Korean mall, the food edition

The wife and I decided to grab a bite to eat at Shinsegae Mall before heading to the movies.

What’s nice about Korea is the easy transportation system and underground pathways filled with shopping stalls. Being underground wasn’t that bad, and being comfortable during bad weather is a major perk!

I wish I would have recorded more but I wasn’t thinking much about recording; just that it was fun being out with the wife enjoying the Korean experience. This was back in 2014 and I don’t even remember what movie we watched. I think it was a Korean movie, either that or a Marvel movie release.

We ate at a Japanese stall. I had the Yakisoba like noodles and the wife had ramen. We then choose some Mochi ice cream for dessert. I also wish I had recorded the trip to Krispy Kremes as they had some outrageous donuts that were only available in Korea (maybe Asia).

Korean Fusion Food

Korean Fusion Food

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Got to fly the DJI Phantom 3 Pro over BPA Trail

Last year, I took a quick flight over KCAC and BPA trail with my DJI Phantom Pro 3. I haven’t really taken the Phantom up too high or far as I’m still apprehensive about losing the drone to evil trees and power lines. 😛

I love coming down to this area to exercise on the BPA trail. It’s one of the better-maintained trail ways for people to do some light exercise. I’m more of a jogger than a runner so it’s a great conditional for people getting in shape. Lately, I’m eyeing the trail ways around Columbia district of Seattle.

It’s starting to get sunnier around Washington and I’m hoping to start recording some more flights and practice drone flying again.

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Suck it up, Seattle!

Ever seen vacuum cleaner art? This was a wonderful find for me to see a creative shop owner turn non-functional vacuum cleaners into pieces of art.
Shot with the Letv X500 using the Osmo Mobile. The Letv X500 did not connect to the Osmo Mobile but you can still use the stabilizer and it’s joystick control to move the camera around.
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Driving thru MLK suburbs in Seattle

I took a drive along Martin Luther King and it’s amazing to see the transformation of MLK with the addition of the Light Rail. I say this though I’ve never visited MLK before. I do see that new constructions and blocks of business that have been opened by the Vietnamese community. The major Vietnamese business I’ve ever known of was in the China Town district in Seattle and 38Th Street area of Tacoma, Washington.
Perhaps Little Saigon will become as big as Koreatown in the Los Angeles district soon?
One thing for sure, I can’t wait to find some great Vietnamese restaurants to try out!
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Let’s visit the Farmers Market – using the GoPro Hero and a Feiyu Mobile Stabilizer?

My youngest and I took a quick drive down to Federal Way and noticed they had a Farmer’s Market going on. This was early in the morning so there wasn’t much of a crowd. Perfect time to visit when it’s not as crowded!
I figured this would be the perfect time to try out my Feiyu Tech G3 Mobile Stabilizer with a GoPro Hero Black 3 that I attached to the side of the camera mount – the spring loaded mount actually held the GoPro Hero 3 Black pretty well. (My phone was to wide and it wouldn’t fit the Feiyu Tech mount.)
The only problem with the setup is that the GoPro Hero made it too side heavy for the Feiyu Tech stabilizer. The G3 mount doesn’t come with an additional weight you can screw on to the motor to counter-balance the weight, unlike the current models.
I saw the potential of a GoPro mount after trying it out at the market and wanted to publish this video earlier… but I was trying to come up with a diy rig that could balance out the GoPro to the phone mount, then I saw the GoPro Adaptor for mobile stabilizers recently and decided to just publish this video. The video was shot in 2015 so, yeah, I’m behind on the video.
I’m hoping to buy the mount soon. It’s like under 20 bucks on Amazon.
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Visiting 85C Bakery

 

 

85°C Bakery had their grand opening this past weekend. I believe it’s a Taiwanese bakery franchise that is very popular in California as well.

Due to work schedule conflicts, I visited the bakery after the promotions on Monday. It was a good thing as I’ve heard the wait time was over two hrs during the weekend. I arrived here early enough that there wasn’t a crowd, though once I got in, the crowd started to develop outside.

Early Christmas Feels

You know the best Christmas display I’ve ever seen in my life was as a kid in Rosemead, California. The family drove all the way to Rosemead to see this one house that did a wonderful job of decorating and you’d see people coming from all over California to take a ponder.

Then it was in Torrance, California, where this neighborhood did an awesome job.

Then it was Federal Way, Washington where the neighborhood decorated for Christmas, though it’s not done as much lately…

However, this was my first Fantasy Lights with the family. It was fun visiting but didn’t feel quite as festive to me as visiting the neighborhoods who really get into the festive spirit.

What do you think about the thought, do you have a favorite neighborhood you like to visit to see Christmas decorations?