A Day in My Life: Saturday, September 1, 2018!
A morning working at home, finishing a puzzle I’ve struggled with for a while, preparing soba at lunch, all before a huge shared feast among friends at 626 Night Market, an Asian food fair with so much to try.
Saturday morning, I wake up to the dogs both staring at me.
My typical morning journey for coffee.
Overflowing fridge. A few weeks ago Zach’s cousins were in town and when they left they gave us all their refrigerated items and we still haven’t gone t through all the cans.
Back to bed to have my cup of coffee with Sufi demanding some attention.
Kind of a gloomy morning, which I actually love. Los Angeles doesn’t get enough gloomy days.
I set up my coffee to do a bit of work on my puzzle.
I set up a pot of boiling water to get my soba noodles cooking.
Sometimes I look at all the little objects we’ve collected over the past few years and try to ignore the dust and just reflect on the story of how they came to be.
His food storage is a little low so I refilled it with delicious fruit mix.
For some reason this puzzle has taken me ages to complete. I thought the color blocking would be helpful, but there’s a layer of texture that has made it more complicated.
Soba steaming in the sink. Cooling it down with some water.
Zach has been on a quest to get Backyard Baseball to work on his computer. Since he did get it to work, he’s been building his team and playing through a season so seriously.
Realized I was out of gallon bags, so I improvised with some plastic wrap. Kind of looks like a noodle brain.
Sufi soaks up the sun, and my puzzle struggle continues.
Laptop time, working on a freelance design job with some snack.
Exhausted Tweedy. You can see the shoes I tried on this day in the box still. I’m so indecisive with new clothes. Do I keep things I aspire to wear? Or save that money for thinks I certainly will wear. Hm.
Lunch time, so I think I’m going to quickly make some shishito peppers in a pan, and then have some soba.
Trying this pre-made soba sauce
Got my noodle brain out of the fridge and added some to a bowl with green onions.
For the peppers, after I let them blister, I just squeezed half a lemon and added some salt. Ready to go.
I always love the first day of the month so we can reveal the next pug photo on the calendar.
Watering all the little plants.
Had a few hours, and Zach wanted to shoot around.
On the record, we played 2 on 2 and I won by a point. Ehehe.
His basketball shoes he kept in his car since college fell apart on the court. Tragedy.
Home, cleaned, and changed all around 3pm.
AT LAST AT LAST!!!!! The puzzle is finished.
So happy to get to clean this baby up immediately. It’s been haunting me.
Some Pokemon Go as the passenger as we trek through the city.
Grabbed Selina and then we headed out to Arcadia.
Made it to the Santa Anita racetrack.
Here for the 626 Night Market: “the original and largest Asia-inspired night market in the United States with events in Los Angeles and Orange County.” We went last year for the first time, but I had some kind of heat sickness because it was like 100 degrees AT NIGHT. Insane. I was sad I didn’t get to try all the food I wanted because I was so nauseous last year. THIS year is redemption.
Second stop: meeting up with Kiki and Ders
Tried this squid last year, so good!
This is the last weekend of this event for the year, so it was really crowded.
So much to try everywhere you look.
Rainbow bao! Matches Selina’s hair. They were tasty: a mix of pork bbq, chicken curry, and veggie.
Had to try the waffle with mochi inside. So good! Would be even better with icecream or custard.
Sour cream and onion potato tornado
Shrimp daddy garlic shrimp mmmm.
I had my eye on a lobster but they were like $30 so I had to pass
There were so many baby bottle tea places. This one was gleaming in the sun.
Fried chicken skin because why not
Shared group baby bottles cuz we’re babies.
Mozz cheese corndog expressions
Some excellent looking prizes out here tonight.
Raindrop cake and an avocado tea
We all picked out some face masks
Been trying a few new products I read about on eczema blog posts. I found out that my favorite moisturizer from Tatcha was discontinued so I’m not sure what I’m going to do…
Mission: Impossible till ZzzZzzzzzzzz.
Much love friends!
7 replies on “A DAY IN MY LIFE: MAKING SOBA AND 626 NIGHT MARKET”
What a fun day. I had to look up the raindrop cake, it looked so cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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WHAAAAT. That night market looks so fun! What did the rain drop cake taste like?
The rain drop cake was flavorless but a fun texture…not super soft but also not too firm. We got one with rose syrup, so it was like a delicate rose textural joy!
‘Kind of a gloomy morning, which I actually love. Los Angeles doesn’t get enough gloomy days.’
I’m from the UK and I have literally just scrolled past 99% of this post to type “WHAT?!?!?!?!?”
I’m so tired of the gloom!
The grass is always greener on the other side, I guess hahahaha
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When I lived in London I loved the rain and the clouds…a total grass is greener situation for sure! Hahaha
Me again– I have now finished the post lol
I empathise so strongly with this: ‘Do I keep things I aspire to wear? Or save that money for thinks I certainly will wear. Hm.’ I have wardrobes and cupboards full of clothes perfect for the person I WANT to be. It’s very depressing and hopefully soon I will except that I’m a practical and comfortable type of girl who is probably never going to be the person I aspire to be. WOMP.
Also, RAINDROP CAKE. I didn’t know such a thing existed. It’s like a perfect droplet of water one would see on a Studio Ghibli movie xD
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