Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2009«

Water Fountains, Parks, and Public Spaces

June 28, 2009 by

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The William Mulholland Water Fountain on Los Feliz Blvd near Griffith Park is a traditional pictorial gathering place for weddings, quinceaneras, and…low-cost public use summertime swimming. My parents and popular society had always scared me before dipping a finger into public and quasi-public water fountains: “you never what’s in there”, “bums always spit on them”, […]

Michael Jackson Memories

June 27, 2009 by

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When I was 7, it was the song Black or White. Quite apt and highly relevant to my life today cause all I do is think about ethnicity and race cause I am Filipino and this is what I need to be thinking about everyday all day, minute, and nanosecond. But the hook for me […]

The Past Seems Like a Long Ass Time With More “Events”

June 27, 2009 by

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Rather than spending time doing these 7 quotes or less things which has come to feel more like a chore/obligation, I think it’ll be more enjoyable if I just post quotes and other tidbits of information as I go along, kinda like a twitter-ish status update. There are just way too many books, I still […]

Talking About the Social Construction of…

June 19, 2009 by

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…What? The Social Construction of What? By Ian Hacking. I saw this in the library, had an intriguing title, an author with whom I was somewhat familiar, had a postmodernist book cover, and said, why the eff not? Well, why the eff not? For one, I could’ve been reading something else by someone who wasn’t […]

Is the Past a Foreign Country?

June 13, 2009 by

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Yes, says David Lowenthal from 1986. He named his book that. I definitely hated its Eurocentric bent which he brazenly admitted at some point. I also slept through a lot of his 412 page verbosity, but in between the flowery language, he made some really good metaphors about the way we perceive the present as […]

YOU Should Think About This! From An Anthropologist on Mars and Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks

June 10, 2009 by

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I decided I’m going to vary the titles of the 7 Quotes or Less stuff I post cause I kinda hate looking at it and readers have the cue to skip what I think is valuable information. It’s information that has the chance to move your viewpoints and understanding of the human condition. For those […]

Cataloguing the Sounds of Life

June 10, 2009 by

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Many have mentioned that while I may not say much in person, I’m somewhat of a random sound-maker. I never notice this, but scores and scores of people do. In fact, one of my bosses told me that the one thing she’d remember about me was the sounds I’d make.  Very peculiar commentary that was. […]