Monday, May 25, 2009

24 hour Le Mans: Manthey Racing Porsche Wins!

I couldnt believe it when I read the results this morning, its like...the football team you have been rooting for in the Superbowl has won, just as expected. Team Manthey Racing took their 4th Nurburgring win with their 480 hp Porsche 911 GT3 RSR!!! I knew it, I just knew it. Great driver, great car, great tuning shop, what else could you prove wrong about it!? Congratulations Manthey Racing for your 4th Nurburgring victory! See you next year when you take 1st place again. Job well done.

Sesame Seed Tuna with Ginger Sauce.

For today's menu, I have taken a nice fresh piece of tuna, seasoned it sea salt and pepper, then covered the whole piece with brown and black sesame seeds. Pour some sesame seed oil on the pan, and place the tuna, grilling each side for about 5-8 minutes. You want to get it nice and medium inside, so basically the outside will be cooked and the inside is basically sashimi. Then, place tuna on plate gently. Now, time for the ginger sauce. Dice and mince garlic and ginger, getting a tablespoon for each. place into a bowl and add 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, two tablespoons of vinegar/ or white wine vinegar, and about 3 tablespoons of sesame seed oil, for flavor and texture. Then you want to add about half a tablespoon of grounded red pepper seeds, then wisk. You want the sauce to be at room temperature for a nice molasses like texture. Then, glaze ginger sauce on tuna and around plate. Tuna. Sea salt and pepper. Brown and black sesame seeds. Hot pan, drizzle sesame seed oil. Grill 5-8 minutes each side. Place on plate. Ginger, garlic...minced. Soy sauce, vinegar, sesame seed oil...wisk. Glaze....presentation. Sesame Seed Tuna with Ginger Sauce...DONE.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Le Mans 24 hour: Nurburgring.

Today was the first day of 24 Le Mans race at the world famous Nurburgring Circuit in Germany, which goes from 4 p.m. Saturday to 4 p.m. Sunday. I've been waiting two weeks for this race, and I am super pumped. This year I have been keeping my eye on the Manthey Racing Porsche GT3 RSR, with driver Porsche Factory driver Marc Lieb, who use to drive in German Formula 1. This is probably his 3rd or 4th time driving in a 24 hours series, and definitely his 3rd time driving in the Nurburgring. Last year he took the championship at the 24 series in Nurburg, was also a 2007 winner with the same Manthey Porsche at the same track, and has also won a few GT-2 series championships. So as you can see, he is the man for the job, especially with the 911. From looking at all the qualified drivers, 90% of the cars consist of GT3's and R8's, and after watching the live video, Manthey Racing and the #99 R8 LMS car have been duking it out through out the whole race, swtiching with the 1st and 2nd place pole positions. I just hope that Mantey Racing can keep the top 3 position through out the whole race.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Culinary: Stir Fried Peppered Shrimp.

Today on the menu was a quickey. Take a large bowl for mixing. Shrimp, red, orange and yellow peppers. White/or Portabella mushrooms. And onions, all into the boil. Sea salt, pepper, olive oil...stir. Diced basil, little bit of cayenne pepper, stir. Then into the pan. Stir fry/ or toss in pan for 10-15 minutes until both the shrimp, mushroom and onions get some dark color going. Then, onto the plate. Stir Fried Peppered Shrimp....DONE.


How legit can this get! I wish I was till a kid and got my hands on this bad boy. Im pretty sure I could still fit in this highly built machine.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


So today at work, I got to chat it up with a special guest, Ida Ljungquist, 2009 50th Anniversary Playboy Playmate of the year. Just her and I. She was very nice and polite, and she couldnt get enough of James, the eyes chico, they neva lie. Anyways, she was there for the grand opening of Pearl Night Club, formaly known as Vivid. She is there to be the special guest model, and best of all, she invited your boy here! But too bad I am not a club person, and I was dead tired. But yea, we chopped it up a little at the lounge, like she was a mutual friend. And today at the lounge they had a live band, full of soul/hip-hop/jazz/and a little house, with a mc rapper and a female vocal. Good stuff. But then, she left me, for good! I'll never see her again. But she will always remember James, the guy who helped her "find a place to eat around here," and a little bar talk. Goodbye Ida, goodbye.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Work. School. Work. School.

