LEGO Imagination Center

Hello lovelies! I hope your weekend is going well. Mine is great, thank you. (: So who loves LEGOs? I know I do, except for stepping on them of course. I’ve always loved LEGOs. Since I was a kid, I loved building the tallest towers with my younger brother. Not too long ago, my family went to DownTown Disney and we came across this massive LEGO Imagination Center. This was literally a child’s dream place to be. It was crazy crowded, but my eyes were set on the massive lego sculptures or whatever you want to call it. My dad took a picture with one!

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Even my dad was fascinated about all the LEGOs. Need a present to give to your kid for their birthday? Well, you know where to go. I’m not going to lie, I probably had more fun in here than my brother. I wanted to build my own things. They had a spot for you to do that. Oh my goodness. There’s nothing bad about this place. Well, if you don’t like a place that’s a bit too overpopulated with kids, then this isn’t your place. I basically stood there for 3 minutes with my dad admiring this work of art.

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Yep, I was pretty mind blown. It was so massive and cool. Gosh, I wished you all could see it. Look at that dragon behind there. I sound like a five year old right now, but if you were there, that’s how you would feel. Young and free. Of course, it’s not Disneyland, but if you come from a family that likes walking around DownTown Disney and watch the fireworks at night, you should definitely stop by here and check everything out, maybe buy something. ūüėČ

Have fun!

Hannah xx

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Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum Entrance

Bowers Museum Entrance

Hey readers! A few weeks ago, I wrote about The Museum of Latin American Art and how I wanted to visit more museums, and it looks like I’m back at it. Last Sunday, I visited Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, which focuses on Asian and Pacific Island art, and it was just as great as my last museum visit. All the artifacts were truly breathtaking and did not fail to amaze me.

Terra Cotta Warriors

Terra Cotta Warriors

The museum was a fairly good size. I came about mid-day and still had enough time to look at all of the museums before closing time, without having to rush reading through all of the descriptions. My favorite part was definitely being able to look at all of the Terra Cotta sculptures of warriors and animals from a certain time period. There’s a local history section that was also very impressive. The carved tusk, pictured down below, was also a crowd favorite.

Carved tusk from the Qing Dynasty

Carved tusk from the Qing Dynasty

Traveling exhibits make their way to Bowers Museum all the time, and are probably the most popular. Weekends when famous exhibits come are usually the most crowded, but taking the time to go is completely worth it. Every first Sunday of the month is free, and parking is free if you eat at Tangata.

Bowers Museum is a great opportunity to view quality art up close. There are plenty of beautiful artifacts and exhibits to enjoy, all with important history. If you’re looking for somewhere to experience a fun-filled historical blast from the past, Bower Museum is the place to go, so please check it out readers!

Until next time guys!

~Cynthia

Kim Su Seafood Restaurant

Hello, lovelies! It’s Hannah. It’s been about two weeks since my last blog post because I’ve been dealing with some family issues. Anyways, how are you guys? I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Enjoy it while it lasts. However, are you looking for a good place to eat for lunch? Do you like Asian food? Well, I know the perfect place for you and your family and/or friends.

This place is called Kim Su Seafood Restaurant otherwise known as “Dim Sum”. It’s really good, I love it. This is the type of restaurant where the employees roll their food carts around and ask if you’d like anything from their cart. Each food item costs a certain amount of money and corresponds to a different box to be stamped in. I know it sounds confusing, but you’ll understand when you eat at a Dim Sum restaurant some day.

Primarily meat eaters come to dine here for lunch, hence the word “seafood” in the name of this restaurant, but there’s also vegetarian food. I’ve been a vegetarian for around two weeks and I still find plenty of vegetarian food to eat there. There’s tofu soup, vegetable plates with a delicious sauce on it, vegetarian meatballs, pastries, etc. If you’ve been a long term vegetarian and aren’t comfortable with the smell of meat, then this place isn’t the best place for you.

