Sunday, August 28, 2016

Traits of Maternal Narcissism

Been looking to decorate the bathroom. Maybe I should frame this picture and look at it when I take a dump. So good. As what every crazy chick has, my mother is a cunt.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fw: H-Urban: L.A. Metro Studies Group 2016-2017 Schedule

by Ian Baldwin
Dear colleagues and friends,
We are pleased to announce the L.A. History & Metro Studies Group program for the 2016-17 academic year. Please see our schedule below and we hope to see you at one of our events!
Kathleen Feeley, Ian Baldwin, Becky Nicolaides, Andrea Thabet, and Caitlin Parker
LA History & Metro Studies Group coordinators for 2016-17
LA History & Metro Studies Group
2016-17 Schedule
Sun August 21, 2016, 4-6 p.m. – Happy Hour Kick Off 
            Arts District Brewing, 828 Traction Ave., Los Angeles   213.817.5321
September 16, 2016 – panel discussion  (Seaver 1-2)
"The People's Guide Series: Narrating New Histories of Place"
Laura Pulido, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, USC (co-author People's Guide to Los Angeles, co-editor People's Guide book series)
Elaine Lewinnek, Professor of American Studies, Cal State Fullerton (co-author People's Guide to Orange County)
October 28, 2016 – pre-circulated paper  (Seaver 1-2)
            "Test Case for the Total Environment: Data, Democracy, and Regional Planning in Santa Barbara, c. 1970"
                        Pollyanna Rhee, doctoral candidate, Columbia University Graduate School of                               Architecture, Planning and Preservation
December 2, 2016 – panel discussion (Seaver 1-2) 
            "Bringing Archives to the People"
            Roundtable panel on how historians, archivists, and practitioners make archival documents visible to a wider public
                        Nathan Masters, USC Libraries; Lost LA, KCET
                        Liza Posas, LA as Subject Coordinator, USC Libraries; Head Archivist, Autry National                Center
                        Josh Kun, Associate Professor of Communication, Annenberg School, USC
                        Yusef Omowale, Director, Southern California Library for Social Studies
                        Jennifer Watts, Curator of Photography, The Huntington Library
January 24, 2017 – pre-circulated paper (Autry National Center)
            ** Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Autry National Center - Joint session with Works in Progress, Autry.
"Seeing West Mountain: California Indian Histories of California during the Great Depression"
            William Bauer, Department of History, UNLV
February 10, 2017 – panel discussion (Seaver 1-2)
            "Gentrification and Smart Growth in Southern California: Trends and Challenges"
                        James Bonar, former Executive Director, Clifford Beers Housing
                        Hillary Jenks, Graduate Writing Coordinator, UC Riverside
                        James Rojas, urban planner and community activist
March 10, 2017 -- pre-circulated paper (Seaver 1-2)
            "Policing Race and Transiency in Early Seattle" 
                        Megan Asaka, Assistant Professor of History, UC Riverside
April 14, 2017 – Clark Davis Memorial Lecture (Seaver 1-2)
"From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America"
Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
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All sessions will begin at 10:30 am in the Seaver Classrooms in the Munger Research Center, Huntington Library, unless otherwise noted.  Please check e-announcements for exact location of sessions.  Parking is free.  Workshops will begin at 10:30, and lunch will be served at noon for attendees who RSVP before the posted deadline.
            For seminars with a pre-circulated paper, the paper will be made available approximately 2 weeks prior to the seminar (we are unable to distribute papers earlier than this).  At that time, you can access the paper via a link posted on the ICW website at The link will also be circulated in the email announcement for each session.  We request that participants read the papers if attending. 
            If you would like to receive announcements for these sessions, please fill out the form at
            For more information, email the co-coordinators—Ian Baldwin, Kathy Feeley, Caitlin Parker, Andrea Thabet, and Becky Nicolaides—at
The LA History & Metro Studies Group is generously sponsored by
the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW)

Monday, August 15, 2016

How do you steal things legally?

