February 27, 2011

"Accordion" to my schedule, I'm free for lunch today.

While cleaning my closet yesterday night... I found my vintage accordian purse!

I figured I'd take the opportunity to play with my Canon S95 while mixing and matching a fun outfit like those on lookbook.nu
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My shoulders look so slouchy in this pic. But I ACTUALLY LOOK PALE! gasp

The world would be a scary place if no one had eyebrows. Don't overpluck ladies!

Does anyone I know want shots of themselves? 

My sister was an unwilling model so I had to suffice myself... with myself. hahaha and I don't want future photos to all be of me. LOL that's kinda err... 

so they say,

i came upon the above quote while browsing online and thought it was unbelievably true

February 26, 2011

What's black, tiny, and awesome?

Jukebox: Surrender- Digital Daggers

My hair! LOL.. just kidding. That is completely incorrect in so many aspects.

I wanted a change, so I chopped it alllll off.

well just the bangs. :P

This isn't even a picture. It's just a screen shot from a video taken from the coveted new Canon S95!!!

wah wah wah! I finally got it. The last time I wanted something so badly was the PooChi.  And that was like only 2 years ago.

(plus 10)

The HD video quality is sooo clear you can see every stray hair sticking out to the front of my face from my earlier (failed) attempt at curling my hair with a straightener....which led to fringe trimming.

quite a transition of events.

Nevertheless, this entry is about my camera, not about my hair.

So after about 3 full days of playing, 2 battery recharges, and 1 extremely critical mindset, I have come to the conclusion that online reviews don't lie and this is REALLY impressive little machine. I absolutely love manual ring for adjusting iso, f-stop, shutter speed etc. Plus it is so compact. I can carry this everywhere... which was the main reason I opted for this rather then investing in more money for a dslr.

Of course, next time when I restock asian foods at Ranch 99 and a Chinese New Year's Dragon pounces in front of me again, I will be better prepared to take clear pictures ;)

blurrrrr. Oh the surprises encountered during grocery shopping.

A test shot from my new camera... straight from the card. Could use better white balance but the sole window in my room faces a wall. Therefore, lighting is always really funky or hazy... being able to take this without photoshop just by adjusting the camera settings proves this camera as really something.

So this concludes the introduction to my new toy. If pictures seem much clearer in future entries... this bugger may the culprit:

February 21, 2011

Congrats for reading this boring post

Horray for leadership in this country! Without president's, I would not be able to stay at home today to relax and pig out.

Speaking of food...

Is it just me or has anyone ever felt foolish reading packagings that say "CONGRATS for choosing this food product" ?    Kind of like the labeling printed on this bag of beef jerky I'm currently eating:

Whenever I see something like this, I feel like I'm suppose to experience some grand sense of accomplishment after I consume it. Unfortunately, my intuitions usually deem false.

Wouldn't be really funny if schools sent acceptance letters printed on products?  Like you would recieve a bag of potato chips from so and so university and probably have an inital reaction of "Wth?!"

Then while perusing through the ingredients on the back you'd spot the label on it...

CONGRATULATION! We are pleased to say you have been accepted to blah blah blah University! Please open this bag of chips to taste your glory.  You will also find more information inside the bag (kind of like those mini coupons and toys you find inside the cereal box).

That would be pretty spiffy eh?

February 17, 2011

but she dozed off as I finished typing this.

Jukebox: Lights- Lions!  Apparently this song is about Warcraft ;)

Generational differences are most apparent when we work with people much younger then us.

Six graders not knowing what askjeeves.com is? I blame this on the evolution of popular utilities. I mean, that website was a prehistoric google... :P

but it's another story when I see kindergarteners tackle the iphone interface in a speed that my mother would envy.  When I see them struggling to grasp their pencils correctly, yet swiftly typing their names on the keyboard, it really strikes me how much the world has changed with our technological integrations...

... or is it interventions

like right now.

I'm sitting on the couch with my my headphones halfway on.  They are the kind that wrap around the top of your cranium.. soft padded foam on the ear speakers that block background noise as well as a piece of tissue would. :P

No, I didn't accidentally have them on halfway. My exposed right ear serves a sole purpose to connect me to the world around me... although it isn't working too well.

My mom leans in to ask me something.... about work.... I think?

She gives a defeated sigh as I said "huh?" for the umpteenth time.

They say multilingual people can multitask better then those who only know one language. but honestly, at this moment. I am highly doubting this study. dammit technology. dammit interesting blogs. dammit confusing fafsa questions and flight time tables. I can give a million excuses. good ones too.

From the corner of my eye, I see her sit back.  Picking up her mug of hot tea, she takes a sip, and closes her eyes, embracing the peaceful silence between her, my laptop monitor and my eyes.

Was it peace? or a disappointing surrender?

