We’ve been watching a lot of Iron Chef recently, and Chef Morimoto is one of my favorites. I did some research and realized that he has a restaurant not too far from us! So last week during our Napa trip, we got reservations at Morimoto Napa. The plating on all the dishes were absolutely gorgeous, … Continue reading Morimoto Napa
Karl the Fog came in full force this weekend, so we got into a car and escaped up north to sunny Santa Rosa and ended up doing a tasting at DeLoach Vineyards. This place had barnyard animals, a full garden of plants, vegetables and herbs, and even a casking room full of Libertines!
For the long weekend (thank you MLK, you still continue to be the man), we went to Big Sur / Monterey for a nice getaway from the city. We drove down to Big Sur first to do a couple of hikes. Fun Fact: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park are not the same … Continue reading Monterey for MLK
We went to Maui last October, so it was another Hawaiian island to check off the list for me. Since it was off-season, we got pretty cheap round-trip flights from Oakland, and an one-bedroom condo AirBnB for a pretty good rate in Maalaea Harbor for the first 3 nights, a cabin in the Haleakala National Park, … Continue reading Throwback Hawaii: Maui
I failed. I barely posted anything in 2014. But it was a great year. 2014 was a refreshing fresh start for me. Hiked Muir Woods. Saw Amos Lee in concert. Snow Weekend in Tahoe. Rooftop dinners. Watched the Giants go to the World Series and then win it all. Represented Chun Li and Ryu well. Went wine tasting … Continue reading #2015
It always starts out the same. From a deep sleep, I’m swimming up to wakefulness, then snapped into fighting mode, Who’s shaking the bed?! Oh. Earthquake!! It’s kind of a helpless feeling, knowing that there’s nothing to do except to lay there and wait it out, listening to the screens rattle. After moving back from … Continue reading 6.0 Earthquake
My body feels like it got hit by a cement truck. Twice. The truck backed up and made sure that it got the other side too. I did a Tough Mudder in Tahoe this past weekend. 10+ miles, 20+ obstacles, and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears whining (only after Mile 9, ok maybe mile … Continue reading Tough Mudder 2014