• Chapters

    40 40

    It was crazy when friends started turning 30, but now that friends are turning 40 thats just insane. The past week I actually had two friends who celebrated their 40th on back to back nights. The first was of a newer friend Lisa T. who actually pushed her celebration a few weeks after her actual birthday to have it at her friend’s restaurant in Little Tokyo Toranoko. It was pretty cool that they had the whole front patio and a special drink menu made up for her birthday. The second party was for Mr. BBR of the COC gang out in Placentia at a Dive Bar called Clubhouse Grille &…

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    Sturtevant Falls

    Sunday morning after a late night of drinking on Friday and a Saturday of shopping in Orange County Joy and I decided that we needed to get out early on Sunday and get some exercise in. The Pasadena Hiking Pacers is a group that a basketball buddy belongs to which does hikes every Sunday morning at 7am all around the LA Mountains. The start of the new hiking season just began so the hikes are very easy to begin. This weekend’s hike was at Chantry Flats to Sturtevant Falls which was a super easy 2 mile hike (walking on pave roads for a quarter of it) which leads you into a tree covered valley…

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    Eating Las Vegas

    Of course no trip to vegas is complete without a little over indulgence and when it comes to over doing it with me its all about the food. Joy and I are not much of buffet eaters but reading over Wicked Spoon‘s (@ the Cosmopolitan) individual serving styles of food seemed right up our alley so we decided to give it a shot for brunch on the morning we arrived into vegas. We planned it just right to get there before 11am so that we would get the breakfast prices and get to sample the lunch items as well. The highlights of the breakfast items were the red velvet pancakes,…

  • Basketball,  Chapters

    Team Mixed Plate

    The Las Vegas Invitational is a basketball tournament that brings in players from all around the west coast from as far as Hawaii. The tournament has been going on for the last 19 years and has a fascinating history with downtown Vegas. I was kindly invited to play along side with many of my Monday night Narbonne Basketball group and I was excited to participate in an actual timed/ref’d game. The tournament consists of 10 divisions with 8 teams each, with one game friday night, and two games saturday afternoon, with the championship game held at 3pm on Saturday. When we all met at the Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center in…

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    Staycation on Labor Day

    Labor Day weekend was a time to sit relax, eat out once or twice and catch a movie. Joy and I didn’t really have any plans so we just did what we do best, eat and explore. Saturday we went out for dim sum at the really the only/best dim sum in the southbay Sea Empress Seafood. Its technically probably not as good as the ones found in SGV but being only 5 minutes away makes up for a lot of other things. Personally i still think it tastes good, just don’t order off the menu. Sea Empress Seafood Restaurant  Afterwards we went driving around and ended up at Scoops…