The City of Angels

While the weather in Boston was still freezing in April, I took a weekend off to L.A. with a few friends. Finally I got the chance to put on shorts and summer dresses after suffering from seven months of coldness. The delicious sunshine in L.A. makes everything so enjoyable especially when you are hanging out with friends. Driving on the Melrose Avenue, watching people living their own L.A. stories, life is so heavenly wonderful.

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” 
― William W. Purkey 

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Especially thanks to my friend Anderson Cheng and his family’s hospitality. Our times in L.A. wouldn’t be so great without you.

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San Francisco Freelancers

The endless snow in Boston can be a little frustrating. It is time for us to fly across the country and pay a short visit to Cali.

Just as how different the lyrics of Boston by Augustana and California by Phantom Planet are, Boston and California are two widely different places. Although San Francisco was raining the whole weekend, we were still drenched by its beauty. The rugged seashore at Fisherman Wharf, the winding roads to Golden Gate Bridge, the dots of lights on the hills at down… The artistry side of San Francisco did not fade away in the rain.

I would not say taking photographs in the rain was a pleasant experience. But we still managed to seize some nice moments, especially while having brunch… Two tips for you guys, please make sure you try the French Toast at Olea (30 minutes waiting in the rain was no biggie for food lovers!) and the blue bottled coffee! Another highlight of the trip was our visit to Facebook and Google Headquarters located in Menlo Park. We were fascinated by the ubiquitous creativity, freedom, diversity, boldness of their company culture. After our visit, Facebook became our dream company and we want to be IT geeks!

This trip would not be so awesome without our friends who drove us around and accompanied us throughout the weekend. Special thanks to Tan, Xiaoyu, Jiesi, Yu and Yoyo.

Let us end this trip with California.

“We’ve been on the run

Driving in the sun

Looking out for number one

California here we come

Right back where we started from”
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