Five Pawns

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On the Grind

Foodie and café adventures! I am a Yelp Elite of East Los Angeles (since 2011) and eagerly await to earn my five year Gold Badge. More »

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Living in sunny Southern California definitely has its perks. By that I mean Mickey ears. More »

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MiaFirst Review

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I finally had the chance to try the MiaFirst consistently for every face washing event for a few weeks. If you register the item, you can nab a full-sized gel face wash. It was a little too strong for me in terms of the smell but it worked well without over drying my face.

So after a few weeks I have to say… Not much difference. Yes, it makes my face incredibly smooth to the touch, but I can’t say it actually has cleaned my skin any better. It does make my skin brighter but I feel it’s from constant exfoliation. It is definitely gentle enough to use daily and having sensitive skin, it does not irritate or turn red (cool!). The blackheads on my nose and nearby on my cheeks have not cleared yet, but have gotten a bit lighter. The film of skin that develops on top of these before the MiaFirst is now no longer there… Maybe it’s just a matter of time before the blackheads go away. I’ll keep you guys posted on that!

Many people swear by this product but it hasn’t made me a convert just yet. I’ll continue to use it and see if it evens out my skin tone and clears out the blackheads…

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Laundry of Love, Santa Ana

Just wanted to take this lovely Thursday afternoon to give some information about the Laundry of Love folks.

This is a great opportunity for groups to do some volunteer work at a Laundromat and give back to the needy community. Every third Thursday of the month, about 150 volunteers gather at the Laundromat to provide quarters, soap, and dryer sheets to those in need. This service is provided to them because many of them cannot afford to do their laundry. The best part of it is that you get to promote your cause, though mostly church groups volunteer for it.

Spread the love!

동치미국수 or Cold Kimchi Noodles


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김 엄마 made us dinner! This is a traditional cold kimchi noodle dish (동치미국수) in radish water soup. The radish water is made just like kimchi but without the spicy chilis. Add an egg and some cucumber and this simple dish is complete!

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Breakfast Burrito!


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This is a Mexican greasy spoon. It’s not to ward you away from the place but it’s just to let you know what kinda time machine you’ll be stepping into. This place is it — the O.G., original, wonderful, home cooked kinda Mexican American stuff any California girl would want. Today I went meatless with my b-fast burrito but I know that this place is bomb. I know it’s bomb because this photo got more likes than my face on Instagram and Facebook. There you have it folks. This description wasn’t really necessary.

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MiaFirst

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Finally got my hands on a MiaFirst! They’re actually going to be discontinuing it soon, it’s disappearing off the shelves at Macy’s and Nordstrom’s. You can still get it on their website for $99 and bag free shipping. :) I’ve heard such rave reviews and I own a Sonicare toothbrush so I figured why not! Review to follow on arrival!

Fish Cake Udon with Crunch Roll


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This is a little place inside a hidden plaza of a spa frequently seen on this road. This is a small restaurant on the corner and most of the tables seat 4. They have a small menu but it’s definitely their best items. Udon, donkatsu, and a few simple rolls to pair with your meal. I opted for the fishcake udon and crunchy roll combo. This set me back around $10.00USD but it was definitely filling and satiating. As a pescetarian, the soup base was seaweed and much better tailored for my diet. Great place! I will be back when I am feeling udon.

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Instagram – Spicy Tuna Chips


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Nestled next to downtown Fullerton is this little hidden gem. This is more of the less fancy type of Japanese place to eat but they have some pretty unique items on their menu worth noting! Their Spicy Tuna Chips were a great appetizer and their Oreo Mochi Ice Cream is also a winner (but I did not try due to fullness). Can’t wait to return to try more items on their list!

Only flaw in their menu I would say was their choice of salad greens, similar to Hashigo sashimi salad but as a huge salad eater I know they used to cheapest greens possible. Try dark greens to bring our your sushi, friends. No one eats the lettuce because it’s just lettuce. The spicy tuna hand roll came out soggy. Hard to eat when it’s a hand roll !

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