Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weekend Update 5/23/08 - 5/26/08



(In an effort to increase the regular content on this blog and in order to figure out just what I do with my life, I've decided to start keeping records of my activities on the weekends. This is sure to be more boring than a Physics/English lecture for the three of you reading this blog, so feel free to skip this entry. These are mainly for me.)

Friday

More time with my AJAX book. I wrote a simple page that grabs data from a MySQL database and populates it to a field upon the user clicking. I found a weird error with this on FireFox. It works fine on IE and Opera. I spent the rest of the night trying to debug this. I'm still working on it.

I had dinner at Shinsengumi Ramen. This is a place that I always enjoy going to.

Once again, I managed to get in some The World Ends With You before going to bed. This game is really suited for playing a little bit each day. The designers were quite clever in how they implemented various systems to make the user want to play the game daily. Also, the music has totally grown on me and now I dig it.

Saturday

Another weekend at Azusa Greens Country Club. The course was not that crowded because it rained early in the morning and people were scared off. Cool beans. I shot a 109 which is ok; my putting and driving was good, but I simply lost too many balls to bad drives. The front 9 was 51 whereas the back was 58. I played from the blue tees this time though.

I spent the evening at the driving range over Monterey Park Golf Course. I hadn't been to this place in a while. I've really been trying to improve my iron shots and I am beginning to some progress. My main issue is being able to hit a good iron shot after a good drive. If I can master this I can totally get on the green in two for courses like Azusa.

I had dinner at Ohana Hawaiian BBQ, the mochiko chicken was way too salty. I really just wanted some Spam musubi. Next time I will just stick to that...or go to Shakas which while mediocre is still better than this place.

Sunday The day started with a golf lesson at Golftec. Afterwards, I played a game at Monterey Park. I shot a 38, which is good for me. I've gotten a lot better since I last played this course.

I watched a few more episodes of Yama Onna Kabe Onna. Almost near the end and I have to laugh at some of the plot twists. This show is a weird mix of Japanese style humor and psuedo-legitimate drama.

Monday

I spent Memorial Day attending a BBQ and playing board games. There was some Rock Band in there as well. I had a good time and probably ate too much. I'm not sure how this honors our fallen soldiers but I suppose the BBQ is American.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Weekend Update 5/16/08 - 5/18/08

(In an effort to increase the regular content on this blog and in order to figure out just what I do with my life, I've decided to start keeping records of my activities on the weekends. This is sure to be more boring than a Physics/English lecture for the three of you reading this blog, so feel free to skip this entry. These are mainly for me.)


Friday

A throughly boring but necessary day. I spent the evening after work reading more of my AJAX book and then went home for dinner. I spent some time at Almansor...there was a disgusting number of bugs at the driving range. I had no idea it got like that at night. I think it's just like that at the beginning of summer, but I guess we'll see.

I managed to get in some The World Ends With You before going to bed.

Saturday

I'm not going to lie, I stayed indoors for most of the day because it was hot outside and I felt lazy.

I watched a bunch of episodes of Yama Onna Kabe Onna. I'm going to finish this series just so I can say I watched a more female-appealing J-Drama. Yeah the whole emphasis on breast size is a gimmick/hook but hey, it works for me. (I guess that's all it takes to watch a more female targeted show...I bet Gossip Girl and other such shows use this strategy.) The show is janky but at the same level of a show like Sushi Oji and I watched all 8 episodes of that. (I'm looking forward to the movie.)

The evening saw me watching Raiders of the Lost Arc . (My plan is to watch all 3 of the films before Kingdom of the Crystal Skull comes out.) This movies rules and is by far my favorite Indiana Jones film. It has so many great lines and the best characters (Marion, Belloc) of the film franchise.

I had dinner at Kam Hong Garden, it wasn't bad. I always enjoy hand made noodles and they have different types, I'll have to come back here and try some more dishes.

The night ended with my friends and me going to the UCLA Recent Grad Party. I had fun and won a plastic water bottle. Some of us also went to karaoke at White Karaoke in K-town afterwards. It was noisy and I'm somewhat disturbed by the songs one of my friends apparently knows. O_o

Sunday

The day started with a golf lesson at Golftec. Afterwards, I spent some more time at Almansor. I wish I could say I feel my confidence increasing with practice but I don't think it's happening.

