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What a beautiful face I have found in this place that is circling all round the sun. What a beautiful dream that could flash on the screen in a blink of an eye and be gone from me. Let me hold it close and keep it here with me. And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea. But for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and LIST every beautiful thing we can see.

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  • CicLAvia
  • Bike Resources
  • Arroyo Seco - You'll find a parking lot and entrance along Mosher Avenue; follow the path north and you'll hug the hillsides of Ernest E. Debs Regional Park - 3 miles
  • Balboa (Riverview Park Santa Ana to West Jetty Balboa Peninsula)
  • Ballona Creek path - to ocean - 9 miles up/down underpasses
  • Beach Coast
  • Beverly Hills Star Homes Loop - Length: 22 miles
  • Chandler
  • El Dorado Park
  • Elysian Park to Griffith
  • Glendale Narrows Riverwalk for a five-mile, surprisingly scenic romp
  • Lake Balboa Park Bike Loop/Sepulveda Basin - Length: 8 miles
  • LA River
jul 2 2020 ∞
jan 18 2022 +
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A personal REMINDER list regarding "like-based scrolling-feed" social media. The introduction of “scrolling,” and “likes,” on social media (by big tech) changed human psychology (why we never implemented those features here). It takes effort to be present, speak to each other ––more effort than a post, a text, or an emoji.

THOUGHTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • Not selling my family. I don’t want to find myself selling my brief life. I don't want to take my personal photos and package it as a sellable commodity for their profit. We try to avoid peddling our FAMILY for public consumption for corporate profit (the behavior they reward).
  • Capitalism's profiting on hate, gossip, and division will snatch your soul. You have to steal it back.
  • SM can make genuine life experiences performative.
  • Companies are actively hacking and pillaging for our attention, creating the growth of ADHD. We are losing our ability to focus, to listen, to process, to critically think. They are training our minds with a bad combination of short attention span and anxiety.
oct 23 2016 ∞
sep 30 2022 +
  • We get nasty instead of daring to ask to be loved.
  • We chop each other into pieces and use those pieces for our own other purposes.
  • Anyone we love will be a mixture of good and bad.
  • Growing up is not dividing people into “I hate them” and “I absolutely love them” ––but seeing how people embody both.
  • Everyone we love will disappoint us.
  • We start off with idealization and end up with denigration.
  • There are not heroes or sinners among human beings, all of us are a perplexing mixture of both.
  • Love is not just admiration but tolerance.
  • We tend to believe that others correcting us is not a role of love, but it is. It is saying, I love you and want you to mov...
jan 13 2022 ∞
aug 24 2022 +
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Dog Parks:

  • Eagle Rock Dog Park & Trails
  • Hermon Dog Park
  • South Pawsadena
  • Silver Lake Reservoir
  • EL Dorado
  • Alice's Dog Park (Pasadena)
  • Ernest Debs Field

DOG BEACHES:

  • Rosie’s LB
  • Leo Carillo State Park
  • Huntington, OC

WALKS:

  • Arlington Garden (Pasadena - sweet small romantic gardens)
  • Arroyo Seco Trail (San Rafael @ San Pascual up to Rose Bowl) park near San Pasqual Stables
  • Atwater Village (neighborhood)
  • Ballona Wetlands into Playa Del Rey
oct 13 2020 ∞
sep 24 2022 +
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  • What does it feel like to be relevant only when Asian women die? You’re celebrated until another killing happens ––to be valuable, only deserving of empathy and love, when you’re brutalized. That’s the Asian American plight. We’re not visible at all. Only visible as a corpse.
  • Your mother advised you that the way you protect yourself from racism is to disappear. Warning you ahead of time to stay small to be a smaller target. (As a mother who raised an Asian child) I assumed somehow subconsciously that my whiteness was his whiteness and that it would protect him. He dealt with racism in every school and town but he dealt with it alone because he didn’t have a guide.
  • The body holds and knows so much more than we do.
  • Privilege is not just about economics. It’...
apr 13 2022 ∞
may 30 2022 +
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  • 24 Hour Party People
  • AJ & The Queen
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Almost Famous
  • American Movie
  • Annie
  • Atypical
  • Austin Powers
  • Babe
  • Back to the Future
  • Bad Reputation: Joan Jett
  • Batman, The
  • Bend it like Beckham
  • Big
  • Big Little Farm
  • Billy Elliot + Live Musical
  • Birds Of Prey
  • Blinded By The Light (springsteen)
  • Booksmart
  • Boyhood
  • Breakfast Club
nov 15 2020 ∞
sep 29 2022 +
may 21 2010 ∞
jul 4 2022 +