Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Mr. Don becomes Ms. Debbie!

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This is my favorite scene from Popular. The beloved shop teacher Mr. Don decides to start his transformation into becoming woman. Upon entering the ladies room for the first time he shocks Mary Cherry, which makes her scream, "Seeing this lady with a wee willy winky has tramatized me!" But then she changes her mood by saying, "For the first time, my sense of style has to over ride my christian convicitons. I would be betraying my oath as a Glamazon (name of their cheerleading squad) if I let ya walk out of here looking like 10 miles of bad road"
The rest is just as incredible, but Mary Cherry is my favorite! Enjoy, oh and if your with the RIAA I am only promoting the sales and rental of this DVD. Another great attempt at Amerikkkan TV gone forever...............sigh.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Cherry Cherry Lesbian

Back in 2001 one of the most daring shows to appear on network TV was called Popular, which is now on DVD. This is one of my fav episodes where Cherry Cherry, Mary Cherry's Mother (Delta Burke) is "Lookin' for a Lesbian"

Monday, August 29, 2005

King Kong Jackson!

IM geekin out now. One of my favorite directors is remaking my favorite movie from childhood! Peter Jackson, remember him he directed such greats as Meet The Feebles, Dead Alive (dubbed the goriest movies of all time!, back in 1992), The Frightners, Heavenly Creatures and...hmmm...oh yeah he did some trilogy that boost him into super stardom, but you know me, Im all bohemian and cool and hip and jaded and superstardom, is boring and uncool and unhip and oh god! am I going back to my Portland attitude days, okay well anyway this is the director who did the Lord of the Rings, which was amazing and he didn't let me down and I am sure since this is his first project since LOR that he is allowed all the money in the world and can do anything he wants with it, so that is good, I am sure it will be stellar and will not be the fuck up that Dino Delarintus did to all the post KK's after 1976, which was trash, but I was eight years old and it made me fall in love with Kong. My mom even got me a big gorilla that was wider than me,who I used to strap onto the back of my bike and ride around the hood, anyway I digress, So I found that they are doing a vlog of behind the scenes so here is a link to that: Kong is King.
Oh and Jack Black is staring in it. I like Jack Black, oh yeah and it seems that it is going to be an actual remake of the original, not a remake based on the idea. Okay I am done ranting.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

GIRL, I wanna take you to a (Korean) Gay Bar

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A blurry night at the gay bars of Seoul

Friday, August 26, 2005

Im working on my new portfolio for graduate school. I think I've been working on this for about eight months now. While acclimating myself to living in Asia, Never eating Mexican food, Never having sex, Never drinking good beer, being a minority, eating lots of good spicy food, traveling and seeing some mind blowing places. I am loving this experience, but yet I am so homesick, more missing moments than a 'home' since home would just be the states, because I have no home, physically. Six more months, well anyway, I am working on my portfolio. I don't even know what schools I am going to apply to, Maybe three, Maybe four, Maybe two, deciding where I want to be is tough and I really want to go to a good school, I want to have the best experience so far, I want to build on that energy, not work, or maybe get a shit job on campus, Just be a student, make my art, study, hang out with friends, talk, drink, fuck, all those things you do in college, only I didn't get that experience in undergrad, I worked, all the time, sometimes having three jobs and going to school part time, I did it very well, but this time I only get two or three years and I want to just focus on the art, go to that place that art making takes me, and be able to live in it, avoid the real world, complete submersion, and hopefully never have to come back. So anyway here are a couple of the pieces, any creative criticisms are welcome.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Traditional Korean Drinking House

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Last night was a work function. We went to dinner and had lots and lots of Meat, onward from there to a Traditional Korean Drinking House. This is that.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Bangkok Airport to South Korea

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Here I am in the Bangkok Airport, trying to get back to Seoul earlier, but that didn't happen. And next is the bus ride from Seoul to the suburbs so I can go straight to work, walking into a class room filled with kids, 10 minutes late with suitcase in hand. Oh yeah, all on two hours of airplane sleep.

Alley Walk Bangkok

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I got a room in a guest house on Koh San Road. I just wanted to expierence it once. This was the alley I had to walk down to get to the street.

