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. 😉

Have fun!

Hannah xx

Mitasie 3

Hello lovelies! How has your weekend been? I hope it has been fantastic. Summer is just around the corner. What does that mean? School’s almost out! When school’s out, that means you need places to hang out. I know that there aren’t a lot of vegetarians out there, but if you are a vegetarian (or a vegan) I know how hard it is to find a place to eat. My dad and I are both vegetarians. We’re always looking for a place that we can eat at, but we’re kind of tired of looking through menus and asking the waiters if they could substitute the meat for something like mushrooms.

On Friday, I was talking to my friend, Ari. I was wondering if she had a hard time finding a place to eat as well since she’s a vegetarian. She told me it is difficult sometimes, but she’s been going to this place called Mitasie 3. I have never heard of this place in my entire life, yet it has 489 reviews on yelp. I went on yelp, and already, I am fascinated by the variety of food there was at this place. There were meals that looked like actual meat. I wanted to try it, so that day, I asked my Dad if he wanted to try it out and he said okay.

When we got there, there were so many things that I wanted to eat. My brother immediately got attached to the desert menu, particularly the chocolate vegan cake. I’m not very fond of chocolate cakes, but this cake was so moist. It was the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had in my entire life. But of course, that’s my opinion.

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Other than the cake, I had pad thai. Oh my gosh. I have been looking for a place that has really good pad thai, and this is the place. It had the perfect sauce, the texture was amazing, everything about it just has me speechless. I’d like to add that my dad is a very picky eater and he fell in love with this place, so that’s definitely saying something. Plus, we’re Vietnamese. We’re pretty picky people.

If you’re a vegetarian and you’re having a party, but you’re tired of taking your friends out to a place full of meat, I recommend this place. They’ll be so surprised that the stuff that they’ll be eating isn’t meat. I really hope you guys do try out this place whether you’re a vegetarian or not. Here’s their yelp page if you guys want to see what other people thought about this place. There’s so many pictures. Forewarning, you’ll be drooling.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mitasie-3-huntington-beach-2

I hope you guys have a wonderful day!

Hannah xx

Bo De Tinh Tam Chay

Hello lovelies! How has your week been? I hope it’s been really amazing because mine has been really stressful. Anyways, I did not come here to talk about my week. I’m here to introduce you guys to a vegetarian restaurant that I really love. This place is called Bo De Tinh Tam Chay. I know that I’m the only vegetarian person in this group, and there are plenty of vegetarians out there that might run into our blog, so I figured that I should write about the vegetarian places I love. Hopefully you guys will come to enjoy it just as much as I do. The restaurant is owned by a Buddhist family, so there will be a bunch of Buddhist symbols around the whole restaurant. When you walk into the restaurant, you feel a very warm feeling. You feel very welcome because there’s so many plants around the whole place.

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The place isn’t too bright, but it isn’t too dark. It’s pretty clean to me, so you won’t feel uncomfortable eating here. The workers are also really nice and are always smiling. They’re always there to help you guys with whatever you need, so hopefully they get good tips.

Each time I come here, I always get the Pho Ap Chao Don. It’s basically fried flat noodles with a bunch of vegetables and tofu. The sauce is also amazing. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it right now.

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Picture: Pho Ap Chao Don – Yelp – Poupee C.

Do you guys like soups? Their hot pots are pretty amazing. It’s a bit sour, but I think that’s just perfect. There’s also Pho and Bun Bo Hue. If you aren’t Vietnamese and have no idea what any of these things are and you’re a vegetarian, you should definitely go here if you want to try it and actually have a good experience.

Don’t like soups? There’s also a variety of dishes with rice. Asians love their rice. Yummy! I always get the pho Ap Chao Don, but my brother gets the Com Tam. It’s really good. Oh my goodness, you should try it. I always eat some of his, but it’s fine since he eats off of my dish too. It always comes with a vegetable soup. It’s really refreshing. I recommend this dish. I actually recommend everything from this shop. Haha…

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Picture: Com Tam Chay – Yelp – Anna K.

I have to go now. 😦 Until next time, lovelies. :)!

Hannah xx


California Adventure

Hello Humans!

So last week I wrote about  very special place, the happiest place on earth in fact! Here’s my post about Disneyland if you’re interested. This week, I wanted to talk about Disneyland’s little sister, California Adventure! Only located at the Disneyland in California (duh), California Adventure is its own park right across the way from the original Disney.

California Adventure Entrance (Disney Parks Blog)

California Adventure is truly what it sounds like, its a look at the California life style, mainly focusing on the movie industry and the Golden Age of Hollywood. C.A. has many full production plays and one of the fan favorites, Soarin’ over California, a simulated plane ride through California. When you sit in the chair, they fly upward taking you about 30 ft above the ground to stare a giant production screen, coming with surround sound and even 4D aspects like the smell of pine cones as you fly through forests.

