Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Massive dump of linky links

It's been a while since I posted links, and I've been collecting them on and off... and while I know most of these will go unseen, my photo-a-day has gone on hiatus so why not?

In no particular order...

Why you should move to a new city where you don't know a single soul - I've done this twice now, and each time it has dramatically broadened my views and influenced who I am now. Honestly too few people move around when they have the capacity to.

The "other side" is not dumb -  Quite relevant in the current political climate, and day-to-day interactions with ANYTHING you are unfamiliar with. My favorite quote: "If you can’t make your opponent’s point for them, you don’t truly grasp the issue."

No, you're not different, you're just an "Aging Millennial" - This is why I do not consider myself a full millennial and usually identify more with Gen X

Apple stole my music, no seriously - And this is why I am a hoarder when it comes to my music/video/photo files. I feel goofy not using streaming services, at the same time it frightens me that our consumption of media is now constantly connected and monitored for marketing purposes

10 types of odd friendships - Good, fun, hauntingly accurate, analysis

The tail end - This is eye opening and stresses me out a bit

Where we went, state by state - this is from 2014, but is still a fascinating look at the migration patterns in the United States

It's payback time (video) - watch out for blue!

Seattle's unbelievable transportation megaproject fustercluck - hindsight is always 20/20, but we never seem to learn from that either...

Which country shares your parenting values? - when I first found this I got Kazakhstan, and now I get Japan. It is quite difficult to choose an order. What I found most interesting was the tool to compare two countries' values to each other.

Stop trying to be happy - in a nutshell, happiness is the journey, something I am only just starting to understand

Examples of Myers-Briggs Personalities in Stories - for fun, if you want to relate to a TV character with your Myers Briggs type. I'm like Knuckles from Sonic the Hedgehog, lol.

Game of Thrones, Tyrion and Sansa on tumblr - a couple seasons old, but I still really this

New York City vs. San Francisco - because West coast culture is very similar to SF, I totally understand these. Also check out part 1

Ready for Rain: Why Seattleites crave the end of summer - more relevant in October, but with summer approaching I am already looking forward to October...

This for That: A guide to cooking and baking substitutes - must keep handy for when I bake/cook

Methods to slicing a mango - easy safe way with fun narrative and a quick way that probably only works on soft and ripe ones

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Photo-a-day 2016.05.12 and hiatus...

Saaaaaaaaaaaaad!!! Camera fell (with my purse) on top of something hard enough to make a dent on the lens. Now the shutter won't open properly (top doesn't open, bottom is stuck)

So until this is repaired or I get a new camera...... photo-a-day is on hiatus. This actually makes me feel a little lost and devastated. I'm going to go cry now T_T

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Photo-a-day 2016.05.10

Salmon poke bowl
Acquired at 45th Stop N Shop & Poke Bar, which is this wonderful little convenience store turned into a super popular poke joint. The salmon was wonderfully marinated, and there was a great variety of veggies and other flavors in the bowl.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Photo-a-day 2016.05.09

Chicken enchilada
The Monday special chicken enchiladas from Chuy's

I miss tex-mex

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Photo-a-day 2016.05.08

Candid photographer
My beautiful friend curiousnotions whom I always try to meet up with when I visit Austin.
This time we did a mini photo shoot that resulted in this and many tips for me with portrait photography (which I did not utilize for this shot). Her latest posts consist of wonderful photos and her growing propensity for well-framed and composed shots. She's a natural at it, I love her photos and look forward to seeing more!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Photo-a-day 2016.05.07

Austin Chinese Choir
Concert by Austin Chinese Choir
This is my mother's choir that she helped form and been involved with since 1999. Wow!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Photo-a-day 2016.05.06

Overloaded tacos
Tacos from Torchy's Tacos - the chicken fajita and the "democrat". Overstuffed with meat (not that I'm complaining) and so obviously filling. Good start to my weekend in Austin =D

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Photo-a-day 2016.05.05

Westlake Center
Seattle downtown retail core

Hello May!

Well May snuck up on me. So begins the busy sunny days.

April goals? Met!
Finished Necromancer by William Gibson (ok, technically finished on May 1st). Enjoyed it overall, but I had trouble following what was happening half the time. I can see how it was a strong influence for the Matrix tho.

Took long walks this month, though maybe not twice a week. Based on my fitbit history, I had long walks on the 2nd (Lake Serene hike), 8th-10th (ECCC), 16th (to U-Village), 18th (from Phinney), 20th (bike ride), 23rd (Greider Lake hike), 28th (downtown wanderings), 30th (from U-district)

Somewhat related, lately I've been practicing piano so much that I have actually memorized a couple piano pieces I started working on almost 5 years ago. Woot!

So with that... May goals!
Hard goal: seriously, clean out and donate/sell some of my crap
Fun goal: try a new restaurant once a week. Because I suspect I will be moving from my neighborhood soon due to rent prices...
Other mindsets: Be more curious of others instead of projecting myself.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Photo-a-day 2016.05.03

Framing Mononoke prints
Made custom frames to accommodate some very pretty Mononoke Hime prints

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016