Friday, February 29, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ajumma's hubby used to be the strongest, fastest runner in his Army squadron. Lately he's been plagued by a ripped muscle in his leg and today it snapped. I can smell the Flexall from where I'm sitting. It totally reminds me of my Grandpa Mike who always had sore muscles.
Everyone around me is having babies. Some friends and family are on to number 2. Should we have kids now before we get too old and decrepit? I personally enjoy not cooking when feel like it, being able to eat a meal in a restaurant without holding on to a flailing child, and walking unemcumbered onto airline flights. But perhaps I'll live to regret not having kids like I regret not pursuing an art major in college. Afterall, who will come over to change my bedsheets when I get old?
Saturday, February 23, 2008
- Two Eames recliners $2899 each
- One Noguchi table $1299
- One Goetz sofa in leather $5299
Friday, February 22, 2008
On New Year's Eve, La Habra police shot and killed Michael Cho in a strip mall parking lot when he allegedly threatened officers with a tire iron. The killing of the UCLA graduate and artist has set off criticism of police not heard in Southern California's Korean American community since the 1992 Los Angeles riots, when shop owners complained that officers never showed up to stop looters, and they picked up guns to defend their stores. This time, community leaders say La Habra police were too quick on the trigger when responding to a vandalism call.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wow! I can imagine 40 nude photos being on his laptop, but 1,300? Who has time to take that many photos of anything? It must be embarrassing for the "ladies" to have their private (and slutty) moments splashed across the net. Edison is a freak who deserves to get kicked in the balls by each of these girls for
A. keeping their photos on his laptop and B. collecting them like baseball cards. But in the end, they were just having sex. What's the big deal? Does Edison really have to flee HK for Vancouver? On second thought, I think we all would happier if Paris Hilton had run away to Canada after her sex scandal.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Bearbaiting in Iran and dogfighting in Afghanistan. It just never ends. And now the Afghan police chiefs are involved. It's all fun and games until somebody gets blown up by a suicide bomber, I guess. In my book that's called karma with a capital "K!"
Dear Senator Obama,
This letter represents a first for me--a public endorsement of a Presidential candidate. I feel driven to let you know why I am writing it. One reason is it may help gather other supporters; another is that this is one of those singular moments that nations ignore at their peril. I will not rehearse the multiple crises facing us, but of one thing I am certain: this opportunity for a national evolution (even revolution) will not come again soon, and I am convinced you are the person to capture it. May I describe to you my thoughts?
I have admired Senator Clinton for years. Her knowledge always seemed to me exhaustive; her negotiation of politics expert. However I am more compelled by the quality of mind (as far as I can measure it) of a candidate. I cared little for her gender as a source of my admiration, and the little I did care was based on the fact that no liberal woman has ever ruled in America. Only conservative or "new-centrist" ones are allowed into that realm. Nor do I care very much for your race[s]. I would not support you if that was all you had to offer or because it might make me "proud."
In thinking carefully about the strengths of the candidates, I stunned myself when I came to the following conclusion: that in addition to keen intelligence, integrity and a rare authenticity, you exhibit something that has nothing to do with age, experience, race or gender and something I don't see in other candidates. That something is a creative imagination which coupled with brilliance equals wisdom. It is too bad if we associate it only with gray hair and old age. Or if we call searing vision naivete. Or if we believe cunning is insight. Or if we settle for finessing cures tailored for each ravaged tree in the forest while ignoring the poisonous landscape that feeds and surrounds it. Wisdom is a gift; you can't train for it, inherit it, learn it in a class, or earn it in the workplace--that access can foster the acquisition of knowledge, but not wisdom.
When, I wondered, was the last time this country was guided by such a leader? Someone whose moral center was un-embargoed? Someone with courage instead of mere ambition? Someone who truly thinks of his country's citizens as "we," not "they"? Someone who understands what it will take to help America realize the virtues it fancies about itself, what it desperately needs to become in the world?
Our future is ripe, outrageously rich in its possibilities. Yet unleashing the glory of that future will require a difficult labor, and some may be so frightened of its birth they will refuse to abandon their nostalgia for the womb. There have been a few prescient leaders in our past, but you are the man for this time.
Good luck to you and to us.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Cheap bastards like me can try eyelid tape or eyelid glue. I had a Japanese American coworker with double creased eyelids who swears she taped them for months to get them that way. Want to see a before and after? Click here to watch a video lesson on how to use eyelid glue.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
MOCA's Pacific Design Center is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue Design Plaza G102, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Barney Bush is the second Scottie to grace The White House with its presence. The first was Falla, who lived with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
"I hope the Obamas or Clintons are looking to adopt a Scottie!"
Something tells me this cop kicks his dog really hard when he comes home at the end of the day. To his credit, he's friendly up until the point when the kid calls him dude. Then he just flips his lid and all his issues come out, ie. uncontrollable anger management, an apparent inferiority complex, and that fact he likely has a strained relationship with his own son.
Monday, February 11, 2008
A taxi driver said he saw a man entering Namdaemun with a bag in his hand while waiting for a fare. Several minutes later, a fire broke out on the second floor of the gate. Namdaemun had survived several wars including the Japanese invasion in 1592 and the Manchurian invasion of Korea in 1636. Now, due to a suspected attack by a lone arsonists, one of the oldest remaining wooden structures in Seoul is no more.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Both Brolin and Bale have movies up for Oscars, this month, and lend some clout to the 4th installment of the Terminator series.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Margaret Cho is likely hitting your town on her "Beautiful" tour, this year. If you can't see her live, you can still experience the craziness on her blog.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Today a young coworker recounted a story about meeting David Beckham, the multi-million dollar product whore who also happens to be a footballer. David was in Chicago for a soccer tournament. My coworker was wearing his Beckham jersey in anticipation of the big game. While out one day, behold, he saw David Beckham across the street. The two made eye contact and according to my coworker, Beckham took off running down the street. Coworker followed him in hot pursuit. David ran into a store and proceeded to hide in a stall. Coworker walked up to the stall and knocked. David came out and said (in his high pitched English accent), "You don't give up easily, do you?" and signed my coworker's jersey -- his own stupid soccer jersey for which my young coworker shelled out hard-earned dollars. What nerve does David Beckham have trying to ditch a fan who spent money to support him with his own jersey?
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo turns twenty-three today. Lordy, he's just a baby. I don't get what people see in David Beckham, but I certainly understand the hype over Ronaldo. He was the best thing about World Cup 2006! Just listen to him tell the Bugatti to move behind the line in Portuguese. To Ronaldo I say, "O que vamos fazer amanhã?"
Monday, February 4, 2008
Nonja, a 55 year-old Sumatran Orangutan, passed away at the Miami Zoo in December 2007. She left behind five offspring and some very colorful artwork. Her painting is almost indistinguishable from two well-known expressionist pieces.
by Willem DeKooning
by Helen Frankenthaler