Monthly Archives: February 2008

Self Portrait Test Shots

I’ve never really taken pictures of myself with Pooh’s Nikon D80 so I thought I’d test it out a bit. I’m not as great as Pooh so the quality isn’t that great. I’ve posted a few. You can view the whole set in my test shot’s set on Flickr here. Sorry guys, Tigguhh didn’t come out to play. I was just testing some settings on the camera and lighting since I’m not familiar with Pooh’s camera. :)





View entire set here

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Valentines Celebration Continued…

Pooh took some photos with his camera (nikonD80) so we can have digital memories of our wonderful night. I’ve posted a few and added them to my Valentines Day set on Flickr. The entire set can be viewed here.

sammael201 mentioned that he sometimes wondered if taking pictures during intimate moments like this causes problems with it’s continuity. Actually, it doesn’t. We usually take pictures whenever we feel like it’s a special moment that we’d like to have a digital memory of. Of course, the couple snaps taken with our cameras are very insignificant compared to amount of time not captured on film.






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Valentines Celebration!

Each year Pooh and I usually go out for dinner for Valentines Day. This year we weren’t really planning on doing anything because it was Pooh’s brother’s birthday and we were going to celebrate with his family after work. I was quite surprised to find that Pooh had set up a romantic dinner for us when we got home. The entire house was covered in rose petals and candles. He’s such a romantic guy! I love him! :)

He made the same Fettuccini Alfredo that he made on our very first Valentines Day together. He also laid out some pictures we took on that very night. Soooo sweet!!! I wasn’t a blogger back then but you’d be quite surprised to see how different we are from 6 years ago.

I’ve posted some images from our Valentines Celebration.




You can view the full set from my flickr here.

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MMmmmeals!

This weekend Pooh Tribal and I felt like being adventurous by trying something new.

We had Brunch in Coronado at Cafe 1134.

Everything was tasty! I really liked it. I guess my only complaint would be that the service was very slow. We were starving since we were having a late brunch. We waited…


and waited…

and waited…

poor Tribal’s tummy was rumbling!

We passed the time with eachothers’ company. We had a grand ol’ time!

And finally it arrived!!!

I had Belgian Waffles…it was soooo good! But since I was hungry…it didn’t quite satisfy my hunger. So I had to mooch off of Tribal and Pooh’s plates.

Afterwards, we had dessert in Little Italy at Zucchero’s.

I loved their Canolli! Yummo!

We lounged around for a while…

For dinner, we went to The Tractor Room in Hillcrest. I had their Chipotle Tomatoe Baby Back Ribs. It was very exotic and tasted delicious! The meal came with the most awesome cornbread I’ve ever had!!! It was amazing! I would go there just for the cornbread!

Pooh had their Lamb Burger. The menu was very different and a bit pricy…but worth checking out if you feel like being adventurous and trying something new. The place uses exotic meats and seasonings. Servings are hefty and meals are heavy. You’ll definitely feel stuffed afterwards. I really really liked it!

Tribal had a Glazed Salmon with a side of Au Gratin Potatoes which were OMG amazing!!!! I think the place is perfect for going to the bar and having a few appetizers. If you’re really into meat, no pun intended :), and you’re in San Diego…I’d recommend The Tractor Room for some good eats!

The following morning we had breakfast at Parkhouse Eatery. Yum Yum! I decided to try their Pan Fried Linguini. I loved the plating but unfortunately, I wasn’t too thrilled by it =X. So Tribal and I traded. He had their Blackened Chicken Burrito which was sooooooooooooooo good. It all worked out in the end! :)

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Drunk Times :)




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PSR

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Random Road Trip & Shopping!

Pooh and I wanted to go shopping this weekend. We randomly decided to go to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa off of Bristol on Monday to buy a couple things. I was worried because it was raining all day on Sunday. I was very happy to see that it was a beautiful day on our way up! I was so excited!

Before we left San Diego we had breakfast at Bread & Cie. Yum!

After we scarfed down our meal we made our way to shopping heaven!

2 pairs of shoes, a new suit, 5 shirts, 3 pairs of pants, and a hat later, we got a little hungry and had some bread pudding at Champagne. Champagne is one of my favorite places to get pastries! Unfortunately, there are no Champagne locations down here in San Diego. The closest one is 45 minutes away in Del Mar :( Worth it only if I were really really really craving it, but I’d probably just go to Extraordinary Desserts or Heaven Sent, etc.


Anyway, afterwards we continued our exploration of this “GINORMOUS” mall. (They even had a huge 2 story CRATE & BARREL!!! I was so excited!!!)

I find it funny how service is always very different depending on how we’re dressed whenever we go shopping. I always have a disadvantage whenever I go shopping because although I’m 24, I look like I’m 12 (of course, I’m exaggerating but you know what I mean…maybe I can pull off 16 :) Anyway, since I look young no one ever takes me seriously. I have a very strong customer service background from my previous work experiences so customer service, to me, is extremely important. I work in sales and sell very very very expensive stuff and one of the main things we’ve been taught is never to prejudge a client.

