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March 31, 2004

I survived!

Survived what? End of quarter crap at work. That's all you need to know.

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March 27, 2004


lunch group thumbnailDin Tai Fung in Arcadia.

VERY YUMMY dumplings. I just wish I had eaten more! And tried the rest of the menu. Mmmmmm. Not super cheap like dim sum can be either though, but MMMMMMMMMMM good. Man, this is sad, I want more already and I was just there!!! This is one of the places I somehow missed when I was at UCLA... sigh. It's ok, I have discovered it now!!

Pic 01 Pic 02- see right

Only two pictures from after dessert at Phoenix Food Boutique next door, though. Sorry! Phoenix is pretty good too-- great variety-- but I wouldn't bother with their tapoica drinks again... the mochis and puddings looked better!

Approximate order, Left to Right: Thomas, Sophia, Erik and his fiance Mary, Carley, Justin, Nick, Ara.

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March 23, 2004

More Ski Trip pictures

Back to June Mountain this past weekend...

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March 07, 2004

Big Bear... and pics.

Sort of. 3 pictures aren't much. One, two, and three.

Small little trip. Just Keith and myself-- Justin and his brother couldn't make it, Sophia couldn't make it, Alicia couldn't make it, Dave couldn't make it, etc. etc.

Beautiful day-- if anything, it was waaaay too hot (temps in the 70s?). Snow at these little resorts in SoCal isn't nearly as good as the Sierra Nevadas, so even with the deepest base in 6 years (5' or so!!) conditions were only decent. Lots of traffic past 10am as well-- the slopes were crowded, since SoCal doesn't have many resorts at all.

Crowds aren't a problem most of the time since Keith and I are both experienced on the slopes, but Big Bear is an all-mountain terrain park for snowboarders and hence attracts a lot of beginners and a younger crowd, many of whom do not have good situational awareness or an understanding of the fact that snow is slippery!. eek We avoided any serious accidents or injuries, and I don't think we scared anyone too badly...

The biggest thing of the day was the heat. They said heat wave in the 50s and 60s-- hah! Girls were stripping down to tank tops (mmmm, snow bunnies... lots of good looking ones too... mmm...), which tells you it was freakin' hot for a ski resort. I had my lightweight jacket completely unzipped (front and vents)-- thanks again, sis, for the jacket!-- and by 1pm, both Keith and I were freakin' overheated. I pushed things out to 2:40pm or so... then we packed up and headed back.

Nice trip-- especially thanks to all the eye candy-- but next time, we need to bring more people!!

June Mountain, March 19-20-21 anyone? Sophia and I are going...

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March 06, 2004



Crud, that's a lot of driving. Throw in 101 and 60 and I would have crossed every major interstate and US highway in central Los Angeles county today, plus a few extras on top. Throw in 90 and 57 and that would be every major one! (I'm not counting 2, 17, 19, 39, etc. since those are city streets by their current design, and not limited-access roads...)

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Pearl's birthday dinner at Hennesey's. Jer, Pearl, Jen, Sue, Wen (sp?), Thomas, Julie... did I get all the names?

One. Two. Three. Four.

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