#GetLit: Hygge & Boba

Three things to describe me at the moment: restless, bookish boba fiend.

The first word translates to dreams of getting away, of being somewhere else other than here. I’ve been trying to figure out where I should go within the next few weeks and although I’ve got a specific place in mind, I’m still trying my best to keep still. But my mind is flighty, and my feet fidgety.

Maybe it’s because I’ve been immersed in Alexander Von Humboldt’s world as of late, as told by the delightful Andrea Wulf. There’s a strange, magnetic pull possibly inspired by his own pursuits of travel, exploration and being in sync with the natural world that got me feeling this way. Watch out for my book review of The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World next Tuesday.

The extent of my being in nature (taken at Lily Pond, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA)

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Boba Guys goodness

A list of milk tea / boba spots in preference, found in San Francisco:

  1. Boba Guys (get the black sesame latte with a shot of matcha)
  2. Purple Kow (possibly inspired by Seth Godin’s book Purple Cow; D6 is my fave)
  3. Sharetea (the Okinawa drink is everything — try it hot too!)
  4. Teaspoon (I usually get the mango mojito with mango popping boba)
  5. Mr. & Mrs. Tea House (I really just go for the popcorn chicken)


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I wrote a book review of Meik Wiking’s The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living and I think hygge essentials should include boba. Here are a few more hygge tips I wasn’t able to include in the review, but are of utmost importance:

How to Hygge on the Cheap

Bring out the board games.
Have a “pantry” party by looking at ingredients from your pantry and cooking with friends. Make sure everyone brings jars to bring food home.
Organize a TV night.
Create a shared library.
Watch an outdoor movie.

For more, check out this nifty infographic:


Have a great weekend!


Pia Cortez View All →

Pia Cortez is a writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She runs a book blog called Libromance where she reviews books and publishes literary features with a queer Filipino immigrant lens. She is a contributor at Hella Pinay, an online magazine for Filipino-American women and at New Life Quarterly, a literary magazine based in Oakland, California. She is currently working on her first novel.

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