Harry Potter and the Cursed Child the Play in San Francisco!

So the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed to San Francisco this October through May of next year.  Pre-sale tickets started on Tuesday and today tickets have officially opened to the public.  Well, I didn’t get tickets on Tuesday like I’d hoped and then tried again on Wednesday with no luck. But today, I tried one more time and finally scored some tickets!  Woohoo!

I can’t believe how far out I have to wait for the show though.  Most of the early months have already been sold out so I just randomly clicked on available dates for May 2020 and I got the tickets that I wanted.  Ok, so I’m not a crazy die hard Harry Potter fan, although I did line up at midnight for the release of book 7, but I wasn’t willing to spend more than the cheapest seats available for the play.  I’m sure the really expensive seats are still up for grabs though.  So for those interested, now’s your chance!

Ok, now I need to get my hands on the book and start reading.

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Reviving the Love for Movie Watching in Theaters – Showplace ICON Theatres

It’s been awhile since we’ve gone to the movies.  When my husband and I were boyfriend and girlfriend, our favorite pastime was going to the movies.  Since getting married, we hardly ever go and when we do, it’s usually for blockbuster movies like Avengers, Thor, or even Star Wars.  I think in general, movie-going has waned because prices have gone through the roof despite the same movie-going experience. That is until the reclining seats came into the mix.  I’m lucky to live by 2 movie theaters offering these lovely seats, and it seems reclining seats are becoming a standard movie-going experience, at least here in the Bay.  But now the new theater in town, called Showplace ICON, boasts of reclining seats with a heat warming option.  Yes folks, heat warming!  I just love the innovation happening right now.  I mean thank you to whoever allowed such a neat feature to be put in place, because usually I’m freaking cold in the theaters.  But it gets better.  The Showplace ICON in Mountain View offers food service that is much more than your standard hot dog, nachos, or popcorn fare.  They offer real meals with the option of eating at a table or while watching your movie.  It does get pricey though, and you can easily spend an arm and leg for this experience.  But don’t fret because they also offer Tuesday night specials where all movies are priced for $6 each ticket.  And it’s such a steal because normal ticket prices are $18 a pop.  So for those interested, check out an Icon theater and enjoy a movie in comfort!

We recently watched the movie Alita.  Please feel free to share the latest movie you saw in theaters and comment about your experience below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Ken Jeong Comedy Show in Stockton, CA

So my husband and I saw Ken Jeong’s comedy show in Stockton last night.  We saw Kevin Hart last year and Fluffy the year before that.  Ken Jeong’s show happened to pop up in my Inbox so we gave him a chance.

He’s pretty hilarious.  If you don’t know who he is, he’s in all the Hangover movies and the latest movie, Crazy Rich Asians.  Last night his show was pretty much the same thing as his Netflix special except the audience kept heckling him so much that it turned impromptu.  Toward the end he let the audience ask him medically related questions, which he responded in a roast.

I was surprised to see a diverse crowd thinking I’d mostly see Asians, but I was wrong.  It was a mixed crowd of hecklers.  The venue itself is beautiful though, which so happens to be listed on the National Register of Historical Places.  Just look at the picture below, drop dead gorgeous.

I am so glad to be seeing Asian Americans doing comedy.  We only have a few famous ones out there – to name a few there’s Ali Wong, Jo Koy, Hasan Minaj, and Aziz Ansari.  Thank goodness for Netflix or else we wouldn’t know of these great comedians!

BLACKPINK North American Tour!

Did anyone else see BLACKPINK’s performance on Good Morning America and the Stephen Colbert Show?!  They did great!

Apparently, they announced on The Stephen Colbert show their North American tour, which I just checked out and am bummed to know they aren’t headed to the Bay Area.  Also, most of their shows are on a Wednesday night, which isn’t something my husband and I can just take off because we have jobs and other responsibilities to tend to during the week.

