Sunday, January 30, 2011

Homina.

Homina, homina, homina. Ya'll know that I'm not partial to blondes, and that I'm an "ass man", however, WHO SAYS NO TO THIS?! RAWR!


Also, seriously Ryan Reynolds? Going from this to Sandra Bullock? This proves you're even more of an idiotic asshole than I thought you were.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Midweek Pron: Hump Day

Get it? Get it? HUMP day? For the day I post pictures of some srs booty?

Anyway, it has been so long since I shared some of my pervyness with you guys, and I've got a ton of pictures I've found from all over the interwebs just piling up on my hard drive. 


I personally just like the fact that she's a brunette with a nice shapely ass. Sure, I can't see her face, but then, do you really need to? I could care less for the arm tattoo because it looks like it is probably something stupid, but hey, whatever. We're not really looking at that, are we?


My, my, my. MY GOD. You could really rest your drink on the top of her ass and it would stand up and not fall over. I always love an ass that looks like this, especially because it's so round and perky. Plus, she looks like she has the kind of figure I love on a woman. 


This picture had to have been taken on either South Beach, or in South America somewhere. Because I have not seen a chick in that kind of shape wear that on a bike ride in LA, or here in SD. I would certainly LOVE to see it out here, but the chicks out here that ride bikes are all hipster and shit.


This picture in general is cool. I mean, just the way that the artist photoshopped the dress into a splatter...that shit must have taken some time. But of course, that was the second thing I noticed. 


Again, my favorite shape of ass, on what looks to be my favorite body type. Mmmmm.


 Kinda looks like what I expect the girl on the bike up there looks like sitting down from the back. This is a glorious picture. JUST FUCKING GLORIOUS.


I wish I were the dude (or chick?) taking this picture. I wish I woke up and that was lying there. I mean, I love manz, and I do love waking up next to him in the morning, but you know, this would be awesome, too.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

^5s: The Last 5 Surprising Movies I Watched

This post is basically about movies that surprised me that I've seen in the last 2 or 3 months. Most of them surprised me in a good way, but one of them just surprised me in general because I didn't know wtf to expect.


Scott Pilgrim
This movie was surprisingly FUCKING AWESOME. Anyone in my generation, who is a gamer, and who likes comic books should love this movie. If you don't love this movie but you fit the criteria, I don't even know what to say to you, other than that you must be a pretentious doucherocket who thinks he's some kind of movie nerd. But anyway, the tagline pretty much says it all. The epicness of this movie approached legendary.


Zombieland
Also a surprisingly good movie. I didn't know what to expect of this either, other than I was told that I should not watch it while eating. As it happened, I ended up watching it while eating chicken, which turned out to be a bad idea. Despite that fact I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It was kind of like watching a video game being played in a way. And I loved Woody Harrelson in this. LOVED him. And the Bill Murray part was just...awesome.



Super Troopers
Well, I was expecting this to be stupid, I'm sorry to say - even though manz and my girl Stef have highly recommended it to me. I'm not sure why, but for some reason I'll love some stupid funny movies, and hate others. Like for example, I loved Anchorman and Blade of Glory, but didn't care for Old School. (I know, sacrilege.) Or much else that Will Ferrell has done. I don't usually like anything with Seth Rogen in it. I thought Superbad was meh. You get the idea. I loved this movie though, and I think it was because of the fact that you could tell all of the actors were having a good time. Maybe that's the key. In the stupid funny movies I hate, the actors usually are being stupid funny just for that reason alone, and I'm not sure whether or not they're even enjoying the experience. I mean, why wouldn't you love to be paid to act like an idiot? But in Super Troopers, you could TELL every one of those guys was having a good time, which made it funny to me, which made me like it.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Sometimes when I'm watching a British movie or television show it takes me a second to figure out what the hell is going on, because I'm a stupid American who on occasion needs to be beat over the head to actually connect the dots. That kind of happened in this movie. It wasn't until about 30 minutes into the movie that I was like "Ohhhhhhhh!" and started laughing. The question game and the random scientific discoveries were hilarious, and it was awesome seeing Tim Roth (OMG <3 Cal Lightman) and Gary Oldman (OMG COMMISSIONER GORDON SQUEE) as young as they were in this movie. 

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird
With a title like that, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I love two of the three main characters, the Bad, and the Weird, so I figured I'd give it a shot. They've both been in Park Chan Wook movies and have been phenomenal. This movie was interesting at parts, funny at parts, and had good action at parts, but it was...I don't know. Just...interesting. I think I need to watch it again. It might be one of those movies like Kung Fu Hustle, where I saw it at first at was all like "hmmm" and then later realized that it was awesome. 

