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Eiji serves very good Japanese food in SF February 20, 2010

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 5:57 pm

I love Japanese food. Don’t ask me why. I cannot explain.

I heard so many good comments about Eiji in SF. I finally went there on a Friday night. Luckily, the place was not as crowded as people told me. Also, I reserved a table for four to prevent a long wait.

Selections from the “Today Specials” menu are excellent. We ordered total of eleven items (8 items from the “Today Specials” selections, 1 item from regular menu, and 2 items from Dessert menu) – 1) an order of mackerel with bittermelon, 2) an order of blackcod with miso, 3) a dish with blackcod cheeks, 4) a dish of the tuna belly steak, 5) an order of pork cube, 6) an order of yosenabe dinner set, 7) an order of uni sushi (2 pcs), 8 ) an order of the negri toro sushi (6 pcs), and 9) Sweet purple potatoes dessert. The uni sushi is the best I tasted in SF. I also ordered their house specialties – the homemade tofu and the strawberry mochi. They are the MUST HAVE items.

I enjoyed this meal a lot. Thank you Eiji! Check out my pictures if you are Japanese food lovers too!

Images from Viva!Living and Magnifik

Makerel with BittermelonBlackcod with misoBlackcod cheeksTuna Belly SteakPork Cubeyosenable dinner setUni sushiNegri Toro SushiHomemade tofustrawberry mochi


My 1st letterpress class February 7, 2010

Filed under: Letterpress — vivaliving @ 11:40 pm

letterpress 1

My hubby and I are very into letterpress printing nowadays. Anything related to letterpress, such as greeting cards, calendars, posters, will get our attention. We are thinking about taking a letterpress class since last year. We finally decided that we should take at least one letterpress class in year 2010. We took a letterpress class recently. It was so much fun.

Check out the greeting cards that my hubby and I created in our letterpress class! I also created some postcards with my favorite quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” If you want to get a limited edition postcard, please leave me a comment or e-mail me.

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Interesting view outside of my living room’s windows February 4, 2010

Filed under: Home — vivaliving @ 8:06 pm

1-18-10 Sky 1
1-18-10 Sky 2

My house is located on the top of a cliff. I can sit in my living room to enjoy a very nice view of the ocean and the sky. I captured these amazing pictures an afternoon before sunset. These pictures look so surreal.

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