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so i saw this earlier in the week ..

which is the walter knoll circle. i think it looks cool as hell. but then i thought. this reminds of something .. something i’ve seen …

the tokyo bench. if you’ve ever visited the IAC headquarters on the west side highway, you’ll see it in our lobby. anyway, different material clearly. but the shape slightly resembles each other. maybe the inverse?

i can’t decide which one i like more. i’m sure the walter knoll circle is WAY comfier. and soft.

ok, i think everyone leans back on their chair and some (like me) lean forward. and i’m talking any butt supporting object like a stool. well .. guess what i found..

the monarchy stool from yiannis ghikas. it’s called the monarchy stool because the bottom resembles a crown which is related to monarchy. you get it. anyway, SOOO cool. i would love this. i’m one of those people who have a hard time sitting up straight so i’m always fidgeting around. AND, if you work with me, you know i love sitting on the arm rest on my chair because it slightly resembles a stool. holy shiz, i need to get me this.

check out more details at yatzer.

ok, i’m not really a boat person. i mean, i like the beach and i like going on boats and whatnot but i’m not a fanatic like some people. my life long dream isn’t to own  the biggest sailing boat or a bajillion dollar yacht.

until now …

it’s a bit of a futuristic design from schopfer designs. it’s called the oculus. if you can’t tell, it’s supposed to look like a killer whale which it does.

oooohhhh weeeeeee. i just need to scrounge up from $95 to $140 milllllion dollars. the oculus yacht above is about $90 million. the infinitas yacht below is $140 mill …

homemade red vevlet

homemade red vevlet

the best red velvet i had was at Amy’s Bread.  These were made from Amy’s Bread recipe

Learned this song couple of weeks ago at the Metro retreat.   Probably one of the most powerful retreats I’ve been in really really really long time.  Then I couldn’t get this song out of my head.  I’ve been listening to it non-stop and the part that keeps repeating in my head is, “All of my life, in every season, You are still God, I have a reason to sing, I have a reason to worship.”

We are called to sing and worshp Him thru everything.  It doesn’t matter where we are in life, we are to worship Him.  But that is much easier said than done.  I am still wrestling with God and trying to make sense of the things that are happening in my life.  I don’t have all the answers.  Far from it.  Sometimes, it’s more confusing, conflicting, complicated because of my faith. 

Then I saw this video with Jill McClogrhy’s testimony and I felt so small.  This woman who clearly went thru so much more than I have, is able to sing and worship.  That’s reverance.  That’s strength.  That’s hope.  That’s faith.  Where is God in my life?  Where have I placed Him in my life?  Clearly not where He truly belongs.   Maybe that is why my brokenness and shattered dreams seem so much bigger than Him.   



Really beautiful work by the lady name Julia Rothman.  Gosh, even her name sounds very purrty.



Today I went to Fig & Olive with Simon for lunch.  We had their prix fixe for $25 and a nice glass of chardonnay.  No better way to spend a hump day at a really fantastic resturant with really awesome company.  It’s definitely a place I would recommend to anyone who is by meatpacking area.


First of all, how come nobody told me about this?  I’m not sure who is responsible for not telling me, but whoever you are, you are in BIG TROUBLE.  Found out about it on one of my favorite food blogs called “off the broiler” by a guy named Jason Perlow.  One of the reasons why I love this blog so much is because he writes a lot about the local places. (Northern Jersey).    The man takes pretty delicious pictures and I love that whenever he goes to eat, he orders like ton of items.  I don’t know how he manages to do that but I love him for it!


So last nite, John and I watched a “Kings” episode titled the “final episode.”  It still left bunch of questions unanswered but from what we’ve read, this might’ve been the series finale. 

After some digging around, John mentioned that each episode costs $4m to make and the show is only generating $2m.  Trust me, I work with numbers, that’s not a good sign.  This show has become one of my favorites on TV and I am deeply sadden to see it go.  RIP “Kings!”

I think even if you don’t like cats, you would find this kind of cute.  A cat, dressed up in different costumes, and entire video is in Japanese….  You gotta love it.


So I found ou this week that one of my coworker, Craig Motz, was competiting in the Ironman.   I’ve always known that he was an athlete but apparently I  totally underestimated his athletic abilities.

I grew up watching the Ironman on TV and always wondered what kind of people were able to compete in such tough race.  Now I know.  Craig’s one of the funniest man in the office and really is a nice guy overall.  I hope he’s doing well on today and best of luck to Mr. Motz !!


