Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Google Streets

Google has become an icon of the information revolution. They know everything and see everything.

Here is a photo from Google Streets captured from Madrid, Spain before it was taken down.

Google owns you.

2008 Asia Trip Photos


I love Picasa.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Flight Information YYZ to HKG

I’ve done the research. There are no seats left on my departing flight. It looks like I’ll be bumped! I’ll be ready to surrender my seat for $200 and Aeroplan points!

Saturday November 22, 2008
YYZ to HKG (direct)
09:40 – 14:20

*No seats left based on online inventory

Sunday December 14, 2008
HKG to YYZ (direct)
16:20 – 18:05

*22 seats left based on online inventory

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I can’t believe it’s not Honest.

Blog backlog. Not it was not another Honest weekend. So a bunch of us decided to go out the day after Halloween. Not to a club because waiting in line outside in the cold for 45 minutes and paying “Halloween” cover was not our ideal outing. (sorry, I have no nurse or school girl outfits to educe a bouncer). Not to a bar because that’s always the default for any occasion.

A place that’s one part club and one part bar. Yes, we call that a lounge. Alleycatz is a big hit hidden between Yonge and Eglinton, half the drive to downtown. Ten dollar cover on the weekends with drink prices comparable to Maddys. There was a live band and a DJ spinning top40 hits. The crowd there was a bit more mature but not “cougar” status (Nava/Bricks).

Definitely try it out. The cool people do it.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The next Willam Hung?

Remember when American Idol was popular and there was that famous Asian contestant William Hung? Well I have a video that can beat that. (The ending is funny too.)

and for memories....

Sunday, November 2, 2008


TNA Parade. The one day a year where women can wear whatever they choose and be understood as a 'festive' participant. From school girl to Playboy bunny, its all a big excuse to dress up/down. No complaints here.

There's a lot of hype this year with having Halloween on a Friday. Too many activities at once. Night clubs were cutting guest list as early as 10pm and the average cover was $15. Not as ridiculous as New Year's Eve, but second.

Last year, I attempted to hit a club but after 45 minutes of waiting in line outside in the cold, I gave up. I felt sorry for those girls waiting in the same line wearing skimpy 'costume' outfits without a jacket.

I ended up carving a pumpkin with Cindy and handing out candies. Only less than 10 children showed up. I think my neighborhood is getting old. After that, I watched The Mummy Returns and played Guitar Hero: World Tour on Halloween night. Best time ever. (I still suck at drums).

Here's what I did at work on the Halloween Friday.

From Scotiabank - Work

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hong Kong 2008

I'll be going to HK Nov 22 to Dec 14. It's going to be exciting with tours into China.

As of today.. there's only ONE seat left on my direct flight to HK. I hope it oversells! I'm prepared to be compensated by Air Canada!

Enjoy the video below.
Caution: foul language in Cantonese

Monday, October 20, 2008

Guitar Hero 4: World Tour

Yes, it’s finally here and I’m going to line-up Sunday morning for it. Guitar Hero 4 is much like Rock Band with mic and drum set… but better. Reasons why I’m buying this.

  • Eagles – Hotel California!!!!
  • Michael Jackson – Beat It
  • Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
  • Velocity sensitive drum set. (the harder you hit the drum, the louder the sound).
  • Drum set includes two symbols.
And more awesome songs

MSRP expected at $200 for the special edition. Prices should skyrocket for the holiday season.

Hotel california - Eagle

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Parking Ticket #2

I drove down to Maddy's last night for a round of drinks with Tal and Julian. They were flying out the next morning to work in the US-of A. Moving right along, I drove to Maddy's two years ago and got a ticket for parking on Madison Avenue after midnight. Those lame parking enforcement agents issued my ticket at 12:18am! A $30 fine.

This time, I was proactive and decided to move the car at ~11pm. I walked down to my car and there it was, another ticket. I checked the ticket and the street signs. Apparently they changed from two years ago. Parking is not permitted unless by permit after 10pm! Another $30 fine.

I've only been to Maddy's 3 times. Of those times, I drove twice and got a parking ticket twice.

Now from the advise from my legal council (Cindy, Brigitte), I have decided to challenge this in court in hopes that a court date will not be set and the ticket thrown.

Governor Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin was on SNL last night. Not too funny, too much hype. Check it out yourself.

Part 1

Part 2

by Mr. Ed