Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sightseeing With Out of Town Relatives

My cousin and aunt are visiting Southern California from Vancouver, Canada. I spent a full day with them and my grandma (who lives locally) sightseeing yesterday. We went to the Santa Monica pier, Pink's Hotdog (lunch), Olvera Street and the L.A. Union Station. It was a tiring, long day, but it was fun. Now I realize how much work it takes to entertain out of town guests.

To see more photos, click here!

L.A. Union Station has an architecture that I enjoy looking at. There were less people there yesterday compared to the last time that I was there. The main security officer warned me to keep my camera close and tight. While nothing had happened, it was better to be safe than lose something so expensive as there were always a lot of homeless people sleeping in the chairs in the main corridors.

While visiting Olvera Street, I found Pico House which was located very close by. I was excited to have finally found and seen this hotel in real life! It appeared on "Ghost Adventures" as one of the haunted locations. I wanted to go inside to see if it was really haunted, but since I didn't have permission to enter, I could only look from the outside. I took some pictures through the windows, just to see if anything would appear, but of course, nothing came up in the photos.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bring In The New Year - 2011

Happy New Year! I started 2011 with a morning run in new running "gear". Wuzzah! I definitely started the new year on the "right foot"! Not only that, today marks the first official day of training for a 10K race! I will be doing a 10K race on Sunday, Feburary 13. I have six weeks to train for the race...even if I am undertrained/unprepared, I will still show up as a crazy runner/athelete/participant with a bulky, professional looking camera and take random photos during the race because I don't care what my finish time is and all I want to do is have fun!

Click here for more info if you want to participate in the 5K walk/run, 10K run (both on Feb 13) or 30-mile bike race (on Feb. 12) and use the discount code "fckrfan" when you register online (not sure if there is an expiration date to use the code?). Also, let's bring in the CHINESE New Year and celebrating it with fun races!