Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Ok what did I do this weekend? I went Urban hiking on Saturday at the Lands End trail in San Francisco. I've never done something like that before hehe. That trail is supposed to have some amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge but guess what? It was sooo foggy on the coast so I couldn't see shiet! I'll keep going until I finally see it! So determined to walk all the way to the GGB too. Oh and then I ate a lot the rest of the weekend. Not a very interesting weekend I know. The rest of this post is going to be a very boring...

I know everyone has their regrets but one of the things I regret the most is hurting my eye area without knowing it when I was younger. I am now 24 and already have fine lines under my eyes! I used to put concealer on like crazy when I was in college and rubbed it in... yes, I did not dab it on but RUBBED it on. I never really took care of my eyes either. I didn't start using eye cream twice a day until I was 22 lol. I only used a depuffer type of eyecream too which is quite useless since I don't have puffy eyes. I have really bad panda eyes too so I look even older with those lines. I never really had any obvious lines until I noticed them during my Hong Kong trip last winter. I think it got worst when I wore concealer on the plane which probably dried the crap out of my undereye area. Aww I'm so sad.. all I can do now is try to lessen it and make sure no new ones show up. You can say that I have started taking some desperate measures. I've been trying to drink more water, sleep early, and I have switched to a wrinkle eyecream. I've started using Kinerase since everyone seems to think it's the best thing ever. I know it's not going to totally erase my lines but I hope it helps in some way. I wanted to try La Mer but it's way out of my budget. I'll probably start using that when I'm older or something. I also bought the Shiseido Benefiance Retinol eye masks which seem to be helping a bit. Ok I'll know in a few months or something... I really need to start living a healthier lifestyle. I am trying to sleep a full 8-9 hours.. that's why I'm never online anymore lol! Anymore suggestions would help... I'm in so much need of it.

Thanks for reading. Well I'll leave a picture too.
This is a pic I took at Legoland California where San Francisco was built entirely of legos. Very cool!^^

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Ahhhhh I want the weekend to come already! Well I discovered something new called PIGG by Ameba. If you have an Ameba account, you can get a PIGG! It's very addictive... I want to keep doing those scratchy card stuff to get new items lol. It's kind of like a more active baby version of Poupee Girl. It's hard for me to communicate with people on there since I don't speak Japanese... but some PIGGs will chat with me lol. I know it sounds strange but the whole cute concept of it makes me want to keep playing!

Well I wanted to post some food stuff from NYC but I didn't take pics of everything I ate. I would be so hungry sometimes that I would just eat it and then forget about taking pics. There's a good example here... I think it's the yakitori. You'll see what I mean. Oh and my pics from now on are going to be clickable. Yea I know my previous ones weren't. I think I might change them sometime in the future when I have time.

First place we ate at was the SHAKE SHACK! There was a crazy line because the Pride Parade was going on. This was so good! Two beef patties plus a fried mushroom patty and lotsa cheesE! We ate here twice. The other time was for an after dinner snack. Yes we are pigs.

Pizza of course from Lombardi's! They pride themselves for being the first licensed pizza restaurant in all of America. We ate so much pizza in NYC but the others were more like non sitdown pizza places lol. I never knew pizza could be this good. Yum yum.

Ramen from Ippudo! It was a long wait and kind of on the pricey side but it was so tasty!! This was with pork bone base I think. It sure tasted like it. I love ramen so much!

We went to Katz Deli! We got a pastrami sandwich and a corned beef sandwich! This one pictured is the corned beef one. They put so much meat in and I love how they carve the meat in front of you. I know we went to a lot of the touristy restaurants haha.

We ate yakitori at Yakitori Taisho! It was so cool because the restaurant looks so classic. Them bbqing it in front of you. We got all sorts of strange stuff... like chicken kidney, heart, skin, and beef tongue! haha I know it sounds weird but it was very good. The chicken kidney was the best one! I already started eating before taking the pic which explains the empty areas.

Creamy salmon yakisoba from the same yakitori place. I ordered the wrong thing... I just wanted the regular Japanese yakisoba. It was still good though!!

Congee from Congee Village. They served their congee in clay pots so it was still bubbling when it got to our table. Can you see the bubbles? This one was the beef congee. We also ordered an abalone chicken congee. Very inexpensive... one claypot is around 3 bowls and we payed less than $10 with the fried bread for two people.

Steamed soup pork dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) from Joe's Shanghai! They don't break when you pick it up and they're huge! I've never seen such huge XLBs before! Yummy.

