July 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm (Anything and Everything, Working Hard (or hardly working?))

Happy Friday, everyone! Brilliantly smart-ass responses to completely well-meaning signs.


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July 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm (Anything and Everything, loves and friends, Working Hard (or hardly working?))

No joke dudes.

Don’t believe it? See below.

carmela: dont question it
playlists include “your party is our pregame, vom and rally, drunk girl anthem, dirty dance party, black out with your sack out, rolling face”
its our life story in music form
me: HAHA
dude. word, pausing Pandora for this now
: its totes worth it. trust.
: what’s your fave playlist?
of course i chose “Rage”
ohemjizz, there is a playlist called Baby Making? oy vay

carmela: dont underestimate the baby making playlist! the dub baby making is good
 baby making mixed with dubstep… luh it
  its like OH HEY TORSO my you grinding like dat at work
 me: dude, this is GREAT
  yeah i had to stop myself. realized it was getting out of hand when my chair started swiveling
 carmela: hahaha
  ya i basically lost all care after 2pm
  i let it roll
me: i mean, how else are you going to get past that 2:30 feeling. move over 5-hr energy, is taking control
carmela:  for reals

ive listened to basically all the playlists
all equally good
i fear ill never live down my frat-scination

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Marshall Kim vs Yao Ming

July 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm (loves and friends)

Haha, nice one Marshmallow. #1 on Reddit as of 7/20/11 3:30PM

"My friend wanted me to attempt the Yao Ming meme face. Here is the final result."

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Leisure Diving

July 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm (Anything and Everything, Working Hard (or hardly working?))

Some of my favorites 😎

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“A Day in the Life of the Modern San Franciscan”

July 14, 2011 at 5:28 pm (Food for Thought, X's and O's)

Taken from

My alarm clock goes off. Presumably on my iPhone 4, because it’s very important to me that I own the latest technology. I hit snooze. I can’t believe I have to get up by 9 a.m. to make it to my place of work before 10 a.m. where I am paid to be creative and knowledgeable about “the internet,” just in general.

I check Twitter.

I check Facebook.

I casually thumb through emails I’ve received since going to bed. I should have received something from Groupon, Livingsocial, Scoutmob and Gilt Groupe if I’m really late for work.

I take a shower. While doing so, I begin to wonder why I’m so bad at saving money. I then use my Bumble & Bumble shampoo and follow up with Kiehl’s face wash. I get out of the shower.

I check Twitter.

I check Facebook.

I check-in to my apartment on Foursquare, which I’ve named something cute and clever because for some reason I think people actually care what I call my apartment on a mobile application named after a children’s playground game. They don’t. I just wanted the mayorship, let’s be honest.

When I am getting ready, I decide between my Salvation Army/Buffalo Exchange purchased t-shirt that I’m so proud of (because it features the name of some business I’ve never heard of, yet it also has a great “worn a lot” consistency that I yearn for) and my J. Crew oxford. In no way do I find this ironic for some reason.

Before leaving, I peer out of the one window in my outlandishly priced studio apartment, whose price i’m okay with as it’s “just how San Francisco prices are” to see how the weather is. It is sunny, but I also know this means that it’s probably 52 degrees with a wind chill of “you’re freezing, why the fuck didn’t you wear a coat.” I do not bring a coat, as though trying to prove to the weather that I’m above it’s crafty trickery. I will regret this later.

Before I go, I pack my black rimmed Ray-Ban eyeglasses and put on my Ray-Ban sunglasses. I then pack my Macbook Pro, iPad, iPhone and Kindle into my Chrome messenger bag. The Timbuk2 bag is too small and makes my collarbone hurt because I didn’t splurge for the shoulder guard. These are things that I’m actually concerned about.

I walk to the Bart station, which is about 3 blocks from my house.

I check Twitter.

I check Facebook.

I check-in to BART on Foursquare, because everyone needs to know that I’m about to take public transportation. Which is kind of like the equivalent to doing something mundane, like taking a sip of a drink and telling everyone about it. Actually? I’ll probably check into somewhere for this reason later. To be fair: I’ve heard if you check into BART 10 times you get the “Trainspotter” badge. I don’t know why this is important to me. But it is. I need that badge.

I see someone doing something weird on BART. Probably a homeless guy or a drug addict or something, which are usually mutually exclusive. I’ll probably tweet about that. I can’t now: no service. But I’ll remember to when I get off at my stop. I bet people would love to read a humorous anecdote like that, maybe it will make their bad morning a little funnier or something.

I forget to tweet that, but forget that I forgot that.

I think about how it must suck to be homeless, because I really love not being homeless.

Around the Powell stop, I begin to play Angry Birds. I can’t beat one level, and it’s driving me nuts. Ultimately, I’d settle for one star. That’s how bad this one has gotten.

I think about grabbing a Peet’s Coffee before I walk to work. I realize it’s like 2 bucks, and I totally lost my mayorship to that guy and I’m way behind now, anyway, so forget it. Plus, for the same price I could get a pretentious cup of Four Barrel at the place next door to my office. That’s way more logical than the unlimited, free coffee at my place of work.

