Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Yes the flight was delayed. The plane is finally here.

Southwest Airlines Gate

Bob Hope Airport
Burbank, CA
12/30/2010.

-J
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www.jozjozjoz.com

Merry Christmas from Joz 2010 (Ok, so I’m a little late.)

My brother and I spent Christmas and the day after Christmas in San
Francisco with our Mom this year. This picture of me and a ginormous
Christmas tree was taken on 12/26 in Union Square.

My Dad was our family historian and so every year, he was very excited to
arrange our annual family portrait, always on 12/26 (or thereabouts).
December 26 was my paternal grandparents’ anniversary and it was actually my
grandparents who had began an annual tradition of taking an official family
portrait on their anniversary.

Ever since my Dad passed away, we haven’t done family portraits, but this
year, we do have snapshots of me, Bro & Mom in SF. It’s something… isn’t
it?

Union Square
San Francisco, CA
12/26/2010.

-Joz
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Due to popular request, this is my signature: (-_-) Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

At Haus Dessert Boutique in Ktown. I ordered “the strongest coffee they have”. Dutch coffee

Haus Dessert Boutique

Koreatown
Los Angeles, CA
12/29/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

I ran over a guava!



I ran over a guava!, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

The other night when we got home from our drive to the Bay Area, I saw a round yellow thing in the driveway. I thought it was a tennis ball, but my Mom was right when she guessed it was a guava without even looking at it.

Splat.

Los Angeles, CA
12/27/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

[Photo] Happy 4th Anniversary, @8Asians! Awesome @AsianPoses shot!!!

Happy 4th Anniversary, @8Asians !

Thx for celebrating: @ErnieatLYD @jozjozjoz @Moye @mikeleeorg @johnklin @stkyrice @timmie88 @DinoRay & Jeff

Not shown, B, L & L + My Mom…. Props to Moye who did an Asian Pose in
EVERY shot we took.

Thanks also to my Mom, who took the photo, using her infamous
@RacistCamera. (Yes, it did ask if someone blinked)

Outside Udupi Palace South Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
San Francisco, CA
12/26/2010

