Originally from San Leandro, California. Formative years were spent as a cashier, stocker and closer for a family business located in Oakland, Chinatown. Some things I miss that I never thought I would? Open markets, butcher shops with duck hanging in the window, the smell of an apothecary, hugging my folks.

Always wanted to start a blog but always felt too embarrassed or insignificant to follow through. Here’s another try!