• EATS AND DRINKS,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING

    Yamazushi Dinner

    I had first learned about Yamazushi years ago on Bull City subreddit. Located in an unassuming spot at Woodcroft Shopping Center, Yamazushi is known for their Kaiseki, or traditional Japanese multi-course dinner. I finally had a chance to experience Yamazushi this past week so I thought I’d document this on the blog to share with you! WHAT YOU’RE SIGNING UP FOR & RESERVATION PROCESS Yamazushi does Kaiseki-style dinners exclusively with specific menu items changing seasonally. At $150 price tag per person (and 20% gratuity), it’s not an everyday or even a casual date night spot (definitely the most expensive meal I’ve personally had in life so far!). They’re only open…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    What I Read in August 2022

    Happy September, friends! I said this in last month’s book review post too but I have been reading more recently because that seems to be what I need from myself these days. I read 12 books in August which I think is a record for me, probably since I was in elementary school haha. I’ve been listening to audiobooks nonstop which is helping me read a lot more! I’ve noted all the books I listened to on audio in my reviews: THE BEST WE COULD DO by Thi Bui – 4 stars The Best We Could Do begins with the author giving birth, an event which prompts her to reflect…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Celebrating Small Wins

    Hi, friends! This post was originally what I wrote as a caption for an IG post recently but I decided that I want to share it on the blog and allow myself to be more open and vulnerable while also fully celebrating. I recently had a small win but I wasn’t allowing myself to celebrate it. It was not what I had been working towards or even something that I was really considering. It all happened really fast, and initially I felt grumpy and almost annoyed by it? I definitely called it a consolation prize more than once. Because it all happened really fast and it came with so much…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Monthly Mumbles 2022.08.08

    Hi, friends! How is this the first Mumbles post of the year?! I had missed writing Monthly Mumbles (because you know I love to ramble) so I’m bringing them back! (I’d like to bring back the Week in Outfits post in the near future now that I’m putting real clothes on every day again haha). Since I last chatted about random life things in this Weekend in Outfits post from May, I will catch you up on what’s happened in the last couple of months. With my sister Jiyoung’s wedding at the beginning of May, we celebrated Mother’s Day the following weekend. We had a lovely brunch followed by boba…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    What I Read in July 2022 (+ Life & Reading Updates)

    Hi, friends! I shared a little bit on Instagram last month but I’m struggling a little bit which is the reason behind the lack of content recently from me across the board. While I’ve retreated from social media, I’ve been reading a little bit more both because it’s a safe and comfortable space for me and because I’ve been on an audiobook kick! I do my best to not think about the number of books I’m reading each month (if I do, I find myself rushing through books to finish it as quickly and move onto the next one) and I was shocked to realize I read nine books this…