2022: Explore Early 20th Century Wealth at Planting Fields Arboretum

If you want to see how the wealthy lived on Long Island during the early 20th century, look no further than at Planting Fields Arboretum! (Note: A couple of weeks ago, I visited this place with my friends, wearing our Ancient Greek costumes. This is what I've learned while exploring this arboretum.) A Bit of … Continue reading 2022: Explore Early 20th Century Wealth at Planting Fields Arboretum

2022: Celebrating My Pup Mahal’s Second Birthday

Happy Birthday to my pup Mahal! He's two years old now, and according to doggie years, he's an adult. I've had him since November 2020. And I hope to cherish him for a decade! Mahal in Tagalog means "love" and "expensive." (He can be pretty expensive sometimes, haha.) In Hindi, it means "palace" or "living … Continue reading 2022: Celebrating My Pup Mahal’s Second Birthday

2022: When Visiting a Buddhist Temple

This Buddhist Temple called Vajiradhammapadip Temple is close to my hometown. I often go here for the Thai Faire. And each time I enter, it always feels magical and tranquil inside. (FYI: Buddhism also has three main branches. This particular temple is part of the Theravāda Branch.) So these are some of the things that you … Continue reading 2022: When Visiting a Buddhist Temple

Review: Súp: Vietnamese Pho & Grill

Several afternoons ago, my mom and I enjoyed dining inside this new Vietnamese Pho & Grill Restaurant called Súp in Stony Brook. It was also my first-time experiencing Vietnamese Food. Indoor Decor When you first walk into the restaurant, it feels sophisticated and tranquil. The lights are dimmed, yet the sunlight breaks through the tall … Continue reading Review: Súp: Vietnamese Pho & Grill