An outlet for telling people about things that I probably wouldn't in real life, because no one would be interested.

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A protester handed President Barack Obama a note while shaking hands along a rope line in New Hampshire today.  AP photographer Charlie Dharapak smartly zoomed in so you can read the note for yourself.

For those of you who like to know (myself included) the technical information on how Charlie shot the pictures, here it is. Both frames were made with a Canon 1D Mark IV with a 70-200mm zoom lens. The exposure was 1/250 @ f2.8 rated at 1600iso. The first image was shot at 70mm and the close up was shot at 160mm.

Nov 22nd, 2011

I’m officially obsessed

Nov 19th, 2011
Sep 11th, 2011

This video makes me smile a lot.  I love it.  I want to be like him.

Aug 16th, 2011
This.

This.

Jul 25th, 2011

And, I can’t get this song out of my head, but that isn’t a bad thing really.  All For You by Sister Hazel.

Jul 24th, 2011

My favorite rendition of my favorite Amy Winehouse song <3

Jul 24th, 2011

Since I’m disappointed as hell about the whole Anthony Weiner squandering all his political capital, I have a pick me up funny awesome video: Dr. Horrible’s Sing along Blog’s song “Laundry Day,” featuring my little pony!!

Jun 9th, 2011
NYMAG feature Asian Americans + higher ed

Wow.  Totally hit the nail on the head with this one.  Put into words what I felt but didn’t think about or analyze or realize when I went through it all myself in high school. 

"He had always felt himself a part of a mob of “nameless, faceless Asian kids,” who were “like a part of the décor of the place.”"

“At Stuy, it’s completely different: If you looked at the pinnacle, the girls and the guys are not only good-looking and socially affable, they also get the best grades and star in the school plays and win election to student government. It all converges at the top. It’s like training for high society. It was jarring for us Chinese kids. You got the sense that you had to study hard, but it wasn’t enough.”

"This is how he described himself: “I got good grades and I love literature and I want to be a writer and an intellectual; at the same time, I’m the first person in my family to go to college, my parents don’t speak English very well, and we don’t own the apartment in Flushing that we live in. I mean, I’m proud of my parents and my neighborhood and what I perceive to be my artistic potential or whatever, but sometimes I feel like I’m jumping the gun a generation or two too early.”"

"At Stuyvesant, he had hung out in an exclusively Asian world in which friends were determined by which subway lines you traveled."

…and then other stuff about the bamboo ceiling and social interactions etc etc.  Although I felt this article was a little too heavy on the dudes & not enough on the women.  Still, cool beans.  And the shout out to Jenny on page 2 :)

May 10th, 2011

These are 2 postsecrets this week that are true.

May 8th, 2011