April 21st, 2014

once you start using semi-transparent backgrounds, you never go back.

All that I know is I’m fallin’, fallin’, fallin’, fallin’ |
Might as well fall in.

April 20th, 2014
the start of my easter sunday — mural design by dani castillo.[photo credit: bnguyens]

the start of my easter sunday — mural design by dani castillo.
[photo credit: bnguyens]

April 18th, 2014
April 17th, 2014
We are—you and I—at least one of the ways that the universe knows itself.
Bill Nye
April 16th, 2014
lo-res of Derelict Divine.[photo credit: Daniel Gafanhoto]
photograph from his exhibition opening @ ihousephilly today. my actual experience with the lorraine begins & ends at wikipedia, but CURIOSITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS. (& it doesn’t help that all the central kids in VSA are into street art.)also the first time i’ve seen photography printed on metal IRL. fun to explore the interaction between the lighting & textured post-effects.also, i’ve lost the ability to write. i wonder if i could get away with using only spoken word patterns and pretend that it’s art. (trap. it already began. notice the comma play?)
my brain is melting.

lo-res of Derelict Divine.
[photo credit: Daniel Gafanhoto]

photograph from his exhibition opening @ ihousephilly today. my actual experience with the lorraine begins & ends at wikipedia, but CURIOSITY KNOWS NO BOUNDS. (& it doesn’t help that all the central kids in VSA are into street art.)

also the first time i’ve seen photography printed on metal IRL. fun to explore the interaction between the lighting & textured post-effects.

also, i’ve lost the ability to write. i wonder if i could get away with using only spoken word patterns and pretend that it’s art. (trap. it already began. notice the comma play?)

my brain is melting.

lo-res of Traffic jam colors. View from the heights of the hectic traffic jam in Downtown Rio de Janeiro.[photo credit: Daniel Gafanhoto]

lo-res of Traffic jam colors. 
View from the heights of the hectic traffic jam in Downtown Rio de Janeiro.
[photo credit: Daniel Gafanhoto]

April 15th, 2014
…in our system, undifferentiated fear or apprehension of disturbance is not enough to overcome the right to freedom of expression. Any departure form absolute regimentation may cause trouble. Any variation from the majority’s opinion may inspire fear. Any word spoken, in class, in the lunchroom, or on the campus, that deviates from the views of another person may start an argument or cause a disturbance. But our Constitution says we must take this risk, and our history says that it is this sort of hazardous freedom—this kind of openness—that is the basis of our national strength and of the independence and vigor of Americans who grow up and live in this relatively permissive, often disputatious, society.
Justice Fortas, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

the feeling of fling. (tilly & the wall levels of electric.)
[photo credit: thephotoluggage/bnguyen270]

April 14th, 2014
One to One Hundred (colour) by Mark Gonyea
Letters by the Number, a new project by Mark, builds off of a related concept. At first, this approach to design and creativity appears a bit formulaic, but it’s a really approachable way to venture outside of one’s comfort zone and to teach the role of space. I’m issuing a challenge to myself — tackle more lifelong learning, work on Art Assignments.

One to One Hundred (colour) by Mark Gonyea

Letters by the Number, a new project by Mark, builds off of a related concept. At first, this approach to design and creativity appears a bit formulaic, but it’s a really approachable way to venture outside of one’s comfort zone and to teach the role of space. I’m issuing a challenge to myself — tackle more lifelong learning, work on Art Assignments.

April 13th, 2014

another in the spree of “i wish this production quality and vision could be reasonably achieved without the $$ of a company trying to go viral,” but at least they did their research. directed by jason sutton, the list of dancers representing their style is…

A - Arabesque, Morgan Quinn 
B - B-girl, Bgirl Terra 
C - Chicken Noodle Soup, Terence Dickson 
D - Death Drop, Nick Lanzisera 
E - East Coast Swing, Yani Marin, Nathan Kim 
F - Finger Tut, John P-Nut Hunt 
G - Grand Jeté, Julia Cinquemani 
H - Harlem Shake, Amanda Meade-Tatum 
I - Indian Bhangra, Reshma Gajjar 
J - Jump Style, Høps 
K - Krump, Jigsaw 
L - Liquid Dance, Phillip ‘Pacman’ Chbeeb 
M - Memphis Jookin, Lil Buck 
N - Northern Soul, Levanna McLean 
O - OMG, Anthony ‘Lil’ Bob’ Cabaero 
P - Pole, Nicole ‘The Pole’ Williams 
Q - Questionable, Reid Shapiro 
R - Rumba, Junior and Emily Alabi 
S - Step, Soul Steps: Dionne Norton, Heather DeLeon, Maxine Lyle
T - Twerk, Twerk Team: Lady Luscious, Mizz Twerksum 
U - Ultimate, Shofu Tha Beatdown 
V - Vogue Hands, Javier Madrid of Legendary House of Ninja 
W - Whine, Colleen Craig 
X - X-press Yourself, Ryan Heffington 
Y - YMCA, Allison Chu at Next Models LA 
Z - TurF FeinZ: Byron Vincent Sanders Jr aka T7, Donald Brooks aka Torch, Eric Bossett aka Kidd Strobe, Gary Morgan aka Noh-justice, Leon M Williams aka Mann, Rayshawn Thompson aka Looney2smooth

impressive.
(thanks brenda!)

I keep on dreaming, but I’m wide awake |
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one of the best fling sets i’ve seen — there’s a running trend here at penn where the openers are better than the headliner. (reference points? expectation? happiness? marketing coursework = my life?)

another trend worth noting:
it doesn’t seem to matter how much i plan, how many google doc spreadsheets are made, fling always manages to surprise. the track record thus far includes a freshman fling with a best friend-something and his golden trio of senior friends, a sophomore fling where third-wheeling turned into a [foregone, but still brilliant] best friendship, and now this juni-seni-it’s-complicated fling in which life threw me an EPIC curveball. (& i turned that shit into a home run.)

that song from girl scouts was on point

also, i think my social anxiety is improving. unsure whether it’s due to dance or > involvement in vsa, but i’m going to put more energy into keeping up with both.

me, asdy, pat vinh, tonystill fresh.

me, asdy, pat vinh, tony
still fresh.

April 10th, 2014
eugena, mike, me, calvin, nick liu, kirsten performance pic[photo credit: dyanaso]

eugena, mike, me, calvin, nick liu, kirsten 
performance pic
[photo credit: dyanaso]