Saturday, November 08, 2014

Knott's Berry Farm

We went to Knott's Berry Farm this afternoon (on the day after my Chinese midterm test). This is my second time going to Knott's Berry Farm. My dad told me the first time I went was back in 2009 when Ah-Gee (aunty) had her company picnic at Knott's Berry Farm. I was too young to remember and probably didn't go on many rides like I did today.

I was brave. The first ride we took was the Jaguar roller coaster ride. I resisted in the beginning but got talked into it by my dad when he promised to reduce the time to return my little pillow to me by 1 year. He also said that if I take another roller coaster ride today, he would return my little pillow (wa-wa-wa) to me tonight. I took that challenge. But after riding on the Jaguar, I was sure that I would not go for another roller coaster ride. I finished it but I felt like I almost fall off from the roller coaster. I had a little nausea after that too.

The next ride was a simpler one. We rode the Sky Cabin. It goes up to about 180 feet and revolves 360 degree to give a panoramic view of the Orange County and LA County. We didn't have to wait too long for that ride. I felt like I was on the tallest building in Orange County.

We walked towards the Boardwalk and there, we rode the Wheeler Dealer Bumper Car ride. I enjoyed it a lot. I was riding with my mom and she drove the car. She was following dad behind his car without him noticing. It was so funny and I laughed so hard when dad finally realized that we were behind him.

We walked more and towards the Ghost Town before deciding to go on the Calico Mine Ride (train).  While waiting in line, dad ran to buy me a bag of cotton candy.  The rise was not scary ride but more to see what was inside the gold mine.

I wanted to go home but it was still early.  So we went on the Calico Railroad.  This is one of the oldest ride in this theme park. 

We were hungry after that, so we went out to have some Knotts Fried Chicken.  The line to the restaurant was too long so we bought Chicken to-go and had our early dinner at the picnic area.

After dinner, we continued walking around the theme park. The sky was getting darker by the time we were done with dinner. The lights came on and it looked so nice inside the theme park. We walked through the Camp Snoopy and rode on the School Bus.  The ride makes a 'whoo whoo whoo' sound. 

Next, we stopped by the Waveswinger for a little while to watch the ride. It is like you ware sitting on a swing and the machine swings you in circle and you probably feels like you are flying. I saw some people stretching our their arms pretending like their wings.

The last ride I did was another roller coaster ride. I never wanted another one but mom talked me into it. Then dad said if I rode this ride, I would get my little pillow tonight. So I went ahead with it. It was the Timber Mountain Log Ride. This ride opened back in 1969 and still very popular till today. We rode on the log and it went around the mountain and at the end of the ride, the log falls down and we got slightly wet. It was a fast ride but we waited in line for about 30 minutes.

After that, we left the park. I had a lot of fun today.  Lastly, I would like to say "Thank You" to Uncle Joe for my parents' tickets. Southern CA Edison, where Uncle Joe works had their annual company picnic there today and since Uncle Joe was busy, he passed his 2 tickets to my dad. My dad has to pay only for my child ticket and the parking.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

BOO!!!  Happy Halloween!

My mom dressed in Baroque costume and I am in my cowboy costume.  I wished my dad had bought me the cowboy boots to go with my costume.  But instead, I had to use my regular Vans.

I walked around our neighborhood (with my friend Matthew and his brother, Justin).  When I got home I counted the number of candies I got.  I have 119 candies!!  I was so happy.  The candy I like best is Baby Ruth.  YUMM!

Friday, October 24, 2014

ROPES Winner

This morning during Friday flagdeck, I was called out as a winner for the ROPES.  My mom had her camera with her so she took a picture of us with our principal, Mr. Tom Potwora.  She reminded me to stand away from the taller kids so that she could see me in the picture.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

I am Selfish

I am a very selfish person.  I don't like to share my toys or book.  I don't like to share my food.  I will share my food only if I don't like it.  I don't think of the other first.  I always come first.  If I am angry, I want to make the others angry too.  If I want something, I will whine until I get it or until my mom raised her voice.  When my mom sits with me to help me with my homework, I don't appreciate it, I always complain why I have to do it.  I think it is waste of MY time.  I rather use MY time for what I like to do 'shoo shoo shoo' ... I am selfish.

Monday, October 06, 2014

My Mom's Photoshop Skill

My mom edited the picture below for me to upload as my new Facebook cover photo.  What do you think?  Can you tell the different if I don't show you?

Friends from Phoenix

My mom's friend, Aunty Shirley and her family came to Irvine this past weekend.  We met up with them twice.  On Saturday evening, we went to South Coast Plaza and spent about an hour with them.  Then on Sunday afternoon, we met them to Newport Beach.

We rode on the carousel ride.

Here is Vivienne.  She was very happy to be on the carousel.

Ian and I were riding on white horses.  It was almost 8pm and the mall was going to close.  Aunty Shirley and her family had dinner at Corner's Bakery.  We didn't join them because we had our dinner at home.

The next day, we met them at Newport Beach.  We played Frisbee at the beach.

And then, we played by the water ...

... letting the waves chased us ...

... waiting for the waves ...

... letting the waves kissed my feet.  It was so fun and I laughed so much. 

After the beach, we went to Fashion Island and had a late lunch together at Wahoo's Fish Taco.  After lunch, we spent about 30 minutes walking around the mall together before we left for home.

I hope I will get to see them again soon.

Orange County Auto Show

Last weekend, my dad took me to Orange County Auto Show at the Anaheim convention center. I saw many cars and my favorite car is the Lamborghini.

This is one place where you get to see many cars from different dealerships and you can check out the cars inside out. 

I was riding on the new Mazda MX5.  It shouldn't be too long to wait for my driving license ... *count* *count*  ...  another 8 or so years only.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Jawbone Up Sleep Pattern

My mom put the Jawbone Up on my wrist after I fell asleep.  I think I went to be around 9pm and she put it on me around 10:30pm.

As you can see from the chart above,  I slept a total of 8 hours 21 minutes, but I had about 1 hour 30 minutes of sleep which was not recorded.  So I would say that I slept for about 10 hours.

From the recorded 8 hours 21 minutes, I had a total of 1 hour 57 minutes of sound sleep, meaning, in deep sleep.  And the remaining 6 hours 24 minutes of light sleep.  I woke up 1 time and I didn't go back to sleep immediately because I felt the Jawbone on my wrist and I was curious and couldn't go back to sleep until around 7:09am.  Then I slept until my mom woke me up at 8:04am.

The below is a sample of my mom's sleep pattern.  She had longer sound sleep than me but broken in many intervals.