As Bob Dylon's lyrics go, "to live outside the law you must be honest." Have you ever thought about legally stealing things. Wait, what? Legally steal? Yeah, there's such a thing. Here it is. My heroines they are. Best dumpster dive channel ever!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Anorexic Instagram friends and white male colleagues

I mean, "friends." We dm (direct-message) one another, but none of us has a name. We are "fragile.sofia," "," but not ourselves, because we're considered a threat to the heavier population. We remind them of their overweightness/obesity. My friends and I are a worldwide network of bony girls. Sometimes we post photos of our bodies, but none of us posts those with our faces on. Of course, it is because we don't want the bullies/fat chicks to report us as promoting self-harm on Instagram, and out us in real life. But we're actually mostly very nice girls. We never call one another fat, and we always encourage one another. Most of us are outpatient anorexics. If you keyword-search "#anorexic," on Instagram, you'll first be asked if you want to see graphic contents, then you'll see our posts. Most of them are about food, because that's all we think of. When you're starving yourself all day, all you can think of is food, so it's very disturbing. You can't concentrate on school or boys, but think of food all day.

So, I actually hate my job, because I always gain weight after the quarter starts. Being an academic makes me fat, because there's so much work, and I just want chicken wings and red wine after school. I also hate my fiance, cuz he never appreciates a lighter weight of mine, but always says I'm crazy to think I'm fat. What all these nasty things and beings don't know is that, when I look better in some quarters, putting the newest trendiest makeup on carefully for at least an hour as well as wearing cool sexy cloths, I get better evaluations from my students. I know other Caucasian male teachers are just gonna say I don't know how to teach, but they don't know all the added cultural racial gender stereotypes on me by this country's extremely cultural-racially-gender-biased college students that they don't have. If you're a white man and you're nice, the students think you're nice, but if you're a supposedly nice race and sex and you're nice, they take advantage of you, because how dare you be not nice? Even my British friends get nasty evaluations from their students for having an English accent, while they grew up in London! Americans think only American English is English, and only American natives are worth their existence in the world. It is the most hypocritical place. I have a much better CV than my white male colleagues, but they are more liked by the bosses and students than I am, because they only have to do the standard to get the jobs, while we have to run extra miles and still don't get that.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Third dream

Dad cheated on Mom (not sure if that's the first time) , and she decided to divorce him. She told me she made a new boyfriend, who's a black African guy. I was a little worried, because there have been some cases of scam by African criminals where she lives. She said she felt good about him because she was ill,  and he came up to sit with her keeping her company. I then told her to arrange a meeting with us all together. He came. I freaked out. I pretended to do my homework while they were hanging out. I could see Mom happy with him, though I posted on the suicide forum I frequent that I didn't know how to handle the situation.

The Second dream

The cops thought I killed someone. They found some evidence all against my advantage. They showed me a bent beige car and asked how it got like that. I said I didn't know; I didn't do it, but they just thought it was me. I was contemplating to flee.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The First Dream

I never deny I'm crazy, but if you ask me to name at least one person crazier than I, I can tell you it is my shrink. You know all these Freud-looking psychology therapy guys obsessed with analyzing dreams? Whenever you mention anything about dreaming, nightmare, etc., holy shit, from their own daydreaming, like a bored puppy spotting a squirrel, they suddenly wake up in their doctor's chair, pull out a writing pad, and make notes incessantly like a mad man. Do you know how that feels when I have also read The Standard Edition of the Complete Works of Sigmund Freud myself? Man, I can't stand my shrink. Here, as a veteran literate psychotic, I'm donating my pathological dreams to the world of Freudism.

I was operating a giant ship-like prop for movie. I’m supposed to drive it straight remotely, but I don’t know what I have done. The next moment I look at it, it has already sunk. There’s no one in it; no one dies because of me. But I have made a big boo boo. Shit!

Oh and speaking of Freud, you know you're always asked what your name is when you order coffee at Starbucks, right? What if your name is like Saoirse, Quvenzhané, or Sinead? You're fucked. Those guys won't let you go. They'd keep asking, "what sha," "cool fan what," "shin what..."? That's why I always call myself Dora when I buy coffee. All Freud readers know that Dora is "someone who could not keep her own name." If the coffee guys still don't how to spell Dora, well, she's also a cartoon character of a chubby Mexican girl, who owns a pink-faced pet monkey.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May I never support the egg industry again for the rest of my life

May I never touch chicken and eggs again for the rest of my life

This outrageous footage shows a common method of killing millions of chickens every year: destroying them using foam that blocks their respiratory tracts and suffocates these poor creatures to death.This video, courtesy of Anonymous for Animals Rights ( Animal Rights in Israel ), shows chickens trying desperately to escape the foam. When the foam covers them, they still battle, trying to jump above it, but they stand no chance.השמדת תרנגולות באמצעות חנק בקצף - ישראל 2014. תיעוד של אנונימוס לזכויות בעלי-חיים חושף את שיטת ההשמדה של מיליוני תרנגולים בשנה: חיסול באמצעות קצף שחוסם את דרכי הנשימה של התרנגולים האומללים וחונק אותם למוות.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Do not show anything you own, because the Chinese might claim it

You know what's on the news in China these days? That bat-crazy rumor that someone "stole" their Buddha statue and exhibited it in the Drents Museum in the Netherlands. When did they start saying that? After the Dutch scientists in the Meander Medical Center in Amersfoort had discovered how precious the statue is, that there is a mummified Chinese monk, Liquan, in it!

Here's the skeleton the Dutch discovered:

Soon after this story went viral, the Chinese had an eye on it, and claimed this statue was stolen from a temple in the Yangchun Village in its Fujian Province. It started hyping this rumor with its propaganda machine by showing its people the lower half of the following pictures. As anyone can clearly see, the upper pictures, which are the real pictures of the statues, look totally different. the shape of the eyes, nose, and lips are all different. But the Chinese media Photoshopped the statue in China to make it kind of impossible to do a clear comparison in order to find an excuse to "redeem" the statue from the Dutch. Crazy, right?

If you buy too many cheap useless things from an industrial giant, it can turn into a monster and swallow you. The solution really is not take take advantage of the sale and stop buying useless things made in China. Why do Western people buy so many cheap clothes and shoes made in China really? That's why I don't go shopping.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

On the recent shooting of the homeless man in Downtown by LAPD

I happened to be lucky enough to have residence in the places with the most police brutality in the world.

As a Buddhist, I have no idea how you can respond to violence with peace but also without being slashed. I don't think it's possible. But I do believe if you respond to violence with violence, nothing good can come out of it. My way of dealing with violence is to practice Buddhism, but I understand most people do not have the chance or potential for that.

One thing not just abstract but totally practical is that even if I am going to be murdered here, I still may not call LAPD, cuz that may mean I die even sooner.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

I don't like MFAs

I'm a published creative writer, yet, I don't like other creative writers. Sorry, I think they don't make any sense.

It's fucking annoying to have to either teach them as students or sit in the same class with them as peers. They are awfully good in coming up with strange ideas, but if you want to have an intellectual conversation with them, they can't even get their logic right.

It's frustrating. Why did some stupid academics create this type of degrees called MFAs? If you're a writer, you shouldn't have to go to school to learn how to write. If you have to learn it in college, you're not good, so you should be studying something else in college while write on the side. That's how creative writing works. You can't learn it. Creative writing is not learnable, okay? You either know how to do it or you don't. If you don't, that's fine, but you should then learn something else in college. I'm not saying you should abandon writing, but that's something no one should learn in college. College should be for intellectual and practical subjects, like literature. Creative writing is not an example of any of those.

The only reason why someone would want to do an MFA degree, in my opinion, is because (s)he doesn't know how to do anything else.

Friday, May 2, 2014

All about pee and poo of Chinese people

I'm just going to open an entry and post all the important pictures about the controversy on every Asian News page in major news sources worldwide these days. It is the public defecation by Mainland Chinese tourists in Hong Kong. I found it really funny, taught it in class and liked to use this entry as a reading list.

Here's the background story from L.A. Times: "Toddler's defecating riles residents of mainland China and Hong Kong",0,6992755.story#ixzz30b8CT355

So from what I understood, like thousands of other Mainland Chinese tourists, a couple traveled to Hong Kong with their toddler boy and let him poop in the street in front of a million passersby. Agitated, a local Hong Kong man, who later said in one of the video clips that he was a journalist, took pictures of them. The parents attacked him and were arrested by the police. Here's the footage showing the feces and violence:

In this, you see it's obviously public defecation, not urination, right next to a McDonald's where its restroom is always open to the public:

In this, you see the parents took the memory card out of the local man's camera by force:

In this, you see the husband (the man holding the kid) threw his son as a weapon against the local man and the wife (the woman in a long dress) used the baby cart to hit him. They tried to leave but the passersby stopped them by pulling the baby cart:

In this, you see the wife pulling the local man's the camera string, pretty much as strongly as bending his upper body:

She also hit him:

What happened, as usual, is that the Chinese TV and online media reported that it was pee, not poo, as in "bladdergate," not "colongate." They tried to propagate the idea that it was because the local Hongkongers jealous of and biased against Mainland Chinese, as neo-Nazis and skinheads, that such thing happened. Um, Jews, blacks and gay people, thoughts on China's use of your names?

