Some Explaining

Can we pretend it is last Monday? That way, this post will make a little more sense and not seem so stuck in the past. I feel really bad about not blogging last week but my real life always comes first. Truth is, I have a Biochemistry exam tomorrow and have been studying for it like it is my job, I even got an A level chemistry tuition to help me with this. Not to mention all my other obligations such as 10+ hours of volunteering every week, working and my three other classes. This semester being overwhelming is a bit of an understatement.

However, I know that all work and no play works for very little people, so I wanted to share some of the cool stuff that I have weaving in and out of my crazy schedule.

I think I mentioned in my Chinese New Year post that our celebrations lasts for two weeks and we ended the night with one of the best CNY parades in the nation. I was lucky enough to not have to stand in the cold outside and watched it above from an art gallery that had a great view of Post St.

Pictured below is the finale with the 250 ft dragon and the lions helping scare off the bad spirits for the new year.

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Abby and I stayed warm with our open-bar plastic cups.

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We also passed time by looking at all the cool pieces that were hung on the wall.

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The best part of the night was having the pleasure of sitting on this awesome rocking chair made out of wine corks and yarn.

The title of coolest chair in the world is probably my 1971 Herman Miller original Eames lounge chair and this is officially the second.

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On President’s Day, I snuck out of school in between classes and had lunch on the beach with one of my favorite people in the whole world.

Our beaches are nothing like SoCal’s, but they are not too shabby either.

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This extremely spicy Bloody Mary was probably not the best decision before heading back for a three hour lecture on “What is Health?”, but it felt so right at the time. I usually do not order cocktails, but this hit the spot and helped calm down the mild anxiety attack I was having about school.

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A classic American burger with white cheddar cheese and garlic fries was another thing I needed.

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Also just one bite of these crispy beer battered fish and chips.

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Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts (daytime view here) from Jacq’s roof also helps out when having a long day

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and a cheese plate being put together by Maresa never hurts either.

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Or it could be the wine. It is probably just the wine.

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I am hoping to have a recipe posted on Thursday because it is long overdue. I am excited. 🙂

Also a congrats to Bobbie S. for winning our last giveaway!

What are your favorite things to do when you feel over your head?

Made any crazy concoctions lately?