Uprooting.

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this tree, ‘be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:6)   One weekend in February, my friends and I were exploring around downtown San Diego, when we randomly stumbled upon a temple in the neighborhood with a lovely view of the ocean. We explored the grounds a bit, since the actual temple was …

Cup of Tea #3

Welcome to CUP OF TEA, a bi-monthly post/link-up where I highlight some of the best content I’ve found on the World Wide Web. From inspiration, to intriguing articles, current events, stories, things I find amusing (re: my odd sense of humor), and the quirkiest social trends. Just my cup of tea. So far in the month of February, Beyoncé has performed at the Super Bowl halftime show, released a new single (and proclaimed her love of hot sauce!), …

A step back in time for Valentine’s Day

It’s probably the most cliché of American holidays, but Ian and I couldn’t wait to celebrate Valentine’s Day as it’s our first one together. By a miracle, and at the very last minute, we booked a reservation to the new special afternoon tea at the Disneyland Hotel. Turns out the popular restaurant, Steakhouse 55, is entirely booked for the actual weekend of Feb. 14, so we decided to celebrate a week early. (The restaurant …

The 40-Day Lenten Blogging Challenge

I’ll say this in my best Ned-Stark-from-Game-of-Thrones voice: Lent is coming. For most people in the US, this is an annual thing where Catholics walk around with weird black letter T’s on their foreheads, and they start exercising for a few weeks and frequent McDonald’s for their yearly Filet-O-Fish sandwich on Fridays. But for practicing Catholics, it’s a time of somber reflection and spiritual renewal, representing the 40 days in which Jesus …

Cup of Tea #2

Welcome to CUP OF TEA, a bi-monthly post/newsletter where I highlight some of the best content I’ve found on the World Wide Web over the week(s). From inspiration, to intriguing articles, things I find amusing (re: my odd sense of humor), and the quirkiest social trends. Just my cup of tea. It’s been a while, so a bit of a lengthier post today!