“The Warriors are insufferable. The fans are bandwagon chumps. They are this stacked team and nobody likes how they’ve destroyed parity.” I don’t care. I grew up a Warriors fan in the mid 1990s when Run TMC had already disbanded and the team was going to endure a pretty pathetic playoff drought. For over a […]
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It was 50 years ago today… ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ I was a child when I first heard #SgtPepper. It was weird to me. I had grown up listening to #TheBeatles but it was only in singles, never an entire album in full. But the more I listened to this album, the more I understood why the band left touring and to focus on this album. It finally gave them the freedom to be as creative as they wanted to be with so many things (new instruments, new themes, some fun drugs). ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ As this album has aged — now on its #SgtPepper50 anniversary — it actually sounds fresher today. The new remastered version (which I am listening on #Spotify right now) sounds so crisp. It's clean. It's pure. It sounds like a completely new album to me — like I am in the studio with them. My favorite songs sound so great and the adventure of this album takes me back. It showed me the range of all the four members as artists and performers. They dared to be different. It was wonderful. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ There were a lot of uncertainty of the band being so different from the songs they performed before. But when this album hit the shelves 50 years ago on this date, it changed so much. It is considered one of the greatest music albums of all time — and with a great amount calling it the best ever. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ This album holds a deep place in my heart. I want to get the new remastered version that came out today. But I don't have that kind of money right now. But still, let me close my eyes and listen to this right now. Take me back to 1967. Let me go see Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band perform again! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
How come people post pictures on social media wishing their mom a “Happy Mother’s Day” yet their moms aren’t on social media? Like, how will they get the message? Is it just for show to display that you are a caring child? Like is that the only thing you are doing and not actually saying that to your mother?
I don’t know. That’s it. Not really well thought out.
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Remember when I expressed my concern over The Circle? Well I saw it a few days ago and it wasn’t as bad.
BUT THE BOOK WAS BETTER!
Hey, I am going to go into some spoilers so prepare yourselves.
Isn’t that always the case? The book is a lot more detailed. But I understand the difficulties a movie has to go through with time constraints and limitations in all details.
Two frustrating shows I just finished that I can’t stop thinking about: ’13 Reasons Why’ & ‘Famous in Love’
This past week I finished two shows that were the complete opposite of each other in terms of mood and storytelling. Both shows I enjoyed for what they provided but both were frustrating. They both got me thinking but I also realized that my appetite for television has such a huge range. I guess that’s good but it also opens me up to be more critical.
I want to start out with Famous in Love because it’s not as frustrating because my expectations for it isn’t as high. But still, it’s not a top-quality kind of show.
There will be spoilers here so proceed accordingly.
About a year ago I saw “The Circle” at Barnes & Noble and put it on my list of books to read. I would later find out that the book was being turned into a movie.
Why wouldn’t it be? The idea and concept of the story was intriguing and I wanted to read it. So I bought the book and read it about a month before the movie’s release date.
I liked the book. I felt compelled to sympathize with characters. It wasn’t overly serious but it also was a perfect commentary on what we have become as a society.
Last night was a weird dream. I never had a deep desire to be a wrestler. It was a fantasy but it was never anything I really considered. Yet last night, it was my dream.
I don’t even have a good amount of vivid details about it. I was in Cumberland Church in San Francisco. This was the church I went to for Chinese School as a kid. I vaguely remember my entrance to the ring, but here I was in front of 100 people in this packed area. My friend Ryan was there to support me.
It was a 8-man tag match so I didn’t even get a chance to pin anybody. I don’t remember who my partner was. I don’t even know why I had a real and replica belt with me. The belt was white. I just remember doing a few moves and the match ended.
I got up on the turnbuckle as they turned off the lights and the fans cheered for me, the hometown kid. I tried to mingle with the fans a little but that was gone and I awoke.
It was strange. But I was wrestling champion last night.