For my Portland trip, I continually planned and researched like crazy to get ready for the trip. I had so many tabs open on my computer trying to find the best places to eat and the best places to visit. I had an elaborate schedule of where I was going to go each day. But for my first day, man, I didn’t know it was going to be so tiring. Oh my goodness… On my first day of Portland, I was running on 4 hours of sleep. I felt like dying the whole day. I was constantly walking and at some point, I felt like a zombie. HOWEVER that didn’t stop me from enjoying my first day at Portland. There was a lot of walking and eating involved but I am able to say confidently that my first day was a success.
Before I tell you guys about my adventure in Portland, I thought it would be a good idea to let you guys know where I lodged and how I got around in Portland. I think it would be valuable information for those who plan on visiting Portland.
Hey guys, I have some pretty exciting news to share! I will be going on my first solo female trip to Portland tomorrow! Few weeks ago, I spontaneously bought a plane ticket to Portland as I was wanderlusting over it. Now that I have the time to travel and take a break, I decided this is the perfect opportunity to go to Hipster Utopia. I’ve actually been to Portland three years back for a school field trip but I was very limited on where I was able to go. Multnomah Falls was first on to go list but unfortunately, time was very limited and I wasn’t able to go.
But since I have all the time now, I’m able to go anywhere I want! I will also be visiting other places I’ve been wanting to go such as the Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden… well, the latter is a maybe since it’s Fall. But I’m looking forward to beautiful deep red and orange leaves lining up the sidewalk. I don’t know why Portland has always been in my heart. Maybe it’s because I visited there once and it wasn’t California so maybe that’s why I like it. But I’m excited to share you guys photos of my trips and the awesome foods I will try over there. This will be my first ever travel alone and I’m happy that I’ll be able to fill my blog with real travel. Pray for me that I’ll have safe travel and I hope you guys are looking forward to my adventure too!
If you’re ever in the LA area and you’re wondering where to get gifts for your friends, I highly recommend checking out Wacko Soap Plant in Los Feliz. It’s hands down the best place to get the most fun and random gifts. They have a huge selection of fun socks, small figurines, funny cards, and more. Even if you’re dead set on not buying anything, I guarantee you that you’ll be walking out of the door with their item in your hand.
As you can tell from the title, this will be different from my other posts. “GASP but Michelle I thought this was a beauty blog.” Yes and no. I will still post up beauty product reviews and hauls but not as often as before cuz your gal is broke lol. Also the beauty products are currently piling up and it’s like Mt. Everest in my closet. It’ll take me at least a year to review everything so look forward to that. But anyways, I always wanted to start a blog about my food adventures because I’m a foodie at heart. I love exploring new places and trying out new food. Originally, I was going to make a separate food blog called Hangry Cat but unfortunately, my IG account of the same name is locked. I forgot my password and the email that I registered with doesn’t exist anymore LOL whoops. So I decided to start a new series where I record my foodie adventures biweekly. I’m actually super excited to start this series because I friggin love food. Like no joke, I always think about what I’m going to eat next even though I’m eating. So I hope you guys will give some love to this series! Thank you!
So a little known fact about me is that I listen to metal music. I know… What a shocker that a Korean girl listens to metal music LOL. There’s not a lot of Asians especially girls who listen to metalcore. It’s really rare to see an Asian at a metal concert since it’s mostly dominated by Caucasians and Latinos. So it gets a little uncomfortable when you’re waiting for the band to start and you see people staring at you. I could just imagine and hear what they’re thinking “Why is there an Asian chick here?” LOL. Funny thing is I wasn’t a metal fan at the beginning though. In fact, I hated metal music to the core. I remember riding in the passenger seat of my friend’s car and he started blasting metal music. The car was vibrating from the bass and I thought I was going to die from embarrassment. I literally tried to slouch down to the floor so I wouldn’t be seen riding in his car. Fast forward to a year later and on August 2017, I became a metal believer.
This past Memorial Day weekend, I went to two different art galleries. The first one is Beyond the Streets, which you could read more about here, and the second is the We Rise pop art gallery. Okay so I went to Beyond the Streets with my friend last Saturday while I went to We Rise by myself the next day. I honestly had no idea both art galleries were on the same street, just two or three blocks away from each other. If I had known I would’ve went to We Rise also with my friend on Saturday. But anyways, my coworker told me about We Rise and said I should go check it out. I wasn’t planning to go since I had to drive to LA again but I decided last minute on Sunday to go but I’m honestly glad that I went. Out of the two art galleries I went, I was able to connect with We Rise more.