Monthly Archive for November, 2013

Happy twenty-seexth* birthday to me!

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Hey, what do you know? Another year has passed and I’m still twenty-seex… how’d that happen?*

Unlike previous years, when I celebrated my birthday for the entire month of November, this year, I started late and only began a few days ago.

My “birthday celebration preview” event was Indian food on Friday night, followed by a visit to the bakery to pick up a sweet treat… I chose a birthday cake cookie, but I haven’t had it yet. You see, I’m avoiding birthday cakes like the Croc above, so I don’t get a year older, despite the seven white hairs that were pulled from my head in the last 48 hours. (I blame that on stress, not on age!)

Over the weekend, my family took me out to have vegetarian food at Happy Family Restaurant in Monterey Park (see my Yelp review here), then dinner at Mccormick & Schmick’s (see my Yelp review here). On Sunday, after we both had to work during the day, EB took me to a Michael Buble concert in Anaheim, at The Pond/Honda Center (aka “The Honda Ponda”).

Today was my actual birthday and I got lots of birthday phone calls, emails, IMs, text messages, tweets and Facebook messages… did I get all the different ways people reached out? It made my day to hear from people I haven’t heard from in a while (that is, since my last birthday, when Facebook reminded them all I am still alive and still on their friends lists).

This morning started out super-early for an appointment and then a big surprise: Taiwanese breakfast! Yoshi can’t stand having Taiwanese breakfast, so since I pretty much get whatever I want on my birthday, I asked for Taiwanese breakfast and Yoshi didn’t refuse! I was so excited that I ordered too much and I had to have Taiwanese breakfast for lunch, too.

Oh right, today, President Obama came to Los Angeles for a fundraiser at Magic Johnson’s house. It was really nice of Obama to visit LA for my birthday, but alas, my birthday schedule was already booked so I couldn’t visit with our dear Commander in Chief. Next time, his people will have to request time with my people sooner.

However, as a result of the President visiting, traffic was really messed up, EB asked if he should order the helicopter. I said, “No, it’s my birthday. I want to go via flying unicorn.” EB and Yoshi’s combined response was all, “THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A FLYING UNICORN! jeez. it’s either a unicorn or a pegasus.” Duh, I know the difference between a unicorn and a pegasus and I WANT THEM BOTH! Rather than being wasteful by asking for both a unicorn and a pegasus, all I asked for is a flying unicorn to fly me around for my birthday. Instead, they took me out for AYCE KBBQ, which was almost as good as rides on a flying unicorn. Almost.

Since I started celebrating my birthday late, I’ve decided to celebrate my birthday through Christmas this year, which is a month from today. EB says I’m doing it wrong because I’m only celebrating my birthday for a month, when I should really just be celebrating THE YEAR OF JOZ until this day next year. Maybe I’ll try that. And then when I get bored of that, I’ll start celebrating the THE DECADE OF JOZ after that. Not sure if that’s going overboard, but I should probably try it to find out. Regardless, of how long I’m celebrating, I’m pretty sure I will stay twenty-seex for a long, long time to come.

In other creepy news, Google knew it was my birthday today:

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Actually, I don’t know why I’m the one over-celebrating my birthday, when it was my Mom that did all the work 26* years ago. Thanks, Mom!!!

*It’s called denial. But for the record, I am definitely not forty.

PIC: At the @MichaelBuble concert. People are cheering “Boob-lay! Boob-lay!”

Thanks to EB and EC for the birthday surprise

Michael Buble concert
The Pond / Honda Center
Anaheim, CA
11/24/2013.

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PIC: Had a fun time on the “Asians in Media Panel” at LMU w/ @LeeQuentin & @EwanChung

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Student Association (APSA)
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
11/21/2013.

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PIC: @AAJAla Board Members @NHayase, @KimBui, @jozjozjoz at the @KPCC iPad app preview! #kpcclove

KPCC Crawford Family Forum
Pasadena, CA
11/20/2013.

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PIC: @KPCC President Bill Davis talks about their goals for diversity. #kpcclove

KPCC Crawford Family Forum
Pasadena, CA
11/20/2013.

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PIC: At @KPCC at the launch party for their new iPad app

KPCC FM
Pasadena, CA
11/20/2013.

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PIC: The Giant Cinnamon Roll is bigger than my head! @PollysPiesCafe

Polly’s Pies Bakery
Montebello, CA
11/17/2013.

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PIC: Congrats to @VoxFeminaLA, sold out concert! Full house is loving the performance!

Vox Femina Los Angeles "Songs of Wisdom"
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
11/16/2013.

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PIC: Excited to be at @VoxFeminaLA’s opening concert of their 17th anniversary season!

Vox Femina Los Angeles "Songs of Wisdom"
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
11/16/2013.

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PIC: After lunch, I met a new friend, Dexter

He got lots of belly runs from me.

Pasadena, CA
11/16/2013.

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PIC: Brunch – Braised short rib hash Benedict + side of cottage cheese

Central Park Restaurant
Pasadena, CA
11/16/2013.

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PIC: On a panel at @JusticeConf #AdvancingJustice w/ @AshleyAlvarado & @juliannehing cc @AAAJ_Chicago

2013 Advancing Justice Conference
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
11/15/2013.

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PIC: Rec’d from @ProfessorEric “Chart: How Much I Miss Joz”

I may be reading this wrong, but what I got was "chicken bone = death"

via iMessage
Los Angeles area, CA
11/4/2013.

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PIC: @AAJA National President @pcheung taking video around the dinner table!

Katana-ya Ramen
San Francisco, CA
11/2/2013.

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PIC: UNITY President David Steinberg speaks to @AAJA National Governing Board

AAJA National Governing Board Meeting
San Francisco, CA
11/2/2013.

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PIC: NABJ President Bob Butler speaks with the @AAJA National Governing Board. @pcheung630

AAJA National Governing Board Meeting
San Francisco, CA
11/2/2013.

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