So, as per usual, yes I haven't posted in awhile. But hey, this is where the sappy stuff goes.
...So, I've graduated from college. To quote Rob, my former Art Director on co-op "Was there ever any doubt?" It's funny how I've taken my education for granted.
I just got a really heartfelt email from my cousin Trung who's on my mom's side of the family:
...So I want you to get how proud we are of you and that you matter. I want you to get that your completion of school fulfills what your mom and dad wanted for you when you were first born and you fulfilled that promise. I want you to get that you also fulfilled a promise for Grandpa. Did you know that he was illiterate? You have to get that you fulfilled his promise that his family would have a better life than he did! You completed the promise that all his grandchildren would be educated.
It's kind of surreal to think about what my family has been through. My grandpa and all of his daughters immigrated from Vietnam to the United States to create a future for themselves and generations down the line.
I'm the youngest of the first generation on my Mom's side - First generation Americans. Now that I've graduated from college, I'm really proud to say that every single kid in the first generation of Americans on my mom's side of the family has completed college. 100% College graduates.
Maybe in the morning I'll write a more eloquent post, but you get the idea: my family rocks!
I remember, a lot of these are dumb - but think about it, these were written 8 yrs. ago. that's history man. I'm starting to feel old.
I also realized the last time i posted this i had more accomplished than i did this time... i guess my idea of accomplishment has skewed, or i've forgotten large chunks of my life. i think it's a combo of both.
So my life has been pretty okay. There's been lots of good with lots of bad. Okay, maybe a lot more bad, but the goods are alright.
It looks like i'm completely free of the nail salon. So, I've turned 21. I'm actually studying what i'm drinking so that I don't waste my money on booze that ain't so great. I've got a new job at this place called Toy Lab which is basically the best job ever http://www.toy-lab.com I just got a new car.
On the flip side. My father is going insane. he's literally become very neurotic and depressed. it's been tearing me down. I have nothing done yet for this quarter. literally, because of the above. I am currently like deathly feverish and achey. I feel terrible that my grandpa got me a new car -- i cried like all day yeterday.
so i guess it's pretty even quantitatively. But my da' being ill is a heavy weight.
I also think i did a poor job at toy lab today. but my excuse is that i couldn't breathe. hopefully i didn't infect anybody... oh and i got a nasty blood blister too. woe is me.
on the side, my brother came home today. i gave him a hug. i guess i do like the guy. we were talking about movies for a little bit. his girlfriend was there. his girlfriend has never seen the matrix. he said "i'm not sure if you'll beable to understand the movie, but i'll help you out. you should definitely watch it". it made me die from laughter. his girlfriend kind of smacked him a little. he deserved it haha.
Two weeks 'til I leave LA and i've finally bought something from the giant robot store. guess what? i bought two comic books/novels. i read them both.. all of them within hours of getting them. "aeiou" - Jeffrey Brown and "Would you still love me if i wet the bed" - Liz Prince
Now,I think I have something new to blow my money on. yup.
on the side i had a fabulous weekend with kitty. we went to the armand hammer museum, and it was a great museum. contemporary arts ranging from like degas to modern animations. i think i may visit again for shits and giggles. and obviously, we went to the giant robot store where kitty bought ugly dolls and i bought comics because while browsing i really enjoyed the sad sap stories.
Really if you ever get a chance to see me, ask me about the Liz Prince comic. If you've ever been interested in someone...... if you love at all! you will love it.
for some reason. today. i decided. that. i want to go to film school. Don't ask me why. it was a feeling. a very strong one. i don't intend to be the next stanley kubrick or anything (we watched the shining recently) i'll write my reasonings down in words, and when i feel like it's worth reading i'll let you know. but for now, I've decided that I want to go to film school. this day will be noted in history, or i'll just laugh at it later when i'm rereading some blogs.
I am the Fear Factor Universal Studios Champion!!!
note that this was not a filming of the actual tv show, just one of those shows you see in the theme park -- it was still kind of intense.
i've tried my best to use proper grammar, capitilization, punctuation, and bolds to make this easy to read.. it's a kind of long one... longest i've written in awhile, atleast. ( we are the championsCollapse )
We have a new batch of interns arrive form the far reaches of Cincinnati Ohio. You may see them strolling the grounds and engaging in design warfare from time to time, but they mean well and are only armed with non lethal digital art supplies.
There names are: Julie Tran Ashley Keene Kurt Koch