Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
No Country for Old Men (2007). movie with unresolved ending. I liked Coen bros Fargo but after that whatever I have seen is not my taste. This one including. Strange case in strange town sounds like their likings.. Bring in more comedy or strange twist or let police do more tricks.
The main actor looks interesting though. $3.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Ergon GC2 bike grip. I did not know they had so many varieties. Bought this pair for $35 at REI. Always wanted one when I saw this in IF back in 2005 or some but finally found it. Nice ergonomics and look. A bit heavy and pricy. I shall commute on it from tomorrow and see how it feels. It turns out to be pretty good I like it. Yet at work I started to feel pain using mouse on PC. I just hope it is not related....
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Gombei Japanese Restaurant
193 Jackson St
San Jose, CA 95112
Crowded for weekday night. Food wise a bit above average but price is right and service is quick and clean. Open kitchen also gave me some assurance. I had a Adobo. Wish it was more sour and a lot of coriander on it but could just my taste. $35 for four. Would go there again.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
LaPalma Lem stool designed by Azumis in the UK. I used to know them. Too bad they are separated but at the same time, I did not know them well enough to state that. Anyway, we happened to get three of them!! We always wanted but $700 each we were postponing it. Now we got them, kids love them. The sitting surface came in two different finish=light veneer and black leather, so it will be fun project to make them match. One way to go is to make them look like shown here.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
京星港式飲茶 Citystar 24HR HK Style Restaurant. I kind always wished someone to do dim-sum 24hr unlike lunch only around here but there it was. In heart of Taipei street, there was one. And tasted not bad either. What more surprising was that there are more than one restaurant doing 24/7 dim-sum! Viva Taipei.
The Savages (2007) It is one of those awkward not so main stream movie but I liked it. Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney are brilliant in it. A bit like American Splendor (2003) with Paul Giamatti, it shows lonely and stale side of the US. Nicely done. This director might be my new Cohen brothers since those lads kind lost interest of mine from O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) $12.
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) Nicolas Cage's hair line getting funnier and funnier. It is time to be like Bruce Willis and face the fact. Not sure if he ever made it to be an actor if his relative was not Francis Ford Coppola. Not that I do not like his acting but his stuffy nosy voice can get me like Adam Sandler's. Story wise sucks. SFX wise OK. $5.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Richard Serra at LACMA.
I could search for the title on this one but what is the point? His stuff is so overwhelming that no need to look for title on tiny placard but just experience by whole body. I have seen his stuff 1st time at Bilbao about 10 years ago and thought it was much bigger and longer than one in LACMA, but may be because I grew up.... The steel is look rusted but does not smitten the fingers when touch it. Beautiful surface. Another favorite of mine.
I loved watching this at LACMA. The guard told me that they replace plant weekly, but what about butter fly, they keep living self-generating? The Lab lady (or man) moves legs once in a while too. It is a good one. He is a half scientist and half nutty artist. Great.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Fuji Obey. I love the look of it. Different taste to Alta bike I also like but since Alta people does not respond to me at all, mind as well I get this one. Now Ebay $700... for 54cm.
My 69 Coupe odometer was broken since I bought it and decided to tackle it. Took while and weird hand twist to get them out from trunk side. It turned out that 10 tooth pinion which drove the mecha was broken. Called up meter specialist and quote for having THEM fix was $200. I went there and just ordered gear and part cost me $25. The gear used to be plastic and now in brass. Porsche picked plastic for torque balance issue or cost issue, not sure but for now it is working fine. I also greased up the speed cable. The speed cable used to dance a bit but now a swiss quality solid speedo... well almost.
BOOQ bag. http://www.booqbags.com
Bought Sleeve for PB17, bag(slimcase XL90) and small iPod sack. They are TUMI with a color for younger generation. Slim Case has the handle at bad balanced position. Their color pick and design is decent, just need to work on ergonomics more. Not sure how useful ID tag idea is but always like people who innovate.