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2014 Ramen Round-Up: Outside California Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Outside California Edition

It’s true, California (including Northern California) has a lot of ramen. But I also like to sample the local varieties when I go out of state (and of course, when I’m so lucky, out of the country). Here are twelve bowls–mostly of ramen, plus some other noodle delicacies–I’ve eaten outside California in the past couple of years. One … 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

The Fourth Wall (of my bedroom)

The Fourth Wall (of my bedroom)

13 months after moving into my LA apartment, my room is FINALLY at the point where I’d be happy to invite guests over to check out what I’ve done with it. Recall how the highly idealized Moroccan motif  for my bedroom was replaced simply with the color orange, though I regret to report that for most … Continue reading

Let it Fall, let it Fall, let it Fall!

Let it Fall, let it Fall, let it Fall!

Lykke Li fans hopefully got that reference ;) I went to Portland to visit my sisters over Thanksgiving, where I got to experience a real Autumn. It was lovely. Also, my older sis got engaged! It was a short, but sweet, vacation before the insanity of my first (but not even close to last) taste … Continue reading

Travel tips (Singapore, India, Japan)

Travel tips (Singapore, India, Japan)

Guess who’s back? Me!!!! Oh, but I guess you maybe didn’t even know I went anywhere. Since my blog-posting consistency is spotty at best I suppose it would be hard to tell. Anyway, for the record I just came back from an AMAZING trip to India, and while it definitely fit all the cliché criteria for “an … Continue reading

Why do we always wait til the last minute?

Why do we always wait til the last minute?

Following a weekend packed with social events and a Monday holiday of cleaning and packing, my last day at work today before leaving for a long anticipated Asia-expedition with my parents (whom I haven’t seen in over a year) has been no less hectic. Among getting vacation time approved for another hopeful trip (the one … Continue reading