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Great read, Brian! 

1 day, 7 hours ago on My summer in baby jail

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I like K's but don't love it. There's too much rice in their bento and the chicken can be dry sometimes. I like the variety and freshness of Mamaya bentos. 

1 day, 7 hours ago on Our Top 5: Bento

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Fun event last night. Great crowd. Food was generally good overall, but a few clunkers. I really enjoyed the grilled abalone, the shaved foie gras, the pork belly bun and the shave ice. Some dishes were just awful. The Korean chef's (Byung Jin Kim I believe) dish was just a big ole mess. I didn't know what the hell I was eating. And I was also disappointed by Tom Douglas' offering. I ate at one of his restaurants in Seattle and loved it so I was expecting something better.

1 week, 2 days ago on HFWF 2014: A Lucky Modern Buddha Belly

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@midlifenadia Using ocean water is a great idea!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@CharlesAkimoto You're right. The line has gone down considerably recently. Maybe because there are so many more choices available now. But yeah, I remember liking that place when I ate there about 10 years ago.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Our Top 5: Pho

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Looks like fun!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Dumpling making from ‘All Day Wong’

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Good list! I always order a brisket and tendon combo with steak on the side. 


Huong Lan was my go-to for years and still is but I feel like they've been skimping on their tendons recently.


I absolutely love P&L but not sure if we're comparing apples to apples with their pho since their version is more of a twist on the traditional if I recall correctly. But it's still damn good.


Thanks for this post!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Our Top 5: Pho

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@alfonzso That is a very fair argument.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@Marv_n Marvin, you are absolutely right. I did waste an opportunity to share the information about ALS. Thank you for providing that link.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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Great read Brian. I agree that there's no way Poltergeist is a PG movie. That movie scared the you know what out of me. Still does.


As for some more trivia...I believe the first movie ever to be given the PG-13 rating was Red Dawn. I could be wrong but that's always been my understanding. I'm too lazy to Google it though. =)

3 weeks, 4 days ago on ‘Indiana Jones’ and the inappropriate PG movies

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@Annoddah_Dave Haha, that's a great way to look at it AD!

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@Melissa808 Well, I guess everyone has water to waste now that the hurricane didn't hit! =) I really don't have a problem with people having fun for a great cause. But I fail to see the genuineness in many of these videos and that's what bugs me.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@ThisRobGreen Haha, I didn't even know this fad has reached the K-pop world. But you'd think with this many celebrities worldwide participating, much more money would have been raised by now. But I guess everyone's taking the cheaper $10 route that actually gets them internet exposure.

3 weeks, 4 days ago on Enough with the ice bucket challenge, or at least do it right

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@nonstopmari @Annoddah_Dave @Myong Bleah. Good riddance from the engineering profession.

1 month ago on 5 questions with Ming Tsai

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I went there for breakfast last weekend. Service was very nice, but a little spotty. I absolutely loved their scone. The chicken and waffles was just okay at best. The pork belly benedict was pretty good. Good enough to go back and try again.

1 month ago on Brunching at The Nook

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@Annoddah_Dave Yup, it's really hard to find truly creative and original work nowadays.

1 month ago on ‘Let’s Be Cops’ gets points for trying

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@Chuggy_Bear Yup, it is a great loss.

1 month ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@WillL I liked Jack too. He did a similar thing in Hook, playing a boy in a man's body. Such a talent.

1 month ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@Melissa808 Yeah, depression is something to be taken seriously. I wonder if having a drug addiction is linked to depression because it seems like many who suffer from it also are addicted to drugs.

1 month ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@nonstopmari Thanks Mari! Glad you liked it.

1 month ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@Annoddah_Dave Yeah, and it seems like many, including Williams had drug problems too. Oh, and I wasn't putting Sandler et al in the same class as Williams. I was just comparing them as similar because they were all comedians who attempted dramatic roles.

1 month ago on RIP Robin Williams

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@Chuggy_Bear Oh yeah, forgot about those flavors. The taro is my favorite too.

1 month, 1 week ago on 5 questions with Christina Tosi

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I love that she picked Romy's as her choice for Kahuku shrimp. That's my fave also. But McDonald's for fried pies? They don't have those on the mainland?

1 month, 1 week ago on 5 questions with Christina Tosi

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@janjeerah I guess I fail to see how a candidate standing on the road waving makes them more relatable. It's not really an action that others (besides other candidates) do on a regular basis. But yes, I agree with PMZ808. If it's just them, maybe not as bad. I really don't think it's an effective method but if they just want to be friendly then fine. But don't bring dozens of others out there with you.


And are people seriously voting for the candidate who appears to be relatable and accessible? That may be the sad truth I guess but it certainly is disappointing. Disingenuous gestures such as waving to me on the side of a road won't get my vote. Convince me you can get things done. Then I'll vote for you.

1 month, 1 week ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@nonstopmari Haha, talk about irony!

1 month, 1 week ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@s4xton Is there evidence that sign waving works? As for me, seeing a candidate on the roads doesn't make them more human to me. I don't need a hello from a candidate to make me vote for them. Win me over in the debates and with your platform. Not by cluttering the streets.

1 month, 1 week ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@M Yeah, that kind of scenario is exactly what I'm afraid of with all the distracting sign wavers on the road.

1 month, 1 week ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@Melissa808 So what does it take to pass that law? 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@WillL I can tell you feel as strongly about this topic as I do. =)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@Annoddah_Dave Haha, I have lots of opinions outside of the film world!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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@PMZ808 Yeah I deliberately don't make eye contact with them either. And yes, I do believe it's a safety issue too.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Wave bye to sign waving

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Go find a sugar daddy and have him buy a car for you. Problem solved.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on My little auto adventure

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@Annoddah_Dave Haha, yes I was! It was a very long but entertaining day.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on ‘Sex Tape’ fails to stimulate

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@Cat @Myong Haha, I'll make an exception for you Cat! Nah, I was more referring to an intimate 1 on 1 setting, like a date or with your S.O. If it's a group of friends, or just having a meal with a friend, I don't mind.

2 months ago on My cell phone pet peeves

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@DianeSeo @Melissa808 @Myong @Chuggy_Bear @ale808 No kidding Diane. We only have a handful to pick from and a really good one would do really well I think. I miss the old Mandarin. That was a family favorite for over 20 years. Too bad they retired a while back and the new owners don't make their food as good.

2 months ago on Pop-up brunch with rising star chef Anthony Yang

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Being on your phone during a meal with someone else is a definite no-no for me. You can check your damn email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or whatever else after we're done eating. Even if you want to post a pic of your food, you can do so after you're done eating. No one's dying for a live stream of what you're eating.

2 months ago on My cell phone pet peeves

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How can you not a love a break dancing movie with Jean Claude Van Damme? 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMDbBSyS1Rk

2 months, 1 week ago on Movies that mean summer

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@Melissa808 Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

2 months, 1 week ago on ‘Snowpiercer’ is one hell of a ride

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White Russian has been there for a while already. I'm pretty sure Tiramisu and Irish Cream too.

2 months, 1 week ago on Something new: Signature flavors at Shimazu Shave Ice

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@Annoddah_Dave AD, I wasn't a huge fan of D9 to be honest.

2 months, 1 week ago on ‘Snowpiercer’ is one hell of a ride

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@Chuggy_Bear @ale808 My honest opinion is that the best jajangmyun is offered somewhere else. But the Eastern Paradise one is mighty tasty as well. But yeah! Let's all go out for some Korean/Chinese food! Ping me when you're in town Anderson!

2 months, 1 week ago on Pop-up brunch with rising star chef Anthony Yang

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Haha, Eastern Paradise! I used to go there for jajangmyun and tangsooyook regularly.

2 months, 1 week ago on Pop-up brunch with rising star chef Anthony Yang

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@Chuggy_Bear Haha yup. Ironic, I guess? That shirt actually even plays a small part in the film.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on ‘Tammy’ falls flat

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@Annoddah_Dave Unfortunately no. They were both good obviously but the material is just rubbish.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on ‘Tammy’ falls flat

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@nonstopmari Thanks Mari! And I don't want to stop...there's so much more to lose! Haha...

2 months, 2 weeks ago on My War Against Weight – Episode 5: The Final Outcome

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Haha, and I just realized the photo you used is the one I took of him when he told me how cliched it was. Oh, the irony. He had such an arrogant attitude. What a turn off.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 questions with Ming Tsai

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Surf and golf? What cliched activities for Hawaii.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on 5 questions with Ming Tsai

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@Chuggy_Bear Haha, if I knew how to do that kind of photo adding words stuff I would but maybe you can use this photo for the meme. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Something new: Itchy Butt

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