New York, New York: April 2016

This past weekend I flew to New York to visit a friend for her birthday.  I’ve never been to New York, and of course you see it in movies and TV shows all the time so what’s a better excuse than a friend’s birthday??  The customs officer raised her eyebrow when I told her I…

California: March 2016

Thursday rolled around and I had just bought a few gifts for my nephew and sent them to my sister via Amazon.  As I was sitting there thinking, I thought to myself, it’s my nephew’s first birthday and my mom’s birthday both in the same weekend, why not fly home?  So I booked a ticket…

Christmas 2015

Of course I flew home for Thanksgiving as well, but that was quite the whirlwind trip in itself.  I flew in Wednesday afternoon and left Sunday morning – just long enough to get some Thanksgiving turkey!  I was able to spend time with my family and nephew, which made for a great trip.  I flew…

Building My Parent’s Duplex

My parents are building a duplex on a lot they bought a million years ago, so now that I was home it was free manual labor, so I was enlisted to help.  My (our) task was to weatherproof the exterior walls so we could prep for windows/doors and eventually, siding.  We ran flashing along the…

Christmastime!

Christmas was spent at my parents house.  Like last year, this year I bought all gifts online and shipped them to my parents place and spent Christmas Eve wrapping presents.  I quickly learned that next year, I will NOT lump everything into larger orders and instead buy based on who I’m buying for, check out,…

To The States! And Back Again. In Two Days.

I booked a somewhat last minute flight (week ahead of time) for a weekend last week.  Flying through Tokyo ended up being cheaper than ICN-SFO non-stop, plus it meant I would get home a little bit earlier due to the timing of my connecting flight, so no complaints from me! On Thursday I called a…