Saturday, August 13, 2011

Musha Restaurant - Torrance + Quality Seafood - Redondo Beach

Posted by Jen Ko at 6:25 PM 1 comments Links to this post
For my birthday this year I told J to take me to go eat and tbh I was a bit disappointed this year. I thought he was going to take me to a restaurant I've been really wanting to go to, but we ended up going to two different places.

First, went to Quality Seafood for lunch. I love seafood and I love how Quality Seafood steams instead of boiling. All the natural crab juices stay inside the crab.

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Clam Chowder - J ate the whole thing, I didn't really care for it. It was too thick for me.

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EXTRA lemons and butter! :)

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I regret getting this shrimp. After I got it, I saw that they had diablo(?) spicy shrimp.

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Was not good... how do I know you ask? Well, I suck the head and if it's a bit bitter... no like.

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Dungeness crab(male) - forgot to ask the guy for a female crab...

I also got blue crabs, they were decent as well but I forgot to snap pictures. Quality seafood is great because you get so many options and it's actually nice eating out doors in the sun. I like!

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After some sight seeing and some shopping we ended at Musha in Torrance. It's in the same plaza as Torihei and Seikoen. I don't understand how 3 GREAT restaurants could be in the same plaza. I wish I lived over there... they have so many great restaurants.

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J and I concluded that these were names of the employees.

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Spicy tuna with rice crackers - I was disappointed that they only gave us 2 crackers :( The table next to us got 3! haha

I also forgot to take a picture of the seared mackerel. He torched it at the table and it was delicious.

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Sirloin grilled on charcoal - you grill it at the table, it was fun although the beef wasn't great quality for the $14-$15 we paid. Still, a great dish with protein!

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I LOVE my camera.

by this time J and I were full beyond this universe. We still had their popular risotto. When he brought it, I thought we were going to be able to dig in from the block of Parmesan. I was wrong, he scrapped and scrapped and mixed.

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The risotto was probably the best dish of the night, I love creamy milky cheesy anything. :)

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I think by that time I was so full I couldn't eat another bite. This sandwich had scallops in it I believe. I didn't even touch it. :(

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Relationships

Posted by Jen Ko at 10:14 AM 2 comments Links to this post
I have been bending backwards trying to save something that might not be there anymore. Unlike before, I keep everything to myself now and I don't think it's really helping. Does anyone know the feeling of not being able to understand certain situations or feeling like you're just paranoid, but not all at the same time. I feel that way towards him, and I am so lost.

I believe people grow up and you drift apart, I am no longer as sappy as I used to be. As I grow older, I become more and more private and it scares me because I don't have a place to vent my true feelings. I'm not making any sense... do I ever?

People say, "you get comfortable," but that's not what I want. I don't want to just get comfortable and I feel like him and I aren't what we used to be, but that doesn't bother him(?) Why? Because we've been together for 4+ years?

I tell him that it hurts me deep down inside and sometimes I don't feel like we are even a couple anymore, but nothing changes and I end up being the biggest nag. so I stop because that's all I can do is stop. I try to tell myself that this is just me(which could be), but all these thoughts still come back in my head. For example, if he's gone for too long I start getting worried like "wtf. is he on his phone talking to another girl? Is he texting? wtf is he doing?" I know, and I'll get so overwhelmed in these feelings that I stick to it. I can't figure myself out anymore, because I'll go the extent and check his phone and find nothing... only to realize I'm being really paranoid.

I know the correct answer to my feelings is to take a break and let myself breath. He's put me through situations I never understood how I got out of, and I think it's all slowly starting to unfold.

I feel so confused, and hurt. I'm tired of being hurt, I really am.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nails again!

Posted by Jen Ko at 2:54 PM 1 comments Links to this post

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pretty base color? I like!

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my pet bunny. he has plenty of names: buckwheat, bun bun, piggie

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Nail sets!

Posted by Jen Ko at 12:54 AM 0 comments Links to this post
I haven't had much time lately since I started my new job. :(

I also haven't had time to start taking new customers... :(


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my nails for awhile, they got really long and i ended up cutting them off.

