Thursday, May 31, 2007

starbucks' orange mocha

starbucks were giving samples of their new orange mocha.

lemme just say one word "interesting".

not good interesting, or bad interesting... just interesting. warm, orange flavored, chocolatey coffee... hmm... i simply cannot find a better word to describe it other than "interesting"

google maps - street view

check out google maps' new feature called "street view". this new feature allows user to virtually view the maps down to the street level, and check out the "neighborhood".

this is really neat cuz you can actually see the area before you even visit it. it'll be helpful for getting direction because it'll at least give you a mental image of what the destination looks like. instead of turning your head left and right while driving, you can just concentrate on finding the similar building or neighborhood that you've sorta seen before, online.

the tricky part is to keep it up-to-date. i mean construction happens almost all the time here. building changes. i wonder what google will do to make sure that their images are always up-to-date.

mm... google and apple... they never fail to amuse me.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

priceless moment

hubby & i had a wedding to attend to on sunday. the ceremony was at noon, whereas the reception was in the evening. so we had time to spare in between the two. we had lunch in milbrae, then stopped by at the in-law's place to take a nap. unfortunately i had an allergy attack, so we then decided to just hang out at the mall.

as we walked around the mall, i saw a store that sells wedding/bridesmaids gown. we decided to stop by there. i took a couple of dresses to try on. first one was a strapless pink satin gown. pretty, but not so stunning. second one was a maroon color, also satin gown. the back is low, but not too low that you cannot wear a bra. it's gorgeous.

there were some kinds lounging around the waiting area. i think they're waiting for their relatives who were doing some fitting. as i stepped out of the dressing room with the maroon dress, they gasp! it was PRICELESS. one little girl was just standing right in front of me, looking directly right at me. she was literally speechless. the other girl who were sitting on the couch then said "you look so pretty!". ohh to get a reaction like that was just sooo priceless ^_^. they kept staring at me until i went back in to the fitting room.

i think they then walked around the store to find the gown that i was wearing, cuz as i was about to leave the store i saw them wandering around the rack where the dress was hung. they then said to me "the dress looks so beautiful on you".


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Follow You Down

Follow You Down
by Gin Blossoms

Did you see the sky, I think it means that we've been lost
Maybe one less time is all we need
I can't really help it if my tongue's all tied in knots
Jumping off a bridge it's just the farthest that I've ever been

Anywhere you go I'll follow you down
Anyplace but those I know by heart
Anywhere you go I'll follow you down
I'll follow you down but not that far

I know we're headed somewhere, I can see how far we've come
But still I can't remember anything
Let's not do the wrong thing and I'll swear it might be fun
It's a long way down when all the knots we've tied have come undone

Anywhere you go I'll follow you down
Anyplace but those I know by heart
Anywhere you go I'll follow you down
I'll follow you down but not that far

How you gonna ever find your place
Running in an artificial pace
Are they gonna find us lying face down in the sand
So what the hell now we've already been forever damned

Anywhere you go I'll follow you down
Anyplace but those I know by heart
Anywhere you go I'll follow you down
I'll follow you down but not that far

Anywhere you go I'll follow you down
Anyplace but those I know by heart
Anywhere you go I'll follow you down
I'll follow you down but not that far (follow you down)

Follow you down but not that far (follow you down)
Follow you down but not that far (follow you down)

Monday, May 21, 2007

shrek the third

... is not as bad as what the reviews are saying. really! ^_^

i've always been a big fan of shrek. i think shrek is the only computer animated movie created by a company other than Pixar that i like. according to rotten tomatoes, this movie only got a 5.8/10. that's probably why i didn't have such high expectations when i went into the theater to watch it. but in the end, all of my friends and myself were very satisfied with it. we had a good laughs, and it was well worth the $10 we spent. i would recommend it!

mm... i'm trying to remember what else we did this past weekend. seems like the weekends always pass by so quickly and that we didn't get a lot of things done. whereas the weekdays on the other hand, always pass by so slowly ... like a snail.

