Lakewood Center Mall

The Lakewood Center Mall is the epitome of convenience. Opened in 1951, it provided a central shopping experience for those living in the Lakewood suburban community. It is also one of the largest malls in the United States of America, placing at about 18th place. It has over 2 million square feet of leasable shop … [Read more…]

Lakewood, CA

For a time, I lived in Long Beach, CA. In 2008, my family was looking to purchase a home, and in 2009, they purchased a Lakewood home. My family, a first generation immigrant family, was looking into suburban homes because it was less noisy, and depending on the suburb, much safer and cleaner too. When … [Read more…]

Monterey Park – A Chinese Beverly Hills

If you are Asian, and live in the 626, then you should know all about Monterey Park, and the incredible selection of shops and restaurants there. But do you know the history behind it? In 1965, when the Hart–Celler Act was passed, quotas on immigration was removed. Many Asians immigrated to the United States because of … [Read more…]

California State Water Project – Lake Perris

For Spring Break, I went with a couple of friends to Lake Perris. Yes, I know. Lake Perris isn’t in Los Angeles County. It’s actually in Riverside County. However, that doesn’t detract from Lake Perris being a part of the California State Water Project. As we have gone through many times in class, Southern California … [Read more…]

CSULB Central Plant

I’m sure many of you have walked by the lego-shaped building, and wondered what it is. I’m here to tell you! It’s the Central Plant of CSULB! What does the central plant do? The central plant’s main purpose is to take water and either heat it up to 180 degrees fahrenheit or chill it to … [Read more…]

Long Beach Polytechnic High School

Inspired by Elvin Mabborang’s post on Carbillo High School, I decided to write about my high school, Long Beach Polytechnic High School. I’m not a very good writer (engineer here!), so please bear with me. Long Beach Polytechnic High School is not your typical high school. It was founded in 1895 as “Long Beach High School,” … [Read more…]

CSULB’s Sculpture Park

[EDIT: My apologies. I did not know there would be other posts on the exact same sculpture I wanted to talk about.] CSULB’s Sculpture Park is something every student at CSULB pass by every day while walking to class. Art is scattered everywhere you can imagine. Whether it’s upper campus, or lower campus, you can expect … [Read more…]