An Afternoon for handmaking Valentine’s Day cards

If we were having coffee, we would be at this popular brunch place. You may ask me why are we here so early?” Well, as I mentioned, it’s a popular brunch spot and the waitlist for a seat gets very long quickly (think 60+ minutes). If you are okay with long waits, maybe you can occupy your time with walks around the neighborhood or wandering around the aisles of the Michaels Craft Store next door.

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Five things Friday: Celery Juice for days…

Five things Friday is a post where I share five things that either made my week, what I am thinking about, or would like to share with all of you!

1. 9 Lifestyle Changes That Let You Feel Rich At Any Income

I know this is not new information, but I liked how Lindsay from The Financial Diet framed it. Keeping my space uncluttered and tidying up a few minutes per day, sticking with a color scheme (I have not analyzed my wardrobe), and having routines are some lifestyle habits that would make me feel rich without spending a thing.

2. Moleskine 18-month Planner

I bought myself a Moleskine planner for July 2021-December 2022. I will be ending my journey with the undated Passion Planner early. Maybe I’ll do a review one day. It was a hard decision because their covers are so pretty!

3. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

I am currently reading Minor Feelings and to be honest, I don’t want this book to end! In fact, I am reading two other books to just not have it end. I am so glad I bought this book so I never have to dread the idea of returning it to the library. Side note: speaking of libraries they’re open!

4. Celery juice

I received a lot of produce last week. With all the celery, I’ve been making celery juice almost every morning. Usually I like to start off my day with a simple spinach, almond milk, and banana (or berry smoothie). But since I don’t have any spinach, I decided to experiment with celery juice. It’s just water and celery. It’s better than I expected. No peanut butter needed.

5. There are No Girls on the Internet podcast

Stories featuring voices who have long been voiceless. The ironic thing about the internet is that everyone has a voice…it’s just that some are more prominent than others.

Five Things Friday: A Good morning in a cup

Five Things Friday is a post where I share five things that either made my week, what I am thinking about, or would like to share with all of you!

The Good Place Season 4

I watched the entire season four of “The Good Place.” Without spoiling anything, I thought the ending was appropriate. 

Places Been — Travel Tracker App

I downloaded this app during my trip. It is surprisingly fun. I use it when I am in a tain, bus ride, or waiting for something. It is hard to keep track of where I’ve been since some places date far back to me being a toddler; I would need to ask my parents. So far, I’ve been to 15 countries and 200 cities.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

I finished my second book of the year and I realized it is Black History Month. I’ve never seen the movie or the play, but would love to. Without spoiling too much, it is about a young black girl living in rural Georgia is going through the worst of conditions. She is separated from her sister  who lives in another continent for many years. I kept turning the pages to see if things turn around for her…and guess what, they do. I knew it would turn around for her, but it felt like a slow burn.

 “1619” podcast from The New York Times

In continuing with the Black History month theme, I listened to the “1619” podcast last June. It is a miniseries of five episodes of how African Americans have shaped U.S. history and culture well before a popular date, 1776. It is incredibly profound. “1619” should be a requirement in high school U. S. History classes. 

Simple Joy

Fresh squeezed orange juice is my simple joy — it is a good morning in a cup. I got this orange juice from a neighborhood supermarche in France. You press the button and the machine cuts up the oranges and squeezes it. From there, fresh juice comes out the spout.