I did some grocery shopping and made lunch (sandwiches) for the week. I watched Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom before going to bed. The film really is racist but I do love me some Short Round, too bad Willie is such a bitch. She really ruins this film.


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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Weekend Upate: 5/09/08 - 5/11/08

(In an effort to increase the regular content on this blog and in order to figure out just what I do with my life, I've decided to start keeping records of my activities on the weekends. This is sure to be more boring than a Physics/English lecture for the three of you reading this blog, so feel free to skip this entry. These are mainly for me.)

Friday


This was a special weekend because I flew up to the Bay Area for Mother's Day.

I spent most of Friday with my Mom. I managed to get a haircut as well. I had lunch at Shivas which was an Indian buffet. I enjoyed it, but I honestly know nothing about Indian food so who knows if it's actually good or not. I do know I like Indian rice pudding more than any other type of rice pudding!

After eating dinner at home, I caught a screening of Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. It was definitely not as entertaining as the first one, but it has Neil Patrick Harris in an expanded role which totally adds +1.0 to this film. I would give it a 7.0/10.

I also got to try out Froyo?, the new froyo place at Cupertino Square. It's pay by weight style which I'm a fan of. I would say the toppings are Yogomo quality while the actual yogurt is closer to Cefiore or Blue Cherry. It wasn't bad but not great either...but hey it's a start and they had lychee as a flavor and a topping! Interestingly enough, a Coldstone is coming soon to the same mall. Both of these dessert establishments are near the box office so there will be a frozen dessert war soon enough!

Saturday

The day started with me driving everyone in the family to go see Iron Man. Yes, this film is so broken that I saw it a second time. Tony Stark is in the suit for probably like 25% of the film or less and yet the film is still awesome. Robert Downey Jr is a fan and it shows in his portrayal.

I had dinner as Cascal, which I enjoyed but once again it's an ethnic cuisine that I am not familiar with. I'm not really a big fan of saffron (which I guess is good considering how expensive it is), but the paella I had was palatable enough.

After dinner I managed to catch Speed Racer, which for a family film is quite decent. The janky CGI and unique look definitely work. There's also some cool shots that evoke a very animated sort of feel. I hate to admit it, but the Wachowskis are probably visionary directors. Also, Chim Chim alone gives this film +1.0. I would give the film a 7/10.

Sunday

I took my Mom out to dim sum at Fook Yuen. It was super delicious, I like this place a lot. The wait is long but it's totally worth it. (It turns out you can call ahead for a number too.)

Afterwards we did some light shopping and then it was time to return home to get packed and prepare to leave.

My flight was delayed 1 hour. I spent the timing playing more of The World Ends With You. I think I have totally leveled far too much and not advanced the plot enough. This happens a lot with me and RPGs, especially when I enjoy the combat system.

I got home at like 1AM and promptly went to bed. (It's funny how quickly I can drive to/from the west side when there's no traffic.)

Summary

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Weekend Update: 5/02/08 - 05/04/08

(In an effort to increase the regular content on this blog and in order to figure out just what I do with my life, I've decided to start keeping records of my activities on the weekends. This is sure to be more boring than a Physics/English lecture for the three of you reading this blog, so feel free to skip this entry. These are mainly for me.)

Friday

I barely did anything this day beyond hitting the gym and doing my laundry.

However, I finally beat Mass Effect. I chose to be a total dick throughout the game and the ending was no different. It was awesome, I love how in this game you can be a dick and not just evil.

Saturday

I played Azusa Greens Country Club in the morning. I shot a 105 which is ok; my putting was totally on (34 putts total) and my driving was good too (a couple 250 yard shots). The course isn't that difficult though because of the number of par 4 350yd holes...and I played from the white. So I guess it's time to play from the blue but I'd rather try and break 100 from the whites.

I had dinner at Yama, which was mediocre but I expected that. At least the service was good. After dinner I saw Iron Man. This film ROCKS! It's easily the best Marvel film and might be one of the best super hero films ever made. I only hope in the future there is a video game film on par with this one (Maybe the World of Warcraft or Metal Gear Solid films?).

Sunday

I started the day at Twohey's with their Greek omelet. It was pretty good, though next time I think I will just get it without the feta cheese. (I'm not a big fan of cheese in general.) I managed to get some practice in at Almansor's driving range.

Once again I prepared my meals (lunch and dinner) for the week. I also played The World Ends With You. It's a crazy mashup of a game but I like it so far.

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