My Burton Escapade bindings

Noooooo! When I pulled out my bindings from their box last year in preparation for a snow trip, pieces of plastic were falling off. I flip the binding over, and the bottom part of the gas pedal was falling apart.  It didn't affect my ride so much, but it was definitely unstable and the feeling … Continue reading My Burton Escapade bindings

My blog is victoriapark.blog

I'm sure it's obvious from the URL, but for those who lack attention to detail, my domain (site URL) has changed from vparkhere.com to victoriapark.blog!  Expect more consistent updates about my life and my past and future travels.  I am going to jet off in under two weeks, so keep your eyeballs peeled for some … Continue reading My blog is victoriapark.blog

Fitbrick Surge

The Fitbit Surge really isn't so bad, it's a nifty device and there are a lot of features a stats-hungry athlete would love. It just takes getting used to. Automattic made an announcement that all of its employees would be able to receive a Fitbit of his/her choice. Cue a sudden uptick in Google searches for … Continue reading Fitbrick Surge

Hiking at Castle Rock

At 10 AM this morning, I was at Castle Rock State Park.  The weather was dreary, it was forecasted to have light rain showers throughout the day with a humidity of 90%.  I was tired from the night before, but with a full breakfast under my belt and the promise of hanging out with friends, … Continue reading Hiking at Castle Rock

Burgers at St. John’s

On Saturday, I decided to head over to a popular burger joint near Sunnyvale Costco to fulfill my two-week long craving. It's nothing gourmet, just a bit more upscale than a fast food restaurant. I decided with my friend beforehand that if we weren't satisfied by the burgers we could always finish things off with … Continue reading Burgers at St. John’s

Working in Belize

I went to Belize for work.  And yes you should be jealous. So for those of you who don't track my every movement, I was recently hired as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic.  A what?  Where?  You spelled automatic wrong. My job title is quite literal; I do my best to engineer happiness for our … Continue reading Working in Belize

Weekend in DTLA

I haven't been back in LA since I graduated college, and this weekend did not disappoint in capturing the perfect weekend-in-LA experience. This was largely due to the fantastic food that my friend and host for the weekend introduced to me. I was exhausted on my Flyaway shuttle ride to LAX from Union Station, but … Continue reading Weekend in DTLA

Color Me Rad 5K – Never Again

For the first (and last) time I participated in the Color Me Rad Run, held at Great America. It's a 5K run where people throw packets of colored corn starch at each other and have a jolly time getting as colorful and dirty as possible. You end up with colored powder in every possible crevice … Continue reading Color Me Rad 5K – Never Again

Sweet Tomatoes twice in 4 days

Sweet Tomatoes is one of the few American restaurants my family will frequent, when we deign to eat out.  We're strictly a Korean, Italian, or burger restaurant family, so pretty much the generic pastas and burgers with a dash of Asian cuisine.  My parents are rather health-conscious nowadays, so Sweet Tomatoes is in line with their … Continue reading Sweet Tomatoes twice in 4 days