Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ha! JLIN forever. Obviously Houston is willing to pay that much to invest in their growing Asian American demographic and overseas business which started with Yao Ming. But seriously- fuck! When is politics not a part of the process.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Rad! I wonder if you could do this with warm coke. Suddenly it turns frozen- problem solved.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012


Was walking to work this afternoon and this guy caught my eye. Scientist, Dr. Philson of Cornell University, casually taking a break outside his lab. I emailed him his picture with a comment that I thought meeting people on the street was interesting and asked him what kind of science he worked in. This is what he replied:

I do concur with your sentiments, Jilleen.

Yes, my labs, Cornell University Aquaculture, Hydroponics, Aquaponics Labs are located at 525 West 50th Street, New York, NY (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

I have also invented and developed some of the new technologies in the above stated areas.

Aquaculture: Is the culturing or growing of food fish for human consumption and or the culturing of ornamental fish for the aesthetics in a continually biologically and ecologically controlled re-circulating and reconditioning water environment.

Hydroponics: Is the growing or cultivation of plants such as vegetables and herbs in a re-circulating nutrient rich solution or liquid environment (without soil).

Aquaponics: Is the integration of both the NDFT Hydroponics and BHS Aquaculture Technologies (or Systems) in an ecologically driven and balanced symbiotic and sustainable controlled environment resulting in two products, a food fish product and a plant (vegetables and herbs) product. The nutrient rich water from the fish environment sustains the vegetables and herbs crops, while the plants clean the water from the fish environment biologically.

Who says you can't learn something new every day? Of course the term "Hydroponics" is forever linked to industrial weed farming in my mind.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Couldn't really tell if this movie was showcasing or glorifying the superficiality and wreckless nature of youth culture? Or if this movie was just like Old School overdose sprinkled in with a few " i'm so glad i'm not in high school in 2012" experiences. I couldn't really tell but the whole movie seemed to be kind of a really long Adidas Originals House Party commercial peppered in with some American Apparel model sass. Then that kind of bummed me out because "originality" and the subcultural activities that go with "youth culture" being repackaged and sold back to me makes me feel weird watching it. Like do I really need to see another anonymous "cool skateboard guy" in anything anymore? So cheesy.. Of course if it's the Gonz that's a no brainer. But I'm talking about these movies and music videos with someone kickflipping into a pool or something. Ughhhh... Just stop.

Watched this movie on the plane. So good. Yes. Another war movie, and yes graphic and at times, chilling. The Japanese are depicted as ruthless killers straight up. But the ruthless killers part is often a natural side effect of cutthroat imperialism, which is historically accurate. If it weren't for the Japanese's strategic attempts at trying to take over the rest of Asia during World War 2, they could have faced western colonization just like the rest of Asia. Social darwinism always at work. The struggle between national and racial groups seems like a pretty ageless bummer.