Around 10 AM, we walked from Fairfield Inn all the way to Enterprise on Katella Avenue to pick up our rental car. It took awhile since the car they were giving us had no gas in it so we had to wait until they filled it up. When we finally got the car, we took it back to the hotel and checked out of Fairfield Inn. Then we dropped AS’s brother off at his dorm and finally on our way.
Just thought I’d share this new consolidation video Sega made of the video teasers they had of the upcoming Miku game. Looks like days of my time will once again be “donated” to Miku lol.
Day 3 was another slow, slow day, but I had not planned for it to be that slow.
We were greeted by long lines from both parks even though it was a weekday morning and the early crowds should’ve gone in already. Apparently the computer system was down! Which meant slow moving lines to get inside. I really thought I had written down the wrong opening time at first.
We split up at that point. AS’s brother and I went to get FP for Screamin’, not realizing that when the computer system is down, it also means no fastpass! Ugh, what a horrible thing to discover after walking all the way there.
Makes me a little happy that I went to order food =P
AS went to order us breakfast at White Water Snacks in the Grand Californian. We had never eaten breakfast at White Water Snacks, so we thought we’d give it a try this trip.
American Breakfast – with eggs, smoked bacon, red bliss potatoes and toast
I know it’s now old news, but I wanted to express my excitement for it regardless…
Oh boy =P
We wound up waking up a little later than planned. At the time AS’ uncle dropped us off at the Fairfield Inn, we were actually supposed to be meeting my friends by the entrance of Disneyland. Oops.
Our room was ready so we dropped our stuff off first then rushed over to the parks. This is our first time staying at Fairfield Inn and it’s pretty nice. The walk isn’t as bad as I expected.
Seems much farther on google maps xD.
Half of our group was there with us that morning, the other half had gone to a My Little Pony event last night and weren’t coming until later since they didn’t get home until late.
AS went to get Space Mountain fastpasses for everyone and we walked down Main Street to the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, taking a detour into Candy Palace first. Both places were under renovation when we were there in November so I was eager to get a glimpse of both. Everyone was a little hungry, so we stopped for breakfast at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.
Of course, I HAD to get the Mickey-Shaped Chocolate Tart. I’ve been reading reviews since the day they opened and had the list of must-eat’s prepared. Yum!
Thank you to those of you that contacted us with concern over Chibified. We’ve been dealing on and off with getting hacked for the last couple months. We’re tentatively optimistic that we’ve cleaned everything up, but we shall see.
For now, we are back.
Thank you for your concern for those of you who sent emails regarding this matter. Hopefully the matter has been taken care of.
Saturday, May 5
We arrived in LA at 5:00 AM. The flight got in a little early, which we actually didn’t want since we didn’t want to wake up AS’ family who were picking us up! Luckily, his aunt had actually woken up early that day and we made our way to the pick up area and waited maybe 20 minutes before she got there and took us to her house.
I conked out right after we got there. I can never sleep on planes. AS woke me up around 9:00 AM so we could get going on our food crawl. His aunt and a cousin elected to join us.
Last year, a restaurant that specialized in steamed soup dumplings (aka xiao long bao or xlb for short) opened in our area, but they were expensive and I didn’t really have another restaurant to compare it to, so I really wanted to try it while we were in LA since restaurants that serve xlb are so plentiful in comparison. XLB crawls are quite popular, so it was easy to research which restaurants were the best.
It’s been a busy, busy 2012 so far. Despite our best intentions to go back to blogging regularly, it just never happened. Oops. ^^;
Faint chanting can be heard from the crowd far away, but I concentrated on my own world. I needed to make sure I was calm and focused. If I messed up, I would not only disappointing myself but those in the crowd as well. All that I have worked for has come to this moment. When I would be able to go on stage and have my dream come true. I remember how I first heard about it as a child on the television. The people on that stage for shining like stars and never had their shine go away.
As I walk forward I can hear the chanting grow louder and louder. My legs shake slightly with each step, as if the weight of the world was coming down upon me with each “clack” noise I hear from my sandals hit the smooth concrete. Everything was setup on the stage for me as I peered from behind the stage. Thousands of eyes were looking for any inch of me to come onto the stage to know that the event would start soon. I can feel the sweat forming in my gloved hand as I try to calm down. The chanting has grown to a level where all I could think of was my name as they chanted it.
I step out from beyond the curtain to find a crowd who suddenly grew from a loud chant to silence. After I pick up my guitar I step forward to the mike and take a deep breath.
I think I turned over to a new phase in my life…either that or I am just getting used to a existing adjustment.
Nothing too big but I think I prefer to read manga than watch manga.
Although it’s not “big,” I do have a huge amount of hard drive space (on my external) with anime in it. Though to be honest it’s mostly anime I have already watched but I believe the portion of “anime to watch” will be growing more and more with time.