I feel horrible.  As much as I want to say "Eff this", close my laptop, and focus my undivided attention to  my surroundings.... I myself, have become a helpless lemming to the digital world.

In reference to a recent TIMES article... is it considered cleaning if I organize the files on my computer rather then my actual room?

Is it considered family time when we all sit in the living room with laptops on our respective laps?

Technology is suppose to speed up connections between individuals, but it also provides a scapegoat for living our lives. The one involving flesh and blood, not ones and zeros.

50 years from now I probably won't even remember this hilarious youtube video I'm watching.

With that said, I think I'll turn off the computer. No need for excuses tonight.

February 16, 2011

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."

- Elbert Hubbard

Jukebox: Nickelback - If Today Was Your Last Day

"My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the price is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you're never living twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past?
Donate every dime you had?

And would you call those friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories?
Would you forgive your enemies?
And would you find that one you're dreaming of?"

I  ♥♥♥  the vocals and lyrics in this song!

February 14, 2011

Saving lives, one sweet ♥ at a time.

Jukebox: Jessie J - Price Tag ft. B.o.B.

get it? :)

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

February 12, 2011

It's Raining Men! is a culprit

Jukebox: Wamdue Project feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Forgiveness (Electro Funk Mix)

Honey I Washed the Kids (right) is another culprit :P
I had this brilliant idea back in highschool where I would tape my AP notes outside of my clear shower door to study when I showered. I’d often spend several minutes scrutinizing the alignment of my notepapers... ONLY to realize AFTER I showered, that I had forgotten to read them...

and instead had spent the entire time pondering other jovial matters. Lol. Total Fail.

But I realize now that this is a good thing!

As I stood in the shower last night, it occurred to me that the majority of my blog entries are conjured while showering.

You know when people like being in a specific place to think, whether it be a closet, a favorite place on the patio, on the toilet (jkk), the gym? Well... I guess for me, my SHOWER TUB IS MY PENSIVE SANCTUARY.

While my eyes remain too blind to read the intriguing contents on the backs of shampoo bottles and my face gets pampered from the shower steam (since scalding hot water is THE WAY to go)... my mind runs free for those 10-15 minutes.

No, my bathroom is not filled with candles, luxurious bath soaps and frills… but I do think the environment itself is a large contributing factor. I come from a loquacious household ... hence my extremely expandable vocal cords. The only time I really have peace and quiet, a rightful reason to ignore all telephones and duties is when I shower.

As the serene watery surrounding envelopes me into a blurry world, I generally end up reflecting my day, musing over happenings, or contemplating on how to bring about peace on earth ;)....henceforth, conjuring up a topic I'd like to share later through the forum of my blog.

I have to say this method is actually fairly efficient as it involves multitasking and also a (hopefully effective) process of screening. If a blogging idea deems boring, I’d relinquish it to the reality of my daily tasks as I step out of the shower stall. If an idea seems entertaining enough for “entry status”, I’d type it out soon after showering (in reference to the fun foggy scribbles I’d jotted down on the mirrors of the bathroom earlier.)

So this is my excuse for the lack of entries.

I simply haven’t been showering enough.

article disclaimer: I'm just jokin' hehe I promise I'm hygenic ;)

February 01, 2011

A Yellow Expensive Car

Jukebox: La Roux- I'm Not Your Toy

So there are two things prevalent in our modern world that I really am not keen on due to a combination of ignorance and disinterest.

One is football, the other is cars.

Don't get me wrong, I think automobiles are impressively functional machines.  But when it comes to horsepower? transmission? brands?  That's another clueless story of mine.

I know there can't be knockoff cars like knockoff purses,  but in all honesty, a perfectly shiny and new "low-ended" car looks just as appealing to me as a gorgeous shiny "high-ended" car.

This is why, when I saw the following vehicle as I was getting gas the other day, the first thing that went through my head was

"oooooo... pretty, shiny, yellow car!"


In middleschool English, I've learned that various contextual clues can aid in defining an unknown word, or the "status" of a particular vehicle in this case.

So in this instance, the clues that were presented to me include:

1. The three exhaust pipes all symmetrically aligned in the middle.
2. A man walking past me going into the store whipping out his iphone to snap a picture...
3. Another man hollering, "SWEET RIDE" as he pulls out of the gas station.

these facts confirm my suspicions that it indeed is a pretty, yellow, and expensive car.

So what's the next step?  Of course, it would be to make a conjecture about the driver.

The following possibilities came up:  a bad@$$ mafia member, elite socialite, wealthy buisnessman, a racecar guru.

Drum rolls in my mind as the driver's door swivels out....

and out steps this scrawny kid...

in a worn highschool sweatshirt,

backwards cap,

and flipflops.

LOL. howw??

(and to this day, I still have no clue what type of car this is.)