MERELY AS A DISTRACTION DEVICE

I SURE KNOW HOW TO PICK ‘EM! AND IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT IM PICKING, I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT’S NOT LOTTERY TICKETS!

some worldly events are happening around us, winter olympics is dawning upon us sooner and sooner! im not that excited but it’s hard not to get into all the festivities! My family were planning to go to Hawaii for the break but the plan fell through, AS USUAL!

went downtown to look at this mural thing…by a chinese artist

it’s pretty amazing actually

the colors are GORGEOUS!

and this is my new friend! cute cactus from ikea! XD it’s suppose to bloom in the spring if you dont give it water all winter long! which is my specialty, ignoring plants.

inantimate objects make really good friends! they can’t hurt you…

unless you decide to hug a cactus…

i keep telling myself that these memories are enough, but it’s not, i want more
let’s not play ball, let’s not throw my heart
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made in china

i wouldn’t say im patriotic but i wish people would broaden their point of view just a little bit.

i often read really negative comments about china on youtube or various websites; saying that chinese people have no taste and have no real value; kind of annoying because i wanna smack them and educate them.

last month i was at the library reading magazines, and wallpaper* was going to do a “made in china” issue for june where the entire issue is made in china’s temporary offices; at shanghai and beijing.

wallpaper* is a great magazine, a bit on the expensive on the side, and thinner than i’d like it to be. but i felt like their made in china issue was great, and very relevant.

when people in north america think of china, it’s mostly negative things such as, food poisining, low quality pirated goods, and communism.

a world leader in export; the words ‘made in china’ seemed haunting, an automatic stamp for poor quality.

i can’t not agree that china does ship a lot of below par goods; but there are a lot of fairly good quality goods for extremely low prices; no other country can do this; well it’s mostly because we have so much people isn’t it.

i think people in china want to live the good life, like americans, drive cars and have houses, that their greed and ambition runs a little far. Westernized products rule the nation; and their price point is the same as it is in america, but china’s yuan doesn’t run as far as the dollar. there is a large amount of poverty, while there is a lot of greedy government officials who only knows how to take.

wallpaper* made good points about how design can change how the world view china and how china views itself.

at this point; china is stuck in a phase where it wants what developed countries have but is running too fast to get it and has lost oneself.

revisiting tradition is key; i think the chinese people need to find their own idenity.

a funny insert that shows how chinese people have conqueored the world. i’m surprised that there are more chinese people in vancouver than new york, that’s ridiculous! i bet most of them are illegal in new york, that’s why they aren’t in the census.

diffrent brands of chinese cigaretts that china has, the top tier being the more expensive while the most bottom being the cheapest. the cheapest runs 70cents US for a pack. My dad is snobby and only smokes imports, like seven stars from japan or some korean stuff; i should tell him to start smoking local stuff or better yet, QUIT.

BONUS: new nail color same as mango mousse cake!! :D

Random: my last tattoo want was a barcode, but everyone told me i’m a n00b and it’s really cliched and 80s. now i want the words “made in china”. i am made in china after all.

my face is swollen from too much sleeping

many weird things happened today, i won’t go in to detail but it was weird and honestly i dont know how to react to it.

i have so many things to post about

i am soooooooooooooo lazy about posting if i have to do screen caps, which is what i thought i had to do when these two videos first came out. (i saw them on the same day) And by now you guys have already seen it everywhere, goodness for youtube, where would i be without you <3

Ok, i just realized the youtube version doesnt have the amazing animation in the beginning

so watch it here” The Beatles: Rock Band CINEMATIC

I dont know that many Beatles songs, but I can imagine how FUN THIS ROCKBANDWOULD BE!!!

i’d have to be singer OF COURSE, since i can’t even play video game instruments.

The best part of this video is the animation style, reminds me of paradise kiss or something.

Also this, the SUPER FLAT FIRST LOVE by TAKASHI MURAKAMI x louis vuitton

I suggest watching it at LV site (which i linked above) instead of streaming it.

i wish i was high when i saw it, i bet it has an incredible effect if you’re high ;D :D
And if anyone know the name of the song / artist please pass it along!

I was never a huge murakami fan, i was like “WHat? this guy’s wack, all japanese people can draw what he draws.” I kinda understand all the hype behind him now. The collaborations the museum showings. i am, in lust with louis vuitton cases, not hand bags, but giant giant luggage sets.

I saw this movie called SPEEDY SCANDAL recently, it’s with that guy that was in My Sassy girl.

The movie wasn’t amazing, but apparently it was a big hit in korea. I CAN KIND OF SEE WHY

HOW CUTE IS THIS LITTLE BOY?!?!?! They just decided to find the cutest kids in korea and stick them in a movie.

where they both see the women they fell in love with at first sight

the two play a korean gambling game “go stop”

and the older guy getting owned

and this is his expression when he caught him cheating

HAHAH PRICELESSS

ok hope everyones doing good

smile :D

awesome new app

i found this application a while back but it was only available for MACs back then so I couldn’t try it out and blog about it until now!

As digital media becomes more ubiquitous, photo taking is less and less about paper and film, gone are the days of polaroids.And it’s recently announced that production will cease.

So! There’s an awesome new app that gives you the illusion that you are taking polaroids and lets you drag and drop photos onto it’s cute interface, and then which allows you to ‘shake’ the photo and save it whenever you prefer. That means before the photo is “developed”, right click “give me a sample now!” and save it in which ever hue you prefer.

It’s really easy to use and awesomely FREE! so go download it now and playyyy

Here is the interface that I screencapped off my desktop

and some samples of what i mean by “before developing”

I shall miss thee, even though i’ve never used a polaroid before!

AND does anyone have any idea how to print these so that the polaroidness will stay?!?!

the originals

new york times T magazine (style/fashion/design) featured VERBAL&YOON of AMBUSH designs as part of their THE ORIGINALS, along side with murakami, Yohji Yamamoto (famously the adidas x Yohji yamamoto Y-3) among others.

Firstly, not trying to sound like a fan girl but YOON, Verbal (of M-flo)’s WIFE is very pretty and modern. When I first read about her existence, as in VERBAL IS MARRIED? on wikipedia, I imagined her to be a very traditional Korean wife. But she’s gorgeous and very stylish and probably a large part of Verbal’s inspirations.

Currently, verbal is busy with AMBUSH designs and not making any music, sob sob. Ambush designs mainly focuses on jewelry, VERY BRIGHT jewelry at that, featuring Beethoven. On the usual hype news sites, people were hatin’ left and right. But, if you don’t listen to his music, it doesn’t make that much sense.

When verbal first came out with the POW ring. It was really a WTF moment. BUT ER, it’s also freaking awesome!?!??! I don’t wanna come off sounding too analytical, but that guy lives in a comic book. His animated POW ring studded with jewels is when a super hero in a comic book punches someone and there’s a POW word on the page. Okay, I fail at adjectives, here’s a pic of his ring, way more pix @ his blog

I’m not a really into jewelry, because I find them annoying, especially long necklaces, they look great but so impractical b/c they get caught in everything. The only two pieces of jewelry that I CRAVED for is the Vivienne westwood silver or gold orb with extra long chain AND Verbal’s (under the name JOHNNY ASTRO) crown ring/necklaces.

.. need to rob a bank soon.

I don’t know why I’m writing this so late at night while I should be sleeping then tomorrow, studying. I guess I’m just really excited that Verbal’s getting some international press that’s NOT affiliated with TERIYAKI BOYZ or Pharell or BAPE. Sad that most people outside of Japan only know him as Verbal of Teriyaki Boyz and not M-flo.