• Travels

    Portland Food Scene

    We had lots of places on our list before heading up to Portland, but were only able to visit a couple due to being too full to eat, or too far to get to without a car at the moment. We initially thought of going to Pok Pok, but just couldn’t convince ourselves to spending a lot of money on Thai food. This is my list of my favorite places that we got to eat at. Breakfast Nuvrei Patisserie & Café Joy’s favorite place for breakfast each morning was at Nuvrei in the Pearl District. I really like their Bacon & Cheddar Biscuit sandwich with eggs, and bacon, and should’ve…

  • Family

    Kaylee’s Birthday Weekend

    I can’t believe that my sister’s kid is already 1 year old. Feels like yesterday that Kaylee was still just a fat ball of a human, and now she’s a babbling, walking machine. The whole family came down from SF to celebrate with family this weekend and we had much fun. We ditched the baby on Friday night and went out to dinner at M.B. Post in Manhattan Beach which i’ve been meaning to go to for over a year, and randomly made RSVP for that night so it was perfect timing. It was a fun and tasty evening of just adults. Saturday was the big day that was a…

  • Restaurants

    West LA Date Night

    Saturday afternoon was spent at Joy’s family’s house to celebrate Chinese New Years, and afterwards we went home to do some cooking and cleaning because we were told not to do any cleaning on Sunday. Something about sweeping your fortune away or something like that. Saturday night we were getting really lazy, but we forced our butts out of the house and went out to Next Door by Josie, which happens to be next door to Josie. We were looking for something light to eat, and we’ve been to the parent restaurant Josie a few years ago for my birthday and thought we should give it a shot. We focused…

  • Family

    Silent Night

    Joy and I spent Christmas Day by ourselves after the long day before at Disneyland. We reached out to friends about getting dim sum but without anyone able to meet up with drove out to Arcadia for some Xiao Long Baos at Din Tai Fung. We weren’t the only ones thinking that as we were faced with an hour and half wait for a table and we braved out the hunger until we got seated. We feasted on a bunch of soup dumplings, fried rice and chicken soup and it was well worth it. After lunch i needed to walk off some of the food and decided to check out…

  • Friends

    Let the Holiday Parties Begin!

    December weekends get filled up so fast with various holiday parties i had to book my very own the first weekend of December. Its one of those sad realizations during the year when you notice that you haven’t seen certain people for an entire year and so it was time to get together with the old Costa Mesa Roommates for a feast. With a few new additions and another on its way we had to have it at Robin’s spacious recently completed house. I asked everyone to bring something to eat and i’m so proud that everyone actually cooked something and the only thing store bought were the crescent rolls. (which i…