Its never ending, a constant flow I am going through each and everyday. I've never felt so busy in my life as much as I am now. Maybe its because I am trying harder as usual, and honestly I feel that its also because I am getting older to quick. Monday through Thursday its school, and Friday through Sunday its work all day. Tuesdays and Wednesdays before school, I sit and read Business Week, The Economist (since I get it for free at work, hee hee), and the business section of the New York Times. I know that all of this is good for me, but damn, if feels like I havent had a day off in over 3 months. In the end, I feel a little proud of myself with the way I am spending my time, studying, extra ciricular reading on the business and entreprenuer markets. It all benefits me. Now that I think of it, I actually do not mind that much being this busy and doing all this work, I feel very efficient, haha. Speaking of reading, I just got my hands on a new book, "Buffett. The Making of an American Capitalist." This will be the second book this year I will read and actually finish. The other book was Genghis Khan's biography, which was a 7/10 read. But I am definitely looking forward to this book, since Warren Buffett is slowly becoming another idle of mine in the business industry.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Comic Book Fail.

Dont fight this shit, the Man of Steel is here!'

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Word From the Wise.

Five ways to improve earnings: "Must we really view that 12 percent equity coupon as immutable? Is there any law that says the corporate return on equity capital cannot adjust itself upward in response to a permanently higher average rate of inflation? There is no such law, of course. On the other hand, corporate America cannot increase earnings by desire or decree. To raise that return on equity, corporations would need at least one of the following: (1) an increase in turnover, i.e., in the ratio between sales and total assets employed in the business; (2) cheaper leverage; (3) more leverage; (4) lower income taxes, (5) wider operating margins on sales. And that's it. There simply are no other ways to increase returns on common equity. Let's see what can be done with these." - Warren Buffet; Fortune May 1977.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Finally Back.

I finally got my car back! This morning I decided to go check it out to see the progress, and by the time I got there, they were finish buffing it up. And man o man did it look soo good. The car looked practically brand new. The people at Normandin did an awesome job, they were even nice enough to put back my front lip on the new bumper. After I drove it off, it just felt so great, I couldnt stand any longer driving that Focus, it was just full of bad vibes. In the end I was late for my Marketing test because it was all not planned and last minute, but once getting in the driver seat of the White Stallion, it got me where I needed to be. A little faster timing compared to when the Focus would get me there, haha. Saw this big ass exhaust tip on this big ass truck on my way to the body shop. Look at that thing next to the differential, I could stick my big ass head in there! It must have been like 10 inches wide. Extreeeme! Now its time for the maintenance and some touch up. To be continued...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

For Sale: STRi Boost Gauge.

Trying to get rid of my 52mm STRi DSD-SLM II boost gauge, its been sitting in my room for almost a year now. Comes with everything, opened only for examination but never used. Its has the black face with white text when lights are on. Out the door for $120. Let me know!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ate at Sonics. Pacquiao Wins! Then Sonics again.

Im going to make this post really simple. Went to Carmel with my Mom for the temple, then to just hang around. We took a drove through the hills with my car rental Ford Focus since the temple is about a half-mile up. While heading back home, we stop by Sonics in Gilroy, it was the best! We both just got drinks, my Mom had a Craneberry Limeade, and I had a Carmel Mocha Java Chill. Sooo good. After we got back home, I cooked the both of us a bomb ass steak which I am now a pro at. Then went to Brian's house to watch the Pacquaio vs. Hatton fight. All I will say about that is, Pacquaio is a beast, Hatton was good but just came in too strong too early, got knocked the f**k out! 2nd round, 2:59 seconds into it....over! Pacquiao wins. Pacquiao knocked out Hatton twice in the 1st round, that just made him lose balance, then right into the second round, Pacquiao throws a fake right and knocks Hatton out with a left (Pacquaio's strong arm). And while Hatton got that 3rd knock out hit, he swings his left and Pacman just ducked like it was coming at him slow. What a fighter he is. After the fight, we all decided to head down to Sonics after bringing it up with the guys, at 10:30 p.m. we headed down to Gilroy for burgers and shakes. I ended up having a Super Sonic Cheeseburger with a Root Beer Float. Sooo bad for my training, now I have to work out twice as hard on Monday, but it was soooo good, and very good price.

Friday, May 1, 2009

James in the Making Part 3.

Its been 3 months since I last reported my progress for the Cross Fit training, and after the 3 months of eating well and working out nearly everyday for 2 hours a day, I can see and feel completely different results. Comparing to 3 months ago, I am capable of lifting my own body weight much easily, and can execute multiple excercises in one whole set. Now I will take a one week break from any weights and machines, and stick with full isometric training, which consist of incline push ups, different styles of sit-ups, box jumps, pull ups, shoulder dips, jump rope, barbell russian twist, and a few others. Its time to concentrate on complete fat burning. After 3 months, I have lost a total of 3 lbs of fat, and aiming at burning 2-3 more lbs by next Wednesday (5/6). Extreeeme pull ups!!! Got the pull-up bar at Target for $35. Its da bomb!