Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It is so hot here, likes in the 90s and with high humidity. I must admit it is terribly unpleasant.  Why are the winters here so cold and the summers so sticky?  That's a BOO all around.  After work today, I did my work out and showered.  Then I just laid around the couch trying too cool off.  Boy, I'll tell you microfiber fabric insulates a lot of heat in this humid climate.

I've had a pretty eventful week since I have been back.  This past Friday and Saturday, I worked a Demo gig with Oral B promoting an Electric Toothbrush. It's sales experience which I can add onto my CV.  It was really tough standing for 6 hours. I was in a lot of pain after the first day. The next day, my demo table got trashed so I made due with a table and decorated it with the product. Unfortunately, that's when someone was checking up on me.  But she was cool about it and said I did a good job.  Phew!  I also had a mystery shopper.  It was an eventful Saturday.
My demo table
My impromptu demo table after it got trashed.
After work on Saturday, I also committed to volunteering at the Summer Celebration at the parish we have been attending. It was actually quite fun manning the Ice Cream Station.  We got all suited up as you can see.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I head back home today.  Just chilling at my sister's place until my flight. Even though this has been one of my shorter trips, I felt like I have been out here a while.  When I checked in yesterday, I contemplated extending my time out here.  But alas, I have an appointment tomorrow so it is time for me to return home.

It will be nice to be back in my element and return to my daily routines.  I noticed every time I am back in Cali I indulge too much in desserts. I went to Porto's yesterday, had Half and Half, got macarons the day before and etc. Perhaps, next time I shall limit these indulging habits.

I don't know when my next trip back will be.  Perhaps in November or sometime next year.  I have already been back 3 times this year.  During this trip, I went wedding dress shopping with my sister and mom.  My sister was such a trooper, so kudos to her!  This isn't her favorite activity. There's another place that I want to take her to, so I'll have to play that by ear or get someone to go with her if I don't return anytime soon.

I got my In-N-Out fixl and my shaved snow.  My usually spots that I like to hit up are:
1) In-N-Out
2) Shaved Snow (Class 302 or Tasty 2 go)
3) Din Tai Fung (for the Juicy Pork Dumplings)
4) Cheese Rolls (from Portos)
5) Bottega Louie (for the Earl Grey Macarons)
6) Half n Half Tea House
7) Baked goods or coffee jelly milk tea from 85C
8) Bibingka from Josephine's (over at Island Pacific)

These are all the things I cannot get in Chicago.  Thus, it is important to get my fill while I am here, eh? I knocked out 7 out of the 8 which isn't bad at all.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Sunny SoCal

I am beyond tired!  This usually happens when I make a trip out to Socal.  The good news is, I am all done with the working part of my trip.  How fortunate!  The rest of my trip is seeing family, hanging out with friends and etc.

Tomorrow, I am getting a haircut.  I can't wait.  I feel like my hair has lioness on me. I will probably just trim it enough for my next cut when I head out here again.  I have noticed that it is so dry out here!  I wake up with a very dry throat.  It's painful.  Perhaps, I need to stay better hydrated!

I had some cronuts today and brought some in to share with my coworkers.  They enjoyed it and I was quite glad. I am not a big cronut fan.  I actually like donuts and croissant individually, but not as a hybrid.  I just wanted to check this place at referred to by one of my colleagues.  They have a lot of varieties at DK's donuts on Santa Monica Blvd in between 16th and 17th.