Since I “became an adult,” I’ve been utterly obsessed with Disneyland. Not so much Disney movies, characters or memorabilia, but specifically the theme parks. This obsession hit me late, but hard, and if you recall, David and I last visited the Disney park in Hong Kong. Their park is unique in its own way, and while you can find classic rides like “It’s a Small World” and a mystical take on “Haunted Mansion,” it just made me long for the Disneyland. This year for my Birthday, we took a theme park focused trip down to LA and even stopped by Universal Studios! I don’t want to overtly declare how old I turned, but let’s just say it was a great way to welcome the last year of my 20s..
Take me back!
My family’s Thanksgiving tradition is quite simple. We know that we’ll always be together and that there will be A LOT of Chinese food. Classic dishes are roasted duck, sweet and sour prawns and my mom’s famous baked salmon.
We’ll always welcome a classic Thanksgiving dish or two, and this year, my family loved David’s sweet potato casserole.
David’s Chinese “Squirrel” Fish (not actually squirrel).
Baked Salmon (my brother caught the fish!)
Pan fried noodles.
Spicy bean curd with pork.
Sweet and sour prawns.
As seen on Instagram and in no particular order.
Admittedly, David does more than half of our cooking, but this breakfast was truly a joint effort. #lovesundays
Coffee, Scottish shortbread and light reading.
Hot udon on a stormy Friday.
Standard Bakery goodies at the BadWill Market hosted at the Rhino Room.
Enjoying Rachel’s Ginger Beer (guava is my favorite), while admiring my new Seahawks themed shirt and deciding which baked good to eat first (cookies were only 3/$5!).
Cute bowls at Uwajimaya.
…means it’s dark on my way to and from work, but the view makes up for most of it.
31 floors above 8th ave. and Virginia St. is a pretty great place to be during sunrise and sunset.