Life with Churry.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

When will the Rest of the World Learn?

In case you haven't heard, I'm a Mac fanatic. No, not the kind who would dress my imaginary dog in a t-shirt proclaiming I am one. Nor am I the kind who would create or play bingo during the WWDC keynote speech since I (a) am not creative enough to come up with that idea, (b) am not a developer, and thus (c) was not at the conference. Though I admit that could have been fun, and I did tell lots of people about the bingo card.

I am, however, enough of a fanatic that I remembered the day and (almost) time of the keynote speech, and followed along with Steve and company's performance by reading three different web sites simultaneously to make sure I didn't miss a beat.

So when several new Mac users showed up for our configuration meeting at school this week and couldn't stop beaming about all the cool things you can do on a Mac, I felt tingly all over. I then almost fainted with pride when one of them said to another, "She really knows how to work this thing."

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


It's been a long time since I was last obsessive about a celebrity. I think the excitement started wearing off when my brother started attending the same high school as my then favorite pop star. When I found out today that Britney has registered for baby shower gifts, I fired up my Google skills and checked out the registry. Can you believe there is something I can afford?! Just imagine Britney's little girl playing with the Flatso Large Elephant I bought...

Oh wait, I have better things to do with my money.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Honest Politician

I was driving home the other night enjoying some BBC news on NPR and caught this thrilling interview with Sha Zu Kang, the Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva. At first, it was shocking to hear a politician get so worked up and speak so directly. Once I overcame the shock, I was torn between admiring his honesty (not a common trait in politicians) and despising his gracelessness. As a compromise, I decided it was better to fear his proclamation that the Chinese government does not value human life enough to avoid war.

Blog Readers

There are so many blogs out there, it's amazing people still read blogs they don't like. It's even more amazing when people like that post comments on blogs they don't like. I'll bet you anything Dooce does not enjoy reading all the hate mail she gets, but she has such a great sense of humor about it. We haven't gotten any nasty comments on our blog so far, um, yah, no good or neutral comments either. That's ok, I don't need strangers telling me what to do. Life is hard enough already. Though it would be nice to get some traffic on the site and make a few cents from those ads. hehe.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

wikiwiki part deux

I found yet another wikipedia-esque page yesterday. Wikimapia is not the most user friendly, so it takes some determination to figure it out. (If you're reading my blog, it probably takes you minimal effort to figure it out, unless you're my mom. In that case, I can't imagine you even having the tiniest bit of desire to figure it out, which is ok. This is simply another geek toy.) Anyhow, since I am a geek, I dutifully mapped out Shanghai Flavor Shop. This should take you to it, though I'm not 100% sure.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Great Restaurant in Sunnyvale

We just want everyone to know there is an awesome Chinese restaurant in Sunnyvale. It's one of those hole-in-the-wall places that is also located in an old strip mall. It's scary to walk into a place like this without knowing how good the food is. We finally tried it based on the recommendation of a fellow patron who shared a large round table with us at a nice Chinese restaurant in Cupertino.

Boy oh boy, this mom-and-pop restaurant might as well be my mom's kitchen. Ok, it's not as good as my mom's cooking, but it's close and it's cheap. Fine, it's better than my mom's cooking, but only because they make dishes my mom doesn't make. Anyway...

Shanghai Flavor Shop 上海生煎館 is located at 888 Old San Francisco Rd, Sunnyvale, 94086. It's in the same strip mall as the Shell station and the Safeway. The phone number is 408.738.3003.

Our favorite dishes are the steamed dumplings (xiao3 long2 bao1) and the red bean cakes (dou4 sha1 su1 bing3).

Oh, did we mention it's cheap? We really want it to stay in business.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Customer Service

Some people just don't get customer service. You know, really, just because I want money from you, doesn't mean I have to be nice to you. Haven't you ever heard of protection money? You're lucky I'm not threatening your life and livelihood. Now just hand over that cash. If you want someone to be nice to you, go somewhere else. Like Apple. They'll take care of you. Yah yah, don't get all warm and fuzzy now just because I pointed the way out to you.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I had no idea the parent organization of Wikipedia has a ton of other projects. Ack! The horror of finding out I'm behind the times.