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What a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all round the sun. What a beautiful dream that could flash on the screen in a blink of an eye and be gone from me. Let me hold it close and keep it here with me. And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea. But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and LIST every beautiful thing we can see.

bookmarks:
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Ryan movies (In theaters, TV series, or docs)
family (Visits from (Dead) Loved Ones)
LaTanya books (Books I've Read in 2021)
observations (Great Names for Girls)
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Some memorable moments...

Pandemic SOCIAL DISTANCING 2021:

  • Van Gogh Immersive (june w. hollis, andrea)
  • Beach clean-up volunteering
  • Received my first vaccine dose!
  • "Dialogues of Light" Downtown LA outdoor art exhibit
  • LAGUNA BEACH ocean bungalow w. Hollis - April
  • Nita & Vani visit after Reece's death
  • Andrea nature walk
  • Asian Alliance March
  • Castle family funeral (Trisha Amy Ashley Vanessa Francesca)
  • Rumi begins weekly dog agility courses
  • BOOK DEAL for a new series with Chronicle Books
  • Adam and Jack park date w. Rumi
  • Georgia Vince & Cookie hang date
  • Lilian and Milo backyard date
  • Claire and Deerboy park date
  • Hearing Angeline's voice after her surger...
oct 31 2016 ∞
apr 14 2021 +
jan 11 2012 ∞
aug 26 2020 +
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2021:

  • Wojnarowicz: f**k you f*ggot f**ker ~ ★★★★★ (doc)
  • Exterminate The Brutes ~ ★★★★☆ (hbo doc series)
  • Q: Into The Storm ~ ★★★★★ (hbo doc)
  • SeaSpiracy ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
  • We Work (breaking a 47 billion dollar unicorn) ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
  • Last Chance U ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
  • Tina ~ ★★★★☆ (hbo doc)
  • Dope is Death ~ ★★★★☆ (doc)
  • Minari ~ ★★★★☆ (aside from ending)
  • We Are Who We Are ~ ★★★★☆ (hbo series)
  • Murder Among the Mormons ~ ★★★★☆ (netflix doc)
  • Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell ~ ★★★★☆ (doc minus glaring omission)
jan 2 2012 ∞
apr 10 2021 +
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  • becoming close with neighbors (and their dogs)
  • our new puppy and his affection
  • PBS reporting (esp frontline and independent lens)
  • hollis making me laugh all the time and her hugs
  • neighborhood walks and dog walks
  • take out food from our local restaurants struggling
  • rupaul (so glad we saved this till hollis was old enough and we could watch together as a family during pandemic)
  • mini local airbnb getaways (venice, sequoias, orchard, newport, big bear, san diego)
  • long phone chats with friends
  • streaming movies (if this happened in the 90s!?)
  • my vegan bagel sandwich for lunch
  • L.A. weather
feb 6 2021 ∞
apr 13 2021 +
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  • Bill Burr (2021)
  • Stranger Things Drive-Thru Experience (Dec 2020)
  • RuPaul Drive N' Drag Show (July 2020)
  • Russell Brand : Recovery Live (June 2020) - cancelled - pandemic
  • Sweet Land Opera: (Feb 2020)
  • Isabella Rossellini‘s Link Link Circus (Feb 2020)
  • Ali Wong (Feb 2020)
  • Jo Koy (Feb 2020)
  • Trevor Noah (Dec 2019)
  • Jerry Saltz: on art (Nov 2019)
  • Hannah Gadsby (July 2019)
  • Russell Brand and David Lynch in Conversation: Transcendental Meditation (June 2019)
  • Jordan Downs Illumination, Watts Projects Community Theater (May 2019)
  • Dear Evan Hansen NY (Apr 2019 w.H/J)
  • The Wolves (March 2019 H&J)
  • For The Love Of... (March 2019)
  • Aziz Ansari (Feb 2019)
  • Wicked (Dec 2018 w.Hollis)
jun 20 2006 ∞
apr 9 2021 +
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2021:

2020:

  • Wild Nothing + Beach Fossils -- cancelled
  • Billie Eilish (hollis) -- cancelled
  • The Rapture -- cancelled
  • Cruel World Festival
    • Blondie, Violent Femmes, Echo & The Bunnymen, Devo, The Psychedelic Furs, Gary Numan, Berlin, Bauhaus, She Wants Revenge, The Church, Public Image Ltd., English Beat, Cold Cave, Black Marble, Marc Almond, TR/ST, Blaqk Audio, The KVB, Christian Death, Drab Majesty, Soft Kill, Sextile, Gene Loves Jezebel -- cancelled
  • Black Marble -- cancelled
  • Blackwater Holylight -- MARCH
  • Undercover Dream Lovers -- FEB
nov 4 2007 ∞
apr 13 2021 +
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  • racist fascist president
  • january wildfires (killing billions of species, including my favorite koala bears)
  • hollis meds severe reaction
  • pandemic hits (as usual, human proximity to animals)
    • an odd toilet paper shortage for no reason
    • friend hospitalized and at risk for 17 days
  • renewed difficulty seeing Issa because of different safe circles
  • rising anti-science sentiment
  • continued racist murders by law enforcement
  • police brutality/violence against peaceful protesters
  • mass unemployment
  • confirmed alien visit
may 29 2020 ∞
mar 18 2021 +
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I’m sometimes asked why I identify as Korean American. There’s a lot of mixed race people in the world and it may puzzle some as to why we choose our minority heritage. I think the answer lies with our personal experience. Whether we choose it or not, we will have a minority experience and it will frame the entirety of our life.

  • I watched as my mom struggled to learn English from a book till late into the night, listening and practicing pronunciation with recordings to try to remove her accent that often caused her to be treated differently. One day she told me I just can’t do anymore -this is as far as I can go.
  • I inherited violence that originated from the poverty caused by the Japanese occupation of Korea for decades and the Korean War.
jun 10 2020 ∞
feb 15 2021 +
feb 7 2011 ∞
sep 27 2020 +