• Chapters,  Disneyland

    SATC2 & a Midnight Disney Run

    Work was light on friday because of the upcoming holiday weekend so Joy and I took off work early to catch Sex and the City 2 at downtown disney. Before the movie started we grabbed some food and drinks at the Mexican restaurant, and after a margarita, and modelo we headed out to the movie. I may have been one of the few guys that watched this movie, but i already had too much invested by watching them all on DVD in the past. The movie itself was ok, but lacked more series plots and literally went on a whole new journey for the main characters. The movie got out…

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    May Failure

    I’m not sure how it happened but i ended up failing the 365 days of photo project this month. Not just once, not even twice, but now i’ve realized that i missed three days. I was really good at snapping a random photo, whether it was late at night or just on the drive to work, but some how i had a few brain farts and totally screwed the pooch. Nina encouraged me to continue it, so i will try my best for the next six months. Hopefully i’ll have a find some more interesting photos in the mean time.

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    Last Minute Retraction

    Within the final minute of last night’s Western Conference Finals game 5 Ron Artest went from whipping boy to hero. I have to admit that watching Artest is a crap shoot between brilliant to erratic. At just under the one minute mark he throws up an early three point shot even though at that point in the game he was shooting just 1-8 or 1-9, but at the last second when Kobe threw up an air ball with just 3.4 seconds left in the game, Artest muscles up for the rebound and quickly puts the shot up with fractions of seconds left in the game. At times he’ll be a…

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    Aloha Time

    Its no secret that Joy is a fan of Hawaii, but with my sister going there in June, and Joy’s cousin going there in July it really got Joy’s urges uncontrollable. We started looking at flights in September, with plane tickets and hotel packages ranging between $1500-2000. By using the monthly plane price view on the hawaiianair.com website i actually found some tickets for $200 each way in July. So Joy asked her boss this morning for time off, in the afternoon it got approved, and by the time i got home the trip was booked. So we’ll be sipping mai tais and getting some sun at the end July.…

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    Malibu Creek Camping

    and were back from camping … Its been a few years since the last time i was camping and i don’t know why but i wasn’t really super excited to be going. I was actually pleasantly surprised when we arrived only some 10 miles out of Santa Monica surrounded by mountains, and trees. This was the first time also to go camping with a couple pip-squeaks also. The camp ground had really clean bathrooms, showers, warm running water in the faucets, and plenty of squirrels running around. Pretty plush car-camping amenities. Janelle and Thomas picked out a great campsite, and actually borrowed the table from the campsite next to ours…

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    Zombie on the brains

    This weekend the gang is headed up for a little camping trip in dangerous world of Malibu. In the past i always just borrowed my sister’s gear, but now that she’s up north i had to go out and spend some money buying my own gear (No small task on its own mind you). It doesn’t help that i’ve been re-reading World War Z again, so every time i’m in the store looking at gear i always think if this is going to help me long term if an plagued hits the world and i have start living out in the world on my own. You start thinking to yourself…

  • Outdoors

    1:03:40 race time

    Better than expected, but so much potential left behind. My original goal for running the Santa Monica 10k was at 1:10 minute. I blew that number away coming in a good six minutes under that time. Although i’m happy with the time, i wonder what my time would’ve been if my knee decided not to give out at mile 3, and made me take some extended walking breaks to give it a rest. At least midway through mile 5 i sucked up the pain and just started sprinting to catch up with Joy who i made go without me, and a made last 100 yard dash to cross the finish…

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    Pre-Santa Monica

    With the Santa Monica 10k on Sunday, we had to come up to Santa Monica Sports Chalet to pick up our number. For some reason Joy woke up extra early so we drove up to Santa Monica to do the Temescal Canyon 5 mile hike which thankfully felt really easy. Normally we’re huffing and puffing before even hitting the midway point, but we made it to the top, and even ran down part of the trail back to the car. After picking up our number we went to Bite Bar in Santa Monica for breakfast using our discount certificate that we bought from fresh guide and had a very nice…

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    Happy Mom Day

    For mother’s day i got advanced noticed that my mom wanted an iPhone for mother’s day, and that i should team up with my sister to get this for her. I figured that something is going to happen this summer with the next generation of iPhones so i’ll hold off until then. She also requested some kimchi fried rice so Joy fired up the stove and also made some bulgogi, bought a few banchan, and the mother came over to make the coconut sticky rice in front of us for dessert. We ended up watching GI Joe which i just happened to have on my USB drive to finish off…

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    Highschool kid

    Saturday i got to reconnect with some high school friends that i haven’t seen in a few years. Jimmy’s first born Branden’s 1st birthday. This is the first kid i’ve met from any of my high school friends, because as it stands now, most of the guys at least aren’t married yet, and so even fewer have kids today. Joy and I have a running joke that Filipino guys just don’t get married unless for some other reasons. Some of the guys still act like their 20 going to clubs, drinking and traveling as if the night going out of style. I guess I don’t blame them if they want…

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    New Addition to the Family

    I haven’t quite happy about the image quality that our last p/s camera was doing, so we decided to get another Canon PowerShot to add to the list of cameras that i’ve owned over the years. From my first Fuji 1.3mp, to the Minolta Xt, Minolta G400 and the last PowerShot that I lost in Hawaii last year. This one shoots at 12.1mp and can shoot video in HD, so i’m pretty excited to get some good stuff with video and sound. I even shot some random video in the office this morning and with a little editing should be Hi-larious. I originally want to get the Canon S90 with…