Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Minado Japanese Buffet - Carle Place NY


4.5/5 Stars
I love Japanese food, especially the buffet. A decent Japanese buffet I recommend is Minado Buffet in Carle Place, Long Island NYC


The beautiful atmosphere, huge selection of wonderful fresh food made this my new favorite restaurant! Everything was fresh and no smelly salmon around the counter.


Minado offer typical things like teriyaki chicken but the quality is far better than any other buffet and aside from typical offerings, they offer much, much more! They have Udon and other noodle soups made to your liking, miso, SASHIMI, mango salad, dungeons and snow crab, shrimp salad, seaweed salad, raw oysters on the half shell, clams, mussel, calamari, roast beef, a colossal sushi variety all so beautiful and fresh...just to name the few things I can think of off the top of my head.

Overall I give it 4.5/5. There's room for improvement in the warm food selection. Customer service was good!, no moody waitress.

219 Glen Cove Rd. (Bet. Old Country Rd. & Westbury Ave.)
Carle Place, NY 11514
www.minado.com
516-294-9541

Monday, January 30, 2012

10 Handmade Valentines Gifts

Valentine's Day is around the corner and we all know that Valentine's Day is a manufactured holiday designed to sell insipid greeting cards and corn-syrup-sweetened confections that can't find their way to the trash can fast enough. However, there's a certain prisoner's-dilemma aspect that forces you to buy in: If your significant other's friends receive "I love you's" of various forms, and you don't also have one to give, there can be trouble.

Here is a list of handmade Valentine's gifts available from Etsy. Let's take a look, shall we?

This Smart Versatile leather pouch/wallet can hang on your neck, tie to your bag or be stuffed into a back pocket. It fits the essential: Cards, IPhone, Cash and Passport! Ready, Set, GO!



Lovely handmade earrings are inspired by a beauty of blooming poppy flowers field.



This little guy features a windmill and the phrase "home is where the heart is" on the cover and a leather wrap around strap to keep the book closed. Sketchbook inside can easily be replaced! The perfect gift for you or someone you love, and amazing little traveling companion! 



The Art of the Manly Shave is an important skill all men should have. Our kit includes a modern wooden soap dish, handmade beer soap, brush, and shave card with instructions on how to have a classic shave.



This cute and trendy cabled Camo cup cozy will keep your drink hot, and your hands cool. It is knitted using eco friendly yarn and fastens with a stylish button.



Hand Embroidered "You And; Me" clutch on grey wool fabric with Hand Painted 2 Love Birds on Yellow Cotton Linen Fabric.



Lovely vintage style pocket watch in black (gunmetal) color with charming floral design on the face. You can wear it in your pocket or as a necklace on long chain.



Gentlemen’s seamless wool skinny tie. Finely knitted and hand felted in 100% lambswool




One hand cut, upcycled leather bracelet.



♥ 20% of the sale price of this item will be donated to the homeless and abandoned pets of the Riverside City Animal Shelter. "Live.. Love.. Adopt." ♥ Diesel is sporting our new Pretty Bow in Mustard Yellow (against his will, because he's a boy dog and he thinks bows are a girl thing- which totally isn't true!) Your poochy will be the talk of the town in this cute bow, hand crocheted in easy to clean, high quality acrylic yarn.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Breakfast at Tiffany

From the moment she stepped out of the yellow cab on Fifth Avenue and sauntered across to Tiffany in her long black channel gown, matching gloves, sunglasses adorned with pearls and immaculate chignon, she had our full attention. So it is no surprise that Breakfast at Tiffany’s is regarded as one of the most iconic films of all time and the most stylish film of all time.

Audrey Hepburn stars, in a part originally written for Marilyn Monroe, as Holly Golightly, a beautiful young woman who doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. She earns a living by dating rich men and bringing “weather reports” to a jailed gangster, she has fondness of the store, Tiffany where she often frequents and she lives in a barely-furnished apartment with an unnamed cat.

When starving writer Paul Verjak (George Peppard) moves in upstairs, he becomes intrigued by his carefree neighbor –- and the two become close friends. Paul becomes intrigued with Holly’s lifestyle which consists of living off old and wealthy men and pretty soon he finds himself falling for her.

The plot for this movie is simple but beautifully told and wonderfully acted by the two lead actors but it is the clothes that really makes this film along with Audrey Hepburn’s dazzling charisma. I know it’s a word I never use, but the best word I can find to describe Breakfast at Tiffany’s is delightful. And maybe whimsical. It’s sweet and funny and elegant. Nowadays they just don’t make movie like this anymore.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Lunar New Year of Dragon

So it's the Chinese new year... and it's the year of the dragon apparently, a symbol of strength and power. I wish everyone have a wonderful cheerful Lunar New Year!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012




The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it. 2011 come to the end, looking back the past, it wasn't a surprise year, there's been a death in my little pet family. Things could be better, there's always room for improvement in life. 2012 would be a breaking year, I'll keep my finger cross. In here I wish all my friends Happy New Year 2012, may your wish come true.