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    The Chuangs

    Even though Joy’s friends Jennifer and Jeremy got married earlier this year in Taiwan, they HAD to have a wedding/reception in the states too. They had a very casual, and festive party at the Auto Shop in Venice which has no relation to the Smog Shop in Culver City where Ben and Tiffany got married last year. This place is what you would say a raw space, which means there’s some walls, and some cement on the floor, but the rest is up to you. They did a very nice job covering some things with curtains, hanging various nicknacks on the walls, projecting a video against a wall, and setting up a candy corner with plenty of old time favorites to choose from, like pixy sticks, and tootsie pops.

    They did go through and had another ceremony, but the rest of the night was just one big party. We did our best to get some of the passed food items like pork tacos, shortribs, and seared tuna, but barely any reached the back room where the bar was, and of course exactly where we posted up for the majority of the night.

    Most if not everything seemed to be done as favors of friends and family from the wedding dress, food, and even the betty crocker wedding cake. Most of the guest seemed a little older or a little more boring as our group seemed to be the only ones drinking, and getting the happy couple to take some shots as well.

    At 10 the party started to wind down so we ended the night by heading over to Swingers in Santa Monica for some much needed grease and bread to help soak up the alcohol, and end another successful night of wedding bliss.

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    Whirlwind day in 60 seconds

    Its been a pretty hectic week at work, and probably put in a good 60 hours of work in. I had plenty of house keeping things to do on Saturday. In the morning we woke up at 8am and ran out the door so that i can could get my windshield wipers fixed, and go have breakfast for my dad’s birthday. The slow service at Mimi’s Cafe in Cerritos gave Joy and I ample time to teach my parents on how to use their new iPhone 4s. Thankfully they picked up the techniques of their new phones and should be good for a few weeks until they run into new apps to play with.  After breakfast we took a walk to the local farmers market and picked up some fresh herbs, and tomatoes, while my dad picked up a couple new flower plants for his garden.

    Once the car was done being worked on i had the mechanic turn off the check engine light and went off to get my smog check done. The light has been on for long time now, and i was really nervous as my car was being checked on. Everything seemed to be going ok, until he had to check the pressure of the gas cap which failed and was the reason for the check engine light to be on the whole time. Thankfully he’s a good’ol boy from westminster and figured that the rubber ring seal was cracked so he opened up a new gas cap and replaced the ring with the new one. Whew, another two years, and i’ll see you again mr. smog man.

    Lastly we headed back to the Southbay so that we could get ready for Jen & Jeremy’s Wedding in Venice which meant that i needed to get a haircut. I headed back to the barber that i go to now in Redondo Beach, and got it cut by the same guy who did it the first time. It says something when everybody in the past week was complaining about my hair and how crappy it looks now compared to when it was originally cut back in June. Thats probably why i liked just growing out my hair long last year and year before because if you miss one week from getting your normally scheduled cut and it all goes to hell.