Sorry Craig, I couldn’t find any pix of you being super “athletic”….. OR these were just more “you”…. : )

Saw this video this morning and it totally made my day.  And I’ve been watching it all day just as I am pumping out some financial reports.  These are the things that I LOVE about this video

  1. The title of the video is called “JK Wedding… ”  hello?  My initial.. JK!
  2. Chris Brown’s “forever”.  It’s my favorite song like ever.
  3. The initial tossing of the paper by the two usher at the beginning of the video.  Hilarious.  Totally set the tone for the rest of the video
  4. The sunglasses….
  5. The Matrix move at the end… classic music video style! 

I don’t know if any of my friends would’ve had the balls to do something like this but I did try to convince John to dance to Barry White’s “you’re my first, my last my everything”, “Saturday Nite Fever” style.  No, it didn’t fly…

… a magic message bean

no i’m not going to post the outkast video. but have you ever heard of standing a salt shaker on one side? you know, it’s all tilted and whatnot. i’ve always heard that you could do it, blah blah blah. but i never really believed it. it just … doesn’t seem that likely. well john proved me DAMN wrong.

when sung-hee unnie and her people were here, we all went to bar 89 for really late night food. and john started to play with the salt shaker. and  …….

salt shakersalt shaker again


weekender tote” from Etsy.  It was at a store called “death and taxes”.  I totally love the name of the bag, the style of the bag and I even love the name of the store.  Pretty neat. 


This was part of wedding photoshoot at the central park.  That’s when I discovered the Poet’s Walk.  And whenever people see these pix of John and I, they always ask where these pix were taken.  I am truly thankful to our wedding photographer Dan Loh for really capturing that day and that moment for us.  It still brings back such fond memories.


While my buddies from LA were visiting last week, we went there to take bunch pix to mimic our wedding pix.  It was a fantastic place to sit, relax, and ponder about life….


There are couple of blogs that I do read religiously.  But is my original obsession.  Besides the fact that Heather writes a really entertaining blog, she takes these amazing pictures of everything in her life.  Especially of this character named Chuck that I am completely and utterly in love with.  I started to read her blog because of a Nightline segment about her and her blog.  I’ve been recommending Dooce to anyone who has similar taste as I do and it has yet to fail me in converting them into fans as well.

holy cow. i’ve been internet-less in my apt for …. about a month. no cable tv either. my only source of internet and tv has been work, alex, and my iphone.

seriously, this is a cry for help.

do people remember this?

and everybody thought, “what a dumbass”. which is still true. but have you really thought about his words?

so here’s what he says ..

“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on –shame on you. If you fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”

we all know the original is “fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me.” we all get it. but after some insight from alex, he’s clearly a smarter man than i thought.

fool me twice, shame on me. that’s just negative. that means you just don’t give people second chances. and when you do, you kick yourself in the head. but you know what, bush leaves it up to interpretation. you can view it as, after the first time you fool me, i’m never going to get fooled again. there’s not even another chance of getting fooled. BAM. bad ass. OR you can follow with the guidelines of original saying. you can think of it as, bush is just a nice guy and gives people a second chance. but if you take advantage of his kindness, then he’s never going to be fooled again.

i personally like the second one. in a world full of mean people, i think bush was just trying subconsciously teach us something. yeah, go ahead. hug a stranger.

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SONIC is a fast food joint that is all over the South.  John and I recently found one somewhat near us and these are the pix from our venture.  Customers park their cars and the carhoppers on roller skates/blades bring your food to your car.   It’s a pretty neat experience IMO. 

Then this morning John told me about a Sheriff getting hurt while traffic controling at this Sonic location on Route17.  Just read the article and it was some idiot Asian kid who caused this incident.  This is pretty ridiculous.  We walked there then realized they had a drive-thru, so went thru the drive thru to get our food.  The lines were totally out of control.

Far as the food is concerned.  The burgers were pretty decent and the variety of drinks and desserts are totally awesome.  But more importantly, tatter Tots with cheese and chilli.  ‘Nuff said!

Saw this on Today show.  Ladybugs completely taking over an entire tree, somewhere in Jefferson County in Colorado.  How come nobody is freaking out about this?  I was getting itchy just looking at this broadcast.  I mean, clearly, this is not NORMAL folks! 

has anyone seen the starburst commercial with the scottish koreans? haha. i don’t know if it’s old or not but i saw it for the first time yesterday with alex. it’s really funny ..

aside from the fact that it’s referencing koreans (or scottish koreans), the whole commercial is hilarious from the accent, the theme, etc. etc. i recommend you watch it. even better, watch it with alex because the way he quotes it and laughs makes you laugh too.

a contradiction eating another..

steak sandwich

steak sandwich


Saw this article in NYTimes.  It’s pretty amazing what you can do with a small space.  This gives me such hope with my space.


saw this on nytimes.  surfing looks fantastic but let’s focus on the building in the background.  i love it.

city stamps

How cute are these rubber stamps?  I’m not sure if I would buy it but thought they were the coolest things ever.



