Monday, May 25, 2009

Vol 24 Epik High

You think from NY to LA to 서울의 끝 Ain’t nobody fuckin’ iller

If you have no clue what I was just talking about it, those are lyrics to EPIK HIGH's song The Future.
I went to New York this weekend.
While I was there I got to see Epik High with MYK, Far East Movement, Dumb-Founded, Beat box DG and Kero One.

It took a lot to convince Chloe to go to this with me. I think I begged or about 2 months for her to go with me. When I finally decided that I didn't care anymore and wasn't going to go, Shamaila and Naila was telling me to go. Shamaila even paid half for my tickets.
It was a long battle, but in the end I got Chloe to go.
Since I was staying at her house while in New York, I thought it would have been rude to go to the concert without her, and go back to her house afterward.

Shamaila and I went to meet one of her friends, Aqsa, at Union square around 2:30.
I got my tickets from Aqsa.
The concert arena was about a block away from Union square.
It was at Irving Plaza The Fillmore.
We decided to go check the line out around 3pm.

We had no choice but to get in the line at that time.
The concert was suppose to start at 7pm, but it started 40 minutes late.
Shamaila, Naila, Aqsa, and Joanna were in the VIP section, which to me wasn't so VIP.
Chloe and I were in the general Admission section.
Although the VIP section had a better view because they were on the second level, Chloe and I were close, and our few wasn't that bad either.

There was this one girl I wanted to just punch into next week.
I don't know where she came from, but she was too close.
I already knew people would be bunched together, but she was just really really close.
Almost stuck to me like glue.
She was practically sitting on me, and she was moving even closer.
I think I pushed her away about 5 times, but she just kept coming back.
I just wanted to rang her neck.
If I could have punched her without worrying about getting put out, I would have.
There was this guy next to Chloe who was also more than a little bit annoying.
He just kept screaming.

Anyway, Dumb-founded was the MC of the night.
He performed one song, "Broke digger."
The song was about girls who are opposite of a gold digger.
Girls who stay by a man despite him being broke.
It was very commerical.

Kero One was the next artist to perform.
His music is more...mellow, but not slow or ballad.
Like soft hip-hop.
He was good, but after a while I started to get restless, mainly because of that damn girl.
MYK first came out during one of Kero One's songs.
*claps* I like MYK.
His lyrics are always so poetic.

Although Epik High was the real High light of the night, I loved FAR*EAST MOVEMENT's. performance. ----------------->>>>>
Far*East Movement came out in Space suits.
They're from the year 3008, and they came back to 2009, because in 3008 there is no more music, so they needed our energy to get back to 3008.

Their music set the crowd off.
Everyone was kind of dull during Kero One's performance, so Far*East Movement was like a splash of cold water to wake us up.
The bass from their music was so strong that my camera couldn't even pick up the sound at all.
I did record the first half of their performance and about 5 of Epik High's performances, but the sound quality is horrible.

Beat Box DG performed after before Epik High.
He was really good.
I've heard many people beat box before but this was really good.
He beat box Justin Timberlake's Sexy Back.
I actually like Sexy Back a lot more now.
DG was also featured on Epik High's latest album "Map the Soul", so they came out and the first song they performed was Cipher, which features DG.

Since everyone was there to see Epik High, the crowd went crazy.
Although Epik High finally came out after 2 hours of the concert, I wasn't that happy.
That damn girl was practically sitting on me again, but when Epik High came out, everyone rushed to the front, so the girl was no longer near me.
I was already in the front.
But while waiting for Epik High to come out, I got to see Tukutz as he stood offstage and he waved and posed for my camera.
Too bad I didn't know he was about to pose.
I wasn't about to get the picture of his pose, but I did get a picture of him off stage.
I wasn't even looking at him at first.
I was just hanging over the rail trying to untie the camera from my wrist when the door opened and he was right there.
He's much better looking in person.
On TV and in pictures he always looks so old.
Mithra doesn't look a big in person as he does on TV.
And Tablo...Tablo doesn't have a double chin either.
I don't know why people said he had a double chin in the poster.
He's too small to have a double chin.

Chloe and I left 30 minutes early, so we wasn't able to see Epik High perform FAN, ONE, and 1 Second 1 Minute.
I think they performed two other songs as well.
Whatever it was, I'm just upset I didn't see FAN and ONE.
They are two of my favorite songs, but it was way to HOT in there and I was starving.
Besides, it was almost after 10pm.
And when I say HOT I mean HOT.
It had to be over 120 degrees in there.
I felt bad for Far*East movement.
They were wearing space suits.

