Umami Burger!

For Domini’s late birthday celebration, we went to Umami Burger. photo 1 (19)

I love this place so much. They’re like yummy fancy little burgers. Also, I love the different kind of sides and drinks that they have. This is the menu.

David and I both got a Truffle Burger, Domini got one with crazy shredded beef and Lucas got an Original Burger. Let’s be honest, mine was the best. Domini also got Truffle fries; We each had a garlic aioli sauce because it’s amazing. Also, they make their own ketchup! I can’t forget about my Mexican Coke !!! (:

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They were so yummy. I recommend this place to anyone who loves burgers!!!

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LA Abandoned Zoo

David, Lucas and I went on a little adventure to the L. A. Abandoned Zoo.

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The original Los Angeles Zoo was founded in 1912., and only housed about fifteen animals at the time. Being deemed that the zoo was too ugly and inadequate, it was closed in 1966; the animals were moved 2 miles away to where we now know as the Los Angeles Zoo.

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David and I had been there before but Lucas had never been. Going at night is much scarier than going in the daytime. We hiked up a little and went behind the cages until we pretty much hit a dead end then walked back. We found a couple of cages that we could go inside; we took a lot of photos. Graffiti was everywhere. It was amazing to see all the art. There was one part of the cages that seemed completely blocked off, though a couple years back we could go inside of it. I would recommend bringing flashlights, because using the flashlights on our phones drained out battery quickly.

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If you’re already at the L.A. Abandoned Zoo (in the day time) there are plenty of places to hike up and see a great  view!

 

 

I would recommend this to anyone who loves going on an adventure!!!

 

Grand Central Market and Olvera Street

On August 9, Andi and I went on an LA adventure. We covered the Grand Central Market, saw the Angel’s Flight, looked at the view from the Perch and walked all of Placita Olvera.

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We bought a day pass to use the metro, & since we had a TAP card already, it cost us only $5; without a TAP card it’s $6.

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We took the Gold Line from Andi’s house to Union Station; from there we took the Red Line to Pershing Square, where we walked to Grand Central Market. When we got there I realized that I had been there before. It used to look like a Mercado you saw in Mexico, but now it has a more modern flair to it.

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There was plenty to eat, but I decided to have a shrimp cocktail, Mexican style. Other things to eat that I saw. They also sell alcohol, which can be consumed at the establishment. There are plenty of vendors, and I will definitely be coming back.

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We saw the Angels Flight which is the shortest funicular in the world. It’s supposed to be open every day of the year, but it was closed for refurbishment when we went.

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Next, we went to the Perch, even though I had just recently been there the night before. It was so beautiful to see everything in the day time. We sat down and relaxed while a drank a sangria and she had a hipster beer.

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We walked back to the station and got back to Union Station;

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from there we walked to Olvera street and enjoyed a walk through the Little Mexico of Los Angeles. It was really awesome. I had Papas preparadas and a Churro filled with La Lechera.

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It was a lovely and relaxing day. I would recommend both of these to everybody!

 

July Photo Challenge

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July 1. {Red + White}

I’m the first to enjoy a good photo challenge. Chantelle, the blogger for fatmumslim.com.au created this awesome thing across social medias called the Photo-a-Day Challenge. I’ve done it many times but this is the first time I have been able to talk about it. Every day I receive a notification from my Little Moments App (that Chantelle created) and I think about what to post on Instagram. Usually, I share it on Facebook, too! I hope you enjoy my photos. A couple are missing because I cannot share them yet. Enjoy!

July 2 { Something beginning with K (Korean) }

July 2 { Something beginning with K (Korean) }

July 3. { Match (nails + toenails) }

July 3. { Match (nails + toenails) }

 

