Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy 2015!

Happy 2015 everyone! Even though I'm a week late. I just spent the last week in SoCal at Disneyland and San Diego, and it was so much fun! Can't wait to blog about it, if I ever get around to sifting through the 1000 photos I took. In the meanwhile, I'd like to take this time to reflect upon the last year and the things I did and progress I made. There were definitely ups and downs, and I still am in the same boat with having no idea what to do with my life. But I am trying to make progress and look into more classes as well as expanding my resume. So many decisions to make, and I'm not getting any younger! Adult life is scary...

But on the plus side, I definitely made quite a few trips this year and it was super fun! Disneyland twice, Vegas, lots of day trips around the Bay Area and California, and Scottsdale! Plus the Giants winning the World Series was an added bonus. Overall, this was a good year, full of both ups and downs but no year is perfect, and we move onto to a hopefully bigger and better year!

As for resolutions, I think my lazy self wants to roll over the ones from last year, but I think one important one is that I need to figure out how to balance both my work life and social life. Last year, I admit that I abandoned a lot of my social life towards the end of the year because of my two jobs, as well as my Etsy shop which can be something of a third job sometimes, and I didn't know how to work in hanging out with people into my schedule. I realize that now it's a lot harder to spend an entire day hanging out with friends like we used to when we were younger, and now I guess it's all about grabbing time when you can, whether it's briefly meeting up for coffee or lunch or grabbing dinner after work. It's kind of sad but I guess that's life these days, and you have to make the best of it. I want to focus on learning how to balance work and play and making time for people as well as myself. I haven't been very good at it, but I am determined to figure it out this year.

Here's to 2015!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Halloween Parade

On Halloween, we celebrated yet another San Francisco Giants parade, in honor of the Giants winning the World Series. By now, we got our routine down pat on how to get an optimal view of the parade route. Giants are spoiling us with parades every other year, and I don't mind it one bit. Every parade is just as amazing as the previous one, and this one was no exception. The only slight hitch was that it finally rained in the city after months of a drought. What are the chances, long-awaited rain and a Giants parade on the same day? However a little rain would never stop us, and despite the rainfall we stood there and waited for our favorite boys in black and orange to come down Market St. What a celebration, I never get tired of this :)

7:00 am arrival to secure parade-viewing spot

Lou Seal

Ballpark employees with ginormous cardboard heads haha

Buster Posey

Hunter Pence

Timmy Lincecum and Javier Lopez

Michael Morse

Brandon Crawford and his adorable daughter

Pablo Sandoval...sigh oh Pablo, why did you leave us? :(

Our skipper Bruce Bochy with the trophy

I'm starting to look forward to these every other year...although next year would be nice too. Only 2 more months until pitchers and catchers report. Spring training is just around the corner!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

2014 World Series Champions!

You guys, holy crap. The Giants are World Series Champions once again. It's been a whirlwind past few days that I haven't even gotten a chance to sit down and write a blog post about how magical and amazing this postseason has been. It all happened so fast, and there have been so many special moments this past Orange October that I don't know where to even begin describing it. From Bumgarner's spectacular pitching performances to clutch hits to flawless defense, this team has been amazing and unstoppable. I can't believe how we overcame our disadvantages in the postseason. We were the #2 wild card team, yet we made the most amazing comeback and dominated our postseason. Royals were definitely a tough team, and either way, both teams would have deserved the trophy. I'm so proud of the Giants and the way we played. There were some tortuous moments, but it wouldn't be Giants baseball without it. 3 wins in 5 years; they say we're part of a dynasty now, and if people were still having trouble believing we're a powerful team, I think they'll believe it now. I guess these even years really are our moments to shine...although I wouldn't mind another win in 2015 :)

Congratulations Giants on an amazing postseason and a World Series Championship! What a ride!

Photos from SFGate

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dream A Little

Blazer: H&M
Dress: Target
Scarf: Talbot's
Shoes: Plenty by Tracy Reese

My friend had to attend Dreamforce for a homework assignment, so I decided to tag along and check out what all the hullabaloo was about. Since this was a professional setting, I decided to dress as professionally as I possibly could with my usual combo of a blazer, dress, and black flats. I threw in a scarf to accessorize for fun as well. For those of you who don't know, Dreamforce is a huge convention thrown by Salesforce to bring together consumers, business people, and companies for networking and showcasing. It's a big to-do, and I honestly have to admit that I was a bit lost wandering through the convention halls. There were just so many people who seemed to exist in a different world than I do, run by business, consumerism, and innovation. I suppose I still feel like a young adult lost in a grown-up world, still trying to find my footing. Dreamforce isn't for me right now, but I do admit that aspects of it were intriguing. Who knows, one day I may become one of the attendees who actually belong...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Frozen Invasion

I've been having a bit too much fun coming up with different ideas to make items out of Frozen fabrics, since the movie is still a big hit and people are scrambling to find fun Frozen merchandise. They've released a lot of cute new fabrics at the fabric stores, probably for winter, so I thought I'd take advantage of this opportunity and purchase some fabric to make a few items for the shop. The only problem I had was with the flannel fabric and figuring out what to make. I didn't buy very much and I didn't really want to make pajama pants to sell, so I ended up attempting to make an infinity scarf. Turns out I made it way too short, but it still can function as a kids muffler scarf so I thought I would just put it on anyways.

Anyways feel free to take a look here! I think these items would make great gifts for the young Frozen fans in your lives. I'm having fun brainstorming more ideas for the shop too, so if you have any suggestions or ideas, feel free to share them!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Off the Grid

Cardigan & Dress: Forever 21
Blouse: H&M
Tights: Talbot's
Boots: Sperry

We had a random cold spell in the city last week, and of course it would fall upon the day my friends and I visit Off the Grid. For those of you who don't know, Off the Grid is a weekly food truck event where various vendors participating in Off the Grid gather to sell food. Their biggest gathering is on Friday evenings at Fort Mason, where the most food trucks and vendors make an appearance. It's a fun way to try various types of unique and ethnic foods, as well as some crazy concoctions such as Rice Krispy fried chicken sandwiches, pork belly bao sandwiches, ice cream waffle tacos, and so much more.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Macaron PJ Pants

As practical as I would like to be sometimes, there's no getting around the adorable factor in these PJ pants. I found this macaron flannel fabric at Jo-Ann and I knew I couldn't resist, especially for $2.99 a yard. I quickly whipped these up last weekend while watching the Giants game, and now I have another adorable pair of PJ pants to wear this winter. Now I'm debating on going back and getting more of the same fabric for a matching top...decisions, decisions.