If you’re a seafood lover, this place is definitely a place you should put on your bucket list. This place is known for their lobster. When I wasn’t vegetarian, I would be so excited to eat it. There’s this yellow thing that I would always get, it’s called “Shu Mai”. Oh my goodness, it’s so good. Of course there’s so much to choose from. I’ve gone for countless times and I still have so many things that I want to try. You can also have special events here. Everyone will love it.

Too lazy to go out and eat there? Well, Lucky for you, there’s the option of getting takeout.

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Now I’m hungry. I hope you guys give this place a try. It’s definitely worth it. I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! Love you. ‚̧

Hannah xx

MoLAA

molaa2Hey readers! I think the greatest thing about museums, besides looking at all the exhibits, is getting to look at the exhibits for free. Target free Sundays are probably the best thing invented since toilet paper, and at MoLAA, every Sunday is a target-free Sunday, thanks to the sponsorship of Target. Admission and all of the activities are completely free! The Museum of Latin American Arts provides a chance for everyone to view and enjoy the art of famous Latin American artists of the past century. Some exhibits are also interactive!

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On Sundays, just walk through the entrance and the lady at the front door will unlock the doors to the inside. Once inside, there are several wings of the museum to visit. There are different paintings, sculptures, and artifacts that viewers can look at and take pictures of. Every exhibit has a small plaque that has details about the work and the artist, and if viewers are still curious, museum workers are around every corner to answer any questions.

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My favorite part of the museum was definitely the garden, the last wing of the museum. The whole garden has different types of trees and cacti, creating a backyard-like atmosphere for the museum. Between the plants are more sculptures and artifacts. I got to hold hands with the one below for a short while!

molaa 1If you want somewhere cool to spend your Sunday afternoon, the museum is a great place to go to enjoy yourself and learn a little bit more about Latin American art. I think it’s totally worth it, and hey, it’s free!

Until next time guys!

~Cynthia

SOCO

Hello guys!  A little location I would like to write about today  would be SOCO, more specifically I would like to describe the setting of this vintage, bohemian location perfect for studying or getting together for a cup of coffee.

SOCO is located on Hyland in Costa Mesa, CA.  It is a community of various stores ranging from food to furniture, and has the most exotic decor, from wood door bathroom stalls to comfy cotton fluffed couches located inside the ¨OC Mart Mix¨ for individuals to chillax, work, or study.

SOCO is a perfect place for studying and catching up on schoolwork!  All people gather and bring their laptops to work and focus.

SOCO is a perfect place for studying and catching up on schoolwork! All people gather and bring their laptops to work and focus.

In the ¨OC Mart Mix¨ of SOCO, there are multiple open door businesses, each in their own sections of the building.  A bit similar to a one floor mall, the Mart has popular food places such as Birdie Bowl, a food specialty restaurant focused upon Acai and pitaya bowls, and the Portola Coffee Lab, a cafe specializing in a dark chocolate ganache rich texture of a large variety of coffee that would satisfy the buds of coffee and non-coffee lovers alike.  The little quaint stores within SOCO are filled with cute vintage clothing for infants or casual $400 Ray Ban pairs of retro sunglasses.  Every fraction of the Mart has distinctive features: cool chalkboard designs and a little section for a hair trim.  Everywhere throughout there are the abstract colored walls that create a season of colors to see and feel.

Inside Birdie Bowl Decor. Love the chalk writing of ¨community.¨

Inside Birdie Bowl Decor. Love the chalk writing of ¨community.¨

The color schemes, the floors, the organization, the exotic and vegan foods, the intricate apparels and antiques all synthesize to create an atmosphere of modern sophistication, of chic.  An aura of hip emits from the location.

SOCO is a wonderful architect project created to bring people together to socialize and, in my opinion, appreciate the beauty of design.  I truly recommend you to check out the location in the future- whether to bowl in on antioxidants and fiber at Birdie Bowl or find new furniture for that winter to summer house design project!

The public restroom at SOCO!  A full on wood door replaces the typical bathroom stall.

The public restroom at SOCO! A full on wood door replaces the typical bathroom stall.

And this post is only about ¨The OC Mart Mix¨ edifice of SOCO.  The exterior of the SOCO area is even more natural with the layout of things.

Until next time everybody!

Naomi