Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I miss Thai food in L.A.

Ha, finally something different for my dinner! As opposed to regular Japanese meals, I took a daring move to try a small Thai restaurant called "rak thai" near the train station that I get off to go home. Unfortunately, it was not as good as I thought it would be. It was a restaurant I believe run by the Thai's, but the taste of the "pad thai" I ordered was nothing compared to that of "Palm's Thai" of Los Angeles, on Hollywood Blvd. And besides Thai food, I have also had Korean food here - same result, I would pick Korean food of K-town L.A. over Korean food that I had here anytime, anyday.

...which makes me start thinking "how long should my stay in Tokyo be?" and "where is my next stop if I decide to go?"

The temperature has gone down quite a bit suddenly. Maybe it is officially fall now. Can't wait for the amazing fall scenery here. Though the sad thing is that there is nobody to go to places with.

By the way, (I know this is totally random and/or completely meaningless for those who don't follow college football) but I will still like to annouce that the USC Trojans beat Oregon ducks last weekend and we are 3-0!!!

Oh yeah, Olympus just announced a new digital SLR, E-500. Should be quite a competition in the amateur level DSLR market.

Oh, is IPOD nano a big hit in Malaysia???

Fight on.

Peace out.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

I went out to take pictures because it was too bored one night. This is Shibuya, the "happening" part of Tokyo. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 22, 2005

A black and white conversion of a bright red rose. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 19, 2005

Quote from Tom Clancy's Red Rabbit

"It was so strange that people could be so many different things, depending on who looked at them, and yet all were true."

Tokyo Tower of....duh? Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Nagasaki Trip

I just came back from Nagasaki yesterday. What a trip I have had! First, there was this huge typhoon that brought endless rain for the first few days since I arrived on Sunday. Then, my notebook went down while I was working. On the brighter side though, work went really well and in fact, we managed to finish our work a little ahead of schedule despite my laptop failure. I managed to take some pictures on Friday (early morning) of Isahaya Garden before I left Nagasaki. I wished I had more time to visit more of Nagasaki but unfortunately, this was a business trip and not a vacation (that I had to keep reminding myself). Maybe next time.

Don't forget that you are more than welcomed to comment on the pictures.


And fight on.

Reflection Posted by Picasa

Fountain of Isahaya Garden Posted by Picasa

"Glasses" Bridge of Isahaya Garden, Nagasaki Prefecture Posted by Picasa

Isahaya Garden at around 7am Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 02, 2005

Busy week

After a long and busy week, I will finally get my share of "rest" tomorrow before starting another busy week, at a different place. For your information, I am currently working at Shinagawa, Tokyo. On Sunday though, I will fly to Nagasaki for work (Sony has a FAB there) and will be there until Wednesday. From what I have heard from my co-workers, although Nagasaki is known as a "tourist" place, but because I am going there for work and not to travel, it will not be as fun. That should be a reason good enough for me not to bring my camera gear with me. Sigh. But what to do. After about 2 months here, I noticed that people here work like cr@zy. Not all of them, but most of them (or should I say us??).

At last, after a long wait since last January, football is finally here. Can't wait to see the USC Trojans kick asses, and of course, NFL is kicking in too. The Trojans will be playing at Hawaii this weekend, against the Warriors of the University of Hawaii. Too bad I can't be there with my pals. I would like to say Happy Birthday to Calvin, my ex roommate, who will be celebrating his birthday with the Trojans inHawaii.

That's all folks.