Anything nifty or notable going on will be reported here... don't get too excited though!
June 26, 2022: Visiting the Canary Islands, including United Airline's inaugural flight from EWR-TFS.
June 19, 2022: Visiting Johannesburg (South Africa).
June 16, 2022: Haru Omakase Sushi for dinner, then Jerry's farewell at Jjukku Jjukku.
June 10, 2022: Visiting the Faroe Islands.
June 1, 2022: Visiting the Azores, including United Airline's inaugural flight from EWR-PDL.
May 11, 2022: Visiting Jordan, including United Airline's inaugural flight from IAD-AMM.
May 10, 2022: Last trip of the season to Mammoth. Sawtelle fooding. Busy weekend: OC Half Marathon, board games, fooding, and Mike's birthday.
May 4, 2022: Visiting Belgium.
May 1, 2022: Visiting Scotland.
April 12, 2022: Matt and Bekah's wedding. Bourbon tasting roadtrip. Korean BBQ at Soowon Galbi. Fooding weekend: Saturday (NBC Seafood, Rustic Canyon) and Sunday (HKC Dim sum, Emilly Grill).
March 23, 2022: More fooding: 123 Pho, Jackson Market, Fujiwara Tofu Cafe, E.A.T. Bistro, and Pop's Bagels.
March 17, 2022: Pi Day.
March 12, 2022: Third trip of the season to Mammoth.
March 1, 2022: Fooding roundup: Sushi Tsujita, Sun Nong Dan, Oo-kook.
February 27, 2022: Presidents' Day weekend roadtrip (Yosemite Firefall and Death Valley).
February 26, 2022: Blessed Tropical Jamaican Cuisine and Hide Sushi. Second trip of the season to Mammoth. Lots of noodles: The Ramen Joint plus Good Day Thai Kitchen and Cafe.
February 10, 2022: Hawkins House of Burgers for lunch. Citizen Public Market fooding. Surf City Half Marathon.
February 5, 2022: First trip of the season to Mammoth. Visiting Egypt.
January 29, 2022: New Year's Eve fooding (Smog City Brewing, Xiaolongkan, SweetHoney Dessert), New Year's fooding (Lonzo's Peruvian, The Serving Spoon, Ong Ga Nae), dinner at Chifa and etta. More fooding part 1 (Enlighten Bistro 168 and Spoon & Pork), then part 2 (Gjlena and Surawon Tofu House), and finally part 3 (Taste of Tehran).
January 1, 2022: Happy New Year!
December 21, 2021: Visiting New York with Sam and his better half.
December 17, 2021: Fooding: Lunasia and Shunji.
December 14, 2021: Rebecca's birthday (Motto Tea Cafe) and Frances' birthday (Sushi Tsujita).
December 9, 2021: Chen-Wu family visit plus Fat Bernie's Pinball Parlor. Thanksgiving. Fooding: bb.q Chicken, Wise Sons Jewish Deli, and Country Style Jamaican Restaurant along with Prince St. Pizza.
December 7, 2021: Dinners: Tendon Tempura Carlos Junior, then La Bamba.
December 4, 2021: Visiting the Middle East: United Arab Emirates and Oman.
November 23, 2021: Shin Sen Gumi for yakitori. OC Half Marathon post-race fooding: Pam's Place and Matsui. Catfish at Bien Hen.
November 17, 2021: 4M's teardown party.
November 9, 2021: Visiting Sint Maarten.
November 7, 2021: Dinner at Kanpai Sushi.
November 6, 2021: Halloween at Nights of the Jack. Lunch at Hibachi Papi. Sue's birthday at Lawry's Prime Rib. Weekend roundup: Akane Chaya and Plank 47.
October 20, 2021: Fooding: My Mango Sticky Rice, Habayit, Little Fluffy Head Cafe. Prototype Giants + Bond In Motion at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
October 18, 2021: Shunji reopening.
October 11, 2021: The Most Valuable Playa for dinner. Long Beach Half Marathon.
October 10, 2021: Final United flight out of Paine Field.
September 30, 2021: Pie Room by Gwen and board games. Dim sum at Tim Ho Wan. Nazzer and Tiffany's baby shower. Disney California Adventure's Oogie Boogie Bash (aka Halloween). Udompanyanan family visit plus the last days of The OP Cafe. Headlines Diner and the Supamu food truck.
September 8, 2021: Fooding: Lokal and Kagura. Visiting Iceland.
September 4, 2021: Back to the Southwestern US (Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, Las Vegas).
August 24, 2021: Emily's birthday. San Francisco Bay Area visit for Mason's birthday.
August 23, 2021: Visiting Arizona (Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley), then Canada reopening.
August 1, 2021: Board games.
July 31, 2021: Visiting Sacramento and Reno. Fooding at Sushi Tsujita (and Gogobop).
July 30, 2021: Weekday fooding: Northern Cafe Hot Pot and Sushi Tsujita.
July 18, 2021: Dim sum at Iron Teapot. Fooding on Sawtelle: Tatsu Ramen and Teaspoon.
July 17, 2021: United Airlines 737 MAX 8 inaugural.
July 15, 2021: Pie at Pie Room by Gwen. Visiting Croatia. Atlantic Seafood for dim sum. Tyler's last day.
June 28, 2021: Shin Sen Gumi for ramen.
June 27, 2021: Dim sum at NBC Seafood. Random fooding (Broxton Brewing, The NeighborHOOD Cafe, Yen Sushi and Sake Bar).
June 26, 2021: Summer in Mammoth Lakes. First day of California reopening.
June 18, 2021: Dinner at Holy Basil and at Dolan's Uyghur. UCLA Commencement Week.
June 12, 2021: Sidecar Doughnuts for National Donut Day, then Bonneville Salt Flats and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
May 31, 2021: The Grand Canyon. Fooding: Menya Tigre and Cassia, Chongqing Special Noodles, Don Don Tei, CoCo King. Visiting Ohio. Dinner at Polanco at the Ayres Hotel. RUF part 1 at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Steve's birthday.
May 26, 2021: Total lunar eclipse, aka super blood moon.
May 14, 2021: Fooding at Lady and Larder plus Il Forno.
May 12, 2021: Board games, then fooding (Echigo, Paderia, and Prime Pizza).
May 9, 2021: Lunch bento at Hayato.
May 8, 2021: The Bahamas. Kbbq at Byul Gobchang. Burgers at The Standing Room. Lunch at Hide Sushi.
April 22, 2021: n/naka's 10th anniversary meal. Kappo Osen and Philz Coffee. Sushi Tsujita, then Mammoth.
April 18, 2021: Sam Woo BBQ for lunch, then Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Fairbanks (Alaska).
April 5, 2021: Second trip of the season to Mammoth. Fried chicken at Daybird.
March 25, 2021: Randy's Donuts.
March 22, 2021: Shunji followed by Morihiro (and Phakhaothip).
March 20, 2021: Pi Day followed by The Griddle Cafe.
March 13, 2021: n/soto followed by n/naka (plus Artelice Patisserie).
March 10, 2021: Winston Pies and Shunji.
March 9, 2021: Lunch at Poke Etc..
March 7, 2021: Little Tokyo on Saturday (Sushi Enya and Sharp Tea) and Sunday (Sushi Hide).
March 4, 2021: Dinner at Sushi Tsujita. Lunch at JA Jiaozi Dumplings. First trip of the season to Mammoth.
February 22, 2021: Dinner at Sushi Hide.
February 20, 2021: Fooding roundup highlighted by breakfast at Destroyer. The Griddle Cafe for brunch.
February 14, 2021: Mar Vista farmers' market for the Phakhaothip food truck.
February 13, 2021: Ebiken Japan from n/naka. Croissants from Sugarbloom Bakery.
February 12, 2021: Quick trip to Houston (737 MAX return to service).
February 9, 2021: Back to the YESS AQUATIC truck. Dinner at Naemo x hanchic. Quick trip to New York.
February 5, 2021: Pizza from Superfine. Dinner at Haru. Visiting Tahiti.
February 2, 2021: Lunch at You Kitchen. Dinner from Sushi Tsujita.
Janaury 17, 2021: Dinner at Kaz The Soba Place. The YESS AQUATIC food truck.
January 10, 2021: Mar Vista farmers' market with the Phakhaothip food truck.
January 9, 2021: Gozen Express food truck.
January 3, 2021: Visiting Hawaii.
December 31, 2020: Caribbean island hopping. More fooding: The Golden State and Chubby Rice.
December 30, 2020: Fooding: Koi Palace, Tripp Burger, My Mango Sticky Rice, and Element 29. Dinners from Bootleg Pizza, Sushi Tsujita, Vespertine + Alinea (collab), n/naka, and Shunji.
December 13, 2020: Chirashi from Shunji and from Shin Sushi.
December 10, 2020: Kiriko and Hui Lau Shan. SF Bay Area visit.
November 30, 2020: Thanksgiving followed by n/naka.
November 26, 2020: Sushi Sasabune to-go.
November 24, 2020: Chicha San Chen and MIAN. Shunji to-go.
November 23, 2020: Dinner at Marugame Udon. n/naka Autumn Jubako. Citizen Public Market for WeHo Sausage Co.
November 15, 2020: Lunch at Westwood Farmers' Market. Sushi Ginza Onodera for dinner.
November 8, 2020: Hayato take 2.
November 5, 2020: Rustic Canyon take 2. Delta's final flight of the Boeing 777. Noodles at Mandarin Noodle House.
October 27, 2020: Udompanyanan family visit.
October 22, 2020: Dinner at Shunji.
October 21, 2020: n/naka. Back at Broxton Brewery. Visiting Ohio.
October 17, 2020: n/naka and porridge + puffs COLLAB BENTO, take 1 and take 2. Random fooding. Weekend lunch bento at Hayato. Lunch at Northern Cafe Hot Pot. Santa Maria BBQ for lunch. Chen-Wu family visit.
September 23, 2020: Southern US roadtrip.
September 21, 2020: Weekend at Glacier National Park.
August 30, 2020: Utah roadtrip.
August 26, 2020: Take-out from Shibumi, followed by majordomo and Killer Noodle.
August 18, 2020: Sushi from Masakazu.
August 8, 2020: Take-out from Kali. Primo's Donuts and Shunji. Fooding, part 1 (Mr. Sate and Gushi), part 2 (Roberta'a Pizza, Boba Guys, and n/naka), and part 3: Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen and Sushi Tsujita (aka Bento Tsujita).
July 23, 2020: Independence Day grilling. Take-out from Providence. Random mash-up: take-out from Kato and chasing C/2020 F3 (Comet NEOWISE).
July 15, 2020: Fooding: Mogumogu, Hiko Sushi, and Savoy Kitchen, Dan, then n/naka, and finally Sidecar Doughnuts.
June 23, 2020: Take-out: Hiko Sushi and Shunji, then Lucky 1. Erik's visit.
June 17, 2020: Boring errands including Matt's usual Costco run.
May 30, 2020: Drive-thru graduations plus fooding.
May 25, 2020: Wandering Westwood. Memorial Day weekend.
May 22, 2020: Chef Brandon Kida's Go Go Gyoza.
May 15, 2020: Safer At Home continues. Sushi nom.
May 5, 2020: Chen-Wu family visit.
April 30, 2020: Fooding roundup including Baja California Fish Tacos and Vespertine. Urasawa.
April 16, 2020: Beer and food.
April 13, 2020: Fine dining does take-out.
March 22, 2020: Quick trip to Monterey Park.
March 18, 2020: Visiting Atlanta.
March 17, 2020: Los Angeles Marathon: pre-race and race day.
March 5, 2020: Visiting Mammoth. Visiting Amsterdam.
March 4, 2020: Visiting Disneyland. Visiting New York.
February 28, 2020: Q's Superbowl BBQ. Simon's visit: Otafuku and Tea Station. Fooding roundup: Mary and Robb's Westwood Cafe plus Mala Town. UCLA Breakfast with the Chancellor. The Serving Spoon for breakfast. OC fooding: Kim Su and One Zo. Family dinner at Yang Chow.
February 27, 2020: Celebrating Lunar New Year.
February 3, 2020: UCLA tunnel tour. Korean kalguksu at Hyesung Noodle House.
January 28, 2020: Dim sum at NBC Seafood. Random fooding: Ramen Josui and The Best Brazilian BBQ cart. Dim sum at Five Star Seafood plus dineLA Restaurant Week at M Grill. Noodle soup at Mr. Rice. Fooding round-up: La Esquina, Boba Guys, and Phantom Carriage Brewery.
January 25, 2020: Fooding at Brodard Chateau, New Year's Eve, and kicking off the New Year with more food outings.
January 1, 2020: Happy New Year!
December 28, 2019: Visiting Brisbane.
December 24, 2019: Cape Town on United's inaugural EWR-CPT flight.
December 21, 2019: Room and Board for Yelp Helps for the Holidays. Fooding roundup: tacos, Boiling Crab, Teddy's Cafe, and Duke's Malibu.
December 18, 2019: Visiting Hong Kong.
December 8, 2019: Lance's birthday plus Meiji Seimen. Fooding roundup: L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele and CAMP.
December 7, 2019: Joe's birthday at Sushi Tsujita. Sawtelle with Matt and friends. Tennessee and Arkansas: day 1 and days 2/3.
November 27, 2019: Breakfast at C&M Cafe. Ikon Pass and Leo's Tacos Truck. Danny's last day plus Sue's birthday. Dinner at Mr. Dragon Noodle House, followed by lunch at Hui Tou Xiang and Labobatory.
October 24, 2019: Great Pacific Airshow. San Pedro fooding. Long Beach Marathon Expo. Post-Long Beach (Half) Marathon fooding. Udompanyanan family visit.
October 15, 2019: UCLA SSC summer picnic. Random fooding: Sichuan Impression and Redstraw.
October 14, 2019: Porsche Experience Center and the Petersen Automotive Museum vault tour.
October 6, 2019: vq30de.net update: Japanese Classic Car Show 2019 in Long Beach.
September 29, 2019: Massive Attack. Dinner at Bistro Na's and brunch at Ho Kee Cafe. Some OC fooding at Pho 101 and Han Kki. Singapore-style fried chicken at 4 Fingers. Random fooding: Galbi King and Audrey at The Hammer. Dinner at Bone Kettle. Tacos at Leo's Tacos Truck.
September 25, 2019: vq30de.net updates: Lexus Experience Amazing and Marconi Automotive Museum.
September 14, 2019: AYCE kbbq at Hae Jang Chon. Labor Day Weekend in San Marino.
August 31, 2019: Summertime trip to Mammoth.
August 28, 2019: Death Cab for Cutie as well as dim sum. Fooding: Northern Cafe, Pacific Dining Car, and Boba Guys. SF Bay Area for: Mason's birthday. Dr. Brown's PhD celebration.
August 22, 2019: London. Fooding, part 1 (Oo-Kook, Gish Bac) and part 2 (LaRocco's Pizza, Scoops Westside).
August 13, 2019: SF (Half) Marathon weekend. UCLA Geography at Tar and Roses.
August 10, 2019: Mom's birthday.
August 9, 2019: dineLA Restaurant Week at Providence. Andrew and TiffA's wedding.
August 8, 2019: Weekend of sunsets: Manhattanhenge and Aruba.
July 16, 2019: Visiting Canada (Banff National Park and night market).
July 5, 2019: Omakase at Masakazu. Chen-Wu family visit: days 1/2 and day 3 (Newport Seafood). UC Info Sec Symposium at UC Davis. Dinner at Kato. Ras Noodle and Copeland's Cherry Ranch. SpaceX Falcon Heavy/USAF STP-2 launch. Mammoth, day 1 and day 2.
July 4, 2019: Dinner at HATCH Yakitori + Bar.
June 29, 2019: United's inaugural EWR-PRG flight.
June 9, 2019: Cadillac Truth + Dare, followed by dim sum and Project Boondoogle (Datsun 280Z). The next day is board games. Dinner at Fellow.
May 29, 2019: Memorial Day weekend: Qahhaar's housewarming, dim sum at Longo Seafood, and visiting Bakersfield.
May 23, 2019: Visiting Melbourne.
May 18, 2019: Pennsylvania for Cousin Christian's graduation.
May 15, 2019: Visiting Singapore.
May 10, 2019: Dim sum at Fifty One. Trying out Wingspan. Mike's birthday at Sushi Sasabune. Northern Cafe's second location in Westwood. Meat Love Korean BBQ, then fooding at Shekarchi Kebab and Pikoh. The OC Half Marathon (plus pho and more board games!).
May 7, 2019: Visiting Cleveland.
April 28, 2019: Third trip of the year to Mammoth.
April 19, 2019: Fooding at Thuan Kieu Noodle and BlackBall. Brunch at Dim Sum House.
April 12, 2019: Visiting Washington, DC, including the Washington Auto Show (at vq30de.net).
April 11, 2019: Fooding: Saturday (Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe, K-ZO) and Sunday (NBC Seafood, Half and Half, Kura Sushi).
April 3, 2019: Pi Day, then off to Mammoth. LA Marathon weekend. Happy Hour at Khong Ten. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve for the superbloom.
March 23, 2019: Visiting Hong Kong.
March 11, 2019: Visiting Hong Kong and then Sacramento. Pearl's birthday.
February 25, 2019: Dinner at Kaido Sushi. Surf City Half Marathon. Fooding at First Szechuan Wok, then at Wadatsumi West LA, and at Red Rock. Canon and Schneider Optics. Visiting New York.
February 10, 2019: Pho Ever for dinner. dineLA Restaurant Week at Fogo de Chao. Skiing in Mammoth.
