The No-Phone Challenge

Last week Wednesday I had decided to try this challenge: one week without a phone.

Except that I didn’t decide. Life decided for me.

Continue reading “The No-Phone Challenge”


Book of the Week 3: Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

This week we’ll be going into a self-help book, talking about…

It’s been a whole week without any posts, my goodness! Lots of ups and downs this week. It’s okay because you’ll now be rewarded with a fantastic book review, such an intellectual book with so many insights that I haven’t experienced with a book in ages. I’m truly excited to start writing about this one; let’s just get started!

Continue reading “Book of the Week 3: Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

Why Do We Kill Our Legs?

Four and a half years ago in my hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, a 92-year-old woman claimed the spot as the oldest marathon finisher at the Honolulu Marathon.

This past weekend, in my new hometown of San Diego, another 92-year-old woman stole the spot as the oldest marathon finisher at the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon. Not only did this woman Harriette Thompson steal the record of oldest finisher by 74 days, but she also finished two and a half hours faster, resulting in a total time of 7:24:36, or about 17 minutes per mile.

Continue reading “Why Do We Kill Our Legs?”

Traveling the World in 2 Hours!

During Memorial Day weekend, I decided to explore downtown San Diego on my own for the first time. Living all the way up in Carlsbad, about 30 miles away, without a car makes this a long and/or expensive trip, but with the Smash tournament going on later that evening I figured I’d make the most of my day in downtown while I’m there. First stop, Balboa Park, possibly the most iconic landmark of San Diego (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!). Known for over a dozen museums, theaters, gardens, and its zoo, even without a plan for the day I knew I’d enjoy myself there. I was just planning to check out a few museums, perhaps sit down somewhere and read, but turns out there was this fantastic event going on: the Annual Ethnic Food Fair. Coincidentally I was just dropped off from my Uber ride at the one spot in Balboa Park where this was taking place.

Continue reading “Traveling the World in 2 Hours!”

Book of the Week 1: The Millionaire Next Door

About once a week, I’ll be trying to review a book (book of the week, or BOTW) that I have just finished, ideally within the past month. With this, I’ll ideally be reading regularly, I’ll actually remember and refer to what I’ve read through these reviews, and you yourself get to join me on this fantastic path to reaching our ideal selves!

Continue reading “Book of the Week 1: The Millionaire Next Door”

San Diego Super Smash!

Hello! Today I’ll be talking about the world of Super Smash Bros!

Today I’ve just had my first experience in a major tournament within the city of San Diego. If you want to read about it already, just jump straight down here. Otherwise, for all the introductions with Smash and whatnot, read on.

Why Smash?

Continue reading “San Diego Super Smash!”