Blog (and fun stuff)
📖 What I'm reading (Feb 2024)
✏️Chinese Poetry TRANSLATIONS
（by tong fu)
陈科全（by Chen Kequan | 8-yr old)
黄鹤楼送孟浩然之广陵 (Seeing Meng Haoran Off at Yellow Crane Tower)
李白 (by Li Bai)
Monterey Haiou Podcast
🍴Rong's fav local Spots
Captain + Stoker
Hip spot with chic decor, serving stellar coffee and Parker-Lusseau pastries. Check out their cozy new branch if you are in PG.
Inviting Paraguayan café with a peaceful vibe and sunlit backyard – great for work or unwinding.
Quaint French bakery with subtly sweet treats and a cozy vibe – they serve a bold coffee (Acme).
Prime Alvarado St. gem serving delightful pastries and Cat and Cloud coffee (They switched to Brandywine - a Delaware coffee roaster as of Feb 2024). Ideal for on-the-go or watching the baking magic through their large window.
Homey vegetarian eatery emphasizing farm-to-table ingredients, plus weekly live music. (Be prepared for funky bathrooms)
Alvarado Street Brewery
Local brewery with an industrial flair, pouring craft beers and local delicacies. My favs are garlic fries, steamed mussels, and the standout PIZZA BIRRIA.
mariscos puerto nuevo
Homey Seaside Mexican spot known for seafood – every dish is a gem! If you can read their handwritten Spanish off-menu, give it a go!
Monterey Bay Costal Trail
Walk along the gorgeous Pacific coastal trail on a sunny day and breathe in the brisk ocean breeze. You may see seals, whales, sea otters, and even sharks! (Not really visible from the land but there're shark attacks in 2022)