Archive for September, 2010

DOSA, San Francisco.

Anyone who knows me personally knows that the one thing I do as much as work, is eat. (The hostesses in some restaurants know my name before I even eat there). I love all different types of food, but some of the best Indian cuisine I’ve ever had has come from an establishment named Dosa. Their menu is unique and extensive, and everything from their food down to their website is pristine. I was introduced to Dosa by one of my best friends, and every time I’ve eaten there has been exquisite. The exert below, describing the Dosa restaurant is directly from their website.

DOSA, San Francisco’s first South Indian Restaurant, has opened a second location in the City’s burgeoning Fillmore district to further explore the broad and diverse reaches of the South Indian culinary landscape. The new eco-friendly restaurant can not only accommodate more guests with a larger venue, but also highlights a greater breadth of regional Southern Indian specialties and showcases the urban Indian dining experience at its best through a comprehensive wine and spice-infused cocktail program.

Dosa also opened up a new location in the Fillmore. Check the video below about the second Dosa in S.F.

Halo Reach Commercial: Extended Cut

Now a days, I don’t usually have time to play video games, but I got my hands on Halo: Reach recently, and was blown away.  The game is (in my personal opinion) the best Halo game yet.  The other thing I’ve always admired about the Halo series is their marketing.  Their live-action commercials always make me wonder how epic a Halo movie would be, and the new Reach commercial is no different.  Check the extended version below.

Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition

To celebrate the partnership between Lamborghini and luxury watchmaker Blancpain, the Italian automaker has just announced a new limited edition series of Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition cars.  The two marques are also behind the Super Trofeo racing series, which Lamborghini claims is the fastest spec racing series on today’s circuits.  The car features a revised engine cover, a massive rear spoiler and Skorpius wheels which cover yellow brake calipers that clamp onto carbon-ceramic discs.

The interior comes in black Alcantara with yellow accents and visible carbon-fiber, with the Blancpain logo placed on the seats and cockpit in yellow stitching.  The most amazing part of this Blancpain Edition’s as it only weight 1340kg and it is the lightest vehicle from Lamborghini’s production car range.  This super car comes with 5.2-litre V10 engine that churned out 570 horsepower and capable to push 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds.

“This is a very intense and dynamic partnership between companies from highly disparate sectors, but with the same drive for innovation and mechanical excellence,” – Marc A. Hayek, Blancpain CEO.

Rosa Acosta

At 25 years of age, Rosa Acosta is one of the most demanded worlds in America and abroad. Thanks to the viral spread of her stretching videos, an incredible work ethic, focus, and a good management group, she has been photographed everywhere. King Magazine, Smooth Magazine, XXL Magazine, and many others have run great features on the exotic sensation.

Born in The Dominican Republic, Rosa Acosta did not move into the United States until 2006. Before her coming to America, she was a professional dance instructor and member of her home country’s national ballet team. Starting ballet at the age of four, Rosa Acosta is a born ballet talent. Finding interest in the classical dance naturally, she excelled in classes at the Centro de la Cultura in Santiago, Dominican Republic. She later moved to the Instituto de Cultura y Arte (ICA), where she also excellent. Rosa Acosta was labeled one of the most gifted students in the school.

After graduating from the ICA and Ballet School of Norma Garcia with a Bachelor in Art and mention to Classic Ballet, Rosa Acosta joined the Dominican Nacional Ballet. She became known as the the youngest soloist member in 2002, which was an amazing feat. The physical ability and studies needed to compete at such a level are not typically grasped by someone that was Rosa Acosta’s age.

More than a ballet dancer, Rosa Acosta was nominated twice by the Secretaria de Estado de la Juventud for her work in the category of Cultural Development. Her accomplishments in community were deemed admirable by the Dominican Republic officials.

Rosa Acosta officially began modeling in 2004. Her first jobs was work featured in magazines and on television networks for prestigious DR businesses. In 2006, her modeling career was strong enough to attract international attention in neighboring country, the United States. Acosta moved to the US receiving work instantly and building a buzz in the industry fast.

As of 2010, Rosa Acosta is well-known in Hip-Hop music and urban culture. She’s been featured on covers of magazines, held radio and video interviews, and appeared in various television segments. In fact, Rosa Acosta is debated by some to be the most known model of 2009-2010 as her demand and market points have sky rocketed.

Skatepark After Dark by Ben Matthews

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you painted a skatepark with light at night? Me either, but ben matthews actually did it and took pictures, really damn cool ones, just look!  In photography, exposure is the total amount of light allowed to fall on the photographic medium (photographic film or image sensor) during the process of taking a photograph.  Exposure is measured in lux seconds, and can be computed from exposure value (EV) and scene luminance over a specified area.  If your a regular person, that basically just means long exposures are super dope.  Check the method below.

Cassidy ft. Nalia Boss – She’s Addicted

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I’m not sure if this is Cassidy the Problem, or Cassidy the Hustler who’s responsible for this newest love song collab, but in my personal opinion it doesn’t matter.  Even though the subject matter is very radio friendly, Cassidy still kills his verses with lyrical percision, and still proves he’s way under-rated in the game.  Click the pic to listne.  (Courtesy of

Whats In BlackBerry’s Playbook?

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion just announced its iPad rival at its developers conference in San Francisco.  The PlayBook is aimed at business customers, co-chief executive Michael Lazaridis said during a speech at the conference.  The device is 9.7 millimetres thick and features a seven-inch touch screen. That’s smaller than the iPad’s 9.7-inch display.  It can run both HTML 5 and Flash 10.1 and has a one gigahertz dual-core processor with one gigabyte of RAM (so I can actually see my own website on it).  BlackBerry smartphone users can pair their handset with the PlayBook using a Bluetooth connection to view their email, calendar, documents or other content.

The PlayBook also features front- and rear-facing cameras to support video conferencing and allows multi-tasking between programs.  The fact PlayBook users can route data through BlackBerry smartphones instead of paying for separate telecom service should prove a selling point in the business and personal markets.  RIM said that in the coming weeks it would release a software kit so third-party developers can begin tailoring applications, or “apps,” for PlayBook.  The tablet will be available in the U.S. in early 2011 and in other countries in the second quarter, RIM said. The company didn’t give a price for the device.