July 4. {Stars}

July 4. {Stars}

July 5. { On the (craps) table }

July 5. { On the (craps) table }

July 6. { View (of Las Vegas) }

July 6. { View (of Las Vegas) }

July 7. { First ( time winning a jackpot) }

July 7. { First ( time winning a jackpot) }

July 8. { I've never ... ( found money until today ) }

July 8. { I’ve never … ( found money until today ) }

July 9. { Alive !!! }

July 9. { Alive !!! }

July 10. { Felt (sharp) with this liptstick on }

July 10. { Felt (sharp) with this liptstick on }

July 11. { Gold (Starbucks Card) }

July 11. { Gold (Starbucks Card) }

July 12. { Interior (of my office) }

July 12. { Interior (of my office) }

July 13. { Look up (and enjoy the view) }

July 13. { Look up (and enjoy the view) }

July 14. { Old school (Zip Drive) }

July 14. { Old school (Zip Drive) }

July 15 { Torn (between eating this or not) }

July 15 { Torn (between eating this or not) }

July 16. { Listening to ... (my beautiful car radio) }

July 16. { Listening to … (my beautiful car radio) }

July 17. {Sunshine}

July 17. {Sunshine}

July 18. { Admire (he's the most admirable person I know) }

July 18. { Admire (he’s the most admirable person I know) }

July 21. { Basic (hipster drink) }

July 21. { Basic (hipster drink) }

July 22. { I wore this! }

July 22. { I wore this! }

July 23. { Macro }

July 23. { Macro }

July 24. {Water}

July 24. {Water}

July 25. {HOME}

July 25. {HOME}

July 26. {Fun (times with my sister) }

July 26. {Fun (times with my sister) }

July 28. { Cool (cold coffee from a {cool} coffee shop) }

July 28. { Cool (cold coffee from a {cool} coffee shop) }

July 29. { (laugh often on...) repeat }

July 29. { (laugh often on…) repeat }

July 20. { Lost (in how yummy this coconut is) }

July 20. { Lost (in how yummy this coconut is) }

July 31. { opposite of a sun (RISE) }

July 31. { opposite of a sun (RISE) }

Bucket List

This is my bucket list. It’s a list of things I want to do before I die, starting by the “general” things, then what I want to do in each country I want to visit. Enjoy.

In General:

  1. Marry my best friend
  2. Graduate from college
  3. Kiss my significant other on top of the Eiffel Tower
  4. Move out
  5. Take 365 photos in one year.
  6. Travel alone
  7. Have a dog
  8. Put a “Love Lock” on in Paris
  9. Re-read all 7 Harry Potter books without skipping anything
  10. Fall in love
  11. Be an exchange-student
  12. Become fluent in French.
  13. Go to every Disney Park on Earth
  14. Run a 5k.
  15. Ride a motorcycle
  16. Have two kids
  17. Finish a half marathon (walking or running)
  18. Go backpacking
  19. Finish my Summer 2014 Bucket List
  20. Watch a tennis match at Wimbledon
  21. Watch a live World Cup Mexico match
  22. Roadtrip across the USA
  23. Drive a motorcycle by myself
  24. Be in a wedding as an adult 
  25. Snowboard down a mountain without falling
  26. Hike the to the Hollywood sign
  27. Eat Breakfast at Tiffany’s in NYC
  28. See both of my sisters get married
  29. Achieve my ideal weight
  30. Meet Rafael Nadal ❤
  31. Learn to shoot a bow & arrow
  32. Go skiing
  33. Go horseback riding
  34. Do an extreme sport (probably paragliding)
  35. Go climbing (outdoor)
  36. Make a difference in someone’s life
  37. Be a mentor to someone
  38. Make a scrapbook
  39. Take a long exposure photo of the night sky
  40. Volunteer somewhere 
  41. Ride a hot-air balloon
  42. Buy a stranger a drink
  43. Sit and watch a sunset
  44. Watch my best friends get married
  45. See a solar eclipse
  46. Throw a party
  47. Learn how to salsa
  48. Meet a famous actor
  49. Swim with dolphins
  50. Go on a picnic with a picnic basket
  51. Knit a scarf
  52. Be in a wedding 
  53. Fold 100 Origami Cranes
  54. Fly first class
  55. Live through four seasons in a year 
  56. Pick up the violin again
  57. Conquer my biggest fear
  58. Touch a stingray 
  59. Go on a cruise
  60. Help someone in need
  61. Dress up as Wonder Woman
  62. See a lunar eclipse
  63. Get a makeover
  64. Meet someone famous who inspires me
  65. See a shooting star

North America:

  1. See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), Alaska, USA 
  2. Go wine tasting in Napa, California, USA
  3.  Walk the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA
  4. Road trip from Los Angeles to New York 
  5. Visit Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  6. Go to the top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 
  7. Visit RISD, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  8. Watch the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, USA 
  9. Visit Holland, Michigan, USA
  10. Visit all of the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
  11. Visit DisneyWorld, Orlando, Florida, USA 
  12. Visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras
  13. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  14. Visit North Carolina (ANYWHERE) 
  15. Visit Quebec, Quebec, Canada
  16. Visit Arches National Park, Utah, USA
  17. Visit the Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota 
  18. Ride a trolley, San Francisco, California, USA
  19. Visit Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA 
  20. Visit Niagara Falls, New York, USA / Ontario,  Canada
  21. Visit the Barnegat Lighthouse in Long Beach Island, New Jersey 
  22. Go to Lambeau Stadium (Go Packers!)
  23. Go to NYC, New York, USA
  24. Visit the Sequoia National Park, California, USA
  25. Visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA
  26. Camp at Joshua Tree, California, USA
  27. Visit the White House, Washington DC, USA
  28. Photograph the Washington Monument, Washington DC, USA 
  29. Visit Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA
  30. Visit  Channel Islands, California, USA
  31. Visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA 
  32. Climb the Stairway to Heaven in Heeia, Hawaii, USA
  33. Go to Xcaret & Xel ha, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 
  34. Visit the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  35. See Thor’s Well off the coast of Cape Perpetua, Oregon, USA
  36. Visit the ruins of Chichen Itza, Tulum, Palenque, Teotihuacan, and Monte Albán, Mexico
  37. Have a drink at the Signature Lounge at the Hancock Building in Chicago, Illinois, USA
  38. Visit EVERYWHERE in Mexico that’s touristy 
  39. Visit Redwood National Park, California, USA 
  40. Visit the Four Corners (where 4 states come together), USA 
  41. Visit Saugatuck, Michigan, USA
  42. Visit the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

South America/Central America:

  1. Machu Pichu. Aguascalientes, Peru
  2. Visit the Easter Island, Chile
  3. Visit Cartagena, Colombia
  4. Visit the Amazon.
  5. Lay on the beach on Punta del Este, Paraguay
  6. Ziplin at Baños, Ecuador
  7. See the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina
  8. Visit Christ the Redeemer, Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
  9. Visit Buenos Aires, Argentina
  10. See El Salto Angel, Venezuela
  11. Visit Panama City, Panama

Europe:

  1. Go to the San Fermin Festival in Spain (Running of the Bulls)
  2. Take a photo at platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross, London, United Kingdom
  3. Visit Pompeii
  4. Drive the Autonahn!
  5. Visit the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  6. Visit Ireland (anywhere)
  7. Visit a concentration camp
  8. See the Parthenon, Greece
  9. Checkpoint Charlie
  10. Visit my friend Hendrik in Belgium
  11. Ride the London Eye
  12. Visit Anne Frank’s House
  13. Visit the Tulip Fields in the Netherlands
  14. Explore the Greek Islands
  15. Go to the Red Light District in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  16. Go to Majorca, Spain
  17. Take a photo of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
  18.  Visit Croatia
  19. Go to Holland
  20. Walk the Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine 
  21. Ride the London Eye
  22. See the Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway
  23. Take a photo of Big Ben

Australia:

  1. Visit the Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. Photograph the Twelve Apostles, Port Cambell, Victoria, Australia
  3. Visit the Laneways of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  4. Watch a match at the Australian Open. 
  5. Visit New Zealand

Africa:

  1. Visit the Great Piramids at Giza, Egypt
  2. Visit the African Safari in Kenya
  3. Visit the Karnak Temple Complex, Egypt
  4. Photograph the Victoria Falls, in between Zimbabwe & Zambia

Asia

  1. Visit Sri Lanka
  2. Take a photo at the Taj Mahal (India) 
  3. Visit a Russian Castle
  4. Walk a part of the Great Wall of China
  5. Eat sushi in Tokyo, Japan
  6. See Mount Fuji, Honshu Island, Japan
  7. Visit Bali
  8. See the Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island, Maldives 
  9. See the Tapei 101 Tower, Taiwan 

Wish me luck & come along if you can !!! (: