Saturday, November 27, 2010

Now playing...

Autumn/ Thanksgiving holiday playlist:

1. Falling Slowly  -The Frames
2. Dreams   -Priscilla Ahn
3. Falling In  -Lifehouse
4. Parachute  -Ingrid Michaelson
5. Crows and Locusts   -Brooke Fraser
6. Something in the Water  -Brooke Fraser
7. Not As We   -Alanis Morisette
8. Samson  -Regina Spektor
9. Blue Lips   -Regina Spektor
10. Grace Flows Down  -Christy Nockels

Foreign Film Friday: "Man From Nowhere"



Foreign Film Friday: Man From Nowhere (Korea)


Now go somewhere and watch this. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!
If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”


Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland

Sunday, October 17, 2010

When all else fades, His love remains

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:   "For your sake we face death all day long;   we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sweet Toothed

While prepping for a 10-mile run, I tried to eat healthier (this does not mean I avoided chocolate mousse cakes or hazelnut truffles...). Now after the run, I'm trying to keep up with the healthy-eating...
So, desserts with fruits/made from fruits aren't such a bad thing now is it? What's your fav dessert?! I am craving a  New York cheesecake...

(from NuggetMarket)


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oh treadmill...

I have a love/hate relationship with my treadmill.

Instead of my usual 2-4mile run on this wretched machine, I would rather being doing this!




I have been "training" for a 10 miler run (um, coming up in 5 days! eek) and I have come to appreciate having a treadmill in my basement, especially during this long, cold winter. (We only got like 20inches of snow at a time, you know.)

Even still, gawsh, it's so hard to get on this thing sometimes.

Anyway- much thanks to my running group and my "virtual trainer" (VT!) in helping me follow through with this upcoming Cherry Blossom Run!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket

















"If you can dream it, you can achieve it."

Dreaming big....

Playball!

Baseball season is now underway!
Hoping for a better/actually fun baseball season with the local teams...Go O's and Nats!















First pitch by Mr. Obama today for the Nats opening game vs. Philly.
He definitely looks less "frumpy" this year.
But... a Nats jacket and a White Sox hat???? c'mon............ (Go Cubs!)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday is Easter

Easter means new beginnings and hope.




















Pretending gets tiring. Let's be more genuine and honest this year!

Hoppy Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Billy's jeans

Would Billy rather wear these...





Or these...?

 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fab gifts for your Fave 5

Different friends have different needs.
Quirky friends, require quirky gifts.
Here are some not-the-norm gift ideas for your fave five!

1. The runner---> "Toe" shoes














The runner is your buddy who runs for fun (!) and can clock a mile in 8minutes. We all know what toe socks are, but toe shoes? Okay, they're not called toe shoes, but they are the Vibram FiveFingers. These are more like plastic, foot gloves--all snuggly on your toes and feet. I've actually seen these on a runner in D.C. once. To me, they look funny (hahahaha). But hey, good reviews!

2. The online friend--> internet throw pillows-lawlz


These Throwboy pillows will make the perfect plushy gift for your internet friend. Maybe you met this person online...(ie. you guys eharmonized); or maybe you have that online chatterbox friend who loves using emoticons (ie. ^_^)  and those darn "lol's" and "brb's." Either way, these are slightly geeky, but really cute!

4. The drama queen---> reminder poster


 
















Um, so you probably won't tell your friend that she's a drama queen (or king?) straight up, but you know it deep inside and so does she (or he). Get that friend this lovely poster (sidenote: it is a reproduction of a WWII propaganda poster and printed on recycled paper + soy ink) from ReForm School as a friendly reminder that it is always necessary to "Keep Calm and Carry On." Alright? Let's carry on...


3. The ninja---> confirmation shirt













So what if your friend isn't a real ninja- just get them this anyway via etsy . Wearing this will probably not turn them into a real ninja, but it will most likely boost their confidence. So, hi-ya!


5. The [girlie] gamer --> pinked Wii controller

















This is the most girlie looking remote evaaa! Your girlie gamer loves her Wii and can deuce you in tennis, roll strikes in bowling and is probably more fit than you are because of her Wii fit. Just let her KO you in boxing, too, with her pink Wii remote + motion plus controller. 


**BONUS**
5.1. The heartbreaker --> the easy pass




















Let your heartbreaker friend let her boys/gals down easy with this print.

>>disclaimer: i am not saying my particular fave 5 are the types i listed. :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring has Sprung



















Spring is...
      blossoms, more sunny skies, and warmer temperatures. (Joy!!)

What will spring bring?

Spring is...new beginnings. Let's be excited.

Friday, March 12, 2010

"The stigma of being artists from North Korea"




















Illustration [by Ji Lee] for the article about the denial of visas for the North Korean artists to enter Australia's contemporary art biennale.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Home Sweet Toilet...?

How far (or deep) would you go to get your message down, I mean, across?

To reiterate the importance of better sanitation in all countries, this man constructed his home to resemble a toilet. No joke.














The owner, Jaeduck Sim, is a member of the Korea Parliament and a member of the World Toilet Association (?!). Toilet home is located in Suwon, South Korea and it encompasses about 4,500 sq. ft. It only cost about 1.6 million to build.

Don't fret- you can have a chance to live in the loo for only 50,000 U.S. dollars a day! The profits from the rent is said to go to needy countries. So, any takers? Go spend a weekend at the loo! Oh, and  I'm sure he has a smaller-sized toilet for you too, inside his bigger toilet.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"What we achieve inwardly 
 will change outer reality."

- Plutarch



The taste of failure to sweet success

An inspiring and fun[ny] commencement speech by JK Rowling- yes, the creator of Harry Potter, et al.
















JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure | Video on TED.com

I think the more bitter your failures, the sweeter your victories taste!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tee-lightfully cute!

Express your love with these cute tee's from Threadless!




















And this one is just comical....it's called "FAIL." Hahaha!
 

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Skinny living

And you thought Hollywood stars were the only ones digging the skinny...
Check out this skinny NYC home that sold for $2.17 million!


















How many people do you think could fit, sitting around on one floor?
Here are some other skinny digs from around the globe:

Antwerp, Belgium


















White Sulphur Springs, Montana


















Old San Juan, Puerto Rico


















Amsterdam, The Netherlands


















Personally, I like houses with a bit more meat. I don't think these houses can fit more than one full cartwheel...
*Click for more Skinny Living.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Make everyday..a tasty one.

Each day is what you make of it.




















 "There are two types of people in the world- one that lives like each day as a miracle and one who doesn't."
- Dwight Eisenhower

Sometimes...we do foolish things















I don't think Gilbert Arenas is necessarily a bad guy, but even good people make very bad mistakes. (BTW, who is his PR person?!)




Oh, DC Mayor Fenty... now this- this is totally not cool.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

You have to be cool to work here, too


Work would be more fun if it was here right? This office space is for an advertising company in Tokyo, Japan. Talk about encouraging creativity and inspiration. The space used to be a bowling alley and driving range! Seems so cool and refreshing, eh.

 


Check out the full article about this place here: TBWA/Hakuhoda Offices.