Book List 2013

♥ S - J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

♥ Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
♥ The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
♥ Superman: Birthright - Mark Waid/Leinil Francis Yu
♥ Superman: Secret Identity - Kurt Busiek/Stuart Immonen
♥ V for Vendetta - Alan Moore
♥ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot
♥ Batman: The Killing Joke - Alan Moor/Brian Bolland
♥ Serenity: Those Left Behind - Joss Whedon
♥ Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
♥ School for Good and Evil - Soman Chainani
♥ Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
♥ Frozen Heat - Richard Castle
♥ Days of Blood & Starlight - Laini Taylor

Old and Moldy


Woodstock for your brain

April 18th, 2010 1 Comment

Technology. Entertainment. Design.  = TED. Ideas worth spreading = Spirit of TED. TED conference is where the brightest minds came together to share their ideas.  I’ve heard of the event last year for the first time, and have been wanting to attend ever since. And I finally got to do it this past week at TEDxUSC, an independently organized event hosted by USC. In a small world, Amy G told me about her friend who were going to TED who


Meatless Tuesday at TEDxUSC: Week 15

April 15th, 2010 No Comments

Yes. I was at TEDxUSC. My mind was thoroughly blown. That’s another post unto itself so I’m not going into it here much. Breakfast: My Starbucks treat: decaf tall Americano with caramel sauce. Leftover plantano frito con frijoles y crema–fried plantains with beans and sour cream–from my Friday’s foray into Salvadorian cuisine. Ahhh…Sarita’s Pupusaria at the Grand Central Market! . Lunch: Mendocino Farms’ Vegetarian BLT.  Yes, you read that right. It has vegetarian “bacon” and pepper jack cheese. And it


Not So Happy Songkran

April 13th, 2010 No Comments

It’s Thai New Year. Only a few days after the bloody result of the protest. I don’t think there’s enough water to wash the blood off our hands. (My family is safe, just FYI.  As a matter of fact, my dad has developed an unhealthy habit of taking an after-dinner evening stroll out to see the Reds’ activities in Radjprasong.  /headhand) Laws should be enforced. I said the same thing when the Yellow Shirts took over the airport. I say


Meatless Tuesday: Week 14

April 7th, 2010 No Comments

Accidental egg consumption! Oh no!!!! Breakfast & Snack: Starbucks decaf hazelnut soy latte.  This is what I’d order when I want a breakfast in a cup.  The tall decaf Americano with caramel sauce is more of a treat. Fage yogurt with peach. . Lunch: Leftover half of bibimbap from Cafe Sura, the only Korean restaurant in Long Beach!  Fresh, it came out in the traditional sizzling bowl.  Rice gets all crispy in the bottom.  You crack a raw egg on


You’ve gotta have friends

April 5th, 2010 1 Comment

This Easter weekend brought out friends old and new. Saturday I spent the morning with my hubby cruising down to San Pedro for a feast that is breakfast at Gaffey Street Diner.  The rest of the day I spent baking, mostly. That night, the hubby set me loose to party with my Twitter crew. We threw an early birthday party for @always_blond at @fstop23′s place.  The ever gracious host didn’t call off the party when he heard that his daughter-in-law


Meatless Tuesday: Week 13

April 2nd, 2010 No Comments

Oh my friends, I was down and out on Tuesday. I think I might have had a sinus infection or something but I was wiped out.  I slept for 12 hours (well, woke up at 5:30 a.m. to realize that I really didn’t have any energy to move), and slept some more during the day, AND then another 8 hours Tuesday night.  Came Wednesday morning, I was still pretty wiped out.  Oy! So, I didn’t have breakfast on Tuesday… Lunch