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foodie adventures

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on October 31, 2009

A few months ago, I was introduced to a strange girl with a winning smile, who had a crazy resemblance to Emma Watson.

Let us call her Hermione (:

Hermione @ La Provence (Brentwood)

Hermione @ La Provence (Brentwood)

I believe that in another life, Hermione and I would have been sisters.
We have the similar experiences, histories, outlooks in life, a wild passion for dessert, and most importantly – the willingness to hunt for GOOD FOOD.

Also we both laugh really loudly (though hers is more charming), and we have no qualms speaking publicly about things – bowel movements, hairy legs, and so forth – that are usually considered to be “TMI.”

But in every sense of the word, she is the most joyful person that I know. Also ambitious, driven, a list-maker, full of life and care for others. Yes, I am writing an ad for her, but no she really doesn’t need it. Oh well (:

FOODIE RULE: don’t be afraid to have dessert before dinner/lunch!

Today’s adventures began at Hotcakes Bakes, a quaint and very pink cupcake store on Centinela. The workers were extremely friendly, and seriously…I can’t get over the pinkness inside!


lemon cupcake: recommend !


so pink (:


love the blackboard.

Lots of signs and postcards from people who’ve had ordered their cakes, and groups who’ve had batches of cupcakes made !


heartfelt !

Then off to the loveliest little cafe in Brentwood: La Provence !



La Provence (Brentwood)




Macarons (<3) or..."macaroons" in America.

I’ve never had a macaron before tonight, but the moment their hazelnut macaron hit my taste buds, I knew it was over. I was hooked ! It was one of those orgasmic experiences, one where you can foresee the midnight cravings and “I NEED HAZELNUT MACARON!” moments during finals week.
Definitely recommend ! Also a cute date place / read by yourself with afternoon tea place (:

To end:



Lenka !!

Thank you lovely roomie (: It was a wonderful night ~ with…quite an interesting experience. Ask me about it !

Until next time lovelies.




weird tuesday.

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on September 22, 2009

cupcakes( via thedirtypretty(s) )

We had an odd morning today.

At 3 am, the sound of pebble-hitting-window (which is not as cute as it seems) began unceasingly with occasional screeches of ” BREE !

I think our neighbor got locked out and she was, unfortunately, inebriated.

At 6:54 am, Outkast started singing loudly and upon further inspection, it was revealed that my BOSS was calling…to tell me that she was not coming in to work until noon, and would it be okay if I went into work early ? Of course madame.

At 8:30 am, the drilling and the pounding started.

Management had decided to redo the pipings and such…so there will be no water until 5 pm, only a lot of banging and “TCHRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR”-ing.

Now I am at work, with little to do and a very unhappy supervisor next door about the furlough days that are muddling everything up.

Oh well !

This is something to cheer us all up:


( via That Obscure Thing )

Jeffery Dean Morgan….what a man.