The "tradition" of Mainland Chinese' public defecation and urination (without cleaning up) in global locations has been around since the beginning of China's economic success.

In Hong Kong's Apple Store:

Peeing in a paper cup in a hot pot restaurant in Hong Kong:

Pooping on the floor in Taiwan's airport, only 45 seconds away from the restroom:

Pooping in a mall in Hong Kong:
Peeing above a trash bin in a mall in Canada:

Chinese people are rude.
Peeing in the subway in Hong Kong:


Political party's office in Hong Kong:
Want more? Cuz this is getting a bit sick now.

I mean, really, I understand they are kids, but Chinese people, you literally scare the crap out of everyone. That's shit, Okay?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

City Tavern DTLA - Now Serving Lunch



LUNCH at City Tavern /Downtown LA at FIGat7th

The newly opened City Tavern in Downtown LA is NOW open for lunch offering a variety of handcrafted sandwiches and salads perfect for your next power lunch!




11:00am -3:00pm




Fried Green Tomatoes $9

Picnic Veggie Sandwich $9

Taco Truck Club $10

New Orleans Meatball Sandwich $11

Holiday Turkey Sandwich $11

Quinoa Salad $11

Shrimp Louie Salad $13

Farmers’ Greens w/ Chicken $12


Sweets  $8

Chocolate Pudding

Bread Pudding

Carrot Cake

Sticky Toffee


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Travis Wall of So You Think You Can Dance Creates Epic Dance Number for 1st Birthday of Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

Am I the only one disgusted by a bunch of unattractive dancers over some food, supposed to be tasty? I actually went there just a few weeks ago. Not bad. The dance in this video? Real bad!


Ladies, don't pull up your dress at a dinner table, Okay? I'm not gay, but I don't eat pussy either.


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Three-time Emmy nominated choreographer/dancer creates epic dance number in

celebration of award-winning buffet's milestone first birthday


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of the 1st Birthday of award-winning #BacchanalBuffet @CaesarsPalace.


LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2013) – What sort of birthday gift do you get a buffet that already has everything including 25,000 square feet, dining spaces for 600 guests, over one million visitors in less than a year, accolades such as being voted the #1 Buffet by USA Today and serves more than 500 dishes daily? A big dance number of course.  And, that's just what happened at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace when Emmy-nominated dancer/choreographer Travis Wall of Fox's hit show So You Think You Can Dance and co-founder of Shaping Sound, along with eight of his talented friends took over the expansive buffet and created a one-of-a-kind epic dance sequence celebrating the ground-breaking culinary paradise.  


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In honor of the $17 million Bacchanal Buffet's first birthday, Wall joined forces with Caesars Palace in creating the lavish dance number and video that showcases the talent, athleticism and expertise of the dancers while highlighting the fantastic array of culinary offerings and the sleek design of the space. From flipping off of the furniture to breathtaking pirouettes, dancing on the tables to synchronized plate manipulation, Wall expertly utilizes all of the artistic tools at his disposal to create a mesmerizing dance performance. 


"With Bacchanal we took a big risk and thankfully, it turned out to be a game changer," explains Gary Selesner, Caesars Entertainment regional president. "We broke all the rules when we launched one year ago and the reception has exceeded all of our expectations.  We have people lining up not only to eat the amazing food which is prepared in nine live kitchens, but also to be part of a new dining social experience. We are proud to have transformed the perception of what a Las Vegas buffet is and can be." 


"We had a blast working at the Bacchanal Buffet," Wall explains. "The space really lends itself to creativity – the different elements of wood, steel and glass all made for great backdrops and dance surfaces. When  I was first approached to choreograph and perform a number in the middle of a Las Vegas buffet, I wasn't sure what I would come up with, but I was completely inspired by the space, the design elements, and of course, the food.  The hardest part was actually dancing around the abundance of food that all looked and smelled so delicious. But, it turns out it was pretty convenient too as we worked up an appetite." 



