Jonathan came over only for a weekend from his busy postdoc schedule. Arrived friday midnight and left that sunday evening. So we planned a series of event (Watch Transformer IMAX (request by Raymond), Wild Animal Park visit, Las Americas outlet shopping, Seal watching at La Jolla Cove etc) Going to disneyland was too hectic and far though.....
So off we went the next morning to watch Transformer IMAX at Edwards Theater at Mira Mesa Blvd. The theater was huge!
Tickets were sold out for the time slot we wanted to catch!!!!! Hence we bought tickets for the late night show....we arrived an hour prior to that and there was already a queue (line) for that show! And we ended up only getting to the 2nd row of seats from the IMAX theater which is bad not only due to aching necks, but also, that the sound effects are supposedly louder and packs more punch....ah well.....the show is pretty good.
So, after buying tickets, we decided to head up to Wild Animal Park (WAP), which is hopefully better then the San Diego zoo.
Prior to that, a pair of lovers decided to pose for me. hahahahaha
And prior to WAP, we actually went to Scripps Research Institute and SALK institute because aspiring scientists, Jonathan and Lukman (a Singaporean doing her PhD at Cambridge came here for an exchange and joined us the two days) wanted to breathe in some research air.
Look at how happy Jonathan is at TSRI
Jonathan at Torrey Pines Gliderport launch area (near SALK institute). and thats Lukman to the left of the frame and a glider at the top right hand of the frame
Unfortunately, SALK was locked from ALL angles...we can only take some memorial shots (although I have been in there for a conference).
Jon and Ray
Ray, Geraldine, Lukman, Jon
The above two pictures of SALK faces the ocean...symmetrically built and nice.
Then we went to WAP!!!! such a long detour.
Getting busy orientating ourselves at the gate of WAP!
Tripod mounted portrait (Raymond helped me bring my trusty tripod)
Finally can capture all of us in one frame (with tripod, tonnes of people looking at us and a slow self timer hahaha). People were looking at us as that is a MUST photo place with WAP in words and hence a BEEN THERE, DONE THAT kind of thing.
Lukman, Jon, Geraldine, Me, Raymond
Three Musketeers! (We known each other for ages, since our polytechnic and uni days....think probably, 13-14 years now)
We went for a ride around the park and it was a wondrous experience...should go there again one day
After that, we had food
Jonathan, next time you become PI, can use this photo. hahaha
A View of the Park @ Sunset
The next day, we did nothing much except go to La Jolla Cove to see perhaps the Last of the seals as they are being chased out due to a new law passed down recently.....and also to Las Americas Premium outlet where the security guards pretty much forbid photography.
Jon, Raymond, Geraldine, Me (taken by Lukman on my camera)
Everyone bought something...and we sent Jon to the airport for his departure to Boston.