Deb featuring her exotic turban hairstyle atop Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE,  VLOG

Runyon Canyon Park

This post marks the last day that Deb was here on US soil. Deb’s interest had previously been piqued by Runyon Canyon Park, so that’s where we went hiking the afternoon before she had to catch her flight back to Singapore. Like all hills in the Hollywood area, the peak offered such a scenic view of the Los Angeles cityscape. It was a beautiful finale to her last moments here. T^T

Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

South gate of Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Poster for Terminator 2, search for John Connor, found at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.I was so tickled when I discovered this flyer posted on the message board near the entrance! Apparently it’s a real thing, Terminator Too.

Deb climbing up a hiking trail at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

View of the LA cityscape at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.View of the Los Angeles cityscape from the halfway point.

Cacti and Deb up a difficult trail at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.We took a route less traveled, evident by how it was unpaved. I guess we bit off more than we could chew, because the climb was precariously steep… we later found out that we had veered off onto a ‘trail’ that wasn’t even a trail. Deb was so afraid of the incline that we backed down halfway after she refused to follow my lead because there wasn’t anything for her to grasp onto. Frankly, I was scared too despite resolutely trudging on ahead.

The climb down was worse than climbing up. I couldn’t stop laughing because it was so absurd.

I don’t remember what possessed me to wear a dress for this:

Ren at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Outfit details: Uniqlo blue patterned bra-top camisole, Forever21 striped satin orange and black dress, gold studded blue scarf, Forever21 knee-high light grey socks, Fila black men's boots, T-shirt & Jeans geometric tribal printed backpack, agate stone necklace, gifted souvenir from the Natural History Museum at Washington DC.

Ren at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Outfit details: Uniqlo blue patterned bra-top camisole, Forever21 striped satin orange and black dress, gold studded blue scarf, Forever21 knee-high light grey socks, Fila black men's boots, T-shirt & Jeans geometric tribal printed backpack.

Ren at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Outfit details: Uniqlo blue patterned bra-top camisole, Forever21 striped satin orange and black dress, gold studded blue scarf, Forever21 knee-high light grey socks, Fila black men's boots, T-shirt & Jeans geometric tribal printed backpack, agate stone necklace, gifted souvenir from the Natural History Museum at Washington DC.

And then came our typical photos:

Ren at Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Outfit details: Uniqlo blue patterned bra-top camisole, Forever21 striped satin orange and black dress, gold studded blue scarf, Forever21 knee-high light grey socks, Fila black men's boots, T-shirt & Jeans geometric tribal printed backpack.

Deb featuring her exotic turban hairstyle atop Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.Deb’s hair turban! I broke down laughing the first time she made it when we first lived together; so ridiculous!

Here, have a video where I’m terrible at narrating, as Deb demonstrates a how-to. Plus some eagles. No, apparently they do not fly in pairs:

 

 

Ren and Deb atop Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The road back down to civilisation was littered with tiny acts of rebellion. I love these colourful breaks in the monotony of laxly-enforced regulations.

Sticker graffiti on an electrical box.

Writings on an electrical box.

Sticker graffiti on the back of a stop sign

And then we realised that Deb was in a spot of trouble because we didn’t book a shuttle to the airport until it was too late. Things worked out in the end though, and the night was spent saying goodbyes as she departed. :(

It feels so surreal thinking that that’ll be me in approximately two months; I’d been saying goodbye to Singaporean interns (Jesca, CY, Nad, Jan, KJ, Pete, Grace, Des, James, Deb & Jac) as they departed for home for the past two years that it feels weird to be on the other side. (*w*)

 

// OUTFIT
Forever21 striped dress & socks
Natural History Museum agate necklace (gifted)
Uniqlo bra-top camisole
Dollhouse jacket
Fila boots

Outfit photos by Deb.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: