Sundays in Irvine

This weekend, my friend Cari made her way to visit me in O.C.  Since I’m new to Irvine, I thought it was a perfect opportunity for us to find a new place to eat. Hungry and sluggish, I went on Yelp to see if something would peak my interests for a good brunch. After scanning through a list, I came across Avocado Cafè which was highly rated on Yelp with colorful photos and had a handful of good food selection that won me over. Read More »

The Difference between Los Angeles vs. Orange County, California.

A few days ago, I was having lunch with some of my co-workers and the topic about living in L.A. vs O.C. came up. One way or another, this topic somehow come up in any conversation that I have with someone from California. Whether it’s in a job interview (yes, it’s happened), in casual conversations or coffee breaks; people always seem to identify themselves either as an Angelino (L.A. local) or an O.C. local but, never both. This always leaves me pondering why there’s a divide between L.A. and O.C. Can’t we all just get along?Read More »

The same pothole on the road.

Last week was the first time I realized that I no longer needed to use my Waze App to help me find my direction to work. I even remembered to dodge a pothole on the road which was the same pothole that made me cringed each time I ran over it. My poor tires!

After dodging that pothole, it made me realized how I’m back to a routine lifestyle where my daily commute is planned exactly at a certain time, leaving work at the same time every day, go to the gym, eat dinner then do it all over again the next day. In short, I’m bored out of my mind. Read More »

Finding Serenity in Irvine

Officially, I moved in to my new apartment a few days ago and it’s been great. In the last 6 months I’ve been living in a suitcase jumping from one place to another, staying in airbnb’s, commuting for 2 hours from L.A. to O.C., fighting for parking spaces, to now living in a quiet suburban neighbourhood. It’s nice to finally have some stability. Read More »

February Update

Back to the grind. It feels good and strange at the same time being back working in the corporate world. The first week went well, lots of trying to familiarize myself with the company’s computer system, process, easing in slowly to the company culture, learning names, dealing with current or new design problems and sitting in meetings. It’s all very familiar. What I’m really looking forward to is figuring out my schedule for the rest of the year. What would life be without traveling?Read More »