May 2016 Highlights

May was also a crazy good month.

Carlsbad Flower Fields

First time here! The weather had been pretty gloomy all day, but Amy knew it would turn around and–sure enough–the sun popped out at around 3pm and we were able to take great photos with the flower fields and my mom’s DLSR.

Glamping at Anza-Borrego 

Short weekend trip to go fake camping in Anza-Borrego! See more about my visit here.

Concerts and Shows

This month, I went to see The Chainsmokers/Gwen Stefani/Mike Posner/Ariana Grande/Flo Rida and other pop artists at the 9.33 Summer Kickoff Concert at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Motion City Soundtrack at the House of Blues, Yuna at the Casbah, and Tiesto and Martin Garrix at Omnia.

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I had good standing room at all the performances and everyone killed it. It’s great living in a city with so many reasonably priced shows happening so frequently. I must say, though, I do prefer the non-mainstream/pop shows more – the tweens at the 9.33 Summer Kickoff were incredibly annoying and I didn’t feel compelled to sing along to the overplayed songs on the radio.

Amy’s Graduation

My lil’ sis graduated from San Diego State University!

UCSD Alumni Club – Feeding America

I volunteered and hung out with the members of the UCSD Alumni Club San Diego chapter for the first time and it was a lot of fun peeling onions at Feeding America and drinking beer at AleSmith. If you’re an alum in SD, go meet them at their next event! Facebook or web. (They also have chapters in other cities.)

Weekend Trip to Mexico

Saturday: Stayed at an Airbnb near Playas Tijuana. Checked out the border, missed Bernie Sanders by about 30 minutes-1 hour, ate oysters and fish taco by the beach, checked out the really nice boardwalk and a cool EDM event they had going on, Brazilian bbq at Mr. Pampas, drinks on Avenida Revolucion.

Sunday: Drove to Ensenada, lobster and shopping at Puerto Nuevo, drove back to the border. Yuge mistake coming back on a Sunday, with an invigorating 5 hour wait at the border crossing.

Hollywood at La Jolla Playhouse

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Another set of $20 under 30 tickets, at La Jolla Playhouse. I wish I had known about ticket specials while I was a student – I probably would have seen more productions while at UC San Diego. Although these cheaper tickets are limited to the last two rows, it’s such a small intimate theater that we were able to see the entire show with no problems at all.

The show itself was also great, with a lot of humor and drama.

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christinaluu93

UC San Diego grad with a double major in Economics and International Business. I was born and raised in sunny San Diego, but I love to travel (and eat) around the world.

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