I’m back from california

I forget how beautiful the bay and the pacific ocean are. my last trip was probably 6 years ago. I had several goals for this trip(besides meeting all my friends there, ultimate goal) and let me sum them up in photos.

goal #1 see the ocean. one flaw living in central texas – no ocean around. it’s amazing to see the ocean every single day while I’m there.

Big Sur

Natural Bridges State Park

goal #2 see big trees. it’s actually mr. adventure’s goal

muir woods. tall redwoods

goal #3 lombard st. lame, but I missed it last time.

it was packed with tourists. I wouldn’t want to stay there despite the gorgeous view.

goal #4 palace of fine arts. I saw tons of bloggers took their OOTD there and had to have my OOTD taken there. lol.

I was pointing at the fountain. my photo didn’t turn out well >_< 
blue sweater with bow prints – pacific mall, markham
burnt orange tank – h&m
black ripped lace leggings – m’sia
camel lace up boots – m’sia
black/grey infinity scarf – f21
round necklace – nordstrom

goal #5 golden gate bridge. not really a goal, but a must visit when in sf

leaped for the ggb. not a prefect day for photo.

goal #6 FOOD. should be goal #1 instead.

273San Tung Chinese Restaurant – crispy, sweet and tangy chicken wings

279noodles in black bean sauce aka jajamyun. this was more delicious than the highly rave wings. if you know malaysian food, this is similar to hokkien char without the fragrant fried pork fats.

926fishermen’s grotto – monterey. seafood pasta. it’s hard to get good seafood being in central texas

banana leaf – milpitas. out of the dishes we tried, only “char kuey teow” and “huat tan hor” tasted authentic. being a m’sian, I have to hunt for m’sian food anywhere I go.

557santoka ramen – mitsuwa, san jose. if I can only eat one type of food for the rest of my live, it would be ramen. slurp~~~~~

436In-N-Out Burger. sorry californias, I prefer five guys. I love my burger with grilled mushroom, grilled onions and bacon!

Picnik collage
yummy dessert. dessert republic café and beard papa’s

goal #7 hauling. part of vacation is shopping!

beauty – I’m loving the essential hair mask which I got from sasa and decided to try the shampoo and conditioner. moving back to the good old dhc cleansing oil. kose softymo deep cleansing oil doesn’t work for waterproof mascara. trying the sana hanadomy collegen lotion for winter and the gatsby hair wax is for the mr.

daiso – random stuffs. I’m all set to make a bento box. shimo being an inspector

fashion – part of my haul from h&m.

magazines – I always pick up japanese magazines whenever I can for the freebies. lol

that’s to all your wishes. it’s going to be a busy year in 2012 planning for the day!


Dale said...

OMG, this was so fun to read through because I'm here in SF. I like how you thought Lombard was lame, hehe, it's always packed like that. And very cute OOTD there, looks like you had a great time all over SF, I still need to go to Big Sur sometime. Thanks for sharing photos of your trip, I also now want to try Five Guys one day because I love IN-N-Out and with mushrooms and bacon sounds amazing.


breakingrumours said...

yay for msian food in usa XD

Penelope said...

You look super cute and pretty in your pics!

Such amazing pictures, I love trees and those Redwoods look so impressive.

Thanks for commenting on my Luview post. I haven't used it enough to notice any whitening effects, but I do find it fairly moisturising x

Savvy Gal said...

yum yum yum..... i went hiking through redwood forest up north years ago and it was indeed majestic.

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I lived in Sf for 8 years I miss it! Your photos are great and the food looks delicious.

Red Soles and Red Wine

Joey said...

Hahahaha I totally read Goal #3 as Lombard St(Saint) Lame and I was like what kinda Saint is that??? hahaha

Love the food pics omg. Especially that pasta slurrrppp
Nice haul, too. I love Essential and have been using the shampoo, conditioner and mask for over a year now. Love it!

Shop N' Chomp said...

YES, food should be goal #1...haha XD Welcome back! Happy to hear you had a lovely time. You look adorable in the Golden Gate Bridge pic! *^_^*

Lisa said...

OMG!!! looking through your post almost made me cry!! i miss san francisco SO MUCH! omgosh you ate at all my favorite places.. i was just telling hubby the other day that i miss san tung wings and good ramen!!

i love your outfit so adorable!! you're so pretty!! your face was always covered up before hahha.

yes she has grown A LOT.. she's bigger then our first dog now and she's kinda turned into a bully hahah.. *sigh* what can you do!

ShinyPrettyThings said...

looks like u had an amazing time in SF!!!

Santouka has the most amaaazing ramen!!! i love that place so much =]

Nic Nic said...

your trips look amazing Cushy! And you look cute there, love te jumping picture :)

che said...

I haven't been to SF in years but I think I need another trip up there after seeing this post, there are so many things I didn't get to see.

Ohh those circle waffle things are good! I had those in Hong Kong and loved them!

Popblush said...

Japanese fashion mags are so fun to look through~

All that glorious food! Love the jump pic of you~ Hehe

♥AdamAlexMommy♥ said...

lovely blog. great photos, and really enjoyed browsing. i'm a fan of jap mags also. new follower, and maybe you'll have time to visit my blog. cheers from new england!

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