Monthly Archives: July 2011

AeroPress Coffee Maker

I like the simplicity of the Vietnamese drip coffee maker. It brews dark, intense coffee, and no plugs required. But this contraption is meant for the guy who hangs around the coffee bar all day, has a lot of political … Continue reading

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Bye Laurene

We stopped at Laurene’s house yesterday to convey our condolences to the family. She passed away last Saturday after more than four years struggle with cancer. Minh and Laurene’s son are best friends and he spent so much time at … Continue reading

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Red Line Subway

What carmagendon? We sailed through the 101 today from home to Universal Studio at +65 MPH. Traffic hasn’t been this good in years. Then we took the Metro Red Line to Union Station and walked to Chinatown for the Renegade … Continue reading

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Laos Silk Reeling

I did some silk reeling today, Lao style! Last year, I took a silk reeling class with Michael Cook and even though I learned a lot, the experience was a bit overwhelming. I bought a lot of cocoons from Michael … Continue reading

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Sunset Beach 2011 encore

On this Cabo trip, I took the Nikon D3100 that was repaired a few months ago expecting it to work flawlessly. I was sorely disappointed because as soon as it felt the humidity, the flash started firing even in the … Continue reading

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Sunset Beach 2011

It’s the odd year and I’m back to my biennial migration to Pueblo Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas. I bought the plane tickets a few months ago and folks must have thought it isn’t safe in Mexico so the … Continue reading

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King of the Fruits

For those who grew up in southeast Asia, the “fragrant” of a riped durian is irresistible from several blocks away; several inches away is a different matter. Even in the open markets in SE Asia, durian fruits aren’t cheap because … Continue reading

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