After my Disneyland posts, I ran out of material for my blog… hence the two week silence. Oops! I did feel really guilty because I was on track for keeping up with my two-posts-a-week schedule. I blame my new job! Once I started working at Mapbox, my social life quickly declined. Some days I worked the regular 8 hours, and other days I worked 10 to 11 hours. I was lucky if I had the energy to put dinner into my mouth when I got home (semi-exaggerating). On the weekends, I just want to stay home and/or go to Phil’s place to vegetate. So in July, I kept it pretty low key and didn’t do anything big and spontaneous!
After I got back from LA, Steph and I went to Santa Clara for dinner at Jang Su Jang (still hella bomb!) and then got our haircuts. I chopped off about a foot of my hair, so I feel free as a bird again! Most girls like long hair, but I dig the short hair better. It’s low maintenance and cuter for the summer. 🙂
June was an exciting month because of many fun event with friends… and the NBA Playoffs!
For Game 2, Tina invited us over to Jon’s place to watch the game and celebrate Jon’s birthday. Since Phil is a Lebron fan, I turned up my shit talking. 🙂 After the game, he told me we can’t watch basketball together anymore because he can’t stand all the smack I say. What a hater…
Like State Bird Provisions, Liholiho Yacht Club is another San Francisco restaurant that you’ll have to plan early for to make reservations. I got reservations for me and my little Gary on a Friday about two months before. Although I’ve been to Liholiho Yacht Club twice, Gary’s never been and really wanted to try since he’s heard many great things. The food is unique, ambiance is nice, and the service is great, so I was looking forward to catching up with Gary over a nice meal.
He was pretty excited when I told him the news that I was going to start working in the city starting in July again. Since we’ll both be in San Francisco, that means we’d get to hang out more frequently! (It just used to be such a pain to get to San Francisco when I don’t work there.)
Phil and I have talked about going on different hikes for a while now, but we never got the chance cause he coaches basketball all weekend. However, ever since Phil quit coaching basketball at Chinese school, his Saturday mornings have freed up! For his first free day, we decided to go hiking at Castle Rock State Park. We had planned to go early since the bay area has been experiencing a hot, hot heat wave, so I got to Phil’s house at 6:30am. Phil went out with his friends the night before, so he was a bit hungover. However, he was a trooper and still got out of bed to go hiking with me.
Since Castle Rock is mostly shaded, the hike was nice and cool. We saw tons of people bouldering, which was really exciting!
Earlier this month, I got to attend one of Phil’s good friend’s wedding. Originally, the wedding date was set on Sunday, June 11th, but two weeks before, the groom and bride (Chris and Pearl) made an announcement saying the venue messed up the date somehow, so the wedding was going to be on Friday, June 9th instead. I couldn’t even imagine what they were going through when they found out their venue wasn’t available on the original date… but at least they saved thousands of dollars because the venue didn’t charge them a cent! Since it was a Friday, Phil and I both took time off work so we could enjoy a date in San Francisco before heading up to Fairfax.
When we got to the wedding, my elementary school friend tapped me on the shoulder to say hello. I haven’t seen her in 15 years, so I was kind of surprised to see her there. Turns out… she was Chris’ sister! Small world? (Probably not since we’re all in Fremont.) Their venue, Deer Park Villa, is so freaking cute! It’s like the perfect outdoor woodsy wedding venue.