I spent a beautiful day, the most calm weathered I've seen all trip long, at the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights. A revelatory morning of chanting and making intentions was followed by delicious spicy cucumbers, seaweed, sesame noodles and milk green tea from JJ Bakery. How'd I not know about this place sooner, Los Angeles? Meanwhile, miles away in Montreal, Queridis experiences a different type of scene. I like having gone from this:
... to this:
... in a matter of days.