@chus.life - Calvin Chu

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Throwback to hanging out with some of my favorite people in the world ^-^ It’s always a joy spending time with my siblings - tbh doesn’t matter what we do or where we go, we just end up having a good time :)
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I hope everyone finds people like that in life - you don’t have to be blood related  just earnestly care for and about each other :)
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Today’s song: “Geronimo” by Sheppard
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Throwback to hanging out with some of my favorite people in the world ^-^ It’s always a joy spending time with my siblings - tbh doesn’t matter what we do or where we go, we just end up having a good time :) . I hope everyone finds people like that i

Ontario Mills
Of all the noodle places I went to during my NorCal trip, @marugame_udon was by far my favorite!  Everything was on point - the noodles, the soup base, flavors, options, tempura, etc  I promise they’re not paying me to say this: I’d rate their Stonestown location a solid 9/10, maybe even 9.5/10 ^-^
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The only reasons why I wouldn’t give them a perfect 10 is the wait time and price - not big enough issues that I’d dock points, just not perfect 10/10. On the bright side, I was with some good company and watching them make their noodles kept me entertained while I waited in line :)
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Btw this is the last of my NorCal vlogs :O Hope you enjoyed the 2.5 weeks worth of vlogs ahahahas lmk if you have any recommendations for my next visit! :D
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Also, super special shoutout to @huygraa and @limegreenelf for letting me stay with them ️ They’re both YouTubers so be sure to check out their channels and say hi ^-^
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Today’s song: “All My Love” by Cash Cash, featuring Conor Maynard
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Of all the noodle places I went to during my NorCal trip, @marugame_udon was by far my favorite! Everything was on point - the noodles, the soup base, flavors, options, tempura, etc I promise they’re not paying me to say this: I’d rate their Stones

Stonestown Galleria
*edit: thanks Brittany for helping me figure out the name of this place!*
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I wish I remembered the name of this place ;-; All I remember is “Artisan Noodles” and the fact that it’s located near a shell gas station that didn’t accept mobile payment and I only remember that cuz @limegreenelf and I tried it and had to drive all the way to another location to get the 5c/gallon back lololol
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BUT just cuz I don’t remember the name of the place doesn’t mean it was bad/average! In fact, I’d say this was my 2nd ord 3rd fav noodle place of my NorCal trip (and I went to at least 6 noodle places during my trip LOL)
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Btw I have a real question for you about eggs and noodle soup: do you wait til the egg cooks a little and then eat it whole or do you break it up while it’s still a little runny to flavor the noodles/soup?
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Today’s song: “Everyday, Everyday” by Manila Killa and Nevve
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*edit: thanks Brittany for helping me figure out the name of this place!* . I wish I remembered the name of this place ;-; All I remember is “Artisan Noodles” and the fact that it’s located near a shell gas station that didn’t accept mobile payment a

Chang'an Artisan Noodle
My first impression: holy frik aesthetic on point  from the interior design to furniture and lighting choices, everything looked absolutely amazing - @gramsanfrancisco really made their location a date-worthy spot
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My ONLY complaint regarding restaurant experience was how loud/noisy it was because of the exposed kitchen. I think if there were a direct view into the kitchen of the process of the pancakes being made, it would make a lot of sense to have that exposed. However, it’s blocked so you only really see whatever’s in front
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AGAIN, IT’S REALLY NBD - they definitely make up for it by HAVING A TREE  (and a really nicely groomed one at that - frik I didn’t even notice if it was real or fake ahahahas I just accepted it)
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The pancakes themselves were pretty good imo, but @limegreenelf and @huygraa are real foodies / yelp elite so I suppose they’d know better (they felt like it was average 🤷‍️)
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I still think it’s worth checking out tho and taste is subjective - maybe you’ll like it more than they did :)
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also it’s fun to watch the pancakes bounce/jiggle LOL
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Today’s song: “Playinwitme” by KYLE ft. Kehlani
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My first impression: holy frik aesthetic on point from the interior design to furniture and lighting choices, everything looked absolutely amazing - @gramsanfrancisco really made their location a date-worthy spot . My ONLY complaint regarding restau

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@limegreenelf @chus.life yes!

