Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Base select shop
939 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Nice shop. A bit too many cloth but I liked it.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Restaurant name: Puerto Sagua
Address: 700 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139 - USA
Phone: (305) 673-1115
Cuban food. Nice atmosphere. Cheapy food. $120 for 5 with Beers.

Dorchester Hotel Miami Beach.

Hotel itself is crappy hotel worth only $70. But had nice back suites and lobby.
$200 per night.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Broken Flowers 2005. Film by Jim Jarmush. I have not seen anything other than Mystery Train 1989 by him. Mystery Train was alright since I was artsy student but I guess I am getting dumb and boring that I need more explanatory kind a movie. So basically I am saying I did not get Broken Flowers... Who was the son, Which was the mom??? Bill is good though. Juts being Bill. Easy money. $4.

Bullit 1968. Steve looks so cool in it. Is he acting or just being himself, I do not know. So fashionable and cars are nice too. $20

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Lives of Others, [Leben der Anderen, Das (2006)] beautifully written, shot, directed,,, everything is good about this movie. Spy becoming supporter. The reply to the book shop keeper at the end was just too perfect that brought tears to my eyes. I loved [Himmel ├╝ber Berlin, Der (1987)] too so I must have sweet spot for GDR-ish movie
Well done. Splendid. $50.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Black Hawk Down 2001. Done by Ridley Scott who did my favorite movie Blade Runner but what the heck? This is more about how he can do super bad SFX in war movie.... I did not get anything out of it other than machine gun kills. $2.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fatima Chinese Restaurant in Cupertino

Clean and good service but food just did not cut it at all.
Mapo Tofu is one of worst one I ever had.
Home Made Sword cut noodle was below average too.
1 star out of 5.

Dinner for 4, $35.

10125 Bandley Dr
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 257-3893

Just behind Target

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Astronaut Farmer 2006. So unrealistic story but did it in the end. Nice. Did not get grnapa's role well though... $10.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I think I love my wife 2007. Chris Rock directed and played and did them all based on French original. Kind boring and unreal. Bye bye $3.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Daphne's Greek Cafe. Gyro combo and Kebab set. Good Food. Calamari are fine too. $30 for four.
146 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tuesdays with Morrie. Nice movie (or TV show) cried so much. I can just cry now thinking about it. Jack played sublime role and I think that was end of his physical life.... $40

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

2nd time at Restaurant Peony.
388 9th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Again tasted so so but it was after we spent 3 freaking hours at US immigration office for dumb finger prints so anything tasted hao. $25 for four.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Disturbia 2007. I like the actors in it. Is it my imagination or Trinity got a fat ass? The story is a bit predictable and mundane... $7

Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Old Siam
1111 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, 94087

New Clean and taste OK. $30 for four.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Once 2006 Irish Movie. Beautiful modern musical. Loved it. Especially how she talk and how they play "Falling Slowly" in the music store. Thanks Guy! $25.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Next 2007.

Nice try but naaah. $7.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Alta fixie bicycle from Norway

I want a road bike just like this. This is called Alta bike and the web page has funny images. Price is something like $1000. Half of me saying just buy this and enjoy. Half of me saying make one yourself start searching.... I know buying Alta will be more solid and light than whatever I create... Tough but fun choice.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bamboo Garden Restaurant

711 Town and Country
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 736-3168

It is closing at 10/31/2007

Cheap and good. Hope they will find somewhere near by.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Zodiac 2007. Good acting and scene setting from 60s to 90s but boaring plot. $6

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Unknown (2006) OK plot but it dragged in the middle for too long. Nice flip at the end but the flip can be elaborated more. I like the actress Bridget Moynahan in it. Good actors and actress $7.

1408 (2007) I usually dig film which John Cusack is in but this one sucked big time. What is the point of plot? Huge waste of money making this amazing set... Try again Swedish director! $3.

Die Hard 4 2007. Loved it. Great fun movie. The Mac dude is funny and good too. $17.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Gracie 2007. Typical girl soccer movie. Kicking like Beckham is better plot. Good father acting. $10.

Sunshine 2007. Good people in there including Michelle Yeoh and Sanada but story sucked. It is cheesy plot combo of 2001 and Alien. $8.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Kahoo ramen restaurant in San Jose Mitsuwa complex. It is at the location where Tokushima black ramen was. It is much bettter just like so-so one in Japan. $38 for four.
4330 Moorpark Avenue
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 255-8244

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Yang Sing Dim Sin in SF down town Rincon Center. Good but a bit pricy as usual. One beer with family of four for $90. xiao long bao is almost as good as so-so Taipei level.

Olafur Eliasson exhibit at SF MOMA. Some sublime exhibit. The mist fall and dark room laser (might not be his) was just so good. Loved it. $12.50 for 2 adults and kids. Thanks, Moma!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sushi Tatsumi. Run by a chef from Hama Sushi. Darn good Sushi. $40 with one Saki. Would go back again.

Sushi Tatsumi
19754 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Tel: (408) 973-9488

Lefroy Brooks shower unit. I am not usually too much fan of decorated design but this one rocks. Good operation and experience. I can just stand below it for long time. CH1701 in chrome is the one I want for my home. Les Suites Taipei north unit room 701 has it.

Eva. Weird color sense but good flight and OK food makes it good company. Let me do the CI design and you will be the next Singapore airline.

Suzuki X-Head. Nice... I want one.

Palm Centro. Good looking phone... What! $99? I am buying ^o^

Taipei Caesar Hotel Dynasty restaurant.
Shanghai style food tasted OK. May be a tad too much MSG...

Mr. Brooks 2007. I never really hated nor liked Kevin but in this one he is good. His best was Untouchable for me but now this movie become one of my his favorite. Good story and beautiful house. Just hope there won't be any mimicing maniac out there... $18

Flying Scotsman 2007. About bicycle race. I must have a soft spot for bikers since I saw this in a plane and I cried. $20.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Surfs Up 2007. Funny and good. Z is awesome. $15.

Fantastic 4 with ice surfer... So so. $6

MJ and Spiderman's relationship is getting pure boring!!! $6

ASK Pizza
Bad. Pizza Express is better in the UK. Mozzalella is dead.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

100% design. There are some interesting ones but basically became too big corporate stuff. 20GBP to get in too. Good bye.

Frankfurt motorshow 2007
Some goodies. VW was my favorite but I think Lambo took the show. Good German train and messe system, the messe is right on the train station.

Ocean's thirteen.
Great cast and Brad Pitt was good in it but story was a bit boaring. I mean why the hotel evaluator was in the plot? He did not do any damage to Pachino...

Away from her 2007. Nice quiet movie. She must been really good looking when she was young. $10.

Radisson Edwardian Vanderbilt in the UK.
strange long hotel... not sure how many rooms in there but room can be small and expensive. 80GBP. worth $50

Arabella Sheraton Frankfurt Offenbach
Berliner Strasse 111
Am Buesing Palais
Frankfurt, Hesse 63065
Picture looks bright but real things is a bit dull and dark hotel.  Not much English program on TV either. 159 euro per night... Worth $60

Sunday, September 16, 2007

castano yecla 2005
Do not even know which country this one is from but the label design was nice. taste so-so.

Design hounds will be delighted by the Dragonfly boutiques, which sell a host of clever products — wooden radios, enameled gothic tableware — from across Europe and Asia. The latest branch, at 11 Songkao Road, (886-2) 2723-3261; www.dragonfly.com.tw

Above is from NYT article. I love this store. Now colette at Paris is going down and Idee at TKO is boring, this one is quickly becoming my top 5 store. Many branches but the HQ near the Les Suite Taipei south is the one to go. Bought metroplois chop stick and pill cased wall pins.

Les Suites Taipei
There are two location in Taipei. I like one on the north since it is bigger and has killer shower head which is like a enourmus sunflower pouring fine sprinkle from heaven above...
South one is easier to walk around to shopping mecca.

Sushi Maru
262 Jackson St. (at N. 6th), San Jose
(408) 998-8170

The one in Sunnyvale has been moved to Milpitas. Thought one in Sunnyvale was always crowded...
Anyway, one in the SJ down town is good. Ika and Uni are my favorite. Miso-soup is good too.
$60 for one family with no alchol.