Monday, February 20, 2017

"I tell you it's gonna rain, it's gonna rain
You better get ready and bear this in mind.
God showed Noah the rainbow sign
It won't be water but fire the next time."

The downpour over the past few days reminded me of this song that I sang in gospel choir at UCLA. The rain during Noah's time probably makes this season look like nothing.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day! ♥

Today was full of wonderful surprises, but this one's my favorite! Thank you for brightening up my work space with one of my favorite flowers!

Friday, February 10, 2017

During my trip up north, I went to Jonty's Vietnamese Eatery for a quick bite before the day's festivities. I ♥ pork belly.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Ohh, what a joy it was to celebrate the wedding of one of my dearest sisters! ♥ It was a Christ-centered weekend that definitely magnified how amazing God is! It was full of firsts, new friends, prayers, and sweet fellowship! So thankful for the kindness of strangers turned friends for the weekend.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Today was a beautiful day to pick pomelos! ♥

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The week started off with a trip to Trattoria 25 and ended with a visit to Andre's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria-- two different takes on Italian food.

The homemade bread here was delicious-- so good that it put the pasta dishes to shame.

But if you're looking for something a little more casual, this place serves up a great deal.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Congratulations to one of the dearest and best! ♥ It's been a blessing to call you a sister and friend-- to go through life together, encouraging one another and speaking the truth in love (even when it's hard to hear). It is evident that God's love for you overflows into your relationships with others. May you use your upcoming marriage to bring all praise and glory to God!

And what a joyous afternoon it was at a tea party for the bride-to-be, celebrating with such genuine, godly women!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Good food. Good friends. Good times.

We went out in the pouring rain to pick up tacos, burritos, sopes, quesadillas, and agaua frescas from Spanglish Kitchen. It was totally worth it.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

This weekend was filled with much love, laughter, and art! ♥

Friday, January 13, 2017

Today I needed a break, so I went to the kitchen to make some guacamole. So good... I really should start playing in the kitchen again. ♥

guacamole; avocados, tomatoes, onions, lemons, cilantro, salt, pepper.

I have yet to find better avocados than the ones from my uncle's tree. Despite the ugly exterior, these avocados are always perfect inside. Every. Single. Time.

I sliced and scooped the avocados in a bowl and made sure to leave a few pits to keep it from browning.

After that, I mashed it with a large spoon.

Then I chopped up the other ingredients-- never underestimate the power of sharp knives!

Most of the time I just eyeball it, but here's an idea of what I used: 8 avocados, 4 tomatoes, ½ large onion, ¾ bunch of cilantro, 2 lemons, salt and pepper to taste.

Usually I'd use lime, but since I had none on hand, I opted for lemons.

It was so good! I ate it by itself, and then later for dinner slathered on my spam musubi.