February 2, 2019: Fooding at Aloha Food Factory and M Grill. Hot pot at Meat Your Seoul. Board games at Christine's. Visiting New York.
January 23, 2019: Christine's birthday. New Year's Eve with the Moore family. The Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Washington. Dinner at C&O Trattoria. Korean BBQ at Yerim. Leif's birthday. Dinner at King Shabu Shabu.
January 17, 2019: Visiting Saipan.
January 16, 2019: Family Christmas.
January 11, 2019: United Polaris Lounge at LAX.
January 6, 2019: Dinner at Hangry Moon's. UCLA SSC holiday potluck.
January 5, 2019: 626 fooding. UCLA Geography holiday lunch. Alicia's birthday.
January 3, 2019: Frances' birthday. Dinners at Sichuan Impression.
January 2, 2019: Thanksgiving (including Camp Fire aftermath). Post-Thanksgiving fooding. Visiting Sacramento. Lunch at King's Hawaiian.
January 1, 2019: Happy New Year!
December 6, 2018: Lunch at Fellow. Chen-Wu family visit. Breakfast at Fabulous Burgers. Amy's farewell party. Tiffany's birthday at LA Zoo Lights.
November 12, 2018: Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) chasing.
November 4, 2018: UCLA Geography annual von Humboldt football tournament and UCLA All-Staff Picnic.
November 3, 2018: Maggie Rogers. Sue's birthday Sun Nong Dan. Lunch at Broxton Brewery. Weekend at Zion National Park.
October 21, 2018: Baking. NorCal visit.
October 18, 2018: Owl City at House of Blues. Fooding: Northern Cafe, The Crack Shack, and Halo Top. AYCE kbbq at Jjukku Jjukku. More fooding (123 Pho and Great Maple) plus Long Beach Marathon Expo.
October 17, 2018: UCLA SSC summer picnic at Redondo Beach. Fooding at Gyutan Tsukasa and The Pancake Factory, then more fooding at Sky Express and The Crack Shack. Concerts: The National, CHVRCHES, and Death Cab for Cutie. Dinner at Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe.
October 7, 2018: SpaceX launch of SAOCOM 1A.
October 5, 2018: Visiting South Africa and Namibia.
September 23, 2018: Tara and Eugene's wedding.
September 5, 2018: SF Bay Area for Mason's birthday. Fogo de Chao with SSC. Astro Doughnuts food truck. Atlantic Seafood for dim sum. Constant and Jacqui's wedding. Big Wok plus random cars. Dinner at Vox Kitchen. Visiting North Dakota.
August 23, 2018: Japanese beef bowls at Red Rock. Nighthawk Breakfast Bar for breakfast. Hiking Mt. Baldy. Menya Musashi Niten Ichiryu for tsukumen. More fooding: 888 Seafood and Versailles.
August 19, 2018: Balkans: Montenegro and Albania.
August 3, 2018: Fooding at Mee and Greet and at Bread and Butter. More fooding: Blackmarket Bakery and Capital Noodle Bar.
July 17, 2018: Westchester for Ayara Thai and the farmers' market. Constant's bachelor party.
July 5, 2018: Fooding: Boston Lobster and Hide Sushi, then Boiling Crab. Last days of Finishline Autocraft. Section hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Mojave into Southern Sierra: day 0, day 1, day 2, and day 3. Korean BBQ at Yellow Cow.
June 22, 2018: Vancouver: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
June 20, 2018: Alaska: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
June 18, 2018: Visiting Israel.
June 17, 2018: U2 eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE tour at The Forum, followed up with Taylor Swift at the Rose Bowl. Fooding: Sunday (The OP Cafe and Jjukku Jjukku), Friday (Eataly L.A.), Saturday (Primo's and Sugarfish), Sunday (Painter's Tape and Heek Tea).
May 27, 2018: Mike's birthday, OC Half Marathon, and visiting New York.
May 9, 2018: Weekend full of birthdays: Mikeala and Ophelia, then Diana's. Mammoth: April 2018. The Fonda for Snow Patrol. Visiting Trinidad and Tobago.
May 5, 2018: Yuri's Night at California Science Center. Breakfast by Salt's Cure. New Orleans. Yelp at Automobile Driving Museum. Korean BBQ at Genwa.
April 22, 2018: Udompanyanan family visit. Visiting Turks and Caicos.
April 19, 2018: Preston's birthday. More fooding (Dominique Ansel Bakery, Kogi, Boiling Crab).
April 7, 2018: Post-LA Marathon fooding at Santouka. Arts District for Angel City Brewing and Inko Nito. Mammoth: day 1 (Death Valley detour), day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5 (including James Bay at Belasco Theater. Din Tai Fung Century City.
March 17, 2018: Visiting DC. Fooding in SGV: Longo Seafood and Garden Cafe. Fooding roundup: Wadatsumi, Ding's Garden, Class 302, Loaded Cafe. Board games and sous vide. Pi Day with Lorde. LA Marathon expo plus Poppy + Rose.
March 10, 2018: LA Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers hockey. Dinner at Big Boi and majordomo.
February 25, 2018: Busy Sunday: hiking, dim sum, and Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. Celebrating Lunar New Year with grad students and with pastries from Dominique Ansel. UCLA vs. Oregon men's basketball. Culver City fooding at Tito's Tacos and Essential Chocolate Desserts.
February 9, 2018: Dinner at Flaming Pot. dineLA Restaurant Week: Fogo de Chao and The Mar Vista. Pie at The Pie Hole. Visiting the Petersen Automotive Museum. The Killers at Staples Center.
January 24, 2018: Visiting Bulgaria.
January 7, 2018: Easley family visit. New Year's Eve. New Year's Day: Longo Seafood and Uniboil. Santa Monica fooding.
January 6, 2018: Section hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from Palm Springs to Onyx Summit: day 1, day 2, and day 3. UCLA holiday parties: Geography and SSC. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opening weekend. Up north for Christmas. Dinner at Northern Cafe.
January 1, 2018: Happy New Year!
December 31, 2017: Thanksgiving. Hyundai Genesis ride and drive at vq30de.net.
November 28, 2017: Kbbq at Hae Jang Chon. Tiffany S.'s birthday. Lunch at Blu Jam Cafe. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at The Broad.
November 18, 2017: Fooding: Painters Tape, Sapp Coffee Shop, Mozza2Go, and Barbara Jean. Grand opening of Dominique Ansel Bakery. UCLA vs. ASU football plus fooding: Little Damage, Mikkeller DTLA, and Killer Noodle.
November 5, 2017: Lunch at The Mighty. Fooding roundup: Great Society Cider, Bull BBQ, and Lunetta All Day. Singapore on United's inaugural LAX-SIN flight.
November 1, 2017: Visiting Iceland.
October 31, 2017: Celebrating: Mid-Autumn Festival and National Taco Day. Fooding at Marugame Udon. More fooding: Breakfast Bar and Kagura. Lunch at Sue's Kitchen.
October 10, 2017: More San Diego including the Miramar Air Show. Saturday: Wolf's 1st birthday, Canon Burbank, and UCLA vs. Colorado. Dinner at Taishi Hainan Chicken.
October 8, 2017: U2: The Joshua Tree Tour in San Diego.
September 28, 2017: Visiting Dublin.
September 27, 2017: Dinner at The District by Hannah An. UCLA football vs. Texas and Hawaii, plus a trip to Seattle (day 1 and day 2). Dim sum at NBC Seafood with 3M. Tententyu ramen.
September 17, 2017: UCLA Staff Assembly Learn-At-Lunch plus fooding. UCLA Social Sciences Computing summer picnic. Street tacos in West LA. iLCHA kbbq.
August 26, 2017: SF Bay Area visit #2: day 2 (Mason's 3rd birthday) and day 3. Solar eclipse.
August 25, 2017: SF Bay Area visit. Dinner at Soban. SF Bay Area visit #2: day 1 (Little Hot Pot).
August 23, 2017: Last Mammoth trip of the season. dineLA Restaurant Week at Prospect Gourmand. Visiting with the Easley family. Fooding: Lalibela, 888 Seafood, and Curry House. Erik and Dawn's wedding weekend: day 1, day 2, and day 3 (wedding!).
August 9, 2017: Visiting Europe: Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
August 5, 2017: Portland to Cleveland roadtrip, including Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and Badlands National Park.
July 21, 2017: Diana and Sean's visit.
June 26, 2017: UCLA Chancellor's Society. Dinner at Sushi Tsujita. Fooding: Trieu Chau and Newport Seafood. More fooding: Henry's Cuisine, Sea Harbour, and Pho Saigon Pearl. Mr. Holmes Bakehouse plus house party.
June 25, 2017: Cadillac Truth + Dare at Angel Stadium.
June 19, 2017: Mike Franks' retirement.
June 7, 2017: Fooding: dim sum, farmer's market, and Kogi Taqueria.
June 4, 2017: Visiting Sydney.
June 2, 2017: UCLA Geography annual von Humboldt football tournament, day 1 and day 2.
May 29, 2017: Dim sum at World Seafood. Andrew and Laura's farewell dinner at Tara's Himalayan. Skiing in Mammoth. Pearl and Simon's visit: U2, Tsujita LA, dim sum, and The Pan.
May 19, 2017: KBBQ at Sun Ha Jang. Dinner at SushiStop. Out with Pearl and friends. UCLA and Chefs Collaborative: Fin, Foot, or Hoof. Planes of Fame Airshow.
May 2, 2017: Yuri's Night. Lunch at Messob. Ophelia's birthday. Santa Monica fooding: DK's Donuts, Bareburger, and Three Twins. Dinner at Cafe Brasil.
May 1, 2017: Thai food at Sanook Soi 38. Breakfast at Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, plus Loqui and Ramen Roll.
April 3, 2017: Fooding roundup.
April 2, 2017: Friday/Saturday stuff: LA Marathon expo, pho, Voodoo Donuts, and Mayura. Post-LA Marathon fooding. Blue Star donuts. Dinner at Pok Pok LA. Visiting Oslo.
March 23, 2017: Poke at Sweetfin Poke. Chef Roy Choi at his Locol Truck. Joel's visit. Bits of Las Vegas: Beauty and Essex and Valley of Fire. Yelp Gold Elite at Killer Shrimp.
February 28, 2017: Saturday: dim sum at J Zhou, then Manna for kbbq. Sunday: fooding at King Shabu Shabu and Huolala.
February 23, 2017: Fooding at Frogs Organic Bakery and Roberta's Pizza Pop-Up.
February 10, 2017: Indian/Burmese at Jasmine Market. Donuts at Sidecar Doughnuts.
February 7, 2017: Dave and Kathy's wedding. Visiting Myanmar (Burma). Tiff's birthday.
January 30, 2017: Christmas: day 1, day 2 (Christmas Day), day 3 (Museum of Flight), and day 4. New Year's Eve at Olivia and Dart's. Fooding: 800 Degrees Pizza, Lazy Dog, Belwood Bakery Cafe. UCLA vs. Stanford basketball.
January 1, 2017: Happy New Year!
December 24, 2016: Visiting the Bay Area. Lunch at Tasty Noodle House. SSC Holiday potluck, then fooding: Eggslut and L Kitchen.
December 16, 2016: Seattle: day 1 and day 2.
December 1, 2016: Thanksgiving weekend.
November 26, 2016: Fooding at Tsujita LA, Barsha, Howlin' Ray's, and finally Little Fatty.
November 16, 2016: Visiting Hong Kong. Veterans' Day weekend: backpacking the Gabrielino Trail plus UCLA vs. Oregon State.
November 1, 2016: A day full of croissants (Mr. Holmes Bakeshop and Proof Bakery), then Pet Shop Boys Super Tour.
October 26, 2016: Rice bowls at Kalbis Grill. Busy weekend: potluck with the Tan family plus Long Beach Half Marathon. Fooding: Cafe Gratitude and Sanuki no Sato. UCLA vs. Utah football plus Din Tai Fung.
October 4, 2016: Fooding in K-town: BCD Tofu House and Oo-Kook (kbbq). UCLA vs. Stanford at the Rose Bowl plus Ronnie's Diner. Albert's Farewell part 2 and UCLA vs. Arizona. Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong for kbbq.
October 3, 2016: Fooding: Necco and all over (Happy Family, Porto's, Sanuki no Sato).
September 30, 2016: Albert's moving-on lunch.
September 5, 2016: SSC summer picnic. Labor Day Weekend: Saturday (board games) and Sunday (dim sum at NBC Seafood).
August 25, 2016: Fooding at Jin Jiang, High Rooftop Bar at Hotel Erwin, and Maple Block Meat Co.
August 19, 2016: SF Bay Area: day 2. Travis and Julie's baby shower.
August 18, 2016: Lunch at West. SF Bay Area: day 1.
August 7, 2016: Matt and Michelle's baby shower.
August 6, 2016: Dinner at Boiling Crab.
August 5, 2016: The National at The Greek. Pho at Golden Deli. Fun Sunday: working on Keezer's G35 plus Dim Sum Express and Pho Hai Kieu.
August 1, 2016: Jeff and Joycelyn's pizza party plus Mien Nghia Noodle Express. Dinner at Terrine for dineLA. Ramen at Hakata Ikkousha.
July 23, 2016: Weekend fun: Atlantic Seafood and Dim Sum, Rani's birthday, and Johnnie's Pastrami.
July 15, 2016: Fooding: Northern Cafe and North Italia.
July 10, 2016: Ars Technica meet at Bludso's BBQ.
July 8, 2016: Independence Day grilling. Baja California Fish Tacos for lunch.
July 7, 2016: Japanese food: Sakura Japanese Restaurant and Kimikatsu. Kim and Michael's wedding plus fooding: Marlowe in SF and Sakura Japanese back in LA.
June 29, 2016: Fooding at BCD Tofu House, KazuNori, and Palms Ramen Yumeya. Continued fooding at Five Star Seafood and Kiriko. June's birthday dinner.
June 22, 2016: Fooding: Saffron and Rose, Javan, and Jidaiya. More fooding: Mama's Lu and Paco's Tacos. Mike and Maria's wedding and pre/post wedding events.
June 15, 2016: UCLA Chancellor's Society event plus Souplantion. Birthday fooding: Le Petite Paris, Little Sheep, Champagne Bakery.
June 7, 2016: Eating on Sawtelle, part 1 (Nanban-kan and B Sweet), part 2 (Javan and Volcano Tea), and part 3 (Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen). Timothy's retirement party plus grad student BBQ.
June 3, 2016: The Original Doner Truck. Celebrating Dr. Luis Alvarez. Random fooding. UCLA Geography annual von Humboldt football tournament and arrival of Space Shuttle External Tank ET-94. Dim sum plus Jeff's birthday. Memorial Day BBQ.
May 31, 2016: Visiting Guantanamo Bay.
May 5, 2016: Planes of Fame Air Show preview day. Fooding with Erik and Katie. Mike's birthday brunch, followed by dinner at O Sushi. UCLA/XPRIZE FuturizeX event.
April 25, 2016: Fooding roundup: Poke Me, Musashiya Udon, Road to Seoul, and Lacha Somtum.
April 24, 2016: OC fooding: Seasons 52 and I-Tea, then LA fooding: Shabuya and North Italia. Yuri's Night. Maria and Mike's visit. Mesa Brazilian Eatery and Noodle World in Westwood.
April 23, 2016: Visiting Saigon.
April 7, 2016: Mammoth: days 1 and 2, day 3, and day 4. Dinner at Capital Seafood. Sushi at Little Izakaya-ya by Katsu-ya. Section hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in Mojave: day 1, day 2, and day 3. Dinner at Poke Bar.
March 26, 2016: Visiting Bangkok. Sushi at Nozomi Restaurant. New Order at Shrine Auditorium. Dinner at Boiling Crab, then at Cava and El Gallito Taco Truck.
March 22, 2016: Fooding: Peddlers Ice Cream and Yabu Restaurant. Brunch at Blue Daisy. Milk tea at Honeyboba.
March 13, 2016: Pho at 9021PHO. Prime rib at The San Franciscan. Dinner at Hook Burger. June's Girl Scout Cookies and wine pairing. Much fooding: Barney's Beanery, Omar Xinjiang Halal, and Hot Spot Hot Pot.
March 5, 2016: Clover Ave. food trucks. Mammoth, February 2016: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
March 2, 2016: Dinner at Square Dot and Din Tai Fung.
February 23, 2016: Dinner at Mendocino Farms. LA Marathon Expo (plus Marugame Monzo, California Roll Factory). Lunar New Year festival (plus Yao's Restaurant, Splendid Bakery, and NBC Seafood).
February 16, 2016: Dinner at Sushi House followed by another visit to Shake Ramen.
February 9, 2016: Shake Ramen truck. Saturday: Bak Kung 2, SK Donuts, and triple birthday. Sunday at Tsujita LA and Sweet Rose Creamery.
February 7, 2016: Saturday: Copenhagen Pastry and Holy Cow BBQ. Sunday: King Shabu Shabu and Fogo de Chao. Yelp Elite at Sonoritas Prime Tacos.
February 1, 2016: Dinner at Sushi Chitose and Kuma Seafood Buffet. Busy Saturday: Baby James' 1st birthday and Ophelia's party.
January 21, 2016: Dinner at Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen. Mammoth, January 2016: day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.
January 13, 2016: Fun in SGV: board games and food. Dinner at Aki Restaurant. Tiffany's birthday at Simbal.
