personally, i’ve always thought that who you are drives you to do what you do, so.. what is the real difference between someone liking you for who you are versus what you do?
gulp. tomorrow, i quit drinking for 9 months. back in december i was diagnosed with a potentially serious disease but against doctor’s orders, i managed to dodge treatment up until now. i had decided that i would not start treatment just so i could continue to drink with my friends in college. yes, im that stubborn. now that i’ve left.. its time to give it up, just like everything...
We do not possess imagination enough to sense what we are missing.– Jean Toomer
to becky, diandra, danikka, and maia:
i’ve always known that becky and diandra have always been partners in crime, and i’ve always known that maia and danikka were just as close. but i have honestly got to say, from the pictures that have been posted throughout the summer, the four of you ladies together look like an AMAZING set of friends. by amazing i mean lord only knows of all the mischievious antics and memories...
whoever said more power comes with more responsibility should’ve included more money comes with more responsibility. most protected left turn lights should be left turn yields, i think we’d save some gas. i rode a bike in the street for an hour today without contacts, more danger = more fun. im tired of missing andy caldwell’s sets. GREs are the same bullcrap as the SATs,...
The problem isn’t money, it’s us. For deep-seated psychological reasons, when it...– Happiness: A buyer’s guide Intriguing research into how money can buy happiness if it’s spent on experiences (like travel), instead of material goods. (via travelhighlights)
i just took a look at a my resume from a year ago and holy shit, i have done a lot for myself in one year’s time. think i should just rewrite it now. from now on im gonna keep a copy of each year’s resume to measure how productive i’ve been each year.
phil-time: youmightfindyourself: A Potential but Controversial Fix for Genetic Disease Scientists in Oregon have developed a technique that could be used to prevent certain genetic diseases. They’ve demonstrated it in monkeys and are anxious to try it in people. The technique raises ethical questions, however, because it makes a permanent genetic change not just in an individual, but in all...
(found this in my email) A father passing by his son’s bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an Envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to ‘Dad..’ With the worst premonition he opened the envelope with ...
lock, stock, and two smoking barrels
i wish i knew how to talk like this.. Nick the Greek: Dunno. Seems expensive. Tom: Seems? Well, this seems to be a complete waste of my time. That, my friend, is 900 nicker in any store you’re lucky enough to find one in. And you’re haggling over 200 pound? What school of finance did you come from Nick? “It’s a deal, it’s a steal, it’s the Sale of the fucking...
lady: excuse sir, are you a registered voter!? me: no, im a convicted felon.
health care reform explained on some napkins. →
darrylius: (via to-ngan) hey this really helps! i feel a lot more educated now, thanks! haha i wanna knock on some providers too..
i was trying to study in the study lounge at school today but i couldn’t get rid of this fat headache on the right side of my head. sooo… i tried closing my eyes and taking deep breathes.. but it was too loud and it only made me focus on the headache even more. i tried going online to look at shoes and clothes… didn’t work. i tried looking at pictures of girls posted on...
The body cannot be cured without regard for the soul.– Socrates (via maketea-notwar)
Today, I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. “So,” I tried to delicately...– makesmethink.com (via joannotations)
its been one week..
hot damn. only a week since i’ve been back at home in stockton. i must admit, many of the changes have been rather extreme. 1) i go to community college, the people are a complete 180 from ucsd. not to mention that school for me starts at 7am everyday. oh dear. 2) i sleep in a bed! its been nearly two years since i’ve had to sleep on a set bed. i LOVE sleeping on the floor, i...
this ones for andyweezy
phil-time: re: wine n cheese first, read this after you smoke a bowl. second, dude, i totally was almost about to end my last paragraph with a tyler durden quote about self-improvement/masterbation, glad we were on the same wave-length. i also shared this same strange inability to see any future version of myself post-high school, believing my life wasn’t meant to go past young adulthood. i...
