I arrived on the beautiful city of LA on Monday and was recieved by my Aunt & Uncle in LAX, LA Airport.
One amusing incident I would like to share with visitors of my blog is that, from where I come from (India), I am often asked where is my Native place of Origin because of my mongoloid features & even asked to pay foreigner fees for tourist attractions, but here on the way to LA, the airport officials seemed surprised that I had an Indian passport and the passengers whom I had conversations with assumed that I was returning home to LA as there are a lot of Asians in California. Asian American make about 10 % of the population of LA with the Majority of them in order of population being Filipino, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese and Other asians. My cousins told me that there is even an asian rap group based in LA called the " Far East Movement", find below the famous song called" Like a G6", the song is quite popular because I hear it being played in the radio and malls both in the East coast & the west Coast.
The Skyline of Long Beach, Long beach is about 32 km's from downtown LA, it has a population of around 500,000 people. Long beach is within Los Angeles County.
The RMS Queen Mary is a 1936 Ocean Liner which is bigger & longer than the Titanic. It is famous for being the fastest Ocean liner from 1936 to1952. It was purchased by the City of Long Beach in 1967 for use as a martitime Museum & Hotel.
Comparision of Queen Mary Vs the Titanic according to Queen Mary:
* QUEEN MARY: 1,019.5 ft. (310.74 m.)
* Titanic: 882.9 ft.
* QUEEN MARY: 81,237 gross tons
* Titanic: 46,329 gross tons
* QUEEN MARY: Over 2,000
* Titanic: 2,000
* QUEEN MARY: Over 10 million
* Titanic: 3 million
* QUEEN MARY: 160,000
* Titanic: 46,000
* QUEEN MARY: 28.5 knots
* Titanic: 21 knots
This old Lady who told me that she was among the passenger to New York from Southampton.
The Port of Long Beach is the 2nd biggest container port in the US. It was started in 1911 and handles about 87 million metric tons of goods.
Korean Bell of Friendship is a massive bronze bell housed in a stone pavilion in Angel's Gate Park, in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
With Pa Chungtea & Cousins Maria & Zaila.