Sunday, February 25, 2007

Nah, mate, sold out. Sorry.

I was reading a book called "Down Under", written by Bill Bryson who was born in Iowa, US, settled in England and wrote about Australia, my second home country. Anyway, I found an interesting fact from his book.

-(the author was in Adelaid, found out that there was a cricket match between England and Australia.)
"...'Do you know, are there still tickets left?' I asked.
'Nah, mate, sold out. Sorry.'
I noddeed and watched them go. That was another very British thing I'd noticed about Australians - they apologized for things that weren't their fault..."

Okay, that's why my bloody housemate has never apologized me for forcing me move out from their house in a week even though it was totally her mistake that she didn't know anything about selling a house and didn't realize we have to move out until a week before the date the new owner is going to move in. Yes, Americans don't apologize obstinately.

Friday, February 23, 2007


.:Tomas Saraceno:.
When is my life going to be clear like this? I feel like someone is playing with my life and it doesn't belong to me any more.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

$3 million window?

The window through which JFK was assassinated has been sold on ebay...more than $3 million! I would buy a whole house, not just a window, if I had $3 million.


I hope movie lovers enjoyed my previous post, and this time I introduce a fantastic event for WINE LOVERS!!!

.:Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting Weekends:.
(March 2,3,4, & 9,10,11)
If you love wine but cheap, you cannot miss this great opportunity. Once you paid $10 for a magical glass, you won't be asked to pay any more at about 100 of wineries in beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys! (There are list of wineries on the website - And what's more, it is BARREL tasting, not from a bottle which was opened days ago.
This event happens only once a year, so check your schedule and prepare a map!

Sunday, February 18, 2007


So, there are only a few chances left for you to enjoy indiefest. Have you seen any, people? I have gotten a chance to see only one film, but I enjoyed it very, very much!

.: YELLOW :.
Romance/Musical/Comedy. It was so cute and so funny and overall, a good film it was. Ironic comparisons of passion and boredom in a relationship, 70's fashion/design and modern high technology. It is sometimes too slow, sometimes too rushing, very dreamy and also realistic. My kind of film, but I think most people in the cinema (including my friend) enjoyed it as well!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Devil Wears Prada

This is the movie I was eager to see for months. Why months? Well, being such a cheap person, I don't pay $8 for just one movie. Whenever I go to cinema, I stay there and spend whole afternoon, sometimes even a day and watch several movies with one ticket. How clever (and silly) I am! And this is the movie I missed becuase of the reason, counldn't find any other movies I wanted to see with at the time. And I thought it doesn't have to be with huge screen to see this movie anyway.

Another thanks to my housemate who has comcast digital cable (or whtever it's called)! Finally I was able to see the movie every girl was talking about! It was, overall, just a cute movie but the CLOTHES, SHOES, BAGS....ohh, those were fabulous indeed! The story itself is nothing complicated, just like a teen movie. At some points, it might appeal something to those fashion-freaks but I couldn't figure out the fashion philosophy. Although I don't think it is one of the "greatest" movies, I understand why Meryl Streep, whom I think one of the "greatest" actresses, took the role. She played absolutely perfect and wore everything absolutely gorgeous. Anna Hathaway, however, was miscast. She was too pretty to play the role! She doesn't need Chanel necklaces or Marc Jacobs. Even with GAP jeans and a cheap jumper, she looked so lovely. Yes, this is the movie every girl is charmed, and I accept the fact that I am one of them as well.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Beer is girl's best friend (or not)

(Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA)
What a catchy name it has! In my theory, products (mostly alcohol) that have unusual names or interesting labels on are 75% good, that's why I had no hesitation ordering it. (even though all my friends were ordering nice, pretty name cocktails beside me...) What I loved about this beer is the unique taste. You would never guess the mellow sweetness from the dark reddish-brown colour! It is not sugary sweet, but more like fruity sweet. Nice balance of richness and bitterness. Medium bodied but so much flavour you can taste from a glass! My favourite ale so far!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Get ready, movie lovers!
Indipendent film festival is coming to San Francisco tomorrow, Feb. 8th! Check out the website and your calendar! (

So far, there are two movies caught my interest;

.:All the Lonely Poeple:.
It seems like several short films combined into one section (2 hours). And each sounds pretty interesting!
"Happiness"- A woman working in a condom factory tries to buy happiness.
"My Name is Wallace"-A lonely man falls in love with a sex-line operator.
"Dissolution"- Confrontig common perceptions of Islam daily.
"Night Becomes Day" - Alex turns his car into a “taxi” and sets out on a nightlong adventure.
"Die Besucher (The Visitors)"- A woman hosts a couple in trouble and becomes the target of their cruel game.

What's hot about this movie is the vivid colours, cute 70s fashion, and sexy girls! What more do I need? There is a video clip of the preview on the website. You'd better see and find out how HOT it is!

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Sunday, February 04, 2007


Here is the magical material you doubt your eyes -Litracon, light transmitting concrete! (
Yes, it has the same strength as ordinary boring concrete. What extraordinary about this concrete is that light passes through it! How fantastic and unbelievable it is! This is going to be the walls of my dream house for day or in my real dream.

Friday, February 02, 2007


.:Frank Gehry:.
Fantastic architect! He is now working on Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (