Disneyland, monorails, Fox Fullerton, 1930s, etc.

Here's a view of the snazzy new Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim on June 1, 1956. On the right is the spot where the monorail station would later be built. On the left is the coffee shop that would later be known as the Monorail Cafe. The sign above reads, "Disneyland Hotel Restaurants by Gourmet." I've zoomed in on part of the image below to show off some of the outstanding landscaping, signage, and other Space Age design elements. I'd take this place over Downtown Disney any day!
Today's "Daily Read" in the Register is about the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland Monorail, and features an interview with the monorail's designer, Bob Gurr. It's an interesting article, but take it with a grain of salt. For instance, Walt Disney clearly was not "the most famous guy in America" in 1928 (nor in 1929, nor...) . And the monorail opened in 1959, after a surprisingly short design-build process.
The Fox Fullerton Theatre Foundation is asking all its supporters to attend a meeting tomorrow night, concerning the development of the area adjacent to the historic theatre. The meeting will be held Wed., July 1, 6:30pm., in the Venetian Room at Angelo's & Vinci's, 550 N. Harbor Blvd., in Fullerton. The project's history and planning process will be discussed, the developer and architectural team will be introduced, and the community will be able to provide feedback on the initial concept.
Phil Brigandi will discuss "The Great Depression in Orange County" at the Anaheim Historical Society's annual banquet on July 11. For more information or to RSVP, contact Cynthia Ward.
A bunch of us local history folk celebrated Phil's 50th birthday on Sunday at Disneyland. (See photo below.) Read about it on Cynthia's Anaheim Life blog.


I found a web page, where perfumes are very cheap but original.
Because I just got a salary, and because I'm crazy on perfumes, I decided that I will buy one.
I have to decide between:
- Bvlgari - Omnia Amethyste
- Versace - Bright Crystal
- Elizabeth Arden - Green Tea (+shower gel & body milk)
which should I buy? help me:) Or should I buy all of them :DD

Rambling ~

ok so how do i make my posts lately u wonder ey?
oh well..its very easy...the entirely day thoughts pass through my mind...thoughts that i write down in a spcial doc.exe i have on my desktop and when i find the time and the mood i just kinda..copy paste them in here..and with a lill' adjustments done...voila...posts like THIS come to life:) genius eh?:)))

“Life sucks, and then you die.
Yeah, I should be so lucky”


from Breaking Dawn

Omg I love the voice of the dj that's on now on arirang:X ahh so smooth
Today I was looking for a dress,for a wedding I m attending this july and as I was clike andering around with nothing in mind...when my eyes caught something “Familiar”.it was a frame,with a picture in it.as u probably know..when they expose frames in a shop,they don’t just put it like that,empty I mean.they put a picture inside…to make an idea of how ur own pic would look like in there…and guess what picture THAT PARTICULAR FRAME had?!!!!!! Rain and the leading female from FULL HOUSe!!! And I was like omg omg omg?!!! And it said "made in china" on the frame lol
I was like..can I just have the picture please?))))))
no i m kidding i did not said that:D i just like freacked out arround it a little then left:)lol
i think i ll go back tomorrow and buy it:D

I bought a nice dress for my neighbour’s wedding^^
It was sooo hard to find one..since I don’t do dresses! AT ALL!
I just don’t..the first time I wore a dress was when I danced at school for my dance contest.
Second..was at the prom,after graduating highschool..and now! For this wedding..oh well..now that I think abt it I guess there were other weddings too..oh whatever!

