Associated Students VP for Business Affairs Devin Leung has such an accomplished weekend life that when the Courier came a-calling for a candidate for the first installment of “Weekend” way back when, all other AS fingers pointed to his cubicle. Leung himself describes his weekends as “times for self-indulgence.” Come Friday, the native New Yorker, who served in the Marines and in Alpha Gamma Sigma as VP, embraces food, faith, and tutoring SAT-bound kids.
1. Borders, Arcadia
I can spend several hours here. Borders is my way to explore and discover the ends of the world without hopping onto a plane. It is a 10-minute drive and all it costs is a cup of latte. I’d recommend you pick up “Confessions of an Economic Hit?Man.” It’s a great book, especially for any business majors.
2. Noodle World, Alhambra
This is my favorite restaurant. It offers a variety of Asian food. You can find me here with my entourage every Friday night. I recommend the Hainan chicken or beef steak on rice, along with some Thai iced tea.
3. Cabana Club, Hollywood
This is where I work every Friday night. I’m a club promoter. It’s a great venue whether it’s for social or dance purposes. It’s 21 and over with a lot of college grads and young professionals. It’s a very social crowd.
4. Asian Youth Center, San Gabriel. I teach for a SAT program here every Saturday. AYC is a non-profit organization that serves minorities in our community. The course itself is very affordable. It’s an eight-week program for $100. Working with the kids is very intellectually stimulating.
5. Capital Seafood, Monterey Park
After a long week of school and work, I like to start my Sunday mornings sipping on tea and nibbling on dim sum with my peers. Capital can get very crowded on Sundays, but it’s worth every minute of the wait.
6. Hillside Ministry, Los Angeles
Church is where I replenish myself spiritually from the daily struggles. Hillside Ministry welcomes everyone who seeks faith. I’d say it’s my adoptive family away from home. The pastor’s very vibrant and characteristic and his sermons are intense. Plus, he really takes the time to get to know his congregation.
7. El Matador State Beach, ?Malibu
This is a great escape from the city life to meditate amid the Pacific Ocean and the secluded beach. With very few visitors, it’s truly California’s best-kept secret. I’ve been here a couple of times and the friends I’ve brought along have all loved it. Don’t be surprised to find dates and photo shoots going on.
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