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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I'm back~

Ah, a short trip to a place full of authentic Chinese food and quality family really did me some good. I'm and now refreshed and re-energized for the road ahead.

After this trip, one thing is for certain. If I had the money, I'd move to Irvine, Ca.

Don't get me wrong, I love Boulder, but with similar real estate prices, you get more bang for your buck at Irvine. I mean, LOOK AT ALL THE GREAT FOODS! I literally ate myself into oblivion. I gained 5 lbs in 3 days and had some of the best foods I've had in a LONG time.

While the trip was rather rushed, my mom planned it so well that we accomplished a lot.
--Went to Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, and LA.
--Went to Universal Studios
--Ate at 7 different restaurants and reduced my craving for Chinese food.

Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.

We were at some random restaurant because my mom was craving some stir-fried beef noodles... I think I will never be a great blogger because I ALWAYS forget to take pics of the most important thing: FOOD!! We just devour everything the second they were brought out. They were soooooo delicious.

Next up, my mom's friend who's a Californian (is that even a word?) took us on a real estate tour. While he and my mom talked about different investment possibilities, I got dibs on all the fancy houses in Newport Beach.

If I remembered correctly, I was shocked to find out the price of the house I liked in this pic.

I think this was Laguna Beach? Beautiful houses and a great beach. 

Universal Studios. I've been to the one in Orlando numerous times, but it's always fun to go to amusement parks. We took the Studio Tour to see the sets/stages where the stars work. It must be fun to act for a great-paying job. I for one think that everyone acts on a daily basis for free. LOL. 

Look ma! I'm in Hollywood!

LOL! All in all that was a great trip. We all need to get away from real life once in order to recharge our batteries.

Oh, and I'll be hosting a huge blog sale sometime this week. Please stay tuned! :)




Ari said...

Omg Tao! You go so skinny and fit!! You look gorgeous.

Jamilla Camel said...

What a great trip! I've lived in Denver and in the SF Bay Area, and I would pick California every time (well, I was born there!). Irvine is gorgeous!

Rita said...

Sounds like you had a really fun time in CA! I love visiting Universal Studios and I especially like seeing the movie sets that they use for major films and TV shows! The popular ones that come to mind are Desperate Housewives, Jaws (I think part of the film), and Pirates of the Carribean (maybe not the whole series, but not sure). It's been a while since I've been on the guided tour! Did you go?

And yes, as a native and resident of California, I can assure you that "Californian" really is a word lol!

Mangotatoes said...

I did my undergrad years in Irvine! I had so much fun and loved the prettiness and safety of the city, but at the same time it really makes you feel like you live in a bubble, almost pleasantville-esque. The location is nice though, especially when you want to settle down ;] And if you go to the OC again I suggest eating around in the surrounding cities (Garden Grove for Vietnamese, Santa Ana for Authentic Mexican, Orange for AMAZING Waffle Sandwiches, etc), SERIOUSLYY AMAZING FOOD around the OC (Irvine food barely cuts it when you compare it to the surrounding cities)!

Okay I think I spammed you enough!


Jen W said...

Sounds like you had a blast! I can see where you get your good looks from, your mum is gorgeous!