Summer 2012

Every summer, I make it a goal to do as many activities outdoors as I can to take advantage of  California’s beautiful weather.  Although I say that now, when 100+ degree weather hits, I’ll be super annoyed and looking for an airconditioned indoor space (I always miss borders around this time), haha.

So… other than that, I’m looking forward to whatever adventure comes my way and creating more memories!


This week went by so quickly, and I can’t believe 1) it’s summer already, 2) VBS is over tonight and 3) June is over next week.

It’s been such an amazing week attending TKC’s VBS!  We have talented and hardworking people who spent hours upon hours preparing for this; thank you everyone!

Here’s a few links to get your friday going:

The top 5 etsy shops for the home

KoreAm‘s June cover story of Jamie Chung featuring in a sex-trafficking film

101 most useful websites

A Better Queue lets you filter Netflix’s instantly streaming movies in a clean and organized way

I really appreciate and am drawn to this intense and odd M/V Sigur Rós “Flögur Píanó, directed by Alma Har’el (director of Bombay Beach) starring Shia LaBeouf (NSFW)

(photo credit: Hanna J)


Happy belated birthday to my brother, Eugene!  So proud of what you’re doing in school (and quite the jealous that you’re in Brooklyn).

We celebrated at TAPS and the food/drinks were fantastic!

I pray for many more joyous milestones & celebrations 🙂

Paper Towels

A few weeks ago, my life changed: I started to use only one sheet of paper towel .

It’s not as disgusting as you might think and I feel better about myself (I wash my hands like, 20 times a day) for making a conservative choice.  I always see so many barely used or unused paper towels in the bathrooms and judge whoever did this as bad people for being so wasteful.  But I took a good look at myself, and I too, am wasteful.  I catch myself ripping 4 pieces of paper towels, thinking it’s not enough.

Thanks to Michael (for sharing this idea) and this brilliant TedTalks video by Joe Smith, he teaches you how you can simply dry your hands with only one sheet.

For the lazy, all you need to do is, shake your hands (he says 12, I tried a little less and still works), fold the piece into two and dry.  So shake and fold.  The folding of the paper towel is very important as it’s able to absorb more water from your hands.

I hope your life is a little simpler and you can go to sleep at night in peace knowing you’re a hero.

Joe Smith:

Also, how awesome are paper towels.  Seriously!  This guy knows.