Monday, March 31, 2008

The Weekend

it was a relaxing one.

friday and saturday, hung out at jesse's smoked hookah...
At Jesse's
At Jesse's

sunday, went to the cemetery to pay my respects to my deceased family, and wedding dress shopping with the family.
Bi Sun
Bi SunBi SunMisty's Dresses

...and those were my photo ops.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


don't you wish you can take your imperfections of any kind, and just gather them up and throw it out?

i think at least one of mine would fit into a garbage can...

Friday, March 21, 2008

people these days...


Gifts to myself

happy birthday to myself. so i'm on a spending splurge even though i don't have a whole lotta money. I got myself a hookah since i've been feining to smoke, and i don't want to anything too harsh, so i got myself a hookah. i smoked a coals worth by myself after a few drinks at the green mill, and here i am...

yeahhh, im an idiot.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Nitin Sawhney - Koyal

listen to something relaxing...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Micro Photography

so people that know cameras known micro lens cost a crap load (along with any other len). well, while browsing the interweb, as i usually do at work, i found an alternative and money saving way to take those awesome micro-macro photos. it's called reverse lens... you just put the lens on backwards and BAM! time to take some macros. fyi, you can't just mount the lens on the body, you'll just hold it in place or get an adapter

and here is my attempt..

in the picture above, i used my AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 lens. and i manually opened up the shutter with my finger to get some light in.

and this is the whole picture of what i was trying to take, a sharpie.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Does it hurt???

so a co-worker of mine has the tip of index finger missing from battle. a bullet took it off, and this post is for kristine so she can see it. now the pictures...

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Dirty Deee

this past weekend i went out to Detroit to visit my dear friend Kristine. friday night i flew out without a problem, arrived safely to detroit. my first impression of detroit's airport is that it reminded me of midway airport. knowning me, any new place i travel to i need to compare it to my home town or any place i've experienced before. i must say detroit isn't very comparable to chicago. it's very different. well maybe comparable to chicago 10 years ago. but chicago 10 years ago was the best times in chicago. i don't know about detroit being in it's best times now, but it is a quiet city, dirty but it has personality to it. and the dirty isn't garbage everywhere and it does not smell bad like nyc, it's just that the buildings are not clean. and you can't really smell pollution in the air. so detroit is an alright place... i like it.

Things i did...

friday night, kristine and i went to a restaurant called Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak Downtown

food that was ordered:
Appetizer: spinach artichoke
it was too hot and the chips were wayyyyy tooooo salty!

drinks: 2 vodka lemonades
maybe not be enough alcohol, but that maybe because i'm a lush...

Kristine: cesear salad
too many croƻtons? that is possible..

Me: Fish and chips
big ol' fish sticks! it was really greasy, and the reason why americans are fat and are prone to have heart attacks.

we stopped off at a bar. and it was okay...

after waking up, we wanted breakfast. we 'yelped' it and found toast. it suppose to be cheap and good. well we got there and it was a 30 minute wait! so we headed down to the motown museum. fun times!
Motown Museum

then we headed over to the Detroit Breakfast and Grill. Had some eggs, french toast, biscuits and gravys...
Detroit's Breakfast and Grill
Detroit's Breakfast and Grill

afterwards we headed over to the museum of contemporary arts of detroit. they had the alex melamid's holy hip hop exhibit and rei kawakubo's reFUSING FASHION. very interesting and exciting :)

Museum of Contempory Arts of Detroit
Museum of Contempory Arts of Detroit
Museum of Contempory Arts of Detroit

we hunted for a movie theater. our first choice was to watch 'definitely, maybe', but ended watching 'charlie barlett'. it was still an interesting movie. not the greatest, but nice.

and for dinner we picked up some noodles and mushroom tomato sauce for "home made" spaghetti. yum yum!

then off to baker's keyboard jazz lounge. fun times!
Baker's Keyboard Louge

last day in detroit. we were going to head to toast again, but we saw the wait. then we thought to go into downtown to see what they got. and as we walked around, we noticed everything, and i mean EVERYTHING, was closed! except for coney island and some kind of french chain (i forget the name). we ended going to detroit's breakfast and grill again. this time everything was badddd... oh well

my flight home got delayed, but on the plane i captured some nice photos. oh yes, united airlines forgot my baggage in detroit...
plan ride home
going home to chicago

thanks kristine for the fun times and good memorys!

more photos at my flickr!