• EAST COAST,  TRAVEL

    My 30th Birthday Trip to Boston

    Last weekend, I went to Boston for a short weekend trip and came back as a thirty-year-old and with a new found love for Boston! Alex surprised me with this trip for my 30th birthday though he did tell me the destination a week or two prior so I could pack appropriately and add a few “must” places on our itinerary. We were in Boston from Saturday morning to Monday evening, and we got to do almost everything on our list! Having another day would have been even better but I’m happy with how much we got to do this time around. Boston is a perfect weekend trip destination if…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    What I Read in October 2022

    Happy November, friends! I’m a few days late but I finally got around to writing this post. As always, better late than never. 😉 EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE by Dolly Alderton – 3.5 stars Dolly Alderton is a British freelance writer, and her memoir Everything I Know About Love is a book about growing up and all kinds go love. Some chapters are funny (I listened to this on audiobook and my partner was giggling and laughing out loud while he was around); some are emotional and heartwarming. Overall, I enjoyed it but I was a bit bored and mostly wanted it to be done towards the end (it…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Monthly Mumbles 2022.10.31

    Happy last day of October, friends! Fall has always been my favorite season—the best weather (we get to LAYER again), holidays are approaching, and food is even more abundant. Fall also seems to be the start of a busy season which explains why it’s already November. Here are some snapshots form October which kept me busy: Well, this is technically from end of September but since I wrote the last Monthly Mumbles on September 25th, I had to include it here! My mom went to Korea for the first time in about five years—I dropped her off at the airport which always leaves me all emotional and bittersweet. While my…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    What I Read in September 2022

    Happy Fall, friends! For some reason, I always think of fall as the season of reading. I’ve been spending more time reading at home which has been nice. Here’s what I read in September: FIONA AND JANE by Jean Chen Ho – 4 stars Fiona and Jane have been best friends since second grade and while they change and drift apart through college years and adulthood, they remain present in each other’s lives and minds. Fiona and Jane is told in alternating POVs from Fiona and Jane. Some of the stories are about their friendship; some are about respective families/lives at the time. The narrative jumps a few years here…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Monthly Mumbles 2022.09.25

    Hello, friends! It’s once again time for me to ramble about random things! Life has been busy but good, and I’m excited as we get ready for Q4 and the holiday season. Here are the highlights from August and September: While shopping at either Lowe’s or Home Depot, we got a little sunflower growing kit. Alex got around to planting it a bit late in the season but we had three sunflowers in bloom for a while! My older sister Jiyoung and her husband Daniel bought a house at the beginning of summer and hosted the whole family for a housewarming party at the beginning of August! They have these…