summery things

deanna couldn’t make it and alida is a vegetarian.
which meant kim and i had the task of inhaling five dozen oysters.

success.

happy birthday to me.

my friends are scattered around the world,
but i found a way for twenty of us to do something together for my birthday this year.

the request was simple.
1. blast wreckx-n-effect’s “rumpshaker”
2. hit record on the camera
3. dance
4. send me the footage

cousin it and the one armed blob

alida and i have been planning this little duet for about a year now,
but she lives in sf and i’m here,
and whenever she visits here, i’m there.

there was a short window this week (before my flight out there tomorrow :)
so we went up to my rooftop during the magic hour.

veanne tsui, alida brandenburg

i can’t believe we’ve known each other for over a decade.
she’s always been the most remarkable girl;
i don’t think i would ever expect her to be any less.

oh yeah, and she cracks me up.
alida the singing minstrel, as i’m setting up the camera.

4th of july weekend

at becca’s cabin up north.

quality cuddle time with stacey, becca, alida, scott and tina.

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we made our own fireworks down by the river.

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more pics here.

stacey and i left early to catch brandon’s gig at 1015.

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[that’s my baby on the decks]

bbq at danny’s on treasure island the next day.

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currently listening to:
snagged from stacey from alida. the official summer theme song.

if i ever feel better

california visit recap

thursday:
nothing is more comforting than
catching up at the family dinner table with mom’s home cooking.

friday:
all girls slumber party at vi’s house.
we were all being sissy la la while watching the ring.
the freakiest part of the night was when the phone rang
immediately after the movie ended.
we all jumped up and screamed.
vi also surprised me with a birthday cake.

fresh catfish and stir-fried yummies | vi, karla, me & the birthday cake |
karla doing the cabbage patch

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saturday:
techno party in oakland.
it was nice seeing the reaction on people’s faces when they saw me.
“WTF?? what?? you’re here!!”

nico went all crazy on us | alida looking as cute as ever | miki and me

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sunday:
hung out in san francisco with tina and bought snowboards.
it felt like summer.

me in summer gear | tina in summer gear | patrice and her friendly snake

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zeitgeist with rick, sean, tina, and lauren.
then dna lounge for goldie.
ran around the streets with tina tina the sperm cleana,
hollerin’ at random cute boys (like old times).
fell asleep in sean’s car before midnight and missed the whole show.

corey on the decks at dna | tequila shots | trailer at butter

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monday:
lots and lots of sleep.

tuesday:
snowboarding in tahoe with vi, khai, tina and patrice.
MAD FUN.
found hikaru on the sugar and spice run,
got too excited and we fell on each other.
i took pics on a disposable camera.
i’ll upload when i develop them.

i will be here until sunday.

chillits and sunset

scott and i drove four hours up north
past this dinky hick town called willits
to marinate with naked hippies and old school ravers.
i decided to leave my ghetto rigged_duct taped digital camera at home
and borrowed my dad’s old school ricoh slr.
i haven’t shot on an slr since my trip to vietnam.

the photographs were developed today
and more than half of them were blurry and over/under exposed..
*sigh* i’ve become rusty.

becca and alida.

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bah.

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caryn, representing massive south bay talent.

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self portrait in the restroom.

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sunday afternoon,
on our way back,
we stopped by the sunset party in novato.

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nat flies into town tomorrow. i’m so excited!

currently listening to:
do you know squarepusher?

jikoji

scott, becca, tina, alida, ryan and i abandoned our techie gadgets..
waddled in the lake, sang impromptu,
giggled innuendos, read books, meditated,
learned tidbits on the life and teachings of siddharta guatama,
and found brief inner peace in idyllic seclusion
at a zen-buddhist monastary.

darling miss alida.

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little koen peepin’ in the window.

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the other side of the window.

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marley, the bohemian wildchild i sometimes wish i could be.

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