Another feature of California Adventure that seperates it from it’s counterpart is its Paradise Pier, imitating one of California’s many piers, decorated with 1950’s ads and carnival themed games. It also has one of the worlds most iconic and recognizable ferris wheels (seen below), though one thing most people don’t know about the ferris wheel is that the carts swing as you ride! It definitely adds an element of surprise and excitement to the ride. At the end of the pier is one of C.A.’s fan’s most enjoyed ride, California Screamin’. The only roller coaster that goes upside at a Disney Park, California Screamin’ goes from 0-60 after a literal 10 second count down that has you on the edge of your cart’s seat!

Disney’s World of Color with Ferris Wheel in background (Frank Anzalone Photography)

My favorite attraction in California Adventure has to be it’s newest show, World of Color. World of Color, as seen above, is a spectacular lights show with a unique twist, all the images displayed are set against water. As hundreds of water jets propel water into the air, lights display moving images onto the water that play in time with music from some of Disney’s classics. From the Jungle Book to the newest classic Frozen, the show will make you laugh and cry and want to watch it all over again! It’s a must see if you ever come out to enjoy a day at the park.

Though that’s all I have for right now, there’s so much more to do at Disney’s parks! Please, come and visit sometime, you won’t be disappointed!

Until next time,

-Sebastian Luna

The Red Pot

Hello lovelies! How are you? Great? That’s fantastic!

So over the weekend, I went to The Red Pot for dinner as a celebration of Lunar New Year. Honestly, it was the best day of 2015 so far. The Red Pot is a hot pot buffet. What is hot pot? Well, it’s basically this savory asian soup. There are various soups, some are sour and some are really spicy. That’s not all, you get to add whatever you want into the soup so that it boils along with the soup. For example, vegetables, fish, meatballs, etc. It’s simply delicious and worth a try. Don’t worry, there’s a variety of foods to put into the soup that are vegetarian.

The Red Pot is around $20. It’s a lot of food. My mom always makes sure that I don’t eat any lunch or snacks before coming here for dinner.

The workers here are really nice, so your visit here each time will be amazing.

If you have kids that are under the age of 16, I don’t recommend you taking them here. You’d just end up wasting $20 on them because they can’t eat as much as you can.

Other than the price, I love it. This place is where my family and I can just sit and talk about our day. Sometimes, we sit there and just admire the peaceful time that we’re spending together. Sometimes we talk about upcoming events. This is my favorite restaurant. I don’t go here often because it’s pricy, but I can’t wait until the next time comes.

Please leave a comment on whether or not you like hot pot. Have a wonderful day!

Hannah xx

A clean beach in Southern California? What?!

Hello lovelies! (: Ever heard of Newport Beach? I know what you’re thinking, “Hello… It’s winter, why would I want to go to the beach?” I know it may seem crazy, but I love going to the beach, no matter what season it is. Going to the beach doesn’t mean that you have to be in the ocean, like they always are in the movies. There are many different activities you can do at Newport Beach!

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Do you like taking pictures? Yes? Well, my mom does too. Maybe you’re like her. You don’t like going to the beach to get dirty, but you like posing and smiling into the camera. Newport beach has the best scenery. Palm trees like no other. The ocean is gorgeous, and the beach is clean, unlike some other beaches.

Need a place to go on a date? Why not take a romantic stroll on the shore? Not into walking near the water and having your feet touch the sand? How about eating at a restaurant, while looking down and enjoying the view with your soul mate? I know it’s cheesy, but trust me, having a date at Newport Beach will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made for having a date. Come on guys, if you want to impress a girl, you’ve got to take her out to Newport Beach. She’ll love it.

Don’t have a special someone? That’s okay. You can do other activities by yourself. Maybe you want to get away from your family. Exams stressing you out? Come take a stroll on the beach. Like to stay fit? You can run along the paths, or even the sand, anything to make your body nice, am I right? Not into running? Then how about a bike ride? You should definitely try walking your dogs here too. I guarantee you that they’ll love it.

Have kids? They’ll love it here. They can build sand castles, find sea shells, play in the water, and so much more. Their imagination is the limit. As a family you guys can have a cute little picnic and have fun all day.

Oh, there’s so many activities. Do you love surfing and sailing? Why not try Newport beach? Don’t knock it until you try it!

There’s so many things that I love about Newport beach. I’m not much of a sand person, but good thing there’s rocks! Every time that I go here, I love climbing the rocks with my brother. It’s as if we’re on an adventure. It’s just spectacular.

There’s one thing that I really love about Newport Beach. As you’re walking along the cement bath, you can find a staircase. Where do they lead you? Oh. Into the ocean. Literally. It’s so cool, I have never seen something so fascinating. When I first saw it, I was so shocked.

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There’s also this cute little area. If you don’t really like the sun, but you really like the scenery, you can just hang out here, in the shade. Maybe you like drawing? You can sit here, pop your headphones on, and just let your pen glide across the paper. Or take more pictures.

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Newport beach is a place that brings people together. You can meet new people or meet up with people that you enjoy talking to. Newport beach is definitely a place that I recommend you to visit. I love it, my family loves it, and I know that you will too. Please leave a comment or if you ever go to Newport beach and post it on instagram, please tag us @undrgrnd_oc

Have a nice day! Live on.

Hannah xx