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5 05, 2012

Bäco Mercat in Downtown LA

By | May 5th, 2012|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , |

I make an effort to try a new restaurant at least once a month. Bäco Mercat has been a lasting classic in the Old Bank District of Downtown Los Angeles. It's a Spanish style cuisine in a hipstery, cozy, 1920s feel which is a Foodie's Heaven. The food quality has kept up even after all the years the [...]

23 02, 2012

Healthy, Vegan Afghan Food:: Spinach Bolani

By | February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Afghanistan, Los Angeles|Tags: |

          Oh my. What a discovery today! I parked my car at Westwood Village for a quick errand to Verizon for my Blackberry. I glanced out to the street and realized that Farmers Market was going on. I strolled out through the crowds of UCLA students and noticed the Middle-eastern stand [...]

22 02, 2012

This is the Hood I grew up in:: 626

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley|Tags: |

Most people can't quite understand or imagine the hood I grew up in. Hacienda Heights? San Gabriel Valley? "Is that like.. San Bernardino?? Umm like Pomona?" It's the same as explaining how to pronounce my last name. I'll just remain quiet and let you figure it out. But thankfully to the Fung Brothers, they've made [...]

10 02, 2012

Where to Find the Best Chinese Food

By | February 10th, 2012|Categories: China, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

Where to find the best Chinese food in Southern California? Perhaps even in the US? Leave it to me, as I've dedicatedly, whole-heartedly done my research for 27 years, just for You! In my hometown, the San Gabriel Valley! You can forget about China Town, most Chinese people find the food gross and un-authentic. People [...]

9 02, 2012

Live Fast, die Young..

By | February 9th, 2012|Categories: Europe, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , |

Bad Girls do it Well.                     I'm rocking out to M.I.A's latest hit "Bad Girls". Catchy beat & a visually exotic music video filmed in Morocco, the #1 country currently on my To-Travel list. Her latest controversy was her middle-finger at the Superbowl half-time performance with Madonna [...]

24 01, 2012

Bravo’s new show: “Shahs of Sunset”

By | January 24th, 2012|Categories: Iran, Israel, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , , , , |

The Persian Version of Jersey Shore I'm sitting here in Westwood "Tehrangulous" watching the newest reality show, "Shahs of Sunset", the hometown of UCLA & a huge Persian population. How convenient as I nibble on 'Sangak' (a wheat-sourdough flat bread known to be Iran's national bread) dipped in 'Most o'Moussir' (yogurt with shallots) and 'Ghormeh [...]

1 11, 2011

10 Reasons Why I Love LA

By | November 1st, 2011|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: |

I was born & raised in Los Angeles, California, granted at different pockets of this large county at different points in my Life. I was raised where many would call the "real Chinatown" or "Little Taiwan" in Hacienda Heights/Rowland Heights. I spent my college years outside of LA in Riverside where I found surprisingly much [...]

13 09, 2011

Chinese Culinary Heaven :: COLIMA road!

By | September 13th, 2011|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , |

Wowowow! I just teared up of joy and pride of my hometown Hacienda Heights watching the "Colima Road" youtube video. Colima road would be the famous road that runs through to Rowland Heights & Diamond Bar. I grew up on this road. My elementary, junior & high school was around there. After school, my dad [...]

20 07, 2011

Karma Yoga @ the Brewery Artist Lofts!

By | July 20th, 2011|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , |

Namaste mi Amigos & Yogi mates! As some of you may or may not know, I completed my 200 hour certification training with Yoga Works (Larchmont- Center for Yoga) the end of June after 12 dedicated weekends. I did it mainly to deepen my Yoga practice. Teaching is an option in the near future on [...]

31 05, 2011

Room to Read LA May Updates

By | May 31st, 2011|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: |

Congratulations to all the hard work from our LA Chapter for putting on such a beautiful event Thursday May 19! It was the third annual Gala in LA. The event was put on at the Majestic Hall in Downtown LA -a former bank vault, which seems to be a growing trend in new clubs/banquet halls [...]