oh! i remember! hubby & i went to kelly paper on saturday. we were looking for some materials for our wedding renewal stationary, and kelly paper was like a paper heaven! seriously! we walked in and greeted by the store attendant immediately. since we've already decided on the types of paper we need, we asked him if he can help us find them. that guy was a paper genius. he knows exactly what the names of the paper are and where they're located. and guess what ... cheap!!! that's the most important thing in my purchasing dictionary ... hehehe

anyway, we spent about $52 for all the materials, excluding the envelopes. and that's a good deal! the only reason why we didn't get the envelopes from that store was because the packages are huge. they only sell one package size that contains 250 envelopes. we only need 100 max, so in the end we would end up with 150 extra envelopes. what the heck are we gonna do with all the leftover envelopes? but after searching around at other stores, i have a feeling that we're gonna go back to kelly paper. it's the best value for the price. if we purchase it from other store, we might have to pay the same amount of money for less quantity.

and then on sunday we went to the city and met up with the cruise gang and some other friends. it was so much fun! we watched shrek and then had dinner at buca di beppo. our waiter ridiculously gave us the wrong bill. but whatever, it was cheaper than what we actually ordered, so i'm not complaining. we all paid $15 per person and it was for a lot of food! appetizer, dinner, and dessert. cool! mm... funny how i always have so much fun when i hang out with them. they're fun people. ^_^

Friday, May 18, 2007

inconsiderate people

there's a lot of inconsiderate people in this world. my upstair neighbor is one of them. i don't know what they're doing every freaking night. it sounded like they're moving furniture around or butchering some pigs. for whatever reason, they always start whatever they're doing after midnight. they usually keep it quiet until around that time... allowing us to fall asleep ... and then bam! right when i'm about to start dreaming and go into deep sleep.... they started making noises. GRRRR!!! last nite they continued doing whatever they're doing until freakin' 2am.

i am now so cranky even after having some coffee.

i'm definitely filing another complaint.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

spidey 3

** warning - spoiler. if you haven't watched spiderman 3 and are planning to watch it, don't read this post **

we watched spiderman 3 in imax theatre in SF yesterday. it was my first time watching in an imax theatre. i don't get what the fuss about the imax theatre is all about. i personally don't like it that much. other than a gigantic screen, nothing else is special. i think it's overrated. everything looked too big in my opinion. i don't care too much about seeing the tiniest zit on Tobey Maguire face. hehhehe. that's only my personal opinion of course.

about the movie itself, i think i would rate it a 3/5. the special effect was of course spectacular as one would anticipate. however, the story line itself was kinda sad. it's become so corny and cheesy. especially the parts with the US flag, the town people saying "ooh" and "aah", and the butler who decided at the very last moment to tell Harry the truth about his father. are you freaking kidding me?? coulda said that a lot earlier and save a lot of trouble, dude. but then again, if he does tell the truth sooner, then they won't be able to make spidey 3.

anyway, this movie is not all THAT bad... i mean, it is spiderman... the fighting scene was pretty awesome. and i like the end part where spidey and green goblin jr. teamed up and beat the heck out of the sand man and venom (altho i can't help but laughing at Topher cuz i kept thinking of eric from that 70's show). also evil Peter was kinda cute. heehehe

gosh i'm so drugged right now. just took an advil and my head is feeling so light and i kept pressing the wrong keyboard buttons. what's with that?? there must be tons of typos in this post....

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

missing a friend

i occasionally finding myself missing some of my old friends who are no longer living in the US. i think that's the downside of deciding to live in a foreign country. it's hard to maintain the same group of friends. i think i've gone through at least a dozen groups of friends during my stay here. i guess it's never gonna stop, becos people change and they move, and if i stay still they will eventually leave me.

sometimes i feel tired trying to make new friends over and over again. the sad thing is that most of the time, right when i feel like we've created a real connection, they have to move away.

but you know what, it doesn't really matter. especially if they're truly my friends, they will not forget me no matter where they are. long distance friendship is definitely not as good as close friendship. but it's still valuable.

i'm missing my ex-roommate right now ^_^. she's like a sister to me and i can't wait to see her again. hopefully sometime this year.