- Finally got a new book to read, “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” by David Mitchell. Apparently this guy is a genius, according to Time Magazine. - There are days I like my job, and there are days when I don’t. - Hawai’i in May? No Way….?! - Eric Clapton’s Unplugged album is so damn good. The performance of “Tears in Heaven” is hearbreaking. - Had myself a little Sundance Film Festival in my apartment this weekend, and I think it’s going to end up going into the week. I watched a bunch of movies and documentaries that have won an award at Sundance. > WASTE LAND - If you’re cool, hip and like art, like me, then you should watch this. It’s about a Brazilian contemporary artist Vik Muniz, who for two years partnered up with workers at Jardim Garamacho, the largest landfill in the WORLD. It’s located in his hometown of Sao Paolo, and using recyclable items, they create works of art that they auction off. He ends up changing the workers lives. It’s good. > GASLAND - A documentary about natural gas drilling in the U.S. A wake up call for Americans. I always have mixed feelings on these kinds of documentaries. I like them because they’re very informative and creative, yet afterwards I feel useless because there’s nothing I can do about it. Nonetheless, check it out. > SECRETARY - Maggie Gyllenhal as an S&M secretary. Nuff said. > RESTREPO - GNARLY look at one platoon in the deadliest area of Afghanistan. Shot by Sebastian Junger. *Random side note - In one scene, a soldier plays “Never Forget Where I’m From” by Justin Young. I thought that was cool. > HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE - Just go and watch this one. Plus, Kate Mara is in it, that should be enough of a draw. > THE BELIEVER - Ryan Gosling plays a Jewish neo-Nazi. Gnarlyyy. But also a smart movie, so if you’re not educated, I wouldn’t suggest it. - I really miss warm weather, where I can walk around in just a tank top and trunks. - Tibet and China is becoming more of a reality this summer. I also want to make a random trip to Bhutan. - It befoggles me how airline ticket prices work. They drop, they raise, all within 10 minutes. It’s irritating, but at the same time a little addicting. - I think it’s time for a new tat. - I never can understand what the big draw to Las Vegas is for people from Hawai’i. I mean, wouldn’t you rather see the world? My dad goes like ten times a year, and I just don’t get it. I don’t get gambling. Why would you want to give the money you worked for away? - I still miss LOST.
My dad is a plumber by trade. Because of that, I grew up knowing, just a little about actual plumbing. He would take me on job sites when I was young and what not, but never really taught me anything. One of the main reasons was because we always had the best damn toilets and flushing system in the world at our house, so we never came across any problems. I mean, it’s a rocket blaster when you flush. Ask anyone who has been to my house.
Last night, at 12:45 am, while I’m still sick, I got up to take a dump. It was a mean one. That ended up clogging my toilet. So I played with the valve and tried reflushing. That ended up overflowing the toilet bowl. 1:10 am. In Korea, most bathrooms don’t have separate bath tubs, it’s just one room, where everything is thrown in. Some people even have their showers over their bathroom sink. Luckily, I have a somewhat bigger bathroom, and my shower is in it’s own little separate area, but there is still no tub, so when I shower, pretty much the entire room gets wet. This actually ended up working in my favor last night, at 1:20 am, when the toilet overflowed. The toilet water just went straight to the shower drain. Nonetheless, the thought of toilet water on the ground made me want to puke, so I pretty much poured bleach all over the floor and scrubbed it at 1:30 am. Coughing my brains out, running nose, etc. Called my dad for help, and he just laughed. I knew that I would not be able to go to sleep till I fixed it - I don’t have a plunger - so I went on Google.com to see if there was any suggestion on how to fix a clogged toilet without a plunger. First result was, “put on glove, and stick hand in toilet, and pull out ‘solids.’” That wasn’t going to happen. The next result was pour warm water with dishwashing soap, and it should unclog it. So, I tried that. *Here’s a little suggestion for people with clogged toilets, don’t pour warm water with dishwashing soap down your clogged toilet. It will just created bubbles in your toilet bowl. I gave up, and played solitaire on my iTouch and went to bed.
It’s 11:47am, and I’m at work. My toilet is still clogged, with bubbles.
- I don’t like feeling sick when the weather is 20-40 degrees. It’s not fun. - It’s supposed to rain this weekend. Fuck. - “Sons of Anarchy” is seriously a work of art. - Karen O. and the Kids have been playing lately on my iPod. - But that stupid Justin Bieber “baby” song has been stuck in my head, ever since I heard it playing in E-mart, THREE DAYS AGO. WTF??? Why is it that bad songs always get stuck in your head? - My mom mailed me an internet router that I bought from BestBuy. I finally have WiFi in my apartment. - I got on the bus today for work, then realized I left my wallet and money at my apartment. Had to go back, thus making me catch the later bus, which then made me miss lunch. So for my lunch today, I’m having a Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bar. - I really can’t wait for summer. Skip spring, and just give me summer. - After everytime I cook dinner for myself, I’m not one to gloat or boast or anything, but I feel a sense of pride. Then I sit down and stream “Top Chef All-Stars” and feel like a loser. - I wish I didn’t have work on Friday’s. That would mean I would have a 3 day weekend, and I would have Aloha Thursday’s. Life would be ideal. - I’ve decided with my photos from my trip, I’m going to upload a few every day, so keep checking back on my blog. The 5 of you who actually look at it.