Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Have you seen any other Korean variety show with so many beautiful girls?  영웅호걸 had a slow start, but it's been getting slightly better.  Hopefully it doesn't get canceled early like Family Outing season 2.  The show is based on 2 male MC's and 12 female celebrities that split into two teams and compete.

The best part about the show is that i found new interesting celebrities.  Here are my top picks:

정가은 Jung Ga Eun

Monday, August 30, 2010

Picasa Review

This won't be an extended review of the product because it can get very long.  Simply put, download this product.


It's freaking amazing!  I downloaded Gallery 3D for my Droid X and it links (syncs) directly with my Picasa Webalbum.  Google already gives you 1 gig or storage space, and i have only used up 7% of it after uploading the majority of pictures i have on my computer since 2000. 

The Picasa program also has a face recognition ability where it scans all your photos and shows cropped portraits of people you can tag and name.  That was pretty scary - but it groups up the same people together.  It's like a  program from one of those CSI TV shows.

The best thing about the online album is being able to change the settings to private or public.  Instead of having to burn DVD's of your memorable pictures every-so-often, by putting it on Picasa, you can relax. 

This product just outshines Facebook by a mile.  The Picasa software which integrates with the Picasa webalbum allows for very easy photo uploads.

The only flaw i have witnessed so far, is the folder hierarchy.  You can add as many folders as you want, but can't make folders within folders.  I generally like to organize my photos by Year and Month. I.e.:

- Jan
- Feb (etc.)

But in Picasa, you can't do that, so it sucks.  I ended up having to upload all my pics from 2001, into 2001 - merging all the pictures from different events together.

Overall this thing is 9/10.  Even if you don't have a smartphone to take the experience to the next level, just being able to back up all your photos online very easily is well worth it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Couple of Changes..

I added a cheesy self proclaiming "About Me" section and started to use "labels" for topics that i frequently write about.  Too lazy to go over all of my posts since 2002 so i only went back a few months.  One of these days.. i will go back and label everything.. one of these days.. 650+ posts to go over.. ugh.

I also downloaded "Youtube Downloader" because it seems every video i link here on my blog end up getting deleted or something.  Getting tired of broken links.  Seriously!

Song of the Day: Chang Min - Eat Well

Probably not the best translation for the song title.. but it literally translates to "I eat just as well".  The song lyrics tell a story of a breakup and the guy is revealing that he is able to eat just fine without the girl.  There are two guys singing the song, first is 창민 from 2AM and 이현 from Homme.  Both excellent singers - i wish i had that kind of voice.  For those of you that want to Google here is the info:

Artist name: 창민
Song name: 밥만 잘 먹더라

This song is awesome.  I just don't like how it ends.  It talks about forgetting about a girl - then at the ends it talks about not being able to forget.  Well at least 95% of the lyrics are comforting and encouraging.  :)

Lyrics + Translation:

사랑이 떠나가도 가슴에 멍이 들어도
한 순간뿐이더라 밥만 잘 먹더라
죽는 것도 아니더라

눈물은 묻어둬라 당분간은 일만 하자
죽을 만큼 사랑한 그녀를 알았단
그 사실에 감사하자

이미 지난 일 말하면 뭐해 돌릴 수 없는데
괜히 아픈 가슴만 다시 들춰내서 뭐해 쓸데 없게

태어나서 딱 세 번만 울게 허락된다는데
괜히 허튼 일들에 아까운 눈물 낭비 말자 오

사랑이 떠나가도 가슴에 멍이 들어도
한 순간뿐이더라 밥만 잘 먹더라
죽는 것도 아니더라

눈물은 묻어둬라 당분간은 일만 하자
죽을 만큼 사랑한 그녀를 알았단
그 사실에 감사하자

아주 가끔 니 생각이 나서 슬퍼지려 하면
친구들과 술 한잔 정신 없이 취하련다 다 잊게

미워한다고 뭐 달라지나 그냥 사랑할게
단지 볼 수 없단 걸 견딜 만큼만 생각할게 오

사랑이 떠나가도 가슴에 멍이 들어도
한 순간뿐이더라 밥만 잘 먹더라
죽는 것도 아니더라

눈물은 묻어둬라 당분간은 일만 하자
죽을 만큼 사랑한 그녀를 알았단
그 사실에 감사하자

바람이 지나간다 시리게 나를 울린다
억지로 참아봐도 자꾸 목이 메어
니 이름을 불러본다

잊어도 못 잊겠다 너를 지울 수가 없다
남자답게 웃으며 보내야 하는데
자꾸만 난 울고 있다

~Chorus Start~
Even if my love leaves me, even if my heart is broken
It's only a moment, and i eat just fine
It's not like i'm dying

Let's burry the tears, let's just work for the time being
Having loved someone so much
Let's just be thankful for that
~Chorus End~

What's the point in talking about the past, you can't change it
You'll just get depressed, it's useless thinking about it

After you're born, you are allowed to cry 3 times
Let's not waste those tears on dumb issues


Occasionally when i think of you and i begin to sorrow
I get drunk with friends to forget it

What changes if i hate you?  I'll just love you
Just enough so that the fact that i can't see you doesn't sadden me


A wind blows by and it makes me cry
I try to hold back but i get teary
So i call out your name

Even if i try i can't forget you, i can't erase you
Even though i must let you go like a man
I continue to cry

Saturday, August 28, 2010

아이유 (IU)

One of the more popular singers out right now.  She comes out in a show on SBS called 영웅호걸 - and has a cute personality.

Here's a video of her performing with a member of 2AM

Friday, August 27, 2010

Weigh In: Didn't make it!

Ugh, i did not make my weigh in goal.  Could be due to gaining muscle mass but can't be sure.  I should start using a measuring tape.  Honestly, i feel discouraged, but must keep fighting!

Go Go!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Phone: Motorola Droid X

First impressions. Having all contacts instantly added using Google contacts.. is like the best thing so far. I remember having to manually input these numbers long time ago.

Second, the hard buttons at the bottom of the phone seem to be very sturdy. I remember when i went to see a demo at the store, the buttons seemed cheap and loose.. but it's not the case. I wonder if Verizon fixed a few things with these last batch of phones they shipped.

Third, volume for speakers is loud and clear. Not sure what all the fuss was about. I'm sure with 2.2 it'll be even louder.

Fourth, speed.. it's lighting fast. seriously.

This is my first smart phone, so I'm going to be spending the rest of the day playing around with it.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Taking Back Something You Said?

I've been doing this more and more lately.. saying something, then regretting it.  Today i met an acquaintance from childhood and here's the dialogue:

Me: "Hi, it's so nice to see you"
Him: "Yeah, good to see you too"
Me: "So how's your daughter?  Does she have a kid yet?"
Him: "Oh you don't know.. she got a divorce"

Awkward silence...

Then i remember that i knew i heard the news before, but it just slipped my mind.  I need to think more before i talk.  But sometimes, when you want to say something and hold back, u miss the moment to say it.  Arrg.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Weight Check-In

I was off by 1 lbs.  I blame it on all the food i had over the weekend.  Either way, not bad.  I should def. make my goal by the end of the month.  Exciting!

The best thing about loosing weight is not buying new clothes, but getting to use new holes on your belt.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Redondo Beach with Caroline

Went to Redondo Beach with my cousin Caroline.  Pretty relaxing day.  We first had Shin Sen Gumi and then went to the pier to watch people fishing.  The sun decided to hide today and it was pretty cloudy and chilly.  Should have probably worn a sweater.  However, the water was nice and there were plenty of people swimming.  There were street performers on the pier, and it was a waste of 15 minutes of my life.. they were soooo bad.. they were supposed to dance and stuff, but just ended up forcing volunteers from the crowd and making them dance instead.  That was their big finale.. and they were very persistent on asking for money.

We walked about a mile on the beach shore and it was really nice getting our feet wet.  My back has been giving me problems this past week.  I was in so much pain at one point that i had to go to the drug store to buy "Icy Hot" to numb the pain.  The walk seems to have made a difference.  I was told that for back problems, the best remedy is stretching and walking.  Cudos to whoever told me that.  The pain is residing.