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Red Jelly nails glitter. Simple and perfect for Spring!!

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I really like this set!! :)

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This customer has the smallest cutest hands ever... I swear, her hands were 2x as small as mine. I have big hands!! She just came back and I did her nails and they were so pretty!!!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hello Kitty & My Melody LOVE*

Posted by Jen Ko at 5:35 PM 3 comments Links to this post
New sets, mostly acrylic! I haven't done nails for quiet a long time and now that I'm getting appointments after appointments I am dead beat tired!! I know it doesn't seem like a lot of work but my eyes feel so dry and my back & shoulders are in so much pain. I feel so old now, and my friend joked that it was because I haven't done real labor for awhile. The results still leave me very happy!

Look!! it's hello kitty & my melody! :D (Sculptrue Nails/Acrylic)
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It was my first time makng hello kitty, I never get Hello Kitty requested but finally this great customer gave me the chance. I thought Melody would be easier since I've done her plenty of times, but Melody was giving me a hard time with her eyes that day!!

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Too bad I decided for this customer to fill up every finger since she had a special day... but if you look carefully there were seashells!!


This set was done on my coworker's hands.
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The problem: She has odd hands/fingers, I've never met anyone where my forms don't stick on. Maybe it has something to do with her glands, and on top of that her finger nails flicked upwards. I'm practicing on her in case I get customers like her in the future. Not happy with the results, I need to practice on her more.


Pink tips with bows(gel)
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Initially we didn't think the pink was going to be that pink since I haven't used my new gel from bio sculpture yet


:) K. always makes me laugh!
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LOVE!
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LOVE some more.
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I love her cause she just lets me do whatever I want. That blinged up finger was her idea not mine!! :) What are friends for??


This is usually how messy I am at the end of a nail appointment. I just keep putting stuff on the table and forgetting to cap everything. After the customer leaves, guess who helps me clean?? Not me of course!! :D hahaha
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Pokka dots & blue glitter

Posted by Jen Ko at 2:49 AM 1 comments Links to this post
I love these!! They're really cute and simple!! :D

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I also love the lighting in my brother's office. Look how nice the pictures are!
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A random shot I took while in Downtown LA. Is graffiti art or vandalism? This is art.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Komasa Restaurant(recommend!!)

Posted by Jen Ko at 12:35 PM 1 comments Links to this post
This place is my favorite sushi (nigiri) restaurant. Not only are the prices low, but the quality is superb!! I don't think I've ever been disappointed coming here, and I love places like these. I'm not a fancy shmancy girl, I like to eat fast and leave fast.

I have this secret pet peeve where I don't understand why people sit around at a restaurant(esp small restaurants like this one) and talk when they see how many people are waiting to get seated. I mean, you can go get coffee afterwards OR talk in your car. When I see many people waiting EVEN at souplantation I try to eat quickly because it's the right thing to do. I dunno, I care about the random-est things.


These pictures weren't my best, I always want to gobble up my food before snapping pictures, I need to get better at that!


Ankimo - Monkfish liver ($5)

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Sometimes the ankimo is really really good, and it's only $5. I have yet to go anywhere where they sell ankimo for $5. :)


Albacore

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I just recently started liking albacore, and i think one of the main reasons why i like albacore is because of the ponzu it comes with. Komasa's albacore is good.


Snapper

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Hamachi

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Spicy Tuna

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They have the best spicy tuna!!! Also their salmon is really good as well.

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Restaurant Komasa

351 E 2nd St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-680-`792

Friday, March 25, 2011

CalGel sets

Posted by Jen Ko at 2:52 PM 3 comments Links to this post
I just started doing soft gel since they are in high demand. Although after trying soft gel I have still realized that it does hurt the nail bed like acrylic, but just not as much. I recommend gel for those who DON'T want extensions and want something simpler and natural. I am actually beginning to really appreciate soft gel! :)

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