Saturday, October 23, 2010


My friend Lindsay in SF forwarded me a link of this website: Uh it's really good. There are some really epic broken English mom quotes. My mom's English is pretty good. Except when she tells people I'm going skiing instead of skateboarding.. I could not stop laughing at some of these.. Click to enlarge!

Friday, October 22, 2010


– Fri Oct 22, 11:58 am ET
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Chen Wei-yih has posed for a set of photos in a flowing white dress, enlisted a wedding planner and rented a banquet hall for a marriage celebration with 30 friends.
But there is no groom. Chen will marry herself.
Uninspired by the men she's met but facing social pressure to get married, the 30-year-old Taipei office worker will hold the reception next month in honor of just one person.

"Age thirty is a prime period for me. My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven't found a partner, so what can I do?" Chen said."It's not that I'm anti-marriage. I just hope that I can express a different idea within the bounds of a tradition."
Her T$50,000 ($5,675) wedding comes after online publicity that has netted 1,800 largely sympathetic comments.
"I think there will be more and more girls like this," said "divagirl," who did not elaborate.

Taiwanese women are marrying later and less often as their economic status advances, fuelling government concerns about a drop in the birth rate and its impact on productivity. Only 40 percent of women surveyed earlier this year by the education ministry said they imagined married people could live better than singles, local media said.
"I was just hoping that more people would love themselves," said Chen, who will go on a solo honeymoon to Australia.
Chen said her mother had insisted on a groom at first but later jumped aboard the solo marriage plan.

But as Chen cannot officially register a marriage to herself, if she finds a man later she will wed again.
"If I had a steady boyfriend, I wouldn't do this," Chen said. "it would be offensive to him, anyway."
(Reporting by Ralph Jennings; editing by Elaine Lies)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

This is happening somewhere out there.. little kids with out of control steez, celebrity parents, and record contracts that give them a license to punish your existence. Aka Mini Rihanna meets Mini Fresh Prince. Only by a hair is it cute to me. Let's face it whipping your hair back and forth transcends races and barriers- it's all about giving yourself whiplash while wearing thoughtfully shaped sunglasses.


Another meaningful heavydiscussion cover..

Totally insane. I have dreams about being able to super hero manuveur my way out of deathly situations. I like how he hovers over the wreckage like " who died? "

Lord of the Thai Ice teas

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A reason why humans totally rule. Nasa is bullshit. Build your own space craft!

Wolf chaser

Monday, October 18, 2010


Coming to China for about a quarter of the year leaves me with my weak, homesick moments. This time I missed the opening of the Vans wherehouse in Williamsburg, which is not such a bummer had Public Enemy not played. I never really go to shows anymore so watching them play for free would have definitely been one for the books. But then again, I am in China and there is a lot of China to explore- even if I only get to explore it a mere once a week. This weekend some friends brought me to Windows of the World in Shenzen. I recommend this place if you're a sucker for miniaturized things, or if you want to roam around somewhere weird and drink beer. Oh wait, that's everywhere in China..

First stop, the Kremlin. In the background you can make out a part of the Eiffel Tower. It's kind of funny because it has like giant neon chinese writing on it at night. It reminds me of like bootleg French cookie packaging.

Only in Windows of the World is Russia directly next to England. A lot of these miniatures were not as miniature as I thought they would be. It was like somebody kept building past miniature sized and then quit right before it was big enough for children to crawl through them. (tempting)

Feeling some of the details

I don't know what this is supposed to be? Sketchy

Ughh.. this was really cool. I really wanted to hamster ride one of these floaties but nobody else wanted to. Naturally, I conformed to the group. Bumper car floaties

Willows of the Asiatic variety..

Southeast Asia time

Tiny buddhas

Mt Fuji?Roughly thirty years ago Shenzen was just a fishing village. In the 1970's the Chinese government made this area a special economic zone, open to foreign investment. Since then, the population is estimated to be around 8.6 million in 2010 with around 6 million non permanent residents. Basically, Shenzen is fucking huge. In the background you can see these pretty awesome apartment buildings with giant globes imprinted on them. However, since most of the city is relatively young, the architecture throughout also reflects very little cultural history. It's kind of mindblowing as a foreigner, and even for locals I spoke with, to know that what was once a former fishing village has become one of the fastest growing mega cities ever.

For around $2 you can rent traditional costumes to wear and pose throughout the park. Unfortunately the only real time you can see Chinese people in traditional garb is A. on t.v. soap operas B. in some remote part of China. or C. as a joke in a tourist/local trap.

Life choices...

Chinese landscaping, I'm a fan of this one

Honestly, I had a dream about finally going to Austrailia on this trip. Weird.

I really like this photo.

Dutch Oven Land.

Castle on the water

Seeing mini Egypt was sick. My friend kept reminding me that these were only miniatures. As you can see, I kept taking photos like these were the real thing@

Slave camel. Sorry bro..

Sad Face:(

This year for Halloween, the Grand Canyon is dressed up. And this lady is into it's overall costume!

Chinese interpretation of Halloween: Loose limbs in a dirty closet.

Giant Spider ruling

Finally something totally awesome! Dead Chinese war bride..

Homeless people are terrifying!

Lady in red..

Let me just say I think it's fitting in China the plastic bloody limbs are in permanent squatting position. Everyone squats in China to do everything- smoke cigs, relax, and poop into the ground..

Metal webs are so artsy


Part II of our awesome day we stumbled upon this winter wonderland in the snow compound. Being it was like 90 degrees outside, finding this was totally rad. A ski slope where you could ride donuts down? Game on!

Sucker for bright lights..

I'm a bigger sucker for terrible engrish. But seriously, it was the equivalent of $2 to go in all day to drink beer and do mute grabs on your donut

Post-soul grinding sesh

I'm kind of a fan of the tandem donut position

Free jackets and boots. Those ski jackets were sick. Totally tempted to buy a Ski World jacket

Friends with beers are friends that ride down in donuts too!

Top O' the Hill

Dramatic look down the bunny hill.

Dramatic look up the bunny hill

Exclusive donut shot. Anti-ass wetter seats, gotta' appreciate that.