Sunday, March 29, 2009

Dim Sum at NBC Monterey Park

Friends from out of town came down this weekend to visit so we all got together for dim sum at NBC in Monterey Park. NBC has been remodeled and this is the first time I have been back since the remodel. Food was decent...I have had better and I have had worst. Pretty standard dim sum quality.

We had the Tarms, the Yus, The Wus and then me and 3 other lonely onlys from the Southbay. So good to see everyone..and all their kids. Two of the families had 2 kids and one had one...so it was a big group. I think we had a table for 15...crazy.

Here are some food shots...







Saturday, March 28, 2009

Metal Water Bottles....

OK..so call me late on the bandwagon. But there seems to be a new TREND on the horizon. METAL WATER BOTTLES.

Everyone at my office or at least all the cool ones all have metal water bottles. Apparently, plastic is bad for you and can seep poison into the water. Yeah...wow? So...I guess plastic is no good..so metal is the way to go.

In my research for the best one...there are two. SIGG and KLEEN KANTEEN.

Here is a SIGG





Here is the KLEEN KANTEEN.






So the difference is the SIGG is made from a single piece of spun aluminum while the KK is made from a single piece of food grade stainless steel. Peeps say the SIGG is bad because the there is a lining inside whereas the KK is straight up SS. But..the SIGG is made in Switzerland and is waaay "cooler" and more arty farty.

I think I am going to go for the KK for the simple reason it is bigger. The KK comes in a 40oz and the largest SIGG is only 32oz. Plus I like stainless tell better.

So we shall see....who knows. I dont really need one...so it may be a while before I actually get one. Gotta save!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bye Bye BLENDER Magazine...

Another magazine goes bye bye...

Alpha Media Shutters Blender

Co-CEO to Leave, Magazine's Editor to Head Maxim

NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Alpha Media Group closed Blender magazine today, eliminating about 30 jobs and reducing its portfolio of titles to Maxim alone. The April issue of Blender out now will be its last.

The April issue of Blender out now will be its last.

The April issue of Blender out now will be its last.


The decision, delivered to Blender staff in a meeting this morning, came as part of broader changes that also included the departure of Alpha co-CEO Glenn Rosenbloom and the integration of editorial staff for Maxim and Maxim Digital.

The remaining CEO, Stephen Duggan, said in a company memo that the company was closing Blender with great sadness. "Since 2001, Blender has provided unmatched music coverage and entertainment news in its unique voice to a profoundly dedicated audience of music enthusiasts," Mr. Duggan wrote. "We are particularly grateful to the sales team and to the tremendously talented editorial staff for their hard work and commitment to Blender."

Joe Levy, who was editor in chief at Blender, was named editor in chief of the combined Maxim editorial operation. Jim Kaminsky, Maxim magazine's editor in chief, is leaving the company. Ben Madden continues as group publisher. Jay Woodruff, editor in chief of Maxim Digital, was named chief content officer at Maxim. After the changes, Alpha will continue to employ 134 staffers.

Alpha, the former Dennis Publishing, has endured a series of difficulties and hard choices since its acquisition by Quadrangle Capital Partners and magazine-industry veteran Kent Brownridge in August 2007. The new owners punctuated the $240 million deal by immediately closing Stuff magazine, a sort of laddie shopping title.

But the recession and other factors complicated their plans. Mr. Brownridge, who'd come back from retirement after a long career at Wenner Media, lasted only a year as CEO before the co-CEOs took over. "It was a company that needed tremendous restructuring, which quite frankly took a little longer than I anticipated," Mr. Brownridge said as he gave up the CEO post.

By the end of last year, Quadrangle was seen negotiating with its lenders, including Cerberus Capital Management, as it struggled to make debt payments.

Alpha tried to build Blender's circulation, pushing its paid-circulation guarantee to 1 million from 800,000 at purchase. But copies distributed to public places such as waiting rooms grew the fastest, from 13,000 copies in the second half of 2007 to 100,000 a year later, according to company reports with the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Paid subscriptions fell 8% to 768,000, while newsstand sales declined 18% to 44,233.

