Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Movie Review: Unknown + Buried

Man.. Liam Neeson is such a badass! I love this guy. I first loved his acting in the movie "Taken", and now he did a pretty good job in "Unknown". The synopsis of the movie is about a scientist that goes into a comma after a car accident. When he wakes up, his life is turns upside down. Nobody knows who he is, or who he claims to be.

I would have preferred if his character had more action sequences like it did in "Taken", but even so i enjoyed the movie.

Rating: 7.9/10

I also watched "Buried". It's about a guy stuck inside a coffin. Someone recommended this video, and i was interested in how they would show 90 minutes of suspense about a guy stuck in a coffin. I must say they did an incredible job. It reminded me of the movie with Collin Farrel called "Phone Booth" - which was about a guy stuck in a phone booth with a sniper telling him what to do.

Pretty interesting movie. Very low budget. Also reminded me of 127 hours.

Rating: 6.5/10

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Oh it's memorial day.. and i'm sitting at home. Why? Cuz i just felt lazy! Originally woke up at 8:30am and was supposed to meet some ppl in the morning. It wasn't set in stone, and i wasn't obligated to go, so i just closed my eyes. 5 more minutes! 5 minutes ended up being 6 hours.

Finally woke up at 3pm. Welp.. there goes Memorial day fun. Now i'm just chillin at home watching movies and tv shows.

Yesterday i watched "Source Code" at the dollar theater. It's nice that the movie only cost $2.. but the place smells like old people.. (death). The movie was better than expected. It sorta has that Inception story plot. Def. worth the $2. Go watch it!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Drama Review: Sign

I've been watching "Sign" a Korean mini series drama based on CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) type of story. I'm almost done with it.. and i can't really recommend this drama. I could never relate to the characters, or feel much charisma. The story was okay, but compared to the US version of CSI - it's a cheesy copy.

Hmm.. what have i been doing this past week. Were you ever with your grandparents and heard them groan over how their knees or back ached when they walked. Well.. either i'm sore, or i'm just old. My knees felt like crap while playing basketball today. I can't move as fast i used to.

I also gained a few lbs, cuz i've been letting go lately. Eating late at night (In and Out, Taco Bell, Carl's Jr., Red Robin, etc.). I need to get back to eating right. Fighting!

I have been aggressively looking for a job now. I think i've rested long enough. Funny thing is, after i posted my resume on Monster - i got recruitment e-mails within a day.

What i've done this past year has been going mostly according to my timeline that i set for myself when i first moved to Cali. Let's hope 2011 keeps going well!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Man slaps wife while dancing..

What the ...

Song of the Day: After School - Let's Step Up

I love tap dancing

Song of the Day: Baek Ji Young - Average

She's back with her new album.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Got my Epson Rebate

2 months ago, i wrote a guide on getting a Nikon D3100 for $300. I sent in my rebate form on 3/19 with a hazy feeling in my gut thinking it might get rejected. However, after 8 weeks (just as it's stated in the fine print) i received my check for $400. Hopefully those of you that took advantage of the awesome deal have the same happy ending as I.

I am totally enjoying my camera btw, it takes some great photos. Also the fact that auto ISO isn't available in manual mode doesn't bother me as much because i now have an understanding of different lighting situations.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Volcano Burger

Located off the 605 and Cerritos Ave. Open till 10pm. I tried their chili cheese fries.. and it was pretty good. 8.5/10

Apparently you need to try their chili cheese hotdogs with pastrami. Also their corndogs are good. Very nice restaurant. Don't go during lunch hour cuz it's packed.

I also need to go to Daikokuya ramen and Boiling Crab.


I got this horrible toothache right now. I found a good dentist using yelp.. hopefully she's available tomorrow.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Photofunia Fun!

Found a cool website that does some great photo editing.


Here are some results. If i chose better photos, it would be more believable.

Small bumper accident

Yesterday was a bad day for my car.

First incident was in a parking lot. Someone i know just slammed their car door against mine and gave me a small paint chip. The worst part was they tried to play it out, or was just oblivious to the fact that they hit my car. Sigh.

Second incident was after lunch on my way home, there was quite a lot of traffic on local streets. As i stopped at a red light, i looked at my rear mirror to find a driver looking down not paying attention to what's in front. I knew at that moment, she was going to hit me. I just pressed on the brake and braced for impact. There was no room or enough time for me to react. I then hear a loud screech and a bump on my car. We both pulled to the side, and the girl was very apologetic.

