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Archive for August, 2009

New Era x 7thletter Art show

After some dinner @ Father’s Office in SM, Jp and I decided to stop by the New Era x 7thletter Art Show nearby. Check it out!

me likey.

me likey.

I love the color on this piece...it's very cheerful.

I love the color on this piece...it's very cheerful.

This one reminds of me the hectic city life.

This one reminds of me the hectic city life.

Small gallery, but lots of folks roaming around

Small gallery, but lots of folks roaming around

Here's a cool one for Sponge Bob fanatics.

Here's a cool one for Sponge Bob fanatics.

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One of the hats on display in the gallery

One of the hats on display in the gallery

One of my favs.

One of my favs.

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Lemonade (Good Eats LA)

Woke up to a beautiful sunny day and decided to hit the roads with JP to find some lunch.

1 stop: Farmer’s Market for some fresh veggies & fruit for the week.

2 stop: Lemonade, for some lunch & of course some lemonade!

After scoping out Yelp for the reviews, we decided to go to Lemonade for a quick lunch on the way back home. This cafeteria-ish place was packed to the brim! Good food selection and good pricing as well.

For lunch, we had the strawberry spinach salad, cucumber cantaloupe with prosciutto salad, then cous cous with wild mushrooms (w/parmesan & truffle oil), and a side of ahi tuna with a citrus vinaigrette.

For all of the general side items, you can do the following combos:

1 item: $4.00
2 items: $7.50
3 items: okay, i forgot!!!

Then, all lemonades are $2.75. So far, my favs are: Peach Ginger Lemonade & Blueberry Mint Lemon Lemonade.

@ the corner of Abbot Kinney & Venice Blvd.

@ the corner of Abbot Kinney & Venice Blvd.

Front row parking!!! If you decide to drive, there's parking in the back.

Front row parking!!! If you decide to drive, there's parking in the back.

Just a busy Sunday afternoon @ Lemonade.

Just a busy Sunday afternoon @ Lemonade.

Snap shot of our lunch.  It was alot of food, so we decided to share.

Snap shot of our lunch. It was alot of food, so we decided to share.

Once you grab all of your goodies, just pay at the end and find a seat!

Once you grab all of your goodies, just pay at the end and find a seat!

Lots of different lemonade to choose from.  =)

Lots of different lemonade to choose from. =)


Battle of the Taco Trucks

It looks like the Kogi Truck resurrected taco trucks into a hot trend, here on the mean streets of LA. I’m pretty finicky with my food, but I must say that Kogi is by far the best korean bbq tacos I’ve ever had. I must confess that JP and I have already tried some of their wannabe counterparts, but all of them failed to impress. So, kudos to Kogi and thanks for starting up this crazy taco truck craze!!!

We’ve seen everything from: the Indian Foods Truck (serving up cripsy prata), the BBQ Truck (serving up ribs and other fixin’s), and last but not least, we finally ran into a Burger Truck! I have yet to see the Nom Nom truck roaming around, so that review is way over due!!! I think they are still working out some kinks before the official grand opening.

Bad Ass Burgers Truck...sighted @ Abbot Kinney

Bad Ass Burgers Truck...sighted @ Abbot Kinney


Oodles of Noodles…Chabuya Ramen (GOOD EATS LA)

I’ve always wondered why Asians love noodles?! Maybe it’s just something we grew up eating, so it’s just a staple in our diet. Any who, I love eating Ramen on cold days, and sometimes even when it’s warm outside. There’s just something soothing about a hot bowl of ramen, and something refreshing about cold noodles in the summer.

Chabuya on Sawtelle features a good selection of ramen, as well as salads, sandwiches (on the same type of bun you eat with Peking duck), and even appetizers.

My personal favorite is the Tori Ramen (aka chicken ramen), because it has a light broth that doesn’t taste all MSG’d out. The texture of the noodles are also reminiscent of the ramen they serve in Tokyo. I don’t care too much for the Classic ramen noodles they use in the regular broth, because they are too slick and less chewy.

Another favorite of mine is the pork chashu sandwich. They use the white fluffy bun (commonly served with Peking duck), then add thin slices of pork chashu, tomato, and a light sauce.

The best part about Chabuya is that they open late, so if you’re craving some ramen, head over and give Chabuya a try! Word of advice, it’s a place for ramen, so skip the appetizers. =)

Good amount of seating and very clean establishment.  A cute date place.

Good amount of seating and very clean establishment. A cute date place.

Tori Ramen + a side of nori (aka roasted seaweed).  Yum!

Tori Ramen + a side of nori (aka roasted seaweed). Yum!

Tsuke-Men (aka cold noodles) with hot broth on the side.  It was average...better @ Mistuwa Santouka

Tsuke-Men (aka cold noodles) with hot broth on the side. It was average...better @ Mistuwa Santouka

Pork chashu sandwich...looks like a mini burger.

Pork chashu sandwich...looks like a mini burger.


How am I today?

Well, this Lily Allen vid says it all…

Have a fantastic weekend!  xoxoxo


Sorry, Patron…You and me are over!

Dear Patron,

I know our relationship has been on and off for quite sometime. You’ve kept me company in my loneliest moments, and you’ve been there in my greatest moments… We had our good times, and probably more bad times. hahaha. So, I just wanted to let you know that it’s officially over. I will always cherish our moments together. Sniff Sniff. I’m moving on.

Please don't try to call or text me ok?  It's over!!!

Please don't try to call or text me ok? It's over!!!


A special gift…from the other side of the world.

Look @ this lovely gift Manami brought from Japan. Arigato!

A blinged out Hello Kitty compact...JDM style.

A blinged out Hello Kitty compact...JDM style.

And, she even had it personalized!!!

And, she even had it personalized!!!