Living Life the Wong Way --In Pursuit of Happiness and Food!

Budget Croissants

Budget Croissants

Budget croissants? Is that an oxymoron? Croissants are like the sophisticated baked goods–unlike a common dinner roll after-all. But, yes! I have found some budget croissants! I love fresh-baked croissants! In Paris, the ubiquitous bakeries always have fresh-baked croissants and I still couldn’t get enough. […]

Normandy in Berkeley

Normandy in Berkeley

Living in the Bay Area, we are spoiled by all the variety of food offerings. Berkeley is no exception. We’re still discovering new food places as more and more new places pop up. Today, we ate at one of our favorite Thai restaurant, Imm Thai […]

Elevated Ramen

Elevated Ramen

My family was in Knoxville, TN a few years back and we were craving Asian food. We were surprised to find a ramen place nearby. I should’ve known not to expect authentic ramen when the restaurant name is Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern, but we shouldn’t judge […]

Easy Basic Crêpe Recipe

Easy Basic Crêpe Recipe

There is something about crêpes that have a special place in my heart! Just the smell evokes pleasant memories of my college days. Although crêpes seem like an elevated brunch food for the Francophiles, it was actually a cheap eats for me in my university […]

Sephora Skincare Haul

Sephora Skincare Haul

I love trying out new skincare products and I usually purchase them from Sephora. With their generous return policy, I feel reassured that if the products don’t work out, I can return it. Recently, Sephora started carrying The Ordinary. I’ve heard many positive reviews for […]

Binge Worthy Asian Dramas

Binge Worthy Asian Dramas

A list of recommendations for binge worthy Chinese and Korean Dramas.

Review:  GrandeLASH-MD serum

Review: GrandeLASH-MD serum

I’ve always had puny lashes. They’re stick straight and grow downwards. And my hooded eyes don’t help the situation at all. I’ve tried eyelash extensions and while I loved the look, I did not like the cost or the maintenance of them. It was also […]

Review: Pmel Essence Mascara Base

Review: Pmel Essence Mascara Base

Wow! If you have stick straight lashes that have trouble holding a curl you need to try this! Prior to discovering the Pmel Essence Mascara Base, I’ve always had to use waterproof mascara to hold the curl. While I liked the look, it was very […]

Roth IRA for Minors

Roth IRA for Minors

My daughter started her first part-time job last summer.  I was proud to see her going off to her first interview.  She was nervous. What was she going to say? What was she going to wear? She wanted so much to do well in her […]

Bread Maker

Bread Maker

Doesn’t this brioche bread look delicious? I have a secret. I made it in a bread machine! Yes, it’s fun to take out your frustration on the dough sometimes, but making bread is a laborious task. Sometimes, you just want the bread to magically appear […]