DAY 2: Mackie's birthday. We pig out on an all-you-can-eat buffet and drop by Palos Verdes where we take our picture in front of yet another fountain:
We also drop by Buffy's old school, Sunnydale High:
DAY 3 was a busy day for us. First, Mackie is tricked into going to church (sadly, there is no picture for this), then we drop by the "plaza" in Carson City to visit my old buddy, JR, and the veterans (left).
Next stop: Lunch at Redondo Beach with 1) Mackie's mom and Kuya Fred's wife, 2) Kuya Fred and his daughter, Faye-faye (tama ba ang spelling Macks?) and 3) super tabi-an boy whose-name-I-can't-remember (click on pics to see enlarged versions)
After lunch, we pick up my friend from UP Spanish class, Arnel, and stop by the LACMA for the Salvador Dalí Painting and Film Exhibit. Then it's off to Hollywood where we do the usual touristy stuff (below), including having dinner at an expensive restaurant where the haughty Italian host reluctantly took a picture of some low-class Filipino patrons. And then, of course, we hang out with our favorite HSM buddy.