• Restaurants

    Vegas Vacation

    This time around for LVI my parents wanted to watch some basketball as well so we had some extra cheering on our side of the gym. Thursday morning Joy and I picked up my parents from Cerritos and got to Vegas in a quick four hours. It wouldn’t be a trip to Vegas without a little wining and dining. After checking into the California Hotel we headed for lunch at Ocha Cuisine where my parents had some friends hanging out playing cards. We had to keep it light as we had a big dinner planned with some of my team mates. For our super fancy dinner CJ planned on a…

  • Basketball

    Las Vegas Invitational 2013

    This past weekend Team Mixed Plate for another year gathered in Sin City to fight to be kings of the Dirt Division. Sadly this year was a repeat of last year’s 5th finish, and it was especially hard on me this year because for once we really tried to win. We actually spent time this summer meeting up and practicing at the Artesia High gym, working on our offense, and defense and had a pretty good game plan going into the weekend. Friday night’s game versus Wheelchair Bound went exactly according to plan. Our bigs were playing big, CJ was hitting his shot from outside and we built a small lead…

  • Restaurants,  Travels

    Back to the Desert

    It wasn’t quite planned this way but i had to return to Vegas twice within the same week. This time is was for a Work thing where we wanted map out the future of the company and figure out what our long terms goals were for the company. We spent a couple days locked up at a virtual office a few miles outside of the strip so we hashed out every detail that we could think of. In the end I think we have a more realistic and solid plan to run the company. We did get to squeeze in a little R&R between the work hours and ate some…

  • Friends,  Travels

    24 Hours in Vegas

    Its been a while since i’ve seen Thomas since his move out to Las Vegas, so a few weeks ago i found an open weekend and booked a night at the Monte Carlo to go visit him. Joy and I left home around 6am and made pretty good time to get to vegas by 10:30am. The entire trip there we were trying to figure out where to go for brunch and initally we planned on going to the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar’s Palace, but when we got there and did a quick once around the food stalls it just didn’t seem worth it for $40/person for lots of egg dishes and…

  • Travels

    Vegas Birthdays

    Early in October Jonathan asked if i could go to Vegas for his birthday (and to celebrate Thomas and mine) on the first weekend of November but with Shelly’s wedding that weekend i had to decline. Towards the end of the month we talked again and Janelle said i could just go Friday and fly back on Saturday and with a little thought i figured it was totally possible. So i logged on to Spirit Air and got myself a $38 flight from LAS to LAX. Friday morning Jonathan picked me up and we headed out to Vegas and got there in a quick 4 hours and met up with…

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  • Basketball,  Restaurants,  Travels

    LVI Overtime

    Basketball isn’t of course the only reason for going to LVI, but getting the chance to hangout is the other reason. I rented a car from Alamo, and after some searching through all the American cars i found a Hyundai Sonata which i promptly snapped up because it had all the bells and whistles that i need for the long drive out to the desert. With the iPhone all hooked up and the car packed up with picked up another friend in Temple City and left the city by 10pm and got to the Cal by 2am. Joy and I checked in, threw all our bags into the room and…