I came back from work one day at the end of May to find that Ela and Lilli were embarked on a mission to sculpt fruits for Ssen’s birthday on June 1st. It was supposed to be a surprise for when she came back, and so I decided to contribute to it by making a quick card. Half an hour later, we had this:
Ela and Lilli had bought these pretty star-shaped candles, but they lasted a good five minutes before extinguishing. This was about ten minutes before Ssen and JC were arrived. Luckily, here is photographic evidence of its once wicked glory.
The inside of the card I made. I was totally blindsided by the writing of the word ‘birthday’ until someone asked if my spelling of it was deliberate, to which I realised in horror my mistake. It happened again the next time I wrote the word on another card, which was both mortifying and amusing to realise even after I kept reminding myself to spell it correctly. Looks like it’s the typings for me forever.
The next day, we went to check out Make Music Pasadena. Our first stop was at Intelligentsia where we waited to regroup. It was the first time I’d actually been in the cafe despite hearing good things about it:
One thing I can say for the state of California is the amount of free samples you get during events. Some of the things I documented during the day:
Lilli, Ssen, JC and Ros with their free grocery bags from the Whole Foods booth.
And some pretty cool stuff along the way:
Comic-printed umbrella at the LAWeekly booth.
Bicycle-powered blender, not unlike the one we saw at Ecochella.
The Joker in a caricatured style as a promo for an event by the Ink Bombers.
Lilli bought a floral wreath from an artsy duo who walked past us! She’d been eyeing one ever since seeing so many girls in floral wreaths, but we couldn’t locate the booth until we chanced upon the duo. It was amusing when Lilli went through the entire collection on the lady’s arm until she finally chose the one she wore on her head. I chatted to the guy meanwhile, and he said that they took pains to find fake flowers that looked authentic and that it took quite a number of hours to complete one wreath.
We went to Hurricane Harbor the next day, as the final installment to Ssen’s birthday celebration trilogy. There’s no documentation on my part, but then again, I’d have to be crazy-obsessed to bring my camera to a water park. XD