Month: March 2013

The Midnight Hike

Last night my friend and I decided to conquer Mission Peak…under the werewolf moon. The hike started approximately 11:30 PM and was conquered by 2:15 AM. I was extremely excited to take epic photos; the city lights make for some delicious bokeh. But amidst all the excitement was probably one of the most difficult things I’ve conquered this year. I love hiking, and over time the Mission Peak hike gradually got easier. But when you combine a 4 mile hike that inclined consistently in the dark and midnight freezing weather mixed with an elevation breeze that brought in rain, it’s a whole different story. With that in mind, it was extremely difficult to take photos, even with a tripod. My legs gave out on me, my hands and feet were pretty much frozen by the 4th checkpoint, and my breathing was difficult. By the final trail before the victory pole, I was pretty much a zombie; everything including my senses were numb. But once I touched that pole, I was brought back to life by the breathtaking view. I was …

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Went to go check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium with Anna. It’s been awhile since I was last here, not since my sophomore year in high school. When I was younger I always came to the aquarium with my family. I always found the trip to be moderately fun, as I was more of a thrill-seeker. But coming back as a college student with the intention of actually wanting to be at the aquarium, I was able to appreciate the underwater wildlife and all its beauty that it had to offer. It was a refreshing trip that sparked the start of my spring break.  

SJ Mini Market

Had a chance to check out the SJ Made Mini Market last night with a few friends. It was great seeing all sorts of local start-ups and retailers come together and share the good vibes on a Friday night. “Through creative partnerships, Start Up San Jose builds a model for encouraging innovative start-ups, studios and retailers to START UP SHOP in San Jose.”