I dont know if its real or not but i so want it to be! like so badly!!!!
i just arghhhhh!!!!!
remember the twitter account i told u about...ok:)
the thing is..i found many people i didnt expect there..like...dbsk:))))))
It looked pretty real to me.they like had LOTS of people following them and they were also following other artists like wonder girls,hyun joong(ss501's leader),min ho and others...
aaahh can it be?!!!!
yunho is the most active among the members,and max is the best at english:D i bet micky would beat him,only if he'd twitter..he just has an account but no updates:(
hah jaejoong is like addicted to twitter lol:))) he loves to ramble around abt his cooking and being the uhma of the house and stuff like that
lol i remembered i saw something abt YunJae at yuhno's account:)))) he replied to a fan something like :"Yunjae fighting!! believe what you want"
mmm fanservice much?
I'd had so much to talk to them about:) if only they'd had the time to listen...
and many many others...and they like i dunno..they seem..real:(
can it be possible that its really them?:(

ah:( headdesk*goes back to reading breaking dawn
P.S: I just got myself a brand new New Moon POSTER!

so..."egoisi cuna cono ioluni cheers !"
" Cheers to this egoistic night !"

*Patriotic Decor*Blog Hop*Blog Candy*

Hello happy bloggers! This week we have it all - Patriotic Decor, Blog Hop, and Blog Candy... Everything but fireworks!!!

If you are following the Bitten by the Bug blog hop you probably arrived here from the amazing Laura's blog (Isn't she fabulous?). The challenge cut at Bitten by the Bug this week is the jumbled word FREEDOM from the Graphically Speaking cartridge. I made this cute door hanger as an added patriotic decoration.

I cut FREEDOM in navy blue card stock, as well as a selection of stars. I used the Going Places cartridge highway sign in red with added cut outs, and also the shadow of the highway sign in white card stock. After assembling the freedom shield, I added one inch ribbon and additional larger stars.

One of the treats of the blog hop is blog candy!!! My blog candy is a set of coordinating paper, matching shaped cuts, and matching chipboard punchouts. Just leave a comment below and you will be registered for the random drawing. The winner will be selected on Thursday, July 2.

To continue on the blog hop, you will now be on your way to Donna's blog. Get ready to have your socks knocked off!!! I cannot believe I am sandwiched here between Laura and Donna.... Such talent on each side... Too bad it doesn't rub off on me!!!

And finally.... Happy July 4th week USA! For you international bloggers, July 4th is when the United States celebrates our liberation from English rule and the forming of our country. So wave your red, white and blue this week and celebrate with us!!

Strange drawings at the Old Courthouse

The Old Courthouse Museum in Santa Ana has a small but very interesting new exhibit on the 1st floor. They're now displaying about six of architect Charles L. Strange's original 1900 drawings of the Courthouse building itself. The drawings are loaded with detail. For us architecture geeks, it's fun to look for ways the building changed between the planning stage and completion.
These drawings were borrowed from the County by the L.A. architectural firm of Parkinson and Parkinson in the 1920s, when they were approached to design a proposed (but never realized) expansion and remodeling of the courthouse. A former historical commissioner tells me that Parkinson didn't get around to returning the plans until 1992, but then asked to be recognized for their contribution. (Using the same logic, perhaps my neighbor will give me a plaque if I finally return the weed-whacker I borrowed from him twenty years ago.)
While you're at the Old Courthouse, you might also want to check out their new photographic exhibit of the route of Lewis and Clark. And of course, stop by the County Archives and say hello to me too.
A late happy birthday to Cynthia Ward and an early happy birthday to Phil Brigandi. See you both tomorrow at Disneyland!


sorry for the lack of posts but I have A LOT of studying to do. I spend most of the day in pajamas or old T-shirts .
I have an exam on monday at 9 am, wish me luck!!
After the exams I will buy sewing machine and finally realize some of my plans. So soon I will be with you with new DIY projects and outfits.

Have a great time!

oh I almost forgot to tell you that I bought a new plain black bathing suit from CK. so beautiful. Pics after the exams.

Ups and downs ~

I allready forgot why i wanted to write on the blog but anyhow since i allready loged in...
I have so many things that bother me,i just wanna scream!!!!!!!!!
i mean..this should be like..the best day of my life cause i just finished those damn examn and look at me,I m pissed like hell!! and there is nothing right now that can completely calm me!
I am like so pissed right now because ...oh well i have my reasons
i do have reasons to be happy to.I can tell u this reason:D
I just finished my last exam from this final! yay! that means:FREEDOM!
and for this i dedicated myself this song that i love!
"you know its freedom when bad things seem so damn good"

Dj Andy feat. Stella - Freedom

argh its been such a full day by all means i need a time-out!
just a time with myself.
so i'll play my two fav chill-out songs:D
as u allready noticed i m a twilight fan.

* Twilight - Clair de Lune *

the way he plays those notes...just kills me every single time!

and ofcourse river flows in you by yiruma(japanese pianist) :x

Twilight - River Flows In You

and last but not least,
my condoleances to Jacksons family:( my heart goes to his little children to give them strenght
this was a complete shock
R.I.P MJ :(
You will always remain the KING OF POP,and what u created nobody can ever destroy !

ahh such an emotion twist day this was:( one min i was like HAHAHA AND HAHAH
and now i m like "why is everything so sad and everyone so bad and bitchy" arghhhh
but thank god there;s twitter HAH:D
Joey from "The real world@CANCUN" just private messaged me on twitter hihiihh
he just made my day! thanks joey mwah XOXO
hes hot!wanna see him?

shiet he's like the caucasian version of Myiavi i swear!!!
check him out on mtv.com in the show the real world

and i dont usually like blondes,especially the ones with blue eyes..but for him i can make an exception xD ^___^

ok now something hilarious and crazy at the same time ROFL:

its this..program that based on the photos of the "MUM" and "DAD" it can create "THE BABY"!!
and watch these lollies:)))
lelis's and jae's kid



and LOL
mine and jae's:))))))))))))))))
he looks like an alien LOL:)))
no offence sweety:)))
aww look,he has his fathers eyes BIG AND ASIAN:x
so help me God:)))

ok now somebody has to tell me if this pic is real or photoshoped or else i'll die of heart attack:D

uhm somebody asked me today what do i think of when i say "Sexy"...
hmm oh well lets see..its easy:D
i ll show u a few examples of what sexy means to me NOW,because u see my friend,my tastes change from day to day
here it goes
i give you: SEXY:)) lol

Robert Pattinson aka. Edward Cullen in ladder jacket and his signature messy hair
Rob "SMOKIN'" hot
now this..is...something:D
hahaha lelis knows better:))))
this picture has a history from me and lelis i tell u this:))

Jang Ja Yeon,case finally closed !

yes!finally justice has been made! R.I.P Jang Ja Yeon.(BOF)

The main culprit of the Jang Ja-yeon case, CEO Kim, has finally been arrested!

Kim, the CEO of The Contents Entertainment, which happens to be the agency (under a different name in the past) of celebrities Choi Jin-shil, Jung Da-bin and Unee, has been under the radar ever since the Boys Over Flowers’s Jang Ja-yeon suicide case this past March. He has been on the run, even after his visa expired back in March, leaving the case unsolved. As many of you may already know, this case caused a stir in the entertainment industry, due to reports that Kim, allegedly threatened, beat and forced the actress to serve alcohol and act as an escort, for business purposes.

Fortunately, the shady and disgraceful CEO was finally captured in front of a motel in Japan around 5:30PM (Japan time) by the Japanese police. He was charged for being in Japan illegally without a passport, so the authorities are able to immediately extradite him back to Korea, where he will be questioned for further investigations into the Jang Ja-yeon case. Kim has been accused of fraud and rape in the past, but he was never been given a sentence. Hopefully, justice will be served. This won’t do a thing for the late Jang Ja-yeon, but this should be a warning to others in the industry that haven’t yet learned their lesson.


Dong Bang Shin Ki, “Disbanding? Just groundless rumours”


There has been rumours that group Dong Bang Shin Ki is disbanding.

Curiosity rose as the group’s schedule to film for ‘2009 Summer SMTown’ jacket on 25th June was called off. This had made fans even more curious why so especially with rumours about the group disbanding coming up recently.

With that SM Entertainment cleared in a phone interview on 26th, “This is just rumours. Like the past, such rumours came up and there were all groundless. This time this is the same thing.” emphasising that rumours about the group disbanding back in year 2004 and 2006 were all groundless.

The representative said, “Dong Bang Shin Ki had left Korea on 26th June for their performance in Thailand.”

Meanwhile, Dong Bang Shin Ki recently started on their Japanese tour concert in May. And coming 4th and 5th July they will be having a large-scale concert performance in Tokyo Dome.

sookyeong@wp + Dbsk Dream

oh Jae Jae what would i do if it wouldnt be for ur pretty lil' face to cheer me up everytime i'm down?

yay its finally on biatches! finals r done now i can feel the summer
beach here i come:)))
mountains wait for me i m comming too!
hallelujah chance!!:)))

5 Fwy, citrus labels, Dreger Clock, slides, etc.

This late 1950s Kodachrome image shows the 5 Freeway at First St. in Santa Ana. It certainly looks different today!
I wondered how SoCal pop-culture maven Charles Phoenix would react to the news about Kodachrome's passing. He posted a piece about it today on his website, which begins, "Kodachrome slides changed my life." Indeed, he makes his living doing slide shows and creating books based on his amazing slide collection. (Click here to read his comments.)
The Citrus Label Society's next meeting will be held Aug. 17th, 7pm, at the Orange Public Library & History Center. Reader Daralee writes, "It's an informal event in which you walk in and see the [vintage citrus crate] labels on sale at each of the various tables... Anyone who is not a member is welcomed to attend and purchase these labels."
Those of you following the saga of the "Dreger Clock" (which once stood at Knott's Berry Farm) should check out the recent news updates on Glenn Frank's website. Restoration of the clock is nearing completion and it should be unveiled at its new home, near the Whitaker/Jaynes House Museum in Buena Park, in late July or early August.

Jacko in Orange County

So you thought you'd escape the 24-7 barrage of Michael Jackson coverage by coming here and reading about Orange County history? Sadly, you were wrong. I've had this weird picture - taken at Knott's Berry Farm in April 1984 - for a while now, and this may be the only excuse I ever get to post it. (Note that the sign on the Good Time Theatre marquee behind them reads, "Flash Beagle" - a show based on arguably the worst animated "Peanuts" special of all time.)
You probably don't associate Jackson with Knott's. But you probably remember his connections to Disneyland.
In a move I'm sure Disney executives later regretted, Captain EO - a 3-D movie starring Jackson - opened at Disneyland's Magic Eye Theatre on Sept. 18, 1986. (It actually debuted six days earlier at Epcot Center.) The special effects extravaganza was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, with George Lucas as executive producer. They are seen on the set with Jackson in the photo below.
Captain EO was 17 minutes long and cost 17 million dollars to make. That's five million less than Jackson paid in 1994 to settle one of the molestation cases against him.
The short film was technically and visually impressive, but the glow faded over the years as Jackson's creepy personal life (e.g. sleeping with little boys) became public. The show closed in 1997 to no fanfare whatsoever.
I'm told Jackson was a regular at Disneyland at various points in his career, going from ride to ride with his entourage - sometimes wearing a disguise. He was so enamoured of the park that he built a half-baked version of it on his Neverland Ranch near Santa Barbara.
And speaking of Disney connections,... Did anyone else notice that Jackson died in a rented mansion on Carolwood Dr. - the same street Walt Disney lived on when he was developing Disneyland?

Random thoughts ~

Just some random thoughts of mine on this rainy night.
ah be carefull what u wish for cause it might just come true.

I wonder why Mike he(taiwanese actor) is keeping it low.I want new Mike He badass roles in dramas!
I want new worth-watching dramas! Got any suggestions PLEASE hit me up! (kity_cia@yahoo.com)
I prayed to God for some rain and he answered my prayers,how cool is that?^^
I think me and Him have a bound,he like always takes care of me.ALWAYS! Thank you! And forgive me for not going to the church as often as i should:( and for not praying.
Karma can be a bitch sometimes.(what goes around comes around) true 'dat
I am so bored
Why cant i always keep my promises?I hate that
especially when ppl dont keep their promises to me TT_TT
I hate not being able to turn back the time.Don't you???
Right now its raining,and i'm loving it!*listening to "A death girl's epilogue" perfect for rainy days
I just finished watching paris hiltons BFF.
OMG that thunder scared the S H I T out of me
oh yeah,remember i told u i created a TWITTER account.Im starting to get bored of it allready.I mean i need LOTS of words to express myself,and they only give me like 140?or how many was it?anyways NOT ENOUGH!! It made me realise how much i missed blogging here ^_~
I love my blog XOXO and my readers.
Hurray for Lelis she passed her first exam with brio.Congrats cousin dear,luv u always,and good luck to the next ones.
Man i would just love to be able to read peoples minds.Ohhh i would love that*Smirk
oh cool !thunders and flashlights outside..i guess i could make a home disco.Just turn up the music volume a little and dress up and voila HOME DISCO:)))
I miss L.A:(((((

SS501 Asia Tour photos.
looks like the boys are kicking it in the limos.
oh the glam,the style...

mm lelis i think our limo was a little bit bigger than theirs *smirk

hawaii beach with 5 biatches:)) lol kiddin

credits for the pictures: @ssangcho.blogspot.com

Kodachrome, Orange County Plaza, Knott's, etc.

"They give us those nice bright colors.
They give us the greens of summers.
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah!
I got a Nikon camera.
I love to take a photograph.
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away."
Paul Simon, Kodachrome

Sorry, Paul. Kodak has announced it is retiring Kodachrome slide film after a 74-year run. For good or ill, digital now officially rules the high-end photography world. Yes, there is much to love about the new-fangled "ones and zeros," but the change is bittersweet for those of us who cut our teeth "shooting silver."
But don't worry -- we'll all be scanning and sharing Kodachrome slides online for a long time to come, including the image above. Today's photo shows Orange County Plaza, on the 9700 block of Chapman Ave. near Brookhurst St. in Garden Grove in 1957.
Yes, this is post number three featuring this particular shopping center, but the other two (here and here) were among the most popular O.C. History Roundup posts ever. Go figure!
If that weren't strange enough, it turns out that the photo I'm posting today is also the most frequently viewed image in the Orange County Archives' photoset on Flickr. (Over 1,627 views in less than eight months online!)
Don't get me wrong,... I think these are great images of typical 1950s Orange County, or I wouldn't have posted them. But the level of public interest fascinates me.
In response to an earlier post about the O.C. Plaza, reader "MCAS El Toro" wrote:
"...Off the top of my head, the anchor [stores] were JC Penney, Thriftimart, Economart and Grant's. The center declined after 15 years and the plaza was remodeled during Garden Grove's 'City Redevelopment' phase in the mid-1970s. It was reconfigured and re-branded as the 'Garden Grove Mall' and given another facelift in the late '80s as the 'Garden Promenade'. About ten years ago the JC Penney building was razed to make way for the current Regal movie theater."
On an unrelated note, Jay Jennings will discuss his new Arcadia photo book about Knott's Berry Farm on Real Orange on KOCE-TV tomorrow (Wed.), at 6:30pm. (Repeated at 11pm, and on Thurs. at 8am.) About half the images in the book are from the O.C. Archives' collection, so I'm especially curious to see how he organized them with his other material to tell the story.

SS501 PV is out and hot !

Hyun joong is so HOT,omg.
and i love how the korean vids have continuations,loves it!
and the fact that they have like 7 or 8 or sometimes even more minutes/vid:)
how cool is that?

[HD] SS501 Solo Collection Drama MV - Episode 1

SS501 Solo Collection Drama Music Video Episode 1
HD Version 6/22/2009

허영생 Heo Young Saeng "이름없는 기억 (Nameless Memory)"
박정민 Park Jung Min "하면은 안돼 (If You Can Not)"

After the girl gets out of the car, she says "why are you doing this to me?"

Second Half of the video is POSTPONED until 7/7/2009

Video credit: shirbogurl21

This is the first part of SS501's music video drama released on 22 June. The second part of this video will be released on 29th June.

oh right...B4 i go..i must say..i've been wanting to do something for a long time..and that thing is
create a twitter account LOL:)
yeah because..everyone has one and it seems like its the IT thing nowadays..seems like everyone is twittering..so i said..damn why not:)
so all twitters,follow me @ www.twitter.com/kity_cia
see ya there biatches! byez

friday night

3 am at my boyfriend's home :D can't stand! :D
bronx shoes, diy jeans, h&m shirt and clutch bag, zara blazer

Megan's & Brandon's Wedding

Megan, Brandon and the priest:

Bethany, Susan, Doug, Diana, Kathy and Beth:

What a fun weekend!!! My husband and I traveled to Charleston, SC for Megan's big Greek Wedding! The ceremony was held at a 100 year old Greek Orthodox Church in Charleston, and the reception was at the Holiday Alumni Center at the Citadel. The church was so beautiful with murals, stained glass windows, and candelabras... Just amazing. And the reception was so much fun.

We went with "My Friend Kathy (!) and her daughter Diana, my friend Beth, my son, and my daughter and her house-mate. Other than my son Aaron who was not having a great evening, the rest of us had great time. Good food, great drinks, and wonderful music and dancing. Megan's father's Greek band played and they were fabulous! If you want to know more about the event, just go rent "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", except picture it with THE MOST adorable bride ever... and without the chair bows and over the top tackiness and THAT would be our weekend!!!!

Kathy and Beth:

Susan and Doug:

Dad and daughter:

Grandma Bonnie and Mark:

Today we had a Father's Day brunch with our daughter and two of her house-mates before we came home. It was at Vickeries on Shem Creek. What an awesome view of the water!!! Charleston is a truly beautiful city with so much to offer. If you are looking for a great place to visit... Think Charleston!!!

Doug and Bethany on Father's Day!!


jacket morgan, adidas shirt, vagabond shoes, clutch, scarf and jeans h&m


“We Got Married” Jun Jin & Lee Shi-young couple becomes a real-life couple!

YESSS!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!
at least one couple was formed for real in this show...too bad its none of the couples i wanted:(
but i did see the sparkles between these two...he definetly fell for her from the first moment he saw her at the church.
and she fell for him while shooting...

We knew it was bound to happen eventually. A make-believe We Got Married couple FINALLY becomes a real couple. Of course this has to happen after everyone stops watching the show, but better late than never I guess.

Although they had denied that they were in love back in April, singer JunJin (aka Park Choong Jae) and actress Lee Si Young have admitted to being a real life couple. JunJun said "We're meeting cautiously. Although I have been seeing Lee Si Young for a few months, because she is still a newbie, I was careful about revealing our relationship because I didn't want to negatively influence her activities." Definitely a wise move by JunJin.

According to their management, the two met on the set of We Got Married and while filming, formed a good relationship that developed into something much more and they started dating officially 3 months ago. Their interactions on the show was much too real instead of make-believe to most of the viewers watching. In addition, Lee Si Young was featured on JunJin's new mini-album Like a Fool and also made an appearance in his Hey Ya music video. Both of them also appeared in Beige's Jijiri music video.

check out the videos

Jun Jin - Hey Ya MV (ft Lee Si Young)

Beige (베이지) - Pitiful (지지리) feat. Lee Si Young & Jun Jin ["Hey Ya" MV part two] MV [HD]

part three is comming! wait for it

Their relationship is gaining more attention due to the fact that JunJin is the final member from Infinity Challenge to find his girl. Yoo Jae Suk and Park Myung Soo are married men, HaHa's relationship was revealed ages ago, Jun Jun Ha is dating someone, Jung Hyung Don announced his marriage in September while Noh Hong Chul is dating Jang Yoon Jung. JunJin wrote on his Cyworld, "I Completely Love You".

Another cute happy couple to add to the list of growing celebrity couples. Maybe Infinity Challenge can consider having a special episode where all the members bring their partners and have a huge group date. That would really achieve a high rating!



TVXQ ch-@ TOKYO DOME interview ½

「Stand by U」PV(メンバーver )

full PV(LQ)

JAEJOONG - EverySing "SEXY!" at Wrong Number Making Cut

ROAR don't forget to hit the HQ button
enjoy dammit!