one night i was at my friend's house and he said, "XXXXXX is biting your deuces."
"huh?" i replied.
"you know, she's your copy cat."

and this is true.
i have this friend.  who is an amazing person.
but she is copying me!
at first, i thought it was just the camera thing.  i take my 35mm almost everywhere and after we met, she started hunting hi and low for a film camera.  i thought, oh cool, someone to shoot film with!  and didn't think anything of it.  and then she bought the exact same camera strap as me.  ok... coincidence.  i'm not the only one in the world with this camera strap.

"yesterday she cut her hair like yours."
and then i started thinking, the last time i saw her she was saying she wanted to grow her hair out and i said "i like my hair short, in fact i'm cutting it next week".  and then she cut her hair into the same bob that i have.

that was about a year ago.  and i tried not to care.  but once the idea is incepted... i started noticing more things.

my watch broke.  so i got the nixon newton.  and then she got a square watch too.  ok... more coincidence.  square watches are pretty trendy.

we went to a garage sale and i found some polaroid film.  "you have a polaroid??!" she asks.  "yes, i'll bring it around sometime.  now i have a lot of film since impossible project is full speed ahead!" i say.  and next month she has a pola + impossible film.  i guess i brought up the subject so what can i say...

i bought a new bike.  she bought the same bike.  i have a white helmet.  she bought the same helmet- even after repeatedly saying she doesn't like or want to wear a helmet.

she traded in her nikon DSLR so we would both have canon DSLRs.

i have pink vans, she bought pink sneakers.  i bought blue mascara, she bought blue mascara.  i like XCM, she buys a couple of decks of cards and asks me to teach her the werm.

i'm feeling a little conflicted.
am i overreacting?  maybe we are friends because we are similar and she's not a copying me... but i just get this funny feeling.  should i be flattered?  should i just ignore it?  why should i care?  i don't know.  maybe i feel like my "essence" is being stolen. whatever that means.  maybe i'm not the most original person either, but i try to have my own style.  i should be flattered that someone likes whatever style possess but i am not flattered by this blatant plagiarism.

this is kind of a self indulgent post/rant so i'll just stop here.

i need to pump some lactic acid.
today i biked around diamond head


1. new garbage on may 15!

automatic systematic habit sounds pretty cool already.  i think i'll preview the album on itunes after it comes out.  i really love their songs bleed like me:

and run baby run

what is going on in this video, i don't really get the tarot card reader part...

2. alexander mcqueen spring/summer 2012 runway


a girl can dream...

3. summer reading:

yesterday i finished another novel, wind through the keyhole a.k.a. dark tower 4.5

great for DT fans and also great if you loved Eyes of the Dragon!!

so now it is time to start on a novel that i have been meaning to read but never had the time!  i hear not many people read the stand but those who do are "super stand fans".  i've already started, and according to my ipod i am 101 pages down, 3844 pages to go.  :)

4. red blood cells

through the scope
i've added notes on what you are looking at, on my flickr.

i finally figured out how to take pictures through the microscope with my ipod!  now i can show you cool science stuffs.

ok, that's it!


you're overwhelmed, freeze was underwhelmed, how come nobody is  just... whelmed? 
- Robin, in Young Justice

