LA Chinatown’s Golden Dragon Parade is always a blast and culminates with the lighting of firecrackers. I highly recommend getting there early to beat the crowds (and getting decent parking. If you want to be near the firecrackers at the end try camping towards the Broadway/Cesar E Chavez intersection OR Broadway/Ord (just start making your way towards the Dragons once you see the last lions pass to at least see the firecrackers)
Make sure to check out Lei Min Way after as that’s where a lot of events/activities are centered!
Got to cover the first Pacific Bridge Concert at the Los Angeles City Hall a few months ago! It featured an amazing lineup of Asian-American Artist and hosted by the awesome Jenny Yang!
Their line up featured:
Run River North
Graffiti around the Arts District in DTLA. Definitely one of my favorite neighborhoods with small stores, 3 breweries (and counting), and lots of restaurants and bars.
Heading home after a long drive and caught this scene in Chinatown with my phone.
Had a few minutes to kill before meeting up a friend in DTLA so did a quick mile around the area. Lots of interesting buildings with restaurants popping up. Need to figure out how to get in them sometime as I’m not sure if they are residential or commercial.
Went to eat sushi and felt a little lost with some of the etiquette that goes with it (along with what to order). But hunger and wanting to try eating at the sushi bar won out in the end.
So what did I learn?
1. Ask the chef questions! like the saying goes “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever”.
2. Fried Shiitake Mushroom easily became my new favorite happy hour item.
3. It doesn’t hurt to try something different and if you still have doubts ask questions!
4. Take in the action, its almost like a show to watch them prepare your food.
5. There is etiquette to follow and since I’m no expert in that aspect I am leaving this Eater LA link. Watch it, Its very informative!
6. Last but not least is eat slowly, if you’re like me and have the tendency to inhale your food I suggest not doing it here (or anywhere in general really).
What’s your favorite and least favorite sushi? and if you saw the video is there any other etiquette I should be aware of for the next time I go?
Finally got started on my backlog! I picked up an aftermarket lens during the holidays and at that time this lens was priced under $200.00 so I took a chance and bought it. Its the first time I bought an aftermarket brand and I was just hoping for the best when I used it.
It exceeded expectations and actually made me more excited to go shooting again.
Here’s a link for the lens if you want to get one just make sure to pick the one that works with your camera, and here’s some images I took with it.