Monday, March 3, 2014


My dad gave me some strawberry plants a couple months ago.
My first strawberry!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Del Rey Kitchen

We have a new Japanese/asian yoshoku (Japanese-style Western cuisine) resturant in the neighborhood, Del Rey Kitchen. We have dined multiple times and everything has been delicious! We are so happy that we have a yoshoku japanese lunch spot on the weekends, … stop with the new ramen places already. 
1st visit:
BBQ Beef Salad + Japanese Potato Salad + Crispy Ponzu Chicken + Carbonara + Creme Caramel

2nd visit:
Potato Gratin + Hamburg Steak + Chocolate Cake + Sweet Potato Baby

3rd visit (now open for lunch!) :
Chicken Katsu Sandwich + Cabbage + Japanese Potato Salad + Garlic Egg Soup

3rd visit (now open for lunch!) :
Danshaku Potato Korokke Sandwich 
+ Cabbage + Japanese Potato Salad + Garlic Egg Soup

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Carmel / Monterey Trip 2014

We spent New Years in Carmel and Monterey.

Monterey Aquarium

Antique shopping in Monterey and Paso Robles,  got a 1950's toy car and 40-50's metal Airman.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Courtyard Wood Maintenance

Day One

We cleaned the wood and deck surfaces.

Day Two

We masked the windows and covered the deck.

Day Three

We applied the 1st coat of wood oil, I took the top section and my wife worked on the lower.

Day Four

2nd coat.

Day Five

Done, clean up time!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Muji Hollywood

Muji opened in Hollywood, located in the back of the Galaxy Shopping Center on Hollywood Blvd.

 Not the full selection of items found in Japan and prices are about 20-40% higher.

Our shopping spree, clothes were 50% off!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kula Revolving Sushi Bar - Sawtelle

We tried Kula Sushi on Sawtelle over the weekend. Pretty good quality and variation for the price and the California roll had real crab meat too. They have all the normal sushi and rolls in addition they have some hot items like fried squid and shrimp.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Art and Dessert

We went to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) to see the Calder exhibit and the giant rock sculpture, Levitated Mass.

After the museum we went to Lady M Confections. We shared the Green Tea Mille Crepe and a Mont Blanc. Very good but very expensive.