Melrose Los Angeles
We decided to spend the day in Los Angeles starting with lunch at Ping Tung, a Chinese restaurant on Melrose Avenue. The restaurant specializes in Dim Sum despite Ping Tung is actually a Taiwanese city.
Little Tokyo Los Angeles
We planned to go to LACMA. I checked their website before leaving the house to see what exhibits they have today. They have a few going including something called “raining room”. But, we got there to find the place is closed off due to some special events. So, we decided to go to Little Tokyo instead. There is a lot of construction going on there now. Lots of new buildings and renovations. Shops seems to be doing better business, but parking seems to be more of an issue.
Anaheim Packing District
We were here just a few weeks ago but decided to come back because of their un-godly good mac n’ cheese and gumbo. But, the mac n’ cheese was actually very piss poor this time around.
After Ellis was born, nurse asked us to fill out the paper work for her birth certificate. So, we had to decide on her name. Before this event, we always called Ellis “Peony” shortly after Ellis’ elder sister passed away when the elder was only two weeks old in her mother’s womb. I picked up the name Peony because of a certain flower we saw in Long Beach and thought it’s a cute name to commemorate our first which we then passed the name to our second.
It was years later that we learned that the flower that I thought was called Peony is actually called a Poppy which is the flower you see below but different color.
On another note, Ellis is about two and a half years old now. Considering that she’s going through the terrible twos, Ellis is very well behaved. She has a hard time adjusting when she first wake up in the morning and exhibits some grumpiness which isn’t such a big deal. She just needs some time to acclimate. But, she does show some rebellious streaks mainly when we’re crossing the intersection.
For some reasons, she demands to cross the intersection by herself. And, when I refuse to let her, she pushes my hands away and cries. But, after a few episodes, she’s convinced that safety is more important than her developing independence too quickly. Convinced might not be the right word. Perhaps it’s more appropriate to say I made her realize there’s no room for negotiation regarding this matter.
Some readers might not be convinced that a two year old could make decisions and knowing what resulting consequences are on her own. Ellis is actually quite adept at making conscious choices such as keeping her promises and towing her end of the weight such as putting away her toys after she’s done playing with them.