preview: bedroom

Here’s a preview/image still from an upcoming small project for my digital video class:

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lol ok, it’s a picture of dresses in my closet and it’s not very exciting. It’s my first time using a DSLR for filming anything and I have much to learn and practice, but I’m looking forward to getting better with it!

Video coming tomorrow!

September 30, 2013 - 9:14 pm | Comments

books, games and life

My undergrad student life is coming to an end next year, and I’ve going through some thoughtful phases. I’ve been swamped a lot of academic articles, critiques, and such texts for school lately, but I’ve picked up some other readings for my personal enjoyment too. These books have been helping me cope with the intensity of being an anxious 20-something::

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I usually carry one of these day-to-day! They’re not really epic novels or self-help texts, but I highly recommend books like these for light reading and a little introspection. If anyone’s interested in what’s been on my mind lately, here’s the list:

  • Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • How to be Interesting by Jessica Hagy
  • The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich
  • Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday by Jordan Matter
  • The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 2 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Rick Steves’ Paris 2013 by Rick Steves
  • The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing by Singer

I’m relearning and picking up my years of basic high school French again, because of my current goal to travel to a certain place next year… 🙂

Here’s some other stuff: my preordered Wind Waker HD bundle came in last week, and I’m enjoying it a lot. Ate delicious meat at a restaurant, and went on an outing to a lake.

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super shiny!

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cook your own meat, mmm

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a warm day at the lake

September 29, 2013 - 10:12 pm | Comments

park(ing) day san jose 2013

Last Friday, my class participated in Park(ing) Day 2013 with a street art project- cardboard bowling in downtown San Jose!

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Here’s a video of everyone’s awesome progress and work (you can hear me awkwardly talking at 4:28)

And our website!

http://gutterballday.wordpress.com

September 24, 2013 - 10:10 pm | Comments

post-summer plans

It’s been an eventful summer, but I’m back to being busy for school, work, and other responsibilities for my last year of college, yikes! Did some exercise, kept busy with gaming, took a few photos, went to a couple of jazz/swing concerts, and ate good food with good company.

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wow, those watermarks are kinda ugly. need to fix that for next time!

My website went through some technical issues a couple of months ago, but hopefully that’s all sorted out by now. My plan is to keep up with the regular posting (again…), especially for this year, since I have some upcoming projects and other exciting things look forward to. I’m currently taking an online class about… online media (hah!), and I’d like to be better about documenting things. Also, it’s my last year at state and all, so I think it’ll be a good habit to keep.

Hope to share more stuff soon!

September 1, 2013 - 11:17 pm | Comments