Went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner.. 7ounce Sirloin with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Wild Rice.. Sooo goood... i ended up having to go to the gym due to the volume of calories i had today.  

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

R&R Thai Spa & GNC Visit

R&R Thai Spa

Went to a Massage parlor right by my house today.  I didn't realize i had so many knots all over my body.  $40 for 1 hour, and they did a really good job in getting the tight spots around my lower back and shoulders.  I must say i'm amazed at how much power those little Asian women have.  It was painful at times and had to tell her to take it back a notch. It's painful and relieving at the same time.  If you haven't gotten a good massage, go get one.

Also went to Cerritos Mall and noticed that my favorite restaurant "Great Khan's" was closed.  Either for renovation or closed for good.  There were no signs saying when it was going to reopen so i don't know.  Sad to see it go, because Mongolian bbq you get at the mall is so delicious.  When all other restaurants in the food court have no customers, Great Khans always had a 10 person line.

Visited GNC to pick up thermogenic supplements.  I have been meeting my weekly goals, but i feel like i need an extra jolt to pick up the pace and meet my set expectations.  I picked up 60 capsules of "Tight!".

Movie Review: Up In the Air (2009)

So.. i blogged about what girls look for in a guy during different phases of their life.  This movie explained it much better than i did.  I could write the dialogue, but too lazy right now.  Go watch it.  Pretty good movie about a guy who travels around the US firing people.  George Clooney does a good job.

Rating: 7/10

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Starcraft 2 Loading Screen Wallpaper

Ick.. haven't blogged in 10 days.  Just haven't had anything interesting to write lately.  Oh wait, i made my weigh in goal Sat. so i decided to reward myself by buying a Droid X.  Should be here soon.

Also beat SC2 a few days after i got it.  Great game.. just wasn't a fan of how you only get to see the Terran storyline, and have to wait for 2 future expansions.  The game's load screens are amazing, and was surprised that it was so hard to find a good screen shot.  So i went ahead and made my own for wide screen monitors.  The below is a 1920x1080 size wallpaper, so feel free to use it.  I'll add a few more once i get tired of this one.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Song of the Day: 4Men - Baby Baby

Anybody wanna teach me how to play this on the piano?  Awesome song!  I made a simple translation for those interested in the lyrics.

이유를 몰랐어 왜 내가 변했는지
한참 생각했어 나 만난 이후로
나 변한 것 같아 아주 많이 말이야
이 노래 들리니 oh
니가 너무 고맙잖아 oh baby
니가 너무 예쁘잖아 oh
눈을 뗄 수가 없어 내 눈엔 너만 보여
너만 계속 바로 보고 싶잖아 난 oh 정말 oh baby
하루가 지나고 (하루가 지나고)
또 다시만나고 그러다 헤어지고
또 다시 만나게 되고 너무 좋은거야
마냥 웃기만 해 이런 내가 보이니? woo baby
니가 너무 고맙잖아 oh baby
니가 너무 예쁘잖아 woo
눈을 뗄수가 없어 내 눈엔 너만 보여
너만 계속 바라보고 싶잖아 난 oh 정말
내 하루 하루가 너무 행복해서 oh baby
이런날이 끝나질 않길 모든게 다 변하지 않길
니가 너무 고맙잖아 oh baby
니가 너무 예쁘잖아 oh oh oh ye
눈을 뗄 수가 없어 내 눈엔 너만 보여
너만 계속 바라보고 싶잖아 난 oh 정말
Oh baby oh oh oh

I don't know the reason i changed
I thought often after we met
I've changed a lot
Do you hear this song?

I'm so thankful
You're so beautiful
I can't keep my eyes off you, you're the only one i see
I just want to keep looking at you

A day has passed, and we meet again
Then we part, and we meet again
Isn't it great, can you see me smiling?

I'm so thankful
You're so beautiful
I can't keep my eyes off you, you're the only one i see
I just want to keep looking at you

My days are filled with happiness
I wish this day and everything doesn't change

I'm so thankful
You're so beautiful
I can't keep my eyes off you, you're the only one i see
I just want to keep looking at you