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;

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.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Blades of Glory 2007. We knew it was going to be funny, and yes the skating scene made us laugh so hard but other area... a bit weak plots. $10.

Saratoga Dance Festival. Did not know it was happening but happen to drive by so we went. Many crowd, so so food and a lot of wines... May be try again next year.

The biggest Whole Foods in west of texas of something... But it is nice and big. Contents are not much changed but more space to stroll around which is a big plus.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Nice Phone! Palm Treo 500

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Gizdich Ranch. Apple and fruit picking. One hour drive from San Jose. Not bad and good Apple juice. Strawberry were good. Apple, so so.

Equilibrium 2002. It is kind a Matrix, Gataca and 1984. Predictable ending.... Nice movement by the Batman boy. $7.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Riddick 2004. Got a bit tired in the middle and story has not twist but rather straight forward, I kind enjoyed. Dune and Blade Runner is still far far better but I pay $9 for SF entertainment-ness.