Saturday, December 12, 2009

December...

Ahh... December...

December, the last month of the year... life as I know it has taken a even worse turn. Normally, December is a happy time, or at least a festive time... with Christmas coming and all. Unfortunately, this entire year has thus far been a trying year and at the last month of the year, everything has to spiral down even farther. When will my obstacles end?

When I am supposed to be focusing on ONLY looking for a new job, my laptop decides to act up. It turns pink! I love my Lappy, though it's old... about 4 1/2 years old. It's still usable, but my eyes will only get worse as my Eye doctor had already told me... my last job gave me a case of severe dry eye... from staring constantly into a badly lit computer screen. Then I catch the flu. This was a bad one. I haven't had the flu for over 2 years! It disabled me! I even had to reschedule an interview because I was coughing up a storm and couldn't even finish one sentence without needing to cough up some mucus (sorry, it's gross I know.) Being sick is definitely the pits... and just as my luck would have it, I get into a car accident! A hit and run accident! And, all the while I'm still delirious and ill...at the scene of the accident, I am confused, I am feeling as if God wants to throw me more curve balls. I feel so alone.

I need a job AND I need to move forward from the hell I've been experiencing this past year. Without any compassion from family, I feel so alone as it is and then I get into an exchange of harsh words with them that makes me even more depressed. All I can do is to take care of myself and stop analyzing others I suppose... but I continue to receive obstacles preventing me to do what I need to do.

In the midst of trying to recover from the flu, taking care of the car accident (which has caused me more body aches), getting a working laptop, family issues, etc... my DSL somehow got ported over to a new carrier without MY authorization! Some one from Verizon messed up big time and they are all idiots. I spent 700 minutes on my cell phone trying to fix this~ fix a problem I did not cause, and getting really useless techs from them. None of this is my doing!! I ask, WHY IS THIS CRAP HAPPENING TO ME?? All I want to do is focus on looking for a job so I can survive! Why am I being attacked left and right?! I want to cry... no, I'm really tired. Tired of needing to take care of unnecessary things! Life is really not good right now. No, it sucks.

I want to sue Verizon so bad for messing with my line and interrupting my life even more! I had no connection for a week and yet they still cannot trace what happened?! It is ridiculous that I spoke to over 20 people and all except one was willing to help. When I gain some sanity and strength, I will make it my mission to get Verizon for messing with me! That will be real fun!

Meanwhile, I am trying to fix my miserable month/life. I am hoping and praying nothing worse can come my way. Maybe convincing myself that with all the bad that has happened and passed, a new light will appear as the new year arrives... at least this way, maybe I'll be happier and feel less wanting to give up.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Getty Center photos 11-11-2009 (1)




Artistic and bold. Very cool.


Model.


I love Monet.


Staircase.

The Getty Center photos 11-11-2009


Sculpture by the front sections.


Coffee, beverages and snacks. Long line!


Oh my! This is the fountain I saw on Project Runway where this one guy, I think Christopher used for inspiration as his last project! He got voted off. Sad.


Dusk.

A beautiful day at The Getty Center

Decided to go to The Getty on Veteran's Day, so did many other people. It was a great day for the arts.


People waiting for the Tram to go up to the museum.


What grand architecture! I just love it!


Giant tennis racket!? Just kidding.


What a great jacket to wear to The Getty!


This sculpture reminds me of my sister and I (though kind of scary looking).

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Feedable Korean B.B.Q. Restaurant

We decided to go for All-You-Can-Eat Korean B.B.Q. for dinner last night. It's been a while, but since the weather is suitable for this type of comfort food, the night seemed appropriate to indulge here.

This is as good as it gets in my area. There aren't too many of these Korean Buffets around my home, so I consider fortunate that this place even exist. Dinner for adult is $19 each. Kind of pricey, but if you bring your appetite, it's worth it. For us little gals, it probably wasn't. And, I stuffed myself. Guys who eat lots of meat should make it worthwhile though. =)

The photos didn't turn out too good. Sis took them. I'm actually waiting to get my new little Cannon Digital Elph. Maybe Santa will bring it to me soon!



Green Leaf Letter and seaweed soup.


Some Kalbi and Bulgolgi, pork belly on the grill. The Kalbi was pretty good. But the pork belly was not edible... too tough!


Jap Chae, Edamame and a broiled fish we did not finish. We had to hide it under other plated to avoid getting charged an extra 20% on the bill.


Pan Chan (too many to choose from). Bad pic.

Galleria Market


I just love this new Korean Market that just opened up near my home! (so far that is)

This basket on wheels is super cool! I want one to take home! I got a kick out of it... so fun!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

End of another chapter.

