Beverly Hills // Rodeo Drive

The Beverly Wilshire Hotel holds a historic memory to Los Angeles’ glamorous past. Completed in 1928, it was originally built as an apartment complex for the wealthy. Legends, such as the last and great John Lennon, called this building their home for years. Populated by world leaders, activists, actors and socialites, the Beverly Wilshire basically … [Read more…]

The Shrine Auditorium

I am absolutely obsessed with the Shrine Auditorium. I have been blessed with the opportunity to see various music acts at this venue throughout the years, but nothing can top The 1975. First, let me give you a brief history of the Shrine. Named a cultural landmark coincidentally in the year 1975, this venue has … [Read more…]

The Pike

I’ve lived in Long Beach for about two years and for some reason never really had the opportunity to make a trip out to The Pike. Yet, many have. This stretch of land was once a popular destination for locals trying to enjoy a wistful day out at the sea. A magnificent amusement park, complete … [Read more…]

LACMA

On March 26th, I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles to explore the exhibitions with a friend. Our main intention was to see the museums newest and most popular exhibition: Rain Room. On March 26th, I went to the Los Angeles County Museum of … [Read more…]

Olvera Street

When speaking of Los Angeles as an invented and imagined city, there are few who would not think of Olvera Street as one of the first places at this city’s root. Olvera Street is in the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles. Because of this, tourists herd to this area to enjoy what they think … [Read more…]

Los Angeles International Airport

This past week I had the wonderful experience of picking my sister of at Los Angeles International Airport. Although I’ve been to international airports before Los Angeles is certainly the largest I have been to. As I was trying to get to my sister’s gate while avoiding buses and crashing into pedestrians I found myself increasingly … [Read more…]

Universal Studios

As a kid, my mom would always take me to universal studios in LA with my friends, taking us on the studio tour multiple times a trip. This past saturday, I had another opportunity to visit the park again with some friends Being a movie lover, it was crazy to see sets that I saw … [Read more…]

The Yost Theater

Last Wednesday, April 27, I went to see Snoop Dogg perform at The Yost Theater. This is the oldest theater in Orange County and is even registered as a Historical Landmark. When it was built in 1912 it was originally called “The Auditorium” and renamed “The Clunes” that same year. A man named Ed Yost … [Read more…]

Freeways

Thursday April 28, 2016 ~8:30am, on a freeway On my way to CSULB, I always listen to the radio for any news about the freeway, most importantly of the 405 North, which is the one I use to get to Long Beach. I want to know if there might be traffic on the 405 N, … [Read more…]

My House and its Mysterious Hole

I was not always a Long Beach resident. I spent my early childhood years in Hong Kong, a vibrant and a rather fast paced environment, and later in South Pasadena, a quiet and small city where everybody knows everybody. Two years ago, my family and I moved to Long Beach. A little background information about … [Read more…]