Sunday, September 14, 2014

the bubble tea travels: Bobabia

Bobabia is one of the newly open bubble tea places. It is located at 271 Baldwin Ave in San Mateo. It's is on the quieter side of San Mateo but still really close to all the busy streets.

Bobabia's focus is on organic teas and they serve snacks too.



Bobabia has two rooms. One is where you order and you can sit and relax. The other room had a DJ and they were playing house music. That part was rather odd to me since I don't really need to be dancing while holding my boba drink.



I had ordered the Bobabia milk tea which was Jasmine Green Milk Tea. My friend ordered the Rose Honey Pomelo Jasmine tea with Aloe. Both drinks were very strong in tea flavor, almost too strong for my liking. The boba was decent, nothing special. What I did like was their sample that they had out, the Matcha milk tea was very good. The staff was nice and welcoming to us. Even though they had made a mistake in our order, they did their best to correct it for us. 

Overall, Bobabia was just okay.  It is a new place so I wouldn't mind coming back to Bobabia but I also would not purposely go out of my way for it. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

thank you....

I have been writing this blog for over two years now and I am very thankful for everything it has brought to me. Unfortunately with my schedule now, it is quite hard for me to be able to write a post every week.  I do not want to quit doing this but it will mean that my posts will be less frequent here. If you do want more frequent postings, I am slightly more active on instagram. If you want to follow me, just click on this link ----> juletsheeeh.

Thank you everyone who has read my blog and commented. I will still be here on the blogosphere, don't worry I will not disappear. If I have time, I will try to post something every other week or at least once a month.

Until next time I shall leave you with my current favorite Kpop song: Super Junior's MAMACITA.
I know the MV is very weird but the song and the beat is very catchy which I like.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

the bubble tea travels: Plentea

Plentea is located in the Financial district on 341 Kearny Street. 

This place is quite hard to get to since it is located in downtown SF. Parking is very hard so it is highly recommended that you take public transportation to get there. The gimmick with this place is that they give you your drink in glass bottles. 


BF and I ordered honey lemon green tea with tapioca and ice milk with caramel pudding. The price for these drinks are high: roughly $5 for one but it is cheaper if you do not want it with the glass bottles. For the price I expected better quality but the drinks were disappointing to me. It lacked flavor the boba was kind of hard.  I will not come back here. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

winding down with summer movies

It is my official last weekend of summer break. Starting Monday, school will be back in session. My hope is that the year will fly by quick and that it will not overwhelm me too much. Is it bad that I am already looking forward to a three day weekend?! So to wind down school starts, of course I went to the movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy

This was the one movie everyone told me that I had to see. Honestly, BF dragged me out of bed so that we could get there for the first showing of the day which resulted in me being half awake during the movie. But I did not fall asleep during it! The movie was filled with nostlagic songs, action, and humor. This is a definite must see if you have not already seen it. It keeps everyone entertained! I almost bought the soundtrack just cause the songs were sooo good!

Lucy

BFF wanted to watch this to see Scarlett Johansson kick ass. The film started off really well and then it got really weird in the middle with a even worse ending. I walked out of the film thinking WTF?! They had a good concept but unfortunately it just did not flow very well. Don't watch this, you will walk out feeling very disappointed.

The Expendables 3

Once again the movie was filled with all star ensemble cast. The first two movies in this series was entertaining so BF and I was looking forward to this one. However sad to say, it was disappointing. The writing was not as good. It had too many characters so there was not enough screen time for everyone and the characters were not developed too well. The only good thing about this movie was how Antonio Banderas made me laugh really hard. I would wait for this movie to come out on DVD or netflix to watch it, not worth going to the theater for. 

Well that wraps up my season of summer movies. I am looking forward to when Sin City 2 opens. I hope it's good!!


