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.

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

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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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Photo Friday: Sunrise

A blast from the past.
Watching the sunrise at Lake Perry in Kansas.

Another shot of the Sunrise over Perry Lake

My hubby introduced me to camping. I loved sleeping in a tent by the lake. I enjoyed smoked sausages and ramen for breakfast. I adored roasting marshmallows over the fire pit.

I don’t miss my graveyard shifts. I do miss watching the sunrise.

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

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Photo Friday: Winter

Signs of Winter in San Francisco’s West Portal.

This looks like the leftovers of a Winter Wonderland near the Bookshop.

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

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Travel Theme: Freedom

On the road again.

Driving down I-5.

Exploring Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta.

Checking out Old Town Temecula.

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

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Photo Friday: Tiny

So tiny!
Nabbed yah! #Geocache adventures on the #DalyCity/#SF border. Adorable container! TFTC! #urbantreasure

Geocaching next to Lake Merced in San Francisco.

#dogstagram Sitting pretty. Quick break from our walk around Lake Merced

This is my entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Tiny.

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Photo Sunday: Nature

Good Morning Nature!

Sunrise at Key’s View inside Joshua Tree National Park.
Good Morning #JoshuaTree! Stunning desert sunrise from my weekend. Gorgeous colors, bone-chilling wind. Had to do jumping jacks, high knees to stay warm! #lategram

My entry for this week’s Photo Sunday theme: Nature.

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