Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fan Girl Until the End of Time

Playing: Save Rock and Roll-Fall Out Boy Feat. Elton John
Reading: Despite Tensions, Tourism to North Korea Continues by Andrew Bender
Over the weekend, I went to Los Angeles again and stopped by Little Tokyo to get some lunch. I ordered the Yuzu Shio Ramen at Kagura Downtown. The menu said that the ramen would come in a chicken and pork broth, but truthfully it tasted like ordinary chicken broth. However, the chashu pork was so juicy with a strip of fat through the middle that it more than made up for the boring broth. The bamboo shoots were also surprisingly tender and I loved the inclusion of multiple types of seaweed and fried onions.
Afterwards, I walked to MOCA to check out what has been called the best modern art museum California has to offer. Unfortunately, the museum was installing some new exhibit, so a lot of it was closed. Since so much of it was closed, the museum didn't charge me for my ticket. There were a lot of interesting pieces there and I would like to go back once it's completely open, but there were a lot of paintings there that I can't consider art no matter how hard I try. There were canvases painted completely red and Jason Pollock paintings that just looked like splatters of paint.
This is random, but have any of you listened to "Save Rock and Roll," the new album from Fall Out Boy, yet? A lot of my friends and I agree that it makes us feel rebellious. That's why I let out my inner rebel at MOCA. Look at me staring intently at a painting telling me not to. Rebel. Live fast, live life on the edge, die whenever.
MOCA has a really cute cafe too called Lemonade that serves affordable and delicious treats. My dad and I ordered a Chocolate Torte, a Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake, and a glass of Cucumber Mint Lemonade. They had such interesting flavors of lemonade such as: Watermelon Rosemary and Passion Fruit Pepper. Everything looked so good including the meals, which we didn't try, but from everything we ate, I really liked the place. According to their website, they have a location on USC's campus, so that's all the more reason to go to USC.
I spent some time walking around Downtown LA and when I saw the building in the far left and recognized it from 500 Days of Summer, I fan girleduncontrollably. Tom's favorite place in LA is Angela's Heights (called Angel's Knoll in real life) and I just stumbled upon it that day. I sat on Summer's and Tom's bench, happily thinking about Joseph Gordan Levitt and how I really would like a photo with him on the bench one day. For now, I'll have to live with these photos that my friends edited of us together. Have you ever watched 500 Days of Summer? If so, how did you like it? Talk to me and we can draw parallels between Summer and Daisy from The Great Gatsby like I did with my APUSH teacher. It'll be fun-ish.
Bonus Photo!


  1. thanks for commenting I followed you and hope you follow me back

  2. cute photos! cucumber mint sounds sooo good ♥

  3. this bonus photo is awesome, whole post is genius :)
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  4. Hi just found your blog! I'm so jealous I really want to visit LA :) Little tokyo sounds amazing, I'd love to get some food there and relax, would be a great experience, bet its delicious! Lovely photos!

    If you have a minute, take a look at my blog? if you enjoy it, maybe we can follow each other? :) Lucy x

  5. I'm hungry and reading this post didn't help.
    I rarely hear about this place from other people, but if it's walking distance from the Japanese plaza and Lemonade is there too, then I really want to visit it!

  6. The food looks delicious <3


  7. 500 Days of summer is a cute movie, haha I love it! and I love your love for Fall Out Boy!

  8. Ahhh you actually found the bench! I'd love to pay it a visit. Particularly in the knowledge that JGL has sat there ;) x x

  9. i'm not sure if i'll be able to express myself in English but I'll try. I quite often think like "how can this be art, it's nothing more then a splash of colour in the middle" or something, but then again, it could be very meaningful to someone else, maybe cause he'd find something familiar in it or something. So I think that what is art is really for each person to decide. What I consider as art could be trash to someone else. haha getting all philosophical.
    You look very pretty in that picture! Also I've been wanting to see 500 Days of Summer for ages, so maybe this weekend.
    xx Selina

  10. Looks so cute I have to go down there! :D


    Pirate Hart

  11. Hi this is a lovely blog honey I think we should follow on GFC and Bloglovin? what do you think?
    let me know I'll follow back for sure
    New post is up on my blog you should have a look :)

  12. I used to love fall out boy back in the day so happy to see they released a new album. I've only heard a couple of songs from it so far. Great post, and lovely pics!
    I'm following you now, if you'd like to follow back.

  13. OMG you've found the bench of
    500days of Summer! I love that
    movie, it's sweet and cute and
    kind of sad as well..
    Oh nice, free entry for the
    museum! Always good!


  14. thnx for the comment on my blog...
    nice blogpost!! love food...

    new blogpost: hotspot...

  15. I love Asian food so much *_______*

  16. AfinaSkater-Thanks!

    Bec Sharpe-Thanks and it tasted great!

    Julia Mickiewicz-Thank you so much!

    Lucy Greenwell-You should definitely visit LA if you get the chance. ^^

    prancing bee-It's really quite interesting. :3

    charmeuse-Thank you!

    Mira-It was! :)

    Pop Champagne-Haha, thank you!

    Angel in This Dress-That's what makes it great!;)

    Selina-I agree with you completely, so I guess a better question is what makes one artists better than another or what makes their work worth so much more?

    Pirate Hart-Yes, you must!

    Marie Zamboli-Thank you! I actually don't do follow backs. Sorry, I just prefer to have followers, who join because they like what I publish rather than just for another follow.

    Ashii-Thank you! The new album from FOB is actually really good!

    Ice Pandora-It's sad how Tom chases this unattainable girl, but when they're together, it's so adorable. :D

    ♥♥ Fashion-LadyLovely ♥♥-No problem and thanks!

    Francois-Me too!


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