2014 Ramen Round-Up: Bay Area Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Bay Area Edition

Over two years ago I posted photos of 12 bowls of ramen and other noodle soup dishes I had consumed in the year after I came back from living in Japan. While it had been my intention to eventually publish “12 More Bowls of Ramen” or something to that effect, life got in the way of doing so in … Continue reading

Hitting a Milestone

Hitting a Milestone

I’ve been pretty open with my immediate networks, as well as with Instagram friends, that I have very unofficially been training for my first sprint triathlon.* A sprint triathlon is a 750-meter (0.47-mile) swim, a 20-kilometer (12-mile) bike ride, and a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run, consecutively. The running part hasn’t really worried me, since I run fairly regularly and have … Continue reading

Goodbye, Daylight Savings Time

Goodbye, Daylight Savings Time

A short post not related to the “Should Daylight Savings Time even exist?” question (though, for the record, growing up in Hawaii where DST doesn’t exist, I’m not its strongest proponent): In the past, the end of DST and the beginning of Standard Time meant for me an extra hour of sleep. One year, this happened … Continue reading

The best Kate-colored glasses are free

The best Kate-colored glasses are free

I was never one to spend a ton of money on a single pair of sunglasses, since I’m prone to losing/breaking expensive things like that. But as of sort of recently, I’ve ceased paying for glasses all together. And not because I’m a shoplifter, but mainly because I am a Yelper! I’ve scored tons of … Continue reading

This sleepy dog.

This sleepy dog.

Every time the family dog jumped up on the bed and fell asleep while I was doing work at my desk, watching TV on my laptop, or snoozing myself, my heart melted. Like, every single time. This is quite possibly what I’ll miss most about being back at home this summer. I love this face. … Continue reading

Breaking the radio silence

I live in LA and am currently spending the summer in Honolulu–the #1 and #2 cities for the worst traffic in America. As such, I spend a fair amount of time in my car on congested freeways and thoroughfares. Listening to the radio is perhaps the default activity for people who spend much of their … Continue reading

Wish I were here…

Wish I were here…

I’m having a bit of a mid-quarter, mid-program crisis right now–which basically just means I’m absolutely swamped and have no time to write for myself, which is what I do here–but it has been on my mind that I never did do a post on my 2-week trip to Sydney over winter break. Honestly, too … Continue reading