Inspiration For the Week

Sorry, this isn't a pron type post, but I will do one of those this week, I promise. I've got so many interesting new pics to share, too.

However, this meme will have to do for now. It really amuses me on two different levels.

Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Day

So, it's a bit late, but hey, there are still 4 hours left in the day. I think this has got to be one of the best pictures of him EVER. Who knew Dr. King was good at pool?


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crazy Asian Females. (Moar personal tl;dr)

The other day I was on reddit and I noticed a story that was titled, "Parents like Amy Chua are the reason Asian-Americans like me are in therapy". Intrigued, I clicked on the link and came to this blog post. I read it and was really conflicted. I was shocked, horrified, and disgusted about the story on Amy Chua, and glad that someone was willing to be open enough (like the author of the blog post, Betty Ming Liu) to talk about being in therapy. It's not something we Asians talk about.

I don't want to link the story on Amy Chua. If you want to read it follow through the links on Betty's site. Basically, all you need to know is that she's a crazy Asian mom (for those of you who know what that means) that fully believes the hardcore Asian way of raising your children is the way to go. It is most definitely NOT the way to go, and in fact is probably the worst way to go EVER. Let me break off some knowledge for you.

My mother is a crazy Asian mom. I was raised very traditionally Korean for the most part, although I admit that I wished I would have been able to learn how to play an instrument because I do love music and making music. Instead of the music lessons, I had the martial arts lessons, and that was what I had to do almost every day for several hours after school starting at age 4 until I was 14. When I was 14, I finally asked my parents what it would take for me to stop having to train at my dad's martial arts studio, and they told me that it would be until I moved out, or got my black belt. I figured I had 3-4 years left till moving out, so getting my black belt seemed the better option because it'd be quicker. I failed the test once in a horrifyingly embarrassing way and then busted my ass for the better part of a year so I could pass the test. Sidenote: the test is 2 days. Day 1 is where you show the panel everything you've ever learned from white belt on. You also have to fight 3-4 grown ass men (and not get your ass beat), do the splits, and break boards and bricks a variety of different ways. You see why it took me a year. I passed when I was 15. But as usual, I digress.

When I say I was raised traditionally Korean, that pretty much means that my parents beat my ass. And I don't mean a spanking. I mean a serious ass beating. And since my parents were into martial arts, that also meant a much more serious ass beating (with various weapons and pain inducing instruments) than you'd think. Let me just say that my childhood was moderately awful. I grew up believing I was a failure  in every way, shape, and form, and that I was a fat, ugly, disgusting pig who would pretty much be a worthless whore when I grew up. Why did I think that, you ask? This would be because I was told those things every day. That was supposed to be for my own good, and was meant to inspire me. And no, I'm not kidding. There were a ton of other things that happened to me growing up that I won't get into, but let's just say that I think I've experienced every horrible thing that a woman can except for one. And all that happened to me up until age 15. It was then that CPS came in and took me out of my home when it was discovered how my parents were "raising" me. I was in foster care till I turned 17.

Being in foster care was terrible. I can't even begin to describe the pain in the whole experience of my life until that point. What's sad is that despite how bad I had it, and it was pretty bad, when I went into foster care, I was exposed to the absolute filth that people do to their children. I had a foster sister who was raped by her father repeatedly, and then her grandmother beat her almost to death, putting her in the hospital, when she tried to tell her about it, and did various other things to make her "stop lying", although it was obvious what had been done to her. I knew other kids who were raped by siblings, who were beaten to near death multiple times and exposed to horrible, horrible things. I went to therapy. I was in and out of foster homes because no one wants a teenager, because people believe that teenagers in foster care are there for a reason - because they're trouble makers.

I've been in and out of therapy ever since. I'm a big fan of therapy. I guess this all explains why I ended up a Communication Studies major in undergrad, and why Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding is my graduate school major. As of right now, I don't speak to my mom, because in her mind, she has rewritten history. She believes that even though I was taken away from her by CPS, that even though she went to court multiple times because of me, that the time I was out of her home (my parents had divorced the year I was taken out of the home) was because I was a "bad" kid who "ran away". She doesn't acknowledge or believe what I know really happened. She had the sheer balls to tell me, before manz and I got married, that "You'd better not mess this one up, because I know the kind of person you are. I'm saying this because I'm your mother and I know you, and you have a tendency to screw good things up." I was in shock that she said that, and asked, "Don't you think that's a harsh thing to say?" She couldn't believe I would ask such a thing. She just said, "No, of course not. Like I said, I know you and I know you have tendencies to mess things up. Your fiance is a good man and I would hate to see him get hurt." And that was her trying to be really nice to me. She wasn't invited to the wedding, and I don't plan on having a relationship with her anytime soon, while she persists in believing that I'm basically a bad person who screws things up. How could I?

