Monday, May 5, 2014

One Of My Favorite Locales

I like to travel around Los Angeles County whenever I'm on a bus or a train because I get to see things that some people overlook when they're driving down the freeway.  From that, I've come across what are now some of my favorite hangout spots.  One of them being...Little Tokyo.

Here it is, Little Tokyo in all but a piece of its glory

The Yagura Fire Tower at the entrance to the
Japanese Village Plaza

Some Rubik's cube-looking thing in front of the
Japanese American National Museum
 Much as I would love to go to Japan, my bank account is malnourished.  So for the time being, the only way I can get close to Japanese culture and language is by taking the 40 from my place.  Until I actually get to fly to the land of the Rising Sun, this will suffice.  But still, I've no complaints.

Take this bus (Line 40) to LT, but go the opposite way, unless you want
to go to the South Bay Galleria.

Hooray for Sakura trees!

Edited for you to enjoy.  ^_^

Pioneer Chicken, An Old-School Eatery

I recall back when I was a wee lil' toddler back in 1980s' South Central Los Angeles, walking with my mother from 74th Street to Vermont & Florence to eat at a place called Pioneer Chicken.  She had gotten us some food to scarf down while we were inside.  I'll never forget biting into the chicken (I think it was a drumstick, but I don't remember as I prefer breasts and wings now) and chewing in delight, but what really had me sold was their spicy rice.  It was that damn good.  That is, until...

Sadly, that location was demolished over the years and the space was converted to a parking lot, mostly used by Super Buy customers (whoever remembers this grocery store wins some interwebs).  But alas, 'twas just a page from my book of childhood memories.  I had thought to believe that Pioneer Chicken had gone extinct.

Let's just say it's good to be wrong sometimes.

There were three locations left, to my knowledge.  I had visited one in Hollywood before it was converted to a Del Taco (*cries and blows nose*).  All was lost...not.

Much as I travel by bus and train (though I have a love/hate relationship with Metro), I was surprised, albeit elated to find a Pioneer Chicken joint on Olympic & Fairfax.  For proof...

See?  Pioneer Chicken is not extinct!

A little expensive, but worth the anorexic wallet.

Maybe as soon as I finish with this post, I think I'll jump on the Expo Line and catch the 217 down there so I can shove some chicken and fries down my throat.

Oh, and comments!  Please leave 'em!

Hot Off The Hook

Finally, I got some more funky tams in my shop (WOOT!)

And...let the posting begin!

Sparkling Gem Snood

Classic Rasta Tam (in clusters)

Really funky snood in carnival colors

Oak Moss Tam

Rasta Mesh Snood

Well there they are, all ready for shipping.  (beat-up wig not included ^_^)