Thursday, December 18, 2008

Honolulu Marathon

Completed my first full marathon.
(Probably my last...)
Although it was a rainy and extremely painful 26 miles,
it was all worth it. Great experience.
(atleast once in a lifetime!)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Voted for the first time.
Witnessed history.

Yes, We Can

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008


I love cheese. I love specialty shops.
They also have a variety of cured meats,
oils, salts and wines.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy vs DC United.
Won 5-2!
Its crazy how FULL the stadium gets post-Beckham...
and how parking can increase from $5 to $15.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Angels vs Mariners.
Won 5-2.
Growing up in Orange County,
they will always be the ANAHEIM Angels.

Sat right behind the always streching Ichiro.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Musha in Torrance
serves Japanese-style Tapas (Izakaya).
Since its always packed,
its best to make reservations.

Cheese Risotto.
(Served in a huge Parmigiano-Reggiano)
French bread Seafood Gratin.
Cheese Tofu & Honey.
(My favorite!)

Negi Toro (tuna) Cutlet.

Ei-hire (Stingray Fins).

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sushi Shibucho

Sushi Shibucho in Costa Mesa
is a traditional Sushi Bar that is family operated.
Out of the fresh selection of fish,
the Uni (Sea Urchin) was especially delicious.



Aji (Spanish Mackeral) & Uni (Sea Urchin)
are probably my top two favorites.

Tamago (Egg Omelet).

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy Zion

Enjoying his daily walks.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Summer Sky

Southern California has been blessed with
perfect weather this summer.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Pasta Genovese

Pasta Genovese & Asparagus Potage.

Added tomatoes & buffalo mozzarella.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008


They have an amazing 4-story wine cellar.
Ordered the summer dinner course.
Both the atmosphere & food was excellent.
My favorite dish was the risotto... and dessert!

Wine Cellar.

Kumamoto Oyster.

Appetizer: Lobster Rolls.

Beet Risotto with Asparagus & Uni.

Main: White Fish in a Vegetable Soup.

Fondant Chocolat.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ume no Hana

Ume no Hana is a tofu and yuba restaurant.
Had their lunch course. Delicious.
Crazy how soy beans can transform in so many ways.

Creamy Tofu with miso. (Not a part of the course)


Yuba sashimi.

Nama-fu Dengaku.


Unagi Gohan.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Paris S'eveille

One of my favorite cake shops that I've blogged about before,
Paris S'eveille.
You can never make a bad decision here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

21_21 Design Sight

The 21_21 Design Sight at Tokyo Midtown
had an exhibition directed by designer Issey Miyake.
It was interesting... very futuristic.