LA Trip begins

Hey!

Have you ever been on a trip where you knew it was going to be fun, you couldn’t wait, you got there and it was even more awesome than what you imagined it would be?  Well, we had one of those trips and it was this one.. the LA Trip of 2010.

I hear you asking… well what was so good about it?  I say, my dear friend, ask a better question!

Oh! What made it more awesome than I imagined it would be?  Good question!

My answer?  I reckon it was my expectations!  I didn’t have many so, all my expectations were met…   then, everything else was icing, a cherry, some sugar and spice on top… actually no it wasn’t… it was an entire Eton Mess on top of a Pavlova!!  Friggin’ Awesome!

I had only 1 expectation when I went on this trip and it was to be with Tony again ’cause we had been apart for 3 months (he was in LA for work)!  I know, it sounds corny but we do love each other and 3 months was a long time to be away from each other… yes yes… sop sop… what… ever…. say what you will.. but we like being corny… and soppy…

OK… so I did get to be with Tony again AND…. we had an awesome holiday.  This clip is just the beginning, will post some more as we get to put them together.  This was day 1, I’d arrived late the night before, couldn’t sleep then woke up really early in the morning and couldn’t go back to sleep so Tones took me out to Westfield to see the local area / shops where he’d been living for 3 months.

When we got there, I saw all manner of things that I’d never seen before like a Caja drink… never knew what a Caja was or what it tasted like until this day – watch the glow in my eyes when my brain registers just how awesome it is!!

Next we found Kurtosh… again never knew what that was until this day.  Who knew such wonders existed in this world!!  We also witnessed a professional Sign Holder with Sign skillz!!  What a day….  After that a long drive to cousin Jeff’s for dinner. We went to Anjin Japanese BBQ Restaurant – it was VERY Yummy and we met up with Tones’ Aunt and Uncle there too.

If you want to try it… Anjin is:

3033 Bristol St
Ste N
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

We took some piccies but didn’t put it on the video, so we’ll include them in the next one.

You’ll see in the vid I look wide awake during clubbing but that’s because I took a nap beforehand.  I have to say… I zonked out completely and could barely keep my eyes open to get to clubbing but I forced myself to wake up and off we went…

The clubbing experience was, I have to say, very interesting.  It was extremely crowded, barely any room to move or walk around but managed to find space eventually.  Also, I would find that guys would randomly walk up to me and touch my arm with the back of their hand…. what does that mean?  Is this an American greeting I’ve not been told about?  They didn’t say anything, they just walked on by.  Thing is about 5 people did this, so I left the club quite baffled.

OH! Forgot to tell you – getting in was SUCH a palava! Ho Ma Faan and a half!  What happened?  Well.. you got me, one girl with 6 boys… they all had ID and well, I didn’t… I left my passport 2.5 hours drive away.  What did I need an ID for?  I’m sure by now I look over 18 and I haven’t been asked for ID anywhere in London… but you need it in the States…

They had us stood out there for a while and finally succumbed to my “I’m an Australian, and it’s my birthday in a few days where I’ll be turning 35!!! And.. well, I don’t drink alcohol anyway.. and I’ve come all the way from London etc etc etc” pity me speech.  But it worked and we were in.  The boys reckon it was my foreign accent that saved me 😛  But if I have any advice for you REMEMBER YOUR ID no matter how old you are!!!!!!!!

Now.. to tell you about the after clubbing experience which was, LEGEND.. wait for it… DARY!

I tell you why… we went to have a 2am Pho.. seriously!!! A hot bowl of delicious Pho in the middle of the night, it was a little sweeter than what we’re used to but tasty none the less.

Then after Pho…. a delicious dessert of blueberry (muffin) donut… crunchy sugary glaze so sweet in your mouth on the outside, and soft mouth watering donut on the inside that had the weight and consistency of a muffin… NEVER had one of those before or again for that matter… seems we’ll have to travel all that way just to experience that heavenly goodness again!  The best part is.. they’re only open from 9pm-11.30am…. So it’s perfect for your after clubbing munchies.  God Bless America!

“Where do you get these delicious treats?”  I hear you ask?

Well, for reading this far… I’ll thank you by giving you the address… here it is:

M&M Donuts

1614 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Grab one when you can and enjoy it for us!!!

