Sunday, November 10, 2013


I was thinking about Movember today, but not in a 'I'm gonna grow me a Mo' type of way, because we all know how pathetic the three stray hairs on my upper lip would look after a month of growth. I was actually thinking, is there some female equivalent to Movember? Something funny sounding like Vajanuary? Come on, that's genius - January is cold, so dress warm! But it turns out there are already varying months and portmanteaux that random female interest groups have suggested. Julyna, Decembeaver, Muffember. Too bad, I thought I was onto something, but I guess I won't be the innovative champion for women's private part cancers after all. Oh well.

Anyways... check out this animated gif I made of Anita jumping for Vajoy.


Note: she's going to murder me for posting this. It was nice knowing you all.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Interracial Food Marriage - The Ramen Breakfast Sandwich

I love instant noodles. I also love sausage patty breakfast sandwiches. So the only logical next step would be to mate these two healthy superfoods into one unstoppable force of nutrition and world peace. Guns and arms would be dropped in favour of this progeny of interracial food marriage.

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This is of course just a tweak of the Ramen Burger that Keizo Shimamoto made for a NY food festival, so I make no effort to claim credit - the idea was born of a culinary mind far more creative than I will ever be. If you're interested in learning how to make the ramen bun, there are instructions a plenty on the interwebs.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Friends on Film - Hot Pot at Regency Palace

It was snowy and wintery and gross yesterday. So it was a perfect evening to get a group together for hot pot (asian style fondue) at Regency Palace. Thanks to all who made it out, was great to see (and drink and laugh and eat with) you guys!

B&W photos below shot with the Rolleiflex 2.8E on Kodak T-Max 400 film. Looking at these slightly blurry shots, you would think I have ADHD, because I can't focus. Ba dum tish. And if you missed that photography pun, you're not getting the big picture. Har. Sorry, I can't help it if these just develop in my head. I'm on a roll today! Okay, I'll stop before someone shoots me.

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The always serious Kathleen, and her equally serious other half, Steve.

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Kenneth. Not sure what happened here, but I think there's a sticky shutter on my Rollei.

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Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. Bacon. All four food groups.

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A failed attempt at a selfie - the minimum focus distance on the Rollei is 3 feet, which is farther than my hands could reach.

And just for good measure, here are some digital shots from the evening as well.

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Jason goes trawling for fish and meat in the sea of broth.

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Tytus goes hunting for balls.

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Tytus sticks said balls into mouth.

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The ever serious Kathleen again... and the Missus.

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This is to make up for the botched film shot of Ken.

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Don't worry kiddo, one day, you'll actually develop the motor skills to get the ice cream INTO your mouth. I think I was 15 when that happened.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Winter is Coming

Alright guys, joke's over. Fess up. Which one of you snuck into our house, and where did you hide the dead skunk?! Seriously! Why does it still smell like a rotting barrel of offal in here?!!! WHY?!!! EFFFFFF!!

Okay, so the real story: we bought some snapper from Costco earlier this week, and baked it. The fish was a little bit 'fishy' smelling prior to cooking, but tasted fantastic afterwards. Except now the house still smells like fish. Four. Days. Later. Someone get me a can of gasoline and a lighter, it's time to start fresh. No half measures.

Just kidding. Using an insurance fire to get rid of a fish smell is dumb like that guy who called in a bomb threat on his wedding day because he forgot to book the venue and didn't want to admit it to his wife. True story, even I can't make this shit up.

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I've wanted an excuse to use this photo forever now, and finally I have one. These were fish drying out in the sun on a sidewalk somewhere near Nha Trang, Vietnam.

Anyways, completely unrelated: Winter is coming (the 20cm of snow says so), and what better time than to hunker down and post some film scans from last winter, when Anita and I spent a few days in Seoul, Korea. These were all shot in or around Gyeongbokgung (the Royal Palace of the Joseon Dynasty). It was fricking cold out (mostly cause we'd spent a month acclimatizing to the heat and humidity of 'Nam), but the blue skies and pure whites of their snow were pretty spectacular scenes.

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Colour photos taken with a Kiev 88CM, on Kodak Ektar 100. Dried fish photo taken with a Holga 120N on Ilford XP2 Super 400.

Have a great weekend, folks. Stay warm.