Monday, February 25, 2008

I <3 New York City (Part 2)

Boy does New York City have tasty, mouth-watering, delicious, excellent food!! :D

I went to several good restaurants in New York City and I would share with you my food pictures, but unfortunately the lighting in the restaurants weren't bright enough to take decent pictures. So I am going to share with you the pictures that came out fine!

I already shared with you my experience at the Brooklyn Diner restaurant, now I will be sharing with you my time at a restaurant called Morimoto. Morimoto is one of the best Japanese chefs! You might have seen him on Food Channel's Iron Chef, and his restaurant sure is delicious! The ambiance of the restaurant was retro hip and warm feeling. I especially loved how the restaurant had glass bottles as the walls and how the bathrooms had a glass pane with autumn colored leaves behind it. And you know what was the coolest thing about the bathrooms? (this is going to sound very awkward....but...) The toilets!! The toilets weren't only warm, but on the side of the wall, there were many buttons you could press that controlled the toilet. There was a button where you can control the position of the seat and how warm it would be.

The food at Morimoto was excellent! If I was a food critic, I would give it 5 stars!

Downstairs (Isn't the lighting and furniture hip?)

Downstairs (Those are the bottles I was talking about)

Octopus Carpaccio (with little anchovies)

Orange Tart Creme Brulee
Left side: Orange flavored creme brulee with a 24 carat gold leaf! (Guess who ate the gold leaf? Moi!)
Right side: some kind of Japanese noodles with a tangy flavor and tangerine sorbet.

Oh my gosh....I just noticed. I have a 24 carat gold leaf in my stomach!! Cool! Ha ha.

Friday, February 22, 2008

I <3 New York City

New York City is one of the best cities I have been to so far. Despite the weather and the amount of people, my vacation was a blast! The weather in NYC ranged from 20 to 30 degrees. I noticed that New York City was the coldest place I have been to in my whole entire life. I loved New York City because there was so much entertainment, interesting museums and shops, cute cafes, and restaurants with delicious food!! I believe that the thing I did the most on my trip was.....eating!

On the day we arrived in NYC, it was really early in the morning (8:00 AM) I believe. Since our hotel was a few doors down from the Grand Central Station, we decided to go there first. The Grand Central Station was really pretty, especially the huge USA flag and the beautifully painted ceiling. After taking a few pictures here and there, my family and I went to the Empire State Building. We were one of the first to get there and there wasn't much of a line too! Getting up to the top of the building, 85 floors, was a maze. First you had to take one elevator to the 80th floor. Then you and your family take a picture with a night shot of the Empire State Building background. After that you take another elevator to the 86th floor. Then you walk around and around this maze till you find the door which leads to the roof. The view of New York City was breath-taking. All the buildings were stacked up like Lego's and you could see everything, from the Chrysler building to Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

After we finished looking at the Empire State Building, my mom and my godmother walked around the city. We went here and there, looking at the shops and eating at a cafe. We also walked around Bryant Park and saw the Flat Iron Building. As the sky was darkening, we decided to go to Time Square. Once we got there (by subway), everything was illuminated! It was so bright! The day wore me out, so we went to have dinner at Brooklyn Diner. I ordered a Cheese Burger Deluxe.....I can still imagine to tasty beefy burger and the mouth-watering onion rings and fries on the side.

Grand Central Station

View from the top of the Empire State Building

Flat Iron Building

Time Square

Delicious Cheese Burger Deluxe

By the Way: this post is only my first day in New York City, there will be about 3 more posts!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Twilight, Mew Moon, Eclipse (Stephenie Meyer)

Yes I know that everyone in our school is obsessed with this Twilight series, so I decided to do a post on it. Because I know that all my friends are crazy about this series, I decided to say my comments on it. First of all, I can't wait for the movie to come out (anyone know the date?) and I also can't wait for the newest book Breaking Dawn. I am ALMOST done with New Moon and can't wait to read Eclipse...but as you all know, most of you all have already read all three books. (So don't spoil it for me) By the way, I support Edward sorry Jacob lovers!
Here are a few examples to show that my friends are #1 fans of the Twilight series:
1. At school, I hear about 2-3 conversations per day about Twilight/New Moon/Eclipse. "OMG! I love Edward!" "He's so much better than Jacob!" "Did you hear about....." "I love that part!"
2. One of my classmates created a blog about how great Edward is!! Here it is:
3. I know a friend that loves the series so much that she reads the books over and over and OVER again...

