Day 5 – Tours That Is Not Found In Your Local Tour Packages

After feeling so comfortable staying 2 nights in Lawrence’s Hotel, we have a very heavy heart to check-out. Feel a bit sad and agitated to leave, we have too. We have trouble him too much during our stay. Morning milk and banana, morning chaffeuring, evening chaffeuring, dinner treats, sightseeing, unlimited usage of wi-fi…. you name it, he’ve done it. Oh, don’t worry. We know where to go. I’ll go and trouble another friend. Hakakakaa… So my middle name is “Troublesome” -_-

That’s where I stay for the last 2 days. Why does the grass is always greener at the other side? Even their flowers is more beautiful and bigger than the one in Malaysia. I’m not a fan of calla lily, just someone I know 😉 . I’ve scaled down the pic. In actual, the calla lilies is bigger than the one I’ve seen during ‘her’ wedding 😉 *hint hint*

Every night before we hit the sack, Lawrence will informed us what time we should leaving the house the next day. Usually at 8am. Last night, Lawrence told us to get ready by 7am.

“Huh! Why so early.”

“Better leave early cos by the time you finished taking pictures, it’s almost time.”

😳 I’ve been bugging him to stop at one of the neighbourhood so that I can take a picture of the ORANGE TREE!

Me, first time seeing real ORANGE TREE! Of course I have to act suaku. This is not a mango tree. This is an ORANGE TREE, ok!!! Lawrence took half a day off in the morning so that he could show us around Los Angeles before I meet up with another friend of mine. He’s so kind and humble. We really owe him in kindness.

The Arboretum is his favourite hangout place for his Friday morning jogs with his dog. It is a private botanical garden.

In the park, you can see many peacock walking freely. Of course the male is always a “flasher”!

All the flashings and flashings. Such an exhibitionist! I’m watching out for white peacock as some said, if you spot a white peacock flashing it’s tail, make a wish and it will come true.

IF! only I’m that lucky to spot a white peacock *sigh….

And we move on, passing by some cactus and beds of flowers. The guys is always ahead of me.

And I spotted the….

*smile and nod head like a Geisha* yea, it’s the Sakura aka Cherry Blossom. Isn’t them Now I can strike Japan off my list of travel. My wish is fulfilled! Yay!

My best picture of now. I’m saving it as my wall paper.

Look at the mirror reflection in the lake. Good thing Lawrence spotted this cos I’m too engrossed picking on hubby perfecting my macro shots of the flowers.

Hmm…. very calm water isn’t it? Let me do some photoshop.

Can you spot the difference? Which one do you like best?

We went in deeper thru the woods. Again the guys is ahead of me.

Somewhere in the woods, there’s squirrels dashing here and there searhing for food or munching food on the trees.

I think U.S have many wierd wierd thing that amazed me and I have to blog about it. For example their trees compare to ours (in Malaysia). Our trees consist of branches, trunk, roots and leaves and maybe a little flower here or there. Their tree is ….

… full of white gigantic flowers and…

…. no leaves at all!

That’s not all about it. Some tree has….

… no flowers or leaves but full of branches or whatever you call them. Look so scary isn’t it.

The rest of the park is nothing much interesting and I have to save bandwidth *sigh…

Don’t know how true is it. I was told that American don’t save much for retirement. They spent every pennies they have in expensive hobbies like owning a RV aka caravan.

This is a RV’s Park. You pay a some fees for space rental and park your RV here during your stay/holiday. Destress yourself with a cuppa coffee or a glass of wine while enjoying fresh breezy air and the view is PRICELESS!

One of them belongs to Lawrence. *envy!!!*

Let’s bid farewell to Lawrence. Thank you so much for the warm hospitality you shower us during our stay and sorry to trouble you for every knick-knack like buying stamps, etc…. I shall not forget what you’ve done for us and let’s say, now I’ve already count you as a good friend in Los Angeles. [The next time I dial his number this is what I will get – “nombor yang anda dial tiada di dalam perkhidmatan. Terima Kasih. (The number you’ve dialed is not in service)]

At 11am, we met up with Sherine and hubby, John. Sherine is a friend from Malaysia who married John a American-Japanese. You won’t believe how they met each other. But aitelyu, cyber love does happen! We had dim sum in Chinatown. No picture for that as I have to retain my image *ahem*. Need to warm up first ma. Lawrence is different. He’s a closer buddy to me and he know I’m a hardcore blogger. Dim Sum restaurant in LA is so happening and the variety is much much more delicious than ours. But I still like my lormaikai in foil bowl and not lotus leaf.

Another friend of ours, Amelia who flew in from Malaysia about the same time with me was with us. I’ll skip the intro since you will read about her in my later post. She’s a shopping geek. I love shopping!!! Which women doesn’t like shopping!!!

U.S. is famous of Outlets – places where they sell branded item at slashed down prices.

This is where we grab our first item. Hubby pick up a Levi’s jean at only US$13! Guna calculator kali tiga point lima!!!! Can’t remember what other item I bought. But not much. I have another week in LV and intend to do more outlets shopping. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…..

