May Photo Dump

Monthly Photo Dumps are basically end-of-the-month entries where I dump photos that never get its own blog post or never make it to the ‘gram. They include little background stories and that’s about it. I recently brought this series back to life to show what I’ve been up to the past month. Enjoy this month’s edition of the photo dump!

Lunch with Monica

I don’t think everyone knows this but I was actually born and raised in the Philippines. I moved out to California in 2007 when I was 15 – so when a childhood friend invited me for lunch, I jumped at the chance! Monica and I met up for lunch (with Chris in tow, of course) in Bakersfield at HI-5 Sushi. It’s nice to meet up with someone after not seeing each other for 11 years. We caught up, talked about our careers and future plans over some good sushi (this establishment has the best lobster rolls).

Mother’s Day Lunch

My mom’s into gardening so I actually bought her some lilies so she could move them to ground and see them grow even more. We had lunch at Black Angus Steakhouse and holy smokes, I paired my rib-eye steak with the au gratin potatoes, and it was a life changing experience. I never knew au gratin potatoes were so good!

Back to the Hiking Grind

Also, for the month of May, Chris and I were finally able to put in some hikes into our busy schedules. The entries are still in the editing process but should be up on the blog soon! We did the Marble Falls Trail (Sequoia National Park) and the Buena Vista Trail (Kings Canyon National Park). It was great to finally put on my hiking shoes and set aside the scrub pants, even for just two days.

How was your month of May? Quite scary that we’re already at the halfway point of the year – time sure does fly when you’re busy.

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