Archive for July, 2011

happy birthday to you

“Today you are You, that is truer than true.

There is no one alive that is you’er than you.”

– Dr. Seuss (Happy Birthday to You!)


summer days series #4

Sunday, June 26, 2011 – Alice’s Sumerthing Concert


  • OneRepublic
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Michelle Branch
  • Parachute
  • Andrew Allen
Alice Music @ 97.3 hosts a free concert every summer at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco – I like the words: free and concert in one sentence. Everyone knows how expensive summer concerts can be, especially if you are planning to see more than one artist. I have been looking forward to enjoying a concert this summer, but looking at the steep prices (well, I am not rich) my heart sunk! Well, what
better way to enjoy a concert that is free, outdoors, and has five bands performing? Alice Music brings Summerthing Concert for 2011.
kimtron.eats made sandwiches with the left over meat from
The view from the groups sitting spot. At least the stage is somewhat visible, but there is always a horde of people blocking the stage (ie. as seen in photo above). But this was the best spot that would allow all four of us to sit together comfortably – it took kimtron.eats and I about fifteen minutes to find a spot. It was a maze: we were stepping over people, we were finding cracks to step on, and we were hot and tired. After much disappointment, we ended back to the beginning. At least we finally got to sit, imagine if our group was ten + people!
Two people were passing out free mini-flying discs and beach balls, we were fortunate enough to score one of each. These will be used for future outings, unless the person holding onto these objects loses them.

Hello bright and big orange balloon! A smart way to mark your spot for friends and family to come and find you easily. Next year, we should bring a big object to let our group know where we are sitting. Because calling your group on the phone with lots of back noise is not the best idea.

Person 1: Hello, we are sitting here!
Person 2: Where?
Person 1: HERE!
Person 2: HUH?
Person1: Near this tent thing!
Person 2: I can’t hear you!
A bright and big orange balloon solves everything!
OneRepublic – the main and last band to perform: music for the ears! OneRepublic’s live performance is just plain musical, a great way to end the concert with great music.
After the concert:
On the MUNI ride back to Powell, there was a very odd conversation going on between a girl and a boy (I will label them girl and boy). Girl was giving boy advice on how he would be able to achieve “cool-status” by changing himself: looks, personality, the whole package. He asked if he was “cool” enough to be able to gain a girlfriend (or something along those lines, I am skewing their conversation) and she said that if he changed his hair and clothes he might be able to get a girlfriend because that is ultimately what “gets girls.” There was a lot more but plainly the conversation was just borderline weird – he needs to drop his advice girl and get a new one because she was not helpful.
— expressive sole

a little bit of Daniel Henney to brighten up a morning.

Say goodbye to unruly mornings and say hello to Daniel Henney! Henney now brings a sense of joy to Taster’s Choice coffee mix – happy mornings can now be bought with a small sum of money (well, at least for those that enjoy Henny’s face). For all those Korean drama addicts, this should be a delightful treat to bring a bit of familiarity into the kitchen. Who wouldn’t want to brew some coffee with a charming face on the box? It screams, “come and drink me, sexy beast!” Actually, it really screams, “let’s innocently drink this coffee in the morning!”

I found this Taster’s Choice in an Asian supermarket. I was browsing around and saw at least twenty plus some boxes of a familiar face (the other boxes were turned around showing the Taster’s Choice logo in English) and pondered as to where I have seen him before, and it was My Name is Kim Sam Soon! Of course I had to take a picture and share, and here is this sharing!

–expressive sole

summer days series #3

Tuesday June 21, 2011 – sand between our toes (the REAL start of summer).

Sun + beach = pure relaxing and pure fun – it’s where dreams come true (no wait, that’s Disneyland!). Beach day was planned for Monday June 20, 2011, but laziness took over and it was postponed a day; the weather man said that Tuesday June 21, 2011 would be the best day to go to the beach (because the weather would change for the worse the days following).


Not a day goes by without eating some delicious food and beach day is no different from the other days – my friend and I picked up some nachos and Minute Maid Soft Frozen Lemonade. The nachos were first purchased because I feared that the soft frozen lemonade would melt right away, good call, but then later on, my friend and I found the nacho chips to be quite soggy. I remember the soft frozen lemonade to be much more tasty while walking around in a theme park, but this particular day, it was a flop – way too sweet for my liking.

After eating, people watching is a must! As creepy as this sounds but I love people watching – as in, sitting at a cafe, beach, or wherever to just sit and watch people go about their daily life. Look at the color of the water, so blue, so serene.

Look at the people running around and splashing in their bathing suits – so fun! This picture is the epitome of good summer beach days, I love it! I wish everyday was nice and warm, it would make life so much better – vitamin D makes people happy!

Friendships are being built at the beach, two dogs started off as strangers but then built a friendship while playing tag!

I dream of blue skies, blue waters, and soft warm sand between my toes.

Imprints made into the sand!

My friend and I were troubled as to what we should eat for dinner, so we literally drove around in circles until I said The Counter! The Counter is a burger joint where custom built burgers are made (choose your own: meat/or veggie, size, bread, cheese, topping, sauce, and bun).

Half and half – my friend and I cut our burgers in half and we each had a taste of the two burgers. Deliciously tasty! But a burger is just a burger so it would be good either way – one thing I liked is that both our choice of meat can be overcooked easily but the chicken and turkey were still very moist inside!

–expressive sole

summer days series #2

Saturday June 18, 2011 – picnicking under the sun.

Thursday June 16, 2011: after watching The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (and being explained what happened for a good 20 minutes – hey, it was confusing and sad!), three of us (no name dropping here) decided to plan our summer days, and we came up with picnicking on Saturday June 18, 2011! Fastest planning EVER, and it happened! Wow! The time, location, and food was all prepped and ready, all that is left is to go out and play!

A picnic is never complete without some good ‘ole summer eating – homemade sandwiches, soda, popsicles (*pictured below) and popcorn (substitution for chips).

Popsicles must be eaten first and were eaten first because they would have melted if we ate them after our sandwiches and our popcorn! Reverse lunch eating is the best!

Kite flying was tiring! WE (two of us, one was just a photographer) tried several times to get the kite up and flying but it was a fail attempt! The family next to us got their kite up and flying really high and ours went limp after a good five minutes! Either we really suck at kite flying or the kite really hates us or we need to get a new kite! But look at how blue the sky was that day, so nice and pretty to just frolic under!

To read more about this picnicking trip, read kimtroneats’ wordpress (part 1 picnicking trip) because I did not take enough pictures on my camera!

–expressive sole
dance with me under the sun