Let The Entertainment Begin!
The food arrived and soon after, dramatic music introduced the Belly Dancer.
Belly Dancers at a restaurant is not really a local custom. It is the fact that neighborhood eateries often times are creative in keeping the people coming and Rachada seemed to be especially interested in drawing in regulars.
More Than One Local Custom Shown Here
The Belly Dancer's talent amazed us all. Her gracious and elegant movements captivated us and there were a few exceptionally impressive moments in her dance, one included a huge sword being balanced on her hips.
Contrary to the image of American Movies, age is not really as limiting as one might think. Obviously beyond the age of 18, this woman's performance was so enchanting that her age did not hamper the success of the show she offered nor did it even come to mind.
Though we were a small and unimportant group of people, this dancer gave us her best effort and that was most impressive of all.
Norwalk - The city where I'm currently employed at and the city where I actually spent my adolescent and teen years in. Attended the local schools here, but after moving away for college in the 90's, I thought I'd never return. But guess what? I did... 14 years later. Yup, now work'n in glorious Norwalk! Don't get me wrong, it's an ok city (some parts of it at least), just that it's so darn boring here. Really, it is. Not much going on except for when they hold events and fairs and things at the big lawn next to City Hall. Many non-locals don't even know where Norwalk is and others just pass it by on their way to other, more popular destinations such as Anaheim or Whittier, etc. But oh well, not that big a deal considering I have awesome colleagues to help me pass up the time. And how can I forget, this is where I met my Hal. =)
Norwalk's Claim to Fame
birthplace of 80's teen pop star, Tiffany
it's the start and end of the 105 fwy
it's home to one of several state hospitals
(and can't think of anything else really, bummer)
Our new home town
In May of 2003 we moved to Norwalk to be in-between the two towns that we work in. Norwalk is a nice town but you would not know it if you were to just drive down the main road as most folks just think that the city hall is the only thing here. There is much more, Not the tourist type things but living type things. It took us weeks to find the grocery store that was actually in Norwalk but there is one as well as a very nice new movie theater and many fine restaurants.
One of the things that I have noticed about Norwalk is that they do like to have their festivals and will host a carnival at the drop of a hat. About every other month you can find a carnival on the front lawn of the city courthouse.
Norwalk is near where the I-105, I-605 and the I-5 all come together and is centrally located for those in the South bay, LA and Orange county areas and can be accessed by any of those freeways easily.
As we find more things out about this city I will put it up here so keep coming back to see what we find.
Bica is now 3 1/2 months old and in school to become a better dog. She is becoming the school bully and does not care how big the other dog or cat is.
NOTE: Bica has finnished school and is now almost a year old. Boy how time flies.... she is still a bit of a prissy dog and very very spoiled. (not by me) but she is good and she is box trained.
Two spoiled brats....