On Food & Travel


Lots of ramen spots in DTLA. So which one to go with? Well, the 3 I like head­ing to when the stom­ach is yearn­ing for some would prob­a­bly be:

  1. Daikokuya
  2. Kouraku
  3. Oro­chon

But I won’t real­ly get into all 3, this post is all about Daikokuya. I’ve always want­ed to go but the long wait just was­n’t some­thing I can do dur­ing the mul­ti­ple attempts in Lit­tle Tokyo.

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Black Rock “Jump”

Flickr Video

There are times when one must step up to the plate. This can be one of those times… I think(?) haha =)

First of all excuse the noob video edit­ing skillz—this is the first time I played around iMovie ’09 (iMovie in gen­er­al). The clear water below do tricks to the mind, at least it did to me as you can tell.

As you’ll see (and maybe hear) on the First “Jump”, I total­ly was­n’t expect­ing to be off course lol. As for the Sec­ond “Jump”—I just want­ed to go down quick and get it over with… though I did it “nor­mal­ly” and not too loud this time =)

Good times! Thanks to Keno and Lou for jump­ing off with me. And to those at the Beach film­ing and watch­ing, I hope you guys had a good laugh haha. Till next time, I need to prac­tice =p


@ Black Rock. Ka’ana­pali, Maui, HI.

Ode to Flight

I decid­ed to do a quick exper­i­ment using my Canon Pow­er­shot SD880 cam­era. I doc­u­ment­ed my flight from Bur­bank to Oak­land this past Sun­day night. I know its an every­day thing now since its been part of soci­ety since the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry but its just crazy cov­er­ing 350 miles in just an hour. The con­ve­nience of that ver­sus dri­ving a car for 5.5–6 hours between the Bay and LA.

Flight—its sim­ply an amaz­ing thing.

Here is the set that I com­piled.

Diet Vernors Zero Calorie Ginger Soda

Just had to post this.

Ver­nors—they make this great, tasty drink. It’s a diet, zero calo­rie gin­ger ale soda. I just can’t believe the taste. Think of it as sparkling water with more taste. I guess the only down­side from it is the 25mg of Sodi­um (Na) per can. But that’s only 1% of the aver­age 2,000 calo­rie diet1.

Any­ways, thought I’d share it. Give it a try. Great alter­na­tive if you are try­ing to cut your soda intake and/or can’t stand the taste of sparkling water. That or just need some umph to burp.


PS. If you can’t find it local­ly, it seems Ama­zon deliv­ers these:

  1. At the time of pub­lish­ing this post, I prob­a­bly had 2–3 cans for the day haha []