Saturday, October 27, 2007


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


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

Lovely Things



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



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


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.



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