So, no one is ever prepared (I think) when you meet a celebrity for the first time. It just doesn’t happen. The initial greeting is always awkward because there’s nothing you can say or do that would make it less weird. Unless, you meet celebrities all the time in your line of work or you’re famous yourself then this doesn’t apply to you. I’m sure … Continue reading The Reality of Meeting a Celebrity (video)
Coming from Milan, I’d like to say I know a thing or two about luxury fashion. Definitely, I’m no fashion connoisseur, though, I found ‘Couture Beyond’ exhibit happening now in Santa Ana quite fascinating. The Bower’s Museum is an art museum located in Orange County, California. Its permanent collections highlights Native American Art, pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Asian, African and Oceania art and special exhibits such as … Continue reading ‘Couture Beyond’ Fashion Exhibit at the Bower’s Museum
Blessed with a stretch of coastline, a harbor cruise in Newport is a common water activity for many locals. It was late Friday afternoon, I had just arrived at the dock to meet my friends. We greeted each-other, hopped on our duffy and made ourselves comfortable. The sunset was glowing making the end of the day that much special. As I looked around me, I … Continue reading Take a cruise through the harbor in Newport Beach
Time really does move quickly. I can still remember writing a post from my last year’s bday. My day was spent relaxing on a terrace, taking in the sun while having brunch overlooking the city of Orange County. This year, I made a joint birthday brunch with a friend who also celebrated her birthday this month. Accompanied with our other friends, we spent our morning … Continue reading June Babies: Dual Birthday Brunch Celebration at Bluegold.
The 2nd day of our retreat started exactly at 8am. It was a cool morning and we started our company group bonding with a game at the Laguna Beach park overlooking the Pacific Coast ocean. Laguna Beach has one of the best views in Orange County that I’ve seen. Really, it truly is one of those where it makes you want to stop and take … Continue reading Ocean Fusion Wake Up Call – Retreat Day 2
Never ever, underestimate the importance of having fun. Randy Pausch Marriott CUCINA Restaurant SPACES This year our company held a 3-day Christmas Retreat locally in Orange County. We had a full schedule for the next few days to attend various all expense paid activities in Orange County. Who’s excited? ME! ME! ME! On our first day, we started our team meeting at the Marriott hotel. … Continue reading Lounging at the Marriott, Dinner at CUCINA & My First VR Experience.
I can’t remember the last time I dressed up for Halloween. The older I get, the more I seem to cherish my time alone. Call me old folk if, you will. In contrary, this year is different. I’ve been invited to a work related Halloween party held at Orange County Mining Co. Restaurant. Word around town, this place apparently has one of the best views in Orange County. I guess I can’t complain, free booze and food at a party with a great view, I’m all in….or so I thought. Continue reading “Trick or Twat”
The affair started a year ago. A group of us used to work together where we bonded over work drama and secretly meeting at restaurants to run away from our daily stressful lives at work. Somehow, we outgrew meeting at random restaurants over the months and one day, we decided to meet at a tea house. The affair became much deeper. I wasn’t quite sure if it was the love for tea or food or both but, since our first rendezvous at The Tea House on Los Rios, we knew we had to keep our tea meetings going. Continue reading “A Sunday Tea Affair”
I woke up with sore legs today definitely not a good way to start the week. My painful muscles were a result from a 2-hour hike up the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Foothill Ranch. It was a canyon with surprisingly steep hills that clearly, challenged every bit of my leg muscles. Continue reading “No Pain, No Gain. Hiking the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.”
As the name sounds, Casa Romantica Cultural Center is every bit a romantic place as it can get. It is an old historic home of Ole Hanson who co-founded the city of San Clemente located along the coast in Southern California. Today, you can visit the center for $5 (entrance fee) that includes a self-guided audio tour of the home. What drew me in to this … Continue reading A Walk Through Casa Romantica Cultural Center
There’s no denying that birthdays is a special day. I think most people will want to do something nice to celebrate on the day that they are born or not (whichever one prefers). It could be a simple staying at home or in my case, going out for brunch.
Last weekend, my roommate introduced me to a restaurant that she believed I would enjoy. We had a few minutes of discussion about what this place had to offer and I was convinced it was the right place to spend my birthday. It turned out, she was right. Continue reading “Birthday Brunch with a view at Orange Hill Restaurant.”
Without a doubt, Southern California offers one of the best weather anywhere in the world which, makes outdoor activities that much better. Since moving back from abroad, I think I’ve learned to re-kindle my love for my city and realized that there’s so much that I have yet to see. With a new bike within reach, I saw places that I’ve never been to, explored areas that I’ve never taken and sometimes, just go without any plans. Here are a few new (and some old) places that I came across this year that are worth seeing.
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