + arts & crafts + new hikes

Haircuts, picnics, Chinese bakery, tik tok, and gardening

We are on our 8th week of quarantine in SF, and just learned the city is extending shelter-in-place for one more month. Staying at home with Joe and the cats have become completely normal to us now. Our spirits are high, and we’ve even embarked on some new activities to spruce up the usual hikes … More Haircuts, picnics, Chinese bakery, tik tok, and gardening

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