Warning: If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you...– Fight Club
wine and cheese
phil-time: so while i’m buzzin on this very very good wine from Bordeux and some elegant cheese, c/o Tong, i must admit that even though i always envisioned myself from childhood as one day becoming a incredulous wine-drinking romantic, its slightly disappointing to note that at the moment, i’ve grown to be anything but. i was watching chappelle show ealier, and he had a skit about how everyday...
today i ws stopped at an intersection on a red light; perfect oppurtunity to drink some mountain dew. in that instance, while im downing the mountain dew, i see a cop car fly by and i gagged and spewed out a mouthful of soda. guess i’ve already developed a physical reflex to the sight of cops haha.
travelhighlights: “Collapsing at Your Doorstep”...
first day of school, i couldn’t figure out how to access the school wifi and after looking for a few min, i saw a window with the words “Information Services” above it so i got in line. after about 5 minutes.. the line wasn’t moving, and i looked around and realized that everyone standing in line was either holding a baby or baby bags…. and people were talking about...
got to school 15 min early today.. decided to sit outside and wait for class. in the first minute alone, i musta heard “n*gga” at least 15 times. yup, im back in stockton folks.
ever since i got back i feel like my creative juices have gone stale.. community college starts tomorrow as well; as my GRE studying as well as grad school applications as well as the next year of my life.
today a boulder crushed my mind so hard i was ready to look away and shut the lid on my laptop. but i didn’t. FOCUS damnnit. FOCUS. “When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do.” i aint most men and i aint fucking quitting.
i seriously dont remember anybody’s name around here haha.. her: so what are you doing now? me: going to delta (community college.) her: so haha you’re going back to highschool huh? me: (-.-‘)
thick ass toilet paper..
one of the many benefits of living at home.
back in stockton..
just took a sleeping pill.. im done with jet lags.. and immmm ever soo sloowlly fadingg awaay…. *sparks in my head* death better not feel like this, imma be eternally mad at myself if i were really to go out like this. but for going to sleep, this will do =]
a few weeks back in seatle..
I was talking to a dentist who lives there; never before had I seen a house with a panaromic view of the pacific ocean. The things that he talked about was simply inspiring. He made his knowledge of art, history, social science, and travel like a new flavor of mountain dew that I just had to have. The way he talked about the world and his travels made it seem like the world was simply his...
Where all mah insomniacs at?
mrkstrkrft: phil-time: mrkstrkrft: This is for you, and the night owls, the nocturnal ones. Shadows, small during the day, mostly found under park benches and askew of a pair of shoes, but all encompassing and as big as existence when it’s dark out. Whether it’s because you can’t sleep, or you just don’t want to. Whether you’re reading a novel or reading Wikipedia in the noble pursuit of...
Typhoon pt. 2
(This is a relatively heavy blog and has been very difficult for me to write. If you do make it to the end, I hope it was worth your time and that you may have gained something from my experience.) Following my previous typhoon post, I ended up staying in until the storm was supposed to subside. They (experts) said that it would be a medium sized typhoon, but what they didn’t anticipate was the...
its gonna hit taiwan hard tonight. everything is closed; schools, banks, stores (but not costco! they even had peking duck pizza in their food court) everyone has to stay home but man.. i just wish i could put on some pants and a hoody, turn on my ipod and go for a run a few blocks thru taipei in the storm, that would be idiotic but amazing nevertheless. sadly, and perhaps fortunately, theres...
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden path or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have...
usually by late evening here in taiwan i would not expect to find any updates however; i am happy to find that i follow people who are also in asia posting their day’s adventures, or people back in california who tend to post while they are drunk/high/drugged/cracked out in the AM. thanks folks, you keep my tumblr interesting round the clock. =]
initially, my transition towards a more simplified lifestyle began with my fear of people robbing me of my material possessions. (side effect of growing up in stockton) i told myself that if i placed high sentimental value on things that appear to have little monetary value then i wouldnt have to worry about people robbing me of my happiness. then i began owning less things because i developed a...
A woman’s shoulder is highly under-rated.