I just read this article from the LATimes, Walk of Fame allege attacks by music vendors, seek officials’ help. Although I’m not really a big fan of these guys posing for money, I believe they have the right to do it. Plus, it’s fun for the most part when everyone plays their part properly and practices good attitude and manners. Sometimes, a tourist just gets the urge to pose with Superman on the Walk of Fame for a dollar tip, right??
What irks me is how it sounds like security officers in the area look at these guys like they’re lower than dirt just because they’re in costume. They’re people too and a lot of them are getting hurt; it’s a police person’s duty to protect them even if they look a little bit ridiculous. Plus, it comes down to stopping so violent in our streets. If the CD vendors ARE gang related, then this could turn into something really serious and dangerous. It sucks that the city is so hesitant to make a move just because it’s for a group of people dressed as comic book or movie characters.
I guess I sympathize with people who likes to run around in costumes.
I had dinner at Yamashiro Restaurant in Hollywood this past weekend, which is a neat historical spot. The original building was built in 1911 by the Bernheimer brothers to house their collection of Asian treasures. During the Golden Age, it even became a celebrity hang out! You can read more about its history on the restaurant’s website.
The food there was very good, though I wouldn’t recommend going for the sushi. I ordered the salmon in miso cream sauce and my boyfriend ordered the sushi entreÃ©. The sushi was okay– nothing special, but I did expect more for the price for it! It was still good though, but I’ve had better. On the other hand, the salmon was amazing! I loved the taste of the miso cream sauce. We also had the Kurobuta Carnitas appetizer and it was also really good! Again, it was the sauce that made it good, which had a hint of wasabi in it, I think. For dessert, we had the chocolate souffle, which was pretty yummy too. My favorite part of the whole experience though was the sight and location itself. I love how the restaurant feels like an old Japanese castle from Kyoto– it made my geekier side happy! The garden in the center of the restaurant was really pretty too and I kind of want to go back during one of their movie nights.
The menu is a little bit pricey though, so I’m gonna have to save up for another trip there!
This past Saturday, Japan LA and Royal/T collaborated on a themed party called ‘Diamond in the Sky’, or “SHINY PARTY!” for short. I love the Royal/T space and it was a lot of fun to see people dressed up in glitter, sequins and various other shiny materials. The djs got everybody dancing and the dance circles were definitely one of my favorite things from that night!
Japan LA set up a temporary store inside the cafe, and built a tower of Hello Kitty! (seen in above photo) It became a popular back drop for photo ops.
It didn’t get as crowded as I thought it would, which is kind of a good thing– but there were definitely enough people that showed up to call it a pretty fabulous party.
They were serving some party food and I had the vegetable quesidilla and the beef skewers. The quesidilla was my favorite and I also had a pomegranate martini. I did a sake shot with a friend, who ended up almost dying from it! You know your friends love you when they’re willing to die just to make you happy (since I demanded she do it with me!). Even my boyfriend had fun, admitting that he would never have known about these types of events if it weren’t for me. I made him a shiny, silk vest to match my dress.
We didn’t leave until the party actually ended and the boyfriend and I headed to Johnny’s pastrami on Sepulveda for a late, late night dinner. We ordered a pastrami sandwich to split between us (they’re huge), french fries and a slice of apple pie. Best way to end the night!
WHERE? Royal-T Cafe in Culver City
WHEN? THIS SATURDAY! 9pm-1am
WHY? To glitter & shine, motherfuckers!!!
RSVP NOW!!!! To: email@example.com
I’ll be there and I’m excited! I won’t be wearing anything original, but you bet your monkey-butts I’m going to be hella shiny anyways XDDDD
Last Saturday night, a friend and I attended the first ever Edwardian Ball held in Los Angeles! It was an excuse to dress up and get out on a Saturday night! A rare opportunity these days, let me tell you…
The event was full of Edwardian enthusiasts– from people dressed in historically correct clothes, to costumes, and so on. The performances were more circus-burlesque style with really talented musicians and singers bringing in the noise. It was really neat to see people ballroom dancing on the dance floor as well.
I love the neat hand-drawn decor they had going on too!
We were very entertained by the performances from Cirque Berzerk, and my favorite band was Helios Jive. The drink from the punch bowl at the bars was also delicious. Unfortunately, as it got later, the place got way too crowded! We couldn’t even manage to get near the bar! We left a little early and headed to Denny’s for some late-night breakfast meals. Overall, it was a good time and I would definitely go again!
Also, if you haven’t noticed, I added a little flickr badge on the side menu! Please check it out for photos of all the shenanigans I get into. I promise to post more of my gurly geeky/nerdy activities as I get on with the re-design and revamp of this blog :)
I think this place should be voted for the most neglected blog in all of interweb history.
Lately, I can’t peel my eyes off Ebay.com, Amazon.com, and many other selling communities I follow. It seems everybody is trying to make a little extra cash by selling everything they own, if you know what I mean. Even I’ve come to selling some of my brand clothing here and there just to buy an original artwork from a favorite artist! Nonetheless, I have always been a poor, starving artist/geek so this economic crisis we’re suffering in isn’t really making any sort of difference in my already sad state of income.
In fact, I’ve snagged some low-priced DVDs off of Amazon sellers– V for Vendetta and Planet Terror for both less than $20!
Nonetheless, hobbies have suffered from all this lack of money. I’ve quit cosplay and anime conventions. I’ve narrowed down my conventions to basically San Diego Comic Con… and that’s about it! I would still consider WWLA, but it all depends if anyone will actually be there next year.
There is kind of a void in my little nerdy heart– especially since I don’t even buy as many comic books as I would like to these days. Maybe I should stop buying used brand clothing on eBay, right? Girl and Geekâ€“ both sides in constant battle!
Anyways, as always, I promise to think of a way to make this blog and website more interesting in the future!
Recently, I watched both Fantastic Four movies starring Jessica Alba… and I enjoyed them.
Do I need to get shot in the head for this???
I think it was the pure cheesiness and “badness” of it all that really made me feel like I was watching a Marvel comic come to life. Not that I’m saying Marvel is bad. What I’m trying to get at is… in the old days, comics were cheesy– but in a really good way! It’s Stan Lee, for goodness sakes. He’s brilliant without falling into that “edgy” trap, which is what comics these days seem to be vying for. Marvel superheroes were fun and a little campy a lot of times. These F4 movies were all about campy-ness. The cast was even almost perfect. I have mad crush on the actor who plays Reed Richards– he suits the character so well!
Jessica Alba… well, she’s hot, and her acting skills were just right for these type of movies so I have no complaints, really. I know they have to have that Hollywood face to sell even if she doesn’t quite scream ‘Sue Storm’ to me. At least it wasn’t Kirsten Dunst. Shudder.
I give these F4 movies a thumbs up since they were just fun to watch.
Plus… the uniforms didn’t deviate too much from the original either!
See, guys? When you don’t try too damn hard to be so “edgy” everything actually works out… coughX-Men3coughCOUGH…