[Uno, Dos, Tres] — Stage 2

I am sure there are plenty of things to experience in life, but what I experienced today is just surreal. I didn’t even have time to think about how I felt. It just happened. Tears welled up in my eyes. Slowly, yet surely, I’m starting to understand things I never could wrap my head around […]

[A & R's Big Adventure] Part 6 - The Job Hunt Is OVER! (Or Is It?)

[A & R’s Big Adventure] Part 6 – The Job Hunt Is OVER! (Or Is It?)

Since we moved, I have technically been employed in some form since we got here. However, there was a one-week period where I was only working a few days a week at Intrigue Chocolate Co. It was my only job. If you count job hunting as a job (which I actually do), then, OK, I […]

[A & R’s Big Adventure] Part 5 – 90(ish) Days Later

My hubby and I have successfully completed one full season (summer) in Seattle. Life in the Emerald City is definitely different from life in Vanillaville. We have had to adjust to the weather, sunrises and sunsets, and general vibe of our new city. So far, I have quite enjoyed actually living in the city than […]

[Uno, Dos, Tres] 1 – Day 1.

I have a tendency to think of how I will react to certain life events before they happen. For instance, when I was in elementary school, I already worried about college. I had visited my siblings’ college campus and remember thinking how big it was. I knew I’d get lost. But in the blink of […]

King of Comedy right here.

[14] That’s Not Bill Cosby, That’s My Dad

It’s Father’s Day again. So, this year I thought I’d blog a bit about my dear old dad. When I was a kid, I thought I had the meanest dad on the planet. When my sister and I would fight, his face in the doorway and his death stare was enough to make us freeze […]

[A & R's Big Adventure] Part 4 - The First 30 (ish) Days

[A & R’s Big Adventure] Part 4 – The First 30 (ish) Days

I don’t know which was less painful — packing or unpacking. After feeling a sense of accomplishment for getting rid of excess stuff, we got to our new destination with a new dilemma — Downsized space. Our new place is nice but pretty tiny compared to where we have lived in the past. So, the […]

Seattle Public Library

[A & R’s Big Adventure] Part 2 – We’re (Almost) Not Tourists Anymore

Some time last year, my husband and I discussed possibly moving to Seattle by November 2015. We talked about visiting in the spring to check out places to live. So, we decided to spend our first wedding anniversary in the Emerald City. Part of the plan was to drive there, to experience what it would […]

[A & R’s Big Adventure] Part 1 – I Left My Heart in Seattle

I have not always accepted change as a good thing. Having grown up feeling sheltered, the world outside those 1400 sq ft of space was a very scary place. The first time I ventured outside the California border (in the continental US) was when I 21 years old. I went with my sister and her […]


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