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31 July 2005

R&R In Los Angeles

Hey! Hey! From LA! Finally left Las Vegas this morning with much reluctance. However, like the Terminator said, "I'll Be Back".

After a simple lunch and it's off to the mall for I am on a mission. Bumbling-Belle hantamed me with a shopping list for Bath & BodyWorks and I must say that I was quite lucky to find one in Arcadia which was within 5 miles from my place.

Sigh... the things I do for Belle. Bor pian, I am fated to be her FGF
(Fairy God Father/ Fucking Good Friend / For Granted Fella*).

* delete where applicable

First the bladdy mall (Santa Anita Fashion Park) was damn big. It was so big that it housed Macy's, JC Penny, Robinsons-May and Norstrom under a single roof with loads of smaller shops in between these retail giants. It puts Suntec City to shame.

Naturally, being not familar with the place at all, I got lost. Not because I couldn't find the B&BW shop, but rather because I couldn't find the Information Counter because I couldn't find the B&BW shop.

I was glad that the lady at the Information Counter was very accurate and precise with her direction and I found the shop within 5 minutes. When I stepped inside, I was lost again. This time shuttling my eyes between the shopping list and the hundreds of bottles on the shelves. Lim Peh blur liao. The store assistant could spot from a hundred yard that saya fail MSAT (Metro Sexual Aptitude Test) one as I really buay heow jee kee mm kia.

I have to say that I am kan si lang impressed with the level of customer service here and she took over the printed copy of Belle's shopping list and led me all over the store introducing their products and scents**. It felt so good to be shopping there as I machiam like having my own personal shopper. (And she quite chio lah!) Anyway, I think Belle would be happy to hear that I got her a 3-for-1 deal with the shower gel and body lotion. Belle is so going to need to bribe me for this.

** Belle: I think Sweet Pea is by far the nicest. You're so going to love it. Click the photo to see your goodie bag.
After the mall, it was off to the supermarket for some jalan jalan while my Uncle and Aunt did their weekly grocery shopping. Here are some photos to go along with it.

Did you know that the 3 peppers i.e. Red, Green and Yellow are known as the Grocer's Traffic Lights? No? Well, neither did I. I just made that up. Hahahaha. However, if one fine day, people were to start using the term "Grocer's Traffic Lights", you know it came from here. Heh heh. Anyway, the colours were so beautiful together that I couldn't resist not taking a picture.

Mmmmm... beer. Did you know that Corona is actually a damn lousy beer? Word has it that it was so bad that the Mexicans themselves refused to drink it and that's why they had to export it out of Mexico to all over the world. If you want good Mexican beer, I strongly recommend Bohemia. I was introduced to it by an Mat Salleh friend from Arizona. Back then, it was available at Margarita's. But I heard due to importing difficulties on the part of the distributors, it was no longer available. However, don't take my word for it. Ask the boss about it the next time you drop in on the restaurant at Faber Drive.

Talking about beer. Here's a beer joke.

Q: Why are American beers like making love on a canoe?
A: Click on the comments below to get the answer.

Spotted a new flavour from Tabasco. It's the Chipotle (Chee-Poht-Lay) sauce. It is supposed to have a more smokey flavour than the original. I've never liked the original as I though that the taste was nothing but just spicy and sour.

Anyway, I was glad to have discovered this although I am currently stocking Habanero Sauce in my fridge. I strongly recommend this one if you can find it in Singapore. I had to travel all the way down to Hong Kong just to get this. It is super duper yummy with mozarella cheese i.e. pizza!

This one just caught my eye. It is a box of Cinnamon Rolls at USD 1.99. The white stuff you see are not mold. On contrary it is icing sugar. You can hardly see the cinnamon rolls underneath. OMG, there is SO MUCH sugar!!

And the irony is that the Yanks wondered how so many of them became so fat! In fact when I was at the Las Vegas market, I see quite a few people on rental wheelchairs, not because they were ill or handicap. Rather it was because they had gotten so fat that they could hardly walk. How bad is that?!

- Voxeros

1. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 31 July 2005 2:53 pm :: 
Q: Why are American beers like making love on a canoe?
A: Fucking close to water.


2. akk left...
Sunday, 31 July 2005 9:30 pm
hmmm...u made that joke up? hehehhe....anyways, sometimes i think that the obese ppl aren't at fault for becoming so fat, sometimes temptation of so much food really does cause this phenomenon...


3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 7:19 am :: 
akk: I got the joke from this guy who distributes Remy Martin in Ch1na.
Temptation is one thing but you can always moderate on your intake, can't you?


4. deek left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 11:26 am
Hope u didn't forget your godson's keychain.....


5. jaschocolate left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 12:29 pm
BEER BEER BEER!!


6. JayWalk left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 2:10 pm ::
deek: I have been on the lookout for it. No luck in Vegas. But there is still LA, Memphis and New Orleans to try.

Troy big enough to play with toy aeroplane already or not ah? I scared the parts sharp sharp kena poke eye leh.

jaschocolate: You also a beer aficionado? Ok, on lah. I come back, we go link beer?


7. ei|een left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 2:47 pm
WAH PIANG! the amount of sugar on the rolls is really damn kua zhang.. eeee! too much too much!


8. JayWalk left...
Monday, 1 August 2005 2:58 pm ::
ei|een: Yah lor... these ang mohs siao one... I see already I thirsty liao.


9. jaschocolate left...
Tuesday, 2 August 2005 10:01 am
actually, i'm a vodka gal (those mixed ones hor).. but i dont mind all drinks.. wahaha.. corrupting myself..


10. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 2 August 2005 2:55 pm :: 
jaschocolate: Do you mean those alcohol pops like those you find at 7-11? They are nice though I think they are a bit too sweet.
I am a Barcardi fan myself.


11. lancerlord left...
Tuesday, 2 August 2005 11:31 pm :: http://lancerlord.blogspot.com
I gong-gong go pronounce chee-pot-tel. kekeke...


12. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 2 August 2005 11:39 pm :: 
lancerlord: Well look at it on the bright side, at least it didn't pronounce it like some vulgar hokkien word! ~LOL

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