From the Bay State to the Bay Area. Every Bay has it’s day? All Bay, every bay! YOBO, You Only Bay Once!
I can keep going with these expressions all day and the longer I go, the cheesier it gets. Don’t tempt me. Trust me, just don’t. Nevertheless, you’re probably wondering where I’ve been. My blog’s been quiet, like unusually silent. There hasn’t been a review since December 2018.
First, let me address the rumors.
No, I did not die from this year’s winter nor was I kidnapped by a gang of spice-deprived sasquatches. Now that I got that off my chest, the correct answer is that I’ve moved from the mean, cobblestone streets of Boston to the always sunny “hella” blocks of Silicon Valley. In other words, in the last month I’ve made one of the most difficult moves by the modern man, migrating from the one coast to another. Let me walk you through the workload:
- Liquidating my former apartment. I have new found respect for defunct(ing) companies like Brookstone and Toys R Us. I just thought it was a matter of throwing crap away and selling things at dirt cheap prices.
- Shipping my car out. That wasn’t the hardest part. The most difficult was finding the right carrier. After word got out, millions of them started flooding my inbox. Let’s not forget to mention the anxiety associated with not knowing whether, Olivia (my car’s name), was going to arrive in one piece or not.
- Saying my byes to friends and family. I was born and raised in New England so you know the quality of these ties are just a tad deeper than Tom from MySpace. Sorry Tom!
- Packing up. I had to dig deep, like so deep Marie Kondo visited my nightmares, I mean, dreams. She told me, exactly, what ought to spark joy for me to throw into my suitcases.
- Trying not to be homeless. In other words, trying to find a roof over my head and not having to worry about dropping soap in the showers or having to battle any trolls for a good spot under the bridge.
Mind you, while all the above was going on I had to balance work, survive another harsh New England weather, and attend the usual year end festivities.
On move-out day, mother nature decided to be a little dramatic and froze Boston to an arctic 4 degrees FML Fahrenheit. I was fortunate I didn’t bust my behind, loading the car. You should have seen the look of my face when I landed and saw this.
I would be making you all proud of me. I’ve been eating out way more than I should and the scale hasn’t been nice ever since. Not having the ability to cook will do that afterall, which means some great things to come for this blog. The past weeks, I’ve been Kobayashi eating everything in site. The variety of cuisines here never ends and there are new cuisines for me to tackle which reminds me. Since I am no longer physically in Boston, Chowyoulater will shift gears and focus on the San Francisco Bay Area. I can’t wait to show you the best places to eat!
In the next few days
I will post my food adventures in the Bay Area. Reviews will come much later. I will need time to adjust to the Bay Area’s dining experience since it isn’t fair to compare. Afterall, I built this blog to be an honest guide for locals and visitors. I will always abide by my rating system. In the meantime, check on my Yelp Page and Instagram for my most up to date outings. Til then,