Monday, May 20, 2019

Game of Thrones Finale

Warning, Spoilers!

Well Game of Thrones has finally ended and it has been a great ride. GoT was the best TV show ever!  Okay, the last two seasons haven't been as great as the first 6 seasons, but it was still probably better than most of the other shows out there.

I don't think anyone thought that Jon Snow would end up killing Dany or that Bran would end up being King before Season 8 started. 

Dany was supposed to be the Breaker of Chains. Everyone looked up to her as Khaleesi. Even though there were signs pointing to her going this way, I still think that it was a little too rushed. I thought that Dany would use her dragons in battle at King's Landing ever since she got her dragons and started amassing her army of the Unsullied and the Dothraki. I didn't think she would turn into the Mad Queen and totally destroy the city full of innocent women and children. Her dragon basically destroyed the entire city. She didn't even need her 2 armies. She and Drogon basically destroyed the entire city by herself. I thought that she was only going to destroy Cercei's army. However, she just snapped and started destroying the entire city after the bells rang. 

In the final episode, it seemed like she still wanted to make the world a better place. She wanted to destroy all the evil people and let people be free. However, it had to be her way and what she thought was right. Nobody else had a say in it. Still, I thought it was too soon for Jon to kill her. Maybe she could have made a better world. She did kill thousands of innocent people in King's Landing. Maybe she would have only killed the evil slavers in other cities like in the previous episodes. Now that Jon just straight up murdered his lover and aunt, we will never know.

Bran could end up being a good king. He is the Three-Eyed Raven. He does seem to be wise and all knowing. He could see the future and warg himself into different animals to see what's happening in the world.

Jon could have been a good king too. With most of the worst enemies gone, he could have ruled the kingdom peacefully since he was a good guy.

Tyrion could have been a good king too. He was smart and did seem to have the best interests of the people in mind.

It's hard to make a tv show that has a good ending that will satisfy most people. Not many shows have had great endings. Shows like Lost and Battlestar Galactica were awesome, but the endings ruined it for a lot of people. The shows just built up so much expectation in peoples' minds that if the endings didn't have mind-blowing endings, people would end up disappointed.

GoT's ending seemed to be fitting for the most part. GoT wasn't about happy endings so we knew it wasn't going to be a totally feel good story.

I would give Game of Thrones a 9.2 out of 10 overall.

I don't know if I can keep up with the 3 or so spinoff shows that are planned later. That seems to be too much tv for me. We'll see how good they turn out.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 5 "The Bells" - What the Hell?!!

Warning -- Spoilers!

 Someone forgot to tell Dany that when Missandei said, "Dracarys!" before she got her head chopped off in Episode 4, she didn't mean burn the whole damn city down! Dang! It was a visually stunning episode seeing Drogon the Dragon destroy everything. It seemed that Drogon had infinite fire breathing power as he kept blowing up everything with fire. I was disappointed to see Dany turn into the Mad Queen so quickly. She was supposed to be the Saviour! I think they should have spent more time showing how she became crazy instead of just saying that she finally snapped at the end with all her closest friends dying and nobody loving her as much as they did "Know-Nothing" Jon Snow. She said she was the freer of chains. Now, she killed innocent women and children. What was she thinking?! Obviously she wasn't thinking of the consequences. You can't expect people to not try and assassinate you if you burned thousands of people alive. I think Arya is going to try and kill Dany in the final episode. She had the look on her face.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Welcome back to the David Kim Show!

After 9 years, I plan to start blogging again. I stopped after I started mostly updating Facebook. I got tired of Facebook too and stopped updating. Now, I plan on blogging again. Let me know what types of things you would be interested in reading. I was planning on writing about my life and cycling and anything that comes to mind.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Facebook is Killing my Blog

My blog is being neglected because of Facebook. I apologize once again to my Blog fans. No one can serve two masters. I've got too many things going on, and I can't handle everything. I need to use my time more wisely. I've got to focus on the important things and not get distracted by the millions of things that I want to do. I've got a To Do list that is as thick as a textbook and I need to cut it back down. I've got to start over again. I feel like I'm drowning in things to do, and they're driving me crazy. I've got to stop being so anal and stop trying to do everything. I need to just do what's important like work and exercise. I probably should cut back on facebooking too if not quit altogether. It's such a huge time-suck.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Road Rash

The other day I was cycling to Pasadena when I fell off my bike at high speed. I was going 35 mph+ downhill in Pasadena when a red pickup truck approaching from the other side tried to make a left turn in front of me. I swerved to the right and lost control of my bike. My front wheel started skidding and I fishtailed. I slid on my left arm the most and got really bad road rash. I got scrapes on my right arm, right knee, and left knee too, but my left arm is the worst. My bike's handlebar is scraped up and I should replace it. I just rewrapped it with handlebar tape. My bike seat is shredded. My bike pedals and rear wheel skewer is also scraped up. My backpack has holes in it now. My bike lycra shorts were shredded to bits. My watch was also scratched.

I had to bike back home quarter-naked, because my lycra shorts were shredded to bits on the left side.

A nurse who was walking by witnessed it and stopped the pickup truck from leaving. I was shook up and didn't know what happened. I was most worried about my bike. Since I could ride it back home, and I didn't get any broken bones, I let the driver off the hook. I didn't pursue any claims against him since he didn't hit me. Drivers should be careful when making left turns, especially because bicycles can be approaching at high speeds behind a car. Drivers just don't seem to know how fast bikes can be.

