Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

I'll Cut You

Live action role playing (LARP) at it's finest.  To learn more about LARP visit these fine websites:

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Dark Knight Trailer



Remember how horrible the Batman movies used to be i.e. Batman Forever and Batman & Robin?  I'm glad that's over with.  The Dark Knight trailer is out and I'm actually looking forward to it.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

100%!


My contribution to the holiday gift exchange extravaganza.  Inside was DJ Shadow's the Outsider and Thievery Corporation's Sounds From the Thievery Hi-Fi.  200% excellent if you ask me.

It's a copier.  From my daily drudgery.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Skeletor Lives


Midnight Ridazz - La Noche de los Biciclistas

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Pumpkin Pie

the cross-cultural center pumpkin: carved on wednesday afternoon, disintegrated by monday morning.  a botanical nightmare in the office.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

B-B-B-B-BIKES!

crowd at the beginning of the ride.


biking through downtown la la.


me going so fast that i'm distorting reality.


we got separated from the group because sarah's bike got a flat tire.



luckily the guy in the hat behind me was a super bike guru and fixed the flat in a flash.  he started this organization called "the bike oven" which aims to cultivate a bike culture in la.  they give lessons on bike repair and maintenance for free with the help of donations and he goes on these rides to help out people who are having problems and make sure things are running smoothly.

as soon as you get back to america we have to go on a ride through la.  it's so fun to just cruise through all of the intersections and disregard the stoplights.  being around hundreds and hundreds of people who just like to ride bikes is an amazing thing.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Halloween Costume Idea


filled with philosphical gems such as:
  • keeping things clean is cheaper than buying medicine.
  • a major cause of rebellion is the world's satanic environment.
  • why the family crisis?  some blame the present-day family crisis on the entry of women into the workplace.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Meow.


cultural revolution is in my hand.  mao's fat face is in my hand.  char-siu baos in my hand.

Lovely Things

breakfast.


biking.


sunny days.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Instant Halloween Costume


pad of paper from the head and neck surgery department at kaiser permanente.

1) tear off sheet.
2) cut out eyes.
3) apply to face.

sadly, my pad only five sheets left on it.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Chinur

tarmac.



security in shanghai, mostly just cold illin.

not much else going on.  hope you had a good day.

Friday, October 5, 2007

My Mental Environment

detritus.


my brain in a jar.

i've been thinking more about the songs that manifest themselves in my head when i've just awoken or while i'm in the shower. i don't seek out this music, i don't have any of the songs on my computer, i don't hang out with people who do. i realized that even though i don't watch much tv anymore most of these songs are absorbed unconsciously through commercials. and more specifically ringtone or cellphone commercials. it's like smog that settles into the valleys and seeps into everything. carrying dust, grime, and pollutants into faraway cities, houses, and bodies at a slow and subtle pace. when i was in elementary school you knew smog was out there and you avoided it and went on with your life until you came home from playing outside all day and your lungs were stinging with each breath. i wonder if my mom wakes up some mornings with songs like akon's "smack that" accidentally spilling out of her subconscious into the shower, unaware that this pollution had passed through her as it slips down the drain. or maybe to her, after a lifetime of being bombarded with advertising jingles, commercials, and pop music it just sounds the same, like buzzing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Mindreading Instructional Booklet


from a kaiser permanente doctor's office.

Velocipedes!


Ethel.

I want to ditch work and just work on my bike.

Friday, September 28, 2007

120 rmb


jade ball sculptor.

there was a whole row of these people stuck behind a glass wall with tourists like me taking pictures.

i saw a church sign tonight while driving home that read: the bible is not a weapon.
i loled.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Shanghai McDonald's

GRE Study Guide

wholefoods market parking lot, 9/25/07

true or false: the correct equation for calculating current is: I = Q x t
answer: jesus

easy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

FYI: Jesus Saves

UC Irvine, Ring Road, 9/25/07

I've started a new collection.  Gratis Jesus imagery and religious publications.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hustles and Bustle 2


slangin' handbags in hongzhou.

$20 for bags that don't even have the right logos?  china reminded me of one big garage sale.  some people have shops and stands and some people have a chair with four packs of cigarettes on the sidewalk.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Safety


heater safety sticker.

one of the more visually complicated safety stickers i've come across.  they even put tassels on the rug.

air china wall.

i love how the machined wall pattern blends into human imperfection.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hustles and Bustle


an abandoned mall in beijing.

these days everyone's trying to find their hustle.  too bad everyone's getting hustled in the process.