Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415/CAR-TOON (415/227-8666)
Went there to check out Totoro intepretation by people from all over the world. The exhibit was small but content was OK. Was it worth $6 admission? Nope. I am not that much Manga fan I guess. But it is in good location where you can hop to MoMA store. Some serious Otaku were there when we went.
4101 Judah St.
San Francisco,CA 94122
Friend told me to go get Garlic Rosted Crab $37 and Garlic noodle $10 and Pear Martini $9, so I did and although above food has not so much nutritious value, tasted good. But anything with that much butter, salt and garlic must taste good anyway. Crab House on Pier 39 has pretty good one too which might be pricier but has better view. $100 for four. Family sitting next to us were eating crab and noodle each!! No wonder they were huge.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
This is picture of another 911 called 993. I was torn between getting narrow bumpered 911 or 993. Reason for 993 is just pure look. After 993, the big change came which is 996 with water cooled and bad headlamp job. Prior to 993 we had 964 which is OK too but it looks like too much of big bumpered 911s. Oh wait, what happened between 964 and 993. There are around 30 body types but I doubt Porsche did that much in mean time... Then after 5 or 6 years later the new model is called 997.... come on, some'n fishy here doc.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Dr. Porsche started out engineering for other auto makers like Daimler. He also started his own engineering service company. His client were VW, Autounion(became Audi), Germany(Hitler then) etc. Porsche would give new project with numbers. 1st one was type7, since they did not want to let client think they were the 1st. That is our body type 911 was born. It was actually type 901 but Peugeot claimed that X0X is their identity, so although it was announced as 901, Porsche slipped 1 in the middle. The body number and part number used internally and with dealers, 901 number still remains. The one of famous big bumper Porsche is known as 930 Turbo shown here. It is actually a body type 930 and there are 934, 935 which are famous too. Latest number I know is the latest 911 which is type 997. I wonder what they will use when they ran out three digit. Porsche 1030 Hybrid Turbo perhaps? Does not sounds right. I want nine to start with.
Kazoo Japanese restaurant in San Jose Japan town.
250 E. Jackson Street
San Jose, Ca 95112
Telepone: (408) 288-9611
Fax: (408) 971-3355
Sushi and other stuff just alright. All the oil taste for things like Tempura taste funny in J restaurants around here, so it is not just Kazoo's fault. I thought Kazoo name sounded funny but there was Japanese character for it＝賀寿 more like Kasu=waste... $63 for four. Would go there again since our friend's dad do sushi there.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Hlaska, leather goods and bag store/company. They have pretty cool store in Fillmore SF. The store looked new and I just found out that it is the flagship store. I am not sure how long the store has been there or biz is going but hope lux biz like them can survive this era. They sure do have good taste in store and merchandize.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
From 1974, Porsche changed bumper to meet some safety regulation. This is typical but one of better looking example of big bumper. Since this design lasted for 15 years then on, you will see a lot of this running around.
Although Bumper has changed, many parts like door sheet metal and rear window were the same shape from 65 to 89 or so I hear. Now that's long-life design. I like that spirit.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This is very early picture of Porsche 901. Very simple indeed. It does not even has the trim line below the door. No cut out for the fog lamps. I am not sure if this was in production as is but I would love to see in real person in this pure form.
Note gas door is in circle unlike production model which is also beautiful oval. The modification request came from engineer or designer? Why change of shape? I will pay to know those design change episodes!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Porsche 912 came out as to cushion the gap between high priced 911 and 356. It has less cylinders and trims. I never driven 6 pistons on the same era so I would not know how less power I would feel on 912 but I can very much live with this around 100HP car. 100 horses are a lot to push less than 1000kg chunk of metal. Also I like 912's less trim-ness. Trim purely add weight for this era and extra looks which I rather not have. I will post original 901 which became 911 and see how less trim those models were.
Image is from a catalogue. Look at their graphic design. It is beautiful!
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Three years ago, I bought 1969 Porsche 912. This is the ad for it on Craig's list. Just moved here from Japan and it was my old dream to live in California and drive narrow, meaning no big bumpered, Porsche 911. I could not find decent priced or conditioned 911 so I settled for this one. Turned out that this car and I was born only two month apart in the same year.
I will write more about this car from now on.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Chestnut farm at 22322 skiline, La Honda, CA. At $5,25 per pound, I think it is way over priced but you get to experience picking them with kids. When I was kids, they were just free in mountain. Oh well. BTW, there were three elder Korean who were picking and eating them raw on site!! I tried and it is not for eating raw. Amazing stomach they have. RESPECT.
Riva Fish House, Santa Cruz. The Tripadvisor said it is very popular so we went but muscle was so skinny that Belgium would smack them for serving that. Fries were so hard felt like it has been fried 3 hours ago. Calamari was known as their speciality but tasted like below average. Beautiful view though. Somehow I would go back but just for the view and location. $45 for four.