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    Friday Splurge

    After months of saving and being really frugal with everything for the wedding Friday night Joy and I went to dinner with Ben and Tiff at Fraîche in Culver City. It was really nice to get back out into the city for a nice dinner with friends, and not really worry about trying to save every penny for Hawaii. The food was good, but not completely great. I really enjoyed the risotto with shrimp, oysters, and baby beat salad but for now on duck confit is an appetizer only, and their lamb dish tasted like short ribs. Overall it was a fun experience but an up and down tasty meal.

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    Lakers do over

    I was very disappointed that the first Lakers game that i went to, they lost. I was worried that i was a jinx, because i’m superstitious like that when it comes to my LA teams. The true test came only two days later as Ben scored me some tickets from his work place for the Thursday night game against the Warriors. These seats were even better than we had the game before, and the kids we were sitting next to were completely in the game too. The entire game we were all screaming DeeeeeeFense! The guys even got DJ Mbenga to look over as they screamed every Laker’s name. The…

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    New mug

    On a normal morning if i’m in a rush to get out the door my portion of the coffee pot sits there until i get home from work. Not anymore now that Joy bought me my own coffee mug to transport my morning brew for my long travel to work. Jonathan says that it looks a little feminine, but it doesn’t matter anymore, i’m married. Greatest excuse ever.

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    The Lakers celebrate our two year

    Joy’s cousins gave us an extra wedding gifts, two Lakers ticket that happened to fall on the day of our first date which we coined as our “anniversary date”. It was exciting to not have to go up and up the escalators to get to the 300 sections, and instead were able to go down stairs to get to our seats in section 108. We even had some time before the game started and picked up a Kobe jersey for Joy at 30% off. During the game Joy whispered in my ear that we were the only ones yelling at the team, and i mentioned that we belong up there, not…

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    I <3 Maui

    Stepping off the plane at the Kahului airport, i got a very strong feeling that i was going to like Maui. It might have been because we had just spent three straight days of running around Oahu,  in days of cloudy weather and  when we landed we were greeted with a bright sun, and humid air of Maui. This honeymoon was the first time i got to do a few luxo things, and got to stay at such a nice tropical resort. The new wife and I arrived and were kindly greeted upon arrival at the Westin Maui, got upgraded to a bigger room that looked out towards Blackrock, and…

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    The Wedding

    Finally after a week after the wedding i finally have some time to sit down and recap the whirlwind event known as my wedding. 6 months of planning came down to a 7 days in Hawaii, 36 guests staying in seven different hotels arriving on 5 different days, finally meeting with 5 random event staff (hotel, reception, photog, hair/makeup, coordinator), and a whole lot of hope and praying, that led to one spectacular wedding day.

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    Whiskey and Soju

    For the last weekend of my single life one last hoorah with the boys from LA. The night started at Roland’s apartment with a little whiskey tasting between some Jack, Single Barrel Jack, and Jim Beam. We warmed up and then headed out to Crazy Hook for some Korean food and 5000cc of beer, and two bottles of soju. We continued the night by visiting a couple gentleman’s club, and finally ended it with some Yoshinoya on Roland couch. Thanks guys for a night that i somewhat remember.

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    Walking tour of Santa Monica

    The past week i’ve been without my car, as i left it at my parents to prepare for my trip to Hawaii (Street Sweeping).  Saturday Joy left me to my own devices as she went out to get some things done for the wedding and i stayed home and waited for my bachelor party part 2. I got really bored a few hours into it i decided to go grab lunch, and incidently took a tour of some Santa Monica “landmarks.” Landmarks to me at least, as i’ve always seen these places, but never actually went inside. Stop 1: Cellualar Fantasy This place is located on Wilshire and 26th St.…