A month ago, I turned 27. This year has been a hard one so far. I went through so many changes that I wasn’t ready for. I was lost and may still feel a little uncertain in my direction, but I’m finding myself again. I am grateful for these moments and for the people in my life who continue to stand by my side.
Last weekend, I traveled to Yosemite National Park with a few friends. It’s a long journey from San Francisco, but the drive is worth it. We hiked up the Upper Yosemite Fall Trail, which is 7 miles roundtrip. The strenuous hike included trickling waterfalls and a spectacular view. I would love to come back in the winter time to see the mountains covered with snow.
Been MIA from the blog for a while, but I am taking the time to upload some old photos from my time back in Washington, D.C. My heart misses my old home very much, but I’m so happy here in San Francisco. During the summer, I went to the Fun House exhibition with Jen at the National Building Museum.
I moved to San Francisco a few weeks ago, and I am slowly adjusting to my new life out here. It’s been a rollercoaster ride of changes, but I’m here to stay (for now).
May we continue to support our immigrant brothers and sisters. Immigrants are welcome here.
I’m not an expert in the Spanish language, but I do know how to say tapas fluently. Most importantly, I enjoyed munching on all the tapas in Barcelona. Tapas is a selection of appetizers or snacks that are good before the late dinner. Patatas bravas is a common tapas dish in Spain, which consists of white potatoes served with a spicy tomato or aioli sauce. In the picture above, there’s a photo of patatas bravas, which was devoured instantly.
Park Guell was our first tourist attraction, which is a beautiful creation by architect Antoni Gaudi (his work is everywhere in Barcelona). The natural public park is filled with lush gardens and is known as the face of Catalan modernism.
Seen in the photo: Park Guell, Satan’s Coffee Co, Streets of Barcelona
Stay tuned for Barcelona, Part 3.
A few weeks ago, I traveled to Barcelona with my sister and best friend. We were in Spain for a week, spending time in Barcelona and Mallorca. During our first three days in Barcelona, we checked out the Antoni Gaudi buildings and ate a lot of tapas. Oh yes, we made sure to fit in some siesta time for our busy days.
“In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has a new exhibit called, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. The indoor and outdoor exhibition will be running until January 2019.
If you haven’t heard of Burning Man, it’s an annual event that is held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. The week-long event is a center for self-expression, admitting almost 70,000 people. Around the event, attendees can find large art installations such as these above. Learn more here.