Flab to Fit: 5 x 5 x 5

No Crash Diets Here: Back into the Gym Like I said in my previous post, starting my UX course will invite more routine into my life. One of the major changes will be my workout regimen. I didn’t think to document my weight goals until this morning, so, oops, Day 1 was yesterday. Today is […]

Read More

Starting my UX Journey

From Writing to Design: Jumping into the Tech Industry with No Experience I’ve been looking into UX and design for some time. Back when General Assembly was just taking off, the idea of taking one of their bootcamps seemed like a far-away dream. The cost, the time, the commute to LA and, obviously, the onslaught […]

Read More

A Day Trip to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles

A Trip to Stearns Wharf, State Street and the Funk Zone A couple weekends ago, my parents had planned a day-trip to Santa Barbara, CA. I, currently living at home (part-time but that’s another post), was invited to come along! Admittedly, I have been to Santa Barbara but never had the chance to enjoy  the […]

Read More

Deep-fried Dough in Chicago: The Doughnut Vault

Indulging in fresh doughnuts at the Doughnut Vault, located in the River North neighborhood in the Windy City. Chicago has always been on my list of cities to explore in the U.S. So far, in every city I’ve visited, it has, without fail, rained or snowed during my trip. Chicago was no exception! On a […]

Read More

Dumpling Heaven: Din Tai Fung in Taiwan

Living out my foodie dreams with juicy XLB dumplings in Taipei at DTF! In March 2017, after quitting my job in corporate America, my family and I planned a three week country-hopping vacation. On the list: Taiwan, Japan and, lastly, my home country Vietnam. This was my first trip ever to  the Asian continent and […]

Read More

Sidewalk Dining at È Tutto Qua – A little Italy in San Francisco, CA

In October 2015, my siblings planned a trip up to San Francisco, CA to support my sister who was competing in the Nike Half Marathon. The night before the race, we needed to find a place to carb her up  and E’Tutto Qua seemed like the perfect place. Our only concern was the wait, so […]

Read More

Caravelle – My Last Brunch in Barcelona

After a wonderful trip with my sister to Barcelona, we absolutely had to get one last amazing meal before leaving. Caravelle was the lucky winner… but we ended up being the winners. We were seated within 10 minutes and it was prime brunch time. I noticed the crowd was a mix of tourists and locals, […]

Read More

Mama Lu’s Dumpling House – a Gem in the 626 Foodie Scene

Chinese Family-Style Eats in 626: Delicious, Cheap and Local at Mama Lu’s My parents are finally jumping on the Foodie wagon! One of the first gems they found was the original location for Mama Lu’s in Monterey Park, CA, and boy, was I glad I came to visit this weekend! We came in for dinner […]

Read More

Earth Day 2018: at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

For Earth Day this year, I decided to celebrate and get in touch with my local environment. I came by the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve to check out their Earth Day Event last weekend to learn more about the environmental ecology and to enjoy some educational festivities hosted by the Conservancy! Needless to say, the […]

Read More