1 Year & 27 Weeks Married | Cindy’s Birthday!

Jake surprised Cindy on her birthday with a living room full of balloons and her favorite breakfast– Eggs Benedict! That afternoon we went on a nice walk to Starbucks for a free birthday coffee and then to RedBox for a free birthday movie. (Cindy also got a free birthday gift from Ulta the day before). […]

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1 Year & 26 Weeks Married | Full LASIK Update & What We Wish We Had Known

Cindy had another LASIK follow up appointment this past week. Everything looks good so far and the both of us are happy and relieved. But we thought we would share, in more detail, the entire LASIK process and some of the things we wish we had known. Consultations: The first step in the LASIK process […]

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1 Year & 25 Weeks Married | Big Announcement!!!

April Fools. We have no big announcement. But we do have highlights to share from this past week! Jake finished his second quarter and is now 2/15th of the way through his PhD program!! He was on Spring Break last week. Cindy jokes that Jake shouldn’t get any breaks because he ends up filling all […]

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1 Year & 24 Weeks Married | Los Angeles Marathon & Scoring UCLA Scholarships

The title of this past week’s blog says it all! The two big highlights were cheering on runners at the LA Marathon and reading/scoring UCLA Alumni Scholarship applications! LA Marathon Cindy is trying to make it our tradition to participate in the LA Marathon every year (in one way or another). The past couple of […]

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1 Year & 23 Weeks Married | Goodbye Forever to Our First Apartment

Cindy got sick…AGAIN… so she was sleeping a lot this past week. She thought working with kids meant she’s developed an immunity of steel, but she’s been getting sick a lot this past school year. She has a theory that her immune system is updating itself…like a software update…. Jake is skeptical. Jake’s been studying […]

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1 Year & 22 Weeks Married | Richard Thaler & Other Things

Highlights of The Week: 1. Jake got sick. 2. Jake got Cindy sick. (again). 3. We went to a lecture at UCLA by Richard Thaler, a nobelauriate. That’s one of the “perks” of being married to a PhD student– going to lectures for “fun”. But really, we’ve gone to some pretty interesting talks, Q&A’s, and […]

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1 Year & 21 Weeks Married | LASIK Update & Guinea Pig Life

Cindy is 1 week post LASIK!! So far, everything is good. Her left eye is taking a little longer than her right eye to heal. But she sees the world so clearly now! At church today, she was captivated by the fact that she could see the pastor’s mouth moving when he was speaking (we […]

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1 Year & 20 Weeks Married | LASIK

The BIG highlight of this past week was Cindy’s LASIK surgery!!! So far, everything seems to be healing smoothly! (here’s a before picture) Also, we finished our puzzle! It is 1,000 pieces, and we definitely recommend it! If any of our friends are reading this, they are more than welcome to have a go at […]

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1 Year & 19 Weeks Married | Valentine’s Day

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  We celebrated our 2nd Valentine’s Day together, as a married couple, on Saturday! Lately, we’ve become homebodies and have cancelled weekend plans that we made for ourselves in the past couple of weeks. We’re happy we followed through with 2 of the 4 plans we made for our Valentine’s Day time together! […]

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1 Year & 18 Weeks Married | Highlights of Our Week

Highlights of Our Week: Chinese New Year. We celebrated Chinese New Year this past week! Cindy has started making an effort for us to celebrate some of the big Chinese holidays. It’s not much, but she made a few Chinese dishes for our low-key celebration.   Golden Dragon Parade. We made plans to go to the […]

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