Overall it was a really good show.
I'm happy I got to go.
I think I would have been depressed for like...a week maybe...a few hours...I would have been depressed if I didn't go.
I don't even like rap and hip hop, but I love Epik High's music because they always rap to make a point.
Smart Rap.
Not all of their songs are in Korean either.
Because Tablo is fluent in English he occasionally raps in English.
MYK was born in Cali so he speaks English as well.
Same think goes for Far East Movement and Kero One.
Not sure where in the states Dumb-founded is from, but he speaks English as well.
The concert was almost all English.
Only MITHRA JIN and DJ TUKUTZ spoke in Korean, or the songs they sung in Korean.
If/When they come back and have another concert I'll go again, and i'll stay the entire time.
I want to see Far*East Movement again as well.
They were fun to watch.

Instead of going home and going to sleep, Chloe ended up talking to Hwanoong over Skype until 3:30am.
It was nice though.
I haven't saw Hwanoong since my last day in Japan.
He had a new hair cut.
I also saw friend JT...JK...something like that.
His voice was a lot deeper than I imaged it to be.
On Saturday Chloe and I went to Coney Island.
Before we went to Coney Island we walked around Chloe's neighborhood.
We went to see her best friend on the way to the train station.
We walked along the beach/boardwalk and played some games at the arcade.
They had one game there called shoot the freak.
You get a paint ball gun, and a person goes down into the field and you have to try to shoot the person.
It looked rather simple, but I didn't play it.
I only like to play games where I can win prizes.
I wanted to get on the rides, but Chloe kept saying that the rides were old.
In the end I didn't get on any rides.
I want to go to an Amusement park right now.
We went back home and chilled for a while.
Around 6:30 we went to a different part of Brooklyn to visit Shamaila and Naila who were working at their dad's store.
I think we were there for like an hour or so.
When we were leaving they bombarding us with snacks.

Again, instead of going home and going to bed since we only sleep for like 3 hours, we watched Iljimae.
I forced myself to sleep around 1am or so.
When we woke up Chloe talked to Kouta over skype.
I was surprised that Kouta remembered who I was.
We only met once, but since I haven't studied Japanese since I came back because I was busy with my classes at school, I lost a lot of speaking ability so I didn't talk to him.
Next time I'll talk.
I have to study again.

We went to Little Tokyo to eat, and then over to 24th street to wait for the bus.
My weekend was fun, with most of the excitement happening on Friday.
I have to go back to New York in about 3 weeks, and I'm also going down to South Carolina that same week for my brothers training graduation.
That should be all the traveling I'll do until August when I go to my family reunion.
Until then I need to focus on what I'm going to do about school.
Ignore any grammar and spelling errors.
I do notice them, but I don't feel like fixing them.

P.S: I'm working on uploading part of Far*East Movements performance.

P.P. S Something I always wanted to do was create a blog roll, so I'll do it.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Vol 23


I'm in the midst of typing my follow-up report for the scholarship I received when I went to Japan, but I needed my class picture.
I emailed Utami-san some time last month, but because of Golden week in Japan, she wasn't able to send it until recently.

I'm in the final stages of this school semester, and couldn't be more excited about it ending.
I don't know why, but I was really out of it this semester.
I just didn't want to go to school at all this semester.
Hopefully, I'll be back in the game this fall semester.
I can't afford to let my GPA drop.

I'm considering changing my major once again.
Although my intentions are to enter medical school when I'm 26-27, I want to focus on my foreign language study right now instead of Biology.
If I don't transfer to UMBC this fall, then I can't go further in my Japanese studies, nor can I start Korean.
If that's the case then I'll either retake Spanish or learn French.
I studied Spanish in High school and was really good at it once upon a time.
Don't ask what happened, because now I suck completely.
I could retry Arabic, but that kicked my ass last time.
I have until August to decide what I want to do.
That is if UMBC doesn't receive my transcripts by the 30th.
I don't understand why they don't have them yet. They were mailed out in mid-April.
UMBC and CCBC are two minutes away from each other.
What the hell is the adminstration offices doing?!!!!
I have to study for Finals now.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Meme 1

Who was the last person to call you?

