Category Archives: March 2011

Speed Racer Macaroons!





Look at what I took a picture of while I was driving?
I probably should have been paying attention to the road but that’s beside the point!
This guy not only has the Speed Racer License Plate Cover but a Sticker with a number to call if you don’t like his driving. Hahaha.
It made my day, that’s for sure.

I also went to Bottega Louie with Ihui Tuesday April 29th.
We went early in the morning because we both had stuff to do at like 11am.
I got the Smoked Salmon Plate and it was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!
This place is so gorgeous too!
Super high gorgeous ceilings and attentive waitstaff.
I wish I could just live at this place and pretend to be Marie Antoinette everyday.
If only…

I also caught Ihui off guard!
Lolz, Ihui is so adorable!
Macaroon Adventure Buddies forever!!!!
The Macaroons were so vibrant and full of flavor too!!!
I can’t wait to go back!

So yeah, whenever I go to Starbucks and they ask what my name is I always tell them ‘Yumi’ because it’s much easier than ‘Ayumi’ and this is what happens sometimes…
I become ‘Yubi’.
Well Middle Yubi to you too…jp

I also helped Misha and Tod move which was a bunch of fun!
I just had to leave a little early to get to school, then after school it was off to work at Royal/T.
We had a new pop up shop opening which was pretty cool!
So many fun adventures!







The first picture is from Friday March 25th.

Nobuko san was there and the special was Japanese Hambagu with Vegetables!

OMG it was so delicious!

The sauce just MADE the dish.

I love it when she makes super awesome creations at Royal/T!

The second picture is from Saturday March 26.

Ihui, Eddie, Evan and I went to La Dijonaise Cafe cafe at Helms Bakery and guess what I got??

The Beef Stroganoff…can you say MELT IN YOUR MOUTH DELICIOUS?!

Our waiter was a little on the irritable grumpy side which sucked but we all gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Ihui also ended up buying macaroons for the both of us, and they ended up being very crisp and rich but they were $3 for 1 small macaroon.

A little overpriced if you ask me. *shrug*

And the fun never stops with Ihui and me so…on Sunday March 27th, after we both had a long day at work we decided to meet up for a little dessert.

It was my turn to pick a place so I picked Hwa Sun Ji.

It’s only like 2 blocks away from my house but I had never been there before.

The 3rd and 4th picture are from there.

I asked my mother if she had ever been there and she told me I wouldn’t like it because it was for old people but I actually liked it very much.

It was very  nice and calming on the inside.

It was what we needed after a long day at work.

We got shaved ice and they brought a couple korean crackers on the side which were very yummy.

I got the Chrysanthemum Tea which you can see was so beautiful, and Ihui ended up getting the Quince Tea.

We got to enjoy the rest of our Sunday in peace and it was absolutely delightful.

Long Time No.. Write?





I’m sorry I’ve been MIA for a while.

I’ve been busy with…life. Hahaha.

Let’s see…

Sunday March 20…I just relaxed at home.

Monday March 21, the lady came to pick up my car to have it fixed.

Tuesday March 22, I went and got my hair done! I always love seeing Candise.

If anyone needs an amazing hair dresser, just ask me.

She’s super amazing!

Wednesday March 23 was a BLAST!

Kat and I went shopping in Santee Alley for our Panty and Stocking Cosplays!!!

We went all over the place!

Santee Alley, Little Tokyo, Hollywood! You name it, we did it!

We ate at Curry House and I had delicious Curry Udon. Yum!

We bougtht some accessories and looked at a good amount of shoes, didn’t end up finding what we wanted but it was a fun adventure none the less.

We also got to talk A LOT so that was very nice too.

We were out all day trying new things!

Shoes, Cake pops…

I had a blast!

I can’t for our amazing cosplays to be done!


Thursday March 24th, I went to work wearing my Butler shirt to give my support, and of course they won.


And Friday March 25th I was at Royal T working Happy Hour!