I check Twitter.

I check Facebook.

I get to work. I have a bowl of organic cereal with organic milk. A few people ask me if I’m hungover. For some reason in my profession, being drunk almost all of the time is hilarious and oddly endearing. It’s part of being “creative.” To be fair, it’s a fair question: odds are I’m hungover the majority of the time.

I go to my desk. I check a few websites that tell me about the things I need to know, in order of importance:

1) Has a celebrity died or cheated on their spouse?

2) Has a celebrity twitter account been “hacked” and were all the pictures of them naked “stolen”?

3) Is there a new viral video I should be talking about?

4) Is there a new band I should have heard about?

5) Check Twitter.

6) Check Facebook.

7) Wait, check Twitter again. Yep, I’m gonna re-tweet that joke that guy said.

8 ) Wait, now has a celebrity died or cheated on their spouse?

After I’ve checked the important stuff, I do some work.

I go to the kitchen to see if anyone is there to talk about any viral videos we’ve seen. Maybe we’ll even discuss an old film we liked. Like The Mighty Ducks. I loved The Mighty Ducks. Did you love The Mighty Ducks? We talk about how Muni is terrible. Because it is. Muni is terrible.

I check Twitter.

I check Facebook.

I do some more work. I attend meetings. They seem really long. Someone says something funny, though, so it’s okay.

On a conference call, someone we’re talking to says a buzz-word like “synergy.” We put it on mute and make fun of them.

I check Twitter.

I check Facebook.

I get lunch at some place that is overpriced. I check in to their establishment on Foursquare.

When I return to work, I will sign up for a social networking site that is new. It will involve:

1) Taking artsy pictures and sharing them with people.

2) Telling people about the music I’m listening to.

3) Telling people what I’m doing, right now, this instant, right now, this instant, no seriously, right now.

4) Telling people what I’ve eaten.

4) Doing all four of these things at once while then distrubuting this to Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare.

It’s probably a site made by a guy who knows a guy that I know. I’ll be jealous that he was smart enough to make this. I will presumably use said new social network about 14 times and then I will never use it again. But I’ll be able to let people know that, yeah, I’ve used that. I found it hard to get into.

I’ll Google something weird. I’ll wonder why so many other people are Googling that. I’ll know, because when I entered it into Google, it finished my sentence. People are funny. Wait, now I’m creeped out by how smart Google is.

I’ll think about the movie Terminator and wonder if we’re actually going to be overthrown by robots. Then I’ll realize that’s silly. Then I’ll Google “world overthrown by robots: possible?”

I’ll do a little more work. I will send emails. I will read a pdf or two.

I check Twitter.

I check Facebook.

I will go home and be annoyed that Muni is so inefficient. I’ll tweet that, but in a funny way that is both relatable and honest.

Why didn’t I wear my f*#%ing coat?

On my walk home, I’ll consider buying a bottle of wine for when I’ll be writing ideas for work later. I’ll just have one glass.

I’ll look at Sutro Tower. I’ll feel lucky to be paying too much money for a very small apartment, because San Francisco is worth it in these tiny little moments.

I get home and call a few friends. We talk about how we want to travel. We’ll probably have a few locations in our back pockets that no one would see coming. We’re so interesting.

I’ll go out for a drink with a friend at a dive bar. It will probably ironically have very expensive beers. That will seem off, but I’ll just go with it.

I will read up on the news just in case anyone ever asks if I know about the world. It will go like this:

1) A country is at war, and I don’t know anything about that country. Wait, shit, that’s just a city. I thought that was a country? Wow. That’s a bummer on a lot of levels.

2) Something is on fire in San Francisco somewhere.

3) Baby pandas are adorable! Oh my god, why haven’t I ever been to see the pandas?

4) Blah blah blah Kate and William blah blah blah.

5) A large financial corporation did something shady, and they are having a confusing trial about it.

I watch an independent film that I heard about, it’s supposed to be really good.

I will have a second glass of wine . Shoulda seen that one coming.

I check Twitter.

I check Facebook.

My alarm clock goes off. Presumably on my iPhone 4. I hit snooze…

This blog post makes me miss home SO MUCH.  The saddest thing is that I can TOTALLY see myself doing these exact same things…oh wait, since I posted this on Facebook and Twitter, I guess I already have started doing this… HA!

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July 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm (Anything and Everything, loves and friends, traveling)

Wow, June was a month of Neglect for my blog. My bad…

So, what happened from my last post…hmm, a lot actually!

May 21st weekend:
-Shally came to visit from San Diego! Spent the day at the Santa Monica Pier
-Took John to see Yelle at The Music Box in Hollywood and introduced ourselves to French electronica/pop!

