My First Year Volunteering at Seattle Humane

After moving back to the Seattle area last year, I decided I wanted to volunteer at Seattle Humane. I was fairly “broken and bruised” – literally and figuratively – after pursuing a music… Continue reading

A Mother-Daughter Trip to San Francisco

Last month, I surprised my mom with a three-day trip to San Francisco for her 70th birthday. My grandparents immigrated to the U.S. from China, passing through San Fran before settling in Minnesota,… Continue reading

The 2018 Malafied World Cup Awards

Well, fellow footy fans, France is your new 2018 FIFA World Cup champions! Congratulations to “les bleus” for winning what had to be the most underwhelming final match I’ve ever seen. And well… Continue reading

The Number 32

I turned 32 last Monday – and since I had an amazing pre-birthday Vegas getaway the weekend before (because I had to get the “party” side outta the way), I was happy to… Continue reading

My Pre-Birthday Weekend in Vegas

Last Friday, I took a short two-hour flight outta Seattle for a pre-birthday weekend in Vegas with my friend Bekki, her mom (“Auntie Claire”), and her mom’s friend Mary. I partied in Sin… Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Pairing

After attending so many swanky wine tastings over the years, I thought I’d be better at deciphering the various notes and bouquets in each bottle – or at least say something about a… Continue reading

Cape Flattery: A Pacific Northwest Wonderland

There’s a hashtag on Instagram that alludes to a “Pacific Northwest Wonderland.” And honestly, even after living in Washington State for more than 20 years, I never knew what that meant until I… Continue reading

At Home Cooking with Colavita Olive Oil

As a mild food snob, let me say this: Every foodie and at home chef should have their favorite go-to brand of olive oil. And if your olive oil is borderline yellow, then… Continue reading

18 For 2018

HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR, ALL! The fact that this blog post is so untimely is the perfect example of why I gave up New Year’s resolutions years ago – I can’t even make… Continue reading

8 Reasons Why I’ll Always Love Christmas

For whatever reason, I feel like more people have been bitching about the Christmas rush this year than usual. I totally understand that not everyone gets all “holly jolly” during this time of… Continue reading