Hot blooded but laid back Korean
@MyongChoi Check this out from LOSTpedia, re: an ep. in Season 3 called, "The Man Behind the Curtain" (referring to Ben):
Wizard of Oz: The episode title is a reference to the 1939 filmThe Wizard of Oz, where the ruler of the Emerald City hides behind a curtain. The Wizard of Oz: "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain." (Literary works)Aunt Em: Ben's mother Emily shares the same first name with Dorothy's aunt in The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy's last name wasGale, as was Ben's alias. (Literary works)
2 months ago on Nonstop Movies: 'Oz the Great and Powerful'
@MyongChoi @WillL I actually see too many parallels for me to think that Raimi wasn't influenced by LOST.
2 months, 1 week ago on Nonstop Movies: 'Oz the Great and Powerful'
Oz reminded me of why I loved LOST so much. It was someone like Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof or Sam Raimi, taking a basic story and twisting it with imagination, mythology and allusions. The flash backwards and the black and white movie feel of the old Flash Gordon movie, which provided a lot of cool and mysterious nostalgia. I also liked Franco's performance because he played it like a real person with real flaws, and someone who did not take himself too seriously (whether in character or as an actor playing the character). I felt like we were "behind the curtain" the whole time. One more parallel with LOST is that Jacob seemed to always be behind the curtain, or at least invisible in his chair, as hardly anyone knew who he was or what he looked like.
@nonstopmari @Melissa808 doen jang jjigae is one of the wonders of the world. Actually the deal at Sik Do Rak right now for $3.95 (before 5pm) may be the best deal in town. Smells like crap but tastes like heaven.
3 months ago on Nonstop launches segment on KHON
Ewww natto. The Japanese doen jang. Smelly. Great spot thought Melissa!
@MyongChoi my mainland transplant friend says it's partly the service too, that it's so slow. I guess the waiters/waitresses are not hustling either. We do have good Asian food of course, but if your core foods are Mexican, Southern, or even Italian, it's not a stretch to say these kinds of food are generally subpar (of course there are exceptions) here.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Caan he say that?
@Melissa808 he should have played it like Matthew Fox. You knew he didn't like it here but he grinned it and bore it. As soon as shooting in Season 6 was over, he got out of dodge back to L.A. on the first plane out. What's not to like about living in Lanikai but yes, the 808 is not for everyone. And that's fine. I think the guys that took to Hawaii culture on the LOST cast were Ian Cusick (he travels around but wife and kids I believe still live in Kailua), Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway and of course, our "own" Daniel Dae Kim. Perhaps Terry O'Quinn too since he decided to come back to Hawaii to film on Five-0.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But it is a fact that Sasabune is da best. Since he is been there (I know a friend who saw him there) how dare he say the food in the #808 sucks. A fact yo! :P Let him eat at Wailana Coffee House the rest of his time here. Maybe that will be some comfort food for him. I agree with what you say, by the way.
My only regret was that I heard about this monkfish liver as one of the eastern omakase courses and it did not come out. I should have requested it.
4 months ago on Sushi Sasabune - the other omakase
@DianeSeo @MyongChoi you make it sound like he said something new. :P
@MyongChoi @DianeSeo it's probably at least $50 more (worth it). Ken helped us get a little break on the final tally for knowing a friend of the chef.
You innard eating mofo. Haha, great post. Thanks for the fun - best sushi experience ever and I'm glad I had my maiden voyage at Sasabune with the Eastern omakase.
@Melissa808 I am. Our finances would never be this way if it were run by a Korean.
4 months ago on Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Sing Cheong Yuan
My wife is Chinee like you. But that doesn't rhyme!
I'm definitely going to take my parents here visiting from L.A. in a couple of weeks. Let's see if it passes my grumpy dad's L.A. Koreatown standard grumpy test.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Nonstop eats: 678 Hawaii
P, T & A was one of the best comedies EVER.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Fab Five Films: John Hughes
Thanks MC Brains. Will not waste time watching this after your review. You save me time, bruh!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Nonstop Movies: 'The Thieves'
Poor Juan. I feel sorry for him, esp. when he goes on all-fours in the GIF. He just wants to be loved, is that so wrong?
6 months, 2 weeks ago on 2012 Dodgers in Review #14: 3B Juan Uribe
@MyongChoi @nonstopmari 3rd world cuisine? No talk about Kalihi like dat!
7 months, 1 week ago on Vegas Eats: Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar's Palace
All you can eat raw oysters? I may die there on the spot by overdosing on arsenic.