A common and most popular question people in Philly love to ask us is, “why did you leave Los Angeles?” When they say this phrase, it usually comes out as “WHY did you leave Los Angeles?” It’s as if we came to Philadelphia by force. Although I love Los Angeles, I had no idea how great the city really is compared to the rest of the United States! Not to brag, but Los Angeles (California in general) really is a great city, even Philadelphians agree!
The top 3 things that I miss about Los Angeles that cannot compare to anywhere else.
1. The weather! I took you for granted city of Angels. =(. You gave me 65-75 degree weather most year round and a dry summer and a mild faux winter. Philadelphia has 4 great seasons, but the summer is ridiculously humid, and the winter is terrifyingly cold.
2. In-N-Out! Never has there ever been a more satisfying, inexpensive, and respectable burger than In-N-Out’s. Not only is in-n-out great, LA is the hub of delicious food! You can’t get good Mexican food anywhere other than states that touch Mexico! Not to mention how much variety of good food we have here!
3. The terrain (not the traffic though =()! Although I didn’t take advantage of it, I really appreciated how many adventures you could have in LA. You could go to the beach and the mountains in the same day.
4. Friends and Family! I said 3, but this one just pertains to me personally! I miss you all! And Happy Birthday to my best friend of 14 years, Debong!
Today was a gloomy day and that’s why I thought about how much I miss Los Angeles and its sunny weather. Here is a photo I took of the city (Philadelphia).
Every morning, I wake up at 6:30am and see the sunrise from this view. Everyday it rises at slightly different times and although I miss the sunsets in LA, God has given me joy through these sunrises. It’s a little bit of hope, that this cold winter season will disappear and I can frolic in the warmer weather! It’s really beautiful to see the sun peak out through the buildings and color the sky red. I feel like February and March are months that go by slowly and we’re just in anticipation for some sunny days. Or at least I am. So here’s to many more days staring out my window and hoping for warmer weather!
As for some updates, Victor has about 4 months left of his first year of medical school. February and March are supposed to be his busiest months of the school year with a bunch of finals so we’re both excited for this season to be over. Although it seems like he’s always studying, we make sure to have dinner dates and to go out once in a while. I think it’s super important in a relationship to still have fun and enjoy everyday by doing something different!
Here are a few photos of us on our dates
Going out on a casual date, trying to be obnoxiously cute with twinsies outfit
For Victor’s 24th birthday, I took him on a surprise dinner to Butcher & Singer, a steakhouse that Victor had been raving about for months.
For Valentine’s Day, Victor took me out to Victor’s Cafe, a restaurant where all the waiters are classically trained in opera. It was such a fun dinner, listening to people sing Happy Birthday on opera mode and the food was super good.
Victor took me to a fundraising concert event for Pediatric Aids. I have a feeling this won’t be the last fundraising event we’ll be going to! I’m super excited to get involved in more community events and fundraising opportunities that relate to the medical field.
P.S. One night Victor and I had a conversation about having kids. I was worried that if we ever had kids, Victor would never wake up in the middle of the night to feed them or take care of them. His response? He said he’s going to have an automated machine where it throws food into the baby’s mouth. Seriously? He is ridiculous and crazy. Imagine how messy and how terrifying that would be for my future little babies. Note to self: Don’t take Victor’s parenting advice!