Life with Twins – Three Month Update and February Favorite Products

We are easing out of the honeymoon phase of raising three kids and really starting to experience hectic days with my return to work this month and Colin starting preschool. Luckily, Phil is on his paternity leave and we can somewhat manage the household this way. I feel anxiety thinking about how we will get […]

Starbird Chicken Opens in San Jose on Brokaw

In 2016, I wrote about a new fast casual restaurant in Sunnyvale serving some stellar fried chicken which our family liked better than Chick-fil-A. Starbird Chicken is now open in San Jose on Brokaw. We have actually been back to Starbird in Sunnyvale a few times and this is our first time at the San […]

Pasta Armellino and Plumed Horse Chocolaterie by Plumed Horse Collection

Owners of Michelin Starred Plumed Horse have opened a fine casual restaurant in Saratoga serving high quality affordable pasta dishes. Pasta Armellino is located across the street from Plumed Horse. After 10 years of excellence at Plumed Horse, Chef Peter Armellino is broadening his culinary reach into the fine casual segment and into a pasta […]

Life with Twins – 2 Month Update and January Favorite Products

The second month has been mellow and enjoyable. Phil went back to work and I’ve been on solo twin duty while Colin goes off to grandma’s for the day. I’m starting to get cabin fever being stuck on newborn schedule even though I take the girls out at least once a day for a walk […]

Wearing This – Family Photoshoot

When the twins were 2 weeks old, I scrambled to find a photographer to capture newborn and family photos. Most photographers were booked for the rest of 2017 and not all of them had a studio which is what I preferred given the poor lighting in our house and the cold weather outside. We finally […]

Vlogmas 2017 – Documenting Our Daily Lives for 26 Days

Daily video blogging has become a lucrative career for some online influencers. It is a way to get more views to a channel and more opportunities to promote sponsored products. Have you heard about Ryan ToysReview, the 6 year old who makes 11 million a year just playing with his toys on YouTube? My son […]

Eating This – Outtakes From Nobu Palo Alto

These days I hardly write about food anymore because it’s too difficult to go to fine dining restaurants with young kids. Here’s a throwback to one of my last articles for Metroactive where I reviewed Nobu Palo Alto. Only one picture is used for the article so here are the other dishes I ate that […]

Postpartum – 4 Week Old Twins and Favorite Postpartum Products

Much has happened since my last pregnancy update post. By now, any readers from Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube know that I’ve already delivered the twins at 34 weeks. They spent 8 days in NICU and have been home since. You can check out this Youtube video about the birth. Here’s a summary of what the […]

Eating This – Whole Foods Holiday

Ever since the Santa Clara Whole Foods opened up in our area, it’s allowed me to browse Whole Foods more than I normally would and I come there for more than just splurge items now. I sometimes get lunch from the hot and salad bars, Annie’s shiitake dressing which is only sold in a value […]

Eating This – New Costco in South San Jose near Great Oaks

Earlier this year, Costco opened a new location in San Jose near Great Oaks Blvd. Our family are already avid Costco shoppers and we typically choose Kirkland brands whenever we find that the products are comparable to name brands. Costco shipped the following samples of their Kirkland products for us to try. It’s taken me […]

Pregnant – What You Need to Know About Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver condition caused by pregnancy. It is characterized by a high level of bile acid. There is no known treatment for the condition except to induce delivery. Symptoms are intense itching especially in the hands and feet and worse at night than during the day. It is dangerous for both […]

Eating – Madera Restaurant – Michelin Star Restaurant 2018

In a not so past life, I used to be a food blogger, sometimes freelancing for a local news magazine in the Silicon Valley called Metro News. Once in a while, I still contribute a piece to the magazine. My latest feature was about the Michelin starred Madera Restaurant at the Rosewood Sandhill Hotel in […]