five days in lake tahoe












and then somewhere in between, sleep.

the posse.


[cynthia, michelle, christopher, aric, veanne, jose, brian, christina]

currently listening to:
cypress hill is always good for cruising down the mountain.

on a chicken hunt, huntin’ for a chicken

cuts and bruises.

slipped on a behemoth block of ice,
lost control, slammed into a tree. hard.

while lying on my back, snapping out of vertigo,
i looked up and thought,
“huh. these trees look pretty. i should take some pictures.”



currently listening to:
and i thought

wouldn’t make me go as fast as if it were drum&bass. wrong.


friday was gorgeous, sunny, but the snow was melting.
i dashed down mountains, landed my jumps,
made new friends by way of snowballs fights;
absorbed every moment
because i thought it would be my last day of the season.

but then on sunday,
a delightful surprise came: a blizzard.
looks like the snow has decided to stay for just a little longer. :)

i cannot wait for this dreadful week to end.

currently listening to:
i’m not a huge fan of trance,
but when

this song
randomly came on my ipod during a run,
i got the biggest high.

i haven't laughed this hard

and this much in a long time.

my birthday weekend:
snowboarding on two hours of sleep,
cafe sua da, a few ginseng pills, a flask full of rum..

alcohol + table top jumps = it sounded good at the time

“never have i ever made out with a dude who took off his wooden leg.”
yeah, drink up biotch.

the lushes:


[vincent, vi, some fool, jeana and sean behind the goggles]

currently listening to:
sublime makes you board faster faster faster!


vans' boarding competition

if you carry a big, fancy camera,
and pretend like you know what you’re doing,
they might not realize that you’re just a punk kid
without a press pass.

at northstar.



currently listening to:
bass drop 1:51 into it.

another 160bpm

i can't turn my neck now.

yesterday at northstar’s terrain park:


and then i had a momentary lapse into insanity where i thought i was invincible..

and then:


"you better watch who you're calling a child, lois

because if i’m a child, do you know what that makes you?
a pedophile.
and i’ll be damned if i’m gonna stand here and be lectured by a pervert.”

the family guy = hilariously brilliant

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last week, forty people sardined our flat for the 7 4 1 party. good times..
(tina’s bedroom from my bedroom)


two weeks ago, the view from cat’s cabin.


sebby took me to see city of god last week.
by far, the best movie i’ve seen this year.

currently listening to:

shimmy shimmy coco pop

"feels like i'm wearing nothing at all.. nothing at all.."

two weeks flash by
and he’s already off to the airport.

i miss cooking,
playing records,
eskimo kissing,



and waking up
with him.

this morning’s coffee and ciggies on the backyard stairs felt empty.

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snowboarding in tahoe every chance i’ve had
for the past month.




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walked to the car
nico gets out of the front seat
and pulls it up for sebby to get in the back
“nico, it’s a four door sedan.”

nico’s so cute when he’s drunk.

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we went to see big fish and walked around downtown.


tina took this picture of us.

currently listening to:

how can you not love bjork?

screw sponge bob. i want a sponge job.

2003 was suppose to be the year of projects
but i think most of it was spent flying.


the past two weeks:
i wanted to forget it was christmas..
spend it alone
frollicking around the flat in my undies.

but sebastian wouldn’t have it and flew me out to arizona
to spend christmas with his family.
i was charmed by his mother,
who dances along to
and his father,
who we caught daydreaming during jeunet’s amelie.

sebby got me a vintage 8mm movie camera.


i made a brief appearance at the dna lounge.


went snowboarding with zachary on 2.5 hours of sleep.


nye with 25 friends nibbling on tapas at andalu.
i haven’t seen the south bay kids since august.
i swear, you will never find another group of people with
such distinct personalities, strong opinions
and omg.. the funniest dialogues.

li is one of my favorites.


the entrance to a clandestine warehouse party we stopped by.


my new year’s kiss:
the cutest boy in the world called me seconds to midnight from las vegas
and kissed me over my cell phone. :)

currently listening to:

when we kiss they’re perfectly aligned

hello somber december

we went snowboarding in tahoe for three days.

vi and yun on the lift.


sebastian kicks it before the big drop.


i finally grew some balls on the third day
and made it through the black diamond run
without getting hauled off in a stretcher..
like last year.

the view from our hotel room.


currently listening to:

catchy little track stuck in my head

bypassed the cold boston weather.. woohoo!

we just picked up zoe from anna and ettore’s.
what have they done to my cat?!
she’s not the schizophrenic squirrel cat anymore.
she’s all mellow and affectionate now.
i wonder if being around “real” cats have taught her that
she should be nice to those people who feed her and clean up her poop.
thanks you guys. you rawk! =)

so i spent sunday packing necessities at my parents house.
i am now back in beantown and i have:
1. all of my records.
2. my snowboard.
3. my man.
4. a pair of shoes for every occasion.

isn’t that all a girl needs to be happy?

after nat arrived on thursday,
i decided to take him snowboarding in lake tahoe.



california visit recap

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

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


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


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


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


lots and lots of sleep.

snowboarding in tahoe with vi, khai, tina and patrice.
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.


“come on veanne!
hit up the top of the mountain with us!
awe come on!
it’s your birthday!
you gotta do it!
it’s not THAT hard!”

i have a difficult time backing down to challenges.

you can always depend on your friends to have a camera handy for humility shots.