LA LA LAND! LOS ANGELES! DAY 1!

Here we go! Hahabol ako today!

Haggard-orn naman kasi ang sked ko. Since, best in tipid ako. rather than going straight from Japan to LA, i decided to take the round trip round trip option. Which means I had to come home to Manila and fly out the next morning to LA. Deadma na, bagets pa naman tayo kaya ng resistensya, yung pang extra bayad ko pampapasalubong ko nalang.

So to those planning to travel, double check nyo rin yung one way and round trip options. Because sometimes it comes out cheaper if you get the roundtrip 🙂

Wala pa atang 12 hours off the plane from Japan, I’m back to another plane. Longer flight nga lang!

Our stop over was HK coz we took Cathay. I like Cathay Pacific kasi pag at least 2 hours ang stopover ko, i can grab a quick bite ng duck rice or goose rice na favorite ko! 🙂 I go to the fastfood sa airport 🙂

After 12 hours na tinulog ko ng bongga because best in takot ako sa jetlag.. LANDED LA safely! I’m not ma-states na tao. I just go for work, kasi bet ko yung old culture talaga na very Europe. And i guess, takot ako magdrive. haha! In LA, you really need a car to get around.

Ayan, best in hintay ako ng service. I usually go to DOLLAR or BUDGET or AVIS rent-a-car. But my friend taught me a new one na pang bargain. Try CHEAPCARS.COM kasi bongga sya. “Blind” purchase yung tawag. They just give you the specs and rate of the car bago mo malaman anong brand ka pupunta. But they usually use din naman Dollar and big brands. Meron din mga ganun sa hotels, they give you the number of stars and area then surprise nalang saang hotel ka mapunta. If hindi ka naman particular, bongga sya.

My friend did blind booking for a 4 star hotel, she got INTERCON in NYC! Bongga d ba?

very Q. Ave ang peg!

No makeup and flat hair look. Usa sa airport yan! haha!

Team Milan! Yes! kasama na sya!

So to those na group group ang ganap… hire a big van! Since ang dami namin, mukha kaming school bus!

Even if you don’t know LA or bago ka lang nakapunta. Keri lang! Just make sure your get a GPS and alam nyo yung full address. KERI NA TOH! Just plug it in and the GPS will show you the way 🙂 At ang bongga pa, iniiwas nya sa traffic! Oh d ba, para kayong may personal traffic angel! SHALA!

At becky ata yung GPS ko kasi sinasabi nya.. SEVERE traffic ahead. haha! SEVERE TALAGA??

Our trip drivam!

Our hotel. is quite new and super bet ng location nya! In Melrose, so lakad lakad lang, may shops na! I got it thru JETSETTER.com so ayun, best in bargain na naman!

Joyrich shop on Melrose

American Apparel. Bongga sya sa basics

Fail ako sa date, Easter sunday so madmaing sarado. Buti nalang some shops are open. American Rag nasa paligid lang din ng Melrose

Cute and funky interiors

AT NANG MAKAKITA AKO NG HAYOP.. D AKO NAGPAAWAT! From tiger to BEAR!

Right across American Rag is Rachel Zoe’s fave store! If nanonood kayo ng series nya, masisight nyo itich!

Mamang drivam

We also got hungry and decided to hit THE GROVE. The last time I went, christmas years ago, masbongga pala sya sa summer. Parang eto yung serendra nila.

Lots of stores open! Yey! I love Mac stores, kahit d ako bibili, palagi akong pumapasok..pindot pindot ng machines. haha!

D + V

More ganap! I missed Liempo and coco bigla 🙁 Daming doggies…

Pwede din magmovie, pero sa states masmahal ang movies ha!

Oh d ba? Very Universal studios, pwede sa tamad!

Our first lunch! I’m not fond din of american food. D ko bet mga pizza and burger. Bet ko kanin! haha!

Ino joined our group from the airport and we met Marius sa the grove! cute! pinoy connect!

My bestie Flo with hubby Kino and may inaanak Kiel!

GANDANG CATWALK! choz!

INAVAIL NAMIN!

Group shot!

So again back to our hotel… check in na muna kami. When we first arrived, we dropped our bags lang kasi the rooms were not ready. So if maaga kayo dadating, inform the hotel about it.

Cute interiors of PALI HOTEL! Pali hotel is a chain by the chic PALI HOUSE! Bago lang sya kaya nakakuha kami ng discount! They just opened feb!

Ako ang team leader for this group! haha!

The cute dining area!

Ask for the ground floor room if bet nyo yung may veranda. Chinika ko yung mga nasa front desk, dito daw nagafter party yung iba after Grammys! Level! Nagpadiscount din kaya sila? haha!

We booked 3 to a room, so eto… si MILAN dito matutulog!

Interiors of our room. May pagkaold style sya na cute!

The hotel is not fully done yet. SO baka magpadiscount pa sila more!

V my photog!

Hindi ko sunanto ang jetlag. D ako makatulog.. so naghanap kami ng lafang!

Our hotel at night!

We found Canters na 24 hours. Just down the block!

FIESTA BA? American servings talaga.. ang lake. Yung large coke light parang isang gallon!

Jetlagging!

Half day 1 palang! Will post our adventures ng nakaligo na bukas! haha!

I missed you guys! hahabol ako sa posts!

Much love,

D

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