La, day 2!

Mar. 26th, 2010 12:14 pm
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Clearly I spoke too soon re: Rachel and my bad luck not combining. This morning, after I had finished showering, I toweled off and looked up to see.... a giant daddy long legs lurking in the corner. Rachel blames me for this.

Also, yesterday night, I was innocently closing the window when wham! A four-foot long piece of very dusty wood fell into my arms. "What is that?" I thought. Through no doing of my own, I managed to dislodge an entire piece of her window frame while attempting to close it. Not even part of the window frame I was touching! No, it was a piece from the pane above it! Rachel and I burst out laughing, particularly when Rachel said, "It's just like that time I visited you and the shower door fell off! And you weren't there, so all I could do was leave a note saying, 'Sorry the shower door fell off! Um... I hope you can fix it?'"

We also discovered to our great horror that Kyochon in Torrance is CLOSED! No one expects the Spanish Inquisition Kyochon to be closed! I think they should have a hidden camera in the spot to capture everyone's crestfallen and bewildered expressions. I am pretty sure our faces looked like that of Kang Ji-Hwan's in My Girlfriend Is a Secret Agent, in which, he stands outside... alone... in the rain... with a bedraggled party hat on his head.

We had pretty good Chinese food instead (I am a terrible snob about my Chinese food) and then proceeded to go to Clementine's for afternoon tea. OMG the scones and the strawberry preserves, so tasty! Then we kidnapped Yoon and the lizard for more Chinese food, and Ara overpowered me with the force of her cuteness. That, and her song about legendary flamingos, which I think is the perfect name for a hot-pink Gundam. I am also super sad I am not closer by to do more language geekery with Yoon!

Then... more Project Runway!

Spoilers for last night's Project Runway

I am so sad Anthony got cut! Maybe he didn't have the most fashion-forward designs, but he was endlessly entertaining. My favorites right now are Seth Aaron (I so want that black leather coat he did for the elemental challenge), Jay, and Maya. I also love Emilio's things, but sometimes he hits the mark with them, and sometimes... not so much. I did adore his print though.

Oh! Also, while watching Top Chef Masters reruns, we decided that Anita Lo is totally kickass and the chef equivalent of a gunslinger. And instead of wearing a normal chef's coat thing, she wears her own gi! (I blame Rachel for siccing PR and Top Chef Masters on me, but at least I sicced SYTYCD on her in revenge.)

And today: Japanese-French pastries, Book Off, KARAOKE (!!!!!!!), and Furaibo!

Date: 2010-03-26 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jinian.livejournal.com
Happy Oyce is happy! Hurrah!

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Date: 2010-03-26 11:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sanguinity
You are in Torrance? Why am I always so shocked at independent confirmation that Torrance exists? When I go there (Dad's family) it is clear that MANY PEOPLE live in Torrance. And yet! I have this sneaking suspicion that Torrance exists only when I am looking at it.

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Date: 2010-03-27 01:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Whole hordes of people saw bits of Torrance whenever Buffy showed the high school where the early seasons were filmed, if it helps!

Date: 2010-03-27 01:00 am (UTC)
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Sudden thought--it might be well out of your way, but have you guys ever visited Jin Patisserie in Venice? Yum.

Date: 2010-03-27 10:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rachelmanija
THANK YOU. The macaroons were uneven (caramel sea salt and chocolate were good; yuzu and ume were weakly flavored) but the 'spring bouquet,' a confection of crisp meringue, "light exotic cream," mango, and strawberry was PHENOMENAL. Next trip we're going to have tea and try the duck proscuitto sandwiches.

Date: 2010-03-28 05:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
:) Glad you enjoyed! I agree that the macaroons are uneven, but some of the little cakes (and the teas) are excellent. I haven't tried their sandwiches yet....

Date: 2010-03-30 03:22 pm (UTC)
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:D
Ah, I haven't tried the chocolates either. I like the little green-tea powder cookies, though, which at least seem slightly less pricey.

Date: 2010-03-27 10:30 am (UTC)
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(I am a terrible snob about my Chinese food)

Hee! Is this a part of your grand Taiwanese heritage? All of my friends and co-workers were endlessly judgmental about Chinese food. I found a dim sum restaurant that was dubbed "pretty good" and felt flush and triumphant.

He was cut? Noooooooo!

Date: 2010-03-30 01:15 am (UTC)
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Oh, well, that's entirely understandable. ;) It is completely different food... Though seriously, after a cumulative nineteen months lived in Asian countries I am shocked -- shocked -- by what passes for acceptable dumpling wrapper thickness in the US. ;)

Date: 2010-03-28 03:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wcynic
Chinese food snobs unite!

I hail from Hong Kong and grew up in Vancouver, so all the Chinese food I've had on the east coast (Toronto's okay, but not as good as Vancouver, though dimsum is cheaper there) has been met with great disdain by moi. I still have nightmares about this char siu I had once in New Jersey. *shudders*

Date: 2010-03-30 01:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tatterpunk
Have you ever been to/eaten in the greater DC area? The Chinatown in the capital has been reduced to a few blocks, but the community shifted to areas like Silver Spring and Rockville, and consequently are supposed to have some impressive Cantonese restaurants. I wouldn't know for Cantonese food, but the dim sum holds its own with what I had in Taiwan if with a more limited spread. I'm not saying it's worth a cross-country trip, but if you're in the area and hungry...

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