Edward and Bella rock!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Wii Time!

During Christmas, I got a Wii. I believe that the Wii is a bundle of fun because you can interact with the game. On the Wii, you can create your own personal Mii. A Mii is your avatar. You can use your Mii when you play certain games like Wii Sports. These are the games that I highly recommend:

1. Wii Sports (bowling, tennis, boxing, golf, and baseball)

2. Mario Party 8

3. Super Mario Galaxy

4. Rayman Raving Rabbids

My most favorite sport would be tennis and boxing. Tennis is fun because you can seriously "hit the ball with the racket." And same goes to boxing... (you have to use a nunchuck.) It feels good to punch as hard as you can and let out all that energy and anger!!!

Mario Party 8 is basically a board game. You can use your Mii or a Mario character when playing this game. There are several different board games, for example King Boo's Palace or Donkey Kong's Treetop! This game also includes many mini games that are also very fun.

Super Mario Galaxy is one of the games where you have to read the whole instruction packet before you play...and lets just say that I haven't quite figured out how to play this game. >_<

Rayman Raving Rabbids is a hit with my family and friends. This game includes several cute characters like Rayman, and many cute little rabbits. The best games in Rayman Raving Rabbids that I enjoy are: 'Rabbids don't know what to do with cows', 'Bunnies don't give gifts', and games where you have to feed rabbits carrot juice! But as you know, after playing several hours of arm will be sore and achy. So I am warning fellow Wii buyers: DO NOT PLAY THE WII FOR SEVERAL HOURS. YOU WILL BE IN PAIN. (Take it from an expert...joking) And if you decide to buy a Wii, you will see that in the user's manual, there are many warnings in red words. SEIZURES. REPETITIVE MOTIONS INJURIES. EYESTRAIN. AND MOTION SICKNESS. Visit this website for more info:

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Online Quizzes

I took some online quizzes that were from Cristina's (Smarti) blog. Here are my results!

Oh yea, I am a CLASSIC.

I *heart* iCarly!

What a coincidence! Vanilla is ONE of my favorite ice cream flavors!

Mmm.....chocolate chip...

Rogue rocks. (FYI- she's from X-Men)

Bring it on zombies!

You see...I am a good person.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Tegan and Sara Concert (part 2)

During the night of the concert, there were some fans of Tegan and Sara that threw things onto the stage. There were books, hockey pucks,candy, and even flashing glasses!
I know that I didn't have my camera with me, but I was able to find a video of Tegan wearing the flashing glasses while playing/ singing Floorplan. It was hilarious!

Here is the url to see Tegan's flashing glasses at the concert!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Tegan and Sara Concert

On December 6th, 2007, my parents, godmother, and I went to UC Berkeley to watch Tegan and Sara in concert. Tegan and Sara may have some strange music, but I enjoy it. Tegan and Sara are from Canada, they are sisters and they play the guitar, sing, and play the piano/keyboard. I love their music because some is rock and some is alternative.
Thursday's concert at UC Berkeley was so much fun. The stage was beautiful with the changing colors of lights, and the background too...which was a picture of old cut down tree stumps. My godmother introduced me to their music...after listening to a few of their songs from the album The Con, I thought their music wasn't that bad after all. My godmother bought my family and I tickets for the 6th row from the stage!! It was incredible! Sitting so near the stage when the theater. I loved the part when Tegan and Sara told the audience to turn their backs to the stage, turn off the lights, and flip open your cellphones. When I looked up to the balcony area...where other people sat, the view was beautiful...everyone was standing up, singing, while you see these lights (cell phone) swaying back and forth. I have been to several concerts like Dave Matthews featuring the Black Eyed Peas, Paolo Nutini, and Mika...but none of those concerts were like this.

(Tegan and Sara Quin)

(Tegan Quin)

(Sara Quin)

And I am sorry that I don't have any pictures of the concert... :(
I forgot to bring a camera, and cell phones don't take good pictures.

I am also sad that yesterday (December 6th, 2007) was their last concert/ performance in USA. They will no longer be performing!! :(