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Pasadena
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Pasadena

Pasadena is a paradox. There, you find the old, battered buildings housing the likes of J.Crew, Zara, Armani Exchange, and Madewell, located across a musty pawn shop. There, you find the beautiful walking past the disfigured. There, you find the elite with their designer bags swaggering past the black man in a qipao playing trumpet. … Continue reading

Day Trip :: Chocolate
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Day Trip :: Chocolate

It’s been a while since I’ve gone to Balboa, but I recently went for a day trip over the holidays, specifically for something I’ve been waiting for practically all year: The Chocolate Exhibit. Located in the San Diego Natural History Museum (the Nat), the Chocolate exhibit delves deep into the history of chocolate, describing aspects of the … Continue reading

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka
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Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

It’s upsetting when children’s films (and other forms of media) are automatically shelved onto the “Immature” shelf when they could stand perfectly well against movies meant for adults. Of course, there are many movies and TV shows that are far too silly to anyone older than ten, but the same can be applied to “adult” … Continue reading