@chus.life @limegreenelf 😂😂😂

I mean...I know these claw machines are all rigged but you wouldn’t even need to rig it with a claw that incompetent  Would have been amazing if @limegreenelf had been able to grab something tho xD
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I wish I remembered what this place was called ;-; All I remember is that it was on the 1st or 2nd floor in Bloomingdales at this giant mall in San Francisco - if you’re at the parking lot and walking across the street to Bloomingdales, it’s on the left when you enter
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Today’s song: “Somebody To You” by The Vamps and Demi Lovato
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I mean...I know these claw machines are all rigged but you wouldn’t even need to rig it with a claw that incompetent Would have been amazing if @limegreenelf had been able to grab something tho xD . I wish I remembered what this place was called ;-;

San Francisco, California
Omg Friends was/semi is one of my favorite TV shows ^-^ Always had the whole series on repeat and in the background whenever I was working on mindless stuff ahahas
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Btw the bunny suit is from that one Halloween episode where Monica made Chandler dress up as a pink bunny because he likes the book “The Velvatine Rabbit” (...at least I’m pretty sure that’s what it was ahahahas)
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Anyways, this was super cool! Also didn’t realize it was 25 years already o.o does that make me old? lol
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Extra bonus points to AT&T for creating the “pivot” scene  Those of you who followed me back in my YouTube days would know why that’s so hilarious to me xD
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Today’s song: “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts
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Omg Friends was/semi is one of my favorite TV shows ^-^ Always had the whole series on repeat and in the background whenever I was working on mindless stuff ahahas . Btw the bunny suit is from that one Halloween episode where Monica made Chandler dre

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Couples who game together stay together ^-^ tbh I really love hanging out with @huygraa and @limegreenelf - it’s like hanging out with two people are best friends and just supporting each other through life :) It’s couples like them that give me hope
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Also just wanted to give extra shoutout+thanks to them for being so patient with me LOLLL like I literally had no plans when I drove up to NorCal and they figured out places to go, drove me around, let me stay with them, etc ^-^
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Quality people that I’m thankful to be friends with :)
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Today’s song: “2002” by Anne-Marie
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Couples who game together stay together ^-^ tbh I really love hanging out with @huygraa and @limegreenelf - it’s like hanging out with two people are best friends and just supporting each other through life :) It’s couples like them that give me hope

San Francisco, California, U.S.A
Ok hands down the best singer I’ve heard walking down the street  Def worth checking out - you can find him at @jamalcorrie :)
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@huygraa @limegreenelf and I were exploring the city and 3 hours later this dude was still there! SINGING THE SAME SONG  Of course, I know he probably has a set he goes through, we just thought it was an amazing coincidence that he happened to be singing the same song when we were walking back lololol
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It’s not like I’m complaining tho :) it was much more enjoyable than the dude blasting some really questionable “christian” message on an amp on wheels and following us for like 10-15 minutes LOLLL
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Ok hands down the best singer I’ve heard walking down the street Def worth checking out - you can find him at @jamalcorrie :) . @huygraa @limegreenelf and I were exploring the city and 3 hours later this dude was still there! SINGING THE SAME SONG

San Francisco, California
Photoshoot with one of my homies @thatslizz  We just both happened to be free and we did a quick 20-30 min shoot ^-^ Tbh I’m kind of digging the right oversized yellow hoodie lol it’s super bold
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Today’s song: “No Money” by Jacob Tillberg
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Photoshoot with one of my homies @thatslizz We just both happened to be free and we did a quick 20-30 min shoot ^-^ Tbh I’m kind of digging the right oversized yellow hoodie lol it’s super bold . Today’s song: “No Money” by Jacob Tillberg . #photosh

Irvine, California
Dunno if I’d say it’s THE best ice cream I’ve ever had, but def in the top 10, maybe top 5 ^-^ Forsure the best vietnamese coffee ice cream :D
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I think it hits the right balance of cream/heaviness - good amount of flavor and substance, but not so thick that you feel 20 lbs heavier lololol
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Thanks @huygraa and @limegreenelf for taking me!
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Today’s song: “Take Me Home” by Bryce Vine
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Dunno if I’d say it’s THE best ice cream I’ve ever had, but def in the top 10, maybe top 5 ^-^ Forsure the best vietnamese coffee ice cream :D . I think it hits the right balance of cream/heaviness - good amount of flavor and substance, but not so th

Humphry Slocombe
I feel like the back of @huygraa ‘s head is gradually becoming a recurring star in my vlogs while I’m in norcal 🤷‍️ It’s just cuz I’ve been following him and @limegreenelf tho - I don’t know my way around anywhere LOLLL
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The only things I remembered about the Ferry Building are Humphry’s ice cream and this hella weird mushroom vendor :| like they literally only sell mushrooms, but not like...normal mushrooms...like hella strange and odd looking ones xD
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The other shops are cute + have cute stuff, but just aren’t really that memorable xD
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Today’s song: “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5
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I feel like the back of @huygraa ‘s head is gradually becoming a recurring star in my vlogs while I’m in norcal 🤷‍️ It’s just cuz I’ve been following him and @limegreenelf tho - I don’t know my way around anywhere LOLLL . The only things I remembered