January 6, 2016: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Mass fooding (Little Jewel of New Orleans and Huolala). Mini food crawl (Bowl Thai, Honeymee, It's Boba Time, and Barley Forge). New Year's Eve. New Year's Day fooding at Atlantic Times Square and Lu's Garden. Dessert at Chelo Creamery. Dinner with the Easley family.
January 1, 2016: Happy New Year!
December 31, 2015: Ohio: day 1, day 2, and day 3. CHRVCHES at The Fonda. UCLA departmental lunches: SSC and Geography. Dinner at Seong Buk Dong. Busy weekend including board games, Sam Woo BBQ, and Griddle Cafe.
December 20, 2015: Fooding at Mariscos Guillen La Playita and Ike's Place. Jen's birthday.
December 16, 2015: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show pictures up at vq30de.net.
December 10, 2015: Time for cheap sushi. Thanksgiving: days 1 and 2 plus days 3 and 4.
December 1, 2015: Burgers at Hole in the Wall. Baby big days: Mara's 1st birthday and Victoria's red egg.
November 19, 2015: Fooding in 626: Nha Trang, Stone Brewing, Mother Moo. Fooding: Sunny Blue, Hide Sushi, Hook and Plow. Sunday: UCLA vs. WSU plus dim sum. NHRA Drag Racing finals.
November 10, 2015: FuturizeX by UCLA and XPRIZE. Saturday: King Shabu Shabu, Smog City Brewing, and board games.
November 5, 2015: Udon at Musashiya. Kate's birthday. Busy Halloween: brunch at Julienne, UCLA vs. Colorado, and potluck at Jeff and Joycelyn's. Joe's birthday.
November 2, 2015: UCLA vs. Cal football. Section hiking the PCT: day 0, day 1, and day 2. House of Blues Anaheim for Owl City.
October 22, 2015: Baby Ella's first birthday. Shin Sen Gumi for ramen.
October 15, 2015: Food: Lenny's Deli and Barbacoa. Sunday at NBC Seafood and Slicetruck. Sushi at Hamasaku. Electric Lotus then Garbage at The Greek. Long Beach for Phnom Penh Noodle and Long Beach Marathon expo. Sonia's birthday. Ritz Carlton Laguna Nigel. Peruvian at Kotosh.
September 29, 2015: Saturday: Feng Mao and Death Cab for Cutie. Supermoon (supermoon and total lunar eclipse).
September 23, 2015: James' moving-away Soba Sojibo. Pho Shop and UCLA vs. BYU at the Rose Bowl. Sunday dim sum at Sea Harbour.
September 16, 2015: Saturday fooding: Okamoto Kitchen and Kai Kai Dumplings, Rae's Restaurant, Borneo Kalimantan Cuisine. Sunday fooding: Sea Empress and Lu Gi.
September 10, 2015: Sunday: St. Marks Grill plus 626 Night Market. Yelp Elite: Modern Mingling at Room and Board.
September 9, 2015: Dan and Carolina's wedding.
September 8, 2015: Korean BBQ at Galbi King.
September 2, 2015: Island hopping.
August 25, 2015: Saturday: dim sum, Kaitlyn's 4th birthday, and Brick Fest. SSC summer picnic.
August 20, 2015: Erik's visit. SF Bay Area: day 1 and day 2.
August 10, 2015: Gravlax for Scandinavian food. Monterey Park for Tasty Garden. Matt and Michelle's housewarming plus brunch at Haus.
August 7, 2015: Summer evening at LACMA.
August 6, 2015: Filipino for dinner at Ateh's Kitchen. Mike and Lan Lan's wedding and afterparty.
July 27, 2015: Denver: day 1 and day 2. Hollywood Bowl for Death Cab for Cutie. Fooding with the Udompanyanan family. dineLA Restaurant week at Lukshon. Sacramento: day 1 and day 2. Mass fooding: Richeeze truck, A-Frame (for dineLA), and New School Kitchen. dineLA Restaurant Week: M Grill.
July 25, 2015: Empanadas at Rincon Chileno. Lunch at Bachi Burger. G.J.'s retirement party. Dinner at Sushi Ken. Jeff and Joycelyn's wedding: ceremony and reception. Lunch at Top Round and at Open Oven. Dinner at Qin West. Fun at the Lai household. Independence Day weekend.
June 22, 2015: UCLA MECN Blue and Gold ceremony. Sushi at Niko Niko. Sophia's birthday/Ophelia's graduation plus steak. Jeff's bachelor party. Massive fooding.
June 15, 2015: ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen. U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, 3rd, 4th, and 5th shows at The Forum in Inglewood. UCLA Geography BBQ. Making dan tat. Vena's graduation dinner.
May 28, 2015: Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa and Ice Que. Washington, D.C: day 1 and day 2. Tacos Don Antonio's, udon at Kotohira. UCLA Geography annual von Humboldt football tournament. Memorial Day weekend dim sum at Elite and Atlantic Seafood.
May 27, 2015: Food: Ocean Prime and Honey Badger. OK Go at The Wiltern. Diamond Jamboree plaza: Capital Seafood and Meet Fresh.
May 12, 2015: Fooding: Tsujita LA and Diddy Riese. Clover Ave food trucks. Planes of Fame air show.
April 28, 2015: Chicago: day 1, day 2, and day 3. Fishing with Dynamite for lunch.
April 26, 2015: Star Wars Celebration. Ophelia's birthday.
April 20, 2015: Food: Lucky Noodle King, Yoma Myanmar, and Addiction Bistro. Pho at Pho Show. Yuri's Night. Happy hour at Napa Valley Grille.
April 10, 2015: Fooding on Sawtelle (Shin Sen Gumi and Blockheads). More fooding (Lunasia, Ice Que, Kiraku).
April 3, 2015: Dinner at Boiling Crab. Happy Hour at Public School 310. Shaved snow at Ice Que. Korean BBQ at Bak Kung.
April 2, 2015: London.
March 23, 2015: Rani's baby shower. Yelp Gold Elite at B Sweet. Dinner at Ox & Son. Busy Pi Day: Beijing Pie House, Green Zone, Oh My Pan, and Honeyboba. St. Patrick's Day at ROC and Atticus Creamery. Lunch at Angelini Osteria.
March 17, 2015: Mammoth: day 1, day 2, and day 3. Korean BBQ at Hong Dae Ip Gu.
March 15, 2015: Mexican food at E K Valley restaurant.
March 14, 2015: Lunar New Year's Eve at Garden Cafe. Mammoth: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
March 12, 2015: Weekend in Istanbul.
February 26, 2015: Saturday: dim sum at King Hua plus Cousin Kristen's cooking. Dumplings at Hui Tou Xiang. AYCE kbbq at Don Day. Soft opening of Boiling Crab in Westwood.
February 17, 2015: Weekend in Hong Kong. Dinner at Flores and the Ladies Gunboat Society.
February 5, 2015: Weekend in Taipei.
February 3, 2015: dineLA Restaurant Week at L'Assiette Steak Frites and Fogo de Chao. Pho at Pho So 1. Lunch at Kula Sushi.
January 28, 2015: Dinner: King Shabu Shabu and Pacific Dining Car, then Wurstkuche. Disney Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Sushi at Shunji. dineLA Restaurant Week at Connie and Ted's.
January 12, 2015: Christmas: day 4 (Baby Mason's red egg party). New Year's Eve. Lunch at Savoy Kitchen, dim sum at Sea Empress.
January 9, 2015: UCLA SSC holiday potluck, Shin Sen Gumi for ramen, busy Saturday (Westwood + Jenn's birthday), dinner at Wildcraft and at Gulp, then Christmas: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
January 1, 2015: Happy New Year!
December 16, 2014: Dinner at Souplantation. Dim sum at Lunasia and NBC Seafood. Lunch at The Factory Kitchen.
December 13, 2014: Florida for NASA Orion EFT-1.
December 12, 2014: Clover Ave food trucks. Shin Sen Gumi for ramen. Mama Hong's for pho. Jogasaki sushi burritos. Thanksgiving: day 1, day 2, and day 3. Vena's birthday.
November 16, 2014: McDonald's McRib. Fooding in Gardena: Shin Sen Gumi Horumon and 85C Bakery. Korean food: Country Touch Cafe and Oo-kook. Fruit trees.
November 1, 2014: Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt. Busy Sunday: dim sum at Shi Hai plus Hermosa Beach. Food trucks: Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, Poke 2 Go, The Boba Truck, and Mighty Boba Truck.
October 29, 2014: Gen Korean BBQ, Sue's birthday, Garlo's Aussie Pie Shop, and Erasure.
October 23, 2014: Partial solar eclipse.
October 19, 2014: Long Beach Marathon Expo. Sonia's birthday and UCLA vs. Oregon. Food-filled Sunday: Half and Half, M Grill and Hwa Sun Ji. UCLA Geography annual von Humboldt plus after-party. Sandwiches at Ike's Place. Dim sum and dessert with the Lai family(Sea Empress and Phoenix). Space Shuttle Endeavour. More fruit trees.
October 8, 2014: UCLA vs. Utah football, Matt and Michelle's birthday at Umami, and trees.
October 2, 2014: UCLA Geography new grad student reception.
September 29, 2014: Dim sum at Shi Hai.
September 25, 2014: Visiting Singapore and Hong Kong.
September 10, 2014 UCLA vs. Memphis football plus dim sum at China Red.
September 9, 2014: Santa Anita Racetrack for BMW Ultimate Driving Experience. Dinner at Kula.
September 8, 2014: Sushi burritos at Kimborex. Michelle's birthday.
September 2, 2014: Labor Day weekend: Baby Mason, then mini-BBQ (plus dim sum at Empress Harbour), and more dim sum at King Hua.
August 29, 2014: Sacramento: day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.
August 28, 2014: UCLA All-Staff picnic. Pizza at Grimaldi's. Lunch at Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen.
August 20, 2014: Dinner at The Apple Pan. Meeting with Leif-Eric and friends for dinner. Fooding Saturday: Granville Cafe and MJ Cafe Express; Sunday: Blaze Pizza, Rita's, Ugly Roll Sushi. Kaitlyn's third birthday.
August 5, 2014: San Francisco Marathon: day 1, day 2, day 3. Clover Ave food trucks. Dinner at Boiling Point. Busy Saturday: Guisados and OC Fair. UCLA flood wrap-up.
July 31, 2014: Moe Deli and Japadog at the Westwood Lot. Dinner at Curry House. Visiting Sacramento again. New Order at The Greek Theater. Union Buffet. dineLA at M Grill. Dim sum at Capital Seafood. Korean BBQ Choi Ga Nae.
July 9, 2014: Pearl's baby shower. Lunch at Palomino. And of course, Independence Day.
July 7, 2014: UCLA Chancellor's Society. Sushi at Kula. Pearl tea at The Boba Truck. Time for E3. UCLA Geography barbecue. Sophia's birthday. SGV fooding: Gottsui and Sinbala. More food: The Griddle Cafe and The Backhouse. Jeff and Joycelyn's BBQ. Dinner at Souplantation and at Curry House. Carley's birthday.
June 21, 2014 Elaine and Jeff's wedding.
June 18, 2014: Matt and Michelle's wedding. Ramen at Jidaiya. Tony's birthday, Berlin Currywurst, and Bruin Plate.
June 17, 2014: Matt and Michelle's wedding rehearsal.
June 13, 2014: UCLA Geography von Humboldt football tournament. Dinner at sugarFISH and Galbi King. SGV fooding, day 1 and day 2. Ramen at Men Oh.
May 21, 2014: Korean BBQ at Soowon Galbi. Visiting Sacramento.
May 10, 2014: Indian food at Mayura. Fun at Universal Studios (Hollywood). NBC Seafood for dim sum.
May 5, 2014: Matt and Miki's wedding. AYCE KBBQ at Road to Seoul.
April 30, 2014: Visiting Dubai and Doha.
April 21, 2014: Celebrating Yuri's Night. Mara's birthday. Maria's visit.
April 15, 2014: Total lunar eclipse.
April 12, 2014: Happy Hour at The Glendon. Matt and Michelle's for dinner. King's Hawaiian for brunch.
April 5, 2014: The National (plus Levitated Mass at LACMA). Clover Ave food trucks. POT. Amy and Nik's visit.
March 28, 2014: Lots of birthday's: Pearl's, Sonho's, and Constant's. Waffle sandwiches at Bruxie. Saturday adventures: 888 Seafood and Grimaldi's. Pho at phorage. Japanese food: Kimukatsu and Chabuya.
March 21, 2014: LA Marathon expo.
March 5, 2014: Dinner at Umami. Chinese food: Ocean Seafood and New Kingswood Teppan Steakhouse. Ramen at Shin Sen Gumi. Vegas: day 1 and day 2.
February 24, 2014: Tanzania: Mt. Kilimanjaro and mini-safari. Pre- and post-Tanzania in Houston.
February 23, 2014: UCLA SSC holiday party.
February 18, 2014: Dinner at Javan. Lunch at Ha Tien Quan. Brazilian BBQ (dineLA Restaurant Week): Fogo de Chao and M Grill. More food: Nong La Cafe and Gonpachi. SushiStop Izakaya. Ramen at Jidaiya.
February 3, 2014: Shin Sen Gumi's new Sawtelle location. Tiffany's secret santa gift exchange. More food: Sea Harbour and King Shabu Shabu. Christmas. Christine's birthday. Dim sum at 888 Seafood. Pearl and Simon's New Year's Eve.. Dim sum at Capital Seafood and NBC Seafood. Two food trucks. Taiwanese food (Bull Demon King and Sinbala) Visiting with the Easleys.
January 27, 2014: Europe 2013: Portugal, Spain, and Andorra.
January 17, 2014: 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show pictures up at vq30de.net.
January 1, 2014: Happy New Year!
December 23, 2013: Amy and Nik's visit. Thanksgiving: day 1, day 2, and day 3. Jida's PhD celebration. Dinner at Oo-kook and Mr. Noodle (and CAH: Holiday BS: Day 1). Houston.
December 2, 2013: Dinner at Curry House. Nom'ing at Cucina Rustica. Rani and Kevin's wedding. Dim sum at NBC Seafood and dinner at Wurstkuche. Food trucks: The Boba Truck and Steamy Bun Truck. Lunch at Skylight Gardens. Elite for dim sum and dinner at Fritto Misto. Lunch at Mifune. Cards Against Humanity: The bigger, blacker box. UCLA Football versus Washington and Arizona State. Brunch at MB Post and dinner at Road to Seoul. Dinner at Matt and Michelle's.
October 30, 2013: Niko Niko sushi. San Francisco: Day 1 and Day 2 (Nike Women's (Half) Marathon). Sue's birthday. McDonald's McRib.
October 25, 2013: Dinner at Sage and Ramen Hayatemaru. Full Saturday: Long Beach Marathon Expo and UCLA vs. Cal. LA Japan Fair. Fooding at Water Grill and Wolfgang Puck Express. Dinner at Yamato. UCLA Geography von Humboldt colloquium and awards dinner.
October 9, 2013: Frances' moving-away party. Seafood-packed Sunday: Sea Empress and Boiling Crab.
October 7, 2013: Matt's birthday. Busy Sunday: dim sum and Depeche Mode.
October 3, 2013: SSC Summer picnic and UCLA vs. New Mexico State. Omar's Xinjiang Halal for lunch. UCLA Geography grad student reception then Daikokuya.
September 30, 2013: Heather and Justin's wedding. Time for Lobster Festival. Lunch at Shaanxi Gourmet. Torrance for Ramen Yokocho Festival. Gyu-kaku and Love and Dumplings. Pho and mooncake for Mid-Autumn Festival.
September 18, 2013: Visiting New York.
September 11, 2013: Palms and Sepulveda food trucks. Ramen at Chabuya. Full Saturday: Awesome 80's 5k, dim sum, Taylor Swift, and BCD Tofu House. Visiting UCSB. UCLA All-Staff picnic (plus Clover Ave food trucks). Busy Saturday: UCLA vs. Nevada plus 626 Night Market (take 6). Labor Day weekend Sunday in Huntington Beach, then Camille's birthday (pig roast!).
August 20, 2013: Random food: Wurstkuche and Rita's. Kbbq at Oo-kook.
August 17, 2013: Dim sum at Elite.
August 9, 2013: Hiking Mt. Whitney: day 0 (Lone Pine), day 1 (Trail Camp), and day 2 (summit). Dinner at Curry House.
August 8, 2013: Dim sum at Mission 261. Ramen at Daikokuya's new Sawtelle location. Postal Service in LA, night 1 and night 2. Dinner at NIGHT+MARKET. SF Bay Area: day 1, day 2 part 1 (dim sum), and part 2 (Postal Service). Jogasaki truck.
August 1, 2013: Phorage and Hamburger Habit. Hiking Mt. Baldy. dineLA Restaurant Week at Fogo de Chao. Dinner at The Room Sushi. Then Kotoya Ramen and Churros Calientes truck.
July 16, 2013: Clover Ave. food trucks. Asian food: Mama Lu's and Hannosuke. Ramen Yamadaya and Rita's Ice. TLT Food w/Yelp. Independence Day. Korean BBQ at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong. 626 Night Market take 5.
July 11, 2013: San Diego County Fair.
June 26, 2013: Tribute to Sally Ride at Griffith Observatory. June's birthday. Carley's birthday.
June 25, 2013: E3, Day 3 (didn't make it to day 2).
June 24, 2013: Barry and Kim's wedding.
June 20, 2013: Shin Sen Gumi Shabu Shabu and Hakata Ramen. E3, Day 1. Dinner at Spice Table.
