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 […]

Eating – The Star by Little Star Pizza now available from DoorDash

Busy Silicon Valley moms probably share the same struggle of mustering up energy to cook at the end of a work day. For us, this tends to be Fridays. It’s one thing to scrounge together the same meal each dinner and pack it for lunch the next day during a work week. But when the […]

Pregnant – 32 Weeks with Twins Update

To summarize the last several weeks, I’d say heavy, Halloween, and haircut accurately sums it up. Sweater weather is upon us and I can finally use the two maternity sweaters and fleece lined leggings I was hoping to wear for a few weeks before delivery. The bump has gotten ridiculously dense and bigger by the […]