The Ferry Building
Ok, I normally don’t hype up sandwich shops, but goodness @roliroti was so amazing that @limegreenelf @huygraa and I didn’t even talk when we ate - we literally ate in silence because we were enjoying our sandwiches so much LOLLL
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If you go, be sure to go early because they’ll run out of pork (because it’s so dang popular and amazing) ⏰ It was juicy & flavorful and tbh just an all-around quality sandwich ^-^ I didn’t try the chicken, but I’m assuming it’s amazing as well based on the pork quality!
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Today’s song: “Shake” by MercyMe
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Ok, I normally don’t hype up sandwich shops, but goodness @roliroti was so amazing that @limegreenelf @huygraa and I didn’t even talk when we ate - we literally ate in silence because we were enjoying our sandwiches so much LOLLL . If you go, be sure

Roli Roti Gourmet Rotisserie
WHY IS THE WATER GREEN?!?!
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Finally got to the Ferry Building! There were so many people :O What I DIDN’T expect tho was the giant Trump chicken  like...who was commissioned to make that? LOL How much did it cost to make a giant inflatable chicken?
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I personally prefer debates and discussions, but it’s cool to see people gather together to vocalize an opinion PEACEFULLY  Please do not start riots or hit people friends :)
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Anyways, apparently there was a farmer’s market going on :O All the fruits and veggies looked amazing! Too bad for them I was just there for @roliroti xD Post on Roli Roti’s coming tomorrow!
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Today’s song: “Hallelujah, I Love Her So” by Ray Charles
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WHY IS THE WATER GREEN?!?! . Finally got to the Ferry Building! There were so many people :O What I DIDN’T expect tho was the giant Trump chicken like...who was commissioned to make that? LOL How much did it cost to make a giant inflatable chicken?

San Francisco Ferry Building
On our way to San Francisco!!! :D I think it’s been 1.5-2 years since I last went  Super excited for @limegreenelf and @huygraa to show me where all the good food is  LOLOLOL
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Our first stop is the Ferry Building! I actually went there in my last trip with @msjudyzhou  for some amazing ice cream and rooftop photos :D I’m def looking forward to having more of that again ahahas
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Today’s song: “Outnumbered” by Dermot Kennedy
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On our way to San Francisco!!! :D I think it’s been 1.5-2 years since I last went Super excited for @limegreenelf and @huygraa to show me where all the good food is LOLOLOL . Our first stop is the Ferry Building! I actually went there in my last tr

San Francisco, California
First place @limegreenelf & @huygraa introduced me to: @orenchiramen ^-^ Other than the portions being a little small (or maybe I’m just a fattie ) it was pretty good, slightly on the salty side :)
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The place is a little small, but I feel like the wait still wasn’t bad, pretty reasonable considering its popularity :) Interior wasn’t particularly noteworthy except the wall of polaroid photos LOL Why was it there? What do I have to do to get on the wall? Why was “soup-er” the only pun?
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Oh btw Brittany is also a vlogger, hence the camera faceoff  my Canon M50 vs her Canon Rebel
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Today’s song: “These Days” by Rudimental, Jess Glynne, and Macklemore
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First place @limegreenelf & @huygraa introduced me to: @orenchiramen ^-^ Other than the portions being a little small (or maybe I’m just a fattie ) it was pretty good, slightly on the salty side :) . The place is a little small, but I feel like the w

Orenchi Ramen
@limegreenelf and her hubby @huygraa in their natural habitat ^-^ They’re both super duper cool and I got to stay with them during my NorCal trip :D They also took me around SF - I’m excited to post all the vlogs ^-^
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You never know where you’ll meet awesome people - I actually met Brittany on Instagram almost 2 years ago and we’ve been instabuddies since :D
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Today’s song: “Sugar” by Maroon5
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@limegreenelf and her hubby @huygraa in their natural habitat ^-^ They’re both super duper cool and I got to stay with them during my NorCal trip :D They also took me around SF - I’m excited to post all the vlogs ^-^ . You never know where you’ll mee

Northern California
The shot looks cool until you see what I look like filming my feet LOLOLOLOL
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I don’t remember what this was called, but we found this while hiking to Land’s End for some photos :D Tbh, I gave up after a few minutes ahahahas THE MAZE TAKES A DECEPTIVELY LONG TIME TO GO THROUGH  It really didn’t seem that long at first but I didn’t even get through half ahahas
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Today’s song: “Silver & Gold” by WILD
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The shot looks cool until you see what I look like filming my feet LOLOLOLOL . I don’t remember what this was called, but we found this while hiking to Land’s End for some photos :D Tbh, I gave up after a few minutes ahahahas THE MAZE TAKES A DECEPTI

Lands End
Should nothing of our efforts stand
No legacy survive
Unless the Lord does raise the house
In vain its builders strive
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Should nothing of our efforts stand No legacy survive Unless the Lord does raise the house In vain its builders strive . #landsend #sanfrancisco #milerockbeach #milerock #landsendbeach #instastory #dayinthelife #instastories #discoverla #dailyvlog #v

Lands End