BLOG REVIVAL

The last time I posted on here was back in December. A lot has happened between then and now, which is why this blog fell to the wayside. Today is the first day of spring, and I feel like this is as good a time as any to start posting on here again. I’m shooting for a new post at least once or twice a week, so we’ll see how this goes!

explore: sushirrito

In my random wanderings through San Francisco a few weeks ago, fate directed me towards the coolest and hippest concept restaurant I’ve ever seen: Sushirrito! If you can’t already tell by the name, they make sushi burritos! Initially, I thought it would be typical sushi ingredients wrapped in a tortilla, but it’s essentially just one big sushi roll with unique fillings. So delicious, and so Californian.

Here, I ordered the Mayan Dragon, which features chicken katsu, potatoes, cabbage, pickled cabbage, and spicy curry.

foodstuff 12: cranberry muffins

This is a very delayed post, considering the fact that I made these muffins nearly a month ago, but who’s checking? For some reason, we had two big bags of cranberries in my house and I was tasked with figuring out what to do with them. Naturally, my mind gravitated towards baked goods! I found a recipe for whole wheat muffins online, but made a few small modifications.

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These muffins were very easy to make, and came out delicious! So perfect for a quick grab-and-go breakfast.

explore: civic center farmers’ market

The other day I went gallivanting around San Francisco to celebrate the end of exams. My original intent was to find a certain thrift shop, but my poor sense of direction successfully managed to hinder this attempt. (Slightly) disheartened, I decided to find something else to do; in other words, walk around until I encountered something interesting. Thanks to my aimless wandering, I found myself at the UN Plaza and the home of this lovely farmers’ market!

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It had been a few years since I’d last been to the market, so I was really happy that I managed to get there on a day that it was open. The market has lots of vendors selling little trinkets, jewelry, clothing, and produce. Towards one end of it, there were also a few delicious smelling food trucks. For anyone looking for a place to get their last-minute holiday shopping done, check this place out! The market is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays — rain or shine.

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This week I bought a Holga lens for my Nikon as a sort of (early) Christmas present for myself. As someone who has never really gotten into film, but has always wanted a Holga camera (I will forever regret not getting one when they were only $10 at Urban Outfitters) this lens is great! Now I can get the fun distorted images without the hassle of having to buy film and get it developed. Perfect!

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It’s a bit tricky to get used to it, as it has a fixed focal length of 60mm and an aperture of roughly f/11 (aka it would do best outdoors in the sunlight), but if you ramp up the exposure, shutter speed, and ISO you should be able to get some really cool shots. I can’t wait until I can really take it for a spin!