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Archive for October, 2013

About Time (Movie)

AboutTimeMain Cast: Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy,  Domhnall Glesson

Review: 7 out of 10 stars.

Non-novelty concept about time travel to try to do things right by redoing, but the  movie gradually turned philosophical as the characters learned that life is not about trying to be perfect but to live for the moment.

The movie was about the son who learned to have inherited time travel capability, and all he wanted was to find love and makes his lover happy by making (more…)

Jackass presents: Bad Grandpa (Movie)

JackassGrandpaMain Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll

Review: 7.5 out of 10 stars.

This is not Jackass per se, as there were no stunts and only a handful of gross scenes. It’s very much a barely (more…)

SmashBurger (Eat/Drink)


Rating: Good

Where: Mission, San Francisco, CA (2300 16th Street between Bryant Street and Portrero Street , inside the shopping arena)

Review: Pretty tasty burger and definitely great fries. And they have a selection of milkshakes including malt! But the sodium and calories will make you think twice before visiting it on a regular basis.

The fries were made with rosemary and (more…)

Last Vegas (Movie)

LastVegasMain Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen, 50Cents

Review: 6.2 out of 10 stars.

It’s an aging plot movie, a bunch of older guys who went to Vegas for Bachelor party so they can feel young again. It felt longer than an hour and half and wish this is the last Vegas movie.

A few punch lines here and there but it’s (more…)

Escape Plan (Movie)

EscapePlanMain Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Faran Tahir, Sam Neill, 50 Cent

Review: 8.5 out of 10 stars.

So you think, what can 2 past time “superheros” / megastars do to bring back the shine? Well, by a simple plot but was almost nerdy (science) knowledge and a lot of punchlines and good directing.

And you also think, 1 hour 56 mins, how many times would you have to shift in seat when you became bored? The answer is a lot, but not because of boredom, but because of a lot of solid fights, funny phrases, and the good interaction between the 2 main characters, even there were a few major plot holes that make you squirm a bit on Arnie’s character.

But the science museum’s (more…)

Ramen Izakaya Goku (Eat/Drink)

imageimageimageRating: Okay

Where: Mission, San Francisco, CA (3232 16th Street between Dolores Street and Guerrero Street)

Review: They are more known for the izakaya plates (tapas, smaller dishes that are almost snack style)

Decent ramen quality but seemed to be just a tad bit little (more…)

Duc Loi (Eat/Drink)


Rating: Solid Good
Where: Mission, San Francisco, CA (2200 Mission Street cross 18th Street)

Review: Great place with decent prices (almost as close to Mexican grocers around for vegetables), excellent selection of organic fruits and vegetables, less common ones such as watercress that is still in water, Harris Ranch beef that’s reasonably priced.

In addition to shop and cook, you can also grab a banh mi (more…)

Boulettes Larder (Eat/Drink)


Rating: Solid good

Where: Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA (Embarcadero)

Review: It’s been a while as they renovated and opened up the Bouli Bar and on Sunday (August 11), they opened the once and only brunch, a reprise of those who had been regulars and have been following their every move.

Their food, to many, might be more than just Californian. It serves exquisite and sometimes acquired taste such as chilled soup. But in recent times they have gone slightly more mainstream because after all, it’s Ferry Building that is filled with tourists.

The beignets are (more…)

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