Friday, January 09, 2009

Closed!

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

4 comments:

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
friend.

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.

Sincerely,
Christine Cortina