I finally quit my miserable job yesterday. I often wonder if I had completely missed my calling this life time. Why is it that I always end up with crap~hardships and obstacles? Some may think I'd be crazy to leave a job during this tough economic time...but I really had no choice. Though I've been miserable and wanted to find a way out, this final decision to leave was sort of forced. The company's failure in management style finally made the decision for me. When is it enough? How much pride do I have to give up, just to keep a job, any job in the current economy. Going to work was like going underwater, holding onto a constant breath and not being able to come up to gasp for air until you step out the door at the end of the day. I had enough. Yes, I need a job. But keeping a job that kills me slowly, mentally and physically day after day is worse than stressing out over not having a job. Never in my life have I wanted out so desperately.

It is time to look forward and I really want to believe there is more in this world than the ugliness I've been exposed to from this experience.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Crawfish Takeout


Takeout from Boiling Crab.




Three pounds of craw fish. The craw fish were kind of small though.


Corn on the cob.


Catfish with Cajun fries. Yummy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

MK


Sleepy Kitty...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ebisu- Little Tokyo


Late night restaurants are at times difficult to find, especially for a picky eater like me. Ebisu closes really late, so when we browse around in Little Tokyo, we often end up here. Their Hamachi Kama is usually pretty big, unlike most other Japanese restaurants'. On Friday, after watching "Spirited Away", we were hungry and needed to eat some real food, so we drove over to Little Tokyo, thinking we wouldn't have to wait at Daikokuya. Boy, were we wrong! At 11pm, there was still a long waiting list there. Our tummies couldn't wait, so we headed over to Ebisu. I kind of like this "Japanese Tavern". Cozy and the food is good.



My favorite!



Pork Cutlet is really good. It's black pig.



I actually don't know what this starter dish was. The texture was like tuna, but kind of tasteless. I didn't care much for this.

Spirited Away

I was fortunate enough to have come across Goldstar, to get some tickets to see "Spirited Away" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater last Friday night. The best part was that the tickets were free! I just had to only pay $5 for service fee. Great deal.



Hayao Miyazaki is just simply brilliant. His animated films are all very moving and meaningful. There are lots of symbolism in this film, but at the same time~ the movie definitely is very suitable and would be enjoyable for children. I've seen the movie years ago, but somehow seeing it on the big screen gives it a different feel. I guess seeing it in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater is definitely a big plus. It's so clean in there! No food and drinks obviously help.



"No Face" is one of my favorite characters in the film!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Quick dinner on a hot summer night

Yesterday was Sis' birthday. Since we already had a family dinner together during the week, we decided to hop over to Tamaya for a quick dinner. The weather here was outrageously scorching hot, so instead of the usual soup Ramen we'd order, we opted for the cold noodles (good for summer months), gyozas, and some fried rice. I end up packing up the leftover rice since we had plenty enough to eat.



Gyozas are larger than most other similar eateries.


Fried rice came with side salad and miso soup.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

B-day Gift

I've trying to get things that are more compact these days. This is the perfect little rice cooker. It even plays music when the rice is done cooking! Love it.



Perfectly cooked rice! First batch.


After fluffed!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Want a job I'd love!

How do you work in a place where you have to face people with no integrity everyday?! How do you deal with hating your job but needing it in this depressed economy? When is "enough is enough"? It's almost degrading to be in that situation and having to drag myself to work then being unhappy for the whole week. It's a never ending cycle! Sigh. I don't know how to get out! I'm sick to my stomach hating the hellhole that I'm in.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Birthday Wish.

Maybe I'm getting old... older... My birthday wish consists of wanting to be healthy, happy and most importantly~ know what being content means.

I now believe these non-tangible things in life sure are true blessings that no money in the world can buy.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Disappointment

Have you ever been in a situation so bad that you feel like you are stuck in mud and instead of pulling yourself out, you are being sucked down faster than you know it? And, just when there's a glimpse of hope to get out of the mud pit, you are sucked right back down again. This was what my life has been like for the last couple of weeks. I thought this past weekend had the glimpse of hope I worked so hard towards, but in the end it was just all an illusion. I'm still stuck in mud. Such great disappointment. When am I going to get out of the mud pit!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sisters


This is so rare! Kitties love each other afterall!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

On the way home...

Most days I'm just bored out of my mind driving home from work being stuck in traffic jam. Some days I use surface streets to get home and I get to pretend I'm a tourist, that is if I'm in the mood to even pay attention to all the shops and building around the cities I drive through.

Today was kind of a good day for that kind of drive... breezy weather, not too much traffic and before the rain... so I took some snapshots of the things I get to see on the road home...


Cool Car!


Interesting...


I get my coffee here some mornings.



Nice view of clouds before the rain.