Views from our friends new apartment:



An evening yoga class:


Korean with Kyle:


A red restaurant:


Taking Stock: 4/17

Making : crockpot chicken noodle soup – perfect for a rainy Sunday
Cooking : homemade granola
Drinking : water, tea & lots of it
Reading : The One Hour China Book & Daring Greatly
Wanting : a spring wardrobe update
Enjoying : the spring rain
Liking: new music out
Loving: the warmer weather
Bookmarking: nothing…
Watching: John Oliver via Youtube
Needing: nothing, wanting is another story…
Smelling: again nothing, see feel (i.e. a cold)
Wearing : sweats on the couch (see feeling)
Thinking: of all the things I’ll do once I’m back to 100%
Feeling : still a bit sick


Birthday Dinner

My bday dinner was a low-key, calm one. After a great brunch, a slow Tuesday night was nice. Kyle treated me to The Commune Social – a cute, and close, tapas place with great cocktails.

As usual prior to a tapas night out I was quite worried that there wouldn’t be enough food but thankfully I forewent a little snack before dinner because there was more than enough food.  The Commune Social is a highly suggested place for a night out and I’m looking forward to going back when the weather warms up to enjoy some cocktails in their courtyard.


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My $12 Dollar Haircut

Well, it turns out that a more expensive haircut really is better. My $3 haircut didn’t last all that long and I was due for a no ‘do. The $3 haircut was a fun and (cheap) experience trying a hole-in-the-wall salon but I went back to my go-to salon in China: Bono on Wuding. A new do for a new season (or something like that). I apologize for the no makeup Sunday morning selfie..eh!