-Joz
~~~~~~~~~
Due to popular request, this is my signature: (-_-) Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

Joz, the public-transportation-phobe is on BART heading in to SF

Bay Area, CA
12/26/2010.

-J
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www.jozjozjoz.com

We picked up clam chowder & bread bowl, crab sandwich & seafood salad from Fishermans Wharf for a take-our lunch.

The spread in our hotel room.

Bay Area, CA
12/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Look where I am driving by!



Look where I am driving by!, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

Old Navy Flagship Store!

The Mothership!

San Francisco, CA
12/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

In SF doing the 49 mile scenic drive w Mom & Bro for Xmas

Too bad it’s so rainy.

Also following the signs is pretty hard to do. Good thing it’s Christmas today so we aren’t mucking up traffic.

San Francisco, CA
12/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

In SF doing the 49 mile scenic drive w Mom & Bro for Xmas

Too bad it’s so rainy.

Also following the signs is pretty hard to do. Good thing it’s Christmas today so we aren’t mucking up traffic.

San Francisco, CA
12/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Placesettings & candy centerpieces at the @EWPlayers Staff & Board Holiday Party

The only problem is that I don’t think there’s enough sugar here.

Miyako Inn
Little Tokyo, Downtown
Los Angeles, CA
12/21/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Specially-made truffle honey by @kats9livez from Napa Valley

Kat shaved black AND white truffles into the honey for me!

Also, this is my game– I turn the bottle from side to side and try to see how far down I can make truffles go. They always float back up to the top though.

Los Angeles, CA
12/20/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

A token for a free drink!



A token for a free drink!, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

Los Angeles, CA
12/18/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

How adorable is my Mom? She brought me fruit & this is how she presented it:

The persimmon is from the tree in her backyard, but I am not sure where the citrus is from.

I love how she arranged it all pretty on a plate instead of handing me a bag of fruit. So cute!

(Also, I yelled at @TheOtherYoshi for almost eating a satsuma mandarin before I took a picture. I took this snapshot before letting Yoshi ruin my Mom’s art!)

Los Angeles, CA
12/17/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Chef’s Special! Osso bucco over rice from @PiaggioOnWheels at @OCFair

Osso bucco special for $8! It is prepared on the grill and then braised with vegetables and served over rice. It’s not available everyday so order it when it’s on the menu.

Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels
www.piaggioonwheels.com

OC Fair New Years Eve Block Party Preview
Orange County, CA
12/16/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Argentine Sausage Sandwich from @PiaggioOnWheels at @OCFair

100% Argentine pork sausage, in French bread with chimichurri for $5! Served warm!!!

Mr Piaggio says that this is classic Argentinian street food "choripan." He said "This is what Argentinians eat at football games– a sausage in a a French bread bun!" Kind of like a hot dog at a baseball game!

Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels
www.piaggioonwheels.com

OC Fair New Years Eve Block Party Preview
Orange County, CA
12/16/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Food bloggers do not mess around when photographing food! @aarree =photographer! Food by @PiaggioOnWheels at @OCFair

Thanks for shooting Albert!

Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels
www.piaggioonwheels.com

OC Fair New Years Eve Block Party Preview
Orange County, CA
12/16/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Pulled pork slider from @PiaggioOnWheels at @OCFair

You get 2 Pulled Pork Sliders for $5

Pulled pork in sweet Hawaiian bun, with chimichurri and pink sauce.

Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels
www.piaggioonwheels.com

OC Fair New Years Eve Block Party Preview
Orange County, CA
12/16/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Skirt Steak Tacos Gauchos from @PiaggioOnWheels at @OCFair

Their tacos are only $2 each order, served with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and chimichurri sauce.

Choose from Skirt Steak, chicken, pulled pork, grilled tilapia, or tofu.

Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels
www.piaggioonwheels.com

OC Fair New Years Eve Block Party Preview
Orange County, CA
12/16/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Chicken empanada from @PiaggioOnWheels at @OCFair

Empanadas at the Piaggio truck are only $2 each. They do chicken and caprese empanadas!

Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels
www.piaggioonwheels.com

OC Fair New Years Eve Block Party Preview
Orange County, CA
12/16/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Joz’s Asian Poses at the Rockstar Photobooth at the 2010 CAPE Soiree // @capeusa @asianposes

When all else fails, go for Asian Poses!
www.asianposes.com

Thanks to Rockstar Photobooth for the pix!
www.rockstar-photobooth-rental.com/

The 2010 CAPE Soiree was awesome! Thanks for letting me cover the red
carpet arrivals!!!
www.capeusa.org/

2010 CAPE Soiree
Vibiana
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
12/2/2010.

-Joz
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Due to popular request, this is my signature: (-_-) Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com

White Elephant Gift Exchange 2010- @APIequalityLA Volunteer Holiday Party: 4 bottles of sauce!

Saucy!

APIELA: www.APIequalityLA.org

Los Angeles, CA
12/12/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

At the Kiriyama and Friends Holiday Dinner Party!

Michael Aushenker and I enjoying an apple martini and lemondrop.

The menu is displayed.

San Pedro, CA
12/10/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Chinese Sausage Sweet Rice Cake + Banh Cuon

So cheap!

-Chinese Sweet Rice Cake ($1.50)
-Banh Cuon ($2.75)

At Banh Mi My Tho
On Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA
12/11/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

It’s @jozjozjoz & @AndreaBelz at the Book Launch Party of Andrea’s new book! The McGraw-Hill 36 Hour Course: Product Development

I met Andrea Belz in 2006 when we were both getting our MBAs. We were only in one class together, but I can honestly say that she was one of my favorite people in the entire program. Not only is Andrea one of the smartest people I’ve ever met, but she’s also one of the kindest and most caring.

Aside from my friend and perennial business school teammate Ali– Ali & I had at least one class together every trimester and were always teammates– I didn’t know anyone in the class we were in. In a brief round of introductions, Andrea described herself as already having earned a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in physics from Caltech! (I guess she felt like slumming it with us M.B.A. students for a while!) Ali and I immediately looked at each other and decided we wanted Andrea on our team! Lucky for us, Andrea let us glom on to her to form a power trio!

Unfortunately, it was during this school session that my Dad suddenly had a stroke/brain aneurysm and passed away. I was a mess but was so grateful that Ali and Andrea were my teammates that session. I don’t really remember the class, the project or really anything from that class because that time in my life is now kind of a big blur, but I do remember feeling so much support and kindness from my two teammates. I don’t think I ever mentioned it online because I just disappeared from my blog for a while, but I missed 3 weeks of work– either being in the hospital or dealing with his memorial service or other affairs. (Anyone who knows me knows that I never take time off of work!) I’m not totally certain, but I probably missed at least 2 or 3 weeks of school, too– I will always remember the phone calls Andrea and I shared at this time– not necessarily for the content or the words (because my memory’s not THAT good!), but for the genuine compassion I felt from her. It was not an easy time in my life, but having her as a part of it made it a little easier to know that I didn’t have to worry about school so I could focus on my family.

I didn’t mean for this post to be about me, because it’s not! I guess I wanted to share the side of Andrea that I feel lucky to have had in a time of my life that I needed it the most. I look at the list of philanthropic activities and it doesn’t surprise for a second that a good portion of her business and time is dedicated to great causes.

It also doesn’t surprise me that she has written a book, not just on a topic that she knows a great deal about– Product Management– but more importantly, that she has written a book that is designed to help and inspire others build their businesses. I have only had the book in my hands for a few hours– long enough to flip through and skim a few sections– but I don’t need to read every chapter to know that it’s worth recommending to anyone who is interested in the subject. Every interaction I’ve had with Andrea has been insightful and inspirational– and I’m glad that her invaluable business advice is being shared with the world in this book.

I’m happy I was able to be a part of her book launch party and to be one of the first people to buy her book tonight. And of course, it is always great to see an old friend.

Her book: The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course Product Development
Her company: belzconsulting.com

Vroman’s Bookstore
Pasadena, CA
12/10/2010.

-Joz
~~~~~~~~~
Due to popular request, this is my signature: (-_-) Did someone blink?
www.jozjozjoz.com




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