The bump felt bad and i thought my rear bumper would be shattered. To my surprise, both cars were fine. A very small scratch, but nothing serious. I imagine she was texting on her phone. I gave her a small lecture and told her to just go. Then she thanked me like 10 times and hugged me.. >,< Sometimes i think im too nice.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Sistar 19 - Ma Boy practice session

I just can't get enough of their body wave.. how the heck does the human body move like that.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Man stabbed to death at my Gym..

So i walk into the 24 Fitness in Buena Park where i work out, to find 2 security guards standing by the door and a woman walking out asks them, "can you walk me to my car?" I walk in, and ask the staff what's going on, and he replies, "check out the news".

This is what i found:


BUENA PARK, Calif. (KABC) -- A man died Wednesday morning from a brutal stabbing Tuesday night in the parking lot of a gym in Buena Park, officials said.

Authorities said the victim was stabbed several times on his upper body at about 10 p.m. in the parking lot of the 24 Hour Fitness at the Buena Park Downtown Mall. He was transported to UC Irvine Medical Center in critical condition, where he died Wednesday morning.

The victim was identified as 22-year-old Brian Lee of Buena Park.

There was no word on a motive, and police say the attack was not believed to be gang-related.

Officials said the suspects were four men dressed in dark-colored clothing. They were seen leaving the southeast corner of the mall in a dark-colored four-door sedan.

Investigators are reviewing security camera video, hoping to identify suspects.

"Nobody could really give us any definitive descriptions of the perpetrators. All we have to go on is a dark, four-door sedan vehicle," said Buena Park Police Lt. Gary Worrall.

Several witnesses heard screams and helped the victim.

"When I got there, he was already on the ground. We started asking his name, questions, to see if he had consciousness," said witness Justin Chavers.

Investigators said it's unusual for this type of crime to occur in the area.

The trippy thing is, i almost went to work out around the same time this incident happened. I guess getting bitten by the lazy bug is a good thing at times.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

How to Make Him Mine

Apologies to those of you that don't know Korean. I couldn't find a subtitle version of this. The show name is called Roller Coaster episode 93 "how to make him mine". The brief overview of this episode is revealing 35 different techniques girls can use to make themselves look cute/adorable, so that any guy falls for them.

There are 4 parts on youtube, and the best one is below (part 3). I haven't laughed this much in a very long time.

Where to Stream Live Sports

Atdhe was seized by Homeland security. LOL. So i had to look for another site to stream the NBA playoffs.. and i found http://www.seeon.tv.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Song of the Day: Solid - So In Love

One of my all time favorite love songs. Very soft guitar and great vocals. The lyrics are pretty good too. I think this was recorded sometime back in 96'. I am so going to sing this song in the near future.

Excuse the random picture on the video. I went nuts trying to find this song on Youtube.. and just ended up making my own to upload cuz no one else has yet. The dog is a Shitzu named Pusha (my sister's dog) when she was a puppy.


이 순간 모든것이 축복해
입 맞추는 순간
너의 불어오는 향기에 내 영혼 떨려와
느낄수 있니 너의
두 눈을 이제는 꼭 감고선
너를 향하는 내 마음 느껴보렴
내 모든 온 맘으로
너를 사랑하는 나의 맘을 내 사랑아 넌 볼 수 있니

I am so in love(I can't go on without you)
I am so in love(I don't know what to do now)
I am so in love so in love with you

너 힘들때 생각해주렴 널 위해 서있는 나를
너의 햇살되어 따스할께 함께 해 언제나
노래할거야 끝이 없을 우리 아름다운 사랑을
혹시 니가 뒷모습을 보인데도
너를 사랑할 날들 나는 두렵지 않아 나의 이 노래를 들어보렴


꿈을 꿔 우리 함께 눈떠 맞이하는 이 아침을 비인자리 오늘도 아쉽지만



From this moment, everything is special
The first time we kissed
The sweet smell of your perfume makes me weak
Can you feel my heart even while you close your eyes
Can you see that I love you with all my heart

I am so in love(I can't go on without you)
I am so in love(I don't know what to do now)
I am so in love so in love with you

When you are hurting, please remember i am standing here to comfort you
Even if you turn your back to me, i will always cherish our undying love
I don't fear the days we share our love, hear this song


Unfortunately, you are not here when i open my eyes
So let's dream together

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Movie Review: Thor

The first movie of Thor (there will be a sequel called "The Avengers") was just so so. They made him just overpowered. The fight scenes were semi cool, but unsatisfying due to the uneven matchups. Overall story was humorous. I laughed plenty, specially during Stan Lee's usual cameo's.

