Update

To the handful of you who noticed my absence:

I stopped writing because I moved across the Pacific and back to California. A few months after settling into my new home, also I popped out a kid. I’ve been busy with the baby – which means I haven’t been able to write play-by-plays, try new indie games, or run around trying local eats.

I’ll probably be back with another update by May.

Thanks for stopping by.

Yuan Yang: Mediocre and Overpriced

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The opening of the freshly renovated Lee Tung Avenue in Wan Chai came with a lot of new restaurants, one of which was Yuan Yang. If you’re familiar with the popular chain Tsui Wah, you’ll know that it’s a glorified cha chaan teng, aka tea cafe. Yuan Yang is just a glorified Tsui Wah with even fancier decorations and an even pricier menu. Though they have lunch sets, they currently lack dinner sets, so everything must be ordered a la carte if you’re not here for lunch. That means you have to pay in full for their premiumly-priced dishes. Was it worth it? (more…)

Odelice is Okay

 

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Landale Street is a Wan Chai tiny road packed with restaurants. We’ve already visited Dalat Vietnamese Restaurant on that road – this time we’re at Odelice!, a casual French and western eatery that also sells wine. The resto has two other branches in Shanghai, and this one’s their newest establishment. I haven’t tried any of their wines, but I have tried a variety of items off their menu.

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LMS2016: AHQ Defends Undefeated Streak vs Midnight Sun

Week 4, Day 2: Thursday, February 4

ahq e-Sports Club vs Midnight Sun e-Sports, Game 1

ahq MSE
Bans LoL KassadinLoL ViktorLoL Elise LoL FizzLoL Tahm KenchLoL Twisted Fate
Team Gold 56.8k 52.7k
Towers 7 4
Dragons/Barons 0 D / 0 B 3 D / 0 B
Role ahq Pick Kills: 10 Kills: 6 Pick MSE
Top LoL Trundle Ziv 5 2/0/4 0/2/2 4 Ninuo LoL Poppy
Jng LoL Graves Mountain 3 4/1/6 1/2/2 4 Wulala LoL Rek'Sai
Mid LoL Lulu Westdoor 3 1/1/7 1/1/0 2 M1ssion LoL Corki
Adc LoL Lucian AN 5 3/3/6 3/3/1 2 CorGi LoL Kalista
Spt LoL Alistar Albis 1  0/1/7  1/2/4 6 Kaiwing LoL Thresh

Midnight Sun had a strong start to the game by picking up more kills and dragons than ahq, but were unable to stay ahead and lost their lead in a poorly-chosen mid-game fight.

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Indie Spotlight: Dinosaur Polo Club

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This spotlight is all about Dinosaur Polo Club, an indie game dev duo who made the hit game Mini Metro. Released on Steam almost three months ago, the game has received a favorable score of 80/100 on Metacritic.com, garnered positive reviews from the likes of Rock Paper Shotgun and Kotaku, and is a finalist for four Independent Games Festival awards this year. They’re currently working on a mobile version of the game.

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LMS2016: Taipei Assassins Loses to Flash Wolves through Desperate Baron Calls

Week 2, Day 2: Friday, January 22

Taipei Assassins vs Flash Wolves, Game 1

TPA FW
Bans  LoL NidaleeLoL ZedLoL Poppy LoL RyzeLoL GangplankLoL Lissandra
Team Gold 64.4k 68.6k
Towers 5 9
Dragons/Barons 1 D / 2 B 2 D / 0 B
Role TPA Pick Kills: 11 Kills:16 Pick FW
Top LoL Gnar Morning 5 2/2/8 9/2/5 6 Rins LoL Fiora
Jng LoL Elise REFRA1N 3 2/4/6 1/2/6 4 Karsa LoL Lee Sin
Mid LoL Corki FoFo 1 3/3/5 0/3/13 2 Maple LoL Lulu
Adc LoL Kalista BeBe  3 4/4/7 6/2/5 4 NL LoL Ezreal
Spt LoL Alistar Jay  5 0/3/10 0/2/15 2 SwordArT LoL Trundle

Taipei Assassins held a slight advantage over Flash Wolves for the first half of the game, but lost it all in a misplaced fight triggered by REFRA1N‘s LoL Elise poor positioning. Rins LoL Fiora got two triple kills in three minutes, TPA made two desperate and poor Baron calls, and the Wolves snowballed the game from there.

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