Sunday, May 28, 2006

Dinner with Brian @ Ti Amo Resturant

After the engagement session at Laguna Beach. Brian and I bumped into a restaurant called Ti Amo Restaurant. We had to try this restaurant because it's the same name as our photography studio.

The food was magnificent and the staff was so courteous and professional. In addition to that, the decor of the restaurant is unbelievably quaint, with touch mediteranean style in every corner you turn... including the washrooms. :-)

Below is the address of the restaurant.

Ti Amo Ristorante
31727 South Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Telephone: 949-499-5350

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Phase One Road Show @ Renaissance Hotel

I attended that Phase One Road Show at 2 PM Renaissance Hotel today. It was a good show. Phase One showcased many of their products which includes digital backs for medium format cameras, and their famous raw conversion software Capture One. I learned a couple of new trick to enhance our images in Capture One.

It was strange to bump into Kamau Mubarik. We had a recent disagreement and it was awkward at first but we managed to be cordial to each other. I guess we're both bigger men and let by-gones be by-gones. Come to think of it, it was a silly disagreement which involves in flash photography with Canon vs. Nikon camera system. He couldn't win the argument so he had to insult me personally to save his face. Anyway, I'm cool with him now. I can't really hold a grudge against anyone. It's a choice because I don't want to live with the heavy burden of hating someone. In the end, it hurts no one except for myself. So why torture myself. I guess that's part of growing spiritually.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

"Ashes and Snow" exhibit at Santa Monica Pier

This afternoon, I waited over 3 hours under the hot sun of the Santa Monica Pier to purchase tickets to Ashes and Snow exhibit. Thank goodness I have my brand new Video IPOD to keep me company. However, I forgot to bring sunscreen and a baseball cap. I was severely burned on my forehead. Today is the last day, and I must go see it before it moves on to another city. Needless to say, it was phenomenal!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Bought my Video IPOD today

I've been trying to avoid purchasing and upgrading to yet another IPOD for quite some time now. There's nothing wrong with my current IPOD except it can't play video. I finally succumb to the new video feature and bought the 30 GB version today. It's really slick and I love it. I'm glad that I finally got one.