I have lots of books I enjoy. But the only one that kept me for a week straight going through it nonstop was this piece of fiction that brought up my old school nerdiness and fascination with Greek/Roman Mythology. An easy read into a twist on our own world and meshing it with Greek Mythology in the modern world. Sweet. I like Young Adult fiction. Always an easy read, always an easy escape :]
As the first book in a 5 book series, I fell in love with these books pretty quick.
Percy Jackson & The Olympians
I know I know, as a Bible Study teacher the Bible should be here. But the Bible to me isn’t so much a book as it is just..something more. So yeah. It doesn’t count here :D
So I was looking through old Tumblr drafts and I came across and remembered I never got around to finishing it. Sorry, these Tumblr posts keep my mind occupied and away from certain undesirable thoughts :D So one more long post and I’m done for tonight. I promise. Haha.
THREE WAYS I AM STILL A KID: 1. I still watch kids programs on TV (like Nickelodeon). They make for a good mindless laugh…. 2. I love comic books..I’m a super nerd. 3. I still kiss my momma good night. Don’t hate.<3
THREE WAYS I AM ALREADY OLD: 1. I drink coffee fairly regularly. One cup in the Morning and another in Afternoon. 2. I’m cynical and over-critical to everything “New Gen”. So technically I’m slowly becoming “Old Fashioned”. 3. I am old enough to legally buy alcoholic drinks. And I’ve actually taken a genuine interest to wine and beer.
THREE THINGS I WANT TO DO: 1. Obtain a steady income doing something I love or at least enjoy doing to some degree. 2. Get my life straight, physically, mentally, and spiritually. 3. Find true love. (Please don’t ruin my dream. It’s real!)
THREE WAYS THAT I’M A STEREOTYPICAL “BOY”: 1. I like muscle cars and vintage Mustangs. 2. (Gosh, sad thing is I’m kinda having trouble past this point) I like weapons. And the sciences behind weapons of all sorts. Manly! Macho! no? 3. I don’t think I’ll ever feel comfortable wearing pink clothing unless it’s on a neck tie.
THREE WAYS THAT I’M A STEREOTYPICAL “GIRL”: 1. I can get kinda sensitive, I can get very expressive with my feelings. 2. I like chick flicks. Sometimes I even cry a little sometimes…shhh don’t tell anyone. >.> 3. Unfortunately, (well it’s not so bad) to a lot of my girl friend’s, I’m kind of a “gay best friend”.
THREE NEW THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS: 1. Food adventures. Any kind. If there’s good or interesting food to be found, I’d like to be there. 2. Start cooking and baking. I’m a sucker for pastries, so that’d be kinda cool. 3. Exercising regularly, lol.
THREE THINGS YOU HATE ABOUT YOURSELF: 1. I have chronic depression. I over-think and over analyze things and go into a nasty spiral of pessimism till I feel like crap. It happens in phases. I’m learning to control it though. 2. I get ridiculously unmotivated. I don’t know if it’s a history of chronic depression or just me, but I tend to struggle to stay motivated. 3. I have numerous bad habits. Many of which I very much hope to rid myself of in the near future.
THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE: 1. Ethnocentricity(wow is that a word? lol) But yeah, c’mon so many Koreans believe that we are the greatest race. Ever. 2. Firm Confucian ethics. Respect your elders. 3. SoonDeh and SoonDehGook. A little gross at first glance, but once you taste it…it easily become one of Korea’s greatest dishes..
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU: 1. Anything I can’t see. Dark spaces, creepy corners, unlit holes in a ceiling. There’s a reason I don’t watch horror movies…it just feeds my over active imagination with more to use against me…darn you brain. 2. Failing someone. It kind blends into the next one. Cos I’m afraid that failing someone will eventually lead to my next fear. 3. Being alone. While alone time is great, even then, I know there’s someplace to come back to where I’m loved. Losing that place to come back to…is something I don’t even want to think of.
THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS: 1. Computer and Internet. 2. My Cell Phone as my watch, alarm clock, reminders, and so much more.. 3. Music. Even if I have to play it in my head from memory. Even if it’s just me rhythmically tapping.
THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU: 1. Smile. That’s usually what hooks me. A genuine smile that makes you wanna do the same. Can’t do without it. 2. Ears + Tied Up Hair. Ok call it a fetish or whatever I don’t know..but for someone reason I’ve found it really attractive when a girl ties up her hair a bit and she has ears that flare outwards somewhat. Like, peaking out of her hair. It’s definitely not a necessity but it’s a weird quirk that I’m finding I really like for some reason. 3. I have a thing for dark, somewhat longer and straighter hair. I can find blondes attractive, but I’m not a light hair or curls kinda guy ultimately…maybe it’s the Korean in me?
THREE THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T DO: 1. Hard word problems. They hurt my brain.. 2. Cartwheel. Bad childhood memories.. 3. Accept Mainstream.
There’s a couple of you guys..haha if not all of you guys, that I’ve really come to care about over the years. And over that time, whether the feeling was unrequited or returned, and whether we’ve kept in contact or not, I’ve come to feel like an older brother of sorts to a lot of you.
Seeing all your prom pictures kinda started the blows of…”wow, they’re growing up.” I mean, of course you guys are growing up but…the thought that next year, I won’t be able to say hi to some of you guys on a weekly basis, that I might not get to jam with you guys or sound check for your guys for well…awhile? I’m gonna be honest, it’s a little heartbreaking haha.
I think the hardest blow was seeing Justin and Joanne’s Prom picture. You guys looked stunning btw. *sizzle* Hahaha
But yeah, Justin Koh. Without realizing it, even though we started as just a younger brother’s acquaintance…at least 8-9 years have gone by since we’ve known each other. I do remember when I had a good foot on you in height, I do remember when I could have probably slam your arm through the table if we arm wrestled. I even vaguely remember the time before your voice hit that testosterone-riddled low. I remember that especially haha. I came back from NY, you smiled and gave me a wave and a “Hi Bryan!” And your voice was that of a stranger’s! I was like…why does this kid look so familiar…but sound so different. Hahaha Now I look at your picture, and you’re at eye level with me, and you look like all grown up, as do the rest of you.. And in a few short weeks, several of my other “younger brothers(and sisters?)” are gonna be flying off to college in who knows where.
I don’t know if I’ve helped much in the years I’ve known all of you and I apologize for the times I was any less than the best role model. But I want all you guys to know, you’ll be missed and I’ll always consider you guys family. So if you don’t visit occasionally I will fly over to where ever you’re attending school and drag you back myself. :] Kicking.And.Screaming if needed.
College is rough dudes, it isn’t easy, but it can be enjoyable. So the best of luck, and an early congrats to surviving High School. Keep in touch :] Or else I’ma be sad.
For those of you who read this and are already in college, I love you all too. :]
I think all companies should have that chat option for customer service. It sure has heck beats staying on the phone for over an hour navigating your way past a machine and getting put on hold only to be transfered twice more....
I hate these “favorite” questions. Just cause I’m so indecisive. It’s impossible for me to have one favorite. So this time around I’m gonna say there are four TV programs that I immensely enjoy watching. The first should be no surprise. Glee. A show that would make any music appreciation class worth sitting through.
The next one is How I Met Your Mother. This show was awesome in the beginning, and while it’s kinda slowing down for me, getting immersed in such lovable characters is always gonna keep me going back for more. :]
Next up, The Big Bang Theory. Full filling my needs as a super geek, this one’s always brought a good laugh. With nerdy jokes, and again, very distinct and lovable characters, this has been a favorite of mine since it’s pilot.
And last but definitely no least. House M.D. or just simply “House”. This ones got all kinds of drama. And I love it. Did you know Hugh Laurie, the dude who plays House, is actually British? And has a British accent?! :O Crazy man.
At first your like yeah yeah, that’s a pretty big plane I mean, how fast can it possibly go? 300, 400 miles per hour? I mean Mach 6 is probably just some fancy shmancy word right? Wrong. Try 4429 miles per hour. That’s about 30 times faster than any of your cars can reach. Jeebus…
To put that into perspective if this plane could travel at that speed for the full hour, it could make a pretty close round trip from our good old LA to New York. In.One.Hour. If any of you have ever taken a flight to NY you will realize how awesome that would be.
I have lots of favorite movies honestly… Like music, I can only watch certain movies when I’m in the mood for it. A lot of the movies that are higher-rated and more highly praised than others are usually…really dark yknow? Movies with incredibly sad endings or with just an incredibly twisted and depressing storyline. Which can be totally awesome, a great piece of art in my opinion needs to make you feel something, and those kinds of movies certainly do their job well…if I wanted to feel crappy for a couple of hours post-movie.
