Make It Rain Blossoms

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Ainhi and I went biking again the other day. I showed her this alleyway that I pass by all the time on the way to work and we made it rain a little bit =)

Have a great weekend everyone! Get out and enjoy the nice weather!

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Flowers and Alleyways

The weather is getting nice so the biking is going to start up again! Last weekend, Ainhi and I decided to explore Northern Liberty’s – mostly looking down alleyways for interesting houses, trees or doors. I wouldn’t even be able to tell you if you asked me what streets we were on. When we got to an intersection we would ask “left or right”, look down both ways and choose the one that looked more interesting.

At one point we ran into a photographer sitting by an arrangement of beautiful flowers. She asked us to help her with her shot by biking by a few times. (Photo above is not what she intended – that’s just us being silly.)

Our last “photoshoot” location was near South Street. I made Ainhi run and jump around in her komoto that made her look like she was flying or it was really windy. We were originally heading there to get cheese fries but by the time we were done with pictures we just wanted to go home. The photo being taken in the first photo I took of Ainhi.

Night In, Day Out

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Friday night was a relaxing night in consisting of take-out, movies from when we were growing up like The Lizzie McGuire Movie & Spice Girl’s Spice World. We also wanted to do arts & crafts but didn’t want to go buy supplies so we colored instead.

Lots of high school memories were also brought back up. Some more clear than others but all definitely funny.

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The weather finally felt nice enough for us to go biking yesterday. Ainhi & I wanted to bike & she wanted brunch so I Yelped a place & we ended up at Honey Sit-n-Eat an interestingly decorated corner shop with a few bike racks outside. The food was pretty good & very filling! I’ve been really into fish tacos lately and that was a great choice here! The fish came out hot & the chipotle mayo sauce was delicious!!

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We wanted to digest so we walked our bikes a bit afterwards. We came across an awesome mural/drawing of Big Foot lounging on a bench and wanted to take pictures. There were 4 people there that were hovering around their phones and the first thing that popped into my head was that they were playing Ingress! So I pulled out my phone to see if I needed to defend any portals. Ainhi on the other hand went over & asked if they were playing but they were actually just taking a picture. He asked if we wanted him to take our picture for us & in return, we’d take one for them. Turns out he’s a photographer & showed us how to pose (photo above).

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We found a few other places that had some nice murals/drawings & stopped to take pictures.

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And since the kids haven’t gone out to play much lately, I decided to take them to FDR to play tennis. Everyone else seemed to have the same idea since all the courts were taken! So we took a few pictures on the lake & left.

Anyone else miss anything because of the weather?

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Outside Lately

Last Saturday (09/28) was another nice bike day but with Scott, James & Mary instead. We were able to bike around Kelly Drive right before they opened up the 2nd half to traffic.

Campus Philly was also the same day so after a nice bike ride we got a bunch of free stuff and ate at the food trucks. I got a giant burrito from
Dessert was at Reading Terminal’s Bassett’s Ice Cream where they ended up getting free ice cream because Scott’s high school friend works there. Yay to free stuff! ^o^

After biking home, I saw my cousins about to head out biking to a near by park to collect leaves for their science project so Scott & I joined.

Hung & Khang came to bike afterwards to a block party that was really lame so we biked to Chinatown for takoyaki and to Franklin Square where it got dark so I got sick the following day; which happened to be a day I had to do lion dance for China’s birthday.

Thursday night (10/03) was Chinatown’s Night Market which the boyfriend was super excited about because he’s been trying this grilled cheese truck for a year now! Sadly, he was pretty disappointed; as was I when trying a mac&cheese truck; a taco stand was good though.

Friday night (10/04) the boyfriend & I went to the Somo Present: The Ride Tour concert. He is a YouTube singer I discovered through the boyfriend. He does a lot of covers but puts his own twists to it. He also has a few really good songs.┬áHis voice is amazing and the way he changes the songs he covers makes me like the songs when I orginially don’t.

Kids Day

Yesterday (10/05) was too hot to go biking so I took the kids out instead; although we ended up doing all outdoor things.

Franklin Square was our first stop where the kids played minigolf and see all discovered that we do not have the minigolf gene. XP

PYT to fill those empty tummies; boyfriend was invited to this.

I wanted to take them to the Dragon Boat Festival but we couldn’t find it. Since they mentioned never playing tennis before and my tennis stuff was in the trunk, I brought them to FDR to try it out; playground afterwards.

Was a very nice day with the kids but would be so much nicer if it wasn’t so hot! It’s suppose to be Fall!! >=O

Today was another tennis day with the kids but this time Wes was invited. He took a few swings but missed every time so pretty much gave up on tennis. He did really enjoy the playground though.

Spend as much time with the kids as possible; before they all grow up and don’t enjoy the simple things in life.

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Peddle Peddle :: Food to Share

Another Saturday of perfect weather for biking!

First stopped by Dad’s place to fix his printer then on the way to The Oval, stopped by City Hall & Love Park.

Also stopped by and took some pictures outside the Rodin Museum that I’ve walked, biked and drove by many times but never knew it was a museum! Next time, we are going to check out the inside.

We went to The Oval and tried 3 of the 4 food trucks. The boyfriend came later in and tired the last one. My favorite were the sweet potato tacos and the Faji BBQ. The truck with the Faji BBQ, Soupervan, provides a meal to the local soup kitchen for every meal that you get! Great cause and great customer service.

On our way home, I noticed my bike was getting harder to pedal so I stopped by Ken’s place where the boyfriend and Ken helped Ainhi & I fill the tires.

Went home and an hour later the boyfriend picked me up to go to Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival! There were many more food trucks there but the ones at The Oval actually sounded better. We did try a few places (Taco Mondo, pina coladas, The Cow and The Curd) but nothing really stood out. We also got $2 sweets from Susie’s Sweets Bakery and lots of free chips from other people.

Finally, stopped by Performance Bikes so boyfriend could look at bikes and test them out.

Very eventful day! Lots of sun, fun & food!