Happy Weekend Coffee Share and Happy New Year! It’s been an eventful three weeks: I was sick throughout Christmas weekend (tested negative for COVID), my husband was sick as well (tested negative for COVID), BIL #2 was sick through Christmas to after New Year’s (he had COVID), and two of my coworkers had COVID and were out for 10 days. We were so so so short-staffed at my office over the last two weeks.Continue reading The Four day New Year’s weekend
As soon as I see a posting for any light display event, I get excited because I know we are approaching the Holiday season. I always tell myself we have to go at least one at some point during the season.Continue reading Kicking off the Holiday season
One of my favorite places in Los Angeles is the California Science Center. I went here for my high school prom and few times afterwards. The entrance of the Science Center always impresses me. It makes me excited everytime I’m about to go arrive.Continue reading One of many (PPAC #24)
I was hanging out in downtown LA with one of my friends who was visiting from the Bay Area. We were trying out different food at Grand Central Market and we decided to walk it off around the area. Without even trying to look for the Bradbury building, we opened the door and there was the iconic atrium recognizable in films such as Blade Runner (1982), The Artist, and (500) Days of Summer.
Unfortunately, we did not get to explore beyond the foyer.Continue reading Welcomed by warm light
This was a photo from a long time ago. I would guess six years ago. I recalled it was across the street from LACMA (LA County Museum of Art). Behind the fence looked like an empty lot. It’s been six years so I’m sure something has filled that lot — maybe a restaurant or cafe? Maybe an apartment complex?
The letters appear to be made from a mix of media ranging from mylar balloons, felt, and pillows. Seeing this sign made me smile, it made me hopeful. It may not be there today, but I am glad to have captured it at that moment.Continue reading What won’t win? (PPAC #19)
I regret to have never taken an art history class in my life. I had to do some research and I would describe this style of art as Modern and De Stijl (“The Style” in Dutch). I guess 16 to 21 year old me feared I would have liked it so much I would consider majoring it. Then I would have to deal with my parents asking me “what kind of job would you get with an Art History degree (or any other humanities or fine arts concentration)?” 16 to 21 year me found this conversation agonizing and I avoided it every way I could.Continue reading Rectangle Art (PPAC #18)
This past Monday was my day off from work as my employer observes Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Usually on my day off, I visit my husband at his work and we go out for lunch. I found this interesting piece of artwork on our way to lunch.
Is it a surfboard? It could be because we’re less than 3 miles away from Manhattan Beach. Maybe it’s a surfboard celebrating the surf culture.
Or is it a rocket? It could be. Aerospace is one of main industries in Los Angeles after all; particular in the South Bay LA area there is Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and SpaceX. Then there are few more aerospace companies scattered in the San Fernando area — but that will be for another time.
One of my favorite buildings in Los Angeles is the La Brea Tar Pit Museum. We took Lana out to learn about ancient animals that roamed Los Angeles. I wish I took more photos of this building. This building reminds me of those “green roof” buildings because the museum is part of the mound you’ll find at the park. It really makes me wish I took more photos of the whole park. Maybe I have them in my other camera! But in the meantime, here’s an aerial view from Alamy Stock Photos.Continue reading La Brea Tar Pits (PPAC #16)
Hello everyone! Welcome! I’m hosting a virtual trick-or-treat all month long. If you had trick-or-treaters coming to your house, what kind of candy would you give them? To start, I’m giving out a tamarind candy coated in chilli powder. It’s a popular Mexican candy and the taste is a mix of sweet, sour, and spicy.
What a week! I feel like I say this almost every week. My husband has been doing lots of overtime at work this week. I’ve been on overdrive at work pushing out new programs for the hospital.Continue reading What a week, every week
A few years ago, there was a pop-up installation of giant inflatable rabbits around downtown LA. The installation titled “Intrude” was created by Tasmanian artist Amanda Parer. Aside from how fun it was to see rabbits in downtown LA, there was a deeper environmental message behind the rabbits. It made think about the plants not native to Southern California and the impact to its natural landscape.Continue reading The Giant Bunny Invasion (PPAC #9)
I hope the Last Bookstore is not the last bookstore. Here’s to many more! When I have friends from out-of-town who come to LA, one of the places I take them to is the Last Bookstore to admire some of the artwork in a section of the store called the Labyrinth! After exploring the Labyrinth we can’t resist leaving this store without buying something — plus supporting a local bookstore. It’s a fun place to visit!