Congratulations to the two '88s and lil' sis who graduated from college this month! The youngest cousin graduated from high school too. I feel so old. I remember when they were all babies!
After the older '88's graduation, we went out for Korean barbecue at Seol Ak San - Stanton. It was my parents' and her parents' first time eating Korean barbecue and they quite liked it, especially the variety of panchan (Korean side dishes) and the kimchee fried rice at the end.
After dinner, we dropped my cousin off at her place in Newport Beach to finish packing. So fancy! A beach house! My first college apartment had mice and my second apartment's kitchen was a converted hallway closet. Doesn't she know college students are supposed to suffer a little?
Sunset. Lifeguard tower. Beach. Such a quintessential Southern California view.
My parents strolled along the boardwalk for a bit with my youngest aunt and her husband. Meanwhile, I snapped photo after photo of my cousin with her arm akimbo and her hair waving in the breeze.
I don't know about you, but I like keeping the raw edges in my panoramic shots. Sort of like when I pasted together printed photographs in my albums. Back when people still printed photos anyway.
Although, I must admit the cropped photo looks nice too.
The next day, we were off to lil' sis's graduation.
I'm slowly trying to catch up. Ha! What else is new?
This month's weird search terms?
The craziest spelling for Vietnamese I've ever seen - "VEATNEMIES."
And, "What is the difference between jambalaya and papaya?"
Haha! Umm, one is a rice dish and the other is a fruit?
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1 year ago today, Paul Ecke Jr. Rose.
2 years ago today, Bamboe Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice) and Aik Cheong Instant CoffeeTea 3 in 1 Mix.
3 years ago today, Empress Harbor Seafood Restaurant (Wedding Banquet) - Monterey Park.