Vacay Journal

It’s the end of day four on my Cali vacation with Genevieve. This afternoon, we arrived at my Nai Nai (grandmother in Chinese) and great aunt Judy’s house in Irvine. Immediately, Nai Nai and aunt Judy loved Genevieve, which made me so happy and proud.

Since leaving San Diego and arriving back in L.A., I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the most recent events. For one thing, I just got some new clothes (courtesy of Genevieve), new shoes, have been eating amazing food, and capturing awesome moments on camera.

Here are some photos from San Diego and L.A. thus far:



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Grandpa Ponsing’s Funeral

March 8, 2018

This evening, I attended Genevieve’s grandpa Ponsing’s viewing. Joining Genevieve and her family for this service made me think of death I’ve experienced in my life.

I recalled when my De De (dad’s father) passed away during my sophomore year of high school, my former miniature schnauzer Kramer’s death during freshman year, and my great grandpa John’s death when I was just 8 years old.

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First “Spring Break” Since College


Today, I am embarking on my first vacation with my lovely girlfriend, Genevieve. We are headed to L.A., and will be spending time in San Diego with her family, Irvine with my family and Malibu – where Genevieve completed her undergraduate degree at Pepperdine University.

It’s definitely a much needed and long overdue break for both of us. A break from stressing over school, work and our daily lives as a whole. However, part of this trip does not 100% feel like a true vacation.

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