R.I.P. Mr. Ades

February 3rd, 2009

On December 18 last year, we went to a restaurant for dinner in the village, we eaves-dropped, trying to figure out who the party sitting next to us were: they were celebrating this familiar-looking older guy’s birthday. We knew he’s the guy we see around the city selling potato peelers, and the guy, who was obviously very interested in him, has to be a writer.

On the way home, we were extremely obsessed and tried Googling their names on the phone. And voila, we were right: writer Howard Kaplan was celebrating Joe Ades’ birthday that evening. It was Kaplan who wrote the article about Joe Ades’ amazing story for Vanity Fair.

Last Sunday, Joe Ades passed away. Obviously I don’t know Mr. Ades, I haven’t even bought a potato peeler from him. I might have seen him a few times in my years living in New York. Nonetheless, I feel sad. Sad because knowing I was right behind him when he celebrated his last birthday not even 2 months ago. And he seemed really contented that evening.

Cup Noodle… vending machine

January 22nd, 2009

Flash loading screens

January 12th, 2009

Pretty loaded

Blackberry updating…

January 9th, 2009

I just upgraded my Blackberry firmware from 4.2 to 4.5. Supposedly it’s going to support (finally) YouTube streaming, video recording, voice note recording, Office documents editing and HTML emails. Nothing new for other major platforms. Sill, it’s a major release! Though my Blackberry is so insanely sluggish now!

Wii Fit after the holidays

January 9th, 2009

Looks like I do need to push myself back on to the Wii Fit balance board too, after the Holidays…

年末年始が過ぎると
成人男女の76.6%が
体重が増加した経験がある
というデータがあります。

nen matsu nen shi ga sugiru to
seiji danjo no 76.6% ga
taijuu ga zoukashita keiken ga aru
to iu “data” ga arimasu.

LEGO kitchen helpers

November 6th, 2008

Lego Kitchen Crafts

Gosh, so wanna eat this.

November 6th, 2008

Peking Duck Dinner

Peking Duck and Copy Crab (WTF!? The translation sounds so silly…) are just 2 of favorite dishes…

Yes, they are in!

October 28th, 2008


Yes, yes, yes! My books got accepted and are currently on their way to the upcoming Dog-Eared Artist Book Show at Purdue University in Indiana.

The 3 books that will be exhibited are:

1. The Shopping B(ag)ook (2008) (Okay, for a certain reason, I can’t really release pictures of the book yet, but you’ll be able to see it at the show.)
2. Oversized Silver Coptic (2006)
3. Braided Tapes (2007)

I simply cannot not cross-post the information of the show! So here it comes…

Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries
Yue-Kong Pao Hall for the Visual and Performing Arts
Purdue University
552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

November 10 – 25, 2008

Time Out HK’s 44 things to do in Hong Kong

October 6th, 2008

Time Out Hong Kong recently suggested 44 must-do’s and must-see’s in Hong Kong. Here are the highlights that I absolutely agree with…

1. Take a trip on the Star Ferry and see the Skyline
2. Take the tram to The Peak to get a breath-taking panoramic view of the city
3. Tea at the Peninsula
4. Dim sum!!!! Best on Earth, I daresay.
5. Ride the Ding-Ding
6. Take a hike! That includes visiting the Tai O Fishing Village, Lamma Island or Sai Kung’s deserted beaches. Hong Kong has more than cityscapes, you’ll be surprised.
7. Sing Karaoke

Honeycrisp is back!

October 1st, 2008

I was never a huge fan of apples, until I tasted the Honeycrisp. I like apples okay, but the Honeycrisp is a whole different story. They are the perfect apples to me. This is now the time for Honeycrisp! I stopped by the farmer’s market and bought half a dozen, should’ve gotten more. Every year, I say the same thing, “Should’ve gotten more…” Honeycrisp has a very short season and if you miss it, you miss it.