Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I don't know why

but I could not stop laughing when I saw this.

And I mean a I found this to be a laugh out loud, rolling of the couch kind of funny.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Enough said.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Delusions of Grandeur

Excuse my absence from the blogging world. I have been fighting a serious case of TBA. I am glad to say I've gotten over it hopefully. We shall see. On to the post.

The past couple of weeks I've had the urge to take millions of pictures. Whit can attest to this. I really don't know what's gotten into me. Well this might have something to do with it:
Beside the obviousness of my asian genes it might have to do more with the apps on the iphone. I bought one that mimics a holga and I was taking more pictures with it than an asian tourist at Disneyland. So Whit being the rad Wife she is got me this for my birthday:

So this last weekend I took it out for a little test run and this is what came out.
Apparently photography skills don't come natural to me like kung fu but I guess I'll just have to practice. I also busted out Whit's old Canon rebel and got some black and white film.

I think the best part of it all was waiting for the film to get developed. It's been years since I last took some pictures without knowing what they looked like instant after. It was exactly like I remembered it. I would take a picture thinking it would look amazing only for it to come out nothing like I thought it would. Maybe that is why asians take so many pictures they figure that in all the shots at least one will turn out. Guess I'll just carry my camera around everywhere I go now.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ode to Mike

I can't believe it's that time of year again. It feels like just yesterday we were sticking candles in a cannoli and celebrating in Boston.

Another ode to Mike is in order. I believe this calls for a haiku or two or three:

Happy birthday dear
We are going to Evvia
To stuff ourselves silly

You are my favorite
Twenty-eight is old but good
Funfetti nom nom

New camera, new film
New mono beatles box set
And of course best wife

Happy Birthday Mike! I love you dearly. You are the best husband a girl could ask for!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I Turn My Camera On

It was fun to run around the city with Mike taking pictures.  I took all these photos on my iphone except one.  Can you guess which one?  

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bad Sign

You know it's bad when you get a personalized hand-written card in the mail along with pictures of the new fall collection to entice you to come back.

Thanks Kate Spade. I will do my best to keep away from you.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Once Upon a Time

there was an air horn.

The air horn was used to honk at people walking the streets of Provo, with its use targeted at couples holding hands. The two friends that had the air horn had hours of fun giggling at people that jumped or reacted to the air horn. Sadly, one day the air horn ran out of air and died, making no more loud noises to scare the passerbys of Provo.

Then came the megaphone.

These two friends went to Radioshack in Orem together looking for the perfect megaphone so that their adventures conversing with the pedestrians roaming Provo could continue. A salesman tried to sell one friend, let's call him "Mike", a large $100 megaphone, complete with voice activator attachment. Mike went for the smaller version, for less money, but with just as much impact and complete with 20 programmed jingles.

Thus, Mike and the other friend, let's call her "Whitney", continued their adventures riding around in cars and using the megaphone to deliver witty messages to unsuspecting college-aged foot travellers.

The megaphone has remained in Mike's car to this day, and he still uses it to tell Whitney that he loves her as he drops her off from a lunch date as she walks into her firm.

Today while Whitney was at work, Mike emailed Whitney this message and accompanying picture.

It made Whitney chuckle and made her miss Mike.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bring It On

I am watching Bring It On for the first time in years. Don't judge, it's a Sunday night where I feel crappy and it was on Encore. Yay for DVR.

Anyway, I was immediately reminded of how much of a massive crush I had on this guy.

Constantly wearing headphones, plays the guitar, in love with the clash, makes music mixes for his crushes, dark and handsome....

No wonder all these years later I fell hard for this one.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Adventure Number 526: Registering

Editors Note: I promised Mike I would not, under any circumstances, post again until he had. I reminded him of all of the praise that he got from his last post and pushed him to write again. But he has refused. And so I found this in the annals of the unpublished works of Michael W. Lau, dating all the way back to last June. It is unfinished, but it still made me giggle. Enjoy.

A few weekends ago Whitney and I decided that we were going to tackle one of the big items off of our to do list. We decided we were going to register. Little did we know what a big deal this was going to be. After a couple grueling days, multiple big gulps, two packages of dots, and one jr cheeseburger from Wendy's we were somewhat registered.

The first obstacle was deciding where we were going to register. The list of places we had was ridiculously long. It felt like we were reading war and peace. It ranged from Pottery Barn to Toys'R'Us to Walmart to Versaci to Costco to Wendy's to Radio Shack to hundreds of others. She had her favorites and I had mine. So in order to decide where we were going to register we did it in the most civilized way possible, a staring contest, quick me and you. Well as we all know I suck at staring contest and she got 3 out of the 4. I think she let me have the last one cuz she felt bad.

After we decided where we were going to register the next challenge we faced was agreeing on what to register for. She was adamant on having a china set by Kate Spade while I really wanted a Martha Stewart set. Needles to say we went with the Kate Spade set after security had to come and make her release me from a headlock. In the end we went with most of her choices due to the violence inherent in the system.