Bad Dreads and Young's last night.

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On Koh San road in Thailand, it is all touristy filled with backpackers and girls getting their hair braided, and well I didn't want to get left out, so I got white boy dread locks, only they started falling out, literally untangling, so I went back the next day and had the woman do them again and two days later there was no trace of them! What a waste of $5! oh well, it was Young's last night, so we had dinner and some beer. and here is all is.

Time Trippin Thailand

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okay so I am getting sick of uploading and editing and all the crap that comes along with all the dang footage I shot on my trip, but alas I am almost finished, but not with out first getting irritated, so here is how I delt with that. playing, using cheesy effects, etc. enjoy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

The Bangkok Grand Palace

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This is the Bangkok Grand Palace. A megaplex of temples n' such. Pictured here is the Reclining Buddha, it is BIG!!

The Last Day on Koh Samui

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This is the last day on the island. such peace.....

Koh Samui Airport to Bangkok

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From the cutest dang airport in the world, to Bankgkok.

Playing Pool on Koh samui

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It was our last night on the island. We are playing pool, badly, on the biggest pool table in the world!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

I got blessed by a Monk!

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We stopped by this temple to see the mummified monk and got blessed by this monk. It was amazing! The monk loved my goatee and kept playing with it. After splashing our heads with holy water and chanting he tied little knotted string bracelets onto our arms. This was one of my favorite experiences there!

a quest for Waterfalls, an Elephant and a Jeep

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I rented a Suzuki Samuri and drove around Koh Sumui on a quest for waterfalls and we found a 55 year old Elephant.

Chillin in Koh Samui v.3 Mornin'

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The last installment of the Chillin Series, Morning Calm.

Chillin in Koh Samui v.2

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Chillin' some more.

Chillin in Koh Samui v.1

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first in the threequal to come of Chillin in Koh Samui. Well, because that's what I did, and well I did some other things too that were pretty cool. they're coming next.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Thai Arobics!

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Walking down the street in Koh Samui, Thailand. I stumble upon an Arobics class (an another Korean Tourist).

Mortville, Thailand

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Switching Bungalows on Koh Samui, Thailand.
We had to take a truck taxi, to a road, we weren't sure if it was the right road or not and going through Shanty Town, I looked but never saw Queen Carlotta, but low and behold it was the right road and we got our 'new to us' bungalow on the beach.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The boat to Koh Samui, Thailand

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The boat to Koh Samui, to a taxi to the bungalows on the beach.....haaaa......

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Phnom Penh to Bangkok and out on the Train

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from a Tuk Tuk in Phnom Penh, to a Plane to Bangkok, then a Taxi to the Train and ending in the sleeper car heading to Koh Samui, Thailand.

I just thought of it

okay I just realized that I am putting all these videos up and forgetting that they are all from mainly one 28 trip. Okay so here it is:
at 7am we left on a bus from our guest house on Tuesday Morning, That bus took us to another bus which took us to yet a third bus and we still have not left Sieam Reap. The Third bus takes us through the Cambodian countryside for seven hours. When we arrive at Phnom Penh, we were swarmed by about 30 touts, yelling for us to take their taxi or tuk tuk, so we grabbed a tuk tuk for $4 to the airport. We took a plane to Bangkok, then a taxi to the Train station, then a Train to Sarran Thait, and then a bus ride to the boat dock. A boat to Koh Samui. From Koh Samui we took a taxi for 400 bhat, which is about ten dollars and I knew I was being ripped off, but I just really didn't care, all I wanted at that point was some good Thai food a big coconut to drink and a beach to look at. I got it and it was GOOOOOOOODDDD!!!!!!! and so worth it, everybit of it! If I had to do it again I would, well I wouldn't order the breakfast on the train, that was gross .
Oh and there are plenty of videos to come along we are only half way through them!

Monday, August 08, 2005

The bus ride from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

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The bus to Phnom Pehn. Through the country, it was a beautiful seven hour drive, in a somewhat comfortable bus. The roads were paved for most of the trip.

first bus leaving Siem Reap, Cambodia

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It was early in the morning and we had to catch a bus from our guest house in Siem Reap to another bus, to yet a third bus for our Journey to Phnom Penh. This is on the way to the second bus.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Tuk Tuk ride in Siem Reap

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From our guest house to the old market area, wasn't far, but the red clay dirt road to the market is kinda messy, so we opted for the $1 tuk tuk ride. It's all about holding on!

