Jun 27, 2008  •  In Books, Reviews, Touching

Book Review: The Last Lecture

Despite the fact that I love to babble on and on in my writing, I’m a pretty reserved person in real life. I am hardly the one to wear my heart on a sleeve…heck even my voice is pretty monotone! But lately I’ve been a emotional wreck. Everything ticks me off. Sappy commercial? Eyes well up in […]

Jun 27, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

(Belated) Hump Day Hook-Ups

Forgive me for being a day late – I was not allowed to work last night! Dark Knight Director Shuns Digital Effects for the Real Thing, Wired. When Iron Man came out, there was a great internet debate about which was better: Batman Begins or Iron Man? Many vouched for the new, technologically superior movie superhero, […]

Jun 26, 2008  •  In Personal

“It’s not a tu-muh!”

After my visit to the doctor yesterday my symptoms seemed to get a bit worse. It was most likely all psychosomatic from thinking about it so much, and the hypochondriac’s heaven that is the internet didn’t help at all. As soon as I got home the accumulated mental exhaustion swept over me and I took a deep nap. J […]

Jun 25, 2008  •  In Personal

Partial Facial Paralysis

This past Sunday, I noticed some tingling on my left cheek, with some occasional twitches. I ignored it. Monday through Tuesday, a numbness began to set in and progressively got worse. The entire left side of my face felt a bit dead and heavy. I constantly touched my face and checked mirrors to make sure nothing was drooping. […]

Jun 20, 2008  •  In Art/Design, Colors, Marketing/Advertising

Color Association

One of my favorite blogs, ColourLovers, posted an entry today titled “The Colors of Global Brand Identities.” As a self-confessed color freak, I naturally found the post utterly titillating and delightful. Some of the color palettes were immediately recognizable: If someone had blocked the titles of the above and asked me to name the brand […]

Jun 18, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Hump Day Hook-Ups

It’s been a long week. Let’s move on to the good stuff… The Father of Google Reader Resigns, Mashable. Thank you, Chris Wetherell, for all your work on my favorite Google application. Isn’t it funny how one’s participation on such a small sector of the Google conglomorate has made him famous? The Impact of Low Salaries at […]

Jun 17, 2008  •  In Books, Reviews

Book Review: Bonk

I’d written before that science and mathematics were never my forte in school. Which is unfortunate, because I love learning the facts and figures behind our amazing world. This is precisely why I get overly excited when I watch a program (hello, Discovery, History, and the National Geographic channels!) or read a book that can explain things […]

Jun 16, 2008  •  In Funny, Korean, Personal


Before I start… The Lakers are still alive! Although I was rooting for the Celts I secretly wanted LA to win so the series will continue. Geez I feel like such a traitor. But a compliment from my friend Marcia (who, unfortunately, lives on the wrong side of the continent) was all worth it: “I knew there was a […]

Jun 12, 2008  •  In Career, Geek, Personal

Confessions of a Former Best Buy Employee

The Consumerist is currently deep into the 2008 Worst Company in America contest, with 16 companies left in the round 3 bracket. They just posted the third installment of its “Sweet 16” matchup: Best Buy vs Diebold. Personally, I think Diebold is worse than Best Buy. Not only due to the voting machine fiasco, but […]

Jun 11, 2008  •  In Thursday Geek-isms

Hump Day Hook-Ups

Good afternoon, world! The heatwave has passed and it’s a gorgeous day here in NY! The weather finally came to a showdown last night with spectacular thunderstorms and wind gusts up to 70mph. There was a moment when our electricity died for a split second…during game 3 of the NBA Finals! It took a few minutes for our […]