Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Man from Earth (2007) Kind a interesting low budgeted story. Shot in one house. Kind of could guess the ending know he is the one but.... Kids were able to watch it too till the end. Credit to movie maker or my kids? I do not know. $9.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

CJ7 2008 HKG movie. Alright movie, typical story but CJ7 moves good and funny. $10.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Din Tai Fung LA

1108 South Baldwin Avenue Arcadia, California


I just had one in TPE a few weeks ago but this one is in LA. A bit out of city and skin felt a bit thicker but still good. It does not come in bamboo ring tray but in stainless steamer, may be due to US regulation and no booze. Get a license!

$60 for four.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Michael Jackson Number Ones. Good old times kind a tunes. $17

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Custom Hotel in LA. Do not know how they did it but I am pretty sure they bought old building and they remodeling it. Inside looks a bit as if we can use it to shoot 1984 but room is nice and light. Loved pool, bar, music, people and small touch like naked soap. Would stay there again.

Cortona Inn & Suites, Anaheim near Disney. $80, typical motel style. OK for that price. Comes with bkfst and dodgy pool. 10minutes walk to mouseland.

Los Angeles Cty Museum of Art LACMA for short.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Wanted show my kids Damien Hirst butterfly thing but it was closed for a bit.... Richard Serra was still good enough.

Palm Treo Pro. Nice looking phone!! I want it!

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, at Disney California Adventure. I kind a guessed it it has something to do with elevator since the structure was tall but did not expect how scare it was. To me it is a similar concept as Space Mountain but pre-show build up is nice and good. Even employers pumps us up till the minute they close the elevator door. Nice. Do not try with stomach full.

Soarin' Over California: ride at California Adventure at Disney land. This was one of my favorite ride. They even offer a scent per scene. Nicely done.

Ikko Japanese Restaurant

735 Baker St # C
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-7822

Nice Sushi. Ex-French chef is cooking it so it comes out a bit different but still it is good. Kind a bit pricey but I do not know the going price for LA area so I say I have to try there again. $130 for four. There was Hideki Matsui's autograph on the wall.

Manpuku Japnese style Korean BBQ.
Loved it. Alright price at lunch. $70 for four.
Address :
2125 Sawtelle Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Pride 2007. racism swim movie. Kind a expected story but still nice. $13.

Monday, August 11, 2008


Tapas restaurant. All tasted a bit stale and too plain. $82 for four.

400 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 940-9500

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Made of Honor 2008. So so level. Not sure the main actor will make it or break... $7.

天廚菜館 Beijin food in Taipei. We had sea-cucumber, jelly fish and some other stuff including Peking Duck. The whole duck was shared among 20 of us or so. The Duck was not too jucy and the wrap was too thick, vegy had dull scent thus made this whole duck roll less than average. Other food were alright but not so special. Some other duck I had in HKG or SF taste far better.


老鄧坦担麺 Tantan noodle in Taipei. It is off the main street near Zhongxiao Dunhua. Go a few block on north and there is a small shop like this. Tantan noodle that I know is soup based but ones they have is dry based in sesame paste with a bit of hot oil. Clerk tells me to eat quickly but could not make out his english to why? Anyway, I like it. Thick paste and thick noodle goes well. A bit like eating noodle with peanut butter. Kind a strange combination but that is kind a food I look for when I travel=strange combination that you do not see at your home country.
90NT for large whic is like 3 bucks.



Penelope 2008. Nice movie. It had a bit of Tim Burton feel to it but it was good. Kids liked it too. $15.

Redbelt 2008. It had certain air to the movie. No special effect while fighting and this Jyujitsu not as fancy as Kanfoo, it has own way of strength. Heavy moves. Story wise I was a bit confused about Tim Allen's role and the founder knew about Mike... Anyway, alright movie. Could watch with kids, they dig it or not (since it is a bit slow) is different matter. $12.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Flawless 2007. Demi and Michael is so good in it. I loved it. Could use a bit more story on what happen on Michael after the incident. $20.

Married Life (2007) with Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson. OK retrospective movie. Anything special? No. $9.

21 (2008) I liked it. Counting cards-method I never knew. Kevin Spacey was again good in it. $17.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Starting Out in the Evening (2007) Kind a movie Sundance crowed might like. It was OK and had somewhat nice tone ending. Always like the actress who did the daughter role. $14.

ppaper shop in Taipei. It is near Zhongshan North RD. Brilliant little select shop. Many are original design and I just love it. Got to shop more...

Oh man. United finally start to charge Booze over Pacific!! $6 per drink. It could be the last flight with you, United. I am going back to EVA. Also I hear they are stopping SFO-TPE direct.....

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Wow, is this clone of Palm Centro? A bit square-ish but sure looks like it.

Saturday, August 02, 2008
Smokey I-5 coming back from Mt. Shasta. Some residence said it is lasting more than month and half... Yikes.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Dark City 1998. A bit like Matrix but I guess it was done before that. However the main actor sucks and actress looks out of place or old... Story mediocre... Just not good enough. $7.