Archives For July 2011

I am pretty (99,9%) sure that this used to be called Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu Kakigoori (春夏秋冬かき氷), which I translated as Kakigoori for All Seasons or Shaved-Ice for All Seasons. But now it’s called Kyou mo Kakigoori (今日もかき氷). I don’t know when that happened. But look!

We know how much Yu lovessssssssssss shaved ice, she’s like… super passionate about it. Some people love animals from shelters, melt for abandoned puppies and other assorted pets — Yu-chan loves herself some Kakigoori. She loves Taiwan for it, and my Mandarin teacher who’s from Taiwan tells me shaved-ice in Taiwan is off the hook out of this world.

I have no illuminating knowledge about shaved ice, because apparently Peruvian raspadilla has NOTHING on Taiwanese shaved ice. But there you go! Now you know how to say shaved ice in Peruvian Spanish~ I’ll put it in katakana: ラスパディーヤ // RASUPADI~YA. LOL The root of the word comes from “raspar” which means “shave” – and while in English, there’s also what we call “snow cones,” raspadillas aren’t really served in a cone.

Another common name for shaved ice in Spanish is granizado, in katakana: グラニザード // GURANIZA~DO, which comes from the word “granizo” as in “hail” ~~~ and also the term nieve raspada (shaved snow) or in katakana: ニエーベ ラスパーダ // NIE~BE RASUPA~DA, which in itself is a wonk term because you can’t shave snow… can you?

Are you bored by now with my Kakigoori knowledge? Well, in any case Yu is willing to travel the world for the perfect Kakigoori… I guess she’s going to need to know how to call it in different names. But if my teacher is telling me the truth, then Taiwan is all Yu needs.

Here are some more photos!

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Here I thought that OK Go couldn’t impress me any longer.

Of course this takes forever to load, and I’m always scared it might crash my computer being so old and outdated xD but I’ve seen it a few couple times  already. I keep hitting replay. LOL

Check it out~ All Is Not Lost.

This is a strong contender for Breakthrough of 2011 xD – on a side note, WTF is up with this year’s VMA not having the Breakthrough category? I thought that was sooooooooo sad~ It’s like… I have nothing to look forward!

Note: I tried my best to get a capture where you don’t see much. LOL

I’m not talking about erotic films, or nude art, or real meaningful sex of real couples who love each other caught on tape.

I’m talking about glossy, using lights and filters to make it look more like a music video than actual porn. It also isn’t about a music video with non-explicit nakedness.

In my quick google, I ended up on a Los Angeles Times article titled Feminine Porn Finds a Niche in Marketplace, which I guess… would answer my own question – in terms of plotting that is. But does it look as glossy as the above capture?

I ran into this video titled Just the Two of Us — author or production company unknown — and man, if it wasn’t for some of those shots, the video looks like it could belong on Vimeo instead — it’s got nice lightning, a nice purple-ish tone, nice composition and framing… the song A Constant Reminder by Walter Rodriguez creates a certain mood. Who are Capri & Francesca? I have no idea, but this video seems to be very popular from the results. You can probably watch it with a quick Google.

So now, tell me — is there high quality-looking porn?

Jul 15

The Harmony Evil Kiss

I know this is wrong.

SOOOOOO wrong, but all this Harry Potter talk has stirred my Shipper brain which had been laying dormant since… the better part of the Order of the Phoenix movie and the release of the last book.

I suffered so much with the last book, it felt like being mocked. Especially in the Evil Kiss part, it felt like tainting all those hours reading those long and thought out essays. It was like all those who supported Harry/Hermione were… well, evil. LOL We were like the Horcrux, tainting a pure friendship with those dark bits in the Evil Kiss.

I’ve made peace with that, in my own way.

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I’ve had experiences with the artists I’d like to see and chasing after them… until finally they come to me. LOL

It happened to me with Bjork, chasing her across Europe — missing her in Finland, Sweden… and later Madrid. Defeated back home, it wasn’t but a few weeks or a few months when Bjork announced she was going to be doing a show in Lima.

Something similar happened to me with the Backstreet Boys.  After a failed Canadian visa for a friend’s wedding, I had already tickets for the BSB show in Vancouver that I ended up giving to my ex-roommate. I was pissed off at the embassy for denying me entry, and barely a month later, I head that BSB was going to play Lima.

For a while now, I had been lamenting not being able to attend many Asian concerts, and when Miyavi announced that he’d be playing in Chile, I thought I could go there. I hadn’t heard from the festival organizers, but today I got word that Miyavi was playing Lima as well.

Well, FUCK YEAH!

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