For the first time ever I find myself in Silicon Valley, and I am really loving it here! My first reaction when I found out that I was going to be moving with my boyfriend from Reno, Nevada to Milpitas, California was, “OMG I can’t wait!” I am still not sure if we are going to make this a permanent move, and I will be traveling back to Reno at the end of this week. My Mary Kay sales director has already hooked me up with a team out here in Cali though *awesomeness* but for now, we are only planning to be here for another week.
What I love about it here in California is that they do things a little differently, for example, the movie theaters sell Indian food- and it is vegetarian! And there is a lot of great Indian food in this area, and the Chinese food is bar none, the best Chinese food I’ve had since I left China- I spent a month and a half in touring China when I was in high school, as a part of the People To People Student Ambassador Program.
The Chinese place I went to was called the Golden Garlic, and when I went in, almost everyone in the restaurant was Chinese (always a good sign) and the decorations were so cute. (the pictures on Yelp are outdated and the new decor is super trendy and cute) They had a large menu of traditional Chinese fare, with vegetarian options.
The fish with tomato sauce was incredible and the dumplings with chili sauce were the best I’ve ever had.
Also, I since my boyfriend and I regularly eat homemade chicken with mole, I decided to try ordering from Postmates, and it was amazing! We ordered fresh tortillas, chicken with mole, rice and beans, carnitas tacos, and chicken tamales delivered to our suite in the hotel, all for under $40 dollars. The food was soo yummy! Plus it was delivered very quickly! Since it was national kissing day, I ordered this as a surprise breakfast in bed for my boyfriend, and it definitely got me lots of kisses!
you can use Promocode 1skcx the first time you order using Postmates to receive $100 in delivery credit!
What I really love about it here is the air. I am originally from Georgia, where it is very humid, and after I left Georgia, I moved to Miami and then to Nevada. In Nevada, there are a lot of new plants I had to get used to like Sagebrush, which is known to cause allergies. California is a different story. The air here is clean and it is not humid and muggy, it reminds me of the Carribean actually.
Another thing I have noticed about California that there are so many jobs available here. It literally seems like every single restaurant and store has a hiring store in the window, and not just the stores, but there are so many other jobs that are based in this area of the country. Tons of startups, tech jobs, retail outlets, and so much more is based here. There would be no issue finding a job for someone willing to work out here. A lot of jobs that have location restrictions are available to people in this area. ! But the price of living here is pretty high, definitely something to consider before making your move out to the valley.
It really feels like the land of opportunity. I can’t wait to keep exploring here in California!