Sunday, April 29, 2012
Jimmy and I explored the Old Zoo of Griffith Park back in February. Here we found abandoned cages and hiking trails.
Inside of the cages was some colorful graffiti and interesting lighting.
We walked to the old carousel and rode the antique mechanism.
There was a bench that was labeled as The bench that Walt sat on when he visited the park.
We decided to top our adventure with some classic nachos and chili.
It was the perfect date.
In in effort to continue our exploration of racially offensive themed parties, we hosted a Gay Korean themed party back in February for Andrew and Charles.
Sarang Gay is a play on "Saranghae" which is Korean for "I love you"... and with all the soju pouring in from our friends (you cheap fucks) ...we really felt the love that night. It's like 2 bucks for each bottle. Mix it calpico and you got a group of drunks in 10 minutes.
Thanks Andrew for wearing a traditional hanbok which I must say isn't very flattering to the woman figure.
This is how I decorate - random Korean characters and Tae Yang. Done.
Set up the Karaoke
Do Korean bombs with beer and coke
And set up a photobooth:
Lots of props and if you noticed.. a sexy kpop wig
I hope everyone had a good time.. ended the night at a late night Korean restaurant. I wonder if the servers thought that wig was my real hair.
Learn korean in 15 minutes!
After reading this article about how 20 somethings screw up their lives... I'm stressing a little more as my 27th birthday is coming up.
Twentysomethings are in almost constant communication with the same few people, but those who huddle together with like-minded peers limit themselves. New information and opportunities--and dates--come from e-mailing your aunt's neighbor or having coffee with that friend of a friend from college. The urban tribe is overrated. Twentysomethings who won't ask outsiders for advice and favors and invitations fall behind those who will.
I think this happens more when you're comfortable with your life situation. You don't force yourself to talk and connect with new people because you're happy with the community that you built over the years. On facebook, I made a friend list called, "LA Reconnect." Which is composed of interesting people who were once really close to me, but lost touch because of life in general. I really need to take advantage of casual meals and drinks to get fresh perspectives. Though these folks are still "like-minded peers," they still offer something valuable.
"What would I do with my life if I won the lottery?" is about what you would do with your life if money and talent didn't matter. They do. The question twentysomethings really need to ask themselves is "What would I do with my life if I didn't win the lottery?" What do you do well enough to support the life you want and what do you enjoy enough that you won't mind working at it, in some form or another, for decades to come?
Jimmy said he never daydreamed about acquiring a large sum of money he didn't earn. It was just something he didn't think about. I guess with the probability being against us with every lotto ticket we buy, it's a waste of time to even pretend. But it doesn't hurt to just think about it once in a while right? It makes me think about my career and a lost opportunity to make 50% more than what I'm currently making... is it really about the money? It is! You work to make money to do things that make you happy unless you're lucky enough to work on something that makes you happy - in this case you're never really working at all. Lucky bastards.
Just some Sunday thoughts. Other points this article had I didn't have an issue with.
I can't believe this exists: http://www.ehow.com/way_5266881_th-birthday-party-ideas.html
Friday, April 27, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Since I was drunk, I tweeted something like, "Indonesia, it has to happen in 2012."
Little did I know, the trip has become a reality and we are set to leave tomorrow evening at 1AM, but instead of Indonesia it became a tour of Hong Kong, Singapore, Phuket and Bangkok.
Two main goals: eat and shop for cheap.
Inspired by Mony, I created a google docs that organized everything. I printed out all hostel confirmations and flight numbers and stapled it into a folder in chronological order.
Jimmy went on a shopping spree on Amazon investing in a heavy duty water proof backpack to protect his gear, space saving bags to help with the clothes we plan on purchasing and an extra camera battery in case the first one dies. We have 32 GIGs of memory and a tripod. Prepare for amazing photos.
We are packing light light light. Only the essentials which includes some anti-diarrhea and a skimpy bathing suit to even out our white thighs.
A peak at our schedule:
Unfortunately I'm leaving work at a "bad time." But when is a "good time?" I'm worried about coming back and everything being on fire. After a full day tomorrow, Jimmy's mom will pick me up from 321 and we depart LAX at 1:40AM for an amazing red eye flight. Blessed with my, "I can sleep anywhere" talent I am excited for a cramped airplane with crying babies, suspicious smells and little to no leg room. The best 12 hours of my life.
When I first moved to LA, I made friends with Jason, but he quickly went to Hong Kong for work and never came back. Lucky for us! He's going to meet us at the airport and is excited to show us a good time.
- Eat Pork and Goose
- Temple Street for "men's fashion"
- Big Buddha
- Ferry/Sky Tram (Skip the veggie lunch)
- Victoria Peak
- Chungking Mansions from Jimmy's favorite movie
- Helix Bridge/Sky Park
- Bukit Tima Reserve
- Arab Street
- Hawker Center
- Grand Palace
- Open Flea Market (Chatuchak)
- Khao San Road
- G Circuit - the largest circuit party in... i have no idea.. and why not.
- Night markets
- Taylor a Suit?