Tuesday, June 28, 2005

this is hot

i'm in taipei now.

the plane ride here was mostly uneventful. in the 13 hours that i spent on the plane, i ate some pretty terrible food, watched a couple movies (hitch and robots, oh yes and i started seoul raiders, but i wasn't able to finish), slept, and tried to stop thinking about much my knees hurt. i dunno if it was sitting in the same position for so long, or something having to do with the pressure or whatever, but halfway thru the flight after i woke up for the first or second time, my left knee started hurting like it was about to pop off. i tried to get rid of it by walking up and down the aisle, but it didn't go away. using it might have just made it hurt more. eventually i got to sleep again and after i woke up, my left knee stopped hurting, but my rite knee ached. this happens sometimes on the plane, but usually it goes away after i stretch my legs. i think by the time we landed tho, the problem went away.

i ate two meals on the plane; one was a breakfast of fried noodles that was actually okay, especially compared to the other meal of chicken with rice, which was so unbearably bland that for the first time i used the salt that comes with your utensils (which were metal! weird, huh?).

midway thru the flight, it finally occurred to me that i was going to be spending 3 months in taipei. ahhh!

all in all it wasn't that bad a 13-hour trip, not just because i slept for most of it, but also cuz china airlines is equipped with a personal video screen on which you can watch movies, tv, play games, listen to music at your leisure. you can watch movies for the entire flight if you wanted to, or play blackjack or solitaire or mahjong. it was the best improvement on air travel i've seen yet.

after arriving, i didn't do much the first day. all i really accomplished was exchanging money (which was a chore, because a lot of banks didn't buy hundred dollar bills that were minted before a certain year. what the fuck, rite?) and taking a couple naps.

today, i went to the school to register. while there, i met this dork of a guy who looked at my form and saw my email address and asked me if i went to wasu. at first i couldn't understand what he was talking about cuz he called it "wah-soo" instead of "wah-zoo." when i was looking too confused for too long, he said, "the huskies, rite?" and i was like "wasu isn't huskies. huskies is u-dub." and then i stopped talking to him, to let him kno that his attempt at starting conversation was a giant failure. i also met the mother of this half-japanese girl who's from taiwan, who introduced me to her daugher. isn't it fun when your mom tries to get you to make friends? oh yes, oh yes. well, the most important thing is that there were actually a few cute guys. one of them was...

wait a sec, i'm in an internet cafe, and they just started playing that old enya song, orinoco flow (you kno, sail away, sail away, sail away). blast from the past, huh!?

anyways, like i was saying, one of them was... wait, i don't really remember what i was going to write. fuck you, enya! oh yeah, one of them was a tall white guy with brown eyes and hair, who was really dorky adorable, and would have been even better looking if he didn't smell of asian fetish... and pussy (his gf was with him). i don't think i'll have any classes with most of these people, so i'll refrain from making my usual pre-judgments on the people i saw today, and wait until i kno i'll be spending two months with them. tee hee!

after what took the whole morning, i went shopping, first on zhongxiao road (eslite at dunhua, and sogo at fuxing), and then at ximen ding. it's nice to be at these places again, but it's also kinda disappointing, cuz 80% of what i remember from four years ago is gone. but i guess they make up for it with new cool stuff i'll remember in five years, but won't be here anymore. and also the enormous underground mall that has appeared under zhongxiao road.

hopefully, i will go see initial d later this week, cuz it stars my favorite hk hotties edison chen and shawn yue, plus brooding hottie jay chou in his first starring role. hot hot hot!

hey, if you kno what's hopping in taipei these days, drop me a line! my info's like years old. it's old like the money i have from my last visit that is no longer accepted at all places of business.

okay, it's time for dinner. (and sinead o'connor's nothing compares 2 u.)

Saturday, June 25, 2005

chofest 2005

fa-bu-lous! all of gay seattle congregated at the paramount for two shows of margaret's assassin tour to kick off pride weekend. she was hilarious, and it was so worth the fawking $45 we all shelled out for it. it was funnier than revolution, and just about as good as notorious c.h.o. and i'm the one i want. i hope she comes back soon, cuz i really can't get enuf of her. please, margaret! come back and take my money!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

wet hot summer

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i like water. i like boys. i like wet boys. this photo was taken by sølve sundsbø for the latest edition of vman. i like this picture.

i've been busy doing nothing lately. well, it felt like nothing, but when you put it all together it's definitely something. spring quarter ended and i did quite well. i'd like to say it isn't because i didn't skip one class, but cuz i'm super, but there just might be a correlation between how many classes i don't attend and how low my grades get.

the film festival also ended, and after seeing so many movies over the course of three weeks, it felt a little empty when i wasn't looking forward to seeing a movie the next day. i also saw revenge of the sith (a while ago) and batman begins (last week) and they were both pretty fun. look forward to a whole lot of movie reviewing in the coming days.

i'm currently in the process of moving out of the apartment, since i'm not going to be in seattle for the next three months. yes, that's rite, for nearly the entire season of summer, i'll be in taipei, schooling and hopefully relaxing... well, as relaxing as it can get in the oppressive heat and humidity of a tropical summer. i wish i could write one of those oh-my-god-i'm-living-in-another-country blogs, but three months isn't really all THAT long, and i don't anticipate very much culture shock. that being said, i'm sure i'll still make stupid observations about how different things are, just for the sake of making them. my friend is having somewhat of a similar experience in kunming, china, so check out his oh-my-god-i'm-living-in-another-country blog at bitsculptor. i am leaving saturday nite.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

a very long stop-and-chat

so last week i went to some class reunion activities (but not the reunion itself, since i was busy meeting ben mckenzie). i didn't originally intend to go, but i found out that another one of my friends was going to be there, so i thot to myself, "why not?"

it was nice seeing some of the people, and others i really couldn't have cared less about. it was very overwhelming at first, because i felt like if i didn't say "hi, how are you, what have you been up to?" to someone that i was somehow neglecting them, and then they would feel offended and start rumors about me. and then i remembered that they weren't the bitchy queens i usually have to deal with, and that i didn't really give a shit if they felt offended. so after i came to that realization, it was better.

everyone was essentially the same as i remembered them to be, and so it was not as fun or exciting as i had hoped. after a while, it just got tiresome, because really how much did i have to talk about with these people? every fucking conversation was about what everyone had been up to, and after repeating myself for the 10th time, i started switching it up, but even that wasn't entertaining. also, once we were past that point, i had nothing else to say. i wasn't going to see any of these people (god willing) for another five years, so what was the purpose?

i also realized that while