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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

92625, Corona Del Mar

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View over Newport Bay

Dear ——–,

We’re spending a splendid weekend on the Orange County coast with Bryan’s parents. They rented a casa right on Newport Bay, where we can see sailboats and yachts cruise by. On Saturday, Bryan and I went for a walk around Corona del Mar State Beach. Some of the driveways we passed had better views than a lot of houses. We wandered past beach volleyball courts where we gauged the seriousness of the competition by seeing how little clothing the players were wearing. We climbed up some rocks and found ourselves a perch to watch stand-up paddleboarders float by. The only thing that interrupted our reverie was this guy talking really loudly on his cell phone. “L.A. is really a third world country,” this guy ranted. “No one speaks English there. No one is educated. The city is just trash except for the west side and a small part of downtown.” Oooh, that was making my blood boil. How ignorant was this guy? Then I realized that it was better if a guy with an attitude like this stayed in Orange County and never came to L.A. It would make my city a lot more pleasant.


Author: postmarkhere

I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

One thought on “92625, Corona Del Mar

  1. i would like to challenge that jackass of a guy on the cellphone to an intellectual “duel” with my wife who lives in LA, does not live on the westside, does in fact speak english, and is also highly educated. i’m one thousand percent sure she would kick his ass, mentally. even though we wanted to kick his ass physically. what a douchebag.

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