The Ceiling

Thanks for all the nice comments from last post! You guys really know how to motivate a girl. So much that I took an extra step on Saturday after I got off; I worked out in our backyard (which never, ever happens).

Living in a house with a bunch of people leads to a pretty bad ass outdoor gym setup. We have ropes, balls, weights, jump ropes and even a TRX hanging thing.

One of my roommates even saw me from their window and decided to pop outside to photograph such a noteworthy event.

(PS: I think I’m going to start growing herbs in the flower bin behind me. Hoping basil, parsley and cilantro grow well in our climate!)


I’ve been traveling all over this past month, so it definitely felt good to just get back in the swing of things and have a normal weekend. My workout was grueling, intense and seriously exhausting. Just kidding, I actually did two circuits of The Scientific 7-Minute Workout and jumped roped for five minutes after. I heard so many good things about it and what’s not attractive about only working out for seven minutes? Seriously.

With stomachs a-rumblin’, I showered up after and headed to the Mission to wine and dine at El Techo, Lolinda‘s very own rooftop bar.


Outside Lands, San Francisco’s biggest music festival, happened this past weekend and I didn’t regret not going until I saw all the fun everyone was having on my Instagram feed. It’s definitely a weird lineup, with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney all the way to Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kaskade.

With that being said, you can’t complain about the roof top view on a nice San Francisco day.



The whole menu looked appetizing, so we ended up getting just about everything there.

Starting off with guacamole that can only be rightly compared to my amazing home made creation.

The queso fresco on top really kicked it up to a whole new level.


Wasn’t kidding about the queso fresco, I couldn’t get enough.


Flautas de Pollo, tomato poached chicken and pickled cabbage. So delicious, but sadly only a teaser.


And for the grand finale, tres chuzos. These, by far, were some of the best kebabs I have had in my life.

1. Carne- flap meat, onion, zucchini & chimichurri

2. Camarones- white shrimp, aji amarillo glaze & salsa criolla

3. Pollo- marinated chicken, red onion, aji amarillo


Yes, that is a pitcher of Piña Colada in the back and no, it was not a good idea. At all.

After weeping silent tears because I hit my max, we decided it would be an amazing idea to overcompensate and head over to Humphry Slocombe for some good ol’ unfashioned ice cream.


I only like two types of ice cream flavors: green tea and coffee (sorbet and gelato doesn’t count), so it only felt right to order the Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee.

So worth it, although my scooper guy was new and skimped me on a full scoop. So it goes.


How was your weekend? Would you dare to try the Jesus Juice flavor? (It was actually red wine and Coca Cola)

13 thoughts on “The Ceiling

  1. hahaha i love this: “The whole menu looked appetizing, so we ended up getting just about everything there.” lets be friends forever 🙂 and no i dont think i’d have gotten the jesus juice, although points to them for creativity! i probably would have gotten the rum raisin- i havent had that in forever. and thats such an awesome workout space you guys have!! i want that at my place!

  2. That’s a pretty nice setup you’ve got with the TRX straps! I’ll have to check out that 7-minute workout too, sounds awesome.
    I’m so jealous of all the amazing restaurants right outside your door. And yeah, a pitcher of pina colada sounds like a stomach ache waiting to happen. I’m sure ice cream was the perfect fix! 🙂

  3. That 7 min workout is great! I’m so excited to visit SFO now. I want to try these places out!
    And Vietnamese coffee ice cream? I was just adjusting to the discovery of the coffee (yeah I just found out such a thing exists!) I can’t handle the ice cream yet. That’s a sad scoop though 🙁

  4. Seven minute workout?! Sign me up! 🙂
    That shrimp kabob looks awesome! As does that ice cream – of course, ice cream always catches my eye. 😉 I would be sooo upset with the small scoop though lol. There used to be this place that would give ice cream scoops as big as my face. Best ice cream place ever, though I think there were a few times when I couldn’t finish it… haha

  5. Love this! I’m totally living the delicious SF lifestyle vicariously through you, ESPECIALLY when it comes to eats in the Mission. oh my gosh! 😀

    I’m also totally jealous of your backyard setup! It’s fun to live with people who are super motivated and active. I tried working out at home for the first time since moving to Saipan…but it’s REAL damn hot and I sorta melted after about 15 minutes, ha!

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