Sunday, June 29, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

bubble tea madness. and noodles.

couple of photos from today. we ate food, drank bubble tea and laughs laughs laughs.

mikki and ghost pearl

the matu and the pearl

the matu and korean toy camera

mikki punching me

me and pearl and bubble tea and sweet ride

Mr. and Mrs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Music I'm Diggin'

This is the brainchild of my buddy Mark Herst. DMGD ORCHSTR makes me feel like I am in an modern day RPG realm, battling dark wizards, gaining mana through my bubble tea with the madness of 8-bit wonder of smashing pumpkins as my soundtrack.

Stereolab Dots and Loops.
Maybe, its the summer. Maybe, its the cool spritzer limeade. I loved this album during my freshman year in college and love it now. Even after almost 11 years of its release, this album is flawless.

Ape School
No No No. I am not being biased here! Yes, we've played shows with this awesome philly act. And yes, Michael Johnson (who IS ape school) is also our drummer. But this band ... what can I say, it is a refreshing sound in wierdadelphia music scene. A little prog, a little stoner rock and a whole lot of rockin', this band is just pure goodness and I never tire of listening to the albums.

Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind
For me, this album is a classic. Its like cutting AP Political Science, laying on the south lawn, staring at the clouds, chain smoking cigarettes, with your walkman on at full blast and the tape of choice is Green Mind. Makes ya feel a little nostalgic, don't it?

Shugo Tokumaru
The album has a sweetness, a psychedelic wildness and the wistful sound of enchantment! love it.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hana Yori Dango

Chocolate and Jdrama. Hmmm.

Alright! Coffee Prince will always be my favorite KDrama. But as far as JDrama goes: there is a new champion! It is Hana Yori Dango (Boys over Flowers). I read the manga ages ago (lone tear, it was very good). I've always eyed the live action but never brought myself to watching. well, in my usual style, i went through one of my phases of hibernation and found myself downloading the avi. (side note: if it weren't for my friends ... i would prob. turn into a pasty creepy, glazed eyes, frizzy haired, smelly dudette, surrounded by graphic novels, LPs & 45s, video games and drooling over jdrama. thanks guys!) The manga was great ... the live action is fantastic. Combined with a very likable characters and a strong female lead, the story revolves around Makino the "Tough Weed" interactions with the F4 at a very prestigious rich kid school.

From DramaWiki
"Makino Tsukushi is the only poor student at Eitoku Gakuen, the school of the ridiculously rich and privileged that is ruled by Flower 4 or F4, a group of four boys who come from extremely powerful families: Domyoji Tsukasa, the leader and heir of the Domyoji World Finance Group; Hanazawa Rui, the introverted son of a large company; Nishikado Sojiro, a player who is the heir of a tea ceremony school; and Mimasaka Akira, a madam killer with ties to the underground. If a student gets on the F4’s bad side, he/she gets a red notice and is bullied and driven out of school.
Makino hopes to pass her days quietly-- without drawing any attention to herself-- but one day, she stands up to Domyoji in defense of her friend. The next day, Makino gets the dreaded red notice. Even though she is harassed, Makino decides to keep going to school because she is a “tough weed”. She declares war right back on the F4. Her resolve gets the attention of her crush Hanazawa Rui and oddly enough, rouses romantic feelings in her worst enemy, Domyoji Tsukasa.
The series is based on the Japanese shoujo manga "Hana Yori Dango" (Boys Before Flowers) by Kamio Yoko."

The live action is 2 seasons long and a Movie which finalizes the series comes out end of this month. I really love this series and really want to see the movie. dammit ... "patience is a virtue" (haha)

Currently Playing: The World Ends With You

I only started this game a couple days ago. And presently on Day 3 in gameplay. This game is just amazing.
And it has everything that makes ME happy:
1. Takes place in the Shibuya District
2. You battle noise that pollutes the realm
3. Open gates guarded by dudes in red hoodies
4. Fashion determines the level of power one has in each zone.
5. Angst ridden teens
6. Really complex battles.
7. The graphics are wonderful.
8. So far, I really enjoy the storyline.

I gotta say, this game is great.

You can get real review here (instead of me gushing on how rad this game is) The World Ends With You Review by Game Stop

Ladies Love Chocolate

i salute you chocolate. you got me through a-many jdramas and late night secret snacking. you are better than my first sip of coffee in the morning. you will hang with me in the park, at the movies, in my pocket and in my belly and never complain. you are comfort with marshmellows during the winter and yummy in vegan cakes. you are awesome chocolate.

Saturday, June 21, 2008



i have a brother in law. welcome to the family andy pants!
i turned 29.
i'm on summer vacation.
ravens&vultures will release the full length very soon.

here are some photos

mikki and michi during one of our many stops ROADTRIP 08!

Me with Iron Man

Me In car

Note : Storm Trooper is playing a video game in the background.