• Movies

    2011 Summer Movie Reviews

    I don’t consider any movie coming out in August as part of the summer viewing experience because if it was any good it should be out before Labor day because why would they want to waste any time to lose out on all the time off students have. Movies that i did watch and you should too: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Super 8 Kung Fu Panda 2 Bridesmaids Captain America: The First Avenger Cars 2 Fast Five All these movies were very enjoyable and I would actually recommend spending your hard earned cash on watching and feel like you came out of the theater like…

  • Chapters

    Travel Plans

    This month i’ve spent a lot of time on travel websites creating my own pricing matrix for the three trips planned for the rest of the year. As much as i would like to throw Hawaii into the mix Las Vegas, San Francisco and a Thailand/Japan trip are taking precedents over the Aloha State. The first trip coming up to Las Vegas for the LV Basketball Invitational is happening in September and after a deliberation about driving up Joy and I thought it would be best just to fly. Two days of basketball, and i’m sure drinking would not make a pleasant Sunday morning drive home. That plan would have…

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    Marketing Genius

    Those geniuses at YogurtLand who took someone else’s idea and changed it up a bit and has grown bigger and better than the original Pinkberry have done it again partnering up with those Sanrio. Ever since this weekend i kept seeing people checking in and snapping shots of their character spoons and posting them onto Facebook. Tonight Joy convinced me to go get our own after dinner and i have to say i was looking forward to adding to our collection of spoon Tokidoki spoons. Even if they are bio-degradable we like to keep them to use over and over again for ice cream at home. Also if you go…

  • Friends,  Los Angeles Local,  Movies

    Cars 2 visits El Capitan

    Disney/Pixar sure know how to make money, and I can’t blame them. I can’t decide if the largest reason for them to create Cars 2 was for its huge merchandise sales, or for the opening of Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure next year. In the five years since its 2006 release, “Cars” has generated global retail sales approaching $10 billion, according to Disney. No fewer than 300 toys €” and countless other items, including bedding, backpacks and SpaghettiOs €” are rolling out in stores, in anticipation of the “Cars 2” opening. Cars 2 has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 35%, which normally has a pretty good comparison to what i…

  • Chapters

    Lost in the Hills

    What was suppose to be an easy hike around Griffith Observatory turned out to be exploration of the hills of Los Angeles. Joy and I had never hiked the place so it was all new and didn’t actually know where to start from and I saw some hikers at the bottom and the hill and figured that it was around there. Little did i know that it was going to be an all morning event heading up paths that we didn’t know in a destination that we could see in the distance but really had no idea how to get there. We ended up have to back track about 5…

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    Official Invite

    Its been quite fun having a regular basketball game to go to once a week, as its gotten me back in shape and as let me get to know a bunch of really good guys. I’ve developed quite a reputation of amongst the other players as being the fast guy, and i’m proud to own up to that, since i learned long ago that my outside shooting, is spotty at best, and dribbling isn’t the strongest of my abilities so as long as i can run faster than my defender than i have an advantage. I’ve learned to exploit this ability at much as possible and its helped me learn…

  • Chapters

    The first 4 days

    July kicked off with a long weekend, and a lot of time outside of the house. Friday night I went to play some basketball since i stayed so late in the office all week that i felt i needed to break a sweat. It was a really crowded night with a total of 25 people showing up, but I still managed to play about 5 or 6 games. A slightly twisted ankle, a pound of sweat and really put me to sleep. I was worried about my ankle swelling because Joy and I had already made plans to go hiking and when i woke up it didn’t seem bad at…

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    Upgrading to the TSX

    It was a sad moment when i decided to sell my Honda Civic Si, but it was time to let it go and get a new car. About 3 months of research Joy and I contemplated on a few models of cars from leasing a 1 series BMW, Honda CR-V, Honda Accord, Acura RDX, and after an exhaustive research and test drives we decided on getting an 2009 Acura TSX. It took a few weeks for my dad to sell my car as we actually had a buyer but something came up and they decided to pull out, and then it wasn’t for a couple more week until the car…