Monday, July 28, 2008

Designed some new Business Cards

I designed some new business cards for a project I've been working on lately. To tell you the truth, I'm not totally sure about them myself...the reasoning being that nearly everybodys business card is so pathetic looking around here, I would feel like I'm making too flashy a statement with mine.

But then again, if it were my company (and it is), the last thing I want is crappy looking business cards.
I suppose the project I'm working on is obvious enough?

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Its been getting hot here in Beijing. Thankfully this weekend was a hit with the adventures. I spent Saturday at a champagne pool party getting pissed under the sun. It was everything you'd imagine at a hipster LA pool party without the pretentious swingers. Great people, venue, music, and drinks. Now only if the summer can last longer...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My Product Blogs

While I'm still on the topic of blogs, I figured it'd be a good time to introduce my two product blogs: - a blog about everything sneakers and hoodies - a blog about all those toys you wanted but didn't know where to buy
Don't ask me what/why the hell I built them because I don't totally know yet. They're currently lab rats for me to experiment with web analytics, SEO, and the such. So far, they've already taught me a few things about how the internet works...specifically, search engines and web marketing. I really dig the idea of websites evolving within a virtual vacuum.

If you can guess which blog has more hits and provide a legit enough reason I'll buy you a beer next time.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Indie Music Beijing

I went to see my first show at 愚公移山 last weekend. Beijing indie rock bands CarSickCars, The Molds, and Ourself Beside Me were on display.

The venue reminded me of live music shows in Seattle. It was great, it felt like I had discovered a part of home here. The bands weren't the best, but the live music scene here is nothing short of awesome. The venue itself is also proper and they've installed well tuned (expensive) lighting and sound systems.

Expect to see me at 愚公移山 every so often.

Friday, July 18, 2008

My Cat Blog

According to Seth Godin I have a cat blog.

Cat Blogs are blogs for and by and about the person blogging. All sorts of posts about you and your cat, what you did today, how you feel, what you ate. You get the picture.

Cat blogs are cool because they don't have agendas (in comparison to viral blogs). But ultimately they don't ever get much or any traffic because they aren't focused per a specific audience. I have a few friends who write awesome viral blogs and I've considered starting one myself, but at the end of the day I just find it way too much like work to do one of those. Guy Kawasaki's blog is a fine example of a viral blog turning sour.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Is this Art?

I think desktop screenshots can make great artpieces.

They reveal such a specific time and place in history. The colors, the operating system, the personality...

~~~ Space Raiders - Beautiful Crazy ~~~
~~~ Gym Class Heroes - Everydays Forecast ~~~

Does anybody want to start a desktop screenshot revolution with me?

And you thought I was kidding...

So I finally got to straining my own yogurt and purchasing a useless ice-cream machine to make my own frozen yogurt (ended up manually mix it by hand). The results were incredibly wonderful I must say.

Well, except I nearly cut off a finger trying to cut the peaches.

~~~ the Verve - Love is Noise ~~~

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

It's not a silly little moment, it's not the storm before the calm.
This is the deep and dying breath of this love that we've been working on.

Can't seem to hold you like I want to so I can feel you in my arms.
Nobody's gonna come and save you, we pulled too many false alarms.

We're going down, and you can see it too.
We're going down, and you know that we're doomed.
My dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room.

I was the one you always dreamed of, you were the one I tried to draw.
How dare you say it's nothing to me? baby, you're the only light I ever saw.

I'll make the most of all the sadness, you'll be a bitch because you can.
You try to hit me just to hurt me so you leave me feeling dirty because you can't understand.

We're going down, and you can see it too.
We're going down, and you know that we're doomed.
My dear, we're slow dancing in a burning room.

Don't you think we oughta know by now? Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?
Don't you think we oughta know by now? Don't you think we shoulda learned somehow?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Back in college, Ahm and I had this smart-ass/rebel fantasy about how an exam should be taken. It was something along the lines of casually strolling into the auditorium filled with hundreds of sleep deprived students, each of them furiously scribbling away at their papers. You would stroll in 20mins late and ask the examiner for an empty seat, an extra copy of the test, and also borrow a pen/pencil to complete it with.

It didn't matter whether you scored the highest or not, what mattered was that you passed the class and were out of the building before anybody even noticed.

On another note, I miss my baby Taylor :(

Friday, July 04, 2008

Ratatat - LP3

Wow. They got better.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Please Vote for Me

I saw this documentary on TV one late night last year. I thought it was some pretty interesting stuff (its why I think Asians are crazy). You can find the entire thing on Youtube, the above video is just part 1 of 5.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Am I really in it for the $$$

I've been confronted with an interesting dilemma lately...

Would I work on a project I have the slightest interest in?

I've been put in this situation lately...well, specificly a project related to gays and lesbians. Its not new news I barely have any interest in such topic, but assuming it would be a profitable venture, I'm wondering whether I would still go for it.

I think my answer to such question would reveal a lot about me and where I will be in the future. And honestly, I think the final answer is 'no' at this point. I understand that a business is a business (meaning it doesn't frigging matter if its profitable), but I'm not sure I'm capitalistic beyond my own principles.

I suppose there are many angles to look at a scenario like this. It's a business and it allows me to treat it like one. And the other side of the argument then being, how is my life any better than working the desk job. Life is too short to being doing something you're not interested in.