Cambodian Rain

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I was sitting in the 'chill out' lounge on the roof, of the guest house we were staying in Siem Reap, Cambodia and the rain fell for about five minutes, it was beautiful!

a night in Bangkok (drinking)

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This video is 24mb, so it's kinda big.
Young and I arrived in Bangkok, checked into the guest house, then met up with Sal, who had befriended a Chris and a Christopher. We went for Mexican food and then drinks afterwards at this cool bar that is on the street, literally. You sometimes have to watch out for cars coming around the corner on this small street. Anyway this is a video of us eating and drinking and everyone yelling at me for videoing them.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Warning!! This is a BIG video, 32mb. So it may take some time to load, but it is all the videos from Angkor Wat together in one, so check it out, the editing is crappy, but it is up. Yay!

First Cambodia video!

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Here is the first of many to come. enjoy.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

crazy night

last night was a crazy one. I so rarely do these things, but was out until 4am. I crashed at my friends apartment, several hours before he and the other people that were staying there came back with their tricks, so I got woken up at 7:30 to the sounds of two guys having sex in one room, a guy and girl having sex the the other room, then I think they all started having sex together in the foyer. All while I was trying to sleep on the couch. In the pass bys I got kissed on the cheek once by a russian guy and another time by a german girl.
So not my idea of a good time, but kinda funny now in retrospect.
over all it was a fun night, I drank way too much and am feeling it today. I had some crazy mute guy on the train home come over to me and start pointing to all my tattoos and then tried looking up my shorts.
Here is a photo of the dreads that fell out:

Friday, August 05, 2005

less pessamistic

Im not so bitter today. I got spiritual and all new-age-y and feel much more centered and delt with this day wonderfully. Decompressing from a trip to SE Asia takes more time than I thought. It is a magical area. I can't describe it, but you can see everyone feeling it. I guess it is a bunch of boheimians doing what they do best, being boheimian. I hate to be a cliche, but I am so one of them. Funny I am listening to the Dandy Warhols right now. Irony,,,......jeesh I am a friggin cliche. oh well I think I do it well. It fits, well my mom thinks the dreadlocks didn't see to fit me, I got dreadlocks in Bangkok, but they fell out. weird. its all on video, I just have to put it together, or just throw it up as is. which i was going to do, but watched it and thought it needed some music, to really set the mood, so I am going to do that now. oh so the photo, I just added is this place on Koh Samui, the island in Thailand I was at, we were driving around in the little jeep thing that i rented. The driver side was on the right and it was a five speed, that was freaky, so anyway we stopped at this place for coffee, because, uhm....we.... look at it, how could we not stop? friggin amazing!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

back from Cambodia and Thailand

Well I am back. I landed in Seoul at 7:30am on Monday morn. I had to be at work at 10am, I got there at 10:15, running into my classroom with suitcase in hand, two hours of airplane sleep and so spacey. ugh! Needless to say it was a hell day. But I got home to my new apartment laid out my booty and took inventory of all my goodies.
Then reality set in. South Korea is probably the most boring country in all of Asia! I like it here, but it is just a watered down version of Japan with no edge. IM sorry to sound so pessimistic, but after being in the beauty and craziness that is SE Asia, coming here was a bit of a let down. Plus realizing that yesterday was my one year anniversary here, was kinda sad. I am ready to leave here, but for now it is all about saving money, working on my portfolio and anticipating Xmas for a week in Indonesia and two months later leaving SK for good.
on a happy note, I am in the process of compressing the videos I shot on my holiday, so those may start going up as soon as today and more daily.
I figured out the compression problem. I was over compressing, so this means that some are going to be quite large I will try to keep them small, but the first one to go up is 25mb, so it will take a while to download, or stream, which ever you decide to do. Also a note you will need QuickTime to view the movies, if you have a Mac you already have this,but you PC people (ugh) goto
and download it for free.
more later..........