Before I start blabbing about my birthday…
Anyway, those who are following me on Twitter might know that July 3rd was my birthday!
Since it was my birthday, I tried to tweet as much non-important information about what I was doing as I could (with a total of 4 tweets! I guess I’m very bad at this.), because other days I probably wouldn’t have much stuff to tweet.
My boyfriend made me a birthday card as usual.
He got me a new digital camera, the Panasonic Lumix ZR1!
I own a Canon PowerShot SD600 and always carry it in my bag. My boyfriend uses a Canon Rebel XT to take photos of my bento, and I also have an old SLR which I rarely use. I usually don’t get new gadgets until they completely break down, but I’ve been complaining about how it’s hard to take photos with my PowerShot in low light. So he got me a Lumix because it’s supposed to be a good low light camera. It’s got all sorts of settings, from portrait setting with a slimming effect, babies, food, pest, etc… I still haven’t figured out what everything does yet, but I’m going to learn everything about my camera this time!
We had one more movie from the NY Asian Film Festival we needed to see, and we decided to go see some other movies we haven’t had the time to see. The first movie we went to see on Saturday was Jackie Chan’s new film, “Little Big Soldier”, starring Jackie Chan and also was written by Jackie Chan.
It was surprisingly well written for a martial artsy movie based on Chinese history. Unfortunately, Jackie doesn’t show off his moves that much in this film but we enjoyed it. Like all his other films there were outtakes in the end of the film. The film itself kind of ends on the sad note, so the outtakes were especially funny.
The second movie we saw was “Iron Man 2.” I know we’re very late, but we don’t like crowded theaters so we tend to watch blockbuster movies a while after it comes out. The movie was fun as we expected.
The third movie was “Prince of Persia.” It’s based on a video game and had a huge budget so we wanted to see what they came up with. When they were promoting this film, there was no mention about the game, so we weren’t expecting to see any game elements in this film other than Dastan (the main character, played by Jake Gyllenhaal) jumping across wooden poles and some climbing. So we giggled when the camera showed what the characters needed to do to do stuff like open doors, sometimes with narrated instructions by the princess just like in the game. In some scenes, it almost felt like we were watching the tutorial for the game. We felt like the movie had too many climaxes and too many “looking into the eyes, about to kiss” scenes. It was pretty silly.
After the movies, we went to Minca for dinner!
We also went to Minca on my birthday last year. I usually don’t like eating hot food in hot weather, but ramen is an exception. Any season is good for ramen.
After dinner we stopped by at Best Buy where I bought myself “Super Mario Galaxy 2″ with a gift certificate my friend gave me for my birthday! I was encouraging/making my boyfriend play Uncharted 2 online multiplayer during the long weekend because they were doing a double-cash event where you could earn twice as much in-game cash as usual, and I love watching him earn money and level up. So we haven’t played Mario Galaxy 2 yet, but I can’t wait to play it!
It was the best birthday ever! As usual.
This doesn’t have to do with my birthday, but we saw this posted ALL OVER in East Village.
Walking from Union Square we probably saw at least 30 of them on the way to Minca (5th street between Avenue A and B). I can feel the owner is very desperate, and I know how it feels when your dog/cat goes missing. So I’m going to post it in here, hoping that people who live in NY and also read my blog tell their friends, and pay closer attention to a dog wandering on the street.