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Friday, August 29, 2008

Ong sun!

Look how much blogging i get done when I'm sleep deprived and running
subjects all day.

Pheonix after midnight

Here's a happy fu and Ming eating at Pheonix in Pasadena, CA. I can't
remember if Natasha (Fu's GPS) got us lost that evening or not, but I
do remember it took a long time to get there and I was struggling to
stay awake in the backseat of the car.


Ong! There's a ghost on the beach... Oh wait, it's just a sun-deprived

Happy roomies

Happy roomies at Daniel's party

Dim sum is a serious matter

I believe we went to Sea Harbor Restaurant. Their nonfried dishes were excellent, but their fried dishes were not worth eating.

Pink Berry

We got to try out the famed pinkberry. It was pretty tasty especially on a hot day inland. I still like the place in Seattle that make the frozen yogurt with Nancy's yogurt better.

Baked goods at Pink Orchid

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Coffee snobbery?

Guest blogged by Evan

I can't say for certain, but Seattle may have converted us into being ridiculous coffee snobs. Our journey to LA was frought with coffee mediocrity. Even at Opus, with it's chef's tasting menu, the coffee tasted of little more than rinsed day old grounds. Epic sadness.

Have we bought into the Seattle mythos? Have we become those people who always say "oh, the this or that is much better back home...?"

The one thing that may be evidence against our utter loss to snobbery was our enjoyment of the coffee at a local Persian bakery called Pink Orchid. While their breakfast items were hot or miss, the coffee was good alongside a healthy dose of tasty baked goods and super friendliness.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Real beach!

It's been so long since I've seen a real beach. It is so big and beautiful. I love Cali.


Friday, August 22, 2008


I had brunch with my daddy last weekend in belltown at CJ's. The food was okay. My corned beef hash was only slightly better than what you could get from a can, but my dad's breakfast ( shown above) looked tasty. Their coffee was seriously weak though-a major disappointment in this city.

Daniel's party

Yesterday we got together and celebrated daniel's bday party by going to BBQ and ice cream. The ice cream place was pretty fun. It's a place called molly moon in Wallingford. They have delicious homemade ice cream flavors like salted caramel, honey lavender, and balsamic strawberry. They also make their own humongous waffle cones!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Garden flower

Look at the hydrangea I brought in from my garden. I went to Martha Stewart's website and found out you have to condition the flowers for 4 hours after cutting to make them last as cut flowers. You firstplunge the cut end in boiling water for 30 sec. Then you put the whole stem in cold water for awhile. Then you mist it for four hours!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pretty rooms

Here's Clarita sitting in the pretty wood room at UW's Henry Art Museum. We took a very brief glance in here and in a gallery with a chandelier on the floor after lunch in the cafe yesterday.

We also made it to the gym yesterday ( huzzah for the shopkeep!). It was my first time gymming with the iPhone (ok let's be honest, it was my first time going to the gym in the past half year). I mostly streamed NPR. I did check email while stretching afterward. :) I'm not addicted or anything

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


A volunteer sunflower in my garden

Friday, August 08, 2008

Colorful social psychologists

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Birthday joy

I celebrated my birthday by going to work. I did do a celebratory send off of a manuscript. Evan and I did get to go out to dinner at monsoon in capital hill. I got to test out the camera on the iPhone evan surprised me with!