June 17, 2013: Memorial Day weekend: Saturday: dim sum Pearl and Simon's BBQ. Sunday: more BBQ! Monday: Gatten Sushi. More food: Roscoe's and Scoops. Wandering Westwood. Dinner at The Hungry Cat. Wandering west LA. Brunch at Din Tai Fung. Dinners at In-n-Out and 5i Indochine Cusine. Sophia's birthday.
June 13, 2013: Sacramento, day 1 and day 2. Korean BBQ at O Dae San. Orange County for food.
June 7, 2013: Julie and Travis' wedding.
May 31, 2013: Road Race Engineering (RRE). Flavor Garden for dumplings. Tokyo.
May 24, 2013: Mammoth: day 1, day 2, day 3 (plus Tsujita LA ANNEX). Dumplings at Myung In. UCLA Staff Assembly Casino Night. Random Saturday: OC Marathon Expo, UCLA Football Select-A-Seat, and Rita's Ice. Carley and Sonho's wedding. More fooding: Hwang's BBQ and Phoenix. Dinner at Curry House.
April 30, 2013: Shabu shabu at Shin Sen Gumi Horumon. Dinner at Lula Cocina Mexicana. Busy Sunday: dim sum, Temescal Canyon, Patrick's Roadhouse. Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting. Yuri's Night + AAG part two. Ars mini-meet at Feng Mao. The Fonda for OMD. BCD Tofu for dinner. Dinner at Tasty Kitchen. Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: day 1, day 2, and day 3 (whew). Post-Coachella: dim sum and Kotosh.
April 11, 2013: Callendar's for Pi Day. LA Marathon expo. All food including dim sum. Happy hour at Sepi's. Lunch at Palomino. Seoul Sausage and Little Hong Kong Cafe. Friday fun: sandwich party and dinner at Vito. Saturday: Pi Day part 2 and Constant's birthday. Sunday: Uncle Darrow's and Manna. Dinner at SushiStop. Mike's birthday. Last days of Chego. Crazy Saturday: post-Carley's briday shower. Sunday: dim sum and Game of Thrones.
March 15, 2013: Lunch at Palomino. Houston (day 1, day 2, day 3) and Mammoth (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4).
March 1, 2013: Sunday: 888 Seafood (dim sum) and Oscars mini-party. Lunch at Pho Show.
February 26, 2013: Dinner at Musha. Saturday food: Tsujita LA and Ashley's b-day (Wurstkuche).
February 20, 2013: San Diego zoo.
February 19, 2013: V-Day group dinner. Grad student adventures (Soo Rak San and Bar Lubitsch). Saturday fooding (Sea Empress dim sum and AKA An American Bistro). Dim sum at Capital Seafood.
February 14, 2013: Lunch at Pho Mai. Locks of Love and UCLA vs. Washington. Brunch at Ocean View Cafe . Tsukumen at Tsujita LA.
February 6, 2013: Home cooking. Dim sum at NBC Seafood. At UCLA: Jared Diamond talk plus pizza. Muse at Staples. Mammoth, January 2013: day 1, day 2, and day 3. dineLA at Scarpetta and Fig and Olive. Korean BBQ Hae Jang Chon. Japanese hot pot at Morinoya. Ramayani and Super Bowl Sunday.
January 23, 2013: Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen. Lunch at Sepi's. Dinner at Sushi Masu and Duck City.
January 20, 2013: Lots of holiday parties.
January 14, 2013: Dim sum at Lunasia. Tara's birthday. Ramen at Santouka.
January 7, 2013: UCLA vs. Baylor in the Holiday Bowl. Holiday food: Larchmont Bungalow, Oo-kook, and Iota. New Year's Eve. UCLA vs. Cal and then Stanford. Dinner at Pho Citi.
January 2, 2013: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and post-Christmas.
January 1, 2013: Happy New Year!
December 30, 2012: Jen's birthday. Food celebration: Heather and Justin's engagement, The Grilled Cheese Truck, and dim sum. Saturday dim sum and Pacific Dining Car.
December 29, 2012: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show at vq30de.net.
December 20, 2012: U-Mini for lunch. Alicia's birthday at Disneyland and C&O Trattoria.
December 17, 2012: Food in West LA (Hide, Beachy Cream, Gottsui). Waffle Chix and The Boba Truck. Frances' birthday. Dim sum at Ocean Star. Packed Sunday: Holiday Half, dim sum at Empress Harbour, TLT Food.
December 3, 2012: Malibu Fish Grill for dinner. Shin Sen Gumi for shabu shabu. Sea Harbour for dim sum.
November 26, 2012: Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen. Lunch at Westside Tavern. Thanksgiving, day 1 and day 2. And UCLA vs. Stanford.
November 20, 2012: Handel's ice cream. Ye Olde Kings Head for afternoon tea. Frances' Thanksgiving dinner. Rose Bowl for UCLA vs. usc.
November 5, 2012: Reopening of the new Pauley Pavilion. Ramen at Asahi. Din Tai Fung and UCLA vs. Arizona.
November 2, 2012: Lunch at Enterprise Fish Co. Hiking Mt. Baldy. Korean BBQ at Jinju.
October 23, 2012: Sue's birthday. Dim sum and 626 Night Market take 3.
October 20, 2012: UCLA Geography von Humboldt awards dinner.
October 17, 2012: Additional activities: Uncle Bill's, UCLA vs. Utah, and BCD Tofu. SGV-area food: dim sum, Half and Half, 101 Noodle Express. Jogasaki sushi burrito truck.
October 14, 2012: Transporting Space Shuttle Endeavour across LA: day 2.
October 13, 2012: Urth Caffe and Long Beach Marathon expo. New Order and brunch. Fresh soba at Yabu. Transporting Space Shuttle Endeavour across LA: day 1.
October 5, 2012: Cecile's birthday and Alicia's moving-away dinner. Backyard grilling. Garbage at the Palladium.
October 4, 2012: Owl City. UCLA Geography welcomes new grad students. UCLA YRL hosts Mid-Autumn Festival.
September 26, 2012: Visiting San Francisco. Cindy and Ken's wedding. Loretta and George's moving party and UCLA vs. Oregon State. Dim sum at Elite.
September 22, 2012: Dinner at Lee's Grill. UCLA vs. Houston. Food: Cooking Papa and more food: Onkei Ramen and Boiling Crab. Arrival of Space Shuttle Endeavour.
September 11, 2012: Michelle's birthday and Labor Day. UCLA SSC Summer picnic, then UCLA vs. Nebraska.
September 7, 2012: Camille's birthday.
September 5, 2012: Matt and Michelle's engagement.
September 4, 2012: Dinner at Curry House..
August 30, 2012: Food: Rex's Cafe, Chabuya, and Pho 87.
August 27, 2012: Dinner at Anatolia. More Yogurtland. Shabu Shabu at Shin Sen Gumi. Yuko's birthday.
August 22, 2012: Ramen at Umemura. Rock climbing at Stoney Point plus The Counter and Tara's Himalayan. Technosquare DynoDay III.
August 21, 2012: UCLA SSC China program barbeque. Burgers at Rustic Canyon, sushi at Hide Sushi, ramen at Menji Miyata.
August 17, 2012: The OC Fair and the Perseids meteor shower. Dim sum at 888 Seafood plus Fosselman's ice cream.
August 15, 2012: Ryan and Lisa's engagement lunch. UCLA All-Staff picnic and dorm breakfast.
August 11, 2012: Dinner at Dumpling House. A very Asian day: King Hua and 626 Night Market. Visiting City Target. Dinner: sushi at Kabuki, Italian at Vito, and FEAST at Rieber.
August 1, 2012: dineLA Restaurant week at Fogo de Chao. Korean BBQ at Oo-kook (plus a visit to Sea Launch).
July 24, 2012: Grace's birthday at Moodaepo II and Bethany's baby shower.
July 18, 2012: Dinner at Shaka Shack. Meeting up with Leif. Reno, day 1 and day 2. Lunch at Fat Sal's.
July 13, 2012: July 1st: Taiwanese food, Dodgers vs. Mets, pho. Independence Day! Time to geek out: NASA in the movies plus Hello Kitty at Yogurtland.
July 12, 2012: Geography grad student party. Carley's birthday and June's birthday.
July 9, 2012: Dinner at Sweethome Grill and at Il Chicanti.
June 29, 2012: UCLA Anderson class of 2012.
June 28, 2012: Korean BBQ at Don Day and foie gras at Animal.
June 26, 2012: Nom'ing at Tatsu Ramen. More food: dim sum at Elite plus BCD Tofu House. Cherry picking. Venus transit. Jinya Ramen and E3. Handmade noodles at JTYH. Van and Marin's wedding. June birthdays, take one.
June 18, 2012: UCLA Geography football tournament, day 1 and day 2. Teresa's last Fuller party. Saturday: Wurstkuche and Dodgers vs. Astros. Sunday: dim sum at NBC plus Frances and Patrick's wedding! Monday: dim sum at 888 plus Amy's Memorial Day BBQ. Lunch at Tanino, dinner at Ludo Truck.
May 20, 2012: Mini strawberry festival, then a solar eclipse.
May 18, 2012: Lunch at Tasty Garden. Canon Live Learning: 5D Mark III and 1D X.
May 16, 2012: Susie and Michael's wedding.
May 14, 2012: UCLA Staff Casino Night. More dim sum. Busy Sunday: Rose Bowl and meeting Baby Apollo. Doritos shell tacos and the Canon C500. Korean BBQ (again) at Oo-Kook.
May 7, 2012: Saturday night out. Curry for dinner. Korean BBQ at Oo-Kook. Tapas at LaOn. On the road after Pearl's wedding. Dinner at BCD (tofu) and at Kiriko (sushi).
May 6, 2012: Pearl and Simon's wedding.
April 23, 2012: CicLAvia, then the Jogasaki sushi burrito truck, and Mara's birthday.
April 20, 2012: The first 626 Night Market.
April 19, 2012: Europe: Barcelona and Rome. Dim sum at 888 Seafood and Ocean Star. The W Hotel for Yuri's Night.
April 5, 2012: LA Marathon expo. Wandering (er, eating) through LA. Dinner on Sawtelle, take one and two. 24 hours of donuts. Brunch at John O'Groats. Curry at Coco Ichibanya, dim sum at Top Island.
March 21, 2012: House of Pies for Pi Day. Pho at Huong Vi.
March 20, 2012: K-town: kbbq at Honey Pig + Soju Town/Wine Bbar. Dinner at Ramen Jinya. Retirement party for Professor Scott and Professor Trimble. Pearl's birthday. A day of eating: dim sum and kbbq. Food on Overland: Lobsta Truck, Chego, and Scoops.
March 14, 2012: Pho at Pho Ever and at Saigon Dish. More Mammoth: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
February 25, 2012: Visiting Hawaii for Kristen and Dave's wedding.
February 21, 2012: Dinner at Outback and then Fogo de Chao. Mammoth: day 1, day 2, and day 3. Sushi burritos at Jogasaki. Brazilian BBQ at M Grill. Hanging out with Pearl, Amy, and Nik: food and cats. Hot pot at Seoul Garden. Dinner at Curry House.
January 25, 2012: Korean BBQ at Don Day. Mammoth: day 2, day 3, and day 4.
January 20, 2012: Walking around UCLA, brunch at Grub, Tara's birthday, then Deep Fry 2: Fry Harder.
January 9, 2012: Christmas dinner and post-Christmas socializing. Frances makes more turkey. New Year's Eve (partying) and New Year's Day (dim sum and ramen).
January 6, 2012: Dinner at Gaam. UCLA Geography holiday lunch at Bottega Louie. Lunch at Hole in the Wall burger joint. Secret Santa Underwear Exchange. Lunch at Boiling Point. Christmas Eve at the Melins'.
January 1, 2012: Happy New Year!
December 23, 2011: SSC Secret Santa and Ramen Yamadaya Westwood. Then a busy day: Ramen Yamadaya again, Leif and Eun-young's moving-away party, and Julie's birthday.
December 20, 2011: Breakfast at Huge Tree Pastry.
December 19, 2011: Dinner at Hae Jang Chon, then the next day at Inka Express.
December 7, 2011: Ramen Yamadaya. Two birthdays: Frances and Joycelyn, then a third: Karen's.
December 6, 2011: Teresa's birthday.
December 5, 2011: The pets get some attention, then turkey number three over Thanksgiving weekend.
December 3, 2011: Dinner at Ramen Yamadaya. Ryan and Caroline's birthdays. Thanksgiving weekend: day 1 and day 2.
November 28, 2011: Caroline's baby shower.
November 18, 2011: Quyen and Michael's post-wedding brunch + Frances' Thanksgiving dinner, followed by dim sum.
November 17, 2011: Lunch at Tanino and at Ramen Kiraku, then Quyen and Michael's wedding.
November 10, 2011: Joel and Jessica's wedding morning and then wedding.
November 8, 2011: Joel and Jessica's wedding rehearsal dinner.
November 4, 2011: Dim sum and Amy's Halloween potluck.
November 1, 2011: Dim sum at 888 Seafood followed by dinner with Ulrich and other Geography dorks. Halloween at Bethany and Dylan's.
October 26, 2011: Two weeks in Latin America: Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico.
October 24, 2011: Oktoberfest at Red Lion Tavern. Saturday is Simon and Issei's birthdays plus UCLA vs. WSU. Sunday is Heather C.'s birthday.
October 4, 2011: Hollywood for Erasure and Papaya King, then brunch at Jack n' Jill's.
September 30, 2011: Happy hour at Westwood Brewing Company.
September 28, 2011: New York 2011: Long Island, Manhattan, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls (Canada).
September 19, 2011: Massive food: Michael's Cajun, Class 302, and Chego. PhD Comics: The Movie + Father's Office. Dim sum and UCLA vs. Texas. Breakfast at Huge Tree Pastry.
September 18, 2011: Watching UCLA vs. SJSU, then hiking Mt. Baldy.
September 10, 2011: Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen's new Japantown location. Watching Dodgers vs. Padres baseball. The Lexus GS350 (and Chego). Will's PhD defense party. Majed and Randa's wedding, plus Labor Day weekend.
September 2, 2011: Climbing at Malibu Creek. Dim sum and Fantasia. Then Taylor Swift. Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen. On a boat! Yuko's birthday.
August 24, 2011: Dinner at Gottsui and then Death Cab for Cutie.
August 21, 2011: Visiting June, then Maria's visit.
August 15, 2011: Food: Border Grill and Hae Jang Chon. Irina's last day. Dinner at Glorias.
August 10, 2011: Tsujita LA, the OG Tempura and The Boba Truck, and then Hurry Curry and Volcano.
August 4, 2011: UCLA All-Staff picnic. Korean BBQ at Oo-kook, then food: dim sum and ramen!
July 30, 2011: Dim sum and pizza on Carmageddon weekend. Breakfast at FOOD. Seeing Owl City at Club Nokia. BBQ time! Dim sum at Empress Harbor plus Agricola.
July 16, 2011: Florida for the last Space Shuttle launch: day 1, day 2 (STS-135 launch!), day 3, day 4, day 5, and day 6.
July 13, 2011: Carley's birthday. Keith and Carrie's wedding. Ryan's farewell lunch and dinner. Six Flags Magic Mountain.
July 10, 2011: Independence Day: day 1, day 2, and day 3 (Independence Day!). Dinner at Picca and then at California Chicken Cafe.
June 20, 2011: U2 360 Tour, Anaheim 1 (Friday) and 2 (Saturday).
June 14, 2011: Patrick's birthday. Dinner at Ma Dang Gook Soo. SOFIA at NASA Dryden. Post-E3 dinner at Mr. Pizza and Sojutown. Dinner at Azuma and then at Lukshon. Full of food: Ocean Star and Golden State Cafe.
June 6, 2011: Second JPL tweetup.
June 2, 2011: Memorial Day weekend at Mammoth: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
May 30, 2011: UCLA Geography von Humboldt awards dinner.
May 26, 2011: Busy Friday: Waffle Chix, then Kylie Mingoe at Hollywood Bowl. Dinner at Pacific Dining Car. Breakfast at Good Stuff.
May 25, 2011: UCLA Geography Denis Cosgrove von Humboldt football tournament, day 1 and day 2.
May 23, 2011: Food trucks at UCLA, dinner at Ajisen, of food trucks and rabbits, the day in San Francisco, and the 100th Bay to Breakers.
May 19, 2011: Life Rolls On celebrity poker tournament.
May 11, 2011: UCLA Staff Assembly Casino Night, followed by Acapulco's for lunch, then a wine cruise.
May 5, 2011: Post-OC Marathon lunch at Brodard Restaurant, then Chase Langford: Chaos and Control studio show.
May 4, 2011: Food plus OC Marathon Expo. Then dim sum.
May 3, 2011: Korean BBQ at Moodaepo II.
May 1, 2011: Easter Sunday fooding.
April 29, 2011: Evening food trucks at UCLA, dinner at Nanbankan and Scoops, and hiking the Hollywood sign.
April 27, 2011: Ophelia's birthday at Animal.
April 25, 2011: Busy Saturday at dim sum and Getty Villa. Ramen Jinya, then Kyochon.
April 21, 2011: Happy Hour at Gyu-kaku.
April 20, 2011: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of human spaceflight: Yuri's Night, followed by the Grilled Cheese Truck for lunch.
April 11, 2011: More Mammoth: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
April 8, 2011: Dinner at Apple Pan, LRO poker night, food on Sawtelle, Korean BBQ at Man Soo, and finally Sky's Gourmet Tacos.
April 1, 2011: Staples Center for Sharks vs. Kings. Monterey Park for dim sum and pearl tea. Wine cruise fail. Barney's Beanery with Andi B. Dinner at A-Frame.
March 22, 2011: Pi Day. Packed Saturday: LA Marathon Expo, Griddle Cafe, and Pearl's birthday. Dinner at Daikokuya.
March 16, 2011: Visiting K-town for Boiling Crab and karaoke.
March 12, 2011: Dan's birthday: hiking Temescal Canyon, the Counter, and Thai Patio. New Capital for dim sum. Staples for Kings vs. Stars. More Nom Nom Truck! Pac-10 Tournament: UCLA vs. Oregon.
March 11, 2011: New furniture and then Korean BBQ at Honey Pig.
March 10, 2011: A day of food. Jesse's wedding: day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.
March 9, 2011: 24 Hours of Lemons day 1 and day 2.
March 5, 2011: Mammoth for Presidents' Day weekend: day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.
February 19, 2011: Amy and Nik's visit. Then Lunar New Year. Wandering Manhattan Beach. Dinner at Curry House, then insanity at Mr. Pizza. A day of dim sum and stuff. Dinner at Hwang's Korean BBQ.
January 30, 2011: Random, very ordinary food shots.
January 29, 2011: Second trip to Mammoth: day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, and day 5.
January 27, 2011: Miki's visit.
January 18, 2011: Lots of food: Canters Truck, Britt's BBQ, The Stand. Nom Nom truck. Virgil's birthday at The Room. Tara's birthday at C&O's. Hiking Topanga Canyon and The Counter.
January 15, 2011: Onolicious Hawaiian BBQ truck, Bethany's birthday at Manna, and Mammoth: day 1, day 2, and day 3.
January 6, 2011: More dim sum (NBC + Half and Half, again!), breakfast at Rutt's. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and post-Christmas day 1, day 2, and day 3. 2010 wraps up with New Year's Eve.
January 2, 2011: Dim sum and pearl tea (Empress Harbor/Half and Half). Geography holiday lunch at Rock Sugar, Korean BBQ at Hae Jang Chon (and Boba Bear). LX5 experiments. SSC secret santa. Three birthdays: Virgil's (plus lunch at Yamato), Leif-Eric's (and dim sum at NBC + Jim's Bakery), and Alicia's. More fooding: Ming Wok, Sky's Gourmet Tacos, and Orochon.
January 1, 2011: Happy New Year!! Triple-booked: Carlitos' birthday, Tara/Heather/Cari's holiday potluck, and Jen's birthday.
December 30, 2010: SSC holiday party, then UCLA vs. usc, lunch at Lulu's Cafe, and food trucks (Sky Gourmet Tacos and Frysmith). Busy Friday: TastyMeat!, Chego, Scoops, and V Lounge.
December 26, 2010: China 2010 pictures, second half: days 1/2, day 6, day 7, day 8, day 9, and day 10.
December 22, 2010: China 2010 pictures, first half: days 1/2, day 3, day 4, and day 5.
December 3, 2010: Food: Feng Mao 2 and Chego. Dim sum at Sea Harbour, Half and Half, then Santa Barbara for scuba (and Rusty's!). More food trucks: Happy Cup Ramen and Ludo Truck, followed by Phamish and Leif's PhD potluck.
November 17, 2010: Kate's birthday bonfire. UCLA vs. WSU and halloween at Bethany's. Halloween potluck at Amy's.
Novemebr 12, 2010: Hawaii for Ray and Molly's wedding!
November 10, 2010: Vegas to Kansas roadtrip! Including two days at SEMA: day 1 and day 2.
October 18, 2010: More hiking: Temescal Canyon/Will Rogers SP. Food: Ahn-joo (Ahnjoo) truck, Chego, then Fogo de Chao and Flying Pig. Saturday: Long Beach Marathon Expo, UCLA Geography BBQ, and Simon's birthday. Long Beach (half) Marathon.
October 16, 2010: A busy Saturday: Temescal Canyon, bibigo bibimbap, and Heather C.'s birthday at C&O Trattoria.
October 13, 2010: Muse at Staples and King's Hawaiian. Andi B. visits LA. UCLA vs. WSU and Cecile's birthday, the LA Triathlon and Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe. Gourmet Genie, rain (!) and Morton's for dineLA, Vizzi Truck, and Manilla Machine w/Sky Gourmet Tacos.
October 9, 2010: Visiting the LA County Fair.
October 5, 2010: Lots of food: Bool BBQ, Coconut Bay and Class 302. Happy hour at Soi 56. UCLA vs. Houston football (plus Phamish and Pho Consomme). Jocelyn's going-away lunch. Daikokuya ramen. UCLA Geography new grad orientation.
September 13, 2010: Dinner at Pho 21, quick trip to Irvine, and UCLA vs. Stanford football. Plus back from March: UCLA Geography faculty retirement party.
September 12, 2010: Game night at Simon's, Rebecca and Johnny's wedding and Labor Day BBQ at Camille and Francis'.
September 4, 2010: Food trucks: Krazy BBQ and Canter's, then Fishlips Sushi. Erik's visit, day 1, day 2, day 3 (inc. Yuko's birthday), and day 4. More eating at Super Pho and Chego, plus the Fish Happens truck. Nick B.'s going-away party.
August 20, 2010: UCLA All-staff picnic, dinner at Gui Rim Korean BBQ, the Mitsuwa summer festival, and finally random stuff: Pho Show, JR Cafe, and Ray and Molly's wedding invitiation.
August 9, 2010: Joycelyn's housewarming and kayaking Anacapa Island.
July 31, 2010: Exploring UCLA, then more airports, hiking Mission Peak, and finally back to the airport.
July 22, 2010: Trip to Alaska and Vancouver fills 11 days in July.
July 5, 2010: Breadbar for ramen, New Capital for dim sum, and Independence Day at June's.
July 4, 2010: Saturday is King's Hawaiian, hiking at Del Cerro Park/Palos Verdes Nature Preserve/SMC Celebrate America. Sunday is climbing at Echo Cliffs plus dinner at Corner Place. Chase's retirement from UCLA. Food trucks: Flying Pig and South Philly Experience.
July 3, 2010: Dian's birthday/graduation. Tons of food trucks-- Komodo, plus six more on Sawtelle. Vince's graduation celebration at Barney's.
June 29, 2010: Leonardo da Vinci at the Getty and BECKS, Sawtelle Blvd. for Curry House and Dumpling Station. Korean BBQ at Furusato plus Menchie's with Pearl. Saturday is lunch at the ESPN World Cup Truck, hiking Malaga Cove/Flat Rock Point, and a dumpling party. Sunday iswith paintball and dinner at Benihana's.
June 26, 2010: Professor Entrikin's retirement, then food at Vesuvio and Chego, followed by Patrick's graduation, and finally Sophia's birthday.
June 6, 2010: OC Marathon and Pho 79. Calbi and Border Grill food trucks. UCLA Staff Assembly Casino Night. The Revlon Run/Walk. Pauley Pavilion groundbreaking. Blowfish at Dae Bok. UCLA Geography stuff: Abbie's PhD and football tournament. Sophia's graduation from USC + Kogi truck, along with JPL Open House and Din Tai Fung. Santa Monica Classic plus lunch at The Local Yolk. Greek food truck: Louks-to-Go. In El Segundo: farmers' market and Good Stuff. Erik's graduation from University of Oregon Law: day 1, day 2, and day 3. UCLA Geography's annual von Humboldt colloquium. Memorial Day weekend is: rock climbing at Malibu Creek + burgers at The Counter, dim sum + hiking Sandstone Peak, and Venice Beach + BBQ at Simon's.
May 23, 2010: Mammoth: April 2010: day 1, day 2, and day 3. Food: Flying Pig Truck, Hawaiian at King's Hawaiian and Back Home in Lahaina, and Elite for dim sum. Yuri's Night. The Frysmith truck. Lunch at Acapulco's and a tour of the new UCPD station. More food: Yamato, Wild Thai, and food trucks.GueriLA at the LA Festival Of Books. Special Rosebowl visit. Margarita Mondays at Acapulco, dinner at Sunnin. Finishing April: X-Prize Tweetup, OC Marathon Expo, and dim sum.
May 14, 2010: More Bay Area, day 1 and day 2. Phamish truck and Sophia's PhD dinner. Dinner at Umami Burger on St. Patrick's Day. The India Jones truck. The following Saturday: LA Marathon Expo, Original Pantry Cafe, Hubble 3D at California Science Center, and Constant's birthday. Seeing Metric at the Palladium. Dinner at Dan's and lunch at LA Smokehouse BBQ.
May 11, 2010: Snack at Volcano Tea. Pearl's birthday. New Capital Seafood for dim sum. A visit to The Den in Hollywood. Fooding in South Bay: Leo's Mexican and Tony's On The Pier, plus lunch at The Loft.
May 9, 2010: Lunar New Year dinner. The Kogi truck (and then pho). Out in South Bay for Hakata Ramen and drinks. Back in the Bay Area, day 1 and day 2. Final meals at Isshin Sushi: first, second, and the last. Food trucks (mini) galore, take 3. Helping Pearl move means more food (The Loft and pizza). Dim sum at Capital Seafood.
May 8, 2010: Dim sum at ABC Seafood with Yelp, hiking at Paradise Cove, dual happy hours (BrewCo and Isshin), and Star BBQ. President's Day trip to Mammoth: day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.
May 2, 2010: Food trucks: Bool BBQ and Frysmith, plus Fishlips again. Dinner at Cayenne and Susina for dessert.
May 1, 2010: The Fishlips (sushi truck) and Palomino's happy hour. Mammoth: January 2010: Trip 2, day 1 and day 2.
April 30, 2010: Cacao for coffee. Gastrobus and Bool BBQ food trucks, then Yum Yum Bowls (and non-truck Samuari Sam's). Albert's birthday at Skybar. Tara and Chris' birthday plus Valentino's Pizza. Mammoth: January 2010: Trip 1, day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. Day of food: dim sum and sushi. Climbing at Stoney Point. Food trucks galore take 1. More food: dim sum at Lunasia + food trucks at T-Lofts. Food trucks galore take 2.
April 25, 2010: Caroline and Bee's wedding.
April 23, 2010: Kevin and Grace's wedding in Pasadena.
April 21, 2010: Christmas day, Yoshi and Peter's wedding, random blue skies, Ars meet at Stuffed Sandwich. Dim sum and New Year's Eve parties wrap up 2009.
April 20, 2010: Mammoth: December 2009: day 1, day 2, day 3. Lunch at Philippe's French Dip, then Christmas Eve dessert at the Melins'.
April 10, 2010: Tara/Heather/Cari's Christmas potluck, then steak n s'mores at Union Cattle and after. Quick visit to San Francisco. Lunch at Mr. Noodle, then more food at Le Saigon and CPK.
April 3, 2010: The Nom Nom Truck, the SSC Holiday Party, then Mickey's visit and Farhana's birthday. Work-related food follows: Geography Holiday lunch and Helen's departure dinner. The Konami Holiday Party.
March 22, 2010: Seeing The Bravery and dinner at Thai Tangerine. Mariscos Chente and Angel Maid Bakery for lunch. UCLA vs. Washington football and Compton's birthday. Hennessy's for steak sandwiches. Lots of food: Fat Dogs and O Dae San Korean BBQ. Thanksgiving day 1, day 2, and day 4
March 8, 2010: Janet's birthday. Sinister Pointe haunted maze and Brazillian BBQ with Konami geeks. Heather's birthday at C&O's. Food at nineThirty @ The W and Jongewaard's Bake n Broil. Mystery meal, then dinner at Pho 79. Vegas for U2's 360 tour! Post-U2 Vegas and then a corn maze in Hollister. The Ford Fiesta Movement. Surprise pre-Halloween.
March 2, 2010: September 2009 galleries: Wandering UCLA, dinner at Pann's Diner, and dinner at Terried Sake House. Food with Bill and Annie: Good Stuff restaurant, Shin Sen Gumi Hakata Ramen, Simpang Asia. Dan's mystery trail at Temescal Canyon. Packed day with a Yelp Sweet September Elite event and Camille's birthday at Cafe Bizou. MINI E sighting. LA County Fair. Food and the visiting Riverside. Brunch at Din Tai Fung. Happy Hour at Palomino. Dinner at Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori. Korean BBQ at Road to Seoul in Koreatown.
February 26, 2010: Superman's going-away dinner, Ars Technica meet at Kyochon, hiking Mt. Baldy, and then meeting Baby Miles.
February 18, 2010: Joel's visit, day 1, day 2, and day 3. Dinner at Bangkok West.
February 10, 2010: Wandering Redondo Beach. Semi-random hanging out with Frances and Patrick. Mickey's return visit. California Roll Factory for sushi. Finally, Pink's Hot Dogs with Booker.
February 9, 2010: July 2009 galleries. Van's Restaurant for banh xeo. Independence Day in Seal Beach. Back to the Bay Area: day 1, day 2, day 3/Gigamon Summer Picnic, and day 4. Grace's birthday, then Hole in the Wall Burger Joint. Shen's moving away dinner. Wandering Century City. Back to The Edison with Vena and friends.
February 4, 2010: June 2009 galleries. Sophia's, then Dee's birthday (mmm dim sum!). Attari Sandwich Shop for dinner. Low-key evening at Sasaya Izakaya and Saints and Sinner's. Dinner with Patrick and Sonya at Ye Olde Kings Head. Brian's birthday. Random photos. Walking UCLA. A Streetcar Named Desire at the Los Angeles Theater. Unexpected craziness with Michael Jackon's passing. Billy and Amy's baby shower. That wraps up June 2009...
February 1, 2010: Back in the USA! Memorial Day BBQ at Kevin's, BEJ's birthday, Frances' summer BBQ, and fooding at Seafood Town and Hurry Curry.
January 26, 2010: Europe 2009: day 17 (Malmo), day 18 (Copenhagen), and day 19 (Return to the USA, CPH-LAX-IAD-LAX) photos are up. This completes the Europe 2009 photo set.
January 25, 2010: Europe 2009: day 16 (Hania to Copenhagen) photos are up.
January 24, 2010: Europe 2009: day 14 (Heraklion (Irkalio)) and Knossos) and day 15 (Rethymno) photos are up.
January 23, 2010: Europe 2009: day 12 (Samaria Gorge) and day 13 (Hania, day 6) photos are up.
January 22, 2010: Europe 2009: day 11 (Hania, day 5) photos are up.
January 21, 2010: Europe 2009: day 9 (Hania, day 3) and day 10 (Hania, day 4) photos are up.
January 20, 2010: Europe 2009: day 8 (Hania, day 2) photos are up.
January 19, 2010: Europe 2009: day 7 (Hania, day 1) photos are up.
January 18, 2010: Europe 2009: day 6 (Athens) photos are up.
January 16, 2010: Europe 2009: day 5 (London to Athens) photos are up.
January 15, 2010: Europe 2009: day 4 (Windsor) photos are up.
January 9, 2010: Europe 2009: day 3 (London) photos are up.
January 6, 2010: First of the Europe photos are finally going up! Europe 2009: United Kingdom, Greece, Denmark, Sweden, days 1 and 2 (London) are here at long last!
January 1, 2010: Happy New Year!! And Happy New Decade!
December 12, 2009: Peru 2009: day 12 (Lima) photos are up. Peru galleries are now complete... enjoy, everyone!
December 10, 2009: Peru 2009: day 11 (from Cusco to Lima) photos are up.
December 9, 2009: Peru 2009: day 10 (Machu Picchu/Inca Trail, day 4) photos are up.
December 8, 2009: Peru 2009: day 9 (Inca Trail, day 3) photos are up.
December 6, 2009: Peru 2009: day 8 (Inca Trail, day 2) photos are up.
December 5, 2009: Peru 2009: day 7 (Inca Trail, day 1) photos are up.
December 3, 2009: Peru 2009: day 6 (Sacred Valley, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo) photos are up.
December 2, 2009: Peru 2009: day 4 (Saqsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay), and day 5 (Cusco) photos are up.
December 1, 2009: Peru 2009: Adventures with Renee and Jane, days 1/2 (Cusco) and day 3 (Tipon and Pikillacta) are up.
November 11, 2009: Amy and Nik's wedding, plus Halloween at Cheston and Angie's.
November 10, 2009: JPL Open House and Chase Langford: morphic.
November 6, 2009: Hitting the Kogi truck again. Poker Night at Bethany's, then Chris and Bettina's housewarming, wrapped up with food: cupcakes and pho. More dim sum, then boardgames, and finally, Korean BBQ at Tahoe Galbi.
November 5, 2009: Climbing at Stoney Point plus Matt's party. Lunch at Sushi Central. Korean BBQ at Soot Bull Gui Rim 2. More food: Umemura Ramen and Naja's Place. UCLA Run/Walk 5k and lunch at Shanghai Palace.
November 4, 2009: Hiking Temescal Canyon and karaoke, then random photos from Pho Show, St. Patrick's Day, and Sawtelle.
November 2, 2009: More packed Saturdays: UCLA vs. Oregon basketball, UCLA Geography grads potluck, and Park's Korean BBQ. Sunday is dim sum at Capital Seafood, then Grace and Kevin's engagement dinner. UCLA Basketball in the Pac-10 Tournament follows.
October 31, 2009: Jason and Joanna's wedding. And some older stuff, food at Din Tai Fung/Galco's Soda Pop Stop/Scoops with Pearl, and more food in Westwood. Yum.
October 16, 2009: A packed Saturday with dim sum, hiking, and more food.
