M made this dish. Pig blood and mung bean noodles stirfried with some scallions. It was very very tasty! Uwajimaya has some good pig blood too.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Another sake. This one is a Ginmai, it is extremely good. Ninja says he asked the wine dude for a sake that was as smooth as the Kikusui (extremely smooth and light) but with more bold flavor. The wine dude recommended this. it is pretty tasty for sure, mostly cause i can't taste the alcohol very much haha.
Some more additions to the sake theme. This one is also a Nigori(cloudy and sweet). I think I picked it because the bottle looks cute. The sake is just ok. It is indeed very sweet but also kinda burns going down, not very smooth. Also the rice flavor is very strong.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The George Washington Masonic Memorial. Built by the Freemasons. This place was really off the beaten path. We drove by this place while on the way out of old town Alexandria and decided to check it out. It was actually very interesting, full of artifacts and information about the masons.
Today was the official end of service for the original Xbox live. Also, tax day! Our building held a huge party to honor both events. Look at the top right corner for the gigantic cake. It was half chocolate, half normal with black frosting that turned everyone's lips and tongues black. -_-
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Washington's Skagit Valley is famous for having the largest tulip farms in the country. They supply tulips even internationally, (to Holland?). Every year around this time, the tulips will be blooming for about 2 weeks before the farmers cut them down to sell them. So people come from all over to see the giant fields of tulips. We made a trip this Saturday as it was very nice weather. I thought this pic was appropriate haha.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
After using my crappy "came with the house" showerhead for like 5 years I finally upgraded to this awesome one. I saw it at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and it is called "Rainfall" and only has 1 setting: pouring rain. This is just what i wanted, a straight downpour of hot water, not a single droplet going to waste. It was very awesome!
I went to see the touring Broadway production of Dreamgirls tonight. It was an awesome show. The costume, the dancing and the singin was all super exciting. This musical is very different from all the other ones I have seen before as it is full of R&B, Blues and Soul music. The divas poured their hearts out. I really liked the set as well, it was simple and elegant, yet very flashy when it had to be. I highly recommend it!
Today was a momentous occassion!! Duke won the NCAA championship!!! *fanfare* I can't believe it has been for so long. We went to see the game at Buckley's in Downtown Seattle which was pretty full of Duke fans. It was a really close game coming down to the wires. These games are always extremely fun to watch abeit nervewrecking. Also, having picked them to win the championship (I pick them every year) put me at the #2 spot at our bracket pool! I WIN!!
Oh yeah this pic was taken at Kushi Bar, a Japanese street stall style restaurant in BeltTown. It has what is suppose to be menu items on the wall, but I don't think I saw any of these on the menu -_-
Monday, April 05, 2010
This is technically the same night as the Irish pub pic, but since it was taken after midnight, I am gonna say it counts for the next day haha. I sneaked a pic of this group of people coming out the movie theatre. This weekend is SakuraCon in Seattle. But since I didn't really venture outside I didn't feel the full force of it until now haha.
Today is Easter Sunday, now I never really considered this as an official holiday because well, we don't get the day off and there are no sales ;). However, today was the first time when I really felt the presence of this holiday. We were meeting up to eat at Z'tejas, ye of the famous corn bread and apparently they close for Easter Sunday! Who would have known? also, a bunch of bars and clubs were also closed for this day. It took 2 tries before we found this Irish pub that was open, where I took a pic of the candle light on our table.
Saturday, April 03, 2010
I went to Wibbley's Gourmet Burger for lunch today. It is a small burger joint in that plaza on the cross street of 24th and 140th. This is a mushroom burger with a side of onion rings. It was decent burgers. The burger was nothing special although they did give me alot of mushrooms. The onion rings was awesome.