hey guyssss!  summer is upon us.
just finished my final exams this morning!  it went... badly.
i didn't fall asleep in the middle (i worked from 11pm-7am and then took my exam at 730am blargh!) but i didn't have as much time to study as i would have liked.  so sad, i am most definitely going to have to take calcII again. T____T  as for Ochem, i didn't do well on that final either but i have slightly higher hopes for a passing grade.
despite the bleak future, this semester was NOT a total bust;  it has taken me 20 years of school but i finally figured out HOW TO STUDY.  yes, that is right, i learned the secrets of studying.  i was not studying properly before this year.  the secret is mostly time and sleep.  i need to spend about 2.5 hours rewriting class notes for every 1 hour of lecture.  you have to stay organized (keep everything from the beginning of the semester!!  yes, this also means my room currently has enough kindling for a small forest fire because i have 2x the amount of notes- one from class and one rewrite, plus whatever practice problems) .  and you have to be fully awake/aware of what you are writing both times.  this is the hard part because it usually means 2hrs of sleep between school and work is all you get.  :C
i have never been tempted to have energy drinks before (my vice is black coffee) but i don't understand how other people do it otherwise!  i may try it next semester.  or caffeine pills.  it is so hard to stay awake AND focus.  24hr days is ok, but i'm usually a zombie near the 18hr mark (strangely after you get over the inital NEEEEED SLEEEEEEEP stage, and closer to 24hr mark you are less sleepy.  it's like when george amberson tried to change the past and the past didn't want to be changed so it was stopping him with all kinds of obstacles... and then he moved beyond ka and suddenly everything trying to stop him moved away).
right now, i'm just whelmed.  i am done with school for the next few months and that's all i want to think about.  disheartened about grades?  yes.  but i think  i will do better next time.  done is done (can't be undone) and no point ruining the summer thinking about how you could have changed the past.

did i mention that i finished 11/22/63 !?  wow, what a book.  what an ending.  while it's not directly related to the dark tower, i understand about time travel and ka a lot better now.  things ended... sadly, but it couldn't have been any other way.  i won't give away more, you'll have to read it for yourself!!  you will be overwhelmed by the vividness and realism of the past!!  and it is very exciting to see the chain of events leading up to the ultimate moment!!!!!!!! and then it's done in a flash.  when it's finished you will say O DISCORDIA, WHAT HAVE WE DONE?! i love it when you get absorbed in a story. in paper, it's 800+ pages.  not as long as under the dome

this cover gets me everytime

but on an ipod?  it's the first novel i've finished on an ipod touch.  lengthy and fuilling.

ok, who watched cardistry death match finals?
anyone else underwhelmed by the videos?  :/

after the semi videos i was TEAM LADISLAS!


but after the finals:


i don't know what to think now...
i like the geonetry but i was hoping for more fans and flourishes?
tell me what you think in the comments!  or better yet, tell the artists what you think on theur respctive youtube pages.  :D   overall, great show from all the CDM11 flourishers, very creative and keep bringing the aster!

and finally...

young justice season 2 is ON!
/semi spoilers... but i didn't give away any plot/
five years after auld acquaintence things are right in the DC universe (on earth-16, anyway).  dick is nightwing. zatanna has her normal costume and joined JL.  beast boy is back, superboy is unattached (what happened?!), m'gann got a hair cut, wally west is gone (like in the dc comic world/new 52! T____T). speedy is still M.I.A. (stuck at cadmus w/lex? or with vandal savage?) first appearance of donna troy! (i *think* wonder girl is donna troy.  who can tell on earth-16?) tim is robin (and dick approves. awwww, happy bat family moment!) and steph (or barbara?) makes a cameo.

my favorite part?  adam stange!! he's fraking hillarious!!  BEWARE THE JABBAWOCK MY SONNNNNN!!!!!!!!!
i know he's invovled with the rann-thanagarian war so maybe the hawks will show up soon? :D

and, no i didn't watch avengers yet. ._____.

off to work now,
stay whelmed!




