PS4 Pro 500 Million Limited Edition

This is one of the rarest Playstation editions to ever be made. Few years ago, I thought that the 20th anniversary will be the rarest Playstation ever, but that wasn’t the case. The 20th anniversary was limited to 12,300 units worldwide, but the new 500 million edition is limited to 50,000 units. I waited for many hours to get it, and I saw the pre-order button on Amazon. I clicked it after refreshing the page constantly, and boom it was sold out. I don’t know what people do to buy such rare items in split of a second. This PS4 is a master piece, so check the video of the unboxing.

Simsim Shawarma – The Best Shawarma in San Diego

Middle Eastern food has always been tricky in the US, because the taste and quality that I search for doesn’t exist. During my trip to Lebanon, I realized that food in the Middle East tastes completely different than the US. The food is really tasty, and you can feel all the spices and fresh ingredients. The Middle Eastern immigrants never brought the real taste from the Middle East to the US. There were a lot of OK Middle Eastern restaurants and for a very long time they were the best available. Today there is a restaurant that is a total game changer in the industry. It is called Simsim Mediterranean Grill and surprisingly their first branch is in San Diego, California. When you first see the branch, the first thing that comes to mind that this restaurant chain has lots of branches, because of how professional the business is being ran. When it comes to design which is really impressive, and it looked very luxury and upper scale. When you first see the design, the first assumption that comes to mind that this restaurant is very expensive, but it isn’t the case. Their prices ranges between $9-$12, which is inexpensive compared to the design and aesthetics of the place. Simsim Mediterranean Grill has an executive chef behind the concept and he is delivering the authentic taste to the US. All their meats are Halal, which is the type of meat that is clean. I kind of see it as Kosher, but another term for the same practice. Now let me tell you about the items I had today.

The first item is the simsim shawarma, which has chicken, pomegranate, diced potato, parsley & garlic Sauce. The shawarma tasted perfectly when I got extra sauce on the side and started to dip. They suggest getting extra sauce on the side for those who like more sauce. The combination of chicken and pomegranate is very unique, and it is really unbelievable. When I ate the simsim shawarma, which is the signature shawarma for Simsim Oustanding Shawarma. I said hands down to the best shawarma in San Diego (Simsim – Chicken & Pomegranate)

The second sandwich we got was the Casual Falafel. It was very tasty sandwich, and again it taste much better when you get Tahini on the side.

The third dish we got was a recommendation and it is called Indulge Feta Shawarma. This dish is very unique and really tasty. I only got the beef & lamb, no chicken.

The last thing which is very interesting is the Hummus. At simsim they call Hummus their Guac, and it makes total sense. Their Hummus is very tasty and goes well with everything, and it doesn’t have that after taste. It appeared that they sprout it in house, and it isn’t canned chickpeas.

simsim is setting a new standard in the food industry, and for now it is the tastiest Shawarma in San Diego.

Update: They opened their second branch in Carmel Mountain San Diego

Update 2: Simsim was selected in QSR 40/40 for 2020 America’s Hottest Startup Fast Casuals

Bobboi Natural Gelato – A Taste That You Never Forget

I was in La Jolla few days ago to visit one of my very favorite stores called Peter Lik to see the new photographs of nature. Once I finished from going to Peter Lik, I decided to grab my very favorite ice cream in La Jolla, which is Bobboi Natural Gelato. I have been going there for many years, but this time I tried a very new flavor that I have never tasted in the past. It is called the Meditteraneo which I believe have pistachio, hazelnut, and almond. I ordered it with a scoop of pistachio, and both were really impressive. The unique thing about Bobboi is that it is very natural ice cream, and I can’t remember any other ice cream place that has the same offering. I highly recommend that you try Bobboi ice cream whenever you get a chance.

C’est Si Bon Bakery – The Best Baguette Sandwich in Orange County

I always struggle to find good breakfast places in Orange County. I feel the options are very limited, and none of these options have a special taste. Back in 2013 I found C’est Si Bon Bakery, and since then it was my favorite breakfast place in Orange County. The main reason is because their baguette is freshly baked, and they don’t last long in the oven. Turnover is extremely high, and the place is always busy. As soon as you get the baguette, make sure to press it to hear the sound of the crispy crust. I learned that from the movie ratatouille of how to find the perfect baguette.

What I usually get is the Veggie baguette, and make sure that it has lots of avocados. The other one I get every now and then is the tuna, which tastes amazing as well. None of the times I went to C’est Si Bon Bakery and the experience wasn’t up to standard, they have sustained the quality and experience for a very long time. Make sure you visit C’est Si Bon Bakery to taste the best breakfast in Orange County.

 

Vitaly Gelato – My Favorite Ice Cream in Orange County

I enjoy going to different ice cream shops whenever I get a chance. For a very long time my number one place in Orange County has been Vitaly Gelato in Costa Mesa. The only flavor I eat at Vitaly Gelato is the Pistachio, and I consider it one of the best in the world. I talked to the owner of Vitaly Gelato few years ago and asked him about the Pistachio gelato. He said that we buy the highest quality pistachios from Italy, and the pistachio ice cream is our best seller.

Whenever you pass by Orange County, try out the Pistachio Gelato at Vitaly.

 

Amazon Prime Day – An Addiction That I Can’t Stop

OK so this year I didn’t want to spend a single dollar on Amazon Prime Day. Why ? because I don’t want to buy things I don’t need at all. When Prime Day started I was holding myself, and I was resisting for few hours. My friends started talking about all the deals and they were sharing what they were buying on WhatsApp. I decided to visit Amazon.com just to see the offers and not buy anything. The moment I landed on Amazon page and saw the deals, I said why not buy one thing only. I saw a 256gb flash drive from SanDisk for $40. I looked at my flash drive which is 128gb, I said yeah that needs an upgrade. After buying the flash drive, I ended up buying tablets, kindle, flash drives, smart switches, echo dot, and charging cables. This is what I bought

Earth Class Mail – Turn Your Physical Mail Into an Email

I have been using Earth Class Mail for more than a year and it all started when I needed to turn my mails into emails. I knew such service exist, but I never knew it is that effective. All I did was forwarding my mails through USPS to my address in Earth Class Mail. I chose Los Angeles as the location to forward my mails to, and they have a lot of other locations. Now all I have to do is login at Earth Class Mail and decide which mails to recycle, and which mails to ship to my home. Sometimes I need the important mails such as credit cards and driver license. Once you recycle a mail, you can keep a PDF copy for reference, which makes the service extremely convenient. I pay around $100 a month for the service, and I believe that it is totally worth it.

Mercedes Benz is No Longer The Same Company

Mercedes Benz was my favorite company for a very long time, but few years ago, I felt that the company has changed so much in a bad way. In the past I can name every single car from their lineup. Now I can’t even name 60% of their lineup, because every year they add new ones. In the past I loved the CLS, and the moment it came out back in 2004, I bought one. Few years ago, I saw the CLS, but it was much smaller. It appeared that it was one of the new cars called CLA. I started to be confused when I see their cars rather than appreciate their designs. I feel Mercedes isn’t focusing on their cars as they used to, and now most of them look very similar to each other. I feel creating tons of SUV’s such as GLA, GLC, GLK and god knows what is so confusing. In the past it was so focused on G and ML. Even the interior is not as great in most of their cars, and S Class will always be an exception. My favorite dealer in Southern California is Fletcher Jones, I really love their branch in Newport Beach, CA. Their customer service is superior, but it will be bad for them if Mercedes continue to dilute their brand by pumping lots of cars into the lineup.

It is better to have low quantity with high quality rather than high quantity and lower quality. The reason Steve Jobs was very successful is because of focus, he cut down Apple product lines to be so little so he can perfect each one of them.

Fannie May Pixies | My Favorite Chocolate in The US

It has always been a struggle for me to find delicious chocolate in the US, and I am not talking about chocolate bars like Snickers or Twix. I am talking about the type of chocolates that comes in boxes. My favorite ones in the US are Godiva, See’s Candies, and Fannie May. Living in Southern California made my life easy, because I have Godiva and See’s Candies in all of the good shopping malls. In South Coast Plaza, I buy chocolate strawberries from Godiva, then get Vanilla Pecans from See’s Candies. Now my favorite chocolate in the US is Pixies from Fannie May. The quality of pecans is always impressive, and the caramel is extremely fresh. The sustained their quality for a very long time, and not even once I ate their chocolate and got disappointed. I used to compare them with Turtles by Nestle, but the quality isn’t consistent, because sometimes it last on the shelves for a long time. Fannie May, ship their chocolates when you submit an order online and this what creates all the difference.

Try Fannie May Pixies and let me know what you think.