So I tend to lean towards fantasy, comedy, and comedic romance when I want something enjoyable to watch. Something that I can keep coming back to if I ever want to escape the physical walls of the world around me. So I have two movies.
The first is my favorite comedy. I don’t know why, but the 2nd time I watched it, I fell in love with it. Yes, I said 2nd.. This is one of those movies where, the more you watch it the more you find to laugh at. Maybe cos the first time around you spend so much time laughing you miss other little bits of comedic brilliance…who knows. Anyways yeah, this is also the kind of movie that you and your friends bank your inside jokes off of for the next year. Sweet.
Haha ahh…even the poster’s funny. Moving on~ The next actually came into place quite recently. If you didn’t like this movie…honestly there’s something wrong there, sorry. A masterpiece of science fiction and a giant on-going piece of art. Even if the plot isn’t the most original thing ever written, it has enough of its own flare to stand it’s own ground in my opinion. I can say all I want about this movie and it wouldn’t be enough.
On a random side note, I kinda resented this movie at first. When I first heard about it, I was going through an “Avatar: The Last Airbender”(Which is an awesome cartoon btw) phase. And I was reading about how they were planning on making a live action film based on the cartoon series, which was kinda bad enough in it’s own sense. Then I also read that the movie wouldn’t be named “Avatar” because Mr. James Cameron here, beat them to the punch. Who knew the title thieves would turn out to make the greatest movie, like ever..
On a lighter note. Team Zooey all the way. There’s just something about her that you just have to love; soft, sweet, and comforting. Katy Perry, in my opinion, has always been a bit rough around the edges.
Cmon, Katy perry got nothing on this. That’s melt your heart pretty right there.
Looks- Zooey Personality- Zooey Style- Zooey Voice- Zooey Talent- Zooey By just a bit, Katy Perry’s not a bad singer, even if I don’t enjoy her music. But Zooey’s got a soothing set of pipes as well as the chops of an actor. Bonus points Chest Size- Katy We’ll give her that one, but honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of mondo-chests
I know it’s coming. The disaster that will wreck me emotionally for days, maybe weeks…maybe months. I’ve seen these signs, I’ve felt these feelings. I’ve been through this before. And honestly, I’m terrified of what’s going to come of it. Even though that day might be in the distance, it seems like it’s approach has never been quicker. What do you do when “nipping it in the bud” comes with it’s own set of demons? What do you do when your given control over such a fine line to play with?
Night-time has always been a double-edged sword for me. It’s when I feel the most comfortable, but it’s always when I’m left alone to fester in my thoughts. When I’m given with nothing left to analyze but the stars and myself.
Today was honestly an emotional roller coaster. Luckily one of today’s “highs” came with me stepping out to water my plant.
As I said before, I’m a noob gardener. This is literally the first time I’ve ever planted (and grown! :D) anything. So I had assumed when I saw the first sprout pop out alone, that it was the only one among the three bulbs I had planted that survived. I was glad to find out that I was wrong. Along with the first sprout’s growth of a new leaf, I was pleased to find a new and separate sprout peeking out of the soil. :]
We’ve all been there. Rolling our eyes, heaving a sighing, or staring blankly off into the distance at our parents advice. Something they just told you that makes you wanna yell, “You just don’t understand me!” and throw and angry emo tantrum. Your parents leaving you alone and shutting up seems like a pipe dream at that point. And you’re probably thinking, gosh..this is so pointless.
I still do that. Even after 21 years of it, you will always do it. But something changes as you reach this chapter of life. Among all of the rude things you do while they try to better your lives. You start to understand. Deep down, you begin to empathize and step into their shoes. See things as they do. And you finally understand why they said all of those things. No matter how pointless they seemed then, It all begins to make sense.
Kind of like those cliche quotes that always ring with painful truth at the worst times. Your parents advice will also begin to sink in. Sadly, it happens after you need it most. Every time they got angry at the smallest thing you did. Every time they barraged your phone with calls cause you were out a little later than normal. Every time they grounded, punished, whoop-assed, cold shouldered, and yelled at you. Every time they embarrassed you by kissing you or calling you a cute nickname in front of your friends. It all comes around. And one day we all end up thinking….they were right. To some degree, as ignorant as they were of newer trends and fads…they were right.
