• Past,  Travel & Culture

    Hiking a Waterfall at Yosemite National Park

    My family has been going to Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks ever since I was young because they were close, and nature is just so majestic and beautiful. It's my first time coming to Yosemite in May. Usually we come towards the end of summer, and most of the water is dried up and there is little to no water left in the waterfalls.

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Camping at June Lake, California

    Annie, Have I ever told you that my family used to go camping all the time? Not glamping, but pitch a tent, cook your own food, sleep on the floor kind of camping. Real camping. It’s been years since I’ve gone camping. With my family friends visiting from Taiwan, we (me, my parents, and 3 family friends) did a pretty intense 1.5 week California trip from Los Angeles to June Lake to Yosemite National Park to Bay area. I’ll tell you about Yosemite and the Bay area in later posts. For now, I want to tell you about camping at June Lake because when we left Los Angeles, the weather said…

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Restless in Chicago

    In this series called "Restless In", Annie and Juliet will list out anywhere between 2 and 7 things that we enjoyed in a particular city. This includes places to visit, restaurants to try, and activities to do. Let us know what things you enjoyed in the city!

  • Finance,  Future

    Money on My Mind: Changes | April 2018

    One day, my friend asked me to help her start her financial journey. I said HELL YEAH! I started thinking about all the things that I wanted her to think about and share with me. I realized that not only conscious decisions I make affect my personal finance, but subconscious changes have also made an impact as well.

  • Finance,  Future

    Money on My Mind: Wins & Losses | April 2018

    It's April, which is not only the month of allergies but also spring cleaning. So let's go through a virtual cleanse of my tangible and intangible items. I categorize each finance-related event as a win or a loss. It's easy to feel emotionally icky if all you're doing is identifying areas where you can improve so don't forget to point out your wins as well!

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Less Than 24 Hours in New York

    My friend Enya just finished listening to Tiffany Haddish's The Last Black Unicorn and we were talking about how amazing she is and how we wanted to go see her live in Connecticut. Enya asked if we should just do a day in New York and that's how we ended up on this spontaneous adventure.