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18 11, 2014

A Foodie Getaway to Conejo Valley

By | November 18th, 2014|Categories: California, Los Angeles, US|Tags: , |

As a native to Southern California and a devoted foodie, I am always on the hunt for quality tasting food and new restaurants to explore. It seems to be an ongoing journey as there are so many neighborhoods within Los Angeles containing a diversity of culinary gems. Turnover rates on restaurants/bars are high as well [...]

20 06, 2012

Global Yoga Day, with Love from LA

By | June 20th, 2012|Categories: India, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , , |

  This past Saturday, 100 Yoga studios from around the World participated in Room to Read's "Global Yoga Day", raising money for Girl's Scholarships in India (costs 250$/year to support a girl). Our LA Chapter secured 2 studios within a block from each other in Santa Monica. I truly felt that Karmic Vibration from the [...]

3 06, 2012

Namaste India! Global Yoga Day.

By | June 3rd, 2012|Categories: India, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

Imagine a day this Summer where individuals from all over the world come together, quiet their minds, and send all their Positive Energy to one cause. A cause to encourage Girl's Education & Gender Equality. Feel that Karmic vibration. Let's do it. Dear fellow Yogi, Studio Owner, Friends, Family, my respected Global community, Hope you're [...]

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 [...]