I want to write more but I’m so tired…I promise I will write more about my adventures with school and Ihui!<3

Tomorrow…I PROMISE! Maybe…lolz

What a Weird Day…





Saturday had to be one of the most eventful yet strangely bizarre sort of day.

In the morning when I pull in to the Royal/T parking lot I found a Blackberry in the lot and someone was calling it so I asked if they had lost their phone and that I had it with me.

There were a lot of people working that day so instead of being a maid I decided to help out at the bar, it was pretty crazy at the bar so it was a good idea.

After work Ihui and I decided to meet up at Harajuku Crepe in Beverly Hills.

I beat her there with my awesome driving skills and I waited inside.

It’s a small hole in the wall place two stores down from Pink Berry but the taste is well worth the visit.

They have all sorts of Crepe bases, even Earl Grey!

We ended up getting one savory and one sweet crepe.

For the Savory one we got Tuna Salad on a regular crepe and for the Sweet crepe we got Azuki Bean and Strawberry on a regular crepe. We both wanted to try the Earl Grey but we both thought that the other didn’t like Earl Grey. Damn us for being so Asian. Hahaha.

But both crepes were delicious!!!

The only bummer was that they didn’t have plates.

We just had to take turns taking bites out of it.<3

So after that we got in my car because it’s better to just take one car instead of two when you’re going to Melrose anyways and when we were pulling out of the Parking Garage, we didn’t have to pay.

Isn’t that weird?

Hmmm…lucky I guess.

Then we drove off to Melrose because I wanted to go to the Art Auction they were having at Japan LA.

The street parking gets kind of weird because of all the NO PARKING 6PM to 8AM without a permit business so I decided to Valet Park.

We were walking towards Japan LA when the body guard there tells me that we can’t go in and when I look up to see who it is, I realize that it’s the same bodyguard that works for Royal/T!

Amazing huh?

I also got to see a lot of other people I knew, Misha and her husband Tod, Jamie, Krista, Onch and even David from Sanrio!

I ended up getting the Camilla d’Errico ‘Canadian Tiger’ Print and I couldn’t have been more excited!

It’s the piece I was hoping to get even before I got there.

Ihui and I were JUST on time!

So we walked around JapanLA for a bit and looked at the other art but we thought it was soon time for dessert so we went to go pick my car up from Valet.

So as you can see from the picture, the Valet guy who was pulling out my car ended up hitting another car with my car….


I’m not even joking, it’s strange because right before he did it I was even thinking, what would happen if he hit my car? Would it be his fault or mine?

But these things happen. Everything in life happens for a reason, or that’s what I believe.

Thank God Ihui was there though, she took care of everything for me.

I didn’t know how to feel? I wasn’t really angry or surprised.

I was just very easygoing I guess, no need to start unnecessary drama right?

So I got all the information and she said she would be by Monday morning to pick up my car and have it fixed.

So since we were on our way to HAUS, I thought we should just go anyways.

Why not?

We get there and I get a Lemon Macaroon and a Sweet Pumpkin Latte<3 Yum!

And Ihui got a Mocha Macaroon with some Earl Grey Tea with Honey.

And then we get into the whole conversation about liking Earl Grey.


I see a Maserati pull in and of course it’s the owner of HAUS.

After some lovely dessert and a nice long chat I start to drive back to Beverly Hills to drop Ihui off at her car.

It was starting to rain/drizzle a little at this point.

Which reminds me, I need to change my windshield wipers, they don’t work too well.


But yeah, that was my weird eventful Saturday.

It could only happen to me.

Happy Hour!


So Friday we’re doing Happy Hour at Royal/T and I like working it so if you guys have time after work, you should stop by.

So before I started my shift I went down to the Deli in the back and I was only going to buy one scratcher and some Frosted Flakes but the guy there is so sweet.

Woot for feeding my gambling problems!

I don’t have a problem…who said I have a problem?

But it went pretty well, a few more people than the last Happy Hour, and Rocco had his wine tasting so we got a good crowd going.

Rocco still owes me $500 on his bet, but he says it wasn’t official since we didn’t shake hands but I’m the one who started the bet and he accepted but oh well.

