Redondo Beach is about an hour’s drive from Pasadena. My aunt, who used to live in Arcadia, recommended a place there called Quality Seafood. They serve all kinds of seafood, including crabs, oysters, fish, shrimp, and more. Since we were craving seafood and summer is the perfect time for the beach, we decided to go!
There’s a boardwalk area that has a lot of restaurants, some shops, and a lot of people fishing, so it’s quite cute to walk around there.
Near the end of the boardwalk is Quality Seafood. It’s a pretty big establishment, since they have all kinds of seafood there. Everything is fresh, and it’s cooked right on the spot once you order. You can even pick which particular fish or crab you want. Since it’s super popular and they prepare the food right in front of you, there’s a bit of a wait, but if you’re a seafood person, it’s worth it. Below are pictures of just a fraction of the options there were to choose from.
We ordered a grilled pomfret, steamed shrimp, and garlic bread to share. It was delicious! I really liked both dishes, and the portions were large :) My aunt also recommended the dungeness crab, manila and little neck clams, and oysters, but we didn’t get them this time due to cost (crabs are expensive!) and shellfish allergies. Although I mention cost, this place is really cheap for seafood in LA. Our meal was less than $10 per person. If you’re craving good seafood and don’t want to break your wallet, this is the place. It is truly quality seafood ;D
Every midterm week and final week, Page House Peer Advocates (PAs) put on a de-stressing event. This term for midterms, the PAs hosted a painting night in conjunction with a Page dessert night. (Every Thursday, the House gives $60 to a pageboy (a member of Page) to buy a bunch of dessert and snacks for the house for dessert night.). They provided canvases, paint brushes, and a variety of paint colors for the night. It was a really fun and relaxing time to stop working on sets or studying for midterms for a bit and hangout with friends.
On the weekend of April 16th, my friends and I participated in the first ever Southern California College Poker Tournament! The tournament was for college students in the SoCal area with a $0 buy-in that doubled as a recruiting event for quant and finance firms. A senior friend of mine (Vanessa, a fellow blogger) put together a team of five girls who had no interest in being recruited and just wanted to have fun playing poker.
One of Caltech’s many clubs is the RISE tutoring program, where undergraduate students connect with local high schoolers and provide tutoring in various STEM subjects. I only became a tutor this academic year, but the experience has been so rewarding for me and, hopefully, also for the students I tutor.
Usually, while writing this post, I would be at Caltech playing volleyball. I begin school eith preseason, which for those unfamiliar (or are planning on joining women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s waterpolo, or cross country) is a 5 week long period before school begins where the sports teams I listed before practice and compete. My life during preseason is basically volleyball 24/7. Two practices a day (during school only one) and game days three days a week. No school work to worry about, spending time with my teammates all day, a nice refresher before school begins.