Monthly Archives: April 2008


I just finished watching this movie. I really like this movie because Will Ferrell really shows acting chops on this one. Not the regular outlandish comedy roles that he usually plays and his performance really makes you like his character and the movie in general.

Stranger than Fiction – Harold (Will Ferrell) playing this song called “The Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Eric. I considered it very pivotal scene in the movie and the song just works.

Sen Dai is, to put it bluntly, a hole in the wall. But as soon as you enter the doors of this tiny restaurant, you are automatically exposed to the charm of this little Japanese restaurant. The food was great and something that I would have never experienced had it none been for my friend ChardX. Thanks and belated happy birthday, Manye!

Charles and Manye contemplating their menu choices.

An abundant menu with all items at a very nice price. My two dishes, the Chicken Katsu and the Dragon Roll, totalled to about $16. It was very fulfilling and kept me full til dinner 5 hours later.

After much deliberation, the two decide. Man: Pork Katsu and a Caterpillar Roll. Charles: Sashimi and the STORM BRINGER! (No joke, thats the name of the dish. ­čÖé )

My chicken katsu. Chicken was tender, but the sauce was a bit on the tangy side and just overpowered the chicken taste a little. But overall was a great dish.

Dragon Roll (Mine) on the Right. On the left is Manye’s caterpillar roll. Hmm, delicious.

Charles Sashimi.

An overall great experience. Hard to find great little restaurants have a very soothing and calming atmosphere with great food to boot. Highly recommended. Check it out on YELP.


The Sartorialist was something that I first notice in a copy of GQ at work. I then was reading the Time Magazine issue with the 100 Design Influences topic and it then caught my eye some more.

The Sartorialist is not an original concept to me. There is/was a Japanese fashion magazine that had a web presence with the same concept. They would send their photographers to fashion centers such as Paris, London, New York, etc to take photographs of fashion on the street. I wish I could find the magazine’s website or figure out its name.

Anyway, the idea of the Sartorialist or the aforementioned Japanese Magazine is something that I could never pull-off on my own. For me to go on a street corner and ask to take a picture of a random fashionista would either include me being labeled a perv or face down on the ground being heckled as a perv by random people.

I have to give it to the Sartorialist, Scott Schuman, because he has an eye for things that I neglect to fully notice until it has been pointed out to me. I appreciate the pretty pictures, the pretty clothes, and the pretty girls, but I really fully appreciate the ability to make a story out of a picture and give inspirations to the otherwise naive and ignorant. There are many things that can be said about a person and their clothes and what is left unsaid must be found out.