Archive for May, 2008

El Bulli

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

I’ve been wanting to go to this restaurant for a few years now. Last year my cousin and I were unable to obtain a reservation. Apparently, they were booked solid for a few months. A food writer in Singapore I met a few months back just had a chance to go there and wrote about it. Pictures are included. Dizzle, are we still going here or what?

http://chubbyhubby.net/blog/?p=537

Talking goats

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

This is some of the technology that I helped develop. Pretty cool to see it outside of theme parks.

I speak english.. I think…

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

I was at a bar the other day and had to question my sanity a bit. I ordered a lemonade. What I got was a 7up. Initially I questioned myself. I thought perhaps they made lemonade with sparkling water in Singapore. Nope.. It was a 7up.

I then looked around for the server to correct the mistake. But my companions, then told me what I had received was indeed a lemonade. At which point, I immediately tried to argue that it was in fact, a 7up and not a lemonade. A lemonade is lemon juice, water and sugar. They told me that would be a “lemon drink”, not a lemonade. Then I asked them what a 7up is. And they said, a 7up is Lemonade. What really compounded the situation was the fact that they were from all over the world. There was an Austrian guy, a Australian guy, a Korean girl and two Taiwanese girls. How the heck could they all be in agreement and I was in the minority? Something was amiss.

So.. I checked with wikipedia. The all knowing source of knowledge that it is. Here’s the result..

Wikipedia – Lemonade

Silly American.. Lemonade is not lemon juice, water and sugar. It’s 7up or Sprite.

lemonade = 7up
7up = 7up
lemon drink = lemonade

The misadventures of Jason.

Monday, May 26th, 2008

So I was supposed to go to Thailand last weekend for a nice relaxing diving vacation. I ended up hurting myself and getting sick a few days before. Sucks, but I had to cancel my trip. Jason went 1/2 way around the planet to meet up with me and I was stuck in bed. He had quite a trip though and many stories to share. For those of you who know Jason personally, you’ll know that there is no such thing as an ordinary vacation or trip. Here’s a link to his blog to read about his (mis)adventures. Jason.. I love your stories. You need to write them down and publish them.

http://jasonphippsdigitalhell.blogspot.com/

Jams? Don’t make me laugh..

Monday, May 26th, 2008

I love my commute to work. It takes me about 5-8mins with door to door service with a taxi. It’s hilarious when the taxi drivers complain about a queue of cars waiting at a turn signal. The see a line of cars that will extend my commute about 2-3 mins and go ballistic. They try to bypass traffic in the side lines and merge in at the last minute, to shorten the trip by 30 seconds.

I can only imagine how they would flip when confronted with my daily commute in LA. On a good day, it took me 35mins. On a really backed up day, it could have taken me 90 mins. On average it took me 45 mins. 45 mins here would take you around the whole entire country.

My neighbor in my apartment building used to commute 45mins a day in each direction. So decided to rent a second apartment just to be closer to work. So now she has a home she owns in the central portion of the island. And an apartment she lives in on the weekdays to save her commute time.

I laugh at traffic jams.

Behold.. the Bicycle Lift

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Why don’t we have some of these in the United States? Simply ingenious as a way to get more people to bike around town.

Watch for me.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The first film that I get credit for working on at Lucasfilm will be Indiana Jones 4. So if you manage to catch it this weekend, wait till the credits roll and you’ll see my name in the third of four columns under Digital Artists at Industrial Light and Magic. <grin>

Brilliant painted animation from Blu

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

This is stunning and must have taken them forever to do this.

This is their website.
http://www.blublu.org


MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

Volcanic Eruption in Chile

Friday, May 9th, 2008

These photos of the volcano erupting in Chile are awe inspiring. I’ve certainly never seen anything like it. If anyone has video, please share.

http://megagalerias.terra.cl/galerias/index.cfm?id_galeria=30734

Paradise

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

I’ll be heading here in a few weeks for a weekend of Scuba Diving. Anyone else interested? <grin>

http://krabi.langhamplacehotels.com/

It’s only $30 USD a night.

 

Seaview Deluxe Room for $30 USD a night