I'm still in pain due to the road rash. It hurts the most when I put antiseptic cleansers on it. I can't help but scream out in pain when I put that stuff on since it hurts so bad.

I just don't want to get an infection. I really hope that it doesn't leave a permanent scar. My arm looks horrible.

For some reason I do feel stronger after the accident because I survived a speed fall with just road rash. I hope I don't fall or get hit again for the rest of my life. Last time I got hit by a car in a similar situation where the driver was making a left turn, because she didn't see me due to her inattention.

Drivers, please be careful driving, especially around bikes!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fargo Street








I rode up Fargo Street (claimed to be the steepest hill in California) with Peter Dragonslayer Munoz. It's a 33% grade hill.

This hill is in the Echo Park/Silver Lake area. There are a few twin streets that are parallel to it like Baxster Street.

The steepest hill in America is in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania at 35%. The steepest hill in the world is in New Zealand at 37%. San Francisco's steepest hill is 31.5%

I want to try Eldred Street in Highland Park/Mt. Washington which is rated at 33.3%

Going up Fargo St. was much tougher this year. I must not be in as good shape as last year. My bike needs a lot of work too. My rear derailleur was touching my rear wheel spokes when I put it into the lowest gear.

We didn't do the official LA Wheelman event since I didn't have time on Sunday. We just took a short break to go up there. Then, I went back to work.

It was much easier on my mountain bike which has lower gears to climb steep hills. Even then, I had to zigzag towards the top since it's the steepest at the apex.

I was able to do it last year on my triathlon bike a little bit easier than this time around. I just didn't have the confidence this year for some reason. I must be out of shape and so is my bike.

Peter and I took a few falls. I even fell walking up the hill since my bike cleats had no traction on that steep hill.

The pictures don't do the hill justice. If you want to see how steep it is, you'll just have to go there and try it yourself.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chinatown Firecracker 5K

I ran the Chinatown Firecracker 5K this morning. I think it's one of the most fun and best organized short races in L.A. They lit up a hundred thousand firecrackers before the race for the Chinese New Year. They had a bunch of booths at the festival. I also met the Chinatown Queen and Court.

This was one of the more difficult runs because of the hills around Dodger Stadium. I thought my time would be worse than the last 5K I did, but I actually improved. I ran it in 23.33 seconds. That's almost 4 minutes off my last race, and I didn't even run at all since the last one. I was quite surprised since I thought the uphills would slow my overall time a lot. I guess the downhills more than made up for them. I'm not sure how much more I can continue to improve without actually training. I'm hoping I could get back to my high school running time of under 21 minutes.

After running to the 5K, I ran back home. Well, I did run back slowly since I was so full from eating. My legs were also pretty sore. I didn't run too slowly since I had to go to the bathroom. Then, I biked to church.

I gave up trying to gain a ton of weight so I could go on The Biggest Loser show. I didn't feel good gaining so much weight. Plus, I actually lost weight lately.

Last night, I cut my own hair. It didn't turn out that great. I actually did a terrible job. I had to get Sarah to make my hair a little bit more presentable. I think she did a good job. She doesn't want to cut my hair again since she comes home late every single night and is too tired. She's been working 14 hours every single day without a day off in over a year since she started her own pharmacy.

After closing her pharmacy at 9 p.m., I took her out to eat some sushi in Little Tokyo tonight. We also ate some Pinkberry frozen yogurt. Even though she's really tired, I think she liked our little date night.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pasadena Bike Tour



This morning I did the Pasadena Marathon Bike Tour. I woke up at 4 am to eat and get ready. I biked about 15 miles to get there for the 26.2 mile ride that started at 6:15 a.m. It rained a little bit but not as much as last year.

I started near the front again. I know it's not a real race, but I finished in 8th place out of several thousand riders. I finished in under 1 hour and 20 minutes. The guys at the front were really fast. I tried to hold on to 5th place until I got passed at around mile 20. Then those guys dropped the hammer and I was huffing and puffing to keep up with them.

It was kind of lonely riding in the front. The streets were empty and hardly any riders. It was like biking by myself like I usually do except all the intersections were blocked off for the riders.

I rode about 66 miles for the day since I biked to church and Sarah's pharmacy as well. After teaching sunday school, I helped my wife at her pharmacy from 1:30 to 9:00 p.m.

My bike riding has decreased a lot in terms of mileage this past winter season. I wish I kept up the high mileage I had early in 2009. Still I was pleased with myself for my time and position. I guess the large pizza I finished by myself last night helped me to fuel up. Dang, I'm a pig. Well, at least I still got it in terms of eating capacity.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

LA Kings 5K

I am so tired these days I feel like a zombie. I did not want to wake up this morning to do the run, but I forced myself to do it. I've been so busy these days that I haven't been running. The last time I ran was the Santa Monica turkey trot back in November. This time I learned my lesson from the last race and didn't eat too much before running.

I ran today's event in 24 minutes and change. I was quite surprised since I haven't trained at all since November. Last time I ran a 5K in 27 minutes. I thought I would come in around 30 minutes this time. It must have been from all that daydreaming about being fast. I know it's a mediocre time for serious runners. I've got to start running more.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

More L.A. Auto Show Pictures














Here are some more L.A. Auto Show pictures.