Bingeing and Purging

Most of you know I like to shop. I blame it partly on my mom. She is one of the most stylish women you will ever meet. I swear there is a gene she passed down that makes me crave clothes and shoes and handbags (at a discount, of course). This gene did not start to express itself until I was in college, but nevermind the time lapse, I can say now that I am officially addicted to a good deal (the more off the retail price, the better).

I went on a purge of shopping last month. I sold a bunch of clothes up in the Haight and I decided to hold myself to a little contract I wrote on a post-it note. No buying clothes or shoes for 1 month. Simple enough.

I told my mom about this little experiment. Her reaction..."but this is the best time for sales!" Touche. (Side note: My mom does encourage me to save my money! She is not always devil's advocate.) (Side note 2: Mike is a really good analyzer of purchases. I usually ask his advice and he is good at talking me out of purchases I will regret and letting me know when he knows I'll really like something. Sometimes though I just go for it.)
I made it 3 weeks into my 4 week stint. The breaking point was this email in my inbox.

The email was opened at 11:04 AM and I went directly to kate spade's website at 11:05 AM and then called the store at 11:06 AM. Seeing that the skirt I had eyed for months was an additional amount off, I knew I couldn't hold out one more week for fear it would sell out. I took my lunch a little early and went over to the store. I ended up with earrings, necklace, skirt and shoes. Oops. Talk about falling off the wagon.

For the 4th of July Mike and I went down to Huntington Beach. We were planning on going to Disneyland on the 3rd, but then opted out the night before due to the local's warning of 2 hour lines. (boo!) So guess where we went on Friday...South Coast Plaza. Bad news. No major damage there, although I did find two skirts at Zara that were more than half off, not bad. Plus they count as work skirts too -- hooray!

Corey picked us up and we went to her favorite DSW. Trouble. What am I supposed to do with 70% off designer shoes? Buy two pairs. (I saved $700!)

Then on Saturday, Gilt Groupe had John Varvatos for Converse where the perfect navy trench coat appeared. I thought about it for a while, showed it to Corey and got her approval. (San Francisco is perfect trench weather!) It was added to the cart and the next thing I knew I had made another purchase.

Last week was Gilt Groupe's final clothing and accessories sale. I knew I could not keep myself away from this either. The deals are too incredible. I got a handbag that was $1,100 for $168. And two pairs of shoes (where to put all of these shoes!?)

Needless to say, I fell off the wagon. Hard. And I will admit I am now sick of shopping (no, really).

But this week on Friday is the Nordstrom sale. Oh No.

P.S. I am an enabler. (thanks Corey!) If anyone wants a Gilt Groupe invitation, let me know. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Polaroid Kitteh


I have posted through many social networking mediums that everyone must see UP. If you don't believe me, just read the Rotten Tomatoes reviews.

This is one of my favorite movies I've seen in a long time. It was touching and hilarious and the message resonated with me. Go see it!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

After much prodding

Came the blog post.

Although I think Mike's posts are funnier, here's an attempt to bring you up to speed. Where to start?

Well the first bit of news is that we got a cat. This isn't your basic run of the mill crazy hissing cat. Born in Austria (no joke) this cat came with a pedigree chart and the most beautiful coat I have ever seen. He has the sweetest temperament and he will grow to be around 22 pounds. He is only 9 months old and already 14.5. I know most of you aren't cat people, but Sebastian is a special one that might just change your mind. He is a pure-bred Maine Coon and he acts more like a dog than a cat. We have had so much fun with him the past couple of months.

I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I am slightly obsessed with this cat. His new trick is to chase a laser pointer dot around the whole apartment. It is quite hysterical.

Our iPhones are full of cat pictures. I guess you really could call this parent training, just on a much smaller scale.

Second bit of news is that I passed the California bar. It was such a relief and to celebrate we went to an asian fusion restaurant with my mom and gary in Redwood City and then off to Wolverine, which we liked, but not as much as Star Trek.

Third bit of news is that I have a real grown up job. I have a lot of Office Space moments and I sometimes have to eat cookies to keep me sane. It's a hard transition as I knew it would be, but I do get to do interesting things and they aren't working me to hard with the slow economy which is nice so I can ease in to it.

Fourth bit of news is that Mike and I need to take more pictures of other things besides our cat. I was asking Mike if we had any other pictures of things we've done...the answer is no, not really. So here are some oldies but goodies.

Me & Kermit in DC:

Two honey moon shots at Mashimoto's Shaved Ice:

Our apartment after we brought in all the wedding gifts when we moved to CA in January:

Mike's attempt at braiding my hair:

At the California Academy of Sciences:

The fog rolling in shot from the tower of the De Young:

That's all for now...more to come. And we'll be better, I promise.