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Dunny & Travels

Posted in Travel by Chris on February 11, 2011
Looks like it’s time for my annual apology. Here goes… Apologies friends, fathers, mothers, lovers, cousins, children, or whomever it may be that reads my blog. I’m sorry that I haven’t been keeping up with the volume of posts but it appears one can get pretty busy doing, well.. nothing. I’ve made a half-hearted promise to keep with Berenman in the year of the Rabbit. Anyway, 2010 has gone but not without ushering in 2011. This new year I went to Taiwan to celebrate the approach of the upcoming year and to witness the 100 year celebration of the ROC (dissimilar to Jay-Z’s version). On new year’s night, Taiwan blew fireworks off the Taiwan 101- a pretty spectacular showing if you ask me. Anyway, some of you may or may not recall that I’ve been collecting Dunny’s commemorating my different travel destinations. Like the trips before it, this trip sent me on another adventure to seek out a Dunny to add to my collection. Pictured to the right, from left to right are Dunnys from: New York, Miami, Boston, Nashville, Taipei, and Taipei. “Why two?” you ask. Well I didn’t meet the credit card minimum when I tried to just buy one– Oops! The Santa Dunny is from the Christmas 2010 collection and the guy with DED on his belly is from the 2 Tone Collection. Thanks to Richard for directing me to Paradise Toy Land in the Da-an district (located  down the street from YoFroyo). Tune in next time friends, as I may be introducing another Dunny family member.

Oh, I almost forgot… Happy New Year!

SoBe Wine & Food Festival

Posted in Food, Travel by Chris on September 16, 2009
Last year, my girlfriend and I went to the SoBe Wine & Food festival in South Beach. Not only were you able to find loads of man-thongs on the beach, but it was also where you found the venue for the festivities. Small tents were set up for cooking demos and larger tents were erected for the main event: food and booze. As you walk in you are given an event booklet with a pen (for writing down recipe notes I’m guessing) and a single wine glass. The entrance led attendees into a section of the venue which was dedicated to the small tents. The large tents, were located towards the middle and rear of the venue. Restaurants (local to Miami and afar) put their best foot forward as restaurants doled out samples of steak, seafood, burgers, and other concoctions to feed the masses. Sadly, the KFC Double Down was not introduced but Whole Foods made an appearance, handing out stuff from their prepared foods section which was less than spectacular. Alcohol was also readily on hand as wine and liquor vendors, big and small, were uncorking and uncapping bottles for those ready to get their binge on. The next SoBe Wine & Food Festival begins February 25th and runs until the 28th- check the sobefest website for more info. Also, make sure you keep your grandparents proud by buying a “I’m in Miami, Bitch” t-shirt while you’re out there. It exudes classiness.
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