I got a $20 haircut at the Aveda Institue of New York.  I called them up on Monday and got an appointment for Friday morning.  I totally felt pampered and taken care of.  For $20, I got a scalp massage, a wash, a cut, and a blow dry.  Seriously I think this may be one of the cheapest haircuts I’ve gotten in a really super long time. 

It took about an hour and a half.  The place got pretty packed right away.  Service was decent and my stylist was super friendly and helpful.

I decided to bring the bang back from hiatus.  I totally love the hair cut, not so much the body that it’s sitting on.  I wish I could have this haircut on the younger/thinner me.



This could be anywhere in NYC.  This particular view was from BAR 89 in Soho.

One of my favorite movies in the world.  I go around quoting lines from this movie.  This trailer made me think twice…..

So my Anderson Cooper was on 60 Minutes couple of weeks ago talking about the drug war crisis in Mexico.  It’s probably one of the scariest thing I’ve seen in a really long time.  Maybe the reason why it scares me is because Mexico seems so close to us.  The problem seems extremely daunting for everyone involved.  And I do believe that eventually it will affect US.  It’s just matter of time.

Note:  Juarez, the city that is mentioned in this clip is a border town to El Paso, where I lived for almost 4 years.  If you wanted to you, you could’ve walked over to Juarez, Mexico from El Paso, Texas.


Okay, so I am a HUGE fan of Run’s House.  Couple of weeks ago I found out his address and was very tempted to go stalk his house until they let me in and make me part of their family.  One of my dearest buddies, Gian, suggested that it was a fantastic idea.  So I knew nothing good could come out of it.

Anywho, so this Diggy character, who is probably 13 years old has a blog that I can’t stop reading.  The more I read and the more I see the stuff that he’s posting on his blog, I am really beginning to question whether he’s

  1. actually 13 because the sense of style this kid has is freaking out of this world
  2. writing all this stuff because he seems to have such wide range of interest (fashion, music, sports,  and even architecture)
  3. where he finds the time and the energy to blog so much

Regardless, I love the fact that he has very similar style/taste as me and I totally apprecitate his point of view.

pagent of masters

pageant of masters

This was at the Pageant of Masters last summer with Gina and Susan.  This must be my 10th time taking part in the experience.  I think it’s totally one of the coolest things you could experience in LA area (Laguna Beach).  I actually bought tickets for this summer as well.  I’m totally crossing my fingers that I get to make it out there. 🙂



Saw this handmade map this past weekend while antiquing in central jersey.  so purrrrrrty


locals Avi Buffalo

my favorite drink... 4 shots of espresso

my favorite drink... 4 shots of espresso



is the pigeon real or not real?

do you really sip simon?

do you really sip simon?

divine touch of jesus

divine touch of jesus

banner at church based on a sermon series called “the divine touch of jesus”.  I think this was one of my favorite banners of all time.

my friend ed sent this video link. it’s pretty much one of the best music video’s i’ve seen in a long time. it’s the sour’s “hibi no neiro”. check it out.



This is my new favorite purchase for the month of June.  Since my monthly budget is only $500, I have to be sooo incredibly selective in what I spend money on.  We bought these chairs at Ikea on sale for $35.  We saw a simliar chair at West Elm for more than twice that price.  STEAL!


I’ve been saying this for YEARS.  Why can’t they get REAL Korean actors who can speak Korean like REAL Koreans?????? Funny thing, the actress Yun Jin Kim grew up in the states. And out of everyone in this scene, she’s the only one who sounds like a native Korean.

The thing is, I’m sure there are plenty of starving Korean actors who would LOVE to put LOST on their resume.  Why not give those people the chance?  It always upsets me when I see actors playing Korean parts who are clearly NOT Korean.  WTF. 

But don’t you worry, I found out today that this kind of WTFness is not just with Koreans.  My Russian buddy Olga informs me that this happens all the time with Russian characters as well.  Apparently, Matt Damon’s(as Jason Bourne) Russian was perfect and Ben Affleck’s (as Jack Ryan) sucked! 


Saw this last night on Conan with John.  I couldn’t believe how shiny Gwyneth Paltrow’s legs were.  Then John told me about the “controversy.”


Found these on Etsy today.  So whimsical I just love it.  Would I wear it? I’m not sure.



john picked this for me on easter sunday.  too sweet!

July 2009