Is it just me or does it seem like everyone has a vlog these days? I must be quite the trendsetter. My friend Stacey Robinsmith talks about his life in the burbs, Bob Buskirk gives us a glimpse into life in his 30s, and John Chow offers his perspective on the dot com life. And then there’s Stephen Fung, the crazy kook who tried his hand at daily vlogging while solo parenting his three kids for a month. I met up with Fung recently and we went to Ramen Butcher in Chinatown.
Remember several episodes ago when I talked about how I didn’t go to CES this year? Part of the reason is that the world’s largest tech trade show can, in a way, come to me. That’s what happened when I was able to review the Linksys Velop prior to its official unveiling. And that’s what happened last week when TP-Link came in town to tell us about their Deco mesh Wi-Fi system.
I’ve been meaning to check out Ramen Butcher for the longest time and I just never found the time or opportunity. This was as good an excuse as any. While the bowl of Japanese noodles was fine, it wasn’t exceptional. For my part, and based on the places that I have tried, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka on Robson Street is still the king of tsukemen (dipping noodles) in Vancouver. In my own neighborhood, Hakkaku Ramen is a reliable if not stellar option.
On the dad vlogging front, Stephen has now surpassed the number of episodes that I have produced thus far. He had a head start (sort of… he explains in the video above), took a break (sort of), and then went on his daily vlogging binge, though many of the videos showed up a month late. How some vloggers are able to maintain a daily upload schedule is beyond our comprehension.
Are you vlogging? Do you like ramen? Do you know how the turn signals on your car work?