Tag Archives: California

San Diego Because Happiness Is Calling

Where the Sun is, Happiness is there also. So, imagine a place where the Sun shines bright 365 days a year. Imagine a place where Happiness keeps giving. Imagine endless beach days where Summer never leaves. Imagine adventure on weekdays, … Continue reading

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Garappata Beach, Chameleon of Beaches

Today, we get to experience Summer that is truly us. For a moment nothing else matters except him, her, me and the beach we love. In my native tongue, Garappata means tick or parasite. First verbal reaction, “Eeew,” followed by … Continue reading

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Mask, People and Demons

We all have our masks. We wear them everyday at work and places we can’t show who we are and what we feel. We wear that mask to hide and protect our hearts from the familiar, repetitive pain, judgement and … Continue reading

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Capitola, Greece without the Passport

From door to sand and sea, rows of pastel colored square houses at Capitola Seaside Village brings back child-like curiosity and imagination. It’s our secret little Santorini, Greece in this surfer beach lover playground of Santa Cruz County California. So, … Continue reading

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God’s Miracle of Second Chances

2015, 8 days after our 2 weeks Summer Road Trip in California, we left Texas that was home for 9 years and move to California to follow a dream. We left everything behind, bad memories included except 9 luggages and … Continue reading

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The Golden Hour

Between the fog and the scary unknown is a fleeting magical moment of hope, clarity and peace, The Golden Hour. Driving coastal HWY 1, we were greeted by an increasingly dense fog that seemed to have swallowed the ocean whole. … Continue reading

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Sand, Surf and BBQ Sandwich

Life is too short not to go where the heart is most happy and free. So, today we are taking a short roadtrip to the beach for some sand, surf and Vietnamese Pork BBQ sandwich. Finding time for yourself and … Continue reading

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San Francisco, Is It Still America’s Greatest City By The Bay?

We haven’t seen Downtown San Francisco since the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown in March 2020. So it was a shocker to see it as it is now. On a normally busy Saturday, it looks almost like a ghost town. The city … Continue reading

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What’s Next For California?

For the past 5 days, Californians are seeing a unnatural phenomenon like they are in planet Mars. Eerie, creepy, apocalyptic are just some of the words that best describes it. In places where the wildfires are actually burning homes and … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Time In San Francisco

There was a time San Francisco is a city of welcoming smiles, positivity and endless fun. It was the perfect weekend escape and getaway. It was home away from home. So, today, there will be no COVID-19 nor hundreds of … Continue reading

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The Sky Can Turn Blue After The Firestorms

Our extraordinary new normal just keep getting weirder, scarier just when we’re getting used to it. The sky is blue this morning. It’s no big deal for some because it is suppose to be blue but when the Sun is … Continue reading

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What does the frustrating COVID-19 numbers means for California and the U.S.

Hottest week of Summer. Walking towards the car feels like opening a pre-heated oven. So glad, I’m actually at work enjoying a free all day Air Conditioning. Not everyone is lucky though, a co-worker has no electricity for 16 hours. … Continue reading

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