Sunday, June 22, 2008

Olvera Street

I went to Olvera Street when I was in LA
Olvera Street is the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, otherwise known as El Pueblo Historic Monument. The colorful village features 27 historic buildings with a traditional Mexican style plaza area. Wander around the marketplace and shop for souvenirs including handcrafted , Mexican wares which are typical of old Mexico.
Stroll through this beautiful street and stop for the popular taquitos or tacos at the outdoor cafes. Olvera Street also offers a variety of traditional authentic Mexican cuisine, with delicious enchiladas, mole and other native dishes.
On weekends you can enjoy outdoor entertainment by strolling bollero musicians, Mariachis music and performances by Aztec Indians and folkloric dancing.
you can find many tranditional stuffs which are representative such as hat, mask, leather stuffs,
food, snacks...ect~ and something religious ... ^^"
I really like there ~ very Mexican ~ havent been to Mexico yet ...
but I guess I will go one day~
I love mexican food and there are many things which are colorful ~ I like colors !!
guess its their style ~ and especially the big hat !! very mexican !! haha
so... I tried to wear it on ~

I bought a painting which is really nice !!

and the mexican woman told me ...


Friday, June 20, 2008

Wetzel's Pretzels

when I was in LA, I found this pretzel shop ~ it really caught my eyes !!
I love pretzels !! and this shop has many flavors !! this one is pepperoni twist!!
it looks like having a pizza~ its really yummy ~ I wanted to try Jalabeño twist, but when I found that they had this flavor... its too late... because I already ordered one...
I always wanna have something spicy so... ><" and now... Im back ...
I dont have chances to try it anyway...
they not only sell pretzels but also hotdogs,drinks ~
the pretzels they sell is soft one not like the vendors' ~
different tast and the feeling of chewing
I like both anyway... just this kinda shop which serve more different options~
its good !! even its more expensive then the vendors' one... but its worthy !!
hotdogs got couple of flavors as well ~ looks very delicious too !!
and all of their products contains cheese !! cheesy cheesy !! ^0^v
this shop not just only locate in the USA but also in some other cuntries
like Canada, Koera, Mexico...ect... how international ~~ haha
I highly recommend it ~
best pretzels and best hotdogs come from the pretzels shop !!

Fountains Of Bellagio

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lombard Street ~ part of my trip in SFO

Lombard Street is located in the Russian Hill district, its known as " the crookedest street in the world" !! The steep, hilly street was created with sharp curves to switchback down the one-way hill past beautiful Victorian mansions. The street is paved with bricks and is an amazing site to see as demonstrated by the photos below. The street zigzags around beautiful flowers and shrubs and offers a nice view of the day ~ there are also stairways on either side of the street for pedestrians... and the descent begins at Hyde Street ~
when you are at the top of the hill, you can catch your breath and enjoy the view and the
people-watching~ all of that was amazing for me !

its really cool and I think when you see that you must have the same feeling with me !!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Im Back !!

Im back !! took the midnight flight and passed 12 hours plus bus 4 hours and waiting time 2 hours ... finally I got home at noon !!
almost didnt have sleep on the plane and bus... its like over 24 hours awake... Im now feeling kinda tired.... didnt use computer for quite a while ... so, just got online and checked my mail box... " !! wow too many mail didnt read yet !! " that is the first reaction when I opened my gmail !! I finally done it !!
the whole trip was good , just felt very rush some days ><"
that's why I dont like traveling with a group !! but I couldnt anything but accept it , coz its part of my credit I gotta pass it of course !! (also its my graduation trip)
anyway... now I just wanna sleep for couple of hours ...
really tired now my eyes are telling me that they need some rest !! hahaha
so... will write something about my trip when I awake then ~!! ^__^

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Im Leaving For America Tonight !!

hey ~ everyone !! Im leaving for America tonight and going to stay there for 2 weeks !!

it's like... Im gonna disappear from here for 2 weeks !! LOL no any phone call , no laptop, and no internet ... so... means... my friends and parents cannot find me if they want...

I cannot get online and check something interesting if I want

haha just all of my classmates accompany me and there's something for sure ~

we must play very hard !! enjoy the 2 weeks trip ~

its the second time that I visit USA

and this time Im gonna go to LA, SFO, and Las Vegas ~ different from the last time~

so ~ Im looking forward to visiting there for sure !!! ^ - ^

I must take many photos and keep them very carefully this time...

because I lost many pictures last time... just because of my poor laptop >╴<"

I stored in it and my laptop was sick !! very terrible ~

and I couldnt fix it up !! my photos just... gone.. .!!! anyway...

that was the past... dont wanna recall it anymore...

just gotta be more careful this time ( well~ I wont bring my laptop this time because just for two weeks ... not that long need me to do so...) I think its not gonna happen again though !


when I back to Taiwan I'll upload the pictures and share with everyone ~!!


Do You Always Care About Your Body Image ?

Why Is Body Image Important?
Body image is a person's opinions, thoughts, and feelings about his or her own body and physical appearance. Having a positive body image means feeling pretty satisfied with the way you look, appreciating your body for its capabilities and accepting its imperfections. Body image is part of someone's total self-image. So how you feel about your body can affect how you feels about yourself. If you get too focused on not liking the way you look,
your self-esteem can take a hit and your confidence can slide.
this not only happen to girls but also happen to guys!!
Here's some tips for Improving Your Body Image ~
Some people think they need to change how they look or act to feel good about themselves. But actually all you need to do is change the way you see your body and how you think about yourself.