Memorial Day weekend (and then some):
-Went to O’ahu, Hawaii for a church convention/fun in the sun 🙂
-Jumped off some 30ft high rocks into the ocean. You know, the usual. (haha, NOT)
-Amazing food&drinks with amazing friends ❤
-I finally got my base tan! haha, no more ghost Cheryl

June 3rd weekend (Home Sweet Home):
-Little baby sister graduated from Mountain View High School. So proud of my little Valedictorian 😀
-Celebrated my lovely Tina’s birthday Karaoke/oldschool sleepover style
-FINALLY went to a San Francisco Giants game in SF. Oh how I had missed AT&T Park…
-Finally had Philz Coffee…and it was AMAZING 🙂
-Dinner reunion with the best Alpha Kappa Psi family 😉
-Birthday funtime in SF for Fernando’s birthday

June 11th weekend:
-Downtown LA Artwalk adventure with my coworker
-Re-experiencing the old bars from last summer with the A-Team
-Discovering new Mid-City bars with JP Duffy and friends
-THREAD shopping event downtown with the wifey

June 18th weekend:
-THE CRAZIES COME BACK TO LA to visit! The usual: eating great food, beaching it up, partying in Hollywood…oh, and all-you-can-drink brunches in  Santa Monica to keep the good times rolling

June 25th weekend:
-Free Rooney concert at El Rey theater thanks to Sam 🙂
-Dining in the Dark experience (yeah, PITCH BLACK DARK complete with servers who are blind)
-Rooftop pooling in Hollywood courtesy of John

Fourth of July weekend (Home Sweet Home):
-Nails done, hair done. Everything did. 😉
-Long walks and leisurely eating at familiar places…LOADS of family time
-Reunion dinner with old friends
-Clubbing in SF…somehow we always end up at Circa by the end of the night. Haha
-Nichi Bei Times fundraiser at the A’s game/more Family time

July 9th weekend:
-SOUTH CAROLINA ADVENTURE!! This little Asian takes on the South! haha. Literally the only Asian for miles…or cities in some cases 😛
-Myrtle Beach adventures: Beach Boardwalk/Boulevard-playing arcade games like it was 1998, Broadway shops, beaching of course, Alligator Adventure, holding guns for the first time, Confederate flags aplenty
-Charleston/Folly Beach/Mount Pleasant adventures: downtown+cute markets, Boone Hall Plantation (where parts of The Notebook was filmed), beaching, first time on a personal boat, first time driving a boat, collecting FULL sand dollars on a secluded beach <3, intertubing through the inlets, chilling on the dock while the sun sets…because my flight home was cancelled (thank you United)


Okay, this was a bit of an overshare, but given I haven’t blogged for almost two months…whatevs. I have to write it because EVERYONE who knows me knows that the pictures won’t be up for at least a couple of months…hehehe…:-D

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Glee’king out emotionally

May 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm (Anything and Everything, X's and O's)

So I’m not sure how many of you guys are Glee followers, but yesterday’s “Funeral” episode was the saddest thing I’ve seen and felt since the funeral of my grandfather last month.  My roommate and I were literally bawling.  I knew exactly how Sue Sylvester felt when she couldn’t read the eulogy on her own and had to have Mr. Shuester read it.  I too stumbled, overcome with emotion, when I read my eulogy at my grandfather’s service.  Anyways, just thought I’d share my favorite quote from Sue’s eulogy.

“I miss my sister. The smell of her shampoo, the way she could always convince me to read her another book. When you love someone like I loved her, they’re a part of you. It’s like you’re attached by this invisible tether and no matter how far away you are, you can always feel them. And now every time I reach for that tether, I know there’s no one on the other end and I feel like I’m falling into nothingness. Then I remember Jean, I remember a life led with no enemies, no resentments, no regrets and I’m inspired to get up out of bed and go on.”

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Princess Cinderella

May 13, 2011 at 11:18 am (Anything and Everything, Working Hard (or hardly working?))

Was this planned or what?!

Princess Cinderella

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lakers fail. yankees fail. :)

May 9, 2011 at 9:58 am (Anything and Everything, Working Hard (or hardly working?))

Happy Monday! (right…)

Favorite websites of the morning! Hahaha.

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May 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm (Anything and Everything)

After nearly a decade of trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives taken, the world’s most wanted criminal, Osama bin Laden was brought down by U.S. Seals on Sunday evening (PST).

But what I found very intriguing was HOW people found out.  You could SEE the news traveling through the air. People finding out through phone applications, text messages, phone calls, emails, news alerts, online, TV, radio, etc etc the methods go on and on!  It amazes me how technology has evolved to give us news INSTANTLY.  You could hear the news spreading. My friend in Mountain View was jogging through her neighborhood and she found out the news through people in houses screaming and running to turn on the TV.

I personally found out through my iPhone’s Associated Press application (breaking news alerts), and it was followed by my CNN news app, and even my ESPN breaking news app (which usually only delivers me the latest sports news).  Immediately I turned on the tube, and thought to myself: ‘huh, is that how it works now? I depend on my phone to give me the most breaking news, but I still lean towards the steadfast and decades-old source to deliver the final news – the television.

Interesting how things have changed, yet stay the same. So now I ask you, how did YOU find out about the death of Osama bin Laden??

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