30 by 30: Finishing that 5K

I finished! I honestly don’t really work out ever.  I’m probably the worst out of my friends since they all run, especially my friends who run long distances. Typically, when I go to the gym, I’m all about the elliptical and stretching myself out. Gotta keep flexible.  I figured that a 5K I could do easily (only a little more than 3 miles) and hopefully finish it with some friends.  This run was the first weekend after I got back to San Francisco and had no time to train even a little bit. I’m not a runner so not even training a little bit was difficult for me. Honestly, I wouldn’t do this again without a little bit of working out beforehand because it’s just rough on me that I couldn’t at least go jogging a little bit before doing this run with friends. No more during busy season!
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30 by 30: Broadway musical, part 2

If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that I’m really into lists. For whatever reason when I find a list I’m interested, I feel the need to finish it. Even though I’ve been to a musical on Broadway already, whenever I’m in New York City, I do feel the need to see one (or more). This time around my trip includes checking off another one of my bucket list item, but of course, I needed to see a musical with the best friend.  Continue reading “30 by 30: Broadway musical, part 2”

Baking: Rondos

When this recipe came up for the Avid Baker’s Challenge, I didn’t exactly know what to think. I hadn’t had the time to make at the beginning of the month since I was coming back from a great vacation in New York. Unfortunately, work gets super busy (since I work as a tax consultant) in January and February so I tried to make some time on Sunday to grab some almonds (and almond paste) and make these rondos.

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NYC: Statue of Liberty Crown Access

Getting access up to the crown is actually not that difficult. I definitely got the tickets to go up a few months ahead of time since I was going during the holiday season, but we checked for other days and it looks like about 3 weeks is good if you’re not traveling during any of the busy times. Summer? I’d probably plan ahead. Continue reading “NYC: Statue of Liberty Crown Access”

30 by 30: New Years Eve in New York City

Taken by Jaymie Santiago

There is just something quintessential about spending New Years Eve in New York City. It’s about spending that time with friends watching the ball drop in Times Square. Although I’m not the type of person to stand for an ENTIRE day waiting for a small ball to drop to signify the new year, I did want to be in the Big Apple and do it my way – getting dressed up and drinking champagne with some of my closest friends.

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