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……on February 1st, Chinese New Year,  because Tom’s Calligraphy class was changed to the 8th. 

Amy did so beautifully in  her very first class.


….and had so much fun!


…..and these lovebirds drove all the way from Encinitas!


Did you watch the Super Bowl?  Not very ‘super’ was it?  Renee Fleming was the only bright spot…

042 Well, I do love the Muppets….All the commercial were great!

040 And of course, I ‘discovered’ Bruno Mars.

062 Finally saw ‘Her’ with Laurie.  It was an interesting and quite possible look into our future.  Joaquin Phoenix excellently portrays a soulful man who purchased an Advanced Operating System (OS) voiced by Scarlett Johansson.  ‘Samantha’ while a computer, learns and develops and becomes quite human in her desires.  Fascinating.


We then went to Nordstrom…Hi Laurie!


……and then up to Bar Verde.  Surprise, surprise! Laurie’s a very bad influence at the movies as she wants to get the large size popcorn with an immediate refill.  We ate so much popcorn there was hardly room for the delicious artichokes & tacos!


I missed Bar Verde so much that’s where Amy & I had lunch the next day.  Hey, where’s my plaque you guys!


Sad to loose Pete Seeger…..


This is sooooo ridiculous!030

Betty Kwong visited the studio and we had a delightful conversation!


I mounted Amy’s paintings so she could see how wonderful they are…..


I got a chance to meet Marianna, Amy’s beautiful daughter…..093

….and of Course little Mia! The cutest!!


The fight to save ‘Tirado House’ in Silver Lake was in the L.A. Times.  This historical residence was designed by my early mentor & dear friend Gilbert Leong, a pioneering Chinese American architect and Lisa See’s uncle.



Marsha and Stu, my long time (since grade school) Chicago friends winter in Newport Beach (I blogged about going there last year). Since we all wanted to go to LACMA it was a perfect place to meet…..starting with lunch there at Ray’s.


This is soooooo cool!


008 ……and authentic Japanese Green Tea!


You had to buy tickets (in addition to Museum membership) and Turrell was $25.00.  What I enjoyed most….and got the most out of was the video of him explaining our perceptions.  We decided to skip the domesque single chamber event as you not only had to sign a release but the 2 attendants were wearing white doctors coats.  I didn’t think being enclosed (locked up) in a chamber, flat on my back, would work for me.


The Calder exhibit was wonderful.  It was great fun trying to analyze exactly how and where everything was balanced.

We also saw a small David Hockney exhibit….this was a piece that had 18 cameras positioned on a scene of jugglers. (Please….no photographs!)



I must say riding in this gynormous elevator is great fun!

026 By the time we said goodbye it was dark and the Chris Burden streetlamps installation ‘Urban Light’ was all aglow.



As always, Tom’s Calligraphy class on the 8th was wonderful!


Tom wrote a beautiful scroll for Bridget.


And here it is!


Tom and cutie Diana!!!


Thank you Miss Judith, I will always treasure this as I do your friendship!010 A perfect way to end the week!

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