Tuesday, September 02, 2014

First Day in Third Grade

Today marked my first day in third grade. The summer vacation went by too quickly and now we are back to school. I've been waking up past 8am every morning after I came back from Malaysia.  I had a hard time waking up this morning even though I went to bed at 9pm last night. Mom had to wake me up and I was still very tired. Fortunately, we were able to get to school on time.

Some of the kids I know that in the same class as I am are: Brandon Adcook, Matthew and Jaiden. My third grade teacher is Miss Lauren Viscardi.

Friday, August 29, 2014

I Look and I Look

There was a big event at Irvine Spectrum this afternoon.  We drove there just to attend the=is once in a life time event.  I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. 

I brought my binocular with me.  So the wait began ...

I look ....

... and I look ...

... and I look ...

... and I saw this!!

... and it is moving ...

... and it looks so scary!!!!  *****SCREAM*****

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Curry Rice at Mitzuwa

I love Japanese curry rice with pork chop.  Mom didn't cook today because we drove out to Corona to visit a friend and to show homes to them.  She was so tired when we got home so she skipped cooking. 

We went to Mitzuwa food court for dinner.  Usually, I would have the Santouka Ramen but this time, I had something different.  I ordered the Pork Katsu with curry and rice.  It was good.  I shared a little with mom because the plate was huge and I couldn't finish all of it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lunch at Secret Recipe

Back dated post for 7/27/2014:

My Kaufu (uncle) drove us to One Utama for lunch.  We didn't know what to eat because there are too many good restaurants there.  Initially, I wanted to eat WongKok but mom said we just had it couple days ago with kampoh (grand aunt). 

As we were walking farther to the 'new wing', we came to Secret Recipe.  Mom has a RM50 voucher and so we made or choice to eat there.

I ordered the Spaghetti Bolognese for myself.  Kaufu ordered Caesar salad and mom ordered the Thai fried rice.  The Thai Fried Rice and Spaghetti Bolognese were on their lunch special for RM17.  They both came with a glass Ice Lemon Tea.

At the end, we added a banana split order to our meal. It was yummy!

Fallbrook Park Water Playground

Yesterday morning at 10am, my Mom brought me to the new playground at Fallbrook. It is a water playground. When we arrived, there was only our group of friends. More and more children came as time passed by.

I like it and I wish Ewan and Ethan are here to join me.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Humongous Lollipop

My god-grandmother (mom's god-mother) gave me a very very big Doraemon lollipop. She bought it from during her weekend trip to Langkawi with her friends.  I wanted to take a video of it to remember.

After having one of the lollipop, I realized that I didn't really like the taste of it.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Meet and Greet: Mayor of Irvine

This afternoon, my mom and I, and Aunty Julia's family, went to the Civic Center for a meet and greet session with the Mayor of Irvine - Steven Choi.  Mayor Steven Choi immigrated to US from Korea in 1968.  He studied  Library Science at the Louisiana State University as his master degree and earned his Ph.D in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. 

He was elected as the Mayor of Irvine in 2012.  Previously he was a Trustee of the Irvine Unified School District from 1998 to 2004.  And from 2004 to 2012, prior to becoming the Mayor of Irvine, he was the Irvine City Councilman. 

My first impression of the Mayor was that he is a very friendly man and he likes kids.  He is a very humble man and he talked to us gently and very politely.  I like him.   

We all sat around a big table in the conference room with him.  Joseph and Faith both have specific questions for him.  Faith wanted to invite him to her birthday party next month.  

He asked me if I knew where he was from.  I said, "Korea!"  Luckily for me, my mom briefly told me about him before we left home as she was reading on his website.

He asked where I was staying in Irvine and I told him I live in Woodbridge.  He smiled and told me that he loves Woodbridge and he had lived there (near Eastshore Elementary) when he first moved to Irvine.  He is currently living in the Woodbury community. 

After spending about 20 minutes in the conference room chit chatting with the Mayor, we all went to his office for pictures. His office overlooks the Bill Barber Park. What a great view! 

After several pictures with the Mayor, we left his office.  Before we left, he reminded us to vote for him in this November.  We spent about 30 minutes total with Mayor Steven Choi today.  It was a great meet and greet session.  Thank you Aunty Julia for inviting us to join her family to meet the Mayor of Irvine. 

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Bye Bye KL!

It's the time to leave Malaysia to go back to my home in Irvine.  I am very excited because I can't wait to see how my seat looks like in the economy class.  I said my good bye to Kampoh and Kaugong at their home because they didn't come with us to the airport.  Only JoJo yeeyee went to the airport with us to send us off.

Checking in was a breeze.  Mom saw the lady who helped her every time she leaves KLIA.  Her name is Shirley and she has been working with EVA Air ground for 19 years.  My mom had been travelling to USA since 1996 and that it has 18 years she was helped by this lady at check in. 

We didn't eat lunch before we left TTDI so we had lunch at KLIA with JoJo yeeyee.  So we had lunch at the Old Town Coffee Shop after we checked in.

Mom ordered a plate of Nasi Lemak, and roti bakar (toast with kaya and butter).  I had only a little of both as I wasn't that hungry.

After lunch, and after we said our farewell to JoJo yeeyee, we went downstairs to the immigration.  It was sad to leave but yet, I am happy to be going back to LA.  Till we meet again next year ... Bye Bye KL!