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Surprise!

Let’s do this post in pictures yes? =3

So today was the magical day where we actually went on an unofficial “double date” with some friends and the guys actually planned everything out as a surprise to the girls! So let’s start the adventure!
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First off we got lunch at a Dim Sum place that was… actually pretty cheap o.o I was surprised.. and with that I kinda wish I got a dessert plate >.> xD But afterwards we took the drive alllll the way to a place known for it’s Library, Art collections, and botanical gardens =3 Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? It was =3

It is an enormous place which we actually didn’t get to explore all of! But super pretty =3 so we walked… and walked alot.

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This is me and the other Asuna from AX! Yea. We made friends with them =3 With both our guys in tow, they took all the pictures while we enjoyed the sights and let them take pictures of us xD Honestly? They were mainly testing their cameras out and working on “directing” Although I think I messed that up by taking the camera away and taking pictures of them xP

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We saw really lovely scenery in the Japanese part of the gardens as well as the Chinese. I love cultured gardens, You can see the real differences and uniqueness in each one!  There is also the Victorian art and archways from the past days which really inspires me to draw something that goes with the scenery. ONE thing I really want to sketch out now involves an animal!

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Koi fish! These babies are one of my favorite fish to look at =3 (Favorite to eat would be Salmon xP Don’t worry, that comes in later) The three int he picture are actually my favorite… if you count the closer one silver xP Gold and silver~ Can’t go wrong with the traditional red/white though! Anyways… once we get details sorted out I want to design a Koi fish flowy dress and take it to the water. If I could have an underwater shoot that would be awesome and terrifying. xD So that’s not happening anytime soon… but that doesn’t mean I can’t start sketching today!

But like I said.. beautiful ways in which buildings were positioned and presented

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But I’m glad because I got a decent picture! (Yay for being happy!) Our friends took some picture of me and Gee but I haven’t gotten them yet T.T Hopefully they turned out good but for now.. just me! (Gee refused to give me the pictures of him cause he said he “looked weird” If weird means really nice then he’s trippin xP)

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OH WAIT! FOUND ONE. Yes it’s his back but.. I’ll take it xD Doesn’t he look so.. so.. majestic? xPP

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Afterwards.. (and after me consistently asking for boba) the guys took us to a popular boba shop around there! It was.. actually pretty good. Their rose milk black tea was really easy to drink and not sweet because it was actually brewed rose tea o.o I was amazed. Their teas are on the same level as some other great boba shops!

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Isn’t that cute? They put rose buds on the top inside the drink =3 I took it out before drinking of course… but that gives them and extra +1 for presentation that’s for sure. Little things like that makes people want to go back ^^ Then we headed off to somewhere new…

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Okay THIS was a complete surprise. I didn’t think they’d drive from city to city for places o.o So I found myself back in LA at the Griffin Observatory! Crazy from where we were before honestly >.> It was a great (smoggy) view!

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Lovely huh? It’s okay xD We could see the Hollywood sign from it though =3 What’s really sad is that we went for a show but the times on the website was wrong so we ended up having to miss it T.T Why? Because we needed dinner and after a full few hours of walking we were seriously hungry…

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Okay this Sushi place was… awesome. Why? Well it was in Downtown LA and crowded as is. BUT BUT I got the Genki Roll (cute huh?) and IT HAD EEL AND SALMON IN IT. That’s the first time I’ve ever had a combination and it was seriously the best taste in my mouth. My two favorite in the SAME ROLLL!! <3 Other than the one eel bone.. it was yummy ^^

We ended the day on that note and went home after the long long drive. I actually slept on the way xDDD Partly. But it was food coma/tired/waking up early. Gotta thank my lovely Gee for paying for everything o.o We tried to stop the guys for paying for everything but it didn’t work >.< I was really nice though =3 There really wasn’t an occasion either so its awesome to think that they just did it because they love us that much xP Do you guys? Eh. Don’t answer that. xDD It was really fun….. Worth the long LONG wait of hanging out. Really <3

–Kimiko–

Zoooo time!!

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I’m holding a giraffe!!! =333
I know… I had to do one of these.. but wait! It’s not over~
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A two headed giraffe!! lol!! That one was just for fun =P

But overall the trip was really fun. I found a new animal I really really like a… fennec fox!!
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Cute huh?

Anyhow the trip was really fun~ Went on it because my cousins from MI are visiting for like.. a week. And weather here has been sucking!! It’s cold. And rainy o.o Why can’t it at least snow?! Hmph >.<
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The pandas were SOOOO CUTE!! /snuggles xDDD Cute huh? This one was named Gao gao~ lol!

Oh so my little cousins took pictures in those board which you have to stick your head in right? And I was looking at the back of one and my sister says “Go put your head in it!!” And I was about to cause.. it’s fun even if you don’t know what it is! But I didn’t anyways and looked at it and this is what it was…\
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And I was about to go in the RIGHT one!!! T.T TT.TT
I HATE HATE HATE looking at this. still gives me the creeps.

Oh! I have LOTS of videos. once I have time i’ll make a short little vid blog of it ^^

–Kimiko–