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The Necessity for High-Quality in Photography and Videography

February 17, 2012 by

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DSLR cameras. I’ve never had one but I’ve seen many a person walk with one. I would then look at the quality of the pictures taken with those cameras. I was often nonplussed and then I wondered:  what could that $500 camera do that my $100 “point-and-shoot” couldn’t do?  It was very confusing. When I […]

Running Is Re-Socialization and Acculturation of the Body

February 16, 2012 by

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I have not run much in the past 6 months since Fall Semester started, but am slowly getting back to it. Before Fall Semester started, I was running almost every day, religiously following Hal Higdon’s Advanced 5K schedule, en route to trying to become a medal winner for the Historic Filipinotown 5K runs in August. […]

Pussy Don’t Run Me

February 16, 2012 by

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Said Ibrahim. Sunday morning.   Landlord Gilbert is at work. In the oven, my tater tots. On my mind, the self-described finest mujer that I’d met. Ibrahim was in the kitchen in front of my opened-door room. Ring!  Ring! I moved in to take my tater tots. Somehow we got into a conversation about his homey […]

Hard Times at the Micro-United Nations

February 16, 2012 by

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Remember when I was talking about how confident Ibrahim was at his job? Remember when I was talking about how he had everything down to a formula? Remember when I was talking about what an ass he was to customers, yet it seemed to work really well for him? Well, recently, he got laid off. […]

Things Have to Become Horrible Before Molds Are Broken

February 15, 2012 by

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No choice. There was no choice but… Barack Obama. There was no choice but… Jeremy Lin. I remember an Onion Article titled “Nation Finally Shitty Enough to Make Social Progress” at around the time Barack Obama was elected.  The Onion is a satirical publication, but sometimes there’s a lot of truth in what they write. […]

The Need to Express: Math, Language, and Hip-Hop

February 9, 2012 by

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Whatever tool you use in front of people, be it the gift of spray-painting or rapping, the language of mathematics, they’re both modes of self-expression. Expression to communicate something to someone (s). For months, I’d been soul-searching probably way over-thinking my proposed thesis study of math students at the community college. At the heart of […]

Back at the Scene of the Fall, Over and Over till I Get Over

February 9, 2012 by

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Over 11 years ago, I was running one of my first cross-country races ever in Long Beach.  Millikan Invitational.  Heartwell Park. I remember waking up at 5:30 in the morning just so my family and I could drive what seemed like an hour down from LA to Long Beach.  I drank barely a glass of […]