Hello friends! Joe and I are back from our weekend trip to Carmel. It was a triple holiday with Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents Day, and we wanted to take advantage of the long weekend and get away from our usual routine in SF. Carmel is a cute coastal town and only a … More Valentine’s Day weekend in Carmel, CA
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
Some of you may know that I met my partner Joe on a dating app (Facebook). Before Joe, I was more-or-less single for 5 years, and the majority of my dating life was from people met online — I estimate I’ve been on 30+ online dates throughout my 20’s living in NYC and SF! Even … More Tips for online dating apps from 5 years of dating experience!
Last week, Joe and I took our first vacation (longer than a weekend) in 6 months. We originally had plans to fly out to Maine, but unfortunately, the day-before we canceled the trip (we didn’t feel safe being on a plane given the rising corona cases). Instead, we pieced together a last-minute trip to stay … More Surf week in San Diego + road trip down California’s PCH
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
Hey hey! This past weekend was a very fun and appreciated loooong weekend. My company graciously gave us Friday and Monday off, making it a full 4-days off! In my entire adult life, this was the first time I had off work and was NOT on the road traveling (for obvious reasons), and we opted … More Celebrating Joe’s birthday + staycation for MDW
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
I hope you all are staying safe! It is now week 3 of full lockdown in SF, which has basically felt like a looong stay-cation where every day looks the same. I’ve been enjoying waking up on my own time, doing my work without the adrenaline/stress of the office, and having ample time to run/walk … More Another week of social distancing