Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

chill out, wind

Gonna have to buy that comforter sooner than later.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

you know..

If you were a gmail theme, you'd be Summer Ocean. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


There's something indescribably satisfying about being able to see your own breath when it's cold enough.  Like 15 degrees cold.  Even when I'm currently in the middle of Nowhere, North Dakota.

It's unbelievable how our bodies work.  I see my breath and realize that a split-second ago, it used to be something else.  Sure, a childish way of describing the Krebs cycle, respiration, etc.. but still. How effortlessly we breathe in this unseen but necessary purity and paradoxically transform it into a kind of poison, the somber truth being that without any of this taking place, we'd be dead. 

Hah. Is the parallelism I'm going with that obvious?

The Unseen will keep us alive and kicking.. even hoping.


Monday, November 10, 2008


From xkcd:

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


For our generation, this is like watching a man step foot on the moon. This day is that enormous.

And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright: Tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.

-Barack Obama

Proud to be an American. 

Sunday, October 05, 2008

it's really autumn when..

... you see the scarves and gloves come out in full swing.

Let the season really begin.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


From our friends at xkcd:

It's easy to regret the awkward conversations, but hard to regret the ones you didn't have

Monday, September 08, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Okay, let's lay off the AC for a little while, shall we?!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

living my favorite book

Patiently waiting for my connecting flight in philly back to new york.

I tried, but I ended up surrendering to what turned out to be an utterly disgusting mushroom and swiss burger. Washed down that horrible taste with the rest of my watered-down soda while shaking my head in disappointment. I can still taste the semi-cooked mushrooms. Philadelphia = the philly cheesesteak. What was I thinking??

Made my way to the restroom. Took care of business, headed over to the sink, never noticing the other three women in the room with me until the heaviness of their prolonged stares caused me to slowly lift my eyes, meet their priceless expressions through the mirror, and realize that

There was a boy in the girl's bathroom, and that was friggin me.

Bradley Chalkers would have been proud. You Louis Sachar fans know what I'm talkin about.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.

-Blaise Pascal

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

a must-watch

Where the hell is matt?

Gurgaon, India is the best.

Friday, June 20, 2008

the shortest night

Tonight, I danced with strangers whom I will never come across again, to the playful banter of a brass band unyielding amongst drops of rain transforming.

Things are as they should. 

the longest day

Today marks this year's summer solstice, the northern hemisphere's longest day of the year during which we receive the most sunlight and when the sun lingers as long as it possibly could.

I shouldn't overstay my welcome either.

All winter we got carried
Away over on the rooftops
Let's get married

All summer we just hurried
So come over, just be patient, and don't worry
So come over, just be patient, and don't worry
And don't worry

No I don't wanna battle from beginning to end
I don't want a cycle of recycled revenge
I don't wanna follow Death and all his friends

And in the end
We lie awake, and we dream of making our escape

Coldplay - "Death & All His Friends"

Monday, June 09, 2008

ny state of mind

It's been exactly three weeks since I arrived. Unsurprisingly, it feels much, much shorter than that. Time really has no sense here, this urban bermuda, teasing us with these silly trains and cars in yellow so that we might think we have what it takes to figure out the system. Factor in the social mindset which states that by being punctual actually meant that you were "almost late," hardly anyone wins. Cat's game.

Anyway, I think it's time that I put some of my musings about the city onto paper before my brain explodes (or forgets, whichever comes first):

  • My timing couldn't have been any more perfect to have come in the worst possible season. Due to the intense humidity, I might have to start wearing deodorant for the first time in my life. 
  • Mexican and Korean food (at least in Manhattan) are crap. Everything else, fantastic.
  • Working from home has been nice, what can I say?
  • I don't think I'll ever willingly set foot in Times Square ever again.
  • Before rushing out the door, I always check for my iPod before my keys. And...
  •'s been suffocating not being able to sing outrageously to a song like I did within the comfortable confines of my car. Sing like no one's listening - yea right, try doing that in a packed subway train. The streets are a little more reasonable.
  • There is so much beauty and inspiration here.
  • But so much pain, kept silent and hardly shared.
  • I saw a kid fall asleep in her mother's arms in the subway today. The kid actually had the most peaceful smile as she slept. Certain moments are by invitation-only, and this particular one happened to be for me. It blew me away.
  • Despite Manhattan being one of the most densely populated regions in the world, I'm beginning to understand the loneliness behind it all.
  • Whenever I'm in an unfamiliar place, I've still been instinctively gauging the sun's position in the sky or the north star before reading street signs to determine what direction I'm facing. I've gotten pretty squinty-eyed as a result. 
  • It's a strange feeling to hear the lonesome sound of my cheering for the Lakers in sports bars that are mostly New England-fan ridden. Odd, I usually had someone to high-five. This must be what a Clippers fan feels like back in California.
  • It's true - you can find anything and everything you want here.

Everything you need? I suppose only time will tell. Let's hope it doesn't settle for punctuality.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

under the table and dreaming

Dear New York City,

Don't let me go until you say so.

Very truly, 

Your wide-eyed, 
forever faithful, 
front-seat passenger. 

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

my belated

Hey now, it'll sting only for a little while.

Take your kite out and let it dance.

But only for a little while.

So wrap our injured flesh around you
Breathe our air and walk our sod
Rob our sin and make us holy
Perfect Son of God.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

political edumacation

Election Day is comin soon. So learn a little bit about the candidates and see which one closely aligns to your principles -- take the test. Take it, I say!