July 4th
2015
written by Cleone
Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon

Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon

Lately, I have been seeing brussels sprouts everywhere on menus. Not so much in Hawaii, but more so on the mainland. I don’t really have any memories eating brussels sprouts growing up, since it is non-existent in Chinese cooking, but I always thought they looked like cute little cabbages. I didn’t know much about brussels sprouts except that kids all across America hated this vegetable. (more…)

March 24th
2015
written by Cleone
View from the top

View from the top

My mom and two of my aunts were visiting Hong Kong earlier this month and emailed pictures of the hikes they were doing every day. I had no idea there were so many hiking trails in Hong Kong. When I was in college and spent my summers interning in the Tax Department at Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers, I stayed within the boundaries of this vertical metropolis and spent my free time exploring the concrete jungle. After I saw the photos my mom sent, I decided I wanted to hop on a plane and hike Hong Kong. (more…)

January 25th
2015
written by Cleone
On the way to FiFi beach

On the way to FiFi beach

On my last day in Guam, we hung out near Tumon Bay, which is where the hotels on the beach are situated. After the last hotel on the strip, there is a road that goes down to the beach. Down at the beach, to the left is the Beach Bar and to the right is a pathway to walk to FiFi beach. The pathway is not paved but there is a fence built for part of the path so people won’t fall over the cliff while they walk over the scraggly rocks. Katja says the pathway was built about 2 years ago because the last time she was there, she had to walk through the waters to go around the bend to reach FiFi. (more…)

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