Archive for July, 2010

I can’t believe this entertained me for the past hour. I have no life.

Toy Story/Inception

Up/Inception (this one is my favorite)

Toy Story/Fight Club

There were so many more but you get the idea. Clearly, trailers can be used with multiple movies

Read Full Post »

A few nights ago, I had dinner with a couple old friends. Nothing fancy. Just some pasta, salad and a whole lot of desserts. We had banana cream pie and strawberry pie from Marie Callendars and an assortment of pastries that included white chocolate cheesecake, tiramisu, blueberry cheese cake, and some fruit cake. Needless to say, it was the main course for the night. We didn’t do except sit around a table for 3-4 hours. Still, it was the most fun I’ve had in weeks.

I feel like we busy our lives with so much “stuff” like going to music concerts, going out with friends, getting happy hour with co-workers or doing ANYTHING. Sometimes, the best things are doing nothing at all.

All it requires is a few good friends and a few good desserts.

Read Full Post »

TV Addiction

During college, a few friends and I gathered around in my friend’s living room , popped in season 1 of LOST and made plans to eat a late lunch. None of us had seen the show so we figured one episode would be a good start. 17.5 hours and 18 episodes later, we knew it was time to call it quits. I left my friend’s house just as the sun was coming out (it was about 6AM the morning after we started). It wasn’t until I got home that I realized I had only gotten up three times during the entire 17.5 hours: once to get food in the kitchen, and twice to use the bathroom.

Last night, I almost did the same thing again (only this time it was 6 hours and 6 episodes) with The Wire. I finally got around to watching the series after my co-worker let me borrow season 1 and 2 from him over four months ago. He would constantly rave about how good the series was, how it was his favorite, and how I needed to start watching it so we could talk about it.

Anyway, it got me thinking about the writers of the show. What genius was behind this show? How did they come up with a concept that is so addicting and so entertaining, that it keeps us glued to our seats for 6 to 17 consecutive hours because we can’t get enough? Amazing.

I blame my co-workers for the lack of sleep thanks to my new addiction. I’m not even half-way done with season 1 and I’m already antsy to finish the rest of the series.

Guess I won’t be leaving my living room for a while.

Read Full Post »

Junk food stash at work

When I was younger, I only had one request for a birthday present: my choice of a candy box from Costco. For three  years, she obliged since it was a lot cheaper than getting me an actual birthday gift. In those years she gave me plain M&Ms, Airheads, and Twix candy bars. I was in heaven. That is, until my next dentist appointment.

This was a problem. There were obvious signs too. The manager at CVS knew my name because I would come in every other week to load up on candy thanks to their 2 for $5 sales. My personal favorites were Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Rolos, and Hershey’s Kisses. As a kid, my grand-aunt always had candy available since she knew I would sift through her bag looking for some. To this day, even as an adult, she will still come up to me, open her purse and wait for me to peer in (which I still do).

Fast forward 15 years later and my candy cravings are still alive and kicking. My desk at work and at home is an open cabinet of assorted candied goods. My trashcan at home is filled with empty candy wrappers. My purse has a stash of candy in case of a traffic jam or when I’m starving (which has come in handy several times).

This is an addiction that I need to quit. Not only is it better for my health, it’s probably better for my wallet too.

Now the question is, can I ever muster up the courage to actually quit cold turkey?

Read Full Post »

Interesting read.


Read Full Post »

Birthdays over the Years

This past weekend marked another birthday. As I reflected on turning another year older, I thought the best way to see changes would be to physically see the changes. I went through my photos and found birthday pictures dating back to high school days. Each year, the people in the picture varied bit by bit and each birthday served as a reminder of the friends who came and went and of those who stayed. Either way, it brought back good memories and lots of laughs (as I laughed by myself in my room).

2003 – Young and naive

2005 – Still young, less naive, but still stupid

2006 – Okay so not much as changed from year to year

2007 – The start of cementing solid friendships

2008 – This was a good year

2009 – First birthday away from home, still a good one nonetheless

2010 – First birthday with a mix of people. Some, I had known for years. Others, I had known for less than 8 months. Good times

While it’s always good to make new friends, it feels even better to know that some friendships stay strong throughout the years. Here’s to my friends to making it all worthwhile.

Read Full Post »

Handwriting Win

Read Full Post »

La Folie is supposedly considered “one of the best French restaurants in San Francisco”. I can see why. While nothing on the menu completely blew me away, everything was consistent in regards to presentation, quality, and quantity. Don’t you hate going to a restaurant where one dish is absolutely amazing and the rest are mediocre? This place does a great job of making sure each dish was delicious.

Don’t mind the description, I barely remembered what I ate but I do remember everything being yummy.

Amuse bouche: Foie Gras with…something

Amuse bouche #2: Raw duck egg with toasted brioche (the duck egg was SO good!)

Appetizer: Frog legs with custard and vegetable puree (tasted like chicken)

Appetizer: Foie Gras in Caramelized Peach Sauce

Butter-soaked lobster on top of seafood ravioli

Duck cooked medium rare with a side of intestines (SO SO SO good)

Bread pudding with a little note 🙂

Cheese souffle

Passion fruit-filled chocolate bombe with a side of lemon sorbet

Thanks for such a nice meal 🙂

Read Full Post »

Quote happy

I’m a sucker for good quotes, so when a dear friend of mine posted this quote (hello liz!), I had to share it

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”- EB White in a New York Times interview

Read Full Post »

(via Flickr)

Thanks in large to my boyfriend for making me a foodie (although true foodies are way too intense for me), I’ve become such a huge fan of trying  new  restaurants. I’ve had the opportunity to try a few already and now I can’t wait to try them all.

This is a never-ending list since there’s so many restaurants and there’s always new ones popping up.

Since I can’t keep up, I’ve started accumulating a list of restaurants that I want to try at some point (in no particular order):

1.  Joel Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon , Las Vegas, NV
2. Urasawa, Beverly Hills, CA
3. French Laundry, Yountville, CA
4. Bouchon, Yountville, CA
5. Momofuku, New York, NY
6. Fleur de Lys, San Francisco, CA
7. Per Se, New York, NY
8. El Bulli, Catalonia, Spain
9. Boulevard, San Francisco, CA
10. Masa, New York, NY
11. Le Cinq, Paris, France
12. The Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton, San Francisco, CA
13. Coi, San Francisco, CA
14. Alinea, Chicago, IL
15. Jean-George’s, New York, NY
16. The Fat Duck, London, UK
17. Daniel, New York, NY
18. Table Spoon, Hong Kong
19. Lung Keen Heen, Hong Kong
20. Shake Shack, New York, NY
21. Ike’s Place, San Francisco, CA
22. Providence, Los Angeles, CA

To be continued…

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »