Well it’s certainly been an interesting week. Apartment hunting has definitely taken up most of my head space. I haven’t looked for a new apartment in almost 4 years and I forgot how stressful the process can be! I saw 7 places and applied for 1 last week…but I negotiated too hard and ended up … More Apartment hunting and Craigslist stories + long weekend feat. Tennessee Valley hike, Baker Beach, and park hang outs
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!
Hey blog! With all my posts on travel/weekend trips, I haven’t talked about the day-to-day stuff around here lately. Even though there have been a few exciting activities going on this summer, most of our days are still the same old: working remotely, running, taking walks in the neighborhood, and entertaining ourselves quarantine style. Here … More Random thoughts: LASIK surgery, painting & crafting fun, watermelons galore, garden update, and cat cuddling
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
Hi bogging friends!! Over the past few posts, I’ve been hinting at a special project we have been tirelessly working on: revamping Joe’s backyard garden. Before we began, there were tons of plants/trees/weeds everywhere, with lots of potential but no one to care for it. And so we took it upon ourselves to clean it … More Urban backyard garden project in San Francisco
5 things I miss 1. Kava Lounge. Oh how I miss the community and friends at my second home, and just having a chill, non-alcoholic place to kick back and relax 3-4 times of week. I’m praying Kava make it through this recession since I really can’t imagine my life in SF without it! 2. … More Some thoughts in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
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
6 months ago I met my partner Joe on a blind date…we fell in love quickly and have been crazy about each other ever since. It was our half-year anniversary yesterday and we celebrated social distancing style! We packed some snacks and beer in the cooler and went on our favorite walk in the Presidio, … More Quarantine continued + happy 6 month anniversary!
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