Grilled corn from Cafe Habana. Sorry for the bad pic... the lighting was bad. I know we have this in LA too but still these were GREAT! We had our main dishes there which was steak and pork. Both were great too. I just have bad pics of them so I won't bother posting.

There were so many gelato places. Grom was the second gelato place we went to. It was so refreshing! Aww I feel like eating gelato now...

There was so much cream soda in NY!! I love cream soda!^^

We also went to those Halal carts and we went to that popular cart on 56th i think? I was too excited and ate before taking a pic that time too lol. I had such a wonderful time eating yay! It's all going to my thighs lol.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New York City trip: Part I Sightseeing

I had such a great weekend full of family stuff. It's nice because I haven't spent much time with them lately and it's great to just stay home after a long week of work!

I have more updates from NYC! This is just the sightseeing part so there will be no food included hehe. I have so many pictures so it was hard for me to pick out which ones to post on here. I didn't take pictures of every place we went to like Soho! We were too busy shopping haha!

View of part of Times Square from the M &M store.

M&M store and Hershey's store in the background! I wish the Las Vegas one was this cool.

Big yellow M&M and I

Times square at night!!

The bf and I at the Rockefellar Center! There were too many people.

The famous LOVE! It's very huge!

At NBC! Can you tell the peacock's feathers are composed of candy? I'm not sure if they're M&M's or skittles tough. We took the Studio Tour but picture taking was not allowed.

Leaving Manhattan to go see the Statue of Liberty on the free Staten Island ferry.

Yay Statue of Liberty!

Outside the UN (United Nations). I thought this peace gun was cool.

Inside the UN! I felt so overwhelmed during the tour. We saw what the UN soldiers were trying to do for the world today. Exhibits such as remains from the atomic bomb in Japan showed why war is terrible!

We went to the Apollo theater tribute to Michael Jackson. There were many fans from everywhere in the world.

Some special gifts that the fans left. The figure of Michael Jackson in the pic was completely made out of flowers.

I know it's a lot of pictures for one post but there was just so much to do in New York! It was so fun.. I want to go again. My seems like more of a photo blog now but I'm fine with that though. Back to watching that Taiwanese singing show!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

DC trip!

I've been having such a hard time after coming back from vacation. I've been busy at work since I am behind! I hope to catch up soon! I miss NYC sooo much! I should have stayed longer lol. Well I plan to go back soon! We needed to go to DC so that cut down our NYC trip. I decided to blog about DC first even though we went there last.

Our cute $1 double decker megabus to DC from NYC! I wish we had this on the West Coast.

I gotta say... we did A LOT of walking in DC. I knew we were going to be walking a lot but I didn't know everything was so far away. Good thing I brought tennis shoes hehe!

The Washington Monument+me! It's so big in real life! lol

The White House! We could only see it from far away though. We didn't do those tours.

The Lincoln Memorial was so far away from everything. I was so happy when we finally reached it!

That concluded our first day there. We also went to the Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon but didn't get any good pictures. We were then yelled at by security many times because we were taking pictures at the Pentagon and accidentally walking in restricted areas lol. Well we ended up eating at Hank's Oyster Bar after a long day of sight-seeing. The oysters were so yummy but so expensive!

We went to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum the next day. That took us the whole day already. I felt like I didn't have time to read anything in the museum.

Me+Apollo 11. We got to look inside it too! So cool!

There were so many planes from the past and now hanging from the ceiling! Very cool museum. I'm so glad we went!

We went to get a spot for the fireworks on the National Mall. There were so many people!! There was also a concert in front of the capitol but it was too difficult to get a spot. I think some people camped out for the whole day or something.

The fireworks were so pretty! It was a long show too!

We went to eat after because we knew there would be a lot of people at the metro stations. There were still so many people after eating. Even though there were crowds, spending the 4th of July in DC was awesome and a great experience!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Back in the Bay


I am finally blogging again. It's not going to be a very long post today though. I just got back last night and am still exhausted. I'm so tired today and I find it funny because I was supposed to be on vacation. There was just too much walking in NYC and DC. It's cool though because I had so much fun! We went to so many places and I felt like I got a lot done. I can't believe it's over... it went by so fast! Well I'll be blogging about the trip starting with DC even though we went there last lol. Maybe starting tomorrow? Anyways, here's a pic from the fireworks show in DC! We were sitting at a pretty good spot! It's an upside down heart!

Hope everyone had an awesome fourth of July weekend!

Goodnight, need some much needed sleep.