oooooooh, this friday5 topic looks like fun!
answer for yourself or see others' answers here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=1433

  1. What’s your favorite song from 1999?

    i'm a music junkie.  i don't know if i can pick JUST ONE FAVORITE.  i had a panasonic portable CD player!  i was allowed to listen to anything i could borrow from the library.  and tower records was still around. :)  this was the hey day of pop punk and ska! 

    All the Small Things was a popular single that year!  Enema of the State is probably my favorite blink album.  dysentary gary, going away to college, what's my age again, the party song... they were all just as good as all the small things, in my book. 

    and the Lit single, My Own Worst Enemy came out in the summer!

    one of my favorite RHCP song, Scar Tissue, is from 1999.

    wait, did intergalactic come out in '99? i don't care.  i'm putting it here anyway.

    this was also the first time i heard of the Flaming Lips. My friend, Age put it on a mix tape for me! 

    before i started discovering music on my own, i spent my formative years listening to 60s/70s rock, hawaiian music, and musicals.  so it would only be natural that i was obsessed with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes... 

  2. What are some of your favorite films from 1999?

    Fight Club is an obvious one, it's my all time favorite film!  i can recite whole chunks of it!  Brad Pitt plays such a good crazy guy (also loved him in 12 monkeys, although i wasn't a super huge fan of the movie itself) i wish he would take on a role like that again.  

    The Matrix!

    i also see the Audition came out in '99 but i definitely didn't see that until '06 or so.  a must see for horror lovers!  my favorite part is at the ending when the dad is lying on the ground missing a limb and the son comes home and is like, "should i call an ambulance?".  LOL.  HELLO?! WTF DO YOU THINK?! 

    Office Space

    some other good ones off that wikipedia list:
    Big Daddy {hip hop po potomus!}
    Cider House Rules
    Fantasia 2000 {i saw this at the waikiki imax!}
    Galaxy Quest
    The Green Mile
    Iron Giant
    Inspector Gadget {i'm pretty sure i saw this in the theatre with both my parents}
    The 6th Sense
    Sleepy Hollow {one of the best burton films!}
    Star Wars Episode I {i think i saw this at varsity theater? was cinerama already closed? i remember i watched it a small theatre- not dole or ward or kahala. was restaurant row still open?}

    more movies i watched over the last couple years: http://liquoriceblack.blogspot.com/2016/07/movies-i-want-to-watch-71316.html

  3. What’s something interesting that happened on your birthday in 1999?

    after a little research, i'm finding: 
    88th Davis Cup: Australia beats France in Nice (3-2)i don't know.  i don't even know what sport this is.
    also: Cuban President Fidel Castro demanded that the United States return five-year-old Elian Gonzalez, who was rescued at sea, to his father in Cuba within 72 hours. ok, that's something i recognize.  I remember the videos of the SWAT team busting down a house to go get him.  I haven't thought about Elian Gonzalez in a long time.  he must be all grown up now, i wonder how his life turned out?

  4. How did you ring in the new year as 1999 became 2000?

    we always celebrate the new year the same way- food and fireworks.  i think i was still living at the old house so i was probably sitting on the red wall with the neighbors, lighting fountains, and waiting for dad to come home from work, at 11pm.  then all the old chinese dads would come outside and start burning strings from ladders or off the roofs.  i remember my neighbor across the street would stand on the roof and hang a rope over the POWER LINE with fireworks attached to the end.  and the other neighbor would hold a stack of fire crackers and light them off his cigar then pass out li hing mui ice cake to everyone outside. i still have so much fun celebrating the new year, but i feel like i don't know my neighbors as well.
  5. What’s something that’s gotten better since 1999?

    digital cameras!  i will never forget the first digital camera i ever used.  it was a mavica that required you to put either zip or floppy disk inside (i can't remember which).  it could hold a whopping 4 pictures at a time. ahhh technology!  now i can take pictures with my ipod that also holds over 4000 songs... 


I have been so productive these last few weeks!
well, maybe "productive" isn't exactly the right word... but at least i'm not slacking all over the floor.


we ate fancy breakfast


and had a lot of giggles while she showed me how to use snapchat

I still can't figure out how to see stories? whatever. i'd rather tweet.


well, this stitch bitch still got it.  i as asked to embroider a fabric square for a coworker's baby gift, so i dug out my hoops and orange scissors and made: 

i'm really proud of this!  it's even for the most part (there are two stray stitches in the cat that i couldn't fix and it brings out the OCD in me, even though it's hardly noticeable from afar) and i free handed the border (because i was lazy to draw up something) so i even impressed myself with how well it turned out. ironically, i stitched my name in last with some leftover thread and i wish i had made it smaller (it's a little distracting).  but at that point i was like, what the hell, i'm done with this project, i can't feel my fingertips, and i don't want to cut more purple thread so i am leaving this shit here.  >__< 

now that it's done, i've got the itch to make something else.  hmmmm...


see here:  http://liquoriceblack.blogspot.com/2016/08/let-echo-shake-it-all-apart.html
still living off the high of this memory...


i was a little under the weather (and extreme sleep deprived) but it was still a vivid experience!  so much to see, so many pop culture references!





i would also like to mention that i went to hear john barrowman speak.  i honestly didn't recognize his name/face but le boyfriend informed me he is from the arrow show (i watched the whole first season but haven't kept up since) and wanted to check out his panel...
I LIKE THIS GUY AS A PERSON. he is really honest and funny!!

i guess i just became a john barrowman fan.


dressed like this, of course

i won't say anything since the movie is still pretty fresh... perhaps later i'll toss some comments around.  i CAN say there are a few things that the aerialist in me appreciated.  corde lisse is no fucking joke man. it should be an olympic event.

speaking of which, at aerial i've finally got a nice little combo down- triple roll up to cross back straddle to dancer's pose.  the new thing i'm working on is iron cross:

one day i hope to look this graceful.

to double foot locks.   it's hell on the wrist so i might be stuck here a while.  new session is starting at samadhi, if anyone wants to try flying! http://samadhihawaii.com


the hotel where my dad works has major renovation right now.  the new lobby will feature a giant copper fish along the ceiling.  employees and their family were invited to help hammer out the scales. i'm number 44-13

come see it in person later this year. ^^

hope everyone else is having a nice august.



and it was pretty much everything i dreamed it would be. ♡
i was right up front at the barrier and i got one nice picture for the memory bank:

Well thought out twinkles

amazing set list included: royal we, well thought out twinkles, the pit, last dance / circadian rhythm, better nature, latchkey kids, panic switch, little lover's so polite, dots and dashes...
of course they played lazy eye and everyone lost their minds.  when they followed up with kissing families & booksmart devil my heart just overflowed!  pikul is my favorite sspu album and i really didn't think they would play MY FAVORITE SONG because it's an old one!  i'm beyond happy.

after the show i took the most cathartic bus ride home

i because i always listen to their music (specifically that album) when i ride the bus at night after a long day- just the right amount of "calm down" without falling asleep and missing your stop.  but that night... i could just ride in silence and hold on to the memory of seeing it played for me in person.




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