Archive for November, 2007

Bubbie’s Taeglech

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Bubbie’s Taeglech

Sweet potatoes are not yams

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Every Thanksgiving we talk about why the yam on the dining table is not sweet potatoes, or vice versa. There is always someone who points out that yams are not sweet potatoes; or sweet potatoes are not yams. Next year before your Thanksgiving dinner, perhaps we can all have a little bit of Sweet Potato Awareness. Now yam people, speak up!

Obvious winner

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Gizmodo posted a side-by-side comparison of the desktop developments over the years for Windows and Mac. I am totally non-impartial, all right. I think Mac is the obvious winner here, in terms of aesthetics and user-friendliness. And don’t forget Windows 3.1 just yet…
windows 3.1

windows vs. mac

Via Gizmodo. Look at more desktops of the different OS-s.

Favorite JW movie of all times

Monday, November 26th, 2007

I was in Baltimore for Thanksgiving. We went by The Senator Theatre, and of course, there are tons of imprints on the sidewalk right in front of the theatre. I took a picture of the imprint of John Water’s Serial Mom, my favorite John Waters’s movie. It was premiered on April 5, 1994, at The Senator Theatre.

My favorite line from the movie, of course, is, “Beverly, honey, you’ve got some… do-do on your shoe.” (full script can be found here)

Serial Mom sidewalk imprint

Counting down

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

2 more weeks to go. The wait is finally over. First time in 5 years. My God, the anxiety is tremendous. My appetite is tremendous!
Hong Kong Hong Hong
The food, I am so looking forward to eat everything that I have been missing. Congee, rice crepes, dim sum, Hainan chicken rice, spaghetti with meat sauce (Hong Kong style), wonton, and fish balls from street hawkers!
Hong Kong
See you in December, Hong Kong!

cb2 is a big disappointment

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

cb2 new yorkWe have been buying from cb2.com for random home goods a while now, and most of the time we are happy with the stuff we got. For furniture, we have got a table and some chairs and we like them okay.

I was longing for their first store to be opened in New York, which finally did open. We paid a visit last night and boy, was it a big disappointment! The merchandise was poorly displayed, everything was so cramped together. The store was like hodge pot of everything (cheap merchandise) poorly arranged, just like another Bed Bath and Beyond. The merchandise, honestly, was not attractive.

I have to to say that they have a much better and inviting catalog than their store front. Their sofas are cheap-looking and lame, and it also means that everything is overpriced. I am glad that we didn’t buy any of the sofas, when we almost bought them through the catalog.

Enough said, cb2 is the Gap, or even Old Navy, of Crate and Barrel. Very disappointing indeed.

P.S. Meanwhile, MUJI will be opened right next to cb2 next week. I took a peek inside the store last night, now that’s is going to be good.