Jul
29
2012

Santa Anita Arcadia Mall

I want to talk about this awesome mall in LA, it is at the north of LA, in a town call Arcadia, it is next to Santa Anita race track, it used to be one of the biggest race track in the world. it has lots of parking and it's one of the top luxury mall in LA. most ppl know it as Arcadia mall but technically it is called Santa Anita mall. it is one of the Westfield mall that has malls around the world not just in the US.

this is a big park in Arcadia, but it's not free, it is the Arcadia Arboretum, it's famous for having peacocks walking around you, they're not afraid of ppl, and they're beautiful.

new addition of the mall, it's a trend to have malls nowdays to have some indoor and some outdoors. they have some beautiful covers so in the summer time, customer can feel cool. they have trains for the children to ride and nice seating areas too.

the center court of the mall

one end that has AMC and the foot court and outside the foot court some more restaurant like Cheesecake Factory.

outdoor resting area by Macys and parking, it has water fountain, beautiful flowers and rocks and Subway.

the new restaurant Red Robin by Macys, so Subway is not the only place you can get food, this is nice cuz food court is all the way at the other end of the mall.

to parking lot, this is a very nice parking lot and it's free.

Jul
29
2012

My own collection of Snacks at home

Here's some collection of my own snacks and food at home. I like to get snacks from different markets like American, Asian and other market and also I dine out a lot so I have a lot of left over food from restaurants and fast food. When I go home, instead of putting it away or in the fridge, I take picture first. It's my collection of the precious things that I have, after I ate the food, the food's gone but not the pictures, I can always look back at the pictures or this blog to remember the yumminess of my snacks.

 

mango birthday cake

Japanese snack from Mitsuwa market, quite expensive but very good, but their expiration date come very soon, so remember to eat the snack ASAP.

a row of chocolate bars, did you know that dark chocolate is very good for your heart? but it's bitter, the most I can take is 70% dark.

Chinese milk hard candy, these are hard chewy candy made of real milk, there's milk, chocolate and green tea flavor.

one of my favorite food, Chinese sausage, you eat it with slices of raw garlic.

can you tell what it is? it's Godiva chocolate inside the Godiva bag, I love white chcoloate, so this is white chocolate stars and clusters with nuts.

I actually made these candies myself, I melt the candies and put nuts in it and put it on a stick, I think there should be more food and snack on a stick, it's fun to eat on the go.

love love love these, these are adult version of chocolate, there are real alcohol liquor inside the chocolate bottle, isn't it cute? they sell these in a cute wood box in Costco during holiday season.

these are the candy and snack and toys I brought from Europe, you think Japanese snack in LA is expensive? try European snack paid in euro.

candy sweet and different falvor of popcorn, you can buy this in Santa Anita Arcadia mall, if you buy the bucket, next time, it's half off the most expensive item.

can you believe this? pizza flavor chips, awesome, I wonder if there will be root beer flavor chips coming soon.

Jul
29
2012

Bling Bling Lights and Colorful Signs around the City

I love looking at colorful and shining lights and signs, however it is not easy to take these pictures. Because unless you have an awesome expensive camera, when you move just a little bit, the lights will become a line and makes the picture blurry. here are some pictures of lights and signs around the city.

 

some of these signs no longer exist because most of the store will update their neo signs to attract customers and as the years passes, technology gets better and better so the store have to change to a better saving energy signs.

 

some of the signs and lights are small and some are big, but doesn't matter what, it makes your eyes wonder and somehow sees colorful lights makes ppl happy. it's colorful, it's bright, it's something you don't see at home. but beware don't look at it for too long, your eyes might not take it.

we all need lights to see, even in day time, the stores will turn on the light for the customer to see better and buy more things. nowdays, there are many different kinds of light bulb, some regular, some energy saving, some colorful, some for home use, some for industry use, some for small houses, some for big signs. there are so many kinds of lights.

and don't forget, some of the awesome sights of light were gather by small tiny lights, this is to teach us humans that if we all work together, we can make big dreams come true. and every single small tiny lights counts among the big awesome crowds.

About the author

Los angeles is great.  It has very diverse community and I love shopping, eating out and visiting new places.

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