What is the last non-alcoholic beverage you had?
Green Tea Ginger Ale

When is the last time you cried?
I don't know

Are you scared of spiders?
Not really

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?
Depends on what point of time.

What are your plans for this weekend?
This weekend I'll work and rest.

Ever been swimming in a lake or river?
Yep, both

Last person you drove with in a car?

What did you last buy?
Apple Danish

What’s irritating you right now?
The baby crying in the next room

What radio station(s) do you listen to?
My ipod

Are you afraid of the dark?
I hated that show

Are you listening to music right now?
Yep. Far East Movement

Do you like Chinese food?
Love it

What is the last movie you saw in theaters?
...Madea...Madea goes to jail

Is there anyone you wish was still in your life?
No. I don't allow people to enter and exit my life so easily. Once you're're stuck here

Do you get distracted easily?

Was this the best year of your life?
No. Last year was

Is it easier to forgive or forget?

Are you jealous of someone?
No, I don't think so, but there is a certain person who got to meet some certain people that makes me think "LUCKY!"

What last made you laugh the hardest?
....The lyrics to the song I was listening to

Do you flirt a lot?
Noooooo....I don't think I do

Would you live with someone without marrying them?

Have you ever had a dream about people you love dying?
Who hasn't

Who was the last person you cried in front of?
I don't know. No one

Have you ever changed clothes in a vehicle?

Who was the last person that made you feel safe, why?
No one

Have you ever liked someone so much that it hurts?
Don't think I have

Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
Yeah, and I don't feel bad about it either

Do you believe that you are a good boyfriend or girlfriend?

What did you do yesterday?
Watch dramas

Have you ever dated Someone Older Than You?

What time did you go to bed at and when did you awake?
2:30am. 9:46am

Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?
Depends on what the first chance was

Believe in love at first sight?
Why not! I would be interesting


Where’s the closest hoodie to you right now?
On my bed

What restaurant do you think has the Best French Fries?
I don't really like French fries

When’s the last time you played the board game Clue?
4th grade

Who did you last get in an argument with?
It's never an argument with me.

Do you think you could live without your cell phone?:

Where is your dad right now?
In the room sleep

How many people do you know of named Adam?

How about Jessica’s?

Do you do your homework?
It gets done

Are you friends with any cheerleaders?:

What was the last thing you burnt?
I don't burn food.

What was the last picture you took?

If you could move anywhere, and take three people with you, where and who?
This is hard..
Japan: Lena, Chloe, Roxana
Korea or Paris: The Baka sisters and Ale (That's 4 people)
Australia: Candace, Shantrice, and let's make a new friend to bring.
I wouldn't take most of my friends ANYWHERE with me.

Is your computer slow right now?:

What’s the best thing about your mom?:
Very laid back

Have you seen your best friend naked?:

Have you ever been in the hospital?:
Worked there

Would you date someone that none of your friends like?:
No. I hate when my friends date someone I don't like, so I'll take their thoughts into consideration if they can't stand the guy.

Does your phone have to be charged every day?
Yeah. I use it all day

When is the last time you held hands with someone?

If you woke up as the opposite gender, what’s the 1st thing you would do?
Say "Oh My God. I'm so Hot"

Have you ever crawled through a window?

Where is your mom?

Morning or night person?
Love the night

What was the last movie you watched?
Tae guk ki

Any cool scars?
My body is one big scar. I got a burn on my wrist from my job. I scar on my knee and elbow from when I fell off a bike while standing on the handle bars. Scar on my ankle from a skateboard collision. And many many more

Things about the opposite sex you notice first?
Hair and feet and teeth

What career would you wish to be in?
That's difficult. Although I'm working to become a doctor, I'm also experimenting with different things like Foreign Language, Theater, Photography, and Creative writing to see if one of those suit me best.

No wonder I'm not even finished 2 years of school yet.

Do you want a well-paying job or a job you enjoy?

When were you last on your phone?

What were the shoes you wore today?
Sneakers my twin bought me, that are now my work shoes

Do you like math?
NO. I use to

Are you currently in a relationship?
I never reveal whether I'm in a relationship or not. I could be and you'll never know because nothing about me changes at all.

Do you like hugs?
Depends on who it's from

Where do you want to go to college?
I'm in college now, but I would prefer to be somewhere in New York or overseas