The first thing to do is recognize that your body is your own, no matter what shape, size, or color it comes in. If you are very worried about your weight or size, check with your doctor to verify that things are OK. But it is no one's business but your own what your body is like — ultimately, you have to be happy with yourself.

Next, identify which aspects of your appearance you can realistically change and which you can’t. Everyone (even the most perfect-seeming celeb) has things about themselves that they can't change and need to accept — like their height, for example, or their shoe size.
If there are things about yourself that you want to change and can (such as how fit you are), do this by making goals for yourself. For example, if you want to get fit, make a plan to exercise every day and eat nutritious foods. Then keep track of your progress until you reach your goal. Meeting a challenge you set for yourself is a great way to boost self-esteem!

When you hear negative comments coming from within yourself, tell yourself to stop. Try building your self-esteem by giving yourself three compliments every day. While you're at it, every evening list three things in your day that really gave you pleasure. It can be anything from the way the sun felt on your face, the sound of your favorite band, or the way someone laughed at your jokes. By focusing on the good things you do and the positive aspects of your life, you can change how you feel about yourself !!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wake Up And Kick The Caffeine Habit For Good

Do you need a cup or two of coffee just to get started in the morning?
Do you crave more coffee or a couple of colas to make it through the afternoon?
While you're reaching for another cup, do you find yourself devouring a donut, Danish, or other fat, sugar-laden treats? If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, read on and kick the caffeine habit for good, and get back on track with your life.
It is time to be clear and admit to the fact that many of us are addicted to caffeine.
We have bought into social conditioning and brainwashed ourselves into believing that we need caffeine to wake us up and keep us going.
We need to realize that caffeine, harmless as it may seem, is actually a legal stimulant that causes havoc with our nervous system.Before you groan, "Not something else I have to give up," please understand that I am not saying that anyone should deny the pleasurable taste and rituals associated with coffee, tea, and chocolate drinking.
After all, remember that age old saying: "A little of what you fancy does you good."
Instead I am merely offering a reality and perspective that some of us may not have considered. Each day we hear more about the effects of stress and many of us long to slow down and take life at a slower pace, yet we continue to race around and experience the symptoms of caffeine overuse i.e. depression, anxiety, restlessness, stomach upsets, nausea, and vomiting.
So... What is the safe or recommended amount of caffeine one should take in one day?
It is generally agreed that consuming up to 300 mg of caffeine per day is safe. That would be about the amount of caffeine you would get from three cups of coffee.
Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant may want to decrease that amount or skip the caffeine altogether.
Increasing the amount of caffeine you take in over 300 mg per day may give you "caffeine jitters." Larger amounts of caffeine may make you irritable, sleepless and may even trigger anxiety and cause diarrhea.
so... everyone !! gotta think about it now...
are you a caffeine addict ?
maybe its time to kick the caffeine habit out ~ ^-^
just for your body !!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

HEY!! Burrito !!!

I was searching something fun to see, something good to eat , and something nice to buy in Las Vegas ~ because we are gonna leave for America just this coming Friday !!
( its a graduation trip )
we are gonna go to LA, SFO, and Las Vegas !!
actually... since it's a graduation trip , I didnt prepare anything (almost...)
it's like... all I have to do is..... follow the tour guide and he must bring us to the place should be...
haha... usually I would do some preparation before ...
just its kinda lazy this time... well... but I still do some small reaserch ...
because we'll have some free time that we can go anywhere we wanted...
anyway... when I searched the food , I found "Chipotle" which is a restaurant serves very delicious Burrito !!! I can't wait to have it !!
I had Burrito couple of times when I was in America before ~ I love it !!
and this one they serve not only just good Burrito but also cheap ~!!
and for me ... I just need eat one wrap I will feel full... indeed !!
so excited that I'll have some Mexican food soon ~~ ( here I come ~ ^o^/ )
I kept searching then .... and I found one guy who's a fan of Burrito ~
its kinda interested me really!!
because he own a blog which is analysing Burrito
and he's doing great job actually !!
he's not just giving informations of where can eat, which chain is good, but also analysing many different Burrito at different restaurants (new open, famous one... etc)
check his site here~ and you will know...
seems this guy is truly crazy about Burrito... Im just okey then...
hahaha but I did enjoy reading his blog though !!
hey ~ who's the Burrito fan as well ?? !!
if you were a fan of Burrito, you would have to check out his blog then~

Monday, June 2, 2008

Bigtom Ice Cream ***

like most of people~ I love ice cream too !!
last week... my friend Sammi and I went to see a movie and after the movie
we had some ice cream ~ " Bigtom " ummm... yummy ~~!!
all of the ice cream is manufactured in U.S.A. ,
using fresh products and advanced production methods~
each of ice cream's nineteen flavors combine the delicious taste of homemade American ice cream and the thick, creamy texture of premium Italian ice cream~
and plus... all of the ice cream is low fat!!
so you dont have to worry about the calories... haha
they not only just sell ice cream but also beverages,waffles,cake...etc.
and... the coffee they serve there is organic coffee !! actually... I cannot tell what the differences...
between organic coffee and ordinary coffee...
LOL ~ but the coffee is good for sure !!
well... there's a funny thing which was interested me...
is the SPOON !!
the spoon we use for having ice cream is MASSAGE SPOON ...!!
what is massage spoon ? I hadn't heard this kinda stuff before...
they said the roundish granulous part can massage your taste bud and make saliva increasing ~
and also massage your acupuncture point ~ ( so maybe good for your health too )
the idea of this spoon is special isnt it ? ^__^/
anyway... the very point is the ice cream is great and I did enjoy it very much !!