Rating: 6/10. Worth watching once.. probably best to just watch it at home.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Song of the Day: Sistar19 - Ma Boy

Sistar19 is a subgroup of the group Sistar. Originally a 4 member group, Sistar19 only features 2 of the girls. Many kpop bands have been doing this for digital singles, such as T.O.P. and G. Dragon branching off Big Bang to make their own mini album.

The reason i feature this video is because of the body wave. Skip to 1:25. Pretty sexy.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Song of the Day: Big Bang - I hate this love song

Movie Review: Fast Five

It was pretty good. Maybe it was due to my low expectations. In any case, the action scenes were done very well. The story was so so.. some parts were just too plainly laid out with a sign that read "Hey guys, sorry to add this BS to the story, but we were paid by our sponsors".

If you go watch it, make sure to stay after the credits to get a sneak peak of the next sequel. I was going to give this an 8.. but the story shaved a point off.

Rating: 7/10

Monday, May 02, 2011

Song of the Day: Lim Jae Bum - For You

I've been watching a new show called "I am a singer" which i mentioned in a previous blog post. There are 3 new singers that came out, BMK, Lim Jae Bum, and one other guy. Well, Lim Jae Bum has one of those voices that is unique. He ended up singing the one song that i really liked by him called "For You".

I just liked it for the melody and the voice, but in the show he explained that the song is a real life experience that he wrote into words. He goes on to say (and i quote) "This is a very special song for me. It's a true story. At the very end saying 'i will leave you, just for you' is what love is when it's not meant to be. She left, but she's that one person you will never be able to forget."

That's some horrible translation. Anyways, i never really listened to the lyrics until today - and after hearing his explanation about the song; i was moved. It was as if he went through the exact same life experience as me! Having to let someone go, someone you will never be able to forget go, so that he/she will be able to move on.. isn't that unselfish love?

잘 지내는거니?
마음은 아프지만, 그래도 계속 살아야하니까..
넌 아마 몰을꺼야.
내가 왜 너를 보낸건지.
몰르는게 날꺼다.
가족을 위해서. 너한태 그렇개 중요한 가족을 위해서.
사실을 다 못 말하고, 오해를 입고 보내서 미안하다.
근대, 널 위한것이라고 생각해서.
이즐순 없을꺼야, 우리의 추억들.. 평생.
울지마. 넌 웃을때가 재일 예뻐. 이쁘니.
이 글을 볼까? 흠..
다른 이별을 하기 위해서, 이잰 너를 내 마음애서 나줘야갯다.

I included a rough translation of the lyrics, but it's hard to clearly express the Korean feeling in English for this song. Apologies in advance if you get confused.

임재범 - 너를 위해


어쩜 우린 복잡한 인연에 서로 엉켜있는 사랑인가봐
나는 매일 네게 갚지도 못한 만큼 나는 빚을 지고 있어
연인처럼 때론 남남처럼 계속 살아가도 괜찮을걸까?
그렇게도 많은 잘못과 잦은 이별에도 이별에도 항상 여기있는걸
나 세상에서 제대로 살게해준 유일한 사람이 너란 걸 알아
나 후회없이 살아가기 위해 너를 붙잡아야 할테지만
내 거친 생각과 불안한 눈빛과 그걸 지켜보는 너 ~
그건 아마도 전쟁 같은 사랑
나 위험하니까 사랑하니까 ~
너에게서 떠나줄꺼야 ~
나 세상에서 제대로 살게해 준 유일한 사람이 너란걸 알아
날 후회없이 살아가기 위해 너를 붙잡아야 할테지만
내 거친 생각과 불안한 눈빛과 그걸 지켜보는 너 ~
그건 아마도 전쟁 같은 사랑
나 위험 하니까 사랑하니까 ~
너에게서 떠나줄꺼야 ~
너를 위해 떠날꺼야 ~


We are in a complex love relationship
I always become indebted to you
As lovers, as strangers, is it okay to go on?
With all the mistakes in this relationship you are always here
You are the one that has made me live a decent life
For me to not regret, i know i should not let you go
You look on~ my silly thoughts and insecurity
That's like a love war
I'm in danger, i'm in love
I will leave you

I know you are the one person that has made me into a good man
For me to not regret, i know i should not let you go
You look on~ my silly thoughts and insecurity
That's like a love war
I'm in danger, i'm in love
I will leave you
I will leave, "for you"

Mumble Jumbo

This still amazes me.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Back in the US

Hope everyone enjoyed my blog entries from Korea. I took some time into writing those and weaving in all the pictures. I actually got sick on my last day in Korea, and the cold stayed with me for a while. It required a few days rest to get rid of the bug.

Time to start looking for a 9-5.