Days Go By
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to everyone! :)
I’m on a sort of extended holiday since graduation. Not that I’m complaining, but it’s not all that it’s cut out to be. I wonder if all new grads go through the same lull before starting their careers. Well, maybe the job market is better for them than it is for me. All I know is the waiting game is a real pain in the ass. In other news, I’m going to be a...
When it rains, it pours…and when it pours, it floods. That’s what happens when the Universe throws you off balance. The ratios change, and it seems like you’re the only one getting caught in the rain. It’s cold, lonely, and it’s relentless. The rain could care less about your weathered clothing, the quality of your umbrella, or your rain proof clogs. It...
treasure beyond price
I am compelled to write by some virtue of a novel I’ve twice encountered. The first encounter was rather bereft, and I decided to leave this treasure only to return to it exactly one year later. The read itself was ephemeral, but to me, it left a lasting impression. Dai Sijie’s book, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamtress spoke to me in ways that the reactionary novels of the time...
the more I think of how close I am to finishing the term, the more I start to feel as if the weeks are going by slower. I have a teaching presentation due on monday, to be presented to a 5th grade class on thursday. Sometimes, on really dismal semestres such as this one, I wish that I had a stunt double. I’d let him do all of the dirty work, while I stay at home and wait for him to tell me...
learning like a mofo
I think the stress from the semestre is slowing building up, and that awful queasy feeling of being so full of paperwork, that if I were to vomit, a recycled research paper would probably be regurgitated from from my mind, crumpled and all. There must be something in my unconscious mind that my inner procrastinator is trying to tell me, but he usually waits until the last minute. Bastard. Somehow,...
delighting me always
I had an amasing cajun dinner tonight courtesy of Jean Ann and Rob. I don’t know how Layla and I can ever thank them for being so wonderful. Perhaps more food? Haha, despite my discriminating chinese palate, it’s obvious that I don’t really pay much attention to places that serve american food. I’ve always passed by the place and wondered if I would be better off eating...
no space for glancing
I don’t know how quite to explain it, but I have always had an attraction towards particular traits in people that I meet. They usually convey those traits in ways that catch my attention, and tend to remain at the back of my mind for weeks, if not months at a time. Carl Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious has always stood out to me. How one sees qualities in another that are...
With the senior party behind us, and by us, I mean my class collectively, we can finally rest assured that these next few months will be a fine transition into the final two semestres to come. The summer could not have come at a more opportune time. I was beginning to get worried that for some strange astronomical reason, the days were going by slower the closer we were to term. Maybe that was...
kihiugoiugbiuhgiuig-deactivated asked: Hi Adrian! Thanks for the recommendation. I've been wondering what kind of film is good to use... I have a fisheye and with it I use regular kodak max. My shots don't come out how I'd like them to most of the time =/
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lucid living, and dreaming in between
I slept for 16hrs since yesterday evening. I think that was my body’s way of telling me I should really stop this nursing school thing. Just kidding. Though, I really should get more sleep, but my circadian rhythm has been all over the place this semestre. The good news is that in less than a week, it’ll all be over. My final exam is on the 16th of May, from 9am ‘til death, and...
I don’t really like OB ward. Today was my first rotation there, and I felt like I had to jump through a lot of flaming hoops just to provide care to my client. It was very frustrating as one can imagine. I never quite felt that way about the other wards I interned in. There’s just something very dissatisfying about working there and I just can’t place my stethoscope on it…...
keep your eyes open
Photography to me has always been about using the time of a complete stranger in such a way that he or she doesn’t feel that the time has been wasted. Kurt Vonnegut said that about short stories, and I like to think that his words apply to photography as well. I often find it difficult to explain to people what photography means to me. Because to me, there really isn’t anything more...
Here’s a little something to get to know me better. Though, if you live on Guam, there’s so few of us on the island as it is, there’s greater a chance of you actually meeting me. 1. I have drive-through anxiety. I always feel like I’m going to order wrong, so I let other people order for me. 2. Somehow, I’ve never really been good at phone conversations. I rehearse...
Amateur Versus Professional by Maya Deren The major obstacle for amateur film-makers is their own sense of inferiority vis-a-vis professional productions. The very classification “amateur” has an apologetic ring. But that very word - from the Latin “amateur” - “lover” means one who does something for the love of the thing rather than for economic...
So much of my visual life is spent behind the camera, which is how I suppose most people recognise me, but I’ve always loved taking pictures of photographers in action. Perhaps I just enjoy the experience altogether. My annual trips to Hong Kong are a testament to meeting new people, and having the opportunity to photograph something new. My friend Lincoln, photographed above, says...
I didn’t have much luck my first time eating at the Lighthouse today during lunch hour. No parrot fish worth eating, because after all, size does matter (with fish anyway), and I wasn’t ready to spend USD $21.00 for a fish less than the size of my forearm, and considered large, or ‘largey, ’ as the Korean owner likes to put it. I suppose I can lose my virginity to eating...
I almost can’t believe how close the holidays are, I guess school has a tendency to tunnel vision everything, including the holidays. My mind can’t rest!! Hmm, and as an aside, I don’t think I’m making good on my attempt to write more. Inspiration these days have been drier than winter time in Beijing. Actually, drier than most times in Beijing. I think I will be...
I’m trying to get myself in the habit of writing more. I find that I’m much more in tune with the rest of the world when I write, because I actually give myself a few moments to sit down and think about life. I don’t read the news, and if Yahoo! no longer gave me updates on my homepage, I don’t know where I would be. I suppose envy goldfish in a way, because...
As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to...– Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha ( 563-483 B.C.)