Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hurrrting... ... .

Slept only a few hours last night, woke up early (11:30am.. lol) for a soccer game.

After the game (which we lost... again...), just laid down for a few minutes on the field.  It's been awhile since I've done this.  Very relaxing to hear the wind and the feeling of sleeping on grass.

Then at night, got pushed weirdly from the back, sprained by left ankle.  Was so excited to too... bummer.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

4 more weeks....

Fooocus.. fooocus... gotta land this and I will be done. Counting down towards the next chapter.

On another note, 24 blog drafts in last 2 months... time to finish and publish them all :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

One more omakase for the week...

I get a text that a friend had a sushi craving, and so I answered the call :).

One more omakase for the week.  That puts the total at 3 ... lol.  And it's only Thursday.  I gotta stop eating out so much.

Was an interesting one today I thought.  The fish wasn't really that special, but it was definitely a different kind of food I normally would expect.  The presentation of each was definitely pretty neat.   Too bad I don't remember exactly what the dishes were called.

A pretty neat appetizer Yummy Fish Soup

sashmi dish Don't remember :(

Japanese fondue Sushi

mochi and green tea ice cream

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I have the knowledge, and the means, but I don't do it

I have the knowledge, and the means, but I don't do it.

I have these grand plans, but I never execute on them.

Maybe I really do need smaller plans, ones that I can turn into reality... .. .

Busy busy days in the next few days...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mashiko... Again..

I feel like I am just advertising for Mashiko here... lol.

I now almost go here at least once a month. The food is pretty interesting though I have to say. 14 dishes this time :)

geoduck in a sweet sauce tofu with salmon roe and ginger

abalone (body, intestine, et. al) baby shrimp and tomato salad

spearfish in some sauce monkfish liver

albacore poke salmon tartar with quail egg

Sushi Pressed Grilled Mackerel on Rice

Sweet Shrimp with Roe Geoduck and Mushrooms

Mackerel Cheek Creme Brulee

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday Tourist Fun: Dinner and Random Drive

Had a nice chat today as I was stuck in traffic. Normally I'd be totally annoyed, but today, it was a nice chat. That and it probably it was a nice day as well, and it's been awhile since I just enjoyed the outdoors.

As always, the drive towards the north is always beautiful. The even better part was that we even got a great view at Ray's boathouse. Arrived there during the sunset - so it wasn't too blinding, but still get all the sunset-ness.

As I was looking at it, I am patting myself thinking of how great an idea it was to ask for a window This is probably the first time I landed such a nice table at Ray's Boathouse. Definitely gonna do that again.

The food was not as good as I remembered it though. Though the wine was definitely good :). But really, at the end of the day, it's the company that matters. A pretty relaxing and fun day - even went on a random trip driving around Seattle after dinner... but failed to locate the spot that I wanted to find (turns out we were actually really close to it).

Sunday Tourist Fun: Tulip Festival - 3 years later

Can't believe it's been 3 years since I've been here.

The traffic was alot worse... took an hour and a half to get there. Though it was pretty cool to see my passenger poking at the side window like a little kid loving the scenery... lol. That was pretty cute.

As I was walking around - I still remember the me that was having fun texting away while seeing fields of tulips. The first time ever that I've seen that much tulips gathered in one place... The first time in a few years I started wondering again.

On another lighter note. I think the pictures I have taken have gotten better than 3 years ago (surprising given how little time I have put into this). Though I do think there is still ALOT of work that needs to be done. Maybe that will be something I pick up seriously for in June.

(More Pictures to Come...)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Running out of Steam

I am at the home stretch.. but I am getting so tired.

First time I walked out on a lecture in this master program... .. .

Focus focus........ You can do it!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Reflection: 2 more months...

If things go well, in another 2 more months. Another chapter of my life passes.

~7 years ago, I didn't know what I want, took for granted what life had to offer.
~6 years ago, I started this blog. 4 months in a new place, my mind was cleared once again.
~5 years ago, Another trip, another burst of determination. Then I left, choosing (or was it me who chose?) to move to establish a career
~4 years ago, I learned how to become independent. Yet I wander aimlessly... .. .
~3 years ago, I found a reason to move forward, only to regret and realize how unprepared I was and failing miserably
~2 years ago, I resolved to persevere. To try to stand the test of time... failed.

下一站, 幸福?

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Feeling like a software engineer

With 2 IDEs opened, tons of papers opened on my desktop... I feel like a software engineer... or a student in serious need of help!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Omakase Bust :(

First omakase I wasn't happy with...

Though the waitress and manager did try to make it up, which was good. I mean, afterall, it's the gesture that counts (as with experimenting, I was prepared to sometimes find gems, and sometimes busts).

The one thing that made things easier to go down was the waitress was all smiles and nice and cute - felt soooo bad having to go bargain like I was in Egypt while I am in this restaurant.