I like my walks. I take them often usually on familiar paths but, today I decided to take a different route. A stroll in downtown Long Beach took about 2 hours long where I made my way down the boardwalk, to the lighthouse, around the harbor to the Shoreline Village, a walk through the artist town and back to my car. I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading Highlights of Downtown Long Beach.
Like any other citizen, I’ve spent most of my time these days indoors and headed outdoors only for a breath of fresh air, a brief walk or in search for household essentials. Yesterday, I literally did not move off the couch unless I was hungry, reaching for the remote, use the bathroom, sleep and then do it over again until bedtime. Today was different. I … Continue reading These are the times of a New Normal.
L.A. keeps getting better by the minute. With so many pop ups, galleries, museums to new restaurants and apparently, a slide built on top of the 57th floor at the OUE Skyspace L.A.; It’s really really tough to get bored out here. Yes, the view and the slide comes with a price but, I appreciate any spots with a view like this. My friend and … Continue reading OUE Skyspace L.A. Day Trip
Yesterday, I drove early in the morning to L.A., trying to by pass the rush hour traffic. The sun was already bright and shining; providing a moderate temperature of 75 degrees F by 9:30am. Ah, you gotta love Southern California weather, you can map out your day with no problem and you’re almost guaranteed to have a consistent weather throughout the day. As my friend and I wondered off to Venice Beach, we made a stop at my bro’s solo art exhibit at Superba Restaurant. Continue reading “Wild & Free in Venice Beach, California.”
Last weekend I joined my mom in L.A. for a day. She had reserved a hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel for 1 night as she had an early flight the next day to Maryland. Coincidentally, it was also the same trip that I was supposed to go on but, sadly I declined for work-related reasons. Sigh! Continue reading “Passing Through L.A.”
Well, guys, it’s finally a new year. I’m sure many of you are thinking about your goals and resolution for 2018. I’ve thought about mine and came up in focusing more on finding a well-balanced lifestyle. It sounds so simple but, in reality, it is quite difficult to do. Continue reading “Unwind.”
The interactive and colorful art installation called 29 Rooms from New York came to L.A. Much like the Ice Cream Museum, this exhibition was also sold out. You’ll need to get your tickets in advance and plan your schedule wisely. Continue reading “29 Rooms Art Installation in Downtown Los Angeles. (Video)”
Last weekend, my mind slightly changed a little bit about weddings. Normally, I’m one to avoid it due to price and social awkwardness (i.e. questions like ‘why are you still single?’). However, seeing Trish and her husband celebrate their wedding truly showed me what pure love is all about. Continue reading “til death do us part”
Becky is a long time family friend. Her daughter and I grew up together. We attended the same elementary school, middle school, and high school. On top of that, we hung out in the same group of friends; needless to say, we were best friends. Our parents met and saw each other every weekend whenever my friend and I hung out. Eventually, they formed their own friendships and to this day, even though we’ve all moved on from that time in our lives, it’s refreshing to see that the bond between my mom and Becky are still strong. Hence the invitation to her Retirement Party.
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My sweet tooth was well prepared a month in advance for some yummy tastings at the Ice Cream Museum in L.A. Being an ice cream nut, I can assure you this visit has long waited. Continue reading ““You are the sprinkles on my ice cream””
Some days I want to sleep in to catch up on zzz’s. Other times, I wake up early in the morning and run off to L.A. such as last weekend. I recently saw an Instagram post about an artwork that peaked my interest and like a curious cat, I did some digging and found that L.A. last month had a few interesting things to see. I got motivated and had been on a museum/exhibit binge in the last few weekends. Here’s what I saw (this is a long one)… Continue reading “Binging on Creativity in The City of Angels (a.k.a. Los Angeles)”
A few days ago, I was having lunch with some of my co-workers and the topic about living in L.A. vs O.C. came up. One way or another, this topic somehow come up in any conversation that I have with someone from California. Whether it’s in a job interview (yes, it’s happened), in casual conversations or coffee breaks; people always seem to identify themselves either as an Angelino (L.A. local) or an O.C. local but, never both. This always leaves me pondering why there’s a divide between L.A. and O.C. Can’t we all just get along? Continue reading “The Difference between Los Angeles vs. Orange County, California.”