Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Review of Keen Whisper Sandals - Women's

Originally submitted at REI

There's no need to keep quiet about the comfort and fit of Keen Whisper sandals that feature supportive polyester webbing and antimicrobial protection.


Great travel sandal

By Adventures with Lily from Cerritos, CA on 7/31/2010

 

4out of 5

Gift: No

Sizing: Feels true to size

Width: Feels true to width

Pros: Breathable, Functional, Durable, Comfortable

Cons: Slow drying, Rocks get stuck inside, Ugly

Best Uses: Everyday, Travel, Walking

Describe Yourself: Individual, Casual

I was planning a trip to Costa Rica...weather wise it would be in the 90s with high high humidity and rain. I thought my current hiking shoes wouldn't be such a great idea. So I was looking at these shoes figuring it would be breathable and still able to withstand water and rainforest hiking. On my trip, my backpack never arrived to the airport, but luckily I wore these sandals on the plane and throughout my whole trip in Costa Rica.

They are great for hiking in wet weather. They were great for the natural hot springs and getting completely drenched. They were comfortable for walking around the city. Great all around hiking sandal.

My complaints, sort of vain of me to say, but they're not the prettiest and flattering of shoes. I'm not a big fan of the looks. Also I agree with other people's reviews of how rocks get in them and get annoying. They are not good for the beach or where small pebbles can get caught inside. Also they are pretty slow to dry. I got them completely wet at the hot springs and the next day they were still damp.

But other than the minor complaints I felt really lucky to have those shoes with me on the trip.

(legalese)

My Review of Keen Whisper Sandals - Women's

Originally submitted at REI

There's no need to keep quiet about the comfort and fit of Keen Whisper sandals that feature supportive polyester webbing and antimicrobial protection.


Great travel sandal

By Adventures with Lily from Cerritos, CA on 7/31/2010

 

4out of 5

Gift: No

Sizing: Feels true to size

Width: Feels true to width

Pros: Breathable, Functional, Durable, Comfortable

Cons: Slow drying, Rocks get stuck inside, Ugly

Best Uses: Everyday, Travel, Walking

Describe Yourself: Individual, Casual

I was planning a trip to Costa Rica...weather wise it would be in the 90s with high high humidity and rain. I thought my current hiking shoes wouldn't be such a great idea. So I was looking at these shoes figuring it would be breathable and still able to withstand water and rainforest hiking. On my trip, my backpack never arrived to the airport, but luckily I wore these sandals on the plane and throughout my whole trip in Costa Rica.

They are great for hiking in wet weather. They were great for the natural hot springs and getting completely drenched. They were comfortable for walking around the city. Great all around hiking sandal.

My complaints, sort of vain of me to say, but they're not the prettiest and flattering of shoes. I'm not a big fan of the looks. Also I agree with other people's reviews of how rocks get in them and get annoying. They are not good for the beach or where small pebbles can get caught inside. Also they are pretty slow to dry. I got them completely wet at the hot springs and the next day they were still damp.

But other than the minor complaints I felt really lucky to have those shoes with me on the trip.

(legalese)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Avenue Q at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center

My first puppet musical...I know it sounds pretty cheesy and maybe even a bit childish. But this is not your ordinary sesame street puppet. This is more of the rated R sesame street puppets. I heard a lot of great things about the Avenue Q and so I jumped on the chance when it came to the Cerritos Performing Arts Center. I haven't been inside the CPAC since I was in high school, so it's been over 10 years. You can catch my review of CPAC on yelp.

I would suggest Avenue Q for people who just graduated college and have no idea what they want to do in life. That was ME! I completely fell in love with every single character in the play. I felt like they covered a wide array of different phases that one will go through in life. Just a fair warning...there will be puppet drinking and puppet sex! oh my!

So if your ever wondering whats your purpose in life...come watch Avenue Q and it will definitely give you a different presepective in life!! I loved it.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New Thing, Week 4: dineLA brings us to The Sky Room

I've never been to the Sky Room in Long Beach. This time my girlfriends and I took advantage LA dine week and the preset menus at the Sky Room.

Did you know that the Sky Room opened up in 1926? Which makes this fine establishment 84 years old! That just amazes me...now a days everything is closing down. So it's great to see survival in this harsh economy. Patrons of this dear restaurant are of the older generation. One lady I met in the elevator came with her family told us that she came to the Sky Room when it first open and she said it has changed a whole lot. Then she turned towards me and whispered, "it was better back then". She was so cute, it made my night more memorable because of her.

The Sky Room also has a rooftop bar that yields beautiful views of Long Beach. But you should really come here for excellent food and service. I will definitely come back for a special occasion.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Thing, Week 3: San Francisco Bliss

A weekend trip to San Francisco with the girls brought lots and lots of new experiences for me. Even though I've been up to the bay area a bunch of times before, this was different because I had my girls with me and we had so much fun!

What can I say about the city...I love every part of it. From the culture to the architecture to the historic areas to the bums that roam the streets. San Francisco has nothing on LA ... except for maybe the sunshine and warmth.

Some of the firsties for me was:
Scoma's
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Muscato Italian desert wine at Amelie

Can't wait to head up north again!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Thing, Week 2: Hiking in Irvine

For week 2 of my new year's resolution I went on my first hike in Orange County. It was a nice a little trail that lead up to a small little hilltop with a view of Irvine. The view at the top was not spectacular, however it wasn't too shabby for being in Irvine.  But the first leg to get to the top was killer, damn I'm out of shape. Hope to explore more of Orange County and LA areas.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

New Years Resolution 2010

I'm not even going to attempt the losing weight thing...it's almost impossible for me. I can try to eat healthier and exercise more. But that's not going to be my new years resolution. For 2010, I'm going to try what I did in 2005, which is to try something new every week. Doesn't matter what it is, as long as it's new. A new restaurant, a new movie, a new hike, new travels...endless possibilities.

So for WEEK 1 of the 2010 "Trying something new"

Red Bull No Limits: Travis Pastrana jumped the Long Beach Pier in a Subaru rally car.

I was looking for something I can take my little cousins (age 8-12) to enjoy for NYE. It would be a fun and sober NYE for me, which is all good. We ended up taking the Metro from Norwalk to Downtown Long Beach, which for rides after 9pm on NYE the metro was free!

We arrived right when Travis Pastrana was gonna jump. I honestly couldn't see much, his car went by so fast it was just a blur. But he made it safe and sound to the barge 270 ft away in the water. He's one crazy dude. The kids seem to like it so that was good. The event was actually pretty huge, they had motorcycle jumping and drifting exhibits. It was great for kids and me, cause I never really cared much for motorcross or rally car racing...but after coming to this event, I wouldn't mind going to other events like this.

So week 1 of something new: I saw a man drive a rally car over 250 ft in the air and landed on a barge in the ocean! And I discovered that I might like motorcross more than I thought.