So what's my point in revealing all this information? Because quite honestly, my mother truly, truly believes that she was a good mother. Other people believe that she was a good mother, because they don't know that I went into foster care because she beat the living shit out of my sister and I. All they see is that my sister is a lawyer and my brother and I went to graduate school and we're all "successful", which must be a sign of good parenting. As far as I'm concerned, it isn't. I personally got myself to where I am today by my damn self, and not because my parents ever did shit for me or were good parents. They weren't. So Those of you that have good parents, please, please do me, them, and yourselves a favor and honor and respect them before its too late. You don't know how much work it is and how hard it is to be a truly good parent. No matter how much they annoy you, get on your nerves, bug you, whatever, just remember that they did the best they could by you despite their flaws and limitations and that you came into the world as a whole person, instead of broken, like me. It has taken 18 years for me to be relatively functional and I'm still working on my issues.

I'll tell you what, though. Despite all the fucked up shit that's happened to me, and how awful and dysfunctional my family is, I don't have any regret about anything. Obviously I wouldn't want to have to experience everything again, but I know that everything I've been through has made me who and what I am today. And I'm finally beginning to be proud of that.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Conversations With...

So tonight manz was on woot.com checking stuff out, to see what the woot of the day is. As a side note, I should add that this was inspired by my indignation that we know a few people that have better TVs than us. I mean, when someone who isn't tech savvy has a better TV than nerds like us, COME ON!! [/Gob Bluth] So I told manz we had to rectify this matter immediately. I should add that I realize that I'm extremely spoiled these days in terms of material things. I mean, I got a new car around Thanksgiving. Then an iPad right before Christmas. Then the Kinect on Christmas. I mean, seriously. And now I want at least a 50" LCD TV. What is WRONG with me? I keep hearing my mom in my head telling me about Ethiopian kids going hungry.

But I digress. So he ended up on woot.com, and he's silent for a moment, then he turns to me and this is how the conversation went:

Manz: Really? Some of the shit people think up as costumes is ridiculous.
Me: Like what?
Manz: Sexy airline captain? SEXY LADY PILOT? I mean...COME ON!
Me: Dude, you wouldn't believe the shit people come up with in terms of sexy costumes. It's ridiculous.
Manz: Okay, I can see some of them, you know, like sexy stewardess, or sexy cop, sexy teacher, whatever. But sexy pilot?
Me: Yeah, man. You don't even KNOW about all the sexy costumes they have out there. The sexy lady pilot is nothing.
Manz: *starts looking for costume websites* OH GOD. So, apparently you're a sexy mechanic if you have a red fishnet bra on and checkers on your thong. And ooh, I don't know how I could contain myself with a SEXY BULL RIDER!
Me: I think the idea is you're supposed to, you know, be the bull.
Manz: Fine. What about sexy cab driver?
Me: No comment.
Manz: Am I supposed to be the taxi??

As of writing this right now, he's still looking at costumes. He just groaned in disgust at a sexy lion tamer costume. *shakes head*

Sunday, January 9, 2011

^5s: The Last 5 (+2) TV Shows I've Watched

Been a while since I've done one of these, and this post has been sitting in my "to post" queue for like the past several months, so I don't want to hear any shit about a late pass. You try working as much as me for the last few months and see if you're still able to post a lot. Well, that only applies if you're over the age of 25. Let me rephrase that. You try being 33 years old and working as much as me for the last few months and see if you're still able to post a lot. Plus, I gotta fit video games in with television watching, too. And football. And working out.


Top Gear UK
So I've caught several shows of theirs, and while I love that it's about cars, and about non-American cars, and also about SPORTS cars, I hate that Jeremy Clarkson is so anti-American (but then, I don't blame him) and I also hate that they hate the GTR. I mean, COME ON. Who thinks the GTR is a piece of shit? WHO, I ask you? Still, they're hilarious and the rest of the cars on the show are just amazing (Bugatti Veyron, anyone?) so I can't hate too much. Any one of their recent seasons would be worthwhile to watch if you love cars like I do.


