These are the times of a New Normal.

Like any other citizen, I’ve spent most of my time these days indoors and headed outdoors only for a breath of fresh air, a brief walk or in search for household essentials. Yesterday, I literally did not move off the couch unless I was hungry, reaching for the remote, use the bathroom, sleep and then do it over again until bedtime. Today was different. I … Continue reading These are the times of a New Normal.

Wild & Free in Venice Beach, California.

Yesterday, I drove early in the morning to L.A., trying to by pass the rush hour traffic. The sun was already bright and shining; providing a moderate temperature of 75 degrees F by 9:30am. Ah, you gotta love Southern California weather, you can map out your day with no problem and you’re almost guaranteed to have a consistent weather throughout the day. As my friend and I wondered off to Venice Beach, we made a stop at my bro’s solo art exhibit at Superba Restaurant. Continue reading “Wild & Free in Venice Beach, California.”

Becky’s Retirement Party

Becky is a long time family friend. Her daughter and I grew up together. We attended the same elementary school, middle school, and high school. On top of that, we hung out in the same group of friends; needless to say, we were best friends. Our parents met and saw each other every weekend whenever my friend and I hung out. Eventually, they formed their own friendships and to this day, even though we’ve all moved on from that time in our lives, it’s refreshing to see that the bond between my mom and Becky are still strong. Hence the invitation to her Retirement Party.
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Binging on Creativity in The City of Angels (a.k.a. Los Angeles)

Some days I want to sleep in to catch up on zzz’s. Other times, I wake up early in the morning and run off to L.A. such as last weekend. I recently saw an Instagram post about an artwork that peaked my interest and like a curious cat, I did some digging and found that L.A. last month had a few interesting things to see. I got motivated and had been on a museum/exhibit binge in the last few weekends. Here’s what I saw (this is a long one)… Continue reading “Binging on Creativity in The City of Angels (a.k.a. Los Angeles)”

The Difference between Los Angeles vs. Orange County, California.

A few days ago, I was having lunch with some of my co-workers and the topic about living in L.A. vs O.C. came up. One way or another, this topic somehow come up in any conversation that I have with someone from California. Whether it’s in a job interview (yes, it’s happened), in casual conversations or coffee breaks; people always seem to identify themselves either as an Angelino (L.A. local) or an O.C. local but, never both. This always leaves me pondering why there’s a divide between L.A. and O.C. Can’t we all just get along? Continue reading “The Difference between Los Angeles vs. Orange County, California.”

The same pothole on the road.

Last week was the first time I realized that I no longer needed to use my Waze App to help me find my direction to work. I even remembered to dodge a pothole on the road which was the same pothole that made me cringed each time I ran over it. My poor tires!

After dodging that pothole, it made me realized how I’m back to a routine lifestyle where my daily commute is planned exactly at a certain time, leaving work at the same time every day, go to the gym, eat dinner then do it all over again the next day. In short, I’m bored out of my mind.  Continue reading “The same pothole on the road.”