• mani in a sari

    We Belong

    I’m carrying a weight for the past little while. I’ve been sad, angry, and confused by all of the senseless acts of violence towards AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities. Every time I hear about another case of racially motivated violence, the weight gets heavier. I’m not even sure what to write, so I guess this is another brain dump of my thoughts/emotions, but I don’t want to be silent. I grew up in a predominantly Asian community and I learned a lot from the friends I grew up with- from culture, food, language (I can count to 10 in Cantonese, with…

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    Lifestyle,  Wellness

    Weekend Adventures, Delicious Eats & Busy Work Weeks

    These past few weeks have been LONG. At work, my team and I are wrapping up a project, so these final few weeks are crunch time. So if there’s any wonder why I haven’t posted a blog post in about a month, that’s probably why. But, I have definitely been trying to use my weekends as time for myself– catch up on errands/cleaning, and do something fun and relaxing. I’ve mentioned this in a recent Instagram post, but not every day is perfect — I have had days and nights where I’m exhausted, unable to relax, and stressed… and it’s not entirely work-related. I think it’s finally starting to catch…

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

    Been a while since I wrote a food blog post… and even longer since I posted a recipe! Last week, I wasn’t feeling 100%, and on those kind of days, baking always helps. For me, baking is therapeutic. Something about following a recipe and creating this beautifully delicious treat really clears my mind. Huge bonus point is that I get to eat afterwards. I figured some chocolate therapy would help me feel instantly better. I saw a box of Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups sitting in my pantry calling my name and thought, why not make cookies out of them? Best. Decision. Ever I’m a peanut butter chocolate…