Avatar
Yes, I realize this is a picture of Appa, but I don't care, because he's fucking awesome. He's like that flying dog in the Neverending Story. Manz hates that dog, which I think is maybe one of the only things we don't agree on, and never will. I loved that dog, and Appa was fucking awesome. Anyway, I wasn't sure what to expect of this show, but figured I would try it out because people have been telling me that I reminded them of Toph.
I wasn't sure what to expect from comments like THAT either, but I told manz about it, and after she entered the picture in Season 2, manz turns to me and says, "That really IS you." I don't mind the comparison. A tomboy who kicks ass? Sure, why not? But, back to what I thought of the show. The first season dragged and seemed very much like a children's show. But the second and third season? GTFOHWTBS! Shit was crazy, talking about brainwashing and dystopian societies? What kid would understand that? I ended up loving this show, most especially the 2nd and 3rd seasons. Anyone that hasn't checked it out should. This is not a kids show.


Dexter
Another show where I wasn't sure what to think. One of my many complaints about movies and television in the United States these days has been about the lack of originality. Well, this show pretty much threw that complaint out on its ear. I watched seasons 1 and 2, and they were both really great. I'm waiting for season 3 to come out on instant queue in Netflix so we can watch it, but overall I like the show a lot. It's intense and just fucking serious business. I hate Dexter's sister sometimes, especially that weird smile she has like she had a stroke, and her lisp, but I try not to let it get to me. And shit, if that's the only complaint I've got about a show, I'll take the annoying bitch with the rest of it any day of the week. Plus, I love me a fucking anti-hero. He's like Batman with a little extra Joker thrown in.


Full Metal Alchemist
I have no idea why I persist in believing sometimes that just because something is animated that it means it's for kids. If any show out there were to prove that wrong, it would be this show. The blood and gore and themes of the show were definitely not for children, which I appreciated, because I do love some violence and gratuitous bloodshed, even if its animated. I was hesitant to watch the show because I thought it was gonna be some emokid bullshit, which is wrong of me, but hey - most emokids I know that are into everything Japanese loved this show. So what am I supposed to think? ANYWAY. It was truly awesome. Seriously. Not to mention, I like to think I'm a tough bitch most of the time, but I'll tell you, there were more than a few times when my eyes seemed a little overly dry and my tear ducts helped moisturize them. Not because I was sad or anything, it was just me having super dry eyes. (I hate that shit, but I am a sucker for family oriented themes concerning loss. Hm. I wonder why.)


Firefly
Here's another perfect example of a show I had no inclination to want to watch because of the fans. (OMG NATHAN FILION! SWOON~) You guys know I do not do any kind of swooning over men. I mean, what's there to swoon over? Girls are much nicer looking nekkid, they're softer, and smell better on the whole than dudes. You know its true. Still, my girl Mel told me I should watch it, and manz grudgingly admitted he had seem it and thought it was all right, so I gave it a chance. It actually was better than I thought it would be. A little cheesy at times, but a decent show nonetheless. I'm not sure if I'd actually watch it again, but I enjoyed it while I did watch it. (But not one of those females did a thing for me, which was sad. Summer Glau was nowhere near as hot as I expected her to be.)


Lie to Me
Love Tim Roth. Love love love him. I think he's an amazing actor and am glad he was cast as the main character. This show is kiiinda like a procedural drama, but not. Its got a little bit of everything thrown into the mix. Some science, some psychology, a lot of interesting shit. Plus all the characters are great actors, even the ones they bring in for just one episode. I highly suggest this show. If you ever wanted to know more about reading people or digging around in people's heads to see what makes them tick, this is your show. Of course, thanks to my wonderfully manipulative father (kind of like a cross between a yakuza and a ronin, but Korean knowing martial arts, and no, I don't think he's awesome, he's kind of a sociopath.) I already knew a lot of these things, because I happen to be a natural. (Natural micr


Afro Samurai
Great art + Samuel L. Jackson + steampunk = Awesome.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Fuckin New Year!

Fuck a New Year's resolution. This year, I'm going to be the best version of me that I possibly can be, and that's what I resolve to do. I think that's what everyone else ought to resolve to do, too. Resolutions can be broken, and can fill you with guilt and cause you to fall off whatever wagon you're on. But striving to be the best version of you possible, well, I think that allows for mistakes and opportunities to learn from them.

One thing I don't plan on changing this year though, is how much of a perv I am. Or rather, how much I appreciate the female form. This is the best fucking exercise video I've seen in a LONG time.