Friday, August 31, 2018

The taste of kimchi dunked in the soup of ramen is the flavor of my childhood.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Society and the Internet are playing one long miserable game of telephone.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Can we just go ahead and designate Memes as Time's Person of the Year?

Monday, August 27, 2018

The past few weeks or so.

It's the last unofficial week of summer, and I intend to maximize it as much as possible.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Let's act like I'm surprised.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

"Yo hold up, 
hold up, 
hold up, 
okay, hold up.
You see a bad bitch coming through, 
Yo, what’s the hold up?”

From the song Good Form by Nicki Minaj.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

"'I was going to school with a bunch of Marlboro-Menthol-smoking-North-Face-wearing-too-cool-for-school Asians, but had no idea who I was.'" 

Said by Awkwafina in the August 20, 2018 issue of The New Yorker. Written by Jiayang Fan.

Gosh, this is so damn true about growing up as an Asian kid in Queens back in the day.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"We always believed in messages through our music and we always believed in standing for something."

Said by T-Boz in the Netflix special: Once in a Lifetime Sessions with TLC.
"But if you can't look inside you,
Find out,
Who am I to?
Be in the position to make me feel,
So damn unpretty."

From the song Unpretty by TLC.
Change comes from being wrong. It comes from taking a chance, or being delusional. Change comes from running away. Change comes from getting wiser. Change comes from small things. But change does not come from playing it safe.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

There’s nothing like the occasional typo to keep yourself mortified.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

"As the world turns,
the blunt burns."

From the song Ganja Burns by Nicki Minaj.

I have to get some work done today, and am so grateful to have Nicki's new album, Queen, to blast.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

"Now your scent on my pillow's faded.
At least you left me with something"

From the song Missing U by Robyn.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Thursday, August 02, 2018

I'm lucky to have gone to the beach three times so far since I mentioned it in early July. I hop on the A train from my place uptown and it's just one long straight shot to Far Rockaway in Queens. Two of my beach days were by myself, and I love lying out there alone in a non-busy area. I have a beach umbrella I always bring with me, so vegging out there for hours is very easy. Although on my third time there, it was so windy that my umbrella wouldn't stay up. Since it takes me at least an hour and a half to get there, I always stay for a good amount of time. I see it as a full day commitment, and wasn't going to leave just because of the lack of shade. So after many years, it forced me to actually get some sun and a tan. I loved the wind and sun on my skin, I was totally content being there to feel far removed from the city.

Here are some pics from my trips so far that were taken on my phone. On the second outing, I had run out of beer and a guy selling nutcrackers walked by. It was some sort of citrus flavor with gin, which was well worth the $10. For my third trip, I decided not to drink. Then I ran into a Mr. Softee ice cream truck on the walk back to the subway station. What I especially loved about this truck was how well maintained it was, and how all of the prices were clearly labelled. It had been years since I had ordered a milkshake from an ice cream truck, so I got my childhood favorite, a banana milkshake. After a long day at the beach, it was the perfect thing to gulp down. I was finished with it before I got to the nearby train station.

I am sick as a dog right now.

You know that old adage about remembering the good old times when breathing through your nostrils was possible? I am totally reminiscing and missing those good ol' days. I am mouth breathing so hard right now.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018