Grocery Shopping: Weekly Circulars

I remember being so excited, as a kid, to check the mailbox every day after I came home from school. There usually wasn’t much mail for me, of course, but I liked picking up the bundle of advertisements, bills, and pre-approved credit cards, hoping that maybe one day there’d be something addressed to me. As…

On Opinions

It’s already Thanksgiving 2016, which is unbelievable. I know we all say this every winter, but the year has seriously blown by. The holidays are here once again, and as per tradition, we stop to think about those things that we’re thankful for: family, friends, and loved ones. Our homes, our jobs, our food on…

Eat This in New York City (Manhattan)

If you’re a first time visitor, make sure to check out Eat This: An Introduction. I spent my first two years of post-college life in the Big Apple, and recently went back for a quick visit. Aside from wandering my lovely old neighborhood of Long Island City and enjoying the Cats on Broadway, we wanted to…

An Open Letter to the Wallet Thief

To Whoever Stole My Wallet, If you thought I seemed like someone who would be too concentrated on her food to notice you stealing my wallet, it turns out you were right. We both know that now, because when I finished that big steamy bowl of pho and got up to leave from my solo…

Eat This in Boulder

If you’re a first time visitor, make sure to check out Eat This: An Introduction. My mom and I visited Boulder on a four-day trip, so my experience in the city is really limited. That being said, we loved all that Boulder had to offer – from the gorgeous scenery to the kind residents, the…

Boracay 1-Day Itinerary: White Beach Day

Walking: Low || Good For: Families || Price Range: $ Breakfast: Calamansi Muffin (and coffee, of course). Whether you’re staying at Station 1, Station 2, or Station 3, you’re probably only a few minutes away from the beach. Grab a bite to go at Real Coffee & Tea Cafe, famous for their calamansi muffins (an orange-like…

Website: The Flight Deal

Sometimes on days when I feel whimsical and spontaneous (and, let’s be honest, also on days when I’m just bored), I head over to check out The Flight Deal. Honestly, I only use one part of the website: the first tab, “Flight Deals.” But that’s really all I need for this to be one of my…

Eat This in Tampa

If you’re a first time visitor, make sure to check out Eat This: An Introduction. My boyfriend hails from Tampa, so we’re often back in his hometown to visit family and to enjoy the warm weather. While Tampa is known for beaches, strip clubs, and cigars, it also has a ton of great food to…

Eat This: An Introduction

Welcome! Eat This is a section of my website I’ve created with a personal list of restaurant and food recommendations (hover over the “Food” tab on the main menu to find this page). I will be the first to say that I do not have a refined taste. I love food – no, I love…

Hong Kong 1-Day Itinerary: Central & SoHo

Walking: Moderate || Good For: Families || Price Range: $ Morning: Central to Escalators. Make your way over to Central via one of Hong Kong’s many excellent transportation systems. Chances are, you’re getting over jet-lag or maybe even took that early-bird flight over to HK. Make your way over to the Central-Mid-Levels Escalators and admire the…

On Discouraging Times

Time flies when you’re having fun, right? I’m quickly approaching nearly four months of “funemployment,” and most of it has indeed (surprisingly) been fun. I’ve gotten to spend a ton of time with family and friends in Chicago; experiment with random concoctions in the kitchen; travel to new places like the UP, Michigan; Montreal, Quebec;…

On Hoffman Estates, Illinois

I miss Asia almost every day. There are triggers all the time – evil ex-coworkers tagging me in food photos around Asia, fluid Cantonese spoken in local Chinese restaurants, media photos of F3 reunited in Bali to attend a wedding. There have been so many things, since coming back to the States, that cause a little pang of…