12 Jun 15
It made me happy to hear (comments) from you old-timey blog friends! Want to say “hi!” back.
I’ve got some photos of our morning hike along the California Coastal Trail in SF. I still think about it every now and then, and miss it.
We Uber-ed to the Cliff House, the starting point. (We Uber-ed everywhere in SF. It’s the second best way to get around as a tourist. The best way, of course, is renting a car and driving yourself, which we did on our last half-a-day in SF. Surprisingly street parking wasn’t as bad as we thought it would be.) We missed out on the Camera Obscura as we were too early, it looked so cute though!
The Sutro Baths used to be a private swimming pool complex
A friend told us about Muir Woods which looks like a dream. Wish we had more time. I defo feel like there is so much more to see and do. So I’m gonna find a way back soon. While we were there, I kept stumbling upon articles that mentioned the best things about Oakland too. Allison and Diane, *waves*!
8 May 15
Lake Tahoe was beautiful and slow and easy. We rented a car and drove from San Francisco. I’ve never seen trees so good looking before. The scenery was stunning, people were friendly, I was so happy. Having the anxiety of finding parking/crowds/what to do/what to eat/can’t miss out removed was nice, so so nice.
Food-wise, we thoroughly enjoyed Sprouts Cafe. Ate there twice! Ben still dreams of “the best buttermilk pancakes” he had at Bert’s Cafe. Forget about trying Basecamp Pizza Co., pizzas weren’t great.
19 Nov 14
Hey! I’m writing from my new desk in our new home. I am so tired from packing and unpacking. The house is still in half a mess. Ben’s making me feel terrible about owning too many things. And it’s not even too many shoes and bags situation, it’s too many tools and art materials and empty glass jars AND books.
The past week has been so tough, the both of us swear we never want to move again. And we hired movers… The house still smells of fresh paint. The cats are settling in, Fatboy has found his vantage point in the kitchen, Indie is comfortable sleeping right smack in the middle of the couch. I have to add that Fatboy yelled the entire car ride from Jurong West to Sengkang. It really felt like we wouldn’t make it. But we did. Happy face. I can’t believe it. I’m going in sleep in a new bed, wake up tomorrow morning with a slight scare from unfamiliar walls – does that happen to you? It always happens to me!
There’s so much left to do and it’s a brand new kind of excitement, to turn our house into a home.
6 Oct 14
Oh hey hey! I wanted to quickly share this collection curated by me on Naiise. They were so nice to invite me to do this and it couldn’t be at a better time as I am right in the thick of renovating our first home. They even included a short interview, and it’s been such a long time since I did one, I almost forgot how to type coherently.
Naiise were nice to share a discount code as well. Use GREENLAUNDRY, get 10% off with no minimum spend, valid till the end of October 2014.
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8 Jul 14
This might be the first time, I think, I’m mentioning it on the blog that Ben & I are getting married this Saturday! I’ve been trying to type something that makes sense for about half an hour, but everything comes out sounding contrived. I eek at the slightest sign of romance (like to think it’s hereditary) so it’s hard to write sweet… things… But I will say that I can’t wait to find out if being married feels different.
We have no recent decent photos of ourselves together, it’s always a case of he looks nice in one while I look nice in another and retaking more makes it worse. The second photo is one of my favourites of him, let’s just say there’s a lot of irony going on it in. We’ll see if our wedding photos turn out alright and I’ll definitely share some here! Married peeps, feel free to chime in about anything wedding-related or marriage-related. Hearing stories helps calms my nerves. x