Saturday, December 14, 2013

[movie] Zombieland

courtesy of businessinsider

ever since we started getting into walking dead, hubs and i have been captivated by zombies (he more than i, a lot more). we've seen world war z (and liked it), but a much lighter and more entertaining (and possibly bloodier) option for those not so much into zombies would be zombieland.

the story goes that mad cow disease became mad person became mad zombie. the movie follows 4 characters - a dorky student, a redneck, and 2 con-woman sisters - in their travels to look for a zombie-free place. but of course, there is no such thing. and of course, there is lots of zombie-head-bashing, gun-firing madness. (and by madness i mean fun-ness.)

my fav character is tallahassee played by woody harrelson. he's such a bad-ass that he reminds me of a combination of both meryl and darryl from walking dead. and he's just so fun. i also love the actress abigail breslin in general (although i'm not sure what to make of her now that she's so grown up...).

genre: action/comedy (it's also tagged under horror but i wouldn't consider it as such)
big names: jesse eisenberg, woody harrelsonemma stone, abigail breslin, bill murray
stars: 3 out of 5 for action, entertainment, and brain-free fun (excuse the pun hehe)

Friday, December 13, 2013

fab five Friday {12/13}

this is my feeble attempt to restart blogging...

...and here are some things that made my week. no, actually, my recent days.

1. shabu (almost) everyday. it's been really, really, really cold.

2. a random date night in the middle of the week

3. a spontaneous and too-short-yet-it-was-alright trip to vegas with the in-law's

4. a new tv show almost human :: it's entertaining and full of action!

5. speaking of tv shows, i'm all caught up in scandal. does anyone watch it? am i the only one superly annoyed by fitz??

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I'm not all here

just came back from a short trip to SF so you'll have to excuse me as I am still fully in vacation mode. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

fab five Friday {8/23}

Here are some highlights of this week!

+ Chinatown summer nights

it's supposed to be a summer festival but it seemed more like a Chinese New Year festival (which was cool too). 

+ my old friend's bridal shower. so happy for her for finding her happiness!

my team won the tissue paper wedding dress contest!

+ so happy to see my good friends (who I just don't see enough!)

doesn't she look like Halle Barry?! so sophisticated. 

+ i haven't been able to visit my niece cuz i was sick, so my brother sent over a photo. just can't get enough of her! she looks like she's taking a selfie here lol

have a great weekend!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

fab five friday {8/9}

i'm on vacation so it's a short post.

here are my five favorite things of this week:

+ some of my favorite people

+ new favorite nail polish (to look at, not to wear - i don't usually wear polishes)

courtesy of makeupandbeautyblog
+ new favorite actress anna kendricks
she is so pretty. watch her doing the cups.

then catch her in pitch perfect. i even got h to like her too!

+ new favorite lotion

+ and finally, my favorite baby

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

weekend reading

Fab five canceled for today because I'm sick as a dog. I feel like a truck ran me over five times and someone set me ablaze while blowing cold AC air on me. Ah dear. Thank goodness for weekend. I leave you with some funsies for the weekend. There would've been more but I fell asleep at 8pm last night organizing links. 

i'm obsessed with this topic, why women should stop trying to be perfect

this is kinda cool: abandoned walmart is now america's largest library

so hilarious: rappers & cereal

Happy weekend! 

Friday, August 2, 2013

fab five friday {8/2}

i can't believe it's already august. august is officially my most favorite month because it is hubs and mine birthday month. and also the month of a lot of my friends' birthdays!

ready for this friday's fab five? cuz i got a chock-ful of goodies to share! it's been a good week.

+ brunch with some g'ole friends at plate 38

pulled pork sandwich

three meat omelette
my pulled-pork sandwich turned out to be more like a burger, and hub's three meat omelette was so speechlessly delicious that he didn't even leave me a bite to try. the food was so good but the portions were too just-right. and honestly, the service wasn't as stellar as the first time we went. but we still had a good time.

+ hubs and my new FAVORITE food/piggin' out place bruxie
creme brulee waffle sandwich + irish nachos

+ i saw this at borders and was so tempted to get it but i have too much toys already

+ hubs and my new FAVORITE coffee shop: dripp. it's in the same plaza as bruxie and they specialize in coffee and ice cream and dessert. they are actually kinda a coffee snob but we like it anyways (even though i'm not a big coffee person).

from my instagram

+ and finally, i took 2 days off of work to take my parents to the doctors' this week. it was a busy 2 days but it was still a nice break from work. short work week, yay!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

[hiking] eaton canyon

hubs wanted me to start documenting our hiking trips so here we go!

today we took a local hike up eaton canyon in altadena. we kinda slept in, then the sun came out, so we made it very short.

not my picture, courtesy of modernhiker
time: 1 hour r/t (we didn't finish obviously)

according to hub's fitbit (a pedometer/calorie counter type of thing), we...
...took 7,517 steps
...hiked 3.28 miles
...burned 1,208 calories

i'm suspicious on the calories burned but the other stats seem believable.

eaton canyon is mostly unshaded so it's not recommended for the summer. there is absolutely no scenery whatsoever except rocks, more rocks, dirt, and more dirt. we did this trail a few years ago and got to the waterfall at the end. it's my hope to reach the waterfall again some time this year! i'm also hoping to go another season to see if it's any prettier...

Friday, July 26, 2013

fabuloso friday {7/26}

here are some things that made my week. i've decided to not have a count of 5 because, well, it makes it too forced.

+ look who showed up in my mailbox!

+ taco tuesday

+ a much needed hot pot & catchup with an old friend

+ date / tea-time with hubby

+ things i can't wait for: my birthday (also dreading it). labor day weekend. beginning of new seasons for scandal // the walking dead // white collar.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fabuloso Friday {7/19}

this week has been pretty uninspiring. i'm hoping next week will be better!

+ h and i discovered a food truck event. he finally got to try kogi truck! "it's good but not 2-hour wait good" was his verdict. i agree.

from an argentinian food truck Piaggio

lobsta rolls! this was pretty hefty at $12 but it was really good. worth the price? umm......

+ on a rare occasion, we went out for a weekend breakfast. i'm particular to einstein bagels because i used to go a lot in salt lake.

+ went to the gym and sweated a lot.

+ really liking this CD

+ every thursday i would think it's friday. i guess my fabuloso #5 this week is that... it's friday!!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fabuloso Friday {7/12}

here are some things that made this week fun!

+ despicable me 2 :: the hubs and i are obsessed with this movie. or rather, the minions. we have waited for this movie for at least a year now. it did not disappoint. go watch it if you haven't already!!

+ rain today. in LA. 'nuff said.


+ the movie the darjeeling limited :: it was funny. visually stunning. and i loved the music.

source :: isn't this view just STUNNING?

+ i love pizza

+ pretty tiramisu dessert

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fab Five Friday {7/5}

+ today is my younger nephew's 8th birthday. eight!! my goodness, i can still remember the day he was born (i was in hawaii watching fireworks with friends when i received the call that my sister had gone to the hospital), the month-old party we had at my house for him, his visit to utah when he had just barely begun to walk... and now, at the blink of the eye, he's 8! geez, time sure flies.

+ july fourth bbq with family

+ i have a guest post up! well, sort of.

+ got to meet up with my high school friend/college roomate and meet her 3-month-old baby. she is such a cutie!

+ attended a baby shower and ate yummy food (it was at a tea room)

+ and lastly, the epic picture. of h and my niece. after 2 and a half months, he is finally not-so-afraid to hold her. hahaha!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fab Five Friday {6/28}

finally, friday! nothing really happened this week. so it'll be a quick round-up.

1. went shopping and scored 2 skirts + 2 dresses for $27.50. you can't beat that.

2. had lunch with my family last weekend. this was the lunch special - all for $9.95!

i was so stuffed afterwards.

3. i now live with this dog, teddy.

he has taken to leaping at me when i get home from work.

4. lunch in paris was a delicious read. it made me want to go to paris and eat good food.

5. i enjoyed watching this this week. although to be honest, i was never a big fan of either.

i promise next week will be more eventful (or rather, busy...)!