Saturday, July 23, 2005

"group is full, we have a better priest for this instance"

People who don’t stick to their word annoy me. More often than not, people loosely accept invitations to events and end up ditching last minute because they’ve found better things to do. I find that frustrating to cope with because it’s like indirectly saying ‘I’m a selfish bastard’ and ‘I’ve now found a better thing to do now, you’re just backup’.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

I went to see my first Mariners game this week. And Ichiro sucked.

~~~ Foo Fighters - What if I do? ~~~

~~~ Moby - Sunday (the day before my birthday) ~~~
~~~ Nova June - Another Try ~~~
~~~ Fall Out Boy - Grand Theft Autumn ~~~

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

An excerpt I came across in Han Fei Tzu's writings..
The Way is the beginning of all beings and the measure of right and wrong. Therefore the enlightened ruler holds fast to the beginning in order to understand the wellspring of all brings, and minds the measure in order to know the source of good and bad. He waits, empty and still, letting names define themselves and affairs reach their own settlement. Being empty, he can comprehend the true aspect of fullness being still, he can correct the mover. Those whose duty it is to speak will come forward to name themselves; those whose duty it is to act will produce results. When names and results match, the ruler need do nothing more and the true aspect of all things will be revealed.

I've been playing a lot of basketball these days. Averaging ~3 times a week, which is pretty good compared to zilch times a year ago from now. Its been pretty chill; a way to release all the stress I accumulate at work. I'm also finally losing my rust and getting both my game and my body back ^^;
Three months ago, when I was still taking classes during the spring, I told myself I had to get back into the routine of doing sports. I'm finally here. As long as I don't get injured (which happens ALL the time), I'm going to keep up this healthy routine. I think it'll be good for me in many different ways.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

~~~ Howie Day - Falling in Love ~~~
~~~ Iron and Wine - Such Great Heights (cover) ~~~
~~~ Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake ~~~

~~~ Lazyboy - Facts of Life ~~~
~~~ Gorillaz - Dare ~~~

Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, and Greenday @ LIVE8!!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Double Header

I made this collage aroung a month ago (click on it). It's 60"x30", and it's called 'E3'. I used a 1.2 megapixel camera to take a picture of it so you can't see all those little extras on it (theres a lot more in it than you can see from the pic =/). It definitely took a while to do. Maybe someday I'll use a better camera so I can hyperlink it to a bigger high-res picture.

I made this 'pollack' style painting this past weekend. It's 48"x36", and it's called 'Shades of Bellevue'. It was fun as hell to make, I can see myself do another acrylic painting soon. God damn why are art supplies sooo expensive!!

Friday, July 01, 2005

I'm a fan of "end of the world" genre movies. It’s not so much wanting to see everybody get killed and die (or is it??! ^^), but the aftermath of the story I am usually attracted too. It’s the effects of the what ifs…such as the societal, political, and human consequences. I think ‘28 Days Later’ and ‘Cube’ are good examples of such movies.
I saw ‘War of the Worlds’ yesterday, and found that similarly entertaining. Never mind the fact that the ending is too positive due to various Hollywood-management issues; I liked the raw emotion of the film. It felt immersive. I could understand why the background and its characters behaved the way they did. ‘War of the Worlds’ is no doubt an entertaining movie on the big screen. The energy throughout the movie is balanced just right so that the slower parts of the movie give the audience enough breathing room but not so much that it becomes boring or slow. The movie is intense throughout.
This is the first summer blockbuster I’ve seen so far this summer.

+++ L'Arc en ciel - Awake +++
+++ Royksopp - The Understanding +++