Alien's Day Out

July 18, 2009
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A Vegan Food Adventure in West LA (Westwood)

My sister is currently doing the UCLA extension program, so on Wednesday, I tagged along with her to Westwood to look around the area. For lunch we went to ‘Native Foods‘ which is an all-vegan restaurant with several locations around … Continue reading

July 18, 2009
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Veggie Grill Burgers

My sister, Julie, and I went to the Veggie Grill at Irvine Spectrum, which is another 100% vegan restaurant. Even though they’re totally vegan, they don’t make that the focus, probably because that might alienate customers who aren’t veg. So … Continue reading

July 15, 2009
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Huntington Beach

Ahhh, vacation. Life is so beautiful right now. My sister and grandma live a short 10 minute drive from Huntington Beach, so that’s where I spent most of Monday, basking in the sun, reading my new book and watching little … Continue reading

July 14, 2009
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Satisfying my cravings so that my future children won’t drool

I have a list of foods that I have to eat while I’m here, and one of them is a big fat Chipotle burrito. Chipotle is possibly the only fast food joint that I’ll walk into because I know I … Continue reading

July 13, 2009
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LA Renegade Craft Fair

So far, I’m having a blast here with my sister and grandma in Huntington Beach, Cali! When I was living here a few years back, I was still an omnivore, and so this is my first time experiencing the area … Continue reading

July 12, 2009
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A vegan flying with Air China

I’m in Cali!!! My trip here took forever-and-a-day because I had a long layover in Beijing. Yea, Beijing is totally out of the way from Seoul to LA, but it was the only affordable ticket I could find on short … Continue reading

July 9, 2009
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Cafe-holic

Hi, my name is Mipa, and I’m a cafe-holic. I’ve realized that on average, I go to cafes about 3 times each week! I don’t even go for the drinks, I just go for the ambiance, to get out of … Continue reading

July 8, 2009
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Hearty Spiced Cocoa Muffins

I finally got round to trying the ‘Hearty Spiced Cocoa Muffins’ from ‘The Joy of Vegan Baking.’ The cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in these muffins are divine and totally make them stand out from the sea of regular chocolate muffins … Continue reading

July 7, 2009
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OC here I come!

I’m going to LA/OC for vacation next week! I fly out this Saturday!!! I’m so excited~ It’s been almost 3 years since I was living there, and this will be my first time being there as a vegan. I am … Continue reading

July 6, 2009
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Monsoons, Mosquitoes & Moral dilemmas

It’s officially summer monsoon season! Last week there was a crazy beautiful thunderstorm that got me all excited. Maybe it’s because I have such great childhood memories of doing ‘rain dances,’ or playing mud soccer at my Ivory Coast boarding … Continue reading