Ad pages at Blender also plunged 31% last year and another 57% from January through April, according to the Publishers Information Bureau and Media Industry Newsletter. Monthlies as a whole, by comparison, sank 12% last year and another 22% through April. Ad pages at Maxim fell 11% in 2008 and 37% from January through April.

Mr. Duggan's memo to staff blamed the global financial crisis but said the company would persevere. "Alpha Media Group is weathering the current economic difficulties, and we are confident that with the changes we are implementing, the company is in the strongest position possible to continue moving forward," he said.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

ALL MY SOLE

ALL MY SOLE - Directed By Danh Do (Danny)

New Star Trek trailer - cool find



check out the first scene...the kid driving the car and jumping out....

Captain Kirk is rocking AIR JORDAN XX3s! yeah...pimp! Looks like John Cho is the "asian" crew dude...Sulu would be proud I guess.

SHINJUKU INCIDENT

SHINJUKU INCIDENT

Check out the new Jackie Chan production that stars the man himself as well as the top talent from Japan and Europe etc. The cost of the production was around $25M.

Kev and Carolyne's Baby Shower

Our cool little take homes...HOW CUTE!

We had a taco man!
Presents!
mmmm...chorizo tacos... and fresh guac!
A scrap booking table!

Friday, March 20, 2009

G4 Underground in USATODAY.COM

Yeah....I am pretty happy about this....

WATCH G4 UNDERGROUND - Sunday at 3/29 at 9:00PM PT/ET and catch 5 additional episodes every Sunday afterwards!


G4 Underground w/ Morgan Webb


Gamer's Profile on Morgan Webb

Friday, March 13, 2009

"FRESHWATERS"

My Air Max 95s....





and the newest...FRESHWATERS!!!


yay...my Birthday Shoes!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Breathing Easy....

Today, I received my machine so I can stop snoring and get some rest! The RT that came over was kinda HOT..OMG. Her name was Maria..and YOWZA. I should of taken her picture! SHEESH!

Anyways..here are the goodies!



How it looks on my night stand....
and me looking oh so sexy.....

Saturday, March 7, 2009

State of the bedroom...



68 pairs in this pic....

Helping the economy....a pair of shoes at a time...

I just picked these two up...the RETRO IIIs in BLACKCAT and PUREMONEY colorways.

A friend of mine was selling these for her hubby so I got a good deal and well I know I should NOT be buying any more shoes...I just had to get these babies....MORE SAVING from now on!!






Tuesday, March 3, 2009

THIS IS THE LIFE

Support indie film, support LA underground Hip Hop, support good films! DO IT!



Sunday, March 1, 2009

Brunch at the Langham Pasadena

Attended a friend's baby shower to celebrate his new son due in April. We had brunch at the Langham Pasadena. It was nice and very good. The service was very good as they kept coming back and filling the drinks and taking care of us. So I was very pleased with that.

My plate...
the waffles were EXCELLENT....so crispy and light...just deelish!
My dessert plate...creme brulee was too sweet, the mango pudding was not good, the white chocolate apricot thingy in the back top left corner was not good...the best thing in this pic is the small tart you see on the bottom left. Coconut Macadamia nut tart....soooo yummy!

We all then headed to tea station for some drinks and chilling....we had kids so they had a strawberry snow ice! YUMMY!

My throat was buggin me so I had to Chrysanthemum tea...

Bathroom Reading

I have to catch up on my bathroom reading!

I have my two FREE subs..Maxim and M&F. Then I have some collection of Heavy Hitters courtesy of my homey, John J. A new issue of SOLE Collector came in...also have an issue of VICE there...which if you have never read you need to. It is awesome and such a great mag I tells ya...and I have been reading Gus' book Every Hand Revealed for a while now...

Peter Rocks Bday and MY NINJA Launch Party

Went to my boy's bday party and clothing launch event in Downtown LA. It was held at the Origami Bistro and Bar on Spring and 3rd. Nice spot...have a nice full party and the music was great.





Gotta love female DJs...love em love em love em....