Archive for July, 2007

My Lovely Week
July 30, 2007

It’s late and my ability to write has left me. Who am I kidding? I never could write. Anyways, I’ll hand the pen over to Kensai at Asian Junkie to describe to you what is special about this film.

“…My taste for Korean romance movies has steeply declined in recent years. I think it was the endless formulaic crap that finally got to me and I had to take a break. Well, I came back with this film and was glad I did.

That little rant in the previous paragraph is not to say that this film was seeping with originality, rather, it’s a refreshing getaway from the conventional method of crafting a love story in Korean cinema. The intertwining fates of all the characters keep the film moving at a brisk pace and I loved the plots of almost all involved.

All in all, it’s a deliciously fun and intriguing film that actually managed to restore some of my faith in Korean romance films.”

The trailer is a little more original than traditional ones being that it has members of the cast sing. I literally cracked up when I saw the police detective sing as some criminal is being pinned to the car.

And by the way, you can download the movie at Asian Junkie.

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Google Transit
July 30, 2007

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Google has redefined online map/directions over and over and they won’t cease. Streetview is cool and all but its coverage is still so limited that it won’t be helpful until they photograph every yard of America’s big cities and its surrounding suburbs.

Also in the works right now is Google Transit. A concept long past due. Instead of driving directions, it will provide you will scheduled trips for getting on the bus, lightrail, trolley and where to jump off of one and onto another. Like Streetview, it’s still not complete. So far, it’s available in select cities in the United States and all of Japan.

Let’s be goin’ t’ raid iTunes! Arrr!
July 27, 2007

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Yes, if you were wondering, I am fluent in Pirate.

The iTunes music store is a wonderful resource for those tough to find songs. Their collection is vast beyond comprehension and yet browsing is so unsatisfying. All you get is this thirty-second crumb of a song.

That is what I have thought up until this point. If you can manage stealing that half-a-minute preview and you can have yourself a free ringtone! Of course, you are going to need an iPhone and Safari 3.0 to get the job done. I suggest you do it quick before Apple finds out about this.

TUAW lists the steps here.

VX Nano
July 26, 2007

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Logitech has been the leader in innovation for computer peripherals over the last decade. That hasn’t changed. Every new generation improves on their successful past models. Making innovative technology easy to use while looking good seems to be what Logitech is all about.

I might be upgrading to a MacBook Pro soon so I was thinking of getting this to accompany it. It’s got the same MicroGear scroll wheel that I’ve gotten so used to I just can’t live without it. Unlike both the MX and VX Revolutions, the VX Nano is left-hander friendly. The most remarkable feature though has to be the receiver. It’s small enough to leave in your laptop and stuff into your bag without worry.

It’s currently marked at $70 which is a bit steep when knowing that the feature-loaded sister, the VX Revolution, is easily found at prices of $40 and less. My recommendation? Try eBay or just wait it out.

Joy Ang
July 25, 2007

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Joy Ang is a 21-year old Canadian native who studied at the College of Art & Design in Alberta. Her webpage provides the following as her introduction.

“My passion has been art for as long as I can remember. With my art I strive for one main goal, and that is to stir the emotions from those who view it. I admire subtlety and believe that as much can be said through it as exaggeration. I love God, family, and friends, and they are, above all else, the most important things in my life.” – Joy Ang

All I have to say is that the carousel piece absolutely rocks!

More artwork after the break.

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Cry Eye
July 25, 2007

Son Dam Bi – Cry Eye

Son Dam Bi has just debuted over in Korea and there’s been quite a buzz surrounding her. I was thinking her dancing was a bit whack, before realizing she was practicing a group routine. She’s been marketed as a dancer, but her voice is far from bad. She’s got a cute face and a great figure. What’s not to like?

And that tattoo that’s covering her right forearm was a temp. If you watch the segments of her with the blue top, you’ll notice it’s missing.

Southern California
July 25, 2007

I have posted up short video clips from our recent trip onto YouTube. Enjoy!

Videos are here. Photos are here.

Ferrari F430 Scuderia
July 19, 2007

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The F430 Scuderia is Ferrari’s newest model. It obviously takes after it’s sister,the F430, but it’s a car designed for those who like to thrash around a track. They added more horsepower and trimmed off the fat. So now it features a power-to-weight ratio of one horsepower to every 5.4 pounds. A paddle gearbox (with sixty millisecond shifts) and an integrated traction and stability control system are all that Ferrari has announced so far. An official unveiling will take place in September so we’re going to have to wait patiently.

DJ Kentaro
July 19, 2007

DJ Kentaro – Peace [Mix]

DJ Kentaro may just be the best DJ I have ever seen. There’s no doubt that he’s talented.

“DJ Kentaro is a Hip hop DJ from Japan. He came 3rd in the Technics DMC World DJ Final in 2001 and won it in 2002 at the age of 20. In doing so, he became the first ever Asian to win the DMC World DJ Final, receiving the highest score in DMC history in the process.” – Wikipedia

Here Come The Little Deviants
July 19, 2007

I love the artwork for Scion’s new marketing campaign for the Scion xD. (Note that the xD is the face for the deviants shown in the video.) It’s a bit eerie but that’s its charm.

Honestly, the xD is what the xA should have been from the start. It’s a very welcome upgrade to Scion’s lineup.