Welcome to the Sites of Brian Shim!

I am a web developer, blogger, swing dancer, and photographer in Santa Monica, CA. Here are my sites!

Watch all of the shows you love without paying for cable TV! Check out my tips and tricks for getting the best reception with your TV antenna, as well as suggestions for low-cost services to get your favorite shows without cable or satellite!

The Frugal Noodle is where I share do-it-yourself tips to save money and improve your home, as well as tips for travel, tech, and career. There’s something for everyone here!

If you’re looking for fun, romantic things to do in Los Angeles and Orange County, check out LA Date Ideas. There are dozens of date ideas for every budget and occasion.

I’ve been addicted to swing dancing for over 20 years now. Check out my site, Swing Dance LA, for the best swing dance events calendar in Los Angeles and Orange County. Plus, there’s lists of dance classes and instructors and tips to improve your dancing!


I’m a full-time web developer, and this site is my “cheat sheet” full of tips that help me every day. Check it out if you work on websites, especially WordPress sites.

I hope you find something interesting, useful, or fun! – Brian

For inquiries about web development work, contact me here.