From the salad, to the Santorini pizza, kefka kebab, all the way down to the pear dessert were amazing. Feel like a good shrimp pasta? They’ve got that too. Our waiter was pleasant and the busboy was attentive to our refills and they packaged our leftovers.
Had dinner at Parkway Grill in Pasadena! All of this came out to $140 before tip but a meal like this once in awhile was very well worth it. We had the lobster crepe for appetizer, braised ribs and roast duck as the main course, and the bread pudding for dessert. Each dish was excellent and the service was fantastic!
Eating MacDonald’s while watching Naruto at work during lunch… doesn’t get any better than that. Even geeks need to regenerate chakra!
Lunch today in Cafe Bizou. There’s a DineLA deal for $15 lunch and you get appetizer, main course and dessert! Food was great but I wish the gave more of the pasta…
On Part One of our Taiwan and Guam Vacation, we ended off at the falls in Shi-Fen. Here’s another look at the waterfalls. This was one of the situations where I had something better than an iPhone 5S to capture the beauty of this place, but as they say… the best camera is the one you have on you and thankfully the iPhone was no slouch. Continue reading
It’s been an eventful October and I’m surprised that I actually have time to sit down and put this post together. Lots of new gear this month not including the iPhone 5s I barely picked up in late September such as the new MacBook Air 2013, a police radar detector, Canon S110, and the iPad Air on November 1st (review coming soon!). We also went hiking twice in October thanks to the nice weather change in Southern California where it’s not as scorching hot as it was during the summertime! Continue reading
I haven’t logged onto this site in months! With a combination of just getting married, promoted at work, and playing with a lot of new gear within the past 90 days, my schedule has been pretty full! This is just one of those rare Sundays where I can finally sit down and write about whatever I want to. I hope I get more days like this!
On a hot summer day, the beach is one of the top two places for me to go. The other option is to stay indoors and watch anime 😉 Continue reading
Since we ended off in the previous edition of Geek Like, it sounded like I was very satisfied with my HTC One. Unfortunately knowing myself, I can never be satisfied with just one device. I have been rotating between the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 frequently and am trying out the new iOS7 on the iPhone 5. Just right after I had my HTC One for a few days, I had to have it sent back because of a dead pixel on the screen and spent more time with the S4. At first it was frustrating to use because of all the bloat and lag but after flashing the GoldenEye ROM which includes several speed tweaks, bloatware removal and Apps2SD support, the Galaxy S4 is now where I want it to be. After receiving my replacement HTC One after three weeks (backordered because it was out of stock), I discovered the Android Revolution ROM which makes the HTC One even better and includes Android 4.2.2. Both phones are now at what I believe their best potential and it is very hard to decide which of the two is better. I like the S4 because it is very thin and light and has expandable memory and battery along with solid performance. I like the HTC One because it takes great low light photos, very sharp screen, and great out of the box performance without any tweaking required. Then there’s the iOS7… as it is right now I hate it. Design looks cheesey and it’s basically trying to play catch up with Android and Windows Mobile 8 by implementing a lot of characteristics of its competitors including WebOS. There’s still no updated keyboard and widget support and it definitely isn’t the upgrade we were all hoping for. That’s an entirely separate topic in itself so lets get on with our Geek Life… Continue reading
It’s been crazy over the past few months and I worked on quite a handful of reviews. In doing that, I’ve rotated through some notebooks, smartphones and other gadgets going from an iPhone 5, to a Note 2, back to an iPhone 5 and now I am rockin’ an HTC One 64GB Developer Edition! I’ve also gone through some notebooks and tablets too such as going from an iPad Mini to a Microsoft Surface Pro, an Asus Transformer, Razer Edge Gaming Tablet to a Retina iPad, and now I am back to the iPad Mini once again. And on the notebook side, I went from my MacBook Air 11″ to a Dell XPS 12 and now I’m loving the MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display! I like to play around with the latest and greatest and I probably have an addiction where I will never be satisfied with what I currently have. At this very moment, my trio of the MacBook Pro 13″ Retina, iPad Mini LTE, and my new HTC One will do for now. I still plan to keep the iPhone 5 because as my backup and “in-between” phones to use while I look for something better! Again, lots of tech and lots of food within these two months! Continue reading
I don’t get the chance to post as often as I want to these days but I do update my Flickr and Instagram pretty frequently so you can see a lot of my food porn on both of them. If you haven’t noticed already I’ve switched from using the iPhone 5 and am now proudly sporting a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which better suits my needs because of the customization, larger screen, and expandable capabilities. Although the iPhone 5 is a nice phone, I like most people have gotten bored of it and tired of Apple’s restrictions on how I can use my phone. I love the fact that I can load as many songs and videos I want in several different formats and it’s great that I can pop in a 32GB MicroSD card and not worry about space. I like it so much that I’ve pretty much broken free of the Apple eco-system and eliminated the need for having an iPad Mini because it was redundant having both. The Note 2 is good enough to cover both the phone and the tablet for my uses. The eco-system thing is all hype anyway. I have no issues surviving without iMessage which can easily be substituted with apps like LINE or Facebook Chat. The people who matter to me have them already and if they don’t, they like me enough to install them! PhotoStream was an annoyance and uploading photos to Dropbox is a better solution. I could go on and on but people who gave Android a chance and love it have already said the same things over and over.
This session of Geek Life covers the usual food, tech, and I also went to Mardis Gras in New Orleans as well as take a cruise to the West Caribbean! Don’t worry, I wasn’t stranded on that Carnival Cruise! Continue reading