Thursday, February 26, 2009

Afternoon Tea at JANM

Every third Thursdays of the month is a free admission day at Japanese American National Museum!

So a bunch of us got together to have an elegant afternoon tea at Chado Tearoom located right at the site as well.

This is their main tea course for just $18! This set is actually for 2 people (to save room on the table for us - how considerate of them!), and this tower came with 8 sandwiches, 2 scones with strawberries and cream, jam on the second tier, and the third tier was 2 different deserts and 2 half-moon shaped cookies! Everything was soooo tasty!!

We reserved the table inside at first, but we asked to move to the patio instead. The patio was adjacent to the museum, and had this cold, refreshing water fountain. We were all so mesmerized....some of us almost fell into it.

We also loved the other side of the water. It had fresh green bushes and little white stones on it. It was also a wonderful place to practice jumping. Our moms did not appreciate when we attempted a couple of times, though.

Here, my mom caught me right before I attempted to jump down to the ground.

Wait a minute.... I see something intriguing on the other side.

No, not my boyfriend, Shu, but right behind him!

I had to get close to it and found out for myself. It looks like a raccoon but it has this huge round thingy between its legs. Mom said that's a typical Japanese raccoon.

After the tea, my BFF, Yuumi, and I went to the museum together with our moms. Our encounter with the huge raccoon tickled our curiousity so we wanted to know more about our culture.

Wait up! I'm carrying both of our stuff in the bag, y'know.

I found a good spot to sort our things out. Don't you come in 'till I'm done!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

California Science Center

The outside was pretty cold because of all the rain, we went to California Science Center near daddy's school. We found this cool red moving device.

Alright, I'll check it out for you! On the second thought, ....maybe not.

Since we couldn't get inside the red thing anyway, I found something that fits my size perfectly.

It's a space shuttle!

But wait, I found something way better!!

The planes which actually move the way I intended to! I need to have them move exactly the way I want them to.

I don't like dentist, so.....

So I'm taking this picture apart.

All done!!

Like I said before, I need to have things move the way I want them to.

So many fun things to look around...

I even showed them to my friend.

Superball Weekend

This day was very special.

Not because I took this awesome picture with my dad....

Not beause we were at the Railroad Museum in Griffith Park...

It was my good friend Yuumi's 2.1 birthday party!!!

Since she was born on a New Year's day, her parents threw her a party a month later so many of her friends can be there at this awesome place!

Of couse we took a ride on the train.

I enjoyed the ride a lot, but mom took this horrible picture (what was she thinking?). I just wasn't in the mood to be taken pictures of, I swear.

The party was rocking cuz I got to hang with my peeps...

AND Yuumi's mom is like, a superstar!!! Here, she's teaching me how to roll the plate on a stick. Not bad for my first time, I say.

I got so excited.....

My pants came off!?! WTH??? Was David Blaine nearby?

No, it probably was Yuumi's mom's little trick again. Here, she is juggling 3 balls at the same time! AMAZING!!!

That was THE Best, most enjoyable birthday party EVER!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009