music 30 days of music Aerial friday5 hawaii samadhi yoga bikeventure school book la dispute silversun pickups concert lists science touché amoré metric poweryoga hawaii bicycle food live show microbiology movie movies phantogram rooster teeth spring break spring break 2015 vinyl 2010 Book review EmM cardistry cooking destiny reads shopping work Stephen king beach books coffee deafheaven koji movie review pyhiflygirls virology b9 bacteria bus ceremony clothes comics cover drug church earl grey interpol mlt raveonettes roman literature socks sspu sviib taking back sunday tattoo tissu tycho vales 6131 YYY aerial problems amyz art balance and composure batman blood blood bank carnavas catullus cheese coffeesundays dengue exercise grouplove gymnastic linguist memories mlt adventures modest mouse molecular motion city soundtrack needle work nightwing no sleep records octopus other realms pacific rim recipe republik review saga scattegories summer sunbather tiny cats weezer wiwt yummiestars #hrf2015 2014 accident adult swim singles afi album review anakin anamanaguchi angels and airwaves arcade fire asm atul gawande beer best of birds in a row blast bruises cadence caitlin doughty campy cards carpe noctem casket lottery checklist manifesto chemistry chicago chinese christmas clones of the queen concussion culture abuse dc comics deathwish delerium descendents descender dragonette dress earth wind and fire emily haines felix cartal fight club fishing fletcher c johnson ghost feet glow flow goodtime boys handstand heart shaped box hematology hip key how to with joel and adam hungry ear hurricane interstellar joe hill lab last look lily allen live lucky hell lululemon lyra makeup manoa martin solveig me first and the gimme gimmes megwin melissa modern baseball mr mercedes nails ncbi nerves never come undone nicole atkins ofelia orange bang poetry pool ps4 research rick and morty rohnert park rtpodcast sandwich school of seven bells sephora sequencing shameless shave ice shimmering stars sick sirens sleep small brown bike society of s sorority noise star wars static trap stereochemistry strava sysmex the donnas the killers the modern waikiki the saddest landscape the winter passing third man records thrice tigers jaw tove lo training for aerial on the ground tron unpopular opinion waiola xcm yeah yeah yeahs #hrf2016 #myhour #tdf2015 '68 007 100% 11-22-63 16s 1970s 1999 2011 2015 35mm 3hive 7seconds 90s :) @8_semesters @wild_twinkies Carrie Fishbones GITS Godzilla Groundhog Day HST L-cuts L4D2 MCR Pink vans RIP SEM Streptococcus The Great Wall UH a favor house atlantic a girl walks home alone at night abraham lincoln vampire hunter achievement hunter aculpture aesop rock agar aji fry ala moana alam alfa beach allister alt/air american hustle antics art of play atlas genius autoclave b sides backstage bai san bakasana baking bandcamp barbra streisand battlewagon bayonetta beach house beach slang beastie boys beats begiragons big bang theory big grams bike biochem biomusicology bitter clarity uncommon grace black dress blaisdell blink 182 blondie bond boscia brad meltzer brambles brazil brew bridge 9 bro force broke for free bronchial wash burrito buxom buy local calzone campy group campylobacter cancer candida candida albicans candy hearts carrot carrot cake cascade catbird cayetana cdc cheap monday chet faker chinese new year chirashi chloe cho dang chores chozo cinerama circuits circulus cisco kid clarity cloning cls coexist coffee stout coheed and cambria coincidence coli com truise comicon common reactor conference constantine contortion cotq credence clearwater revival cremation crow csf cults cursive dads daiei dan and dave daniel dae kim dashboard david rees day by day records dead weather deadlines dealersgrip death death cab for cutie deep blue deer tick defender class demetri martin destiny 2 detective dee devart dhm diamond youth dick grayson dim mak dinosaur pile up disco discordia discount dance discovery distance/closure divination diy dl dna dntel does it work don quijote donnie darko doodles double ankle hang down the cliff dreamcar dreams dscvry dustin nguyen e. coli ebola edge edward benz 27 times el pintor el-p electric president electricity elle king emb enbalming enjoy your burrito epidemiology eqs esr evenings event evil needle exam exotica fall behind me family fashion fat bob fatale fck fiction firefly fitz and the tantrums flash flash fact flight facilities flight of the conchords flower drum song forever 21 forgettable formula x fountains of wayne frameworks franz ferdinand fresh cafe friday the 13th fuck yes fulton funeral game of thrones gate gatsby genetics ghost bc ghost in the shell