Friday, January 09, 2009


Escrow closed today, 10 days late... now the work begins.


Janet said...

congratulations!!! That's so exciting!

heather fish said...

Congrats!!! Looks super cute, can't wait to see more!

b.q. said...

Happy New Year, Jenni!
What a wonderful way to start '09. Lovely home with neat curb appeal. Congrats & have fun with the renovations!

christinec said...

Hello Jenny and Tony:

My name is Christine Cortina. I found your website when I did a search for the Far East Café in google.

I am a graduate student at Cal State La working on my MFA thesis in graphic design. I am doing a series of site specific installation proposals on 4 neighborhoods in Los Angels that I frequent. One of the 4 sites is the Far East Café in Little Tokyo. One of my friends who also went there with her family as a child told me the importance of the café to Japanese
Americans living in Los Angeles.

My thesis is concentrated on memories of the past- stories that I have been collecting from people that have connections to the 4 sites- like the Far East Café. I have read the 2 articles on your
site, "Valley Girls memories of Far East Café" by Jenny, and
"The China Meshi" Manifest by Tony. They are very wonderful
stories/memories of the café. I also love the photo's that Jenny
has included in her article.

The project that I am doing for the Far East Café is a video
that could be projected in the square top windows of the café-
I attached a photo so you could get a visual image of what I
mean. The video incorporates photos',images,and written memories
of the café- like a visual history of it's fruitful past. At this stage
it is only a proposal, I have not contacted Chop Suey. It would
be shown in the gallery at Cal State LA when I have my thesis
show (hopefully in the Fall of this year!)

I was wondering if the two of you would be willing to allow me
to use your memories in my thesis project. It would be great if
If I could also use some photographs that you have from the café.
I have already collected some photos, and memories from a good

Please let me know what you think. I would so greatly appreciate
if I could use your memories. Attached are 2 JPG's of the story board
for the project.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Christine Cortina