Category Archives: Travel

European Countries And What Makes And Doesn’t Make Any Sense

Before I begin, I have to mention, sono filo-italiana, so I am a little biased regarding the following… What doesn’t make any sense: The French (Parisians to be more exact) asking the tourists to speak French, and even acting non-friendly … Continue reading

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Dumplings? Noodles? The English Vernacular

I grew up knowing that buns ( 饅頭 , /man to/, ㄇㄢˊ ㄊㄡˊ ) are different from buns with fillings inside ( 包子 , /bao zi/, ㄅㄠ ㄗ˙ ), and buns with fillings inside are also different from “dumplings” ( 餃子 … Continue reading

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Griffith Observatory

I went on a short trip to the Griffith Observatory.  My expectations were low because I thought it was just going to be an observatory with a telescope, but it had a lot more to offer. Just look at the … Continue reading

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Dining at Singha

Then I also visited Singha.  It was kind of sad that I had to visit an Asian restaurant for vegan alternatives in New Orleans, but I had a good time! They were nice and made this customized for me!

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Dining at Carmo

Where is Carmo?  It’s in New Orleans! I was starving in New Orleans.  I stayed near the convention center, but there is little vegan-friendly option.  I had to go to the grocery every night. Then I found Carmo. It has … Continue reading

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Dining at Sojourner Cafe & Restaurant

Since I have officially finished my doctoral degree, I decided to relax and go to Santa Barbara and visit my sister.  She took me to the Sojourner Cafe and Restaurant, and it was AWESOME! The waitress was very impressive, had … Continue reading

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Trees! And The Camp!

Mike-Rowe-scopic.  I just wanted to say that for no reason. Lately, I have been taking some pictures of trees from this angle. This picture doesn’t do any justice, but just look at its shapes!  And the colors!  Eucalyptus bark is … Continue reading

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