Archive for March, 2006

Another Politics Test


You are a

Social Liberal
(63% permissive)

and an…

Economic Conservative
(60% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Centrist



Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

FolderShare

I finally installed Microsoft’s FolderShare and it’s pretty sweet. It automatically syncs files between your computers (and other devices). No more manual uploading of files, e-mailing yourself documents, or copying files onto a CD or thumb drive when on the go. It basically allows you to access your computer from any web browser. Pretty darn cool. (From Ryan)

Curling Baby

Ryan and Justin getting their sweep onI went curling for the first time today (on David’s insistence). And it was pretty fun. Granted it really is as dorky as it looks on TV, but it was just a kick to come into the place and see it, hang out in the “clubhouse” upstairs with food and drinks on themed tables, and go out onto the ice…with a broom. Oh hot. We all flaunted our amateur curling skills (I made a poor skip) and we even went a whole round without getting our stone anywhere near the circle (despite some mighty sweeping efforts). But all in all, it was a real good time. I mean, just being in the place made me smile. (I’ll add a link to photos once Ryan posts them.) Anyway, as they say, “Good curling!” Haha

Give UpCurrently Listening to:
Give Up
By Postal Service

Days Are Getting Longer

So the days are getting longer, albeit not much warmer, but it’s kinda nice getting off work and have it be daylight still. I’m ready for it to warm up around here.

Well, this weekend was pretty eventful and I went to some new places so figured it’s occasion to blog. I went out to Ohana Friday night with Irene and Chrysti. Traffic was pretty bad and after waiting for a bus stop on 1st for 15 minutes and still no show of a single bus, I followed the example of others around me and caught a cab to Belltown in order to not miss the them. Anyway, Ohana was good. The place is yet to disappoint me. I had nori wrapped mahi mahi over yakisoba with some hot sake on the side to help get warm on the windy wet day. That combined with friends made for good times. Later that night I went over and visited Ryan at his place.

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Skobee for Everyday Plans

I’m excited about this site Ryan showed me today: skobee.com. As most of you know, I’m quite the Evite queen user and I’m always one for neat online organizing tools. What I like about Skobee is that it’s for “everyday” planning. Not so much for big/formal events (even though it very well could be), but more for that “hey let’s grab coffee sometime next week, how does in the afternoon sound?” They call it “fuzzy scheduling” which is a nice concept to compliment your usual event planning features. Anyway, I like it. It’s simple and fun. Sign-up and I’ll have my people call your people and we’ll do lunch sometime. Or something.

1776Currently Reading:
1776
By David McCullough

Saving Face

Tofu and YakisobaToday after work, Casey came over. For dinner, I decided to try and make some yakisoba and fried tofu with garlic for the first time. Afterward we watched Saving Face and ate chocolate chip cookies (which despite my Tita Susie’s warning, I over baked). That delightful series of events aside, about the movie…

Saving FaceI’ve been meaning to see this movie for months now, having first read about it in a blog. But it was only tonight, when I asked Casey to pick it up on her way over, that I finally got around to seeing it. It’s an Asian American romantic comedy (of sorts) about a young doctor (Wil) and her widowed mother (Ma) as they learn to understand each other’s hearts in order to find their own. The movie deals with sexuality (Wil is gay), cultural expectations, family values, and of course, love. Most notably though, the film plays much on the theme of that oh-so-familiar Asian filial piety. I don’t think I’ve watched a movie that I’ve enjoyed this much in a long while. Just watch the trailer and you’ll have a better idea of what I’m talking about.

Click here to view the trailer

Oh and Greg, parts of the story take place in Flushing. Couldn’t help but think during certain scenes about our train rides to and from Manhattan.