On Dec. 13, 2018, I had the opportunity to help out during the red carpet premiere of Dragon Ball Super: Broly (English dub) at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The Dragon Ball (DBZ) series has always been one of my favorite animes growing up. Since then I have been a long-time fan of the franchise and Vegeta – Yes, my favorite DBZ fighter is Vegeta. Dragon Ball Super: Broly comes out in US theaters January 16, 2019.
A few months ago I bought a Olympus XA2 film camera from eBay for a decent price. This camera is light and compact, and I can easily bring it with me everywhere I go. I find that film photography is still a bit challenging for me since I only have 24-36 exposures, and I won’t see the end result until it’s developed. Overall, I’m somewhat happy with how some my photos came out.
Camera: Olympus XA2
Film: Fujifilm Genuine Superia X-TRA ISO 400 35mm Color Film
Last week, My sister and I went to Disneyland with our aunt and little cousins. It was their first time ever at Disneyland, so they wanted us to take them around the park. We arrived at the park around 9 a.m. and there was already a lot of people lining up to get into either Disneyland Park and Disneyland California. Summertime, is one of the busiest time of the year at Disneyland since it’s summer vacation, so arrive early because you can spend some time getting parking, going through bag-check, and riding the tram/shuttle to the park.
Favorite theme park essentials:
On July 5-8, Anime Expo 2018 (AX18) welcomes anime and manga fans to the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. This is my 9th year attending Anime Expo, as well as my 3rd year volunteering with the Press Relations department. Although, I had a very busy schedule, I was still able to cosplay on day 1, and shop in the exhibit hall before noon each day. I felt like I barely slept throughout the 4-day event, so it was very tough going back to work on Monday. Here are some photos I’ve taken at AX18:
2017 was another wonderful year with great happy memories! Here are some of my best moments of 2017 🙂
- Birthday celebration with Disneyland’s Afternoon Tea
- Meeting One Ok Rock
- Attending Pixar Exhibition at the Los Angeles Science Center
Happy Holidays! On Christmas Eve, I headed to Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles for ramen and ice cream while catching up with some high school friends. We went to Ramen Maruya located in the Japanese Village. This is one of my favorite restaurants for ramen, and there is never a long wait around noon. I ordered their spicy tonkotsu ramen. Toppings includes thinly sliced pork charshu, boiled egg, bean sprouts, nori, green onions, and spicy sauce.
It’s December! December is my favorite month for 3 reasons: 1. Christmas decorations goes up, Christmas, and it’s only a month away from my birthday. At work, the office is already looking festive with the Christmas tree up, and decorations along the walls.
Last week, I had a great Thanksgiving lunch/dinner. Growing up in a traditional Asian family household, I’ve never really had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Since graduating, I was able to experience it during my company’s Thanksgiving Luncheon. It was a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, ham, roast beef, mash potatoes, stuffing, mac & cheese, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie (my favorite).