Choreographed by Wall, who in a recent episode of SYTYCD was lauded by the judges for his creative genius, several SYTYCD alum joined forces for this special project including: season one winner and co-founder of Shaping Sound Nick Lazzarini; top-four-SYTYCD-finisher Kayla Radomski; performer Albert Blaise Cattafi; SYTYCD All-Star, Shaping Sound member and star of "All The Right Moves" Jaime Goodwin; Shaping Sound members and SYTYCD alum Kayla Kalbfleisch and Channing Cooke; Dancer Adrian Lee, who appeared with Wall on his reality-based Oxygen channel show "All The Right Moves", and world Champion gymnast Dom Palange, rounding out the skillful ensemble.  


Wall's background in dance and choreography is extraordinary. Residing in both New York and Los Angeles, he is a resident choreographer and guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance. After a recent performance, guest judge and actress Jenna Elfman told Travis Wall, "Your choreography is perfection so full of artistry." Executive Producer and Judge Nigel Lythgoe commented, "You're a genius."


Since opening in September 2012, Bacchanal Buffet has set a new standard for Las Vegas buffets and continues to redefine the buffet experience by offering more than 500 dishes made-fresh daily by a team of specialized chefs who oversee the preparation of the food in nine open interactive kitchens. In its first year alone, Bacchanal Buffet has been named Number One Buffet in Las Vegas by USA Today, The Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Weekly. Serving an astounding 3,000 – 3,500 guest's daily, the Bacchanal Buffet recently welcomed its one millionth visitor who was awarded a special Caesars Palace prize package. Bacchanal has become a major hotspot and favorite among locals, travelers and celebrities. The restaurant has hosted film legends such as Morgan Freeman and Bradley Cooper, renowned chefs including Guy Savoy, Giada De Laurentiis and Gordon Ramsay and super model Tyra Banks. 


Overlooking the world-famous Garden of the Gods pool oasis at Caesars Palace, Bacchanal Buffet serves more than 500 dishes daily in a 25,000 square foot extraordinarily modern and inviting space that seats 600, designed by internationally renowned firm Super Potato.


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Thursday, June 27, 2013

FW: Tuesday Night Cafe is feeling Quirky on July 2nd!

Glad they’re still doing it.


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Next Tuesday Night Cafe:
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Tuesday Night Cafe
Aratani Courtyard at Union Center for the Arts
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Parking available across the street from the courtyard at the Aiso Street Parking Lot. $3 flat rate after 5pm!

Is feeling Quirky on July 2nd!


Tuesday Night Project presents:

The 1st & 3rd Tuesday Night Cafe
The Quirky Show!

July 2, 2013


Please join us at one of the longest running free public arts series in downtown Los Angeles. Highlighting new work in visual and performance arts from the Los Angeles and Asian American artistic community in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo.

Host: Kyle Mizono

Resident DJ: DJ Waxstyles

- Kyle Mizono
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East West Players

One Night Only
Save the Date: August 17, 2013

Come celebrate Tim's 20th Anniversary as Producing Artistic Director of East West Players!

An indoor/outdoor event featuring the best musical talent from the best musicals that EWP has produced. In addition, a delectable menu of Asian fusion, great wine from the collections of our EWP wine aficionados, a hosted open bar (have you had a Tim Dang Banger yet?), and desserts to die for...and you have one heck of an evening.

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Visual Communications

Armed with a Camera
Accepting Submissions through August 2nd


In its twelfth season, the successful Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists nurtures the next generation of Asian Pacific American media artists to capture their world, surroundings and outlook on life. Visual Communications works with the Fellows for seven months and provides special training, mentoring and networking opportunities, access to facilities and equipment, plus a cash and rental stipend to create four to five-minute digital shorts that premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and other venues nationwide.

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Sunday Jump

Sunday Jump
Summer Series:
Featuring Pratiti Mehta!

Sun, Jul 7
5:30-7:30 PM
Kapistahan Grill
1925 W. Temple St., Ste 103
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Sign-ups begin at 5:00 PM
Open mic starts at 5:30 PM
Lot and street parking available

There will be good music, good food, and good vibes! Please support the venue!

The mic will be open for poets, musicians, emcees, comedians, and every artist that would like to share and build a community with us!

Sunday Jump has only two community guidelines:
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Sessions LA

Sessions LA presents:
Freestyle Fridays

Fri, Jun 28
7 - 9 PM
SIPA | Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
3200 W. Temple St.
Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, 90026

Freestyle Fridays is a monthly fundraising event for Sessions LA, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Featuring Performances By:
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* 4 the King

Hosted By:
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* Open Mic & Open Turnatbles!

All Ages
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