October 6, 2009: Some more "skiing" if you can call it that, then karaoke with Ulrich and UCLA Geography grads at Brass Monkey, and then Mike's birthday at Lucky Strike. Packed day #1: dim sum with Bill, the BMW Art Cars at LACMA, Kevin's Oscar night party. Packed day #2: hiking Parker Mesa Overlook and Pearl's birthday.
October 5, 2009: dineLA Restaurant Week at Tengu. Gone skiing. The Kogi BBQ taco truck. Dinner at Royal Kabob.
October 1, 2009: #jpltweetup, Los Angeles Conservancy's Spring and Main tour. Dim sum at Capital Seafood with Pearl and coworkers. Kyochon fried chicken.
September 24, 2009: Wandering Orange County on beautiful January day.
September 23, 2009: Szechuan food at Chung King and a hot chocolate party. A day at The Griddle and The Grove for breakfast and the Farmers' Market, respectively, followed the next day by the search for pocky and ramen (and okonomiyaki).
September 21, 2009: Shifting from 2008 to 2009 en masse... finally! Ice skating and sushi in Santa Monica. Then Five Guys Burgers and Cozymel's. A random collection of pictures from San Diego, plus a UCLA Geography colloquium, pita, and pho.
September 19, 2009: Dim sum at New Capital Seafood and game night at USC. Lunch at Amandine then UCLA vs. Mercer basketball.
September 18, 2009: 888 Seafood for dim sum and then Tara and Heather's Christmas potluck. Mongolian hot pot lunch at Little Fat Sheep. Then Alicia's birthday and Kim's visit.
September 17, 2009: Joycelyn's birthday means karaoke, running the 26th Annual CIM (California International Marathon), and Bill plans Korean BBQ with his fellow lab rats.
September 11, 2009: Dim sum and Tara's birthday. Lunch at Hide Sushi off Sawtelle. Photos from Thanksgiving last year.
September 10, 2009: Sam's visit, day 1.
September 9, 2009: Karen and Mike's wedding at CalTech. Bill and Annie's wedding in Laguna Beach.
September 3, 2009: Presidents' Day Weekend at Mammoth with, well, almost everyone.
August 26, 2009: Long overdue, Christmas 2008 pictures.
August 2, 2009: Charity party at Isshin in Westwood.
July 28, 2009: Rani's birthday at The Edison.
June 26, 2009: New Year's Eve 2008 photos are up. Trying Simpleviewer galleries for now. I think I need to overhaul my CSS, but this'll work for now.
June 6, 2009: They've actually been up for a month, but the final edits are done-- 6 months late. 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show pictures.
March 19, 2009: Quick jump to 2009: the president's motorcade while on my way to work.
March 9, 2009: Camille and Francis' wedding pictures are up.
February 24, 2009: At the Rose Bowl for UCLA vs. Oregon State. Ran the UCLA Tri-team's Bruin 5k the following weekend.
January 28, 2009: Cheston and Angie's Halloween party, followed by a varied gallery including an IDSA-LA event on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, plus some protest against Proposition 8 pictures tacked on at the end.
January 26, 2009: Pics from the SkirtChaser 5k are up.
January 24, 2009: Viet and Maggie's wedding, as well as Lucas' going-away party and some random stuff.
January 22, 2009: Final day of the Oregon galleries, day 5, is now up.
January 21, 2009: Oregon galleries, day 3 and day 4 are up. Day 5 still to come...
January 19, 2009: Oregon galleries, day 1 and day 2 are up.
January 16, 2009: September `08 ends with Vegas, then October starts with UCLA vs. Washington State football and then Thai and Korean noodles a few days later.
January 13, 2009: Random pictures from August: dinner by Bill and Annie, dinner at El Gringo, Disneyland before the Disneyland Half Marathon, and Century City mall. Dim sum at Capital Seafood with Patrick, Sonya, and Alice, then UCLA vs. Arizona football at the Rose Bowl. Follow it up with more random pictures from September: dinner at Sushi Masu, lunch at Pho Vie, and a barbeque.
January 2, 2009: The backlog of photos is long. I'm working on it...
January 1, 2009: Happy New Year!!
December 21, 2008: Food-center photo galleries. I know, no one is surprised. Mariscos and The Counter and some random stuff, then Cheston and Angie's waterfight, and then dim sum. Follow it all up with UCLA vs. Tennessee football on Labor Day.
December 4, 2008: Pictures from this summer's trip to New York are finally up.
November 24, 2008: Helping Pearl move and Frances' going-away barbeque.
November 23, 2008: Too much travel, too much fun, too little time to post updates...
August 9, 2008: Leif-Eric organizes a potluck for everyone.
August 8, 2008: Dim sum at Elite in Monterey Park.
August 7, 2008: Chris and Bettina's wedding pictures, as well as pictures from a small car show by IDSA-LA.
July 27, 2008: Weekend back in the Bay Area for Katie's graduation party and a company picnic. Kim's visit, another Bay Area trip, then Independence Day.
July 19, 2008: Brian's birthday, then watching a movie at Del Amo the next day.
July 18, 2008: Pictures from Mike and Emily's wedding are up.
July 17, 2008: Double party day on the first Friday in June with UCLA Rock Wall and then UCLA Geography grads.
June 19, 2008: Finishing off May with Memorial Day, then starting June with dim sum.
June 2, 2008: Busy Saturday: hiking Mt. Baden-Powell in the morning followed by Bej and Yuan's birthday in the afternoon.
May 26, 2008: Bouldering in Bishop makes for a great weekend, then out a second time with Maria before she leaves.
May 18, 2008: Wrapping up April's pictures with Movie night and dim sum on Saturday night and Sunday morning, respectively. May starts off with UCLA Staff Assembly's Casino Night, following is JPL Open House, the Santa Monica Classic 6k (sorry, no pics =( ), lunch at Newport Seafood in San Gabriel, and (so far) hanging out with Maria and then dinner at Sushi Masu occuping the last gallery in this update.
May 16, 2008: Days full of food: pictures at Gyu-kaku, Spoon House, and with Kean at Bonchon. Leif-Eric's dinner at Hodori on Friday. Stoney Point bouldering on Saturday.
May 2, 2008: April's first gallery is an Ars meet and a UCLA Final Four party. One gallery: brunch in Venice, Will Foster's birthday, UCLA Run/Walk 5K, and dim sum at Capital Seafood. Exploring the Petersen auto museum again.
May 1, 2008: Pictures from a walking tour of Los Angeles' historic core. Various spelling errors fixed and other minor things.
April 9, 2008: Hiking Devil's Chair. Next up, Cheston and Angie's wedding. Soon to come: historic walking tour of downtown LA.
April 7, 2008: Pearl's birthday gallery is up.
April 6, 2008: March galleries are going up now-- rock climbing take 4 at Echo Cliffs and the Star Trek Tour.
March 6, 2008: Pictures from Presidents' Day weekend at Mammoth.
March 4, 2008: February ends with visiting Keith and the new Chipotle in Westwood.
March 3, 2008: Going-away party for Ulrich, Francis and Camille's engagement party plus Superbowl Sunday (w/Rock Band), then a quick Ars meet in Hollywood. More outings with Pearl: Ruth Chris' Steakhouse for DineLA Restaurant week, plus Magic Mountain. Rock climbing at Echo Cliffs, take 3, then more climbing (UCLA Dangling Bruin) combined with Amy's visit.
February 29, 2008: Vacation! China: Beijing and Hong Kong.
January 26, 2008: Climbing at Malibu Creek, take 3, combined with Tara's birthday.
January 25, 2008: New Year's Eve 2007 pictures are up. Welcoming 2008 with whipped cream!! ... uh... did that sound dirty?
January 24, 2008: Rock climbing at Malibu Creek and then Alicia's birthday are up, as well as two dinners, one with Leif-Eric and Eun-young, the other for Jenn's birthday, plus Christmas.
January 2, 2008: Finished up the pictures from South Korea and China. Enjoy!
January 1, 2008: Pictures from the trip to South Korea and China this past October are about 2/3rds up-- all of Seoul, South Korea and Nanjing, China are up. The third and final leg in Shanghai is still in progress.
January 1, 2008: Happy New Year!!
December 18, 2007: On the water in Marina Del Rey is the SSC Holiday Party.
December 9, 2007: The second Saturday in November is UCLA vs. ASU, plus Billy and Amy's housewarming party. Next weekend is meeting with old time Maxima club members, then Heather C.'s birthday in the evening. Thanksgiving weekend w/cousin Jason's wedding. Birthday dinner for the Hacketts followed up by Joycelyn's birthday.
December 6, 2007: Hotdogs at Pink's and then wine tasting, take 2 at Irina's.
December 4, 2007: Justin's visit, Day 3 are up, including the Ferrari exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
December 3, 2007: Photos from the Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach posted at vq30de.net.
November 9, 2007: Rock climbing at Mystery Science Theater and Viet's birthday end September. Alpine Village's mini-Oktoberfest, Billy and Simon's birthdays, and Justin's visit Day 1 start the first half of October.
November 8, 2007: Sam's visit Day 8 is MOCA, Grand Central Market, and Nextfest; plus some random Korean BBQ pictures thrown in. A trip to the Bay Area for an Ars meet follows, then Cecile's birthday.
November 6, 2007: Sam's visit days 3 and 4: Stoney Point (rock climbing), Santa Monica and the beach. Day 4 is Japantown and downtown.
November 5, 2007: A busy weekend: Saturday is UCLA vs. Washington football and partying as well as the first day of Sam's visit to pick up his camera, then Sunday is Huntington Gardens and Hollywood Bowl (Underworld, Paul Oakenfold).
October 9, 2007: Random photos with Sam's Canon 1D Mark III and 24/1.4L.
October 8, 2007: Camping in Yosemite over Labor Day weekend.
September 18, 2007: Trip to the East Coast pictures are up-- New York and Pennsylvania.
September 15, 2007: Mickey's visit, Annie and Bill's birthday, Barry's barbeque, and random pictures from UCLA/Westwood mixed in with a trip to the Ahmanson.
September 9, 2007: This is what happens when you go on vacation... lots of pictures accumulate. First sets up are dinner at Pearl's, then Fourth of July, then Sherry and David's wedding, hiking San Gabriel Peak and then Smith Mountain from way back in July. Wicked at the Pantages made for a fun mid-week outing.
July 11, 2007: Out on Sunset Blvd, then more food, then Kwik-E-Mart!
June 24, 2007: Pictures from the China/Hong Kong trip are up.
June 17, 2007: Leif-Eric and Eun-Young plan dinner at Flame in Westwood, followed by cake!
June 12, 2007: Bej and Sophia's joint birthday, then Brian's birthday. June should have plenty more on the way.
June 11, 2007: Rock climbing at Stoney Point, take 8, UCLA Geography's von Humboldt dinner, and Shen's birthday finish up May.
June 7, 2007: Carley's graduation and the UCLA Run/Walk pictures, as well as camping over Memorial Day weekend at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
May 21, 2007: Food, Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, then Sushi Masu. NCAA Final Four party, UCLA Football Spring Scrimmage, rock climbing at Echo Cliffs. Dim sum twice the next weekend, helping Pearl move, a mid-week trip to UCSB. End of April weekend: a visit from Erik and scuba diving off Anacapa Island. May leads off with Mike's Birthday and then lots of food: tofu and dim sum, with helping Pearl move in-between!
March 14, 2007: Leif-Eric and Eun-Young organize dinner again, this time at Versailles.
March 11, 2007: Pearl's housewarming party pictures are up.
March 9, 2007: Skiing at Big Bear-- well Snow Summit to be specific.
March 5, 2007: Concert time again: Snow Patrol at Gibson Ampitheater.
February 25, 2007: More food. Always more tasty food! (McCormick and Schmidt's, plus dim sum at Capital Seafood)
February 21, 2007: Lots of pictures! Dinner with Leif and then dinner back in the Bay Area, the weekend in-between with Nick and Emily's wedding, and then February begins. Mammoth with Northrop Grumman, then the usual President's Day ski/snowboard trip, this year to Mammoth as well.
January 28, 2007: No, 2007 is not off to a slow start, I've just been gone too much to post updates. BBQing/Wii/Ars meet the first Saturday of 2007, then off to Chicago for a few days, and finally, Nick Keezer's bachelor party in Vegas.
January 27, 2007: the rest of the 2006 updates: Alicia's birthday, followed by Rockreation and Sawtelle Blvd. with the Tsais, and at last, Christmas!.
January 12, 2007: Bej and Weixian's wedding pictures, as well as New Year's Eve in Tahoe.
January 1, 2007: Happy New Year!!
December 11, 2006: Rock climbing, Doug's birthday, and Kean's visit all together in the same handful of days, then Frances and Jenn's birthday potluck.
December 1, 2006: Out in Westwood with the grad students.
November 28, 2006: Updates galore.. finished! Viet's Birthday wraps up September. October is: a trip to LACMA, Billy and Amy's wedding back in the Bay Area, Korean BBQ and Oktoberfest, hiking San Gorgonio and Halloween the same day, and West Hollywood on Halloween itself. November is: Bej's bachelor party, a concert with Pet Shop Boys at The Wiltern LG, UCLA vs. OSU football and the Taste of Lexus, two birthdays for coworkers. Wine tasting part 1 and part 2. Thanksgiving weekend!
November 21, 2006: Hiking Calabasas Peak and then Thomas singing the national anthem pictures are up. Dinner pictures are also up.
November 20, 2006: Apologies for the massive delays due to hardware failures and subsequent major SNAFU's at Aetheri/Leafyhost. I have expressed my displeasure... and sadly my Moveabletype database remains down. 40 days and counting. *$)@#@. September pictures are finally coming, though: rock climbing at Stoney Point and Malibu Creek, the UCLA vs. Rice game the same day as Stoney Point, hiking Mt. Wilson, and two days of dim sum.
September 6, 2006: Pictures from Joel's visit are up, along with karaoke from the Friday before.
September 5, 2006: Woohoo. The Roadtrip to New York galleries are all up!
Septmeber 4, 2006: Day 8 pictures are up.
September 3, 2006: Roadtrip to New York day 6 and day 7 are up.
September 2, 2006: Two or three galleries should be up soon, but right now the Roadtrip to New York galleries are being added. Currently days 1 and 2 are up, days 3 and 4 are up, and day 5 is up. The rest are in progress!
July 31, 2006: Somehow I forgot some June birthday pictures. That error is fixed, plus Leif-Eric's visit is uploaded.
July 17, 2006: Pictures from 4th of July, from Barry's birthday in Vegas, and then a gallery of random pictures.
July 12, 2006: May and early June updates, minus Erasure: return to Stoney Point on a Friday, then the immediately following weekend with Nick's birthday and a visit to Tick Rock. The next weekend is a Bej's birthday and then Gina's graduation. The end of May is Memorial Day weekend with Alan's graduation and BBQ'ing at Barry's place. Nick and Emily's engagement party, then Brian's birthday, then back to Stoney Point. Whew! And there's still more...
July 11, 2006: Still need to post those Erasure concert pictures. =( In the meantime, much of the backlog is being cleared-- although it's grown in the last few weeks, too. Ouch!
June 3, 2006: they're here! Pictures from Malaysia are up. Actually they've been up, the indexes, however, are finally finished!
May 1, 2006: Pictures from Venice Beach, then indoor rock climbing at UCLA, some outdoor climbing at Echo Cliffs, and swing dancing for Angela's birthday.
February 28, 2006: President's Day weekend up in Lake Tahoe, then some random pictures from the following weekend.
February 24, 2006: February birthdays: Amy's and Mike's.
February 16, 2006: Dinner at Ragin' Cajun' with Barry and friends, then Catalina Island to finish scuba certification.
January 26, 2006: Adriana's birthday, plus a busy weekend of eating and clubbing.
January 24, 2006: Oops, forgot to list these! Swing dancing at Sugarfoot Stomp, then Tara and Chris' birthdays. At least two more galleries to follow!
January 20, 2006: Two days after New Year's Eve is a trip to Monterey Park for dim sum. The weekend immediately after is a trip to Tahoe for skiing.
January 11, 2006: Jian-hui's going-away party, Alicia's birthday, rock climbing at Stoney Point again (take 4!), and pictures from Christmas. Quite a bit more is in the works.
January 1, 2006: Happy New Year!!
December 14, 2005: Skidazzle, then skiing at Mammoth and Big Bear.
November 30, 2005: This takes care of most of things-- for now. The trip back to the Bay Area for Thanksgiving, then back early on Sunday for Joycelyn's birthday.
November 29, 2005: Updates. Lots of them! Daniel and Erick's birthday, a nice hike up Mt. San Jacinto, dinner with Jianhui and Kean, then Thomas and Umi's birthday.
November 28, 2005: Pictures from U2 in Vegas and Oakland are up.
November 22, 2005: U2 videos are posted on my secondary site, vq30de.net, for both Vegas and Oakland.
November 21, 2005: Leftover from October is Stoney Point pictures. Moving (yes, more moving!) pictures follow along with the Taste Of Lexus event. Plenty more pictures in the works...
November 4, 2005: October is (almost) done. One more to go, but in the meantime: Sudeep's birthday and music jam, Justin's birthday adventure *ahem*, and Halloween.
October 23, 2005: The backlog is up. Moving, minature golf, party at Constant's, rock climbing at Point Dume. Concert madness, birthdays, and football madness for the second weekend of October. Third weekend is a massive SoCal Ars meet.
September 20, 2005: Mid-Autumn Festival dinner in Monterey Park. Los Angeles Ars Technica meet.
