Category California

Medieval Times Dinner & Live Show

I celebrated Mother’s Day by taking my mom out to Medieval Times Dinner and Live Show. She had never been, and I wanted to treat her.  It was a bonus that they had a Mother’s Day special–free ticket, drink, and a tote for her.  I upgraded our tickets for VIP status, which meant a (somewhat […]

Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA

Not too long ago, I visited Mission San Juan Capistrano in California. There’s a self guided audio tour that you can pay for while you walk around the grounds. I wasn’t too fond of the numbering system of the audio tour (no logical order). After a while, I gave up trying to listen to the […]

Redondo Beach Kite Festival

On March 12th 2017, I got to experience the 43rd Festival of the Kite at Redondo Beach Pier (California)–free entry(!). I wasn’t fan of the weather: it was a little chilly, overcast, and foggy. However, the winds were strong for kite-flying.  It took us a little while to get our kite up, but once it […]

Knott’s Berry Farm: A Trip to a California Theme/Amusement Park

In April, I took a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.  I knew nothing about it–and, truth be told–I initially thought it was going to be as impressive as a pop-up carnival.  I was wrong. First of all, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that its theme is Snoopy! As an avid fan of roller […]

Adventure at Peters Canyon Regional Park

After a short search of dog-friendly parks, I decided to take my dog, Sue Jung, to Peters Canyon Regional Park. We arrived around 11:30 am on a Saturday morning. With my sunblock pre-applied and a gallon of water in my backpack, I felt prepared to tackle the longest trail (about 5.6 miles). The parking lot was mostly empty […]

Live Concert: Baby Metal

I forgot when I first heard about the Japanese pop-metal group “Baby Metal.” However, I remember how much I enjoyed the sound of the juxtaposing metal music with the Japanese pop singer and cute-sy girl squeals.  So, when I saw that they were touring in the United States and in a location near me, I decided […]

Brea, CA: Eagle Hills Christmas Lights

Now that holiday decorations are packed away, I feel like reminiscing on the Christmas lights that I saw less than a month ago in Brea, CA. Homes with Christmas decorations are always pleasant to see, and CBS Los Angeles named Eagle Hills in Brea as one of the top places to see neighborhood Christmas lights. This […]

10 Differences Between CA and TX

This is an (albeit delayed) continuation of my previous post about when I moved out of Texas to settle into California. Honestly, I don’t think my day-to-day life is significantly different between the two states. However, here are some things that really stand out to me. Top 10 Noticeable Differences Between CA and TX Dog-Friendly Apartments: Unlike Texas, finding a […]