November 23, 2013

Magic Restroom Cafe

Well, hello there! Can you believe Thanksgiving is this very week? My, oh, my! Well, I've been pretty sick for a while now (so, what else is new?), but today I plucked up the courage and we left the house to finally go to Magic Restroom Cafe. Yep, all the way from Taiwan to Southern California. They opened a couple of months ago and of course, I couldn't not got since this place is right up my alley, haha.

Menus rest in urinals, haha.

It's got terrible reviews on Yelp, so I was expecting to get disappointed, but we actually have no complaints. We didn't have to wait to be seated, portions were generous, prices, reasonable and we totally enjoyed our food. The menu is very limited, but I'm sure people go for the gimmick and not for the actual food; that's what we went there for anyway.

We got chicken skewers and curry chicken with rice.

I'd say if you want mind-blowing Asian food, go somewhere else, but if you feel like being amused and having a good time taking fun pictures, definitely go to Magic Restroom Cafe.

And guess what? The actual restroom was kinda cute, too.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go unstuff my nose :/.

May you have a wonderful week! ;D


November 06, 2013

Celebrating friendship

Hello, everybody! Hope you're all having a wonderful week! I gotta say it's been super hectic in this neck of the woods! There was a bachelor's party, projects to be submitted at work, preparing and doing story time, may I also add a little breakdown due to a mess up at the hair salon? (Yep, I got bangs, hate them, but fortunately, I'm able to clip them to the sides, phew!); oh, there's also a wedding this Saturday and its rehearsal the day before, i.e. tomorrow. I can't catch my breath. But I'm thankful I was able to put this little post together, because it's not just for me, it's also a part of Mary's link up. When she contacted me to see if I was interested, I couldn't refuse her offer, first and foremost because I love Mary so much and secondly, the subject is "celebration". Who doesn't love to celebrate, right? Even a total wallflower like myself likes to celebrate, in my own introverted way, sure, but who says there's only one standard way to honor the word.

... Speaking of which, may I rant about this topic for a little bit? It really bothers me when I'm at a party or gathering and people (strangers or people who don't know me that well, typically) ask me "why are you so quiet?" How on Earth am I supposed to answer that question?! If anything, it feels like an insult more than a plain question. It hurts me to see that others don't understand that I am genuinely having a good time even I'm not jumping and being loud; I'm always smiling, though, I learned that I needed to convey approachability somehow and a smile is always inviting, I guess. 

Sorry for the diversion. Coming back to celebrating, I've decided to celebrate friendship. I believe I show my friends that I love them although I don't necessarily say it enough, so as a special project for this blog post, I wanted to make it a point to tell my loved ones that I do and why I do it. I know I could have just picked up the phone and dial their numbers, but guess what? I hate speaking on the phone, so instead, I wrote some heart-felt notes on some library note pads I just so happened to find at work and mailed them. These note pads were in a closed package ready to be taken to the recycling bin, but lucky me, I saw them before they were trashed. 

Before I did the writing, I embellished them a little with pictures and words that represented each person in particular. This was my lucky week, because I stumbled upon a whole bunch of donated fashion magazines at work, and guess who's in charge of donations? ;D Haha, that's right, moi! :p Side note: why people get rid of magazines right away is a mystery to me. I scored some October and November issues, what the heck?!

I also made envelopes out of magazine pages to send the notes in.

I still need to take some to the post office, so who knows, you might get one soon! ;)

Here's an outtake - Dimitri wanted to write one for his brother ... NOT, hehe :p.

What do you guys feel like celebrating today?

If you want to see what other bloggers are celebrating and/or want to share your own post, hop on over to Mary's link up ;).

Have a great weekend! ;D