Pumpkin Patch in Half Moon Bay

Last Thursday, September 22nd, marked the first day of autumn for 2016! PLUS, it was the first day of my four day weekend from my graduate program! It was perfect. I love fall. There are so many reasons to love autumn – scarves, flannels, boots, leggings, and FUN FALL ACTIVITIES! Last year, I went to… Continue Reading

Finally a U.S. Citizen!

Today is the day! What day? The day I became a United States citizen! AND it’s on National Voter Registration Day, too! HOW APPROPRIATE! The oath was taken, the Pledge of Allegiance was said, the “Star Spangled Banner” was sung, and my certificate was received!!! Wheee!!!! To be quite frank, I do not know why… Continue Reading

Muir Woods Adventure: Fall 2016

Ever since I went on my first ever hike at Muir Woods a few years ago, it has definitely been my favorite park to go hiking! The wooded terrain with the deliciously musky redwood scent has always had the best allure! Last June, when Matty and I tried to go one last time before we… Continue Reading

My Fairytale at Castello di Amorosa

I guess you could say that a modern girl’s fairytale still includes a happily ever after, a beautiful castle, and her Prince Charming. For my 21st birthday, I got to experience that fairytale at Castello di Amorosa. My modern fairytale, along with my Prince Charming and a happily ever after, includes some dark chocolate and… Continue Reading

Mission Peak: The Never-Ending Climb

You know how Miley Cyrus sang “The Climb”? Her main chorus goes: ” There’s always gonna be another mountain I’m always gonna wanna make it move Always gonna be an uphill battle Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose Ain’t about how fast I get there Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side It’s the… Continue Reading

Oktoberfest by the Bay

Oktoberfest: Ever since I turned 21, this has been one of the experiences I have been looking forward to. Beer. Food. Sauerkraut. Music. Cute costumes. Therefore, when Oktoberfest by the Bay was announced for September 25-27th in San Francisco, I jumped at the chance. Matty and I were able to received discounted tickets by going… Continue Reading

The Magic Pumpkin

October is the reign of the pumpkin. Around this time, Starbucks rolls out the traditional pumpkin spice latte, a drink that has the entire world fangirling at its feet. A pumpkin isn’t just for making into lattes, however. There are so many things that can come from it! Remember that huge pumpkin we got from… Continue Reading

Tele-BEARS No More!

I remember my very first Tele-BEARS just a couple years ago. The confusion, the rush, the excitement to get to pick my very first college classes. Now, I have just completed my very last Tele-BEARS ever, on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:20 p.m., sitting down on a bench outside 79 Dwinelle, during my History of… Continue Reading