Saturday, November 28, 2009

ilikeit...ilikeit alot

ilikeit: Brown Eyed Girls.
One of my favorite groups. Song: Abracadabra
Music makes the world go round!

Fruit That Smells Like Ass!

Okay people, today's topic....exotic fruit! You know what this is? Yes you *points to you*. This is called the DURIAN fruit! It's good, it smells good..and........jussst kidding y'all. It's the smelliest, ugliest, non appealing fruit you will ever see. Those who like a crunchy texture will not like this. The skin is thick and pointy and the insides are really sweet or bland. There are several seeds inside with a rubbery outside texture and mushy insides. The center of the meat has a large bitter seed.

If you really want to piss off your room mates or family, ensure that you buy this fruit. The smell is indescribable and distinct, I can't even state what it smells like. However, those with an acquired taste will like it. It's about 80 calories per seed, its sweet, exotic, i like it...and my western friends don't!

<----Check it out y'all!

When you cut it open
this is what it looks like.
i like what i see
& i eat what i like!
Peace Out!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Junkie Thoughts

Okay, so everyone has feelings. Some people are happy, some who are sad, and some who are just pissed right out of their minds. What makes a person so mad right? You ask yourself, what is it that makes me mad or what gets me down. Different experiences trigger different responses, and some are more stressful than others. So we're allowed to have bad days but how long could one go on sulking and wallowing in stupid self pity?

I think again....when the sink is broke fix it! You think to yourself "oh this guy dumped me"..."these girls talk about me"..."I got a bad mark" and "life is so unfair" blah blah and la la la. Why waste time on worthless junk? It expends too much emotional energy and creates too much bullshit for the mind. Its like watching old reruns of 90210 for a very long ..long......long time.

Save yourself the time and the trouble. Remember, you can have your bad days but ensure yourself to move on, force yourself to feel motivated even though you are not. Crappy days will come and go but you're still alive, you're still here, and you're still living. You've been given the chance to fix things, and to live life when others cannot. Consider it a privilege!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Understanding Compassion

The other day I came across a homeless man begging for money. He was young, sturdy, but poor, and dirty. From one to another he asked, he begged, and was was thrown a few quarters, a few dimes and a couple dollars here and there. He then comes across this woman, this woman asks him "why are you not working?". She then goes on to tell him that he is not contributing to society and ranting and raving words that wouldn't even exist in a book of curses...she could've just said "no" and moved on. The man left......
The other day I came across a homeless man. He was older, yet sturdy, poor and dirty. He did not ask for money, instead he lays in the grass on an abandoned lot. He might have begged for money and thrown a few dollars here and there...but I can't say that for sure. He slept in front of a Chinese restaurant. A business man, well dressed, and nicely groomed goes to this restaurant and sees this older homeless man. Instead of ignoring, or throwing him a couple o' bucks, the man takes this homeless man to the restaurant and asks him "what would you like to eat".. The people around the restaurant glared; the owners upset and the customers scared. Ignoring the rest of the world, the homeless man chooses his meal, and the business man chose his. The homeless man left...said "thank you you done a lot for me" and ate his meal on the abandoned lot....the business man ate in the restaurant.

Yes, there will be stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination but does that give other humans rights to point fingers and put blame on others? Does it help? and would it fix the dilemma?
Although it would be nice to have less homeless rates for all humanity there will always be people who fall on hard times. People go through difficult circumstances which make it hard to get back on track. Ask yourself is it easy to find jobs when you look dirty with no place to bathe? Is it easy to get a job when you have no previous experience? it's not to say you must buy a meal for every homeless person but it also does not mean one must make assumptions that one is a lazy booze drinking individual. Have some compassion, help others if possible, and understand the situation prior to judgment. We are all humans in this spinning wonder world, not anything greater nor anything less.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Asian Translation

The English language:..difficult to learn, difficult to understand. Coming from a Chinese Vietnamese background I understand that it is not always easy to learn English and the implied meanings, with all the verbs, nouns, and adjectives etc etc. Every language has its beauty as well. However attempting to translate Chinese character into English proves to be challenging. During my trip to the grocery store, this picture certainly took the the mother of all literal meanings. What in the world ...idiot fish?
Despite the made me laugh and it made my day!

Monday, November 09, 2009


*pause music before playing video*

Seasons change, personalities change, and our processes of thinking changes. One thing I realized however, is that one's religious belief are strong and rigid to change. Religion has been one of the most controversial topics that has existed for centuries. These differences in this day in age are not emphasized as much as previous generations. For example, my friends and family consists of those who are Christians, Catholics, Muslims, and I myself am a Buddhist. Similar concepts stem from all religions, or so to my understanding.

Some beliefs follow family religions, some research religions to find common ground, and some just belief for the sake of believing. Regardless of reasons we all strive to become better beings, to learn, to grow, to reach complete understanding and liberation. Buddhism and Taoism philosophy "fits" most with my ideals, guiding my values, way of life, and my belief in karma, Zen, and reincarnation.

There are various theories to explain the existence of humans, and the significance is knowing that it is all subjective. There are multiple realities to each individual's thinking, and so we must not create controversy, argue, or fight over truth based on unproven thoughts.

My visit to the temple in Vancouver B.C

"the essence of life shall never be known by a human being as long as that person seeks to observe life like a viewer and subject. The absolutely essential nature of life can only be comprehended by merging fully with the flow of life, so that one is utterly part of it"

(Deng Ming-Dao)

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Ok Happi!!

Ohiyo Fellow humans! What a wonderful morning!! Its super sunny with snow on the ground..YES its winter, its not cold but rather warm and happy. It has been a long time since i've written. School and work and family pretty much has taken up most of my time. I miss writing although i'm not great at it, but nonetheless i still like it.

Remember folks, this blog is about the happy things in life. I won't lie stress is inevitable and it will always be there but it's how we learn cope. Think about what you enjoy doing? For example: ilike drawing, music, reading at coffee shops, traveling. Things i would like to do is skydive, snorkeling, and climb the Himalayas. If I ilike it i will do it. What about you?

The other day a friend and i went to go watch a horror movie. Boy was it ever creepy! My friend was definitely a good sport...she was not a horror movie fan but still willing to give it a go. In the end our arms were sore from pulling each other, and with popcorn all over our seats and jackets. Despite the goriness it was awesome!

All I gotta say is if your having a stressful and negative day grab a friend and do something you enjoy. If you don't have friends go out and make some!! They are a source of positive energy, they listen to your bulls**t, and they are always on your side no matter what! If i have anything to say it'd be ::LIFE IS GOOD:: If it's not, whats stopping you from making it good?