Showing posts from January, 2020

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland- Is it worth the hype? + Lunar New Year at DCA 2020

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim has been open for about half a year, and I finally got to check it out, as well as Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure (DCA) when I went this past weekend for my friend Betty's birthday. My take on Star Wars: Immersive & Expensive  Right now, the hip new thing at Star Wars land is the Rise of the Resistance attraction. People go to DLand at 6 AM just for a chance to get on the ride. Essentially you go to the park at opening and bid against thousands to get a boarding pass (See Micechat  guide ). We went pretty early, getting to the parking lot around 8:20 AM, and the boarding passes were already out. Apparently they went out the first minute. Star Wars land was still open, so we checked it out in the afternoon. If you enter from the side of Critter Country, the entrance isn't as epic, but you pass by the Rise of the Resistance entrance where lots of people will be. The structures

Dear Evan Hansen: a personal and profound musical about life

Dear Evan Hansen has won 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 2017, and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Album. (And for Pitch Perfect fans - Evan Hansen was originally portrayed by Ben Platt, who is also great in Netflix's The Politician). What is it about? "A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have." Evan Hansen is an awkward teen in high school, and this musical touches on themes such as family, relationships, mental health, loneliness, and fitting in. Is it worth the hype? I saw a Broadway on Tour production in Sacramento, and I enjoyed the story and music. I got chills during some of the groups numbers and some of the scenes were very emotional, intense, and impactful. It isn't just your typical Broadway show, but tries to be relatable with "modern life" moments - i.e. growing up with social media in school. Ultimately, the show and story are about trying to

New Year, New Decade - Happy 2020, Notes to Self for the New Year

Inspired by my friend Melanie's note to self, here's my note to self entering the new year and the new decade. - What are some moments of happiness or gratitude from 2019 that are alive for you? Eating at Maido - the 8th best restaurant in the world, in Lima, Peru Praying at Tirta Empul in Bali Passing Probation and getting civil status The last few months were stressful work-wise, but I'm still happy and grateful that I got to travel internationally (twice) this past year, see family during the holidays, catch up with friends on weekends, and that I passed my probation at work and am at a job that is challenging, but rewarding. - What are you most excited to commit to in 2020? My DIRTY 30 IN SINGAPORE but also growing professionally while taking time to read more, spend more time with friends and family, and also taking time to do hot yoga and keep me mentally sane ​​- How can I (a friend) support you in your aspirations for this year (and beyond)? I gues