Friday, May 30, 2008

California Modern

What is PED XING???
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Am I just plain bodoh... or have i missed something here ?!

Ohhhhhhh... Some passer-by puts me out of my misery and tells me..

"Pedestrian Crossing"

Ah..! And here i thought I was so SMS lingo savvy... :P

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I always save my best post for last. Or at least, my favourite post for last... because.. isn't that just how it is done?

This is La Jolla! One of my TOP 5 places to live, in the whole, wide, world, if I had the choice.. it is LUSH, gorgeous, unpolluted, offers great water-sports (work on that great tan!) and generally is just really really cool.

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La Jolla Cove (1100 Coast Boulevard) is a very small beach, tucked between adjacent sandstone cliffs. Due to its extraordinary beauty, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. It is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla, but retains a character "all its own."

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The north facing La Jolla Cove has unusually coarse sand. Grassy Scripps Park is immediately adjacent and an excellent area for picnicking.


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Water visibility at the Cove can sometimes exceed 30 feet, making it a popular location for scuba divers and snorklers.
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And apparently popular for the "PAK-TOR" too !

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Lifeguards are staffed daily throughout the year. During summer, lifeguard-staffing hours are generally 9:00 a.m. to dusk.The guards look HOT in their red trunks i tell ya ;P

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Awww... so cute!! I want to take one home... CAN I??? :P
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Looks like someone I know... when waking from sleep.. lol !


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La Jolla Cove lies within the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, which helps to ensure that marine life remains plentiful. This is a look but don't touch area and the possession of game is unlawful.

(So I suppose the answer to that one is " NO, you may not take one home!" ... haha!)

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So .. a quick stroll to dinner has us walking past the chocolate factory...

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Its amazing the amount of sweet things that Californians eat, and the women still look so fit (especially the ones running round the park) !

How do they do it..

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Pass the art gallery, and I know I am not suppose to take photos, but technically, I am not IN the gallery.. and OH... I could not resist it! My favourite childhood book character...

Dr Seuss! "How do you do Sir...? :)"

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All this gorgeous scenery and walking around is making us hungry..

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Ah... we see it! This is my favourite Contemporary Californian restaurant in La jolla...
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Introducing Georges at the Cove!

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I have been here before, but the view from the Ocean Terrace never ceases to amaze me. This time we are in time for the sunset, and it is spectacular.
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On the Ocean Terrace, you can balance the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean with a breath of fresh air as you take in the region's best rooftop dining.


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White chocolate martinis are a must! No better way to start dinner !

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As the saying goes... That's life! And this sure is the life !!

C'est La Veev is an inspiringly refreshing drink made from veev acai spirit, blueberries and cucumber. I really like this one!


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Just as the sun goes down over the horizon, they serve the starters... George's signature soup - chicken broccoli! Very, very good!

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Fresh mussels follow soon after, and they are nothing short of delicious.

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Seared rare tuna served on a bed of soba noodle salad, with wasabi soy vinaigrette. Perfection in a bowl...

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Grilled Mexican shrimp on citrus risotto. Flawless.

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Cod fish served on a bed of corn... low carb but high in taste... that's what I call a meal! lol...
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We take a second to catch our breath.. but as our waiter brings out the dessert menu, our eyes fall on the Snicker Sundae !


How to resist?
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Chocolate banana cream pie was the straw that broke the camels back.. and we could not eat another morsel of food.

Satiated.

Filled.

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As a parting drink we each had a La Jolla Winter - white Godiva, Chambord, Frangelico, steamed milk, dash of cinnamon, served in a brandy snifter... and was thankful for the experience of dining at such a cool place.



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It was with some sadness, that we said goodbye to the beautiful La Jolla, but no matter... we vowed to come back real soon :)

5 comments:

team bsg said...

what gorgeous views and food !
just in case ( we fervently hope ) you somehow need a few good men to stay with you in this heaven, do not forget to remember to buzz us...
ok ?

Precious Pea said...

The last picture of the big fat seal seems to be waving bye bye to you. So cute. Can touch ar??

Nic (KHKL) said...

i can see how this place became one of your fave places to live in. the sun, fun, sights, sounds, flavours.....

who can resist? :D

Big Boys Oven said...

Isn't it lovely to read your blog, a real stress release theraphy!

Julian Si said...

Such a magical place to live :-) Much nicer then Shanghai!!!

ps - Was so glad to hear "SELAMAT PULANG" on MH, glad to be back ...