Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

We're off to visit our friend Aaron in Maryland.

Friday, December 19, 2008


This Tuesday, we took my mom to the airport. She went to Korea to help out her sister who has cancer. I love airports and I just absolutely love Korean Airlines airplanes. The sky blue was such a good choice. I want Oooju to be excited about traveling too and so we waited outside the international teriminal for my mom's plane to take off. We saw a couple of other planes take off, but nothing really compares to seeing a sky blue 747 lift off the ground up close. However, Oooju was way more interested in the shuttle buses. I've been singing "The Wheels on the Bus" to him recently and maybe it's had an impact. Now I have to go find an airplane song.


A week ago, I sent my friend Sachiko some Japanese treats. She lives in Newport, Oregon so it's hard for her to find Japanese stuff. One of the things I sent her was Dorayaki and she reminded me that it is Doraemon's favorite food. While living in Korea (where I met Sachiko), Doraemon was my favorite character. But I never had Dorayaki before. I gave Oooju some and while he was eating it, it struck me that Oooju kind of looks like Doraemon. You can decide for yourself. Anyways, turns out Doraemon has been appointed Cultural Ambassador of Japan. So now, I have a new goal: Together with Doraemon, make the world a cuter place!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Party

Last week, we had a christmas party in Oooju's music class. Cathy and Bea joined us to check out the classes there. We made antlers but Oooju hates putting anything on his head so it was really hard to get a good picture. this is the best we could do.

Afterwards, we went to Aly and Rumi's house to hang out. Here it looks like they're having a pacifier party.

Sebastian's Birthday Party

We went to Sebastian's birthday party on Sunday. Judy made all these delicious German pastries. Oooju's favorite was this puffy thing and my favorite was the cheese cake. They have a really nice place and they had a beautiful christmas spread. Sebastian said that in Germany, they light a candle each sunday during December leading up to Christmas. In the picture, there are 2 candles lit. Oooju and Kennedy played really well together as long as he got to hold the circle parts of the skip hop mat and Kennedy kept to the connector parts.

Clippers Game

Our friend Mike hooked us up with some Clippers tickets. He's the media director over at the Staples center. Somehow, Mike got the camera man to film us during a timeout. It was crazy: I just looked up and saw us on the big screen so I started screaming and pumping my fists and Nate got up and started jumping up and down. We must have been on the screen for a good minute because my voice was sore afterwards. We also got to see the big man--Yao Ming. We were pretty close to the court so I walked down to take a picture of Yao. After I took the first picture, the usher told me I could only take one. But when I saw how crappy it was, I pleaded to get another shot, and he looked like he was about to give in, but then some chick came up and told me to go back to my seat. Anyways, we were there, the clippers won, and we had a crazy fun time.

South Coast Plaza

Friday, December 5, 2008

Back to the Getty

We went for brunch at the Restaurant at the Getty Museum. It was so good. The lavender cucumber gimlet was so yummy. I can't wait to go back someday.

Gettin jiggy with it

Birthday parties

We went to Lucas' birthday party at My Gym, but the guy in charge of the activities was really creepy and I don't think people were digging him. But it's always fun to see friends and see their kids growing up.

We also went to Margot's first birthday party but I forgot my camera at Nate's mom's house and only had my new fuji instax camera. I'll scan and upload those photos later.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Our Oooju guy loves him some bbung-tee-kee. It was kind of hard finding him some in Korea. While we were driving to our friend Eric's house, a guy was selling some at a stop light. When we got to the apartment and opened it up, Oooju went crazy. Think Cookie Monstor crazy. Needless to say, Oooju really enjoyed his fix.

With Cousins

Summer Fun
Oooju and Yuna Get their Groove on

Oooju and Lucas

Messing around

This election, Oooju got a little political. Well, my whole family did, especially my mom about Prop 8. Somehow, a guy was walking around our neighborhood passing out Yes on Prop 8 signs. She asked him for one to put on our front lawn even though she's not a citizen and can't even vote. So, Nate got a No on Prop 8 sign from one of his students. On Halloween, it confused the hell out of the trick or treaters. But the next morning, both signs were missing. My mom insists that Oooju was Yes on Prop 8. I had to tell her Oooju loves everyone so that means he is No on Prop 8.


While we were waiting in line for the Teacups ride, we saw Howie Mandel and his kid's possee of Brentwood brats cutting in front of everyone. They really don't deserve special treatment. Anyways, this is the best picture Nate could take without looking too consipcuous.


This was the first time for me and Oooju to go to a UCLA football game. I think everyone enjoyed the tailgating much more than the game. The highlight of the day was when Oooju spelled out his own name in the sand.