Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I'm currently listening to Teriyaki Boyz - Beef or Chicken, Beyonce - I Am...Sasah Fierce, Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, NERD - Seeing Sounds and Santogold.

I <3 Vegetables...

Peta's banned Superbowl ad. I think they saved themselves a lot of money with the free publicity they're getting.

'Veggie Love': PETA's Banned Super Bowl Ad

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Post dedicated to Hip pop hopaty hop.

I'm not going to sit here and tell you I know everything there is to know how hip pop. I mean Hip-HOP. Enjoy the clips.

Via hypebeast

Via Gothamist

Friday, January 23, 2009

Chinese New Year to do list.

Chinese New Year always symbolizes a new start. There are little check offs that you must do before the new year. Here are a few things along with a short explanation. Clean your room to symbolize a new start. Cut your hair before the new year because if you do it afterwards you "cut away" your bad luck. You can't shower the day of new years because you'll "wash away" your luck. I take bi monthly showers so we're all squared away with the shower thing.

This year is the year of the Ox. I don't know what that means but I do love me some oxtail stew on rice over at 69 Bayard Street.

picture via gothamist. Blue balled bull. Bull or Ox - what's the difference? A bull has balls and an Ox had balls.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

100th post!!!

woohoo 100!

I commemorate this occasion with a random rant.

Fuck restaurant week. The food isn't at its best and the places get crowded. In any case here are some helpful links if you're looking to dine this week and next.

winter restaurant week
Open Table

Chinese New Year is on Monday and it's the year of the ox. Say hello to your mother for me.

I'm going to miss LVHRD on Monday because of CNY. I'll be home hanging with the fam. Check out (CLL) PHN-LCKN 09. In the spirit of the event I won't link anyone. You'll just have to figure it out yourself!

Do the DEW! Arghhh

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Long weekend coming up!

I think I'll be writing all weekend. Nothing planned other than a party on Friday. Hmm...
possible topics:

Wii Fit
Update on my resolution of not drinking as much.
Parents are back in town.
How the weather is retarded here in NYC.
Upcoming possible trips.
How the shitty chef doesn't actually cook.
Other sites I have but haven't worked on.
My constant status updates on twitter and facebook.
Slow economy
Weddings that are coming up.

Plenty of topics to cover but at the end of the weekend I'll probably have nothing up.

Monday, January 12, 2009


According to Wikipedia a moustache (or mustache[1]) is facial hair grown on the upper lip. Often the term implies that the wearer grows only upper-lip hair while shaving the hair on his chin and cheeks. Growth of all facial hair would constitute a beard.

I decided to shave my facial hair and leave a stache. In my opinion it didn't look good at all so I promptly shaved all my facial hair off earlier this morning.

Here's the anatomy of a stache by me.

Preop. Grow facial hair for about 10 days.

Apply shaving cream.

Rocking it out like Cochese in the Sabatoge video!

Perv Stache! Gross!!!

Angry Asian Stache!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Stash or not to stash

I started growing out facial hair a little bit a week ago. Not sure how I feel about it. NYTimes feels the stash deserves its "15 minutes". Hmm...


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Real Estate Market Tanking...

The real estate in NYC is tanking. No big surprise about that. It's good and bad. Good news is that there's plenty of spaces at discount rates. Bad news is that there are plenty of spaces at discount rates.

Lets put things in perspective for some regular folk out there that rent. Regular folk who include me! I have a link on my firefox that shows craigslist listings in manhattan for under $1000. I click it once a month to see what's going. About 6 months ago I would see, at a max, about 10 listings. I click today and I see 50. click here!

Here's another scarey article from gothamist today. The article throws a bunch of numbers around.

I hope this brings an influx of people from out of town into NYC pumping money into our economy. It already has in a way. Lower prices in NYC brings investors and tourists from outside our country. Things won't even out but lets slow the bleed a bit.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Hectic! - Summation of the past Year.

I've been keeping my time occupied recently and haven't been able to post much. I keep telling myself to just do it already so here I go. During 08 there have been quite a lot of traveling, partying, eating and crazy weather.

My trip to China was an eye opener. Beautiful scenic views, amazing food, great people and a true culture shock. I've gone as a child but never as an adult. My senses were flooded. I have so many nice memories from there. The single bad memory was catching a stomach thing which cleared in 24 hours. It happens and I move on. Actually lost 10 pounds after gaining a solid 6. So netting a 4lb loss at the end of the trip. Ha!

The past year I've grown closer to my roommates. A few of my friends knew I never lived with anyone before moving back out to NYC. First year 07 was a tough one for me to adjust. Now I can say I'm fully broken in and ready to move out on my own in 09.

I've learned a lot with relationships this year. I've definitely grown as a person and people around me have helped me in the process. Everyone's perspectives are always helpful and help me carry on with my life.

I drank way too much this year. This year I've decided to give my liver a bit of a rest and try to steer myself into a healthier lifestyle. I figure I drank every weekend + an extra day or two mixed in there. 52 weekends in a year = 104 days + say about 25% of those weeks I drank on a weekday. Multiply that by atleast 3 drinks per session as an average = 375 total drinks in a year. Roughly $7 a drink and I spent a solid 2g's on drinks for the year. That math is completely wrong because I know I've drank way more than that.

Traveling for the year was great! I really didn't go anywhere until the 2nd half of 08. Hamptons, Jersey, LA twice, Atlanta, Miami, Philly for New Years and the giant kicker to China.

Culinary experiences were most definitely amazing. Summers are always about BBQ'ing it up and Kenny and George definitely always shine. Big apple BBQ was one of the most sweltering days of the year. Many nights at Wo Hop, Diners and street cart food have added to my cholesterol levels. Four steakhouses - Lugers, Wolfgangs, Chima (philly) and Robert's squared off that end. Still can't get a reservation at Momofuku Ko. I've padded the wallets of the BRGuest restaurant group. Had salty noodles at Ippudo, plenty of brunches at Essex, and many beers at The Smith which cost $6 now. No longer a $5 deal. Buckets of PBR a plenty at Black Bear. Free drinks at Essex, plenty of Mamosa's. Petron petron petron petron... How did I get back on drinking?

I'm quit blabbin and continue this another time.