I tried to enjoy life as much as possible this weekend, considering the busy week I had. Here are some of the things I did to maximize my life enjoyment:
- Eat at Vien Huong, or “VH”, one of my favorite restaurants in Oakland Chinatown. I enjoyed a “Chow Jew” rice noodle, which consists of rice noodle, marinated pork, a single pork meatball, two fish balls, pork slices, two pieces of pork kidney, and two shrimps. I also had a coffee to go with it. Heaven.
- Make a spirited run through the Berkeley Hills in my Acura TSX. The route from Memorial Stadium, through Grizzly Peak, to Fish Ranch and then 24 is one of my favorite roads to drive. The fear of flying off the road and down a mountain while speeding around the curves in second gear makes me feel ALIVE!!!
- Enjoy a man’s night in. With the wife out to a party, I bought myself a bag of Jalapeno Cheetos, a ribeye steak, and a 6-pack of Sing Tao Draft Beer. Imagine drinking an ice cold beer while eating Jalapeno Cheetos and watching the movie “Spy Game”. Then, after getting hungry again, drinking a second beer while frying a Montreal-seasoned ribeye steak and then eating that steak while continuing to watch the movie. Argh!
Some more photos of my 2011 Acura TSX.
There are not many things better than whisky and beef. Some photos of dinner at a friend’s house.
I had this bar of soap in a clothing drawer for over 10 years. Finally, I used the soap, but as always being the sentimental person that I am, I kept the box just because I’d had it for so long. Now that I’ve posted this here, I can finally throw away the box.
A tube of Gatsby Super Hard styling gel. Why is this significant? This was the first tube I ever bought, during my trip to Hong Kong in 2007.
I don’t remember why I kept this can. I’ve had it for a few years. I do know that I like these little Japanese coffee cans and their interesting logos and slogans. Begin!
In 2007 I traveled to Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Hawaii. Afterwards, I kept my toothbrush to commemorate the year.
As can be seen in the photo, I got this water bottle from my Grandparents’ basement in Vancouver. That’s where they kept all the heavy Costco items, including the cases of Nestle Pure Life water.
As I started spending more nights with my then-future-wife girlfriend, it was more practical to have a razor handy. I kept this to remember those days with her.
2007 was the first of a few years in which I would travel in each of those years. That summer I went to Hong Kong by way of Los Angeles. The first flight was on United Airlines, where I had a coffee. I kept the sugar as a memento.
My grandma stored her valuables in the freezer, wrapped in foil. When I was visiting her and my grandpa in 2007, she gave me money as a parting gift. I decided to keep the foil so that I can remember this.