Archive for June, 2006

Geek out! Get Perpendicular!

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006


Hitachi’s new perpendicular recording technology goes disco! Watch this silly but kinda cute music video that they produced to “educate” you about the technology. (Link courtesy of O.)

Jeanne Moreau

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

No actor in the world haunts me as much as Jeanne Moreau. Man, I just adore her. She is the single most amazing actor in the world that I could say I love. I can repeat it a hundred times to express my adoration for her work. Je t’adore! Je t’adore! Okay this is getting a little weird here.

Last night I Netflixed and watched Cet amour-là (2001), by Josée Dayan. (By the way, Dayan is an awesome-looking dyke, she directs with a big cigar in her mouth, she rocks.) Moreau is playing the French writer Marguerite Duras and she is so damn good in it. Her character is filled with emotions and she just radiates those intense emotions by her mere amazing presence. I can’t even describe it. It’s like she is Duras and it’s so convincing and intense. I almost couldn’t catch by breath by watching her act.

Moreau began her movie career around 1949. She has been featured in numerous European movies including Godard’s Jules et Jim, Une femme est une femme and Antonioni’s La Notte (which is one of my favorite movies of all time). I loved her apperance in La Femme Nikita, and her cameo in Antonioni’s Beyond the Clouds. What amazes me about her most is that she is still acting at the age of almost 80. She is still flamboyant, radiant and super attactive.

Vacation’s over

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Back to New York, the vacation is over. There were so many highlights in this trip and I’d glad to say that I had a blast in the Charleston and Savannah. Needless to say, the food was incredible! The fried chicken, oh my, yum yum. We love Savannah and we’ll definitely visit again. We didn’t get any souvenirs or did any shopping, because it was just necessary. We just enjoyed being there so much that we didn’t need any shopping. Spending on the food is sufficient. We took so many pictures that it might just well be the best souvenir.

Here we come, Low Country!

Monday, June 12th, 2006

I don’t even remember when was the last time we got on a plane and took a vacation for more than 200 miles away. Like we always despise ourselves for only going away when someone invites us to a wedding or something. J. and E. are getting married in Charleston this weekend and we are going to the Low Country for the first time. I am kinda excited about it. First we are going to go to Charleston, SC and then drive about 3 hours along the coast to Savannah, GA. We are going to stay in the best hotels in town, eat fried chicken, shrimp and grits, go on boat rides, Segway city tour (!) and ghost tour. It’s going be a blast. See y’all soon!

Monkeytown rocks

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

This past weekend C. was en route from Paris to San Diego to visit her sister, and spent a few days in New York with us. We had so much fun together. I’ve always wanted to meet her, after all these years of hearing her name in numerous conversations.

Anyway we had a lot food, good food. She even made awesome crêpes for us, with heavenly Nutella and “orange et sucre”. On the last night of her stay, we went to Monkeytown in Williamsburg.

It was awesome.

Monkeytown is this new venue in Williamsburg for a unique dining experience with giant video projects and intimate seating. Well I guess this is not such a new concept, there is the Screening Room in the city. However, Monkeytown is unique because not only the food was a kind of new American cuisine, but also the alternative/experimental pieces they show.

The night’s program was one of the “Surf and Destroy: Surfer-made films vs. Hollywood’s version” nights. It was bizarre but definitely a lot of fun. 4 screens playing surf movies around us and it was way cool.

Oh a couple of more niches: rose & pomergrante cheesecake, chocolate curry mousse, and dedicated music contributed to their bathrooms.

RIP

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Oh my, our neighbor passed away on Monday. It happened so quickly. It’s sad, we didn’t even get to know him. R.I.P.

Stay Well

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Our neighbor downstairs has gotten really sick over the last week. We haven’t really met him officially, nor do we really know him. When we first moved into the apartment, they told us that he is very sick. Well, the few times that we saw him he seemed like a regular, husky and okay middle-aged man. We didn’t know what was wrong with him. All we know is that he is said to be very sick, not at home a lot, and goes to the local bar.

Last weekend they came by and dropped off an oxygen machine and a hospital bed. We happened to see the nurse when she knocked on the wrong door. Apparently something is going not so good. It suddenly dawned on me that maybe he has a terminal cancer or something. Now it all makes sense.

It explains why he’s not at home a lot, why he looks apparently healthy, and why he still drinks when he is said to be very sick.

Someone left a rose at the front door wishing him well. We prayed for him to wish him have an easy time.