Kelly hasn't been home for 3 weeks so I plan a 'Welcome Home' surprise! Banners, balloons and his favourite cherry pie!

Kelly has to work the weekend so I get to join him in San Jose.
Guess what I found on the hotel towel? Suspicious reddish pink stains which look like lipstick! GRRR! This is the classic movie scene where the girl finds lipstick on the guy's shirt collar and realises he cheated on her. I don't believe Kelly would do that but still half-jokingly interrogated him. And then we proceeded to ewww at how gross the towel is.
How can a hotel can provide guests with a STAINED towel??? I asked Kelly to complain but he refused. That makes me more suspicious. Hmmm.. I tell myself "iLane don't think too much."
Hehe, turns out Kelly just has to work a couple hours so it becomes our getaway weekend. We head to San Francisco with a mission.

We are at the San Francisco Golden Gate Park's Redwood trail. There is a sign that says we are not supposed to feed the squirrels ... :p Shhh, we have a can of nuts with us. Hee!
Look! A squirrel! It looks pleadingly at us and scampers after the nut we throw to it! Someone described squirrels as rats in cute costume which is so true and funny but we are both nuts about them anyway. =)

Walking around the park, we stumble upon a happy family near the pond!

I see a grove of bamboo and tell Kelly to pose like a kungfu master. But he looks more like some hip hop meister.
My powerful crane move!

Feeling zen at the Japanese garden.

Kelly is so enamoured, he wants to get a Japanese garden. There he is, daydreaming.

We leave the park and head for Chinatown and Little Italy. No pictures cos we were starving and just wanted to eat. Haha..
Look what you can do with beer labels! Promote your bar, use the labels to form the bar's name. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Kelly has to work the weekend so I went to San Jose again. After a bout of cold Spring weather, we finally had a nice warm sunny weekend! Time to hit the beach! Kelly was sick but it's so rare we get a day off his busy schedule. So we go ahead anyway. Monteray Bay, here we come!
We actually drove 3 hours to see one thing. It can be found at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
--> It looks like this.

The sea otter! This cutie was shaking scallops out of its clam-toy! Their primary diet consists of sea urchins, crabs, clams, mussels, octopus, other marine invertebrates and fishes. Seafood all the time, so good life huh.
And then there was the jellyfish, dolphin fish ... yes, that is a dolphin fish. They belong to the same family. Too bad, it didn't inherit the cuteness.
We saw a balding penguin! Poor thing, it must be freezing its ass off!
My first baseball game: Colorado Rockies v.s San Francisco Giants. Even though I was in San Francisco, I actually support Colorado Rockies and they won! Tee hee!

Crazy baseball fans!

My volunteer work with the LA Asian film festival ended early May. I had fun working with these nice peeps! From left to right: Steve, Gena and Jeff.