And then the horrible reality sets ins…dangit… I’m probably going to do the same thing to my kids.
Sometimes I wonder what I'd do without music...it's kept me together more times than I can count. Its brought me spirituality, understanding, appreciation, inspiration, and so much more...I'm not exaggerating when I say, "Music has saved my life" in more ways than one..
So due to various reasons, I haven’t been the most chipper person at home lately. But nature (and God? lol) gave me a nice little surprise this morning that slapped a decent smile on my face. As I groggily walked out to my balcony with a cup of water in my hand, I looked down to see in my pot what looked like a bent stick in my pot.
I admit at first I was ticked, the “stick” I thought, was probably stuck in there by the dang demon pigeons that have been plaguing my balcony for the last week. (Go to my facebook and look through my albums, you’ll see why I call them demon pigeons…warning: that album is not for the faint of heart) These damn pigeons were getting smart…and they were deliberately trying to get me angry now…go time. I reached for my BB gun and went back outside. As I was bending down to pull the stick out of my pot I realized…holy moley…that ain’t no stick.
It’s a leaf! It’s a branch! It’s an effin’ SPROUT! Out of the three buds I had planted earlier one of them survived my noob gardening! For a good week or two now I had thought that I had done something wrong, cos I had seen no sign of plant life in my little pot…and I was afraid to dig and search for any budding roots on the off chance I would ruin any chances I had left. But at least now I know one survived…and I’m hoping the others are just gonna start sprouting a little later. Dang…nice way to start my morning.
Time to go shoot away some pigeons in celebration….muahaha
I hope everyone has a good day. :]
It’s a little hard to see but it’s there :] Progress! Success! :D
I think we all pick and choose the rules we follow, the morales we carry, and the lessons we want to learn...so what makes my choices any better or worse than yours? What dictates which choices we should heed? How do we decide?
I used to be absolutely addicted to the TV show, Charmed. It was a TV series on the CW channel with a plot revolving around the lives of 3 sisters who came from a long line of witches, fighting adversities, and above all, trying to maintain a normal life in San Francisco. Yes, it may not sound…
Dude as gay as might sound I used to love this show too.. Re-watching it again…I don’t know, it’s lost some of it’s flare… It’s probably the cheesy rhymes in the spells hahahaha.
I guess I’m doing this alot. Finding old things that I’ve forgotten I used to enjoy quite a bit. If you like anime, like music(particularly J-Rock) and you haven’t watched the anime BECK your missing out on one Japan’s hidden masterpieces. No joke.. With a central theme of teenage life, music, and band this has always been my favorite anime(and it’s manga counterpart) hands down. BECK’s music is like a mix between J-Rock(Japanese Rock) with twists of American rock. It takes on heavy musical and visual influences from The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against the Machine. This anime also has loads of original work that’s pure awesomeness…
Plus, it bashes on pop just a bit. BONUS POINTS. Seriously though, if you find yourself stuck at home with nothing to do during the summer, give this one a chance. After you get over the terrible English bits(Which actually becomes a running joke among BECK fans) and the semi-slow start, this one shines like crazy.
I’ve probably watched this anime about 5 times already…I guess this is gonna make it 6.
I was talking to my younger brother the other day…well it was kind of awhile ago but that’s besides the point. We were just talking about music, and we realized something. You don’t find a lot if of classic rock out there anymore. At least not “newer” stuff. It’s like rock has permanently branched off into genres like pop, alternative, and country and kinda just stayed that way. I don’t wanna see classic rock die, the kinda care free rock that was in it’s day, our pop. Fun, body-moving inducing, tied down by just straight talent. It kinda reminded me of how you don’t see blues anymore. Anyone fairly recent who touches on blues just kinda borrows it or covers it, then goes back to their own thing..
It’s kinda sad. To see a genre in it’s final moments. At least some of the oldies in the music biz are coming together to form these super groups. At least in some way or form we can still find it. For now.
This group I found a little while back is made of some serious talented folks. They’re called Chickenfoot. Chalk-filled with old school classic rock goodness, while keeping a modern edge to it all.
Sammy Hagar, previously of Van Halen at vocals. Joe Satriani, The guitar virtuoso and legend on the guitar. Michael Anthony, also previously of Van Halen on Bass. Chad Smith, from The Red Hot Chili Peppers on drums.