ghost key ghostly giant glass glass animals good charlotte gpc grant imahara grayson green river gtd guardians of the galaxy guest blogger gym class heroes habits haemophilus influenzae haim halloween handwriting harlem harmonica harold harrow hawaii problems heavy circles helena bertinelli hell bunny hello hellogoodbye hematocrit heroquest high water marks history channel hl2 holiday mart homework houdini howl howl gaff gaff hummus hxc i love crazy tags iasip ice cream identity crisis in all dishonesty in and out of control in gratitude instagram instax interpro into the wayside intrepidity ipod iwant iyo udon jack johnson jack white japan jaspas jawbreaker jejuni jellys jimmy fallon jisuk jjak jld jock john wick joy departed joy division jpb julian casablancas justice league justice league dark kaimana kakaako kalapana kapiolani kat von d kegg keratin kiki kimchi kimchijeon kingsman kitsune kittygeddon klaxons koolau ballroom korean koundinyasana lab report labyrinth ear latte art lazaretto le castle vania leahi left 4 dead 2 leotard leptospirosis les savy fav let me in lgc library light we made like like drive in lil gothams liquid nitrogen lismore lit little richard llea lol lolita loma prieta longboard lookbook love luster luck lust lust lust lymbyc systym magic magic island magnolia cafe mah jong maiden heist mail day mais2 major league makapuu maldi-tof martin denny marvel matty matheson mavica me earl and the dying girl media memento memento bento meta metamorphoses mf doom michael crichton micr490L midweek mika milk tea mind of a chef minecraft miss manners mls adventures modcloth mogwai mohawk monty python monuments men moon moose blood morbid mortdecai motown mr robot mr tea my chemical romance my sharona naked juice narcissus ncis ncisla nerd nerdist new eagle cafe new politics new scene nickleback nicole atikins nightmare before christmas nijiya nimitz no backup plans no doubt noisey nonfiction novo biocin now now oblivion only in youth origa osaka loop line ost ovid pai gow pam pancakes pandemic paramore paranormal activity part time job party past present felix patreon patrick kindlon pcr pe'ahi peanut butter and jelly peb pecan tree penny dreadful peony performance peter pan collar pfam photog physics pikul pita pixies pizza plants plastic metal platelets poker pole polefiction politics popo popoitis portal portugal the man post office potpourri pow wow hawaii prey primer prince procrastination protein pu er pun punk pyogenes pyromaniac quiche r dorothy wayneright rage ramblings ramen ramones random random weirdos rap record shop dude records red machine redbone reflective replacements revision rhcp ringtone ripd roller skates rooms of the house roxy rozwell kid rsd run for cover run the jewels sailor moon sakura mochi salem's lot salonpas samurai ice cake sapling saves the day scans scarjo scary scorpion sds page sean kingston searching for a pulse sed rate seeking a friend for the end of the world self defense family self published separation sequins seven psychopaths sex pistols sgl shadowplay shaloha sheezus shipping shoes shout out louds show sia sierra nevada sikdorak silly girl sinclair library six feet under skateboard skyfall slipshift smart db smashing pumpkins smoke gets in your eyes snl somnio soundcloud speech and debate sphere spill spyral stamps staph staphylococci star trek starcrawler steam stellastarr* straddle ups strfkr string db suckerpunch suetonius suicide squad suis la lune sunday morning at a funeral sunny day real estate surya namaskar sushi sushi king swim swoon taco tuesday taiyaki tantalus target taste tea taunt tcb technical writing tempura tf2 tguk thanksgiving the angels the audition the bougies the byrds the calm blue sea the chase the get up kids the hives the kingsmen the kinks the las the pipettes the quick the raconteurs the russian the supremes the things we think we're missing the voices the weight of the world the wolfpack the xx there is no learning curve there's nothing thieves like us threadless three cheers for sweet revenge thursday ticket to ride tideland time travel tiny me title fight tittibhasana toby todor kobakov tokyo milk tom moffat topshelf records totoro tour de france transfection transformation tricks trojans tv two dots udon uniprot unknowns unrelatableexperience vacation valve vampire vegetables verde verse vertigo vibrio vice video dump volary walking backwards man walmart waning star want to read war washed out wednesday addams welwing what we do in the shadows white house down white stripes whole foods wildhoney wildlife wired won tons workaholics wu xia xbox 360 xbox one xur yoga ball yogagypsy zatanna zero zippys zombie zones