Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Looking Back #3 Imperial Food Market

Throughout 2003-2005 I spent a lot of time in Imperial County, CA trying to understand it. Imperial Co is one of the most agriculturally important regions to the USA providing vegetables throughout the winter. It's dreadfully hot in the summer. It's polluted by pesticides and fertilizers. It hosts the southern half of the man-made Salton Sea and one of the best hot springs in the nation. It's towns act as Afghanistan for Hollywood's location scouts.

The region has a great many left over or under maintained commercial buildings that my lens gravitated towards. I loved this font and motif. No clue what use to be on the top. Perhaps a logo for a cola or brand of bread.

P.S. I'm posting this at 6AM PST as I sit, jet-lagged, in a Los Angeles hotel room. It's fun and interesting being back in the USA. Massive amounts of reverse culture shock going on. I'm documenting the trip over on my baby daughter's blog. It's her first trip to the states. Needless to say, she won't remember it, but one day into the trip and she's been having a ton of fun.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Xingiang Time @ Myopic

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Untitled, a photo by gofeetgo on Flickr.

Check out my great friend Hannah's trip to the Xinjiang region of western China. Beautiful, complicated, intriguing countryside photographed in the most amazing way.

Via Flickr:
Assalamu Alaikum!

We spent two weeks on six 8-24 hour buses circling and crossing the Taklimakan Desert in Xinjiang, the farthest west province in China. Here's our picture story.

"Xinjiang Time" www.myopic.us/xinjiangtime

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Burger King has Come to Kansai


Burger King has returned to Kansai, but it's really not too much to talk about.


I went by on a Saturday or Sunday (can’t remember, too lazy to look up) assuming to be in a super long line, but found the wait to be a few minutes. Nothing more than a typical McDonald's on the weekends.


The burger tasted like a Burger King burger. Nothing too special. You’re able to customize the burger to a degree. I added the mustard and that was nice. Perhaps the best thing about the whole meal. You can see the menu here.


The fries were fine. I remember 10 years ago (or more) when BK changed their fries to these buttery popcorn tasting things. I hated them and I quit eating at BK for that reason. It was nice to find out that these fries were different. I also got the cheese potato nuggets. Not too bad, but exactly the same as the cheese potato things from DomDom burger.

The restaurant is quite small to say the least with a well shut off smoking area. Three tables against the far wall had iPod jacks and directional speakers allowing you to choose your own music following with the theme of “choice” in their menu.

All in all not too much to report. It’s a chain burger joint. Make sure to check their website for coupons before you go.

Open 24 hours.

Located near the Bic Camera in Namba.

More Burgers on Sleepytako:

August J・Festa (BlogMatsuri) "Food in Japan" @ Japingu: