Sunday in La Jolla

I. freakin’. love. San Diego. It’s just the perfect place. And I miss the good old days when I lived alone on Torrey Pines Rd, a 15 minute walk away from La Jolla Shores. That’s also when I started this blog so I whipped up lots of content about SD. I photographed and wrote about places from Mission Bay to Windansea to Point Loma… Even though those posts were shorter and less time consuming, they were some real gems to me. Nostalgia aside, now I know…

Good Morning La Jolla

You really don’t know what you’ve got until you’ve lost it. Okay, that’s a little too melodramatic, but I’ve never appreciated the beauty of San Diego as much as I do now that I can’t spend more than a couple days there every month. As a mostly inactive person, I could never fully take advantage of San Diego as an outdoor activity paradise, but for the gorgeous views, I am willing to make some effort. One of the most convenient…

UCSD and Me

I don’t know if the cliche that “college is the best time of your life” is true, since I’ve only been out of college for less than a year. Whenever I get the chance to walk on UCSD campus now, however, I miss my college life immensely. My appreciation for my university, and just education in general, has definitely been increasing continuously through the years. I went to a high school where students were so overachieving that UCSD only seemed…

Point Loma

There’s nothing better than hanging out with your bestie for a couple of days without any interruptions, especially in San Diego. Today we went on an adventure in Point Loma to see the lighthouse. It’s a place that I’ve never been or even passed by because it’s so out of the way, which is great because I felt like we were on vacation for a few hours. We even went on a leisurely 2 mile hike with barely any company.…

Doses of Happiness

Yesterday I got to spend the day with my parents, something that is more and more precious to me now that I’m older. My dad captured some lovely shots: When I was younger, it was easy not to take ownership of my own happiness. The truth is, we don’t get to, or feel like we get to, make a lot of important life decisions when we are young. We have to go to school, and we have to listen to…

Windansea

Today I went on a spontaneous walk around Windansea Beach at sunset just because I had nothing better to do, but it turned out to be one of the most stunning sunsets I’ve ever seen. Even though I was only there for half an hour, the scenery went through so many different phases. It was absolutely magical. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think witnessing something in person is worth a thousand pictures. Nonetheless,…

Favorite Coffee Shops

        As much as I appreciate good quality coffee, taste is not the only or even the most important reason for me to love a coffee shop. I love coffee shops because of their atmospheres, their people, and the conversations I could have there, whether it’s light hearted gossiping, or deep and meaningful catch-up sessions. I am no expert in coffee – Starbucks is more than good enough for me – but I do know which coffee…