• Chapters,  Golf

    SF Warm Up

    As the original plan for our trip up to SF was for Joy to run the SF Marathon, i took the opportunity to play a round of golf with my favorite uncle. He promptly picked me up at my sister’s house at 10am and got to Hiddenbrooke in Vallejo with plenty of time to hit hit some balls at the range and grab a snack. The course was challenging yet fun, with lots of varying terrain and elevation changes. My uncle’s game is very consistent with drives that hit the fairway, and a good recovery skills around the green. He was beating me by two strokes after the front nine,…

  • Chapters

    Taking my game to the bay

    Harvard’s Lin signs with Warriors This weekend i’m heading up north to take my game up to play in the bay. Not quite close to the bay, and not quite basketball, but rather for a round of golf with my uncle at Hiddenbrook in Vallejo. Joy is running the SF marathon with my sister, and since my knees are pretty much shot from running my past marathons i’m finally going to get a chance to play golf with my uncle, but too bad my cousin-in-law is going to be out of town or else he would’ve joined us too. If you don’t know who Jeremy Lin is, basically he’s as…

  • Chapters

    Like they know we’re coming.

    Unbeknownst to me there was some Hawaiian festival happening at the park right next to my house this weekend. Joy and I walked on over there to a bigger gathering that i saw from the street. There were lots of food vendors and shopping vendors and a huge stage setup for some hula and native dancing. The sun was bright and hot and everyone seemed be enjoying some shaved ice. This was a painful sight because we already agreed that we weren’t going to have any hawaiian food until our trip at the end of the month. But since we were there already we succumbed when we saw fresh malasads…

  • Fantasy Sports

    Miami Cheats

    If you just got back into town, don’t watch tv, don’t listen to sports talk radio i’ll just let you know that LeBron James decided to take his skills to South Beach. I’m not quite sure that counts as Miami, but i guess it is the closest team to South Beach. To me it would have been as if he said i’m taking my skills to Hermosa Beach, sure its in LA County, but not quite saying Los Angeles. LeBron joins Wade and Bosh who a day earlier announced that they were joining the Heat to form the new Big 3, Larry Moe and Curly, Snap Crackle and Pop super…

  • Chapters

    up and down the 405

    This weekend i spent the entire time driving up and down the 405 between Gardena and Irvine. Saturday while Joy was out to her bridal shower, i headed down to Irvine for Christian’s 3rd birthday party at Pump it up a warehouse just filled with an assortment of bounce houses. All the kids were super excited about the place, but the adults seemed to have a good enough time going down the slide and running through the obstacle course. Afterwards pizza and caked were served up, and the pizza was the type you used to sell in high school during lunch. It brought back plenty of memories of really cheap…

  • Disneyland

    Wonderful World of Disney

    Disney’s California Adventure’s World of Color opened to the public last month and with all the hoops and ladders you have to go through to get a good seat at the show it was pretty difficult to actually think about going. Friday night joy and i took a shot in the dark to see it after eating AYCE KBBQ in garden grove. We entered the park as the first showing let out and mazed our way towards the lake. We noticed huge pig pens of people waiting for the next show. We had no idea that there were so many different fast passes and prix fixe menus that also allowed…

  • Chapters

    Free Agency

    My co-workers and I talk a lot about Basketball in the office, and there’s nothing more interesting than speculating on where all the 2010 NBA Free Agents are going to end up next season. With so many big name players out in the market it was only right to come up with a simple spreadsheet game to see how well we could predict where the big name, and level 2 free agents would eventually end up. Its crazy to think about what kind of team you could put together if you didn’t have a salary cap, but since there is one the possibility of creating a super team is really…