Dot Com Pho – First Pho of 2011 Edition

Now that everyone is back from Las Vegas, the first Dot Com Pho of 2011 happened today in Vancouver at Happy Pho at 4136 Main Street. As you can guess, Brian the owner was very happy to see us again. We had two brand new attendees this week; Tony Kwan of The Lifestyle Design Blog and Emmet Gibney of Badminton Life.

For the first Pho of 2011, we have winning $10,000 for building a computer, the correct way to Pho, trying to get Ed’s mom to wake up Ed so he wouldn’t come last (it didn’t work) and Lexi Fung giving us the look. Anyone is welcome to join Dot Com Pho. Follow me on Twitter to find the time and location of the next one.


33 thoughts on “Dot Com Pho – First Pho of 2011 Edition”

  1. Aaron Koo says:

    We have Pho Bich Nga.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      There’s a new one? The one at Kingsway and Victoria changed its name a few years back.

      1. Segment of Gadgets of the week is missing in this dot com pho.

        Michael how did you miss this one ?

        1. Michael Kwan says:

          John never asked… and we never really got around to it. I had the new Palm Pre 2 on me at pho though.

  2. Michael Kwan says:

    I think you mean Tony, not Town. 😉

    1. Hey Michael,

      It says Tony now. John must have corrected it already. Tony’s last name is Kwan like yours. Are you related or is it a coincidence?

      It was fun as usual and you were quite boisterous this time.

      You kept talking loudly for quite a while as I was talking to John and making a video.

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        Well, this was the first time I met Tony. My thoughts is that we trace a common ancestry back to the same region in China, but not sure how many generations we’d have to go back for that.

  3. Michael Kwan says:

    On a side note, I forgot to mention the contest I’m running on my blog right now. Giving away a bunch of my CES swag. T-shirts, flash drives, portable batteries, solar chargers…

    http://michaelkwan.com/contest

    1. Stephen says:

      Yeah! Go win his stuff because his fiance will not let him keep it around! You wouldn’t want him to get in trouble now would you?

      1. Hey Steven,

        No, I’d definitely wouldn’t want Michael to get into trouble.

        I’ll go and check out his contest.

        In the worst case he can always give some of his surplus stuff away.

    2. I just entered in the contest Michael,

      But i cant wait till 1 Feb, Can you announce it tomorrow ?

      Lol j/k

      1. d3so says:

        I entered as well. Hopefully, I win something. I haven’t won anything in awhile.

  4. Vincent Chow says:

    Hey, you guys speaks Cantonese too 😀

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Most of us do, since our parents are first-gen immigrants to this country (or in the case of John, he’s an immigrant too, albeit at a very young age).

      1. d3so says:

        Which is the global dialect? Mandarin or Cantonese?

        1. Michael Kwan says:

          The national language of China is Mandarin, but most of the first couple waves of immigrants are from Hong Kong and Guangdong, both of which are predominantly Cantonese-speaking.

  5. fas says:

    Haha Ed Lau is so stupid.

    1. I don’t think so. He’s very intelligent. Do you know him to be able to even say anything or you just couldn’t produce any comment of value?

      We all do stupid things at times but that doesn’t mean we are all stupid.

      1. I do lots of stupid stuff, just ask my wife.

        1. PPC Ian says:

          I think that is a very unfair comment. Ed does not seem stupid at all.

          1. Ed is actually brilliant and like any of us not perfect in all things.

            To post as comment like that is ignorant to say the least.

  6. $10,000 does sound like a nice prize. That kid was cracking me up at the beginning.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Yeah, and the $10,000 is for charity. What a great win. I hope the $10,000 and the 30 donated computers help the charity out quite a bit. Giving back is tremendously important.

  7. $10,000 for building a computer? uff this is tremendous

  8. PPC Ian says:

    I tried typing in LifestyleDesignBlog dot com, the blog of one of the new attendees, and it did not work. Just a parked page. Anyone have the URL of that blog?

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      There’s a “the” in front of it, apparently.
      http://thelifestyledesignblog.com/

  9. PPC Ian says:

    I thought it was really funny when John said he says “fur” just to piss people off. 🙂

  10. So finally Ed arrived.

    Boy missed his incredible laugh …

  11. GTA 5 says:

    I would love to be there with you all 😀 Nice video 😉

    1. You can watch more videos from the same Pho lunch meeting on my blog. I have two there with one showing John filming it.

      I hope you can visit with us at the Happy Pho.

  12. terry says:

    There has to come a time when one blog swallows all the others, so who’s it gonna be? who’s selling? haha. This is great to see such minds come together, It’s like the New Good Ole boys…pioneers of the open web range.

  13. nintendo 3ds says:

    this is a unique thing that I’ve seen, Someday, I would like to come too at the Happy Pho. Not to forget, the food looks delicious 😉

  14. Neon SRT4 says:

    Nice Video. I would love to be there. 🙂

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