FOOD: TRY THIS - Country-Fried Steak &...
This is my absolute favorite breakfast currently — a nicely crispy country-fried steak covered in gravy with huge chunks of sausage (not pictured) ordered with a side of strawberries with whipped cream, both made fresh. Pictured is the corned-beef hash which wasn’t so great. I wish I took a photo of the country-fried steak!
FOOD: TRY THIS - Pastrami @ California Sourdough
This place is so ballin’, they choose to only be open a few hours a day, with lines out the door during lunch. What makes this place special is the freshly-baked sourdough bread. I can just imagine the thin, light, and crispy crust — warm and holding everything together. OMG it’s frikkin delicious!
RELATIONSHIPS: 3 Reasons Why Complimenting Her...
Photo used under the Creative Commons license from Cayusa. One of your female friends just changed her profile picture to a new one, you click on it, and there it is — a comment from that guy (Ok, sometimes girls too). It reads “So cute!” or “Absolutely stunning.” How about “Sexy…”? While you’re at it, go ahead and add those asian smiley...
FOOD: TRY THIS - Fleur de Sel @ Loves Cupcakes
If you like the taste of caramel and buttery-sweetness, then you’ll love the Fleur de Sel cupcakes (pictured left, peanut butter chocolate on the right) at Loves Cupcakes.
TECH: 3 Reasons Why I'm Such An Apple Whore
Photo used under Creative Commons from Dan Taylor. The Apple gear in the photo above isn’t mine, but would I buy all of that if I could? HELL YEAH I would. I love my Macbook Pro, iPad 2, and iPhone 4 and I get excited every time rumors start popping up about their next great thing. You could go so far as calling me an “Apple Whore.” I won’t be offended. But...
SOCIAL: 3 Reasons Why Your Friend Requests Are...
Photo used under Creative Commons from kaysha. It has happened to all of us at least once. Some get it more often than others. You added that person last week and your friend request is still pending. Or worse, that “add friend” button is back on their page. You’ve been declined. WAIT. Before you try to add them again or write them off as a bitch/asshole, maybe there’s a...
SOCIAL: Communication Basics #1 - Asking someone...
People do it all the time. Your boss asks you to do something. Your friend asks you for a favor. Your parents tell you they need something done. Maybe most of the time, it’s ok or expected and you do it. But then, there are those WTF times where you wish they would’ve asked you differently — or not have asked you at all. Here’s something to think about when it’s your...
FOOD: Sweet Tomatoes
Ever since I spent almost a month working a booth at the Jade Buddha event in San Jose late last year, I’ve gotten used to eating less meat. That event was 100% vegetarian, except when I snuck in McDonald’s chicken nuggets once or twice lol. Anyway, I can’t give up meat - I just love steak, burgers, sushi, Korean BBQ, chicken wings, and bacon WAY too much. But this “salad...
WANT: Sony NGP aka the PSP2
Today Sony announced their next generation portable gaming console and damn is it sexy! As powerful as a PS3? Do want. Not coming out till the end of the year though. And my brother keeps bugging me to buy a Nintendo 3DS instead. Since I’m so busy, I barely have time to play games. I only play the PS3 during the holidays cuz it’s the only time I can. That’s why mobile gaming...
FOOD: Bacon, Fatty Deliciousness
Why the heck does bacon smell and taste soooo good?? My favorite ways to enjoy bacon: -#2 breakfast at McDonald’s (bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit) -Ordered as an extra on a Cheesecake Factory burger with avocado -On top of freshly-baked homemade macaroni and cheese -In Dylan’s Hong Kong-style potato salad -Bacon-wrapped asparagus The easy/lazy way to make bacon. Want crisp, yummy...
The more I read about Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the... →
WANT: Zuca Pro, Awesome Carry-on Luggage
I travel. I’m lazy. And I like techie, gadgety things. That’s why this carry-on luggage is totally WANT on my list. -Aluminum case. Check. -Supports up to 300 lbs so you can sit on it. Awesome. -Skate wheels for smooth rolling. Nice. -Removable and washable shell. Practical. -Built for flight carry-on. Hell yes. You can SIT on the damn thing! But the price…dah.
Does anyone else double space when starting the next sentence after a period?...
FOOD: NYPD Pizza and Dogs, pretty good hot dog
Bao and I randomly decided to try this place for lunch one day. I had the NYPD Kitchen Sink Dog with an all-beef frank, mustard, bacon, diced onion, roasted peppers, and sauteed mushrooms. The bun was kinda tough, but other than that, it was good. And filling too. Try it for something different for lunch. Although, I’d still rather have a Costco Polish for a buck and a half.
FOOD: Genki, Sweet Crepes in SF
Jess was the one who introduced me to this little place, back in the day when did the UVSA thing together. The executive board would meet up at her house every once in awhile to have our meeting and of course we would have to eat afterwards. Genki is actually a combination crêperie and Japanese convenience store, with candies, drinks, and toys from the land of the rising sun. I have only had the...
WANT: Motorola XOOM Tablet
OMG this tablet looks totally badass! Has tons of stuff that I wish the iPad had. If the price is right and the battery life is the same as the iPad, I might just pick this up instead. Scheduled availability is February 2011!
WANT: iPad 2
So, the iPad 2 hasn’t been officially announced yet. I know. But after selling off my iPad late last year, since getting my iPhone 4, I really miss it. I sold my iPad since I felt that the iPhone made it redundant. Plus I was paying for 2 data plans and that was just too much. On the last trip to socal for work, I brought my Macbook Pro with me in case I needed to do any hardcore work....
PLACES: Target vs Walmart
Where do you go to buy all those miscellaneous little things you need in life, like toothpaste and birthday cards? Two places are at the top of my mind. Target and Walmart. But when it comes down to choosing the one to go to, I almost always, always choose Target. Why? It’s cleaner. If Target was a city, it’d be Cupertino. And Walmart? Oakland lol. Less ghetto people. At Walmart...
WANT: Insulated Tumbler
I’ve always had a thing for certain types of cups. I like those coffee mugs that are more like a bowl with a handle. And I like tumblers. Lately at work, I’ve been drinking tea 2-3 times a day and occasionally a cup of coffee. But almost always, it gets cold before I finish. I want a high tech cup! I’ll probably end up picking up something like the one in the pic below by...
LIFE: The day I never plagiarized a paper again
Back in high school, I started off as the stereotypical “good student” (Many of my fellow Vietnamese/Asians can understand that our parents loved that). From elementary school into my days at Milpitas High it was near constant straight A’s and honors classes. Then during the summer between sophomore and junior year, I wanted a social life. Things started to change. My bowl...
Tam + tumblr = Tamblr
I’ve been wanting to blog for awhile, since I need someplace to put those crazy things that run through my head. Facebook status updates can only go so far. And after seeing a fb status update mentioning Tumblr from our UVSA Secretary, Justin, I thought I’d try it out as my own public brain dump. Here we go!