Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neko in Town: I-Hop and Chihuly Garden

Convinced (or rathe coerced) into waking up early, today we woke up to eat breakfast at IHop, then proceeded to Chihuly Garden. I have to say, there are quite some amazing things you can do with glass. Making chandeliers from glass is pretty neat, or using glass to ornament the ceiling (like they do in Bellagio)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Neko in Town: Outlet Day

So this week a bunch of CS folks are swinging by the East Coast for a wedding.  And as such, Neko is in town!

On the top of her list was going to the outlet.  So that's the place we go!   As always, her having done her research on shopping, it turns out that if you have a CAA card, you get this VIP booklet that entitles you to a bunch of discounts at the Tulalip shopping mall.

It was fun as always hanging out w/ Neko.  Because we always end up buying things!  I bought a ton of stuff and so did she... haha.  And she got to see my 'little friend' in person (probably the first friend to see her).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

5 Year Anniversary

Another year at my place.  Though it's worth almost nothing now :(.  Lesson learnt.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Booze Run

Because of the new liquor law in WA, there were a few liquor stores trying to clear out their inventory.  So I get news from coworkers that there is this one near our place where booze was up to 50% off  (cash only).  So this demanded a visit.

Arriving there... looks like most of the stuff is gone.  Most shelves were empty and there were not a whole lot selection left.

Interestingly enough, even with a 50% discount, this was still just barely better than duty free cuz of the ridiculous 20% tax on alcohol here.  Ai.. guess duty free or online is still the best bet.

Having said that, I did land 3 bottles tho for $71 :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Octo Sushi bust... :(

So today we went to Octo Sushi.  The food was alright most of the time, and the Uni and Salmon roe on Oyster (half shell) was something that I always thought was pretty unique and that they did pretty well. 

But today, looks like their quality plummeted.  The signature dish tasted horrible - the Uni was not a mush and not fresh, the oyster was alll wrong.  The food that came out wasn't exactly tasty either...

Heck, even the Tako was horrible.  First time in Seattle that I avoided eating the Tako (AYCE buffets included) because I was afraid of getting sick after eating it.

Octo Sushi - demoted from Mson's list of Japanese restaurants...