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Monthly Faves: July 2014

July flew by too quick for me. Now that it is August, I am busy preparing for a new school year. My head is often filled with grumblings about how fast summer break flew by. =(

Here are some products that I have been enjoying using this month.

from right to left:

Cortizone-10 intensive healing lotion: I kept getting dry patches on my arms but no matter what I did, they wouldn't go away. Finally BF suggested I use this and it finally slowly started to disappear!

Hourglass mineral veil primer: I was able to get a sample size of this from Sephora using my points. I used it during my trip in Hong Kong and liked it. I am still testing it out but so far, I do really like it.

Clinque Acne solutions clearing gel: I forgot my origins spot remover so I picked this up at the airport. It worked just as well as my origins one but just a little bit slower. I also like how it is a bigger size than the Origins one.

Fruits of the Earth Aloe Vera: My skin has been on the fritz lately so I had to go back to using aloe vera everyday on my skin. This has helped calm down my hives. For less than $2, it is not bad at all!

Skindinavia no more shine makeup setting spray: Thank goodness for this spray because without it, I am pretty sure my makeup would have melted away in Hong Kong humidity.


Favorite snack:
I have been obsessed with these two candies that I got in a random supermarket in Hong Kong. It's matcha and black sesame flavor. BF loves the matcha whereas I love the black sesame.

sad thing is that I am slowly running out. =( 

Kpop song of the month: Sistar- Touch My Body Acoustic Version. It's poppy and catchy without being too much. I like the acoustic as well was the original and it never fails to put me in a good mood. 


It's the end of my summer!!! =( 

Friday, August 1, 2014

the bubble tea travels: Craftea

Craftea is a new place that opened up in the Sunset area. It is located at 1353 Taraval Street between 23rd and 24th Ave (It's actually closer to 24th). The place is pretty small with only being able to hold roughly 20 people.


As you can see from above, their menu prices range from $3+. They do have specialty tea drinks as well as the classic milk teas. Similar to T-pumps, you can adjust your drink's sweetness level.

Our order consisted of The Sunset and Oolong Milk tea with Honey boba.



The Sunset was pretty good. I liked how they added bits of lychee into the drink. The Oolong milk tea was not bad either. It had good flavor and tea was not overpowering. The honey boba was a bit too hard for my liking but I could taste the honey. The place is small but they do have seating and board games for you to play to pass your time. The prices are a bit high for the drinks but I do not mind visiting this place again. I look forward to my next visit to Craftea to try of their drinks.


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hong Kong

How should I describe Hong Kong? My initial impression, it felt like Chinatown x1000. Just a tip: definitely go with a local person who knows the area well.  They can take you to all the good places to eat. Here are some highlights from my trip...keep in mind it is mostly food related....LOL...

Started off my trip with eating porridge and rice noodles for breakfast


Then we went to eat tortoise jelly. It was my first time trying it, so I was extremely nervous.


One of the things I had to see on my list was to visit the Studio Ghibli store. Luckily I found it at LCX at Harbor City Mall. Needless to say, I almost wanted to buy everything in that store.



Luckily while I was in town there was a Studio Ghibli exhibit at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. The museum was crowded and for good reason. The exhibit was amazing! Each drawing was so meticulous and I was in awe of it.


I did end up going to the peak.  It was a nice place to relax and take a breather.


I was on the hunt for curry fish balls! Luckily one of my students recommended this place. They made fish balls in the form of siu mai and also regular curry fish balls.



of course we cannot forget about dessert!!


I was also able to get some wonton noodles and pickled pigs feet.


Night view of Hong Kong and the Snoopy display in front of Harbor City.



My favorite buns: taro and green onion. It seemed like I always had a bun with me while I was out.


On our way to see the Big Buddha, we ended up buying a package ticket which included transportation to see one of the last fishing villages, Dai Oh.




I shall leave you all with one of my most favorite meals from Yee Shun Milk Company: double layer milk pudding, ham and egg sandwich, spam macaroni.




I know this was a picture heavy post but I hope you all enjoyed looking at them!