For those interested in seeing them perform, below are their tour dates:

April 17 — The Forum, Los Angeles, California
April 24 — Allstate Arena Chicago, Illinois
April 27 — Firstontario Centre Hamilton, Ontario
May 1 — Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
May 5 — Infinite Energy Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
May 8 — Forth Worth convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Don’t forget that they’re also performing in Coachella.  Unfortunately, those tickets are already sold out though.

Another 3-day Weekend for the U.S.

Hello!  Just dropping in to say hey it’s been awhile!

I am so excited for another 3-day weekend!  Work hasn’t been too crazy so I haven’t had to crave time off like I did last year.  However, I am excited to take advantage of the long weekend and use it to build more content for this blog.  We are planning to see a comedy show on Friday, which is exciting because our last date night was a month ago when we saw a Kpop show in San Francisco.  This time the comedy show is in Livermore, which will make the drive a nightmare because of traffic, but also an adventure since we don’t go there that often.  Other than that, we plan to drive around aimlessly and go where our hearts desire.  Please stay tuned for future pictures and content around the Bay Area!

As for a life update, lately, it’s been raining over here and from weather forecasts it doesn’t look to be letting up.  It’s definitely stopped me from taking walks outside and halted my husband from de-cluttering his mom’s garage. YES, it’s still a mess.  But a little less so than before.  Unfortunately, she’ll be coming back this Tuesday from the Philippines so the idea of thoroughly cleaning her garage will stall unless both are ready to come to an agreement as to what can stay or be trashed.

Anyway, please stay tuned for future content!

 

 

Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, Washington

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This was kind of a cool place to explore back in November last year.  My dad lives on Whidbey Island and his wife gave us a little tour around Fort Casey, which is a Washington State Park and historic district.  It was really cool getting to see old historical bunkers and how they form into the landscape.  We didn’t get to explore much of the grounds, but from what I gather, on a sunny day this place looks awesome for a picnic.  The park boasts of 999 acres of land so there is definitely a lot to explore.

For those visiting Seattle, I would recommend doing a day trip to one of Washington’s surrounding islands.  Whidbey Island is a cute Navy town, but there are others like San Juan Islands or Orca for whale watching and/or kayaking.

 

January 2019 Favorites

This isn’t travel related, again, but I love watching monthly favorites from Youtubers.  So I thought I’d do the same thing in this blog post.

January was actually a good month for us despite the government shutdown.  Thankfully, we were not affected.  My mother-in-law flew to the Philippines for vacation and initially we were concerned TSA would be a problem, but surprisingly, my MIL went threw security fairly quickly and had no problems at all.

But anyway, some of my favorites in January would be:

  • The fact that I was only sick for the first week of January and not the whole month like last year calls for attention.  Last year, I couldn’t even leave our apartment to go on walks because I was coughing for two months.
  • Seeing the kpop group Winner in San Francisco.  I’m hooked on Kpop and can’t wait to see more shows this year.  We wanted to see Red Velvet in February but the tickets in L.A. sold out quickly.  They did add another show, but prices are selling for $172 a person.  We’re hoping to see Blackpink though so fingers crossed they perform in Cali.
  • Paris Baguette’s blueberry scone.  For those who live near a Paris Baguette, I highly recommend you try their blueberry scone.  It’s so good you won’t regret it!  It’s definitely a modern take on scones.
  • Harrod’s Online.  I wasn’t planning to buy a designer bag anytime soon, but when I saw how much Harrod’s was selling a few designer bags for a couple of hundred dollars less than the same bag sold here in the U.S., I jumped at the opportunity.  It was my first purchase ever outside the country and I was on pins and needles waiting for my bag to arrive.  I didn’t know anything about paying customs duty, but thankfully Harrod’s takes care of all that.  At least for U.S. customers.  All in all, my bag took a week until it arrived at my doorstep, and because of such an easy transaction, I plan to buy more from Harrod’s in the future.