I guess he didn’t want to give up his Ipad. Hahaha.

I was going to go to the Qpop fundraiser but I knew by the time I got there it would be very close to 10pm.

I’ll have to check out their stuff online and stop by next time.

I didn’t think Happy Hour would go that late but the wine tasting ended up lasting quite a bit after normal Happy Hour.

All in all it was a good night. No complaints.

That’s right, I know the curator for The Warholian!

Thursday night we had an honorary dinner for the one and only Eric Shiner.

It was very nice to see him again after all that time.

Everyone was very nice and things went pretty smoothly considering.

I got to see some interesting people too, you guys couldn’t even imagine.

I see a lot of interesting people at Royal/T.

Maybe I should keep track to tell my future kids some day.


I’m sure that’d be fun wouldn’t it.

The dinner started a little late but ended up ending when scheduled.

I like working dinner parties, it’s kind of calming in a weird way.


Currently listening to: Fleetwood Mac – Rhiannon

For Me?




Wednesday was a pretty special day.

I worked the bar at Royal/T but before I started I was a little hungry so I decided to order myself some Crispy Spicy Tuna.

So delicious! Yum!

While I’m eating, Nobuko san brings me a little container full of a delicious Japanese side dish and a little handkerchief seen in the third picture.

She’s such a sweetheart!!!

And guess who else came to see me today?

Scott and his wife came to see me!

I always bring him sweets when I go to Umami Burger so this time he brought me sweets!

He brought me the most delicious Macaroons you could ever imagine!

Both of them are so sweet it’s crazy!

I got to talk to them for a bit too which made me pretty happy!

I love my customers!

You guys make my day everyday!

Brie. Gama-Go. Itttttt’s GREAT!





So Tuesday was my day off so I thought I should be productive instead of just lounging about at home.

So I drove to Goodwill and dropped off some stuff that I didn’t need.

Time to stop being a hoarder! Yay!

I checked out Wackos and La Luz like I do every week.

I bought a Gama-Go Postcard book! All the postcards inside are so adorable!

They also had the Edward Robin Coronel paintings I wanted but of course they were already sold.


I’ll get one eventually.

Then I went off to the hospital to visit my grandfather.

Almost got into a car crash on the way there…DON’T MAKE LEFT TURNS WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH GREEN LIGHTS.

I got there and no one was there so I decided to stay for a while.

People kept coming in and asking questions about my grandfather.

I ended up staying over 3 hours and then my uncle said he would be on his way so I made my way on home.

It was nice being with him though. Also gave me time to finish my book.

I had a little troubling getting cash out of the ATMs to pay for parking but I eventually figured out something.

I came home, had some Brie with Crackers and some Frosted Flakes.


All in all it was a pretty productive day!

Fun Errand Time!






So after I got home from work on Monday, I was just going to relax at home but my mother wanted me to come with her on a few flower deliveries so out we went!

Lala wanted to come for the adventure too!

We dropped off one at a residential area and another at a hospital.

They just had a new born baby! And my mother’s flowers were the only ones there so that was pretty nice.

After that we stopped by Urban Pet in Silverlake to pick up some food for Lala since we ran out a while ago.

If you’re looking for an amazing Dog Food brand, try B.G. Before Grain.

It’s made out of real ingredients like chicken and sweet potatoes.

And then my mother wanted to get some bananas so we stopped by Trader Joes before going back home.

I like spending quality time with my mother.

It’s fun!

Monday Madness




Monday was another fun work day spent at Royal/T!

Look at all the delicious cupcakes we get daily!

They’re so Yummy! Especially when they’re super fresh!

I had a little time before work so I got my usual Curry with Spicy Mayo.

Just looking at that picture, I want another one!

Yum Yum Yum!

Monday went by pretty fast since I was opening.

I got to leave at 3 which was very nice.

I haven’t opened the bar in a LONG time.

After work I stopped by the bank and Whole Foods.

I love getting dinner from Whole Foods.

Expensive but delicious!

I got to enjoy the rest of my day!