September 15, 2005: Kim's moving away dinner at Barney's Burgers. Leftovers from August: lots of eating and fun, then hiking Strawberry Peak.
September 6, 2005: Labor Day weekend pictures: Arsmeet!
September 1, 2005: Migration from Addaction over to Aetheri.
August 24, 2005: Jen and Steven's wedding up in Berkeley.
August 16, 2005: Camelot at the Hollywood Bowl.
August 15, 2005: Hiking up Mt. Baldy.
August 7, 2005: August is barely a week old, but it's a busy month already! New additions are Bill's birthday, swing dancing, and Margaret's birthday.
August 5, 2005: Additional CSS tweaks. The Stoney Point Part II and Garbage @ OC Fair galleries are test cases for updating the photo galleries into the current CSS template, rather than the old table-based one. If you catch any problems, let me know!
August 2, 2005: Back at Stoney Point for rock climbing.
July 28, 2005: Grace's birthday, then to prove I can't get enough concerts, Garbage at the OC Fair.
July 17, 2005: UCLA Commencement 2005 and Barry's birthday. A severe lack of pictures from 4th of July presents a few problems...
June 30, 2005: Carley's birthday at Lindygroove is up. I think that clears up the backlog for a bit. Sadly, there are no pictures from Erik's birthday this year. I just couldn't get the time off.
June 29, 2005: Rock climbing at Stoney Point pictures are up. Carley's birthday pictures are next in the queue.
June 14, 2005: Second birthday is Brian's birthday.
June 9, 2005: June's birthday storm arrives. First, Sophia's birthday. More to follow...
June 7, 2005: Haven't seen Eileen in a while, so decided to hang out before she moves to New York.
June 3, 2005: Ok, I think updates are caught up for now. Erasure at Avalon and The Grove, plus Memorial Day weekend.
May 23, 2005: Pictures from an Ars meet in Phoenix.
May 21, 2005: London/Edinburgh pictures are up. I need to upload the two Erasure concerts too, but I won't have time for that til next week.
May 3, 2005: A busy weekend. Saturday is hiking and a trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art, while Sunday is Coachella. I've got tons of video, but I'll probably post that separately.
April 27, 2005: Loyola Law School Talent Show pictures are up.
April 26, 2005: Shing and DeAnne's wedding pictures are up.
April 13, 2005: Concert number three this year (heck, this April) is Garbage at the Wiltern.
April 10, 2005: Additional pics from last weekend are up, specifically hiking the Sunday following U2.
April 7, 2005: Staples Center, 6 April 2005, U2.
April 5, 2005: Something old, and something new. Pearl's moving-away dinner pictures are up. Yes, I forgot about them. =( Pictures from U2 in Anaheim follow.
March 16, 2005: Okay! The rest are here... Dim sum with Viet/Billy/Cheston and the crowd I hadn't seen in a while. Joel came down to visit, then we had Nathan's birthday in Chinatown. The final gallery update leftover from the long backlog of many galleries is a day out with Barry and the usual, first out at an Evo meet, then out at dinner...
March 14, 2005: The season's big ski trip this year was to Mammoth. The following weekend, we hit Mt. Baldy.
February 14, 2005: Autoshow In Motion at Hollywood Park pictures are up.
February 6, 2005: The links page has been updated for the first time since May 2003. The spread of blogs means the number of links seems to have tripled or quadrupled, wow!
February 4, 2005: Skiing at Big Bear.
February 2, 2005: GM Autoshow In Motion and many other things from a busy January weekend. Actually the last part seems redudant-- every weekend this year has been pretty busy.
January 19, 2005: Dinner as planned by Sophia.
January 18, 2005: LA Auto Show gallery is updated with another 145 (!) pictures.
January 12, 2005: Tara's birthday pictures.
January 9, 2005: Pictures from the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show are up over at vq30de.net.
January 2, 2005: New Year's Eve pictures are up. Yes, that was fast. =)
January 1, 2005: Happy New Year! wow, I'm tired...
December 29, 2004: We actually had a breather of a few weeks- still going out, but nothing special. Plus the whole work thing sort of snowballed all my remaining free time... Thomas's birthday and ski trip pictures in early December, followed by Alicia's birthday pictures the day after skiing. The ever-important Christmas pictures cannot be forgotten either.
November 24, 2004: Thomas and Umi (Francis)'s birthday at Buca di Beppo pictures are up.
November 15, 2004: Cheston and Kim's birthday dinner pictures are up.
November 14, 2004: Ars meet photos from The Getty and El Cholo are up (FYI: not a normal gallery link). Included are a handful of other photos too.
November 10, 2004: Pictures from Halloween and Election night are up.
November 4, 2004: California International Auto Show pictures and extensive writeup of actually working part of it...
November 3, 2004: Billy's Birthday and UCLA vs. ASU pictures. Toyota Put It In Play in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl.
October 4, 2004: Lots of pictures. Camping at Kings Canyon is the biggest update. Elaine's visit in September. First weekend of October has a trip to Body Worlds and Viet's birthday.
September 17, 2004: Two sets of pictures up. Dim sum with Viet and that group, plus Labor Day weekend pictures back in the SF Bay Area.
September 4, 2004: Ride and Drive event pictures are up.
August 11, 2004: Pearl and Jer's wedding pictures are up. Also check out Masa's pictures to see the ceremony itself!
August 2, 2004: Joycelyn's apartment warming party pics are up.
July 25, 2004: The page you're reading-- the What's New/Site History page, is updated to the new look. As usual, the XHTML/CSS conversion means some old, non-compliant code is broken, so I had to fix that...
July 23, 2004: The XHTML 1.0/CSS 2.0 conversion of the site is finally doing something again. Check out the Gallery index page, the front page look has taken one-year (May 6, 2003 start) to finally spread. We'll see how long the rest takes, now that I've got some more of the bugs worked out...
July 20, 2004: Finally. SERCA National Convention 2004 pictures are up over at VQ30DE.net. Sorry for taking forever, but my pictures seemed pretty redundant after everyone else's work, so I didn't feel too bad if no one saw them, so I took my time. =)
July 20, 2004: Grace's birthday pictures are up.
July 19, 2004: Lexus event pics are up.
July 16, 2004: Birthdays again... Carley and Alexis' birthdays from June, plus a BBQ at Viet's. Still working on more galleries...
July 15, 2004: Barry's birthday pictures are up. Another gallery or two should be up soon...
June 22, 2004: Graduation weekend at UCLA pictures are up. RSR exhaust on Barry's car are up.
June 15, 2004: Bej and Sophia's birthday pics are up. One more rather belated set of pictures is due soon...
June 15, 2004: Belated updates are due soon. In the meantime, here's a prompt update. Brian's Birthday weekend pictures are up.
April 12, 2004: Pictures. That mystical place called Las Vegas that I've been too lazy to go to for the last 2+ years... well, that absence was rectrified this past weekend.
March 23, 2004: Yes, more skiing! Back to June Mountain with Sophia.
March 14, 2004: A weekend in March pictures are up- pretty random stuff.
February 24, 2004: Theresa and Jason's wedding pics. I know, they're 8 or so months late, but I felt like posting them for completeness. Maybe someone will care-- or if not, it's ok... I know, people were probably crushed with thousands of photos already from that event! =)
February 17, 2004: The usual "big" ski trip each year-- this year it was June Mountain-- pictures are now up.
January 26, 2004: Snow Summit pictures are up.
January 14, 2004: New Year's Eve 2003 pictures from Sophia's place are now up.
January 13, 2004: Los Angeles Autoshow 2004 pictures are up. All 250 of them. ENJOY!
January 1, 2004: Happy New Year! Yes, pictures are coming...
December 9, 2003: Pictures- Thomas and Umi's birthdays as well as Nicole's visit. Then two weeks later, out with Pearl and Vanessa pictures are up...
December 5, 2003: Yes, it's been pretty busy for me, so lots of updates have been postponed in favor of sleep. Late night pictures are up. Ok, so it's not really late night, but I had work the next morning, so it sure felt late!
November 18, 2003: Stillen Nissan Day pictures-- just a few since it was rained out. Over at Viet's pictures are up.
November 2, 2003: Halloween, take 2 pictures from the party at Alicia's place are up.
November 1, 2003: Halloween pictures at Apartment 306 are up.
October 27, 2003: October pictures with Sophia, Dave, Joel, and lots of people...
September 30, 2003: More pictures, hiking trip in Ojai, CA (Las Padres National Forest)... man, definitely a fun weekend, but not one I'd care to do too often...
September 20, 2003: Finally got an old gallery up. Post-finals last year... the other galleries I promised last week still aren't up yet-- they're massive in size on average, 70+ pictures each, so I'm taking my time...
September 11, 2003: Well, I've taken too many pictures and had too much to do, so there was another update dry spell. We'll see if I can clear it sooner, rather than later, as I have a LOT of pictures to put up... August is Potluck time again. September brings Labor Day Weekend and Party in Redondo Beach...
July 29, 2003: The update dry spell is over, and there's a TON of pictures to put up. We start with this past Saturday, Rex's Birthday at Miyagi's. ... (12:30am) 30 minutes later... we also add Barry's Birthday at C&O's... another 60 minutes (1:30am) later... Erik's Birthday BBQ...
June 18, 2003: Graduation weekend pictures are up! Friday: L&S Grad and party at Dennis'. Saturday: Geography Grad, Engineering Grad, party at Jen's. Sunday: Math Grad, APIG Grad, party at Thomas's t-mobile grand prize day 1 suite on Sunset Blvd!!
June 13, 2003: End of Finals! pictures are up. Not a party at all... just hanging around.
June 12, 2003: Brian's birthday pics up.
June 8, 2003: Wedding reception for Melissa and Ed.
June 6, 2003: Sophia's Birthday pictures.
June 3, 2003: Potluck with Pearl and her friends... yes I know, a Pearl sighting!
May 29, 2003: The UVA girls and their last night in Los Angeles.
May 26, 2003: aKDPhi national convention pics.
May 23, 2003: More pics with the aKDPhi's from UVA, from Roscoe's, Muse, and the beach...
May 21, 2003: Visitors from UVA are here this week. It's only Tuesday, too...
May 19, 2003: End of 7th Week Part 2 pics are up.
May 19, 2003: End of 7th Week pics are up.
May 11, 2003: Brandon's birthday pics and Erik's Visit pictures are up.
May 10, 2003: Midnight beach exploring plus some random Los Angeles stuff follows-- BBQ at Alicia's and Barry's new curtains...
May 6, 2003: XHTML/CSS version of brian1.net started, effectively the 6th revision of this site. Time to completion is estimated at May 12, but take that with a large grain of salt...
May 5, 2003: Account registered at Addaction.net for their THEPLANPRO hosting package. Unitedhosting.co.uk was also a top candidate for hosting.
May 1, 2003: Notification is recieved from thewebhost that they have experienced catastrophic server failure, which in combination with decreased sales, means they're closing on May 10. Time to find a new host... Mike @ thewebhost, it's been great!
April 20, 2003: Pictures from yesterday's baseball game are up-- we saw the SF Giants play the LA Dodgers.
April 18, 2003: New pictures up from yesterday's potluck, held over at the usual place. :)
April 14, 2003: Several Gallery updates. Party at Pete and Nick's, Constant's birthday, End of 1st Week pictures from the whole weekend, and End of 2nd Week pictures from Monterey Park are up.
March 24, 2003: Erasure concert pictures and setlist are up. Hopefully some more updates will happen this week...
February 27, 2003: Ski Trip pics from President's Day weekend are up.
February 1, 2003: Lots of new galleries. Lambda Phi Epsilon party, Snow Summit ski trip, Abby and Tamy's visit, and finally, Potluck pictures at Sophia/Carley/Grace/Tara's place.
January 13, 2003: IHS c/o `98 meet pictures are up-- talk about flashbacks from the past! It was good to see old classmates again. New Year's Eve 2002 pics are up, too!
January 12, 2003: Los Angeles at Night pictures are up. It was extremely foggy on my drive back home from Westwood last night. I'm not that far from Westwood, but I headed home and the fog rolled in. In some areas, visibility was down to 100 feet or so. I'd say that off of the major streets and their kilowatts of electric lights, visibility was maybe 300 feet on average. It made driving really dangerous, but the fog made for some pretty pictures!
January 11, 2003: Happy New Year... for real, this time. Updates are late, I know. Picture updates: Three birthdays... plus Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers organized by Constant, and to top it off, Thuy's Christmas Potluck. This is only half the galleries to go up this weekend...
January 1, 2003: Happy New Year!
December 16, 2002: Various Birthday pictures are up. Post-finals party pictures are up. Links page updated.
November 5, 2002: Links page updated.
November 2, 2002: Sophia's Halloween party pictures up.
October 19, 2002: Stillen Nissan Day pictures are up.
October 15, 2002: Germany Trip 2002 pictures are all up. Have a look!! (and grab some cookies, and maybe a nice tall glass of milk, to enjoy while you're looking.) Text will be added later... just so many things to do!
October 13, 2002: Track racing pictures from the NASA event at Buttonwillow are up. Man, that was FUN!
October 6, 2002: Mercedes Benz E-motion event pictures are up, see my blog post that day for info and pictures.
October 6, 2002: Yes, September really was a dry month for pictures. I have a set or two that could go up, but nothing big. Heck, no other website updates either.
August 8, 2002: Barry's Birthday and Post-4th of July pictures are up. I keep thinking there's at least one non-computer related photo gallery that needs to go up, but I'm not sure. Maybe I'm wrong!
July 29, 2002: NorCal Maxima @ Coyote Point pictures are up.
June 29, 2002: Thuy's Graduation Lunch pictures are up. ZONC @ Blackhawk Museum w/Mr. K pictures are up. Hopefully Erik's birthday as well as a ton of UCLA graduation photos will be up as soon as I have the time.
June 11, 2002: Brian's 22nd Birthday pictures are up.
June 8, 2002: Helma's 22nd Birthday pictures are up. Expect lots more pictures this month... good thing my vq30de.net domain just got expanded to 300MB for the next 9 months or so, so space definitely is NOT a problem. heh heh!
June 2, 2002: Constant's Graduation Party pictures are up.
June 1, 2002: Oops, sorry about the outage. Billing error with my host, thewebhost.net, because of some old data in my account...
May 4, 2002: Stillen Open House 2002 pictures are up.
April 12, 2002: Pre-Finals Party + auto-x school pictures are now up. Thanks again to Sophia, Grace, and Carley for throwing the fun party!
April 9, 2002: Ski Trip pictures from Spring Break are now up. More coming...
April 8, 2002: Diana's Visit pictures are now up. The lack of updates in the last month is due to finals and stuff driving me crazy. Ski Trip pictures from Spring Break should be up next, though...
March 3, 2002: Pearl's Birthday pictures are up in the gallery.
February 26, 2002: Theresa's Graduation Party, Theresa's LA Visit, Presidents' Day Weekend, and Anil and Mike's Birthday pictures in the gallery.
February 24, 2002: All-Nissan Meet in Cypress, CA pictures are up. SE-R Spec SR series cars (aka SE-R Cup)... wow... Z's... drool... 510's, wow... 240SX's, hmm... Maximas... meh. ;-)
February 7, 2002: Pre-Finals Party pictures, New Year's, and Winter Break pictures...
January 1, 2002: Happy New Year!
November 28, 2001: More Gallery updates. And I've got even more to come... argh... Final summer party at Patrick's, the long Labor Day weekend, a Halloween Party, and some random pics.
September 7, 2001: Numerous Gallery updates. Erik's little fashion show, Karaoke with Rachel and her friends, and Depeche Mode concert pics. All this computer stuff waiting in the wings is still waiting. 40 pictures per power supply, for 4 power supplies is quite a lot...
July 24, 2001: Comments form fixed... I may move it off the front page, but I'm not certain if I want to do that. Links page updated.
July 17,2001: Lots of pictures this time. Brian's Birthday, Erik's Birthday, BBQ+Partrick's place version 2, and Majed's Birthday are all up now. Computer section updates are delayed for the moment.
July 9, 2001: Finally uploading pictures again... check the gallery for Fourth of July and Barry and Jimmy's Birthay. More to follow as usual...
April 29, 2001: More pictures are up.
April 16, 2001: Pictures of Helma's cat and Erik's family visit to LA added in the gallery. Future updates will include an update of my Power supply comparison with the Enermax (true) 350watt PS and Ya Hsin 300watt PS. An Antec KS-288 review is also waiting for me to finish it. Again due to time constraints I can't say for sure when these reviews will go up, although hopefully soon!
February 25, 2001: Antec KS-282 mid-tower case review added. Generic "917J" mid-tower case review added.
January 27, 2001: Sparkle Power 350 watt vs. 400 watt comparison added. Heatsink Grease application guide added.
January 21, 2001: Debating which other photo collections to add. Been doing quite a bit of work building PCs lately so some new stuff in the Computers section should appear sooner or later. Just depends how I prioritize things. Oh yeah, Honda Accord LX 5-speeds are much less stable at high speeds than compared to their bigger brother, the Acura 3.2TL 5-speed auto... just an interesting observation. I thought the Accord would be more stable than it was 'cause of the genes those two cars share! :)
January 16, 2001: Christmas Night and New Year's Day pictures are up!
January 5, 2001: Ski Trip pictures are up! New Year's Eve v4.0 pictures are up! Year 2000 took its final parting shots at myself and quite a few of my friends recently, leaving a large mess in its wake. It should all be under control though.
January 1, 2001: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!
