Sunday, January 10, 2010

Naga Naga!

On the verge of getting sick yesterday, I stumbled upon Naga Naga Ramen in Pasadena with Staggs. I was a little weary of the quality of the ramen here, since it was in Pasadena, and it was a little trendier than a traditional ramen house. However, this place is pretty legit. They have most of the stuff that you're used to - chashu, miso, soy broths, all the fixin's, etc. - but they also have some pretty experimental ramens. Last night I had the Tomyum ramen which takes the Tomyum Gum thai soup and adds ramen noodles to it. I had to try and it was super delicious. They also had a different take on mango and sticky rice, making it into a sushi roll, versus the usual mango and rice on a plate. Good stuff and good times.

This is column worthy.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Yogurt Haven

Have the sweet tooth late at night? Stagganopolis and I found this cool little spot off of Colorado and Eagle Rock Blvd. It's a self serve yogurt place which I'm usually not into, BUT they do have two differentiating factors that kick this place up a notch.

1) They make some crepes
2) Outside of the Enchanted Tiki room at Disneyland, this is the only place that I've found that serves Dole Whip ice cream/sorbet

Check it out, I think they're even on twitter:

Support your local business.


Since it's a new year, and Mark lives in a new location, there are going to be subtle changes. The Places of Interest in Toluca Lake section will now be switched to Highland Park and surrounding areas, and Reasons Why Mark Gabriel might be a woman will be my running list of movies.

Thank you for your cooperation during the on-going construction.

The ORIGAMIzoo Web Communications Team

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

Two years ago, I documented all of the theatrical releases that I watched throughout 2007 and at the end of the year, I had the Mark Gabriel Movie Awards (MGMA's). Non-existant prizes were given out for common categories, but the sample of movies was only limited to what I watched that year. I'll be bringing that back for 2010 and will have a running list of movies that I watch in the calendar year. Unfortunately, Avatar was released last year, so it is already out of contenttion.

In other non-related news. My cat has left me for greener pastures. She's left me for a man down the street named Ian Raymond. He wears rings on his fingers...all of them. Ten points if you can figure out the reference to that. If you see this calico colored cat in my neighborhood, make sure to give her a swift kick to the hind legs for me, for breaking my heart.

Lastly, the same new years resolutions:

1) More travel
2) Learn something new
3) Better time management

Oh, and pics of the house coming soon, shortly followed by a housewarming!