Enjoy the clip guys and we’ll see you next time 🙂

xox

An Oldie but a Goodie

Hi!  It’s been a while so let me catch you up on some things that have happened over the year since we first started this blog…. starting with…. my hair cut!

Also, I thought it would be good to mention this as it is one way to get a free hair cut in London – lots of places need hair models and getting cuts this way will mean you can get a cut worth hundreds of pounds for £5 or free!

So, last year, September 2010, Tony was in LA and I was left in London to my own devices for 3 months!!!

What came of this time by myself?  Well, I worked (a LOT) and then came home in time to have a conversation with Tony via Skype and with the time difference, Tony would be eating his lunch while I ate my dinner….  We’d chat and in his 1 hour lunch break, we were able to share a meal together EVERY DAY (with a few exceptions for which I got quite upset with him… “I only ask for 1 hour of your time a day” blah blah blah, poor sod!).

I digress…. anyway, while he was out at client meetings, hanging out with the boys and having an awesome time, I was at home watching YouTube (in between working, Skyping and sleeping).  I know right?  Who got the better deal  here?

Out of boredom and social deprivation, I made the clip below.    As an amateur vlogger, this took me 2.5 hours to do, so I was well impressed with myself!!   It was posted in November 2010, just before I was headed to LA to spend a week holidaying with Tones at the end of his US stint (my reward for being without him for 3 months!!  The trip was so much fun and I’ll have to tell you about this next time).

In that sense, the vlog is an oldie but it’s our most watched video, so compared to everything else we’ve posted.. it’s a goodie 🙂  It’s also the craziest haircut I’ve ever had… EVER and it was free!

Depending on the salon you go to, you can still be a hair model and get a much more conservative cut than this!  I only did this because I just wanted something very different… and that’s what I got!

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know what you think of the vid or the cut either by posting a comment here or on YouTube!

Joy

xox

3.5 weeks 600 views and our first Honours

OMG!! We’re addicted to YouTube.  I don’t think a day goes by where we don’t login just to see the stats!  What geeks we are!!

We’ve been called “sad”, “happy”, had lots of friends rolling their eyes at us for making our silly vids… but that’s how you know you’re doing the right thing… Right???

Well, we’re doing this because it’s fun, yes, 4 hours in front of a computer editing a number of vids and watching the same thing over and over again until we can’t tell if it’s funny any more is fun!!! 😛

Today, we were honoured to see that Loro Parque commented on our most recent upload Tenerife Ep 10 – Loro Parque Penguins

We were even more excited when we noticed that we were awarded with our first ever YouTube Honours.

#86 – Most Discussed (Today)) – Travel & Events

Still don’t know how the honours system works but we haven’t seen any of our other vids with honours before, so this is exciting for us.

Now… we figure, that if we get more comments on our vids, we will move up in the ranking… so… if you haven’t seen it already, watch our vid and comment!! 😛

What do we get by going up in the ranking?  Pride!! 😉

Don’t worry, there’s no risk of our egos being over inflated – I mean, c’mon! We’re excited about being No. 86 for TODAY…

We’re going to enjoy it.. even if it’s just for today 😀

Hope you enjoy the vid and we’ll see you again soon!

Joy & Tony

2 weeks and 300 Video views!

We’ve only just started embracing the various tools that Social Media has given us to share the silly things we’ve been up to with the world.

Recently we went to Tenerife for a holiday and for the first time took videos rather than just happy snaps.

Surprisingly, trigger happy and NOT too camera shy, we managed to get enough footage to create a decent number of travel vlogs.  Alright!!

We posted our very first video 2 weeks ago (5 more since) and in total we’ve already got 300 video views!  It’s so exciting (however, I think most of those views are from us clicking on our Channel to see how many views we’ve been getting! LOL)

We’re like kids with a new toy.

Is 300 video views good?  We have no idea

So where to from here?  Don’t know but we’d really like to keep up the momentum.

So watch our vids, comment, rate, even better still video response us!!

And of course, any hints and tips of how to improve, what we could do better, what you’d like to see more of / hear more about then please do let us know 🙂

See you again soon!

Joy & Tony

Our first video on YouTube 🙂

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