Category: Southern Cal

Happy Anniversary, Stephen <3

On a brutally cold January night, Stephen and I met for boba tea and shared a Texas sized toast at a Yami Tea House in Lomita, California.  Five years later, we made our way back to that busy little tea house to celebrate our anniversary.

Last weekend for Festival of Holidays

With the holidays over, it’s time for Disney California Adventure to close down their Festival of Holidays event.  Stephen and I had some tabs left on our “sip and savor” pass, and went on Saturday, January 6 to use them before meeting up with Shellie at the Cove Bar, […]

Happy New Year – 2018

Happy New Year, and belated Christmas greetings to all. My year ended on a good note.  Santa was very generous to me, and the Ducks won the last game of the year against the Arizona Coyotes.  While most of the country is under snowy weather, it’s a beautiful […]

San Diego Zoo, Safari Park

The San Diego Zoological Society has 2 locations: the San Diego Zoo, located near the city of San Diego, and the Safari Park, located about an hour away in Escondido.  My friend Judy had tickets that were expiring, and they were valid for either location.  Since I was staying at […]

Funner, CA (San Diego): Harrahs Resort

Belated Merry Christmas!!  We spent the Eve with Stephen’s family, and on Christmas Day, we drove down to Funner, California (near Temecula) for a free, 2-night’s stay at Harrah’s Resort, Southern California.  Our room was located in the 21st floor of the North Tower.  While there’s not really a […]

Vista, CA: Iron Fist Brewery

Southern California has a ton of micro-breweries, and San Diego seems to have the lion’s share and we decided to visit one called Iron Fist Brewery.  About a year ago, Stephen tried a beer at Disney California Adventure called “Velvet Glove” by Iron Fist, and he fell in […]

Anaheim Ducks Face-off Fest 2017

On Wednesday, October 18, the Anaheim Ducks hosted their annual “Face-off Fest” for their season ticket holders.  The event has evolved over the years, but the main highlight of the event is allowing the fans to meet the players, coaches, broadcast team and getting a photo and/or autographs with […]

Artesia: Gerry’s Grill

I was shopping at MadPoppin and spied Gerry’s Grill across the parking lot. The logo is a swordfish holding 2 beers. Is it a bar and grill? a burger place? a fish place? Uhhh actually its a Filipino restaurant. The only other Filipino place I’ve been to is […]

Whittier: Original Pancake House 

Back from vacation, and it’s good to be back home.  For the most part, the UK has plenty of American comfort food, but there’s just some things I missed and American breakfast food is one of them. Being a bit jet-lagged, I was up early enough to beat […]

Orange, CA: El Torito

It’s Tuesday, so it’s Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour at El Torito at the Outlets of Orange, which is available only in the cantina from 3:00-9:00. The taco Tuesday was a decent deal. For $2.99 per taco, you order with the cantina waitress and she gives you a […]

Pasadena: Comics Factory

Literally located next door to Zankou Chicken is this comic book/ collectible store. You can park on the street, or go around the block behind McDonalds, cut through the alley and park in the shared small lot with Zankou. The store looks small but its narrow and long. […]