Monday, April 18, 2011


According to my mom, I was actually born on April 18th at the cusp of the next day and that the kind doctor  fudged the date of my birth to April 19th to save the cost of an extra day at the hospital.
That story doesn't really do anything for me.

Happy Birthday to me.


Friday, June 25, 2010

WTFF's - "What The F--k Fridays!!!"

I'm sick, sored, tired and now partially hungover.

Have a great weekend!!!

Talk to you later.



Monday, June 21, 2010

"In Business...Cards"

I finally got off my ass and designed by personal business cards [is that an oxymoron??].  Actually, my friend Maurice designed them but I supervised [THANKS MAURICE!!!].

Here's the front...

...and the back...

The modern Chinese font was sourced through my friend Clarke and polished up by my friend Kristine. I also am working on my business business card which has a very similar design aesthetic.

I bought them through Vistaprint and they should be arriving today. I'm a little ambivalent about Vistaprint as company as they pulled almost bait-and-switch by offering cheap and discounted business cards but make their money by nickel-and-diming on items like uploading an image/photo/design [$2.49 for each side]; a color back side [$9.74] and of course, shipping and handling [I paid $13.68 for 7-day delivery vs. $26.20 for 3 business day; $9.52 for 14-day; and $5.67 for 21-day delivery].

I had an interesting and fun weekend.

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to my Grandmother!!!

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to my friend Bea!!

Talk to you later.



Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I'm currently in San Francisco.

Blog to you later.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

"The Sandwich Report"

I did a favor for one of my favorite comic book writers Kurt Busiek on Friday.

MOCCA [Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art] Festival happened in New York City this past weekend. I was very ambivalent about it, having been the all the previous incarnations, and partially because it's at the 69th Armory. I was at the 69th Armory last month for the Village Voice 3rd Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event, which was pretty fun in itself, but the venue is old and dated. Unfortunately, New York City lacks comparable sized venue space.

My suggestion would be that MOCCA hold their annual festival at One Hanson Place in Brooklyn, next to the Atlantic Terminal, where The Brooklyn Flea was housed during the winter [see photo below]. The major drawback is that there is no real place for panels, but the bonus is the amazing food being served there like lobster rolls from the Red Hook Lobster Pound. Maybe The Brooklyn Flea can go without their usual vendors for one weekend.

Blog to you later.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"The New Yorker Caption Contest - 2009"

Here are my entries for The New Yorker Caption Contest for the rest of 2009.





Blog to you later.


Monday, March 29, 2010

"Dead On"

My guess about the plot point for Castle [Season 2, Episode 18] was right. It was somewhat cliche.

Next week's episode evidently involves a mummy and a curse, and guest-stars actor Erick Avari [see photo below].

If he looks familiar, it's because he had a small role as an archaeologist in The Mummy which involves a mummy and a curse. I also just saw an episode [Season 1, Episode 13] of Leverage last week also with same actor and involving some Eygptian artifact [it might have been a mummy but I don't remember for certain] and a curse. Talk about getting typecasted. As a financial analyst, I tend to notice patterns and commonalities even in television.
Blog to you later.