Articles by Steven

Pho in Ho Chi Minh City - The best you can get!

I'm not a Pho connoisseur. I really don't understand when people say this place or that is the best pho. I guess it depends on the broth and the meat but the subtle differences between locations is lost on me.

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What I didn't like about Marina Bay Sands

Just look at it. It is hideous. The towers and the pool and the crazy looking lotus flower out front. Who in their right mind would think this hotel is beautiful?

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Airport Lounging and Showering

I have a thing about showering in lounges. Even if I don't need a shower it is always fun, just because I can. Why not give the little bathroom lady something to do? If no one used the shower and took a poop in the private bathroom then she would be out of a job. I'm helping unemployment. I'm going to shower for the betterment of others.

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Great food always at Pizzeria Mozza

With Brad still at work and Zak and I hungry after our Paramount Tour, I quickly turned to OpenTable to see if I could get a reservation at Pizzeria Mozza... OpenTable, the best thing since the iPhone.

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Paramount Studio Tours - Fantastic!

Since Zak had never been to Los Angeles, I wanted to do something touristy. Disneyland is a lot of fun, but it is a lot of effort when you are staying in Santa Monica... And it is a full day adventure. So a friend of my cousin suggested the tour at Paramount Studios and we weren't disappointed (sadly, Brad was stuck in an office all day working so he wasn't able to join us).

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Crazy flight from LAX-LAS-IAH-ORD-YYZ

In order to make my United Premier Match Challenge, we booked a crazy flight which is about to begin. Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Houston, Chicago, and then finally Toronto. We will be flying for a total of about 12 hours. Call us crazy? Maybe.

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Lost bag. If found return to me.

I'm not mad. I'm not sad. But my mind is constantly running through the contents of my lost baggage. I know, shit happens. And it happened last night to my luggage.

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The United Challenge

Heading into my third year of Air Canada Elite, I'm now setting my sights on United Premier Gold. But acquiring it next year isn't good enough, I want it sooner.

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