Travel Theme: Trees

Somewhere over the rainbow… Palm trees sway.

Paper lanterns danced on an island breeze at the Royal Kona Resort.

Morning walk past the Hulihe‘e Palace in Kailua-Kona.

Trees offered shade as we took a break from our hike on the Ala Kahakai Trail.

The public trail by the coast connected beaches and ran behind luxury properties and resorts.

We started our hike at Hapuna Beach. We ended it at Mauna Kea Beach. The view was stunning, from beach to beach.

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Photo Friday: Orange

This is one my favorite spots to enjoy a sunset with hints of pink, orange and blue.
We celebrated a wedding and reunited with best friends at the Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.
#kvphawaii On the rocks. Vodka with pineapple and orange juice at @RoyalKonaResort. NOM
Add a fruity cocktail with vodka, mixed with pineapple and orange juice. Paradise.

A ukulele version of “L.O.V.E” played on our plane after we landed in Honolulu. This song now brings me back to the sun, surf and sweet memories of our quick weekend trip to Hawaii.

I also sampled the sweet flavors of the island after a hot, sweaty hike between beaches.
#kvphawaii Shaved ice with ice cream drizzle at Hapuna Beach. Tasted so good after our sweaty beach hike.
We gobbled up shaved ice with ice cream drizzle at Hapuna Beach.

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Photo Friday: Buildings and Baseball

Play Ball! Cheering on the San Francisco Giants as we checked out the buildings and characters that make up the San Diego skyline at PetCo Park.

We were stuck in a parking lot as opening festivities kicked off for Military Opening Day.

We watched members of the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs glide past offices and apartment buildings. Then they landed at the ball park.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks…

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Buildings.

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Travel Theme: One Colour

One colour to bring them all and in the darkness bind them…
Not exactly. Still, this is a fun photo challenge.

Street art in North Park
Cheshire Cat Smile. Street art in #SanDiego North Park

Walking behind the baseball field at Serra Mesa Park.

Arroz Negro Con Sepia at Costa Brava.
Arroz Negro Con Sepia
Paella with calamari, cooked in squid ink. It reminded me of Barcelona.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: One Colour.

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Photo Friday: Darkness

Sunset at Mission San Diego de Alcalá.


My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Darkness.

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So Happy Together

So tasty together: layers of butter cream and cashews. My cousin’s sans rival cake is one of my favorite Filipino deserts.
Sans Rival

It’s just one of the perks of moving to San Diego. It’s lovely to live so close to family.

Thanks to my work schedule, I can enjoy more birthdays, baby showers and brunches.
Thanks to my nephews and nieces, I had Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are,” stuck in my head for the work week.

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Photo Friday: Spring

Hello Spring. Happy Hour at the Lodge at Torrey Pines.


Flowers blooming by the beach in Coronado.

Sunrise at the Hot Chocolate 5K near PetCo Park.
Let's Do This! Starting Line at #SanDiego Hot Chocolate 5K!

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Spring.

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Travel Theme: Graceful

Puppy love is so graceful.


New friends at the Paws For Pink 5K at San Diego’s Liberty Station.
#kvpweekend Run puppy run! #PawsFurPink 5K at Liberty Station in #SanDiego. My first 5K race! 😊🐶🐾
It was our first 5K and we had a blast.
Good times! Canine chaos at the starting line. #PawsFurPink
It was a lovely way to celebrate our move to San Diego last month.

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Blackout Curtains

I used to wake up in darkness. I spent more than eight years getting out of bed with blackout curtains draped over our bedroom windows.

They were necessary. They helped me fall asleep for my graveyard shifts. Just like 32 oz. of coffee helped me jumpstart my brain before sunrise.

This morning, I watched sunlight peeping thru the blinds. I listened to my dog snoring on my knee. I spotted my husband buried under the covers.

My body has shifted. I’m sleeping past sunrise.

Sun Salutations
I worked on my yoga practice in our new backyard this morning.

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Travel Theme: Details

It’s all about the details. Street art in San Francisco’s Clarion Alley.

My last bootcamp workout in Daly City.
#Werkit - My last Bootcamp workout with @o2bodyfit. These guys rock! They helped me become stronger.

Doggie Diner spotting by 16th and Valencia in San Francisco.
Here's looking at you kid. #DoggieDiner pit stop by 16th and Valencia in #SF Mission.  @johnwlaw @EmperorsBridge

A bonfire burning brightly and quickly in Oakland … our last night in the Bay Area.
Burn baby burn. One way to get rid of an old Xmas tree. Last bonfire in the Bay Area

Random moments before I said good-bye.

My entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Details.

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