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Floats of the 127th Rose Parade

Floats of the 127th Rose Parade

Happy 2016, folks! One of the first events to regularly kick off the new year here in Southern California is the Rose Parade in Pasadena. I’ve actually never been to the actual parade, but last week, I did go to the Post Parade float viewing event with my friend, Rona. I have gone to see … Continue reading

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

The Huntington is incredibly large and sits on 207 acres of land in San Marino, California. It’s impossible to go through everything adequately enough in just one day. I was there for two and I feel like I still barely scratched the surface. In addition to its library, the Huntington also includes botanical gardens and … Continue reading

Raising Up a Stink at the Huntington

Raising Up a Stink at the Huntington

The corpse flower seems like something that you’d see in the game Plants vs Zombies, but it’s a real plant that, after blooming, is supposed to give off the scent similar to that of a rotting animal. One type of corpse flower, the titan arum (amorphophallus titan, and I totally just noticed the word “phallus” … Continue reading

Ghosts of the Queen Mary

Ghosts of the Queen Mary

Before I delve in deeper with this post, I want to clarify that this isn’t solely about the Queen Mary’s ghost tour and I don’t really delve into the stories as much as I probably should. I think the title is still fitting though since this essentially talks about the history that my friend Elena and … Continue reading

The Lotus Flowers of Echo Park

The Lotus Flowers of Echo Park

This past weekend, Echo Park hosted its 34th Lotus Festival, celebrating the blossoming of the flowers in Echo Park Lake. It was actually the first Lotus Festival since the park reopened after going through an intense renovation process that included draining the lake. I stopped by a bit on Saturday to check out the event and … Continue reading

Grand Park’s First New Year’s Eve

Grand Park’s First New Year’s Eve

Happy new year! It’s 2014 and I am ready for new adventures to share. This year already started out pretty eventful with Grand Park’s first annual New Year’s Eve celebration. Organizers wanted to use Grand Park as a centralized location for those living in Los Angeles to celebrate together, similar to Times Square in New … Continue reading

A Ghost Town Ghost Town

A Ghost Town Ghost Town

On the weekend before Halloween, Rona and I made the trip up to Vegas for the Life is Beautiful Festival. We left on Friday morning and decided to make a few stops on the way to Sin City that we normally wouldn’t get a chance to when going with our other friends. Rona really wanted … Continue reading