December 23, 2000: Nothing really interesting is happening right now, not for my webpage anyway. Real life is pleasantly busy at the moment. (which is a great change compared to the other 11 months of 2000!)
December 21, 2000: New Gallery pictures are up, including a fine example of fuzzy slippers.
December 17, 2000: Links page added.
December 16, 2000: Added my rants page, updated Chenbro Genie page (dual Celeron) with blue LED info...
December 14, 2000: First wave of content addition in the Gallery and in Computers -- GearGrip Pro Review. Hopefully the 2000 Acura 3.2TL / 2001 Infinity I30 Touring comparison will be up soon. I need to go work on Christmas cards!
December 13, 2000: Finals are over (as of 8pm)... HOORAY!!!!!
December 8, 2000: Looks like I'm at the center of a ram group deal on Ars Technica.
December 2, 2000: www.brian1.net is brought on-line for the first time.
fyzxcrew.dragonfire.net is expected to be shut down on 5 December 2000.
December 2-3, 2000: Site redesign. Transistion from fyzxcrew.dragonfire.net to the new www.brian1.net. Frames removed from the design. Page content on some major pages updated. General update all around.
December 2, 2000: From the front page. "Welcome to brian1.net, my new domain for all things related to me and my previous site, fyzxcrew.dragonfire.net. Due to the impending closure of Dreamhaven/Dragonfire I was forced in late November to find a new web/ftp/e-mail host. I have since taken the opportunity to do a redesign of my site, eliminating frames and hoping to refine the graphical look of the site."
November 20, 2000: On a recommendation from Ryan and Jason Fobart I will be signing up on thewebhost.net... and finally registering my own domain name!
November 20, 2000: My current webhost, Dragonfire/Dreamheaven is closing!! The frantic search for a new webhost has begun...
October 30, 2000: First update on the main site since July or so. Midterms right now, looking to buy my Nissan Maxima, nothing much else going on...
October 29, 2000: New Erasure album and single. Woohoo!
October 22, 2000: Andrew's 21st Birthday, sponsored by the KAS House and SE-R.net members. Password is narf. Andrew is still a pansy for leaving his own birthday party, though. You'd think that when the KAS guys and I offered to be ritually beaten by Andrew's mom and dad if anything happened to him that that would be enough (and that I'd sign off on my Maxima fund as an insurance policy), but nooooooooooo Andrew didn't trust us enough anyway!
September 18-20, 2000: I'm in Dallas, Texas on a business trip. Pics from my meetings with Ars Technica and Maxima.Org members probably have already been posted somewhere....
July 13, 2000: Chenbro "GENIE" and "JUNIOR" case information added.
May 8, 2000: Link corrections. "Chenbro GENIE" case information to be updated, "GENIE jr" to be added. Preparation for further reorganization.
March 16, 2000: Minor updates. Happenings since January 25th have been added below. My apologies for not adding them promptly... but you'll see why when you read some of them.
February 29, 2000: Visiting Andrew for the 3rd and last time before he went home today, with Anita and some of her friends. More SE-R.net guys-- G20 guys actually showed up as well. Andrew did not require surgery, which is good...
February 27, 2000: Saw Andrew again today in the hospital. He'll be fine, but the pain is starting take its toll. His MRI is scheduled for Monday so we'll see what happens then. Thomas, May, Barry and I came up and met Huong there. The SE-R.net guys showed up for a 2nd time as well. As you can see, my entire weekend got kicked hard...
February 26, 2000: SE-R.net wins the Ultimate Streetcar Challenge but pays a terrible price. Those of you who know me and most of my friends know who Andrew Phan is. The accident happened around 1am in the morning, I found out around 3pm.
February 18th, 2000: Went home for the weekend. Unfortunately on the way to the airport, I was relieved of my digital camera. *&($@*$_@#)$*_)*@)_$*@!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 25th, 2000: Case reviews: Enlight 7237 and CasEdge 3400T up!
January 25th, 2000: Some old material dating back to high school has been removed-- notably my Senior Ball and my Humanities pics. **sniffle** Yes, I know some of you want to reminisce like I do... so if enough of you say so, I'll bring the pics back....
January 18th, 2000: SE-R.net pictures from their minimeet on 16 January are up!
January 17th, 2000: Dyno Day pictures up from the Maxima.org meet on the 8th of January. It was actually a meet of Maxima/SE-R/Supra guys.... and a Viper. :) The Maximas laid down excellent numbers-- I think Mike's 3rd gen auto did 160fwhp (more?) with intake/y-pipe/exhaust, while Maxwell's 97SE 5-spd did ~188 fwhp (intake/y-pipe/exhaust) and Redline's 00SE 5-spd did ~190fwhp stock! Andrew and Luis's SE-Rs did 136hp and ~145hp respectively if memory serves correctly, while the Supras did 300+hp (303 stock on a SupraTT!) and the Viper did like 450hp/499# torque. Correction factor was 0.95 for the day.
December 31st, 1999: "Friends" section of my site has had pictures on it for a while now. Finals (all 3 within a single 24 hour period, OUCH) took a lot out of me... and so now I'm at home, preparing for a New Year's Party. If you know my number, call me up and come on by!
December 7th, 1999: Apologies for the LONG delay in updates. Misunderstandings with the Dragonfire administration resulted in the inability to update my page, although it was still up. Other minor updates as well.
December 6-7th, 1999: The Friends section is now finished! Well in its current form anyway. Take a look! And expect pictures!!!
October 13th, 1999: Adding a section on my Chenbro "Genie" case-- it's a case designed for massive cooling, which means it fits me to a "t." Check it out HERE. In the meantime, aside from moving back to my dorm, starting classes, and stuff... I also dynoed my Saturn (see the graph) before I left, just for fun. I've got some pics of my dorm room too, I'll post those when I get the chance.
September 5th, 1999: Been busy at work, among other things.... but it's Labor Day weekend!!! BBQ time. :) Also some Maxima pictures are up from the NorCal Maxima.org meet, right here. I also went on a scanning crazy last night and finished scanning my Stillen Open House pictures and other stuff. Look for it within the next two days.
August 8th, 1999: Again, a long delay between updates. Finals sucked but I'm still alive. I'm also selling Celeron 366 CPUs overclocked to 550mhz, e-mail me if interested. Been working and lots of othere stuff too, which means I haven't had much time lately to do anything to my site. I do web design at work so when I come home the last thing I want to see is more HTML!
June 12th, 1999: Yay! I've been 19 for a few days now... and while it doesn't feel any different than 18th, it was a good excuse to throw a little (impromptu of course!) party! Ack... back to finals studying...
June 3rd, 1999: Well, fifteen more days and I'll be done with my first year at UCLA! Still, I have to survive finals... ugh....
June 2nd, 1999: Well, this Memorial Day was interesting... almost everyone went home, so UCLA decided to take advantage of that fact and turn off the power to the dorms on Sunday morning. Being the techie I am, I have a UPS hooked up to my computer and I forgot to program it to shut down my system automatically, so at 8:30am when the power went off, I awoke to a LOUD beeping noise... heh...
May 21st, 1999: Saw STAR WARS: EPISODE I: The Phantom Menace yesterday! Tons of people in line... very crazy!!!! Very good- not excellent or perfect by any means- movie though, especially since it's part of a trilogy. Anyway. Umm, back to homework and studying, midterms are next week! More details later...
May 10th, 1999: Ugh. Things have been rough. Winter Quarter sucked big time. Spring Break was good, and now I'm halfway through Spring Quarter-- things are MUCH better than Winter Quarter, but still... I'll see! I can't wait for June 18th, when the quarter ends for me!! Still, I am fairly busy this quarter so I'll see about updates-- I hope to do them at least every other week.
February 11th, 1999: Oops, sorry about the lack of updates. My schedule means I spend Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights doing homework. It sucks! Midterms this week and last week haven't helped either, but I survived!
January 15th, 1999: I got my classes! But being on campus from 11-6, 8-6, and 11-6 sucks big time.
January 11th, 1999: Back at UCLA... Winter Quarter will be a pain-- I don't have all my classes yet! Got to go fight for the last two tomorrow...
January 1st, 1999: New Year's Party went alright, not too many pics though.
December 28th, 1998: Hope everyone had a good Christmas!!!! I did!! Got to see the newest addition to my family, been back at work, drooling over the 2000 Nissan Maxima/Infiniti I30, and I'm also planning my New Year's Party!
December 18th, 1998: I survived finals!!! Yay!!!!!!! Going home now!
December 17th, 1998: Finals are killing me! I just noticed how messy some of my pages have become though, I'll attempt to rectrify this over the next few weeks.
December 7th, 1998: Thanksgiving was good! However, finals are approaching... updates will be few and far between until after the 18th... but they WILL include pictures... =)
November 24th, 1998: Computers and Overclocking page updated.
November 21st, 1998: Site redesign makes progress. Computers and Overclocking, Pictures pages added... content to follow!
October 31st, 1998: Happy Halloween everyone! Details to follow...
October 26th, 1998: Midterms are over for me... yay!!!!! Back to life now... unfortunately all my brain cells dedicated to updating the webpage died, so I'm not too sure about the redesign, but I am updating the site... most sections received workovers tonight!
October 16th, 1998: It's a Friday night and I'm not going out- sad, huh? Oh well. I need a car!! Dorm life continues though... some people I know are watching a movie, but I don't want to see Practical Magic. Oh well, I guess I'll see some of the movies I've been meaning to see tomorrow or something.
October 13th, 1998: Thanks mom and dad! I got some stuff from home today... extra network cables and lots of little tidbits I forgot to back. Erik got a package too... now we have loads of junk food!!! Yay!
October 7th, 1998: I thought I was settled into UCLA a few days ago, but I guess I won't ever be really settled into my dorm until I can move my nice warm bed from home into it. HAH! I wish... classes aren't too bad and most of the people I've met have been nice; LA itself isn't so hot though (I need a car!). Still, if you're deciding between schools... remember, the atmosphere is very important!! My new computer setup took four days and was hampered significantly by an unexpected bad set of of soundcards and some stupid late-night mistakes. However, it's working now and I am happy to say that between Erik and I, we probably have two of the most powerful and capable systems owed by UCLA students! (I mean students who bought their own computers, not people whose parents bought them quad Xeon-450 systems.....) My "Who? Me?" page has been updated as well.
September 26th, 1998: Move in day for UCLA students!!!
September 3rd, 1998: My system upgrade is planned for next week, but aside from that there will be a Labor Day BBQ at my house on Labor Day... invitations are still being made! Also, Wing Commander: Secret Ops Episode 2 is out! (only 450kb, but you still need the 65 or 115mb download to play it)
September 2nd, 1998: I've been enlarging the ventilation holes on my case, in preparation for my upgrade to a Pentium II processor and 7200rpm SCSI harddisk. No further heat problems with my system, but working all day doesn't leave much time to fool around with it anymore!
August 30th, 1998: No, my computer was fine today... but my discman stopped reading CD-Rs earlier. Doh! It works now... anyway, I've been burning CDs all week for Crystal Computer and I worked 50 hours last week, so I haven't had much time to do anything!
August 27th, 1998: Wing Commander: Secret Ops is out!!! 115mb full download (got to love the T3 at work!), but it's free and it's pretty darned good!
August ~24th, 1998: Andrew's soundsystem in his `98 200SX SE-R is pretty much finished... drool... it's a pretty damn sweet system!
August 22nd, 1998: I've been back for two weeks and haven't done much to my webpage. Sorry about that, but I came back home to 176 e-mail messages and a whole bunch of other stuff that had backed up while I was gone!
August 1-9th, 1998: On vacation in Hawaii! I might post a photo gallery for this one...
July 18-25th, 1998: On vacation in the east coast!!!
July 11th, 1998: All of the pictures I got back on the 9th have been scanned, however my approaching vacation means that I'll be lucky to get any significant work done on my page for the next two weeks or so.
July 10th, 1998: Barry's Birthday Party!!! Should be even more fun... =)
July 9th, 1998: Pictures are in... a few from Erik's birthday party (not that interesting) and a few from Fourth of July (5 pics of people, 19 of fireworks... d'ohh!!). I'll post them when I get the chance to scan them. Hmm, maybe it's time for that site redesign now... Also, Humanities page updates are intended for this weekend.
July 8th, 1998: Senior Ball section has received its last major planned updates.
July 4th, 1998: Happy Fourth of July! Got together some college people and a bunch of people from around here- we went out to eat and then to Great America for fireworks. It was fun!
June 28th, 1998: Erik's Birthday Party!!! Fun fun fun... we went to see X-Files
June 14th, 1998: Surprise surprise people... I've been on vacation only six days, and I'm bored as hell!! Anyway, I start work on Monday so that's good... 9 less hours to get bored, only 15 left per day!!! =) Anyway, this means that I should get the rest of the Senior Ball scans up this week, plus scans of graduation! No guarantees about the rest of the page redesign, since my primary internet connection isn't up at the moment!
June 10th, 1998: Graduation Day!!!
June 7th, 1998: Humanities section update, Senior Ball section updates.
June 4-5: Senior Finals... well, they weren't exactly difficult for me, so that was good! =)
May 25th Update, 1998: My sister's birthday party was fun... my dad's friend brought her Mercedes SLK over... that alone was worth it!!! Of course, I was still very tired from Senior Ball... and I spent Memorial Day watching Deep Impact with some friends. Good movie, though. Oh yeah, for those of you who don't have access to my Senior Ball section... it was fun! If you can afford it, have your Senior Ball on a yacht... it's nice. And go with a friend, too. More fun that way than going with someone you don't know!
May 25th, 1998: Well, I'm still suffering the after effects of Senior Ball and my sister's birthday party, all in the same weekend.... so I'll post more details later, ok?
May 23rd, 1998: Independence High School's Senior Ball!!!
May 22nd, 1998: Chinese Club's Banquet...
May 10th, 1998: Use of CGI scripts at this site is initiated. Over the past two weeks, CGI scripts to enable a comments form, hostname posting, and logging have been added. This is to prepare for future additions, such as a message board and the long-overdue graphical and content redesign.
May 1st, 1998: The Humanities classes put on the Renaissance Faire!!!!
April 25th, 1998: Independence HS's Junior Prom is tonight. I had to play as driver for Barry and his little group... although that's OK since I was very bored anyways! Although I'm getting a nice compensation package... :)
April 16th, 1998: The new Humanities/Terence Ramos' webpage is up!!! Visit it! http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/3593/foo_main.htm
April- Spring Break: Well, not too much happened... visited CalPoly SLO, decided that I liked UCLA better so I applied to UCLA!, and watched Dragonfire go down for an effective period of almost two days (20 hours over two days), which completely killed my plans to update this website! Argh!!!
April 1st, 1998: I just got in to UCLA!!!! Not my intended major though, so CalPoly SLO remains my first choice... Also, the IHS Space Science Technology Magnet Seniors went on a field trip today, to Castle Air Force Base for Aviation Camp! It was pretty fun, especially since the SST seniors had never done anything together!
March 30th, 1998: Terence Ramos is going to be setting up a page for all of our fellow psychopaths, er, Humanities students. In addition to my redesign scheduled for April 10-17 which will include poetry from Kim Le and other new features, our Humanities classes should be well represented on the internet!
March 24th and 25th, 1998: The Chinese Club Multicultural Presentation!
March 17th, 1998: Looks like my next major update (whenever that is, hopefully April though!) will add several new sections, including Kim's Poetry Corner, with poetry from Kim Le and probably other people....
March, 1998: Very nasty month... just really busy, basically... so no updates for a while.
February, 1998: Humanities newscasts were completed in February and were turned in on February 25th. Whew! Newscasts were on the middle ages (800-1350AD), with the two classes divided into groups who each shot 25 minute long videos. They were fun for some groups, stressful for others... but they're over now!
End of January: I got the single "Rain Plus" from Erasure. I haven't seen the lyrics to the new b-side, First Contact, yet so I'm posting them here.
January 14-16, 1998: Finals for Independence High School students... argh!!!!
January 10-11th, 1998: I think the last of the UC students will be returning to school........
January 10, 1998: A family friend will be stopping by... :) Barry, Andrew... sorry I can't go out tonight!
Wee-hee! I (purely by accident, but you didn't see that!) found the single "Nineteen63" from New Order! I hadn't expected to find that anytime soon. Now only if I could find "Selfish" from The Other Two!
January 6, 1998: I may be purchasing a new 2D/3D video card, probably a Diamond Viper 330 PCI... if anyone has any suggestions for a different video card, please e-mail me!
January 3, 1998: I beat Wing Commander Prophecy tonight! Awesome ending mission, too!
Happy New Year! It's 1998 now!!
December 31st, 1997: New Year's Party! Fun fun fun... pictures to come... actually I only took like two pictures, but anyways... hehe!
December, 1997: Crystal Computer's NEW TidalWave128 soundcard comes out this month!
A hella weird e-mail circle was going on in the beginning of December... I now wonder exactly WHAT kind of people some of my fellow honors students are! (if they ARE people! =)
Humanties Rome Research Papers are due for the IHS Humanties students... this month (December!)!! Ack!!!!
Huong, May, Nguyen, Theresa, and Thomas are back for Thanksgiving!!! We played video games with those who were still here (Andrew, Brian, Barry, Jen, and Spencer), watched movies and played pool! Not out of the ordinary, but we had fun!
Hmm... first off, Thanksgiving is coming up! Hopefully we will be able to have a little get-together or something...
Crystal Computer is introducing a new soundcard soon, the Crystalizer TidalWave128. I've had one for a while, and it's pretty nice, with a very nice price!