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    and we have a winner

    The finale of Top Chef came and went, with Richard Blais coming out victorious over Mikey Isabella. This also meant that Joy’s number 1 pick for Fantasy Top Chef brought her a championship as well. Both chefs looked to have cooked a meal of a lifetime for each of them, and probably could’ve gone either way if there were no names attached to the meals. I actually liked how they got their sous chefs by having all eliminated chefs create a amuse bouche and the two chefs picking blind purely on taste of the bite. I thought this really should have placed together a team of similar tastes and styles. For once i think…

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    Baby’s got some brand new shoes.

    Winter has ended and even if it still may be snowing i’ve declared that its time to get ready for spring. After doing the 5K in the morning, Joy and i drove up to Santa Monica so that i could get a hair cut, and do a little shopping. Its be high time that i did another wardrobe update and went looking for some real leather shoes. I know it might be out of place, but i realize that my vans just wont get me everywhere. I got some advice from Joy’s fashionable Jeremy who said i should check out Aldo and Urban Outfitters with a few instructions of do’s…

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    Run Fat Boy, Run!

      This year, i want to run a 5k once every quarter. Training has been very difficult with the bad weather, bad knee, and a busy schedule. First up on the schedule was the Coaster Run at Knott’s Berry Farm. Joy and I decided to spend the night at my parent’s house to save time on the morning commute and it gave us plenty of time in the morning to get ready, grab some starbucks, and get there with plenty of time to stretch. I was really hoping that the course would go into Knott’s, but it never does, and only runs parallel to he south side of the park. The course…

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    Family and Friends Meetups

    I always find it funny when ever it gets to be the weekend, and I have absolutely nothing planned to do. Its probably even funnier to myself on how fast i can make plans at the same time. Saturday morning I woke up with no real plans but ended up running/walking 4 miles in Manhattan Beach and then went to visit the parents for lunch with some fat Pastrami Sandwiches in Anaheim. When we got back to the house my mother taught joy the secrets to making her kanom krok and gave us the pan, and ingredients to make them. At the same time my dad was showing me how…

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    Shooting in Santa Ana

    Weddings on a budget are always tough, but i’m always willing to help out where i can, so last Sunday i helped shoot some engagement photos for them. Shane had proposed to Joann at the Centennial Heritage Museum one rainy afternoon so it was the perfect place to shoot their photos. This time there wasn’t any rain, but plenty of sunshine, and the place had lots of places to shoot at. I always forget how difficult to shoot massive amount of set shots, and i even screwed up the first half of the pictures by not re-checking the ISO and finding out that i was shooting at 3200. Thankfully Ben tagged along…

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    Spring Boarding

    The snow is melting the snow is melting! Its been an interesting snow season this year, with a big storm at the beginning followed by lots of sun and one final tease of a snow storm. Joy hadn’t been on the mountain this season so we drove up with a couple of her friends for one bright hot day at mountain high. It was another day of learning for Joy and she finally got the carving down on the flatter parts of the mountain, but its a start and it’ll be real soon before she’ll be carving up the mountain. After everyone’s legs were tired we packed up and went…

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    Return of Beauty and the Beast

    What was suppose to be the original plan for Joy and my 2nd anniversary was a dinner and a show of Beauty and the Beast. Last weekend’s trip to vegas seemed to take of that even, so this became just some random night of fun. We drove up and got to Hollywood at 7pm so we figured we had plenty time to get some food before the 8pm call time. The new W Hotel is directly across the street from the Pantages and so we walked into the Delphine for some food. We ordered their burger (fried egg and bacon) and a beer, and relaxed a bit. Then we just…

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    Two Years and Counting

    Two years ago I got married to the most wonderful woman in the world. I had already gotten tickets for Beauty and the Beast at the Pantages Theater on the 11th, and dinner at Lucques tonight. Friday Joy and I had other thoughts and we booked a saturday night at the Palazzo and did a quick trip for the weekend. It was pretty impromptu since Joy had an eye appointment in the morning and we got on the road right after. It was a pretty quick four hour drive and checked in before 3pm. The big question was where to eat for our celebration. We originally wanted to eat at…

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    Kings for the night

    I’m actually a big fan of watching hockey games live. I think there’s something about the coldness of the arena, the sounds of the shots, and the crashing bodies against the glass that make it so exciting to watch. Although the last time i actually went to a game and knew any players was when Sergei Fedorov was still dating Anna Kournikova. I had some random thoughts thinking that it would be fun to go to a game again, and a day later Thomas messages me asking if wanted to go to a Kings game. Tonight was a fun night to head out to the Staples Center once again, and…