Tuesday, June 29, 2010

wine and dine

photo by: rbg photo

photo by: sutanto

After a night of laughter while watching Hell's Kitchen as the Blue Team "enjoyed" themselves at a winery, my boyfriend and I decided to take a trip up north to Napa Valley and San Francisco for his birthday next month with a couple of friends. I'm definitely excited because 1) I LOVE San Francisco (well third after New York and Hawaii) and 2) I've tried wine tasting once, but it was in Mexico last year and I'm excited to go especially in a place well known for their vast variety of wineries. Without a doubt, I'm excited to go up north next month after a million failed attempts this year. Something was always coming up and forcing me to postpone the trip. I'm definitely making it imperative that we do this trip! No excuses.

♥ kat

Any recommendations for wineries in Napa? I'm definitely considering all recommendations so please do share!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

summer sun

h&m trend dress and shoes

Why hello bloggers! It sure has been a LONG time since I’ve last posted an outfit but here it is! I’m wearing one of my all time favorite dress in the whole wide world. I got this dress at H&M about 3 years ago and till this day, I’ve never loved a dress as much as this one. Even the red (or white) rosette dress from the Garden Collection doesn’t compare.

Okay, from here on out, I will do my best to post more outfit posts!

Monday, June 21, 2010

purple & gold- KOBE!

lakers parade, june 2010

Woke up at 5:00 in the morning to go to the Lakers Parade! Getting there was a piece a cake on the metro. Got the best seat in town but as soon as 11:30 rolled around and those behind me pushed me against the riot barriers and continuous yelling right by my ear, I almost lost it. Walked from Washington to 7th Street in a sea of purple and gold. Discovered the LONG line outside the Metro Center to get back on the metro, so I ate chinese food for an hour. The line back onto the metro slowed down but still stood up in the train for half the trip. Was it worth it? Of course! This is the third time I've seen Kobe within a year. Worth every minute!

The photos I am posting today is only of Kobe. So much photos were taken, I'll post the other players and important people in another post!

♥ kat

Friday, June 18, 2010

goma tei ramen

Goma Tei Ramen
1200 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

If there's one thing for sure, then it's that I love ramen. Especially Santouka Ramen! When I was in Hawaii, I tried two different ramen shops and both were equally satisfying. Goma Tei Ramen is a shop in the Ala Moana Center. Their Tan Tan ramen is AMAZING. The broth of the Tan Tan ramen is a spicy sesame flavor and I enjoyed it so much. My boyfriend had curry (I'm not much of a curry fan so I didn't try it all) but he said that it was one of the best curry that he has ever had. If you are a ramen lover, I do recommend to try this place. The other ramen place I tried was Tenkaippin but I'll do a post later on.

♥ kat

Thursday, June 17, 2010

congratulations lakers!

disneyland, june 2009

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Lakers for winning Game 7! It was a tough, tough game. I was sitting on the edge of my seat, cursing at the TV, but they pulled through and I could not be any happier. Lakers parade anyone? I'll be there!

sunny skies and clear water

hawaii, june 2010

More random photos from a very relaxing trip to Hawaii. Coming back from a relaxing trip has made me a bit moody as far as coming back with having so much to do. But that's my life. In the past two weeks I've: went miniature golfing, took photos at the Getty, went bowling, worked, shopped, watched the Lakers, graduations, KBBQ, lunch with my family, went bowling some more, and tomorrow is the big game. The Lakers got it without a doubt. Problem is, I have no idea where to watch it. Boyfriend is going to his coworkers place and I'm stuck trying to figure out whether to go with him or with my friends. Gahh. I'll figure it out later. Oh! and next week, I'm going kayaking with a group of friends. It'll be exciting for sure since I haven't kayaked since 7th Grade.

♥ kat

Saturday, June 5, 2010

till next year hawaii

hawaii, june 2010

Ala Moana. Hibiscus and plumerias. Strolling on Kalakaua. Swimming with sea turtles. Moped rides. Hawaiian nights. Nordstrom sales. Ramen and gyoza. Honolulu Cookie Company. Strenuous hike to the top of Diamond Head. Having breakfast on the shore with a couple of friends. Ahhh Hawaii, you have been so good to me. Till next year!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

life is a funny thing

hawaii, june 2010

It’s crazy how life works. For the last two years, I’ve been beaten down (emotionally, not physically) and my lack of motivation has affected me in both work and school. That being said, I always whine about how much I HATE life. Today, it changed. I hiked up Diamond Head Crater in Oahu and once I saw the beautiful view of Waikiki, I realized to myself, life isn’t so bad after all. Although I was exhausted, it was a rewarding experience and I felt really good.

♥ kat