Anyway, Pooh and I like to dress funky…hiphop…comfortable…whatever. One time we went to West Elm and no one greeted us when we walked in. Normally I wouldn’t think much about it, even though a female worker walked right up to us and then turned the other way without saying a word. What did bother me was that as we left, two guys walk in and all of a sudden I hear that same female worker yelling from across the room “HI! WELCOME TO WEST ELM!”. Seriously. Was there not something wrong with that? Of course, maybe there are reasons as to why and why not. Maybe she had something on her mind…maybe she was busy…maybe we looked unapproachable…maybe it’s because they were white and we weren’t…maybe it’s because we look too young to be shopping there…maybe we weren’t dressed right…maybe Pooh’s sexiness caught her off guard…maybe it was just nothing and I’m thinking too much of it…or maybe since we’re asian we look like we don’t speak english? The main thing though is that maybe if someone would of stopped and gave me some customer service while I was there…then maybe I would of actually bought that $500 bookshelf I was going to buy as well as the pillows I was holding while I was looking around for someone to check on availability on the bookshelf. For the duration of not being “sold” or “closed”, I was able to tell myself…well maybe I don’t have to buy it now and I should just get it another time. If you have a sales person in front of you it often sways your reasons not to buy.

The funny thing though is I’d get treated WAY differently when I’m shopping right after work and I’m all dressed up in my work clothes. I actually get a “HI! WELCOME TO WEST ELM!” and even a “hello, are you finding everything alright? would you like me to set these items at the front counter for you so you don’t have to hold them while you look around?”. Geez. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not saying I’m flashing expensive clothes and bling bling to get special treatment. I just think that it’s strange that often times we’re judged solely based on our appearance. And unfortunately, we’re treated differently because of it. It’s not just West Elm, it’s everywhere. It’s true…Tyra even did a special on it! :) hahaha Anyway, I just randomly went off on a tangent. Sorry :( I love West Elm so who cares!

After a long day of shopping, Pooh and I headed back home to San Diego. We met up with Tribal for dinner at Olive Garden. It was good. Unfortunately, I’ve never been a fan. Tribal really loves the place though. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I didn’t really care much for it =X He was so excited that we were going somewhere he chose and really liked. Ah well. Pooh and I recommended that he grow out his “scruff” a day or two before we had dinner. He’s been growing it out since. I think it looks really good on him! I’ll post a picture soon. And yes, he’s single! :)

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Random Road Trip & Shopping!

Pooh and I wanted to go shopping this weekend. We randomly decided to go to South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa off of Bristol on Monday to buy a couple things. I was worried because it was raining all day on Sunday. I was very happy to see that it was a beautiful day on our way up! I was so excited!

Before we left San Diego we had breakfast at Bread & Cie. Yum!

After we scarfed down our meal we made our way to shopping heaven!

2 pairs of shoes, a new suit, 5 shirts, 3 pairs of pants, and a hat later, we got a little hungry and had some bread pudding at Champagne. Champagne is one of my favorite places to get pastries! Unfortunately, there are no Champagne locations down here in San Diego. The closest one is 45 minutes away in Del Mar :( Worth it only if I were really really really craving it, but I’d probably just go to Extraordinary Desserts or Heaven Sent, etc.


Anyway, afterwards we continued our exploration of this “GINORMOUS” mall. (They even had a huge 2 story CRATE & BARREL!!! I was so excited!!!)

I find it funny how service is always very different depending on how we’re dressed whenever we go shopping. I always have a disadvantage whenever I go shopping because although I’m 24, I look like I’m 12 (of course, I’m exaggerating but you know what I mean…maybe I can pull off 16 :) Anyway, since I look young no one ever takes me seriously. I have a very strong customer service background from my previous work experiences so customer service, to me, is extremely important. I work in sales and sell very very very expensive stuff and one of the main things we’ve been taught is never to prejudge a client.

Anyway, Pooh and I like to dress funky…hiphop…comfortable…whatever. One time we went to West Elm and no one greeted us when we walked in. Normally I wouldn’t think much about it, even though a female worker walked right up to us and then turned the other way without saying a word. What did bother me was that as we left, two guys walk in and all of a sudden I hear that same female worker yelling from across the room “HI! WELCOME TO WEST ELM!”. Seriously. Was there not something wrong with that? Of course, maybe there are reasons as to why and why not. Maybe she had something on her mind…maybe she was busy…maybe we looked unapproachable…maybe it’s because they were white and we weren’t…maybe it’s because we look too young to be shopping there…maybe we weren’t dressed right…maybe Pooh’s sexiness caught her off guard…maybe it was just nothing and I’m thinking too much of it…or maybe since we’re asian we look like we don’t speak english? The main thing though is that maybe if someone would of stopped and gave me some customer service while I was there…then maybe I would of actually bought that $500 bookshelf I was going to buy as well as the pillows I was holding while I was looking around for someone to check on availability on the bookshelf. For the duration of not being “sold” or “closed”, I was able to tell myself…well maybe I don’t have to buy it now and I should just get it another time. If you have a sales person in front of you it often sways your reasons not to buy.

The funny thing though is I’d get treated WAY differently when I’m shopping right after work and I’m all dressed up in my work clothes. I actually get a “HI! WELCOME TO WEST ELM!” and even a “hello, are you finding everything alright? would you like me to set these items at the front counter for you so you don’t have to hold them while you look around?”. Geez. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not saying I’m flashing expensive clothes and bling bling to get special treatment. I just think that it’s strange that often times we’re judged solely based on our appearance. And unfortunately, we’re treated differently because of it. It’s not just West Elm, it’s everywhere. It’s true…Tyra even did a special on it! :) hahaha Anyway, I just randomly went off on a tangent. Sorry :( I love West Elm so who cares!

After a long day of shopping, Pooh and I headed back home to San Diego. We met up with Tribal for dinner at Olive Garden. It was good. Unfortunately, I’ve never been a fan. Tribal really loves the place though. I didn’t have the heart to tell him I didn’t really care much for it =X He was so excited that we were going somewhere he chose and really liked. Ah well. Pooh and I recommended that he grow out his “scruff” a day or two before we had dinner. He’s been growing it out since. I think it looks really good on him! I’ll post a picture soon. And yes, he’s single! :)

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