Thereafter, we went and have buffet dinner.

There’s something about shrimp in LA. They are so huge!!! And so fresh!!! And so juicy!!! Good thing they don’t steam it. I hate steam prawn. I love shell less prawn!!! And I love it the way it is in the picture above. *slurppp*

That’s John, Sherine and Amelia is in blue shirt.

Again, this is my first time eating Alaska Snow Crab. Soft shell. All you need is your fork to prick (??? whatever) open the shell or bend it and break it. Something about snow crab. They discard the body cos it is empty. You only eat the claw and leg.

Soon we retired to Sherine and John’s house. The moment we open the door, we was greeted by this small flurry cute looking creature. Everyone say Hi to Yober!

He’s such a good kisser compare to hubby *duck from pots and pans*. I scoop him up and he start to lick me on my neck then my ear. And I think he loves my ear cos he won’t stop licking and licking my ear. Make me sexcited only -_-. This is what the Aunty looks that I won’t put up in my blog. Good thing I have Yober to distract attention *giggle* I think I need a hair wash 🙁 .

Tomorrow is another early day for us. Rise at 7am cos we need to drive down to Las Vegas. zzzzz…..

… go back to read Day 4 in Disneyland here

… proceed to read Day 6 – Journey from LA to LV here

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  1. Allan said,

    March 28, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

    I like the first picture of the lake compare to the second one,not many lake in malaysia got mirror reflection bcos of murky water hahah~

    I guess the peacock must be sweating when you took the second pictures…haha~

    In JB also got JB version of sakura,if got chance I show you the pictures…(By the way what is so special about the pictures that indicates speed limit 5 that make’s your capture it?)Curious~~

    The Queen says:  The first picture is a quite unique.  Yea, you are right about the murky waters.  Ok, next time show me JB version of sakura.  Oh, actually i took a pic of orange sakura but can’t fit in the dialogue so I’m giving it a miss :D.  Don’t yo think the “Speed Limit 5” is very unique 😉 ?  Don’t forget it is  a park for joggers.  It indicates that joggers is not allowed to run faster than 5 m/h.  Hehe…. no la!  I’m just pulling your leg. 

  2. athena said,

    March 28, 2007 @ 2:40 pm

    calla ada banyak species jugak wut…gua mia is the smaller type found here mine is longish..

    The Queen says:  Small ones for wedding is sweeter.  Too big very clumsy.  Didn’t know got bermacam-macam species. *ish…

  3. the Razzler said,

    March 28, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

    Queen .. beautiful pics laaa!! So you still in US laaa .. hehe 🙂

    Hope you have a wonderful time .. Take care

    The Queen says:  Beautiful hor.  I see and see also not sien.  No la.  Come back ade.  In US no time to blog and no photoshop software.  Very potong stim wan.  Even by writing all this, I still feel excited 🙂

  4. Chris C said,

    March 28, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

    Oh, so u’re still in US? Can see what a swell time u’re having over there. We’re lucky to have known Lawrence thru’ the acs forum eh? He’s a sweet guy.

    The Queen says:  Came back almost 2 weeks liao.  Yaya!  I have a swell time and a swollen leg 🙁 .  Yea, Lawrence is such a sweety.  Even in the forum!  He never fail to makes us laugh. 

  5. Bernard said,

    March 28, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    Uahh.. Jessie.. why did you walk so slowly.. got left behind ade. This is as beautiful as the studio and disney la.. even though it’s off the beaten track, eh?

    The Queen says:  Surprisingly I can write better in this post.  Universal Studio and Disneyland is a bit too commercialised. 

  6. Lil said,

    March 28, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    is it bad that i’m wishing that i’m on holiday, again… it’s all your fault, creating all these yearning… (note to self : must work, work is fun, must work, note is fun) 😛

    The Queen says:  Errr… it’s your fault also leh.  You and your Paris pic makes me wanna go for holiday.

  7. Simple American said,

    March 29, 2007 @ 2:07 am

    Huh? You dun troublesome me!

    *wags finger* NO! Not that finger.

    You really did have such good friends. 🙂 Nice they can show you all of those things.

    The Queen says:  I wish I have more time, then can spend 2 days in Texas, 2 days in Kentucky, 2 days in Alaska….. I have so many friends in US.  Wow!

  8. duckie said,

    March 29, 2007 @ 9:13 am

    what you buy at outlet? do one entry on that la.
    which one you went to? gilroy?

    The Queen says:  That one is Citatel Outlet.  ooOOoo… don’t get too kan cheong yet.  Wait another few days.  I have a blasted time shopping in Las Vegas. 

  9. Grace said,

    March 30, 2007 @ 3:55 am

    wow…the flowers are beautiful!!

  10. jazzmint said,

    March 31, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

    wow sakura are really beautiful

    and that snow crab fuioyhhh…must try

  11. sila said,

    April 4, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

    waaah that arboretum is really quite nice. and coming in spring, that’s why you see the trees with flowers but no leaves. come in summer you get different things also..

  12. shooi said,

    April 9, 2007 @ 12:00 am


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