The One about Mourning

One of the most difficult things in life as we get older is losing family members, losing friends that you went to school with or grown up with. This month alone, myself, family and friends who I grew up with in school, we have a lost family/friends that are dear to us and as we reflect, the best we can do is remember the positive memories and be grateful for […]

The One about Okonomiyaki

When it comes to okonomiyaki, there are traditional ways to make it. For example, okonomiyaki is best made with nagaimo (Japanese mountain yam) and it tastes great! In fact, eating okonomiyaki each time I go to Japan is a must.  As you can see from this video I shot in Japan. But as much as I love eating okonomiyaki while I’m in Japan, I try to make it while I’m […]

The One about Otsuki, Japan

Located in eastern Yamanishi prefecture is the city of Otsuki (nearly 50 miles away from Tokyo). Once a heavily settled area during the time of the Jomon Period (12,000 BC), the city of Otsuki has a rich tradition of 80 Jomon sites. But the area wouldn’t be known as Otsuki until 1933 and was considered a town.  Only until 1954 did Otsuki receive city status and now has a population […]

The One about Daiso Japan

A lot of people talk about Daiso and going to Daiso to buy this and that. And some may wonder, why so much attention is paid to a Japanese dollar store? In Japan, Daiso is one of the largest 100-yen shops and they sell thousands of goods cheap (many made in China).  The first store which opened in Japan back in 1991, is popular among consumers who want to shop […]

The One about Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I think about Blake Edwards “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. As for the the older Entertainment Weekly cover featuring Tina Fey as Audrey Hepburn, I suppose the point of this photo I took is that no matter how many decades have past since this movie was released in theaters, people still look towards the film for its elegance. Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is a film about Holly Golightly (Hepburn), who is seen during […]

The One about the Ghost Signs and Eloesser-Heynemann Co.

Found in Lemoore, CA at this 1894 building is a Cyrus Noble (Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey) ghost sign, opposite of it is a ghost sign on the other side of the building is for Can’t Bust ‘Em Overalls created by Heynemann & Co. Throughout the United States (and also in different cities around the world), one can pass by an old building and to its side, still see the remnants […]

The One about Fort Mason Center Farmers Market in San Francisco

As a person who has practiced healthy eating for nearly a year, I have gone to farmers markets up and down California. One of my favorite farmers markets in California is the Fort Mason Center San Francisco Farmer’s Market. One reason is because it’s in the Marina neighborhood of San Francisco but in the city, the market features local farms and organic produce for San Francisco residents and visitors. Where […]

The One about S Bar in Los Angeles

Located in Korea Town, Los Angeles is the Palm Tree LA. A ritzy and posh location, the Palm Tree L.A. is open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. As the location hosts fine Asian food dining at Arang, a stylish karaoke bar (in English, Korean and Japanese) and S BAR. Once you get into the Palm Tree L.A. and take the elevator up, once you walk into S Bar, the […]