Friday, August 29, 2008

Heathman Hotel Brochure

So here's the mockup. I think they are using it. And there's my pear. They liked a few other ones too. so who knows, they might end up using them also.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

peary nice

peary nice, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

A local advertising company approached me through Flickr and wanted to use this image for The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland. I took a few snapshots a while back when we went there for breakfast.

They offered me $300 for this image to use in their entire campaign. It will be incorporated in their brochure, web, possible print and national ad.

My first paid photo!


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

double rub

double rub, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Walked Miracle Mile shops the other night. You can see how traffic is really down when the shops are extremely empty and the sales staff are bored and standing around doing nothing. We were at Sephora and chatting up the Store Manager and she said that they haven't met their monthly goal in the past 3 months. We were sampling colognes and noticed that many of them were missing. She said people steal them all the time. She ended up giving us the new Givenchy cologne with hints of chocolate that was interesting.

I flew into LA yesterday w/ some friends at 7:30am and returned to Vegas at 6:30pm. We did a quick buying trip and it was hectic and fun. I can't believe how big the fashion district market at San Pedro has become. What was just a bidg is now blocks and blocks of vendors with better and better looking merchandise.

1 and 1/2 day more in this 100+ degree weather. Enjoying it while it lasts.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Psssst, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Met our friends in Vegas for work and decided to visit OLD Vegas downtown. They thought it would be fun to get some fake tattoos.
It's hot as hell down here and the traffic is down 50%.

Just 2 weeks ago, the construction at city center ceased due to the lack of funding.

It's really that bad. Sure we waited 45 minutes for a cab at the airport but once we got going, there really wasn't any traffic along the strip. I've never experienced that before. Typically, it's quicker to walk the strip than cab it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


So undoubtedly, staffing will always be an issue in retail. Currently, we are dealing with hiring an entire new staff as our team will be leaving back to school and away for an extended vacation. I have posted ads on Craigslist and I'm amazed at some of the applicants. Even though I have included a link to our blog, they still show up late saying they didn't know where we were or who we were. I mean come on, you're interviewing and you have no questions for me all.

Here's some questions that I do get. So what made you decide to work here? They're asking me this!? Wait, One said, "Oh the clothes here are too elegant for me." When I asked another one what she was thinking, she said, "I'm wondering what my dog is doing right now." Ummm OK.

I've been interviewing for weeks and I'm floored at how unprepared most of them are. They show up in drab, are lost, can't complete sentences, and/or have blank stares.

I have 1 more tomorrow before we leave for Vegas. I'm exhausted.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tropic Thunder

So Neil wanted to see this and I didn't care either way. I knew it was gonna be funny or really retarded. Guess what? It was F$#(ing hilarious! There were scenes that I missed out on because there was so much laughing going on, you couldn't hear what they were saying.

You bet I'll watch it when it comes out on DVD again.

For the people boycotting it b/c of the "R" word. Give it up. The Special Olympic guy featured on NPR saying he's seen or heard enough that he's made up his mind about this movie is himself retarded. The movie is a SPOOF. Laugh a little, it'll do you good.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Life's Good

Life's Good, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

We were at Fry's and I really didn't want to connect 2 monitors together. I've been toggling back and forth between Quickbooks, and 3 other applications that it was driving me crazy. Not to mention that sometimes I close the screen down and have to reopen it and size them all.

They just sold out of the 30" but I think that would have been too big. It was listed at $699 and Neil smoozed the fella to $499. BFF discount. Of course he tried to talk us into the extended warranty. No dice.

+. Big. has HDMI so I have 4 USB extra ports on the monitor. DVI connection.

-. No sound. Took me hours to set up DVI. Idiot me (more like retarded) didn't know that it's not as simple as plug and play. You had to disable the VGA display first. If I read the manual first, it wouldn't have taken so long.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Neil's cousin, Michael, from Boston was in town for a few days interviewing with Microsoft. He loves Korean food so we took him to Blue Ginger as he was staying just up the street. Hope you get the job! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


breakfast, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

starting to use more of the kitchen. :)

Saturday, August 09, 2008

rosemary garlic

rosemary garlic, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

stopped by pickering farmer's market today. I think we'll make a habit of this every Saturday until it's over. Fresh, organic, and local produce. We got some noodles, beans, romas, cukes, and elephant garlic.

choose your fortune

choose your fortune, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

Nathan sent me a copy of his photos and I love them all! I posted a few to Flickr and photoshop some of them. Thanks Nate. I'll work on the returns for you this weekend.


I hope you're using those pineapple soaps. Neil found the other one in the car and we're using it. So refreshing!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


shhhhhh, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

photo by brian. this is an awesome shot. Not sure how Brian was able to direct Tanner in all these shots but he had a blast.

the letter L

the letter L, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

photo by brian. Tanner is a ham.


ichiro, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

I snagged Brian's photos and decided to play around with some of them using Lightroom. :)

Friday, August 01, 2008

chop chop

chop chop, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

This is what we do when family gets together. What's for breakfast? What's for lunch? What's for snack? What's for dinner?


newlyweds, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

suzanne and joe. She's a hoot :) Welcome to this crazy family.

zee and dan

zee and dan, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

having dim sum again for the nth time at Top Gun


cards, originally uploaded by awungfoo.

dan said my blog is getting stale so here's some update