I'm so easy to find/stalk/follow online.
Maybe I should have an online alias.
Hm. brb.
Fake Name Generator says....

Yumia Oomori.

What if my first name was Oo. That'd be cool.
and what if my last name was Ah.
Oo Ah.
hehehe. I'm so easily amused.

Happy Friday.




So I had been growing and eating this bright red/purple and green leaf, not knowing the name of it, just calling it lettuce...

...I just found out it's swiss chard!


Hello world, I grow fancy swiss chard!

I'll take pictures of it with my bb this weekend. :)



Dear Chives,
I worried about you for a forever of 30 days. I thought that that one time I klutzily and quickly watered (read: flooded) you, it loosened the soil too much and thus disturbed your roots. You looked like you didn’t have enough rigidity to self-support yourself. You were thin and frail. Alas! You have straightened up! And you’ve added a little bit more meat to you skinny frame. Yay!

Dear Seeds,
You weren’t budding fast enough. So I planted ALL of you! I think I overdid it. I now have too many (but very cute) buds and too little pots.

Dear Lettuce Variety,
I was afraid that once I snapped some of your leaves off to eat with my steak, you wouldn’t be able to replenish yourself. I held my breath as I gingerly snapped each leaf, one by one. I prayed that your leaves would come back. I made peace with myself that if they didn’t, I would be okay with it. What a miracle that they grew back!!

Dear Tomatoes,

I’m worried about you. You’re the only one that carries some yellowish leaves. Too much light perhaps? I will try moving you away from the sun.

Dear Italian Basil,
My first. YOU SMELL SOOOOO GOOD. I love combing my hand through your little leaves and then smelling your bright fragrance on my fingers.

Dear Thai Basil,
GROW! Faster! You can do it! yayyyy.

Dear Pepper Variety,
When will I see my first pepper? You’ve been all leaves for a really long time now. Come on out, peppers! Don’t be shy. I don’t bite. haha j/k. Of course I’ll bite! And I will fulfill your destiny!

Dear Garden,
Thanks for reminding me every day (or every other day) of how simple and beautiful life is. Thanks for indulging my nuturing needs.




I met up with lovely Victoria of {p&t} in Silverlake today to discuss pretty things, like craft booths, pen pals of far off lands, and new life endeavors. Our main reason for meeting up was actually because I wanted the talented Miss Victoria to create customized Thank You and Miss You cards for many of the people in the world who I thank and miss. It's an understatement to say that I am estactic! I can't wait to share with you the final creation. :)

I know customized cards can be pricey, but one) I am supporting a friend (who is a local artist), two) I will be able to express my love for others through these personalized cards and three) they will be one of a kind!


While waiting for Vivacious Victoria in Silverlake, I tried Yerba Maté for the first time (I do love trying new things), and I tried it the traditional way.

Supposedly, this is how they drink it in the jungles of South America. It's supposed to revitalize your spirit and refresh your body. It's earthy and leafy. It provides natural caffeine.

Sounds dandy.

But my unrefined tastebuds could not handle it. I couldn't like it. I really tried. I tried 3 cups plain. Even after 5 bags of Splenda, it tasted like sweetened bitter, dirty hay.

I set it aside, and started watching the people who walked in...


Casbah Café

Only in L.A.,
at a hipster, artsy cafe in Silverlake

Oh wait.
They’re playing Billie Holiday.
That’s nice.
Lover Man.
Not my favorite song of Lady Day’s,
but awesome nonetheless.


Only in L.A…
does the door of a hipster cafe


one by one
a gang of road warriors,
a pack of asphalt leather clad,
heavy moustached, heavy booted, heavy chained,
six foot tattooed giants

saunter in


order oriental princess tea,
chai lattes
and spinach quiches.


Have a wonderful day, wherever and whoever you may be!