December 9, 2014

Back from Taiwan

Had an amazing week in Taiwan with friends and family. I ate so much delicious sushi and Chinese food. It was so hot and humid that I forgot about the freezing cold temperature at home!

Here are some snapshots from my trip:

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I did not want to come back home. Counting down the days until my next vacation!

November 12, 2014

Weekend Three

(1) Went to the local farmer's market. We've never gone to the farmer's market before, and I was amazed how much fresh and inexpensive all of the produce is. We usually buy our produce from Costco or Trader Joe's. The only thing that bothers me is that most of it isn't organic. I predict we will be making many trips back!

(2) Ate a ton of home cooking. My MIL is visiting and she's been cooking up a storm. She's made won tons, meatballs, shen jian bao, lamb soup, and much more. So much for losing weight before my winter vacations!

(3) Ate Shanghai food at Little Shanghai in San Mateo. This place has some of the best xiao long bao that I've had in the Bay Area. We also ordered this soup made with duck and bamboo shots, and it was delicious.

I think I need to start writing non-weekend three posts again. I have so many restaurant, hotel, and travel photos that I have yet to post.

November 4, 2014

Weekend Three

The husband was away this past weekend to visit his parents, so I took the time to relax and catch up with friends.

(1) Went to a Yelp Elite event at Paul Martin's American Grill. They served BBQ ribs, chicken wings, mushroom burgers, and fried shrimp. The mushroom burgers were really good! They also had an assortment of wine, beer, and raspberry martinis. Their heated outdoor lounge area is a really nice place to spend an afternoon. I would definitely go back for happy hour.

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(2) Went shopping. It's lovely going to the mall by myself because I can stroll at a leisurely pace and take my time trying on clothes at every store. There's no husband there to rush me. I can easily spend an entire afternoon just browsing. I went to Nordstrom, Banana Republic, Victoria's Secret, Uniqlo, Forever 21, H&M, and probably many more that I forgot.

(3) Had dinner and drinks with my lover. We went to Vesta in downtown Redwood City and then drank champagne. Lots and lots of champagne!

My MIL is coming to visit us soon, I'm excited for home cooked meals!