Second week of school has finished (2/16...yes I am counting) and I am starting to get back into it again. I have a studio class like always. This studio is focused on water. We are exploring Ballona Creek which is an old waterway in Los Angeles. Once upon a time, the Los Angeles River used to run through Ballona and end up in Marina del Rey. In 1835, there was a huge flood which shifted the river's course to Long Beach, where it still flows to today. This past week I have been researching and going to visit the site with my studio. On Tuesday, we visited the A + D Museum (where my friend got me Bjarke Ingels' signature). They had an exhibit about Los Angeles called RETHINK LA. After that we walked up to a museum where Ballona Creek runs underneath. There were some fenced in areas that we couldn't get into, but we could hear the water flowing through. After resting under the shade for a few minutes (it was scorching hot), we walked all the way down to Culver City...trying to follow the course of the creek. By the end of the day I was exhausted. I got home at 8:30 and had to start my homework for my Contemporary Issues class (which I like a lot so far) due the next day. Friday morning I had my Urban Design Theory class. I ate lunch and then my friend loaded our bikes on his car and we drove down to Venice Blvd. (Culver City). We met up with the rest of our class and biked to a park which connected to the Ballona Creek bike path. We rode for a good 40 minutes with stops here and there so we could observe the area and take photos. It was almost 6 pm when my friend and I decided to "ditch" our group and ride our bikes all the way back to our car. I got home at 8. I ate and then went to bed.

Outfit of the day.

Viewing the exhibit at the A + D. Me in the back on the right!

The beginnings of the creek were disappointing. It was gross and there was no water flowing through.

But the more we walked, the more water we saw.

I'm the third one if you count from the back forward!

I am now sitting in my room re-reading Rurouni Kenshin and watching Cowboy Bebop at the same time. Multitasking at its best.

I've been focusing on work this week so I haven't really had time to be sad. I've had several moments where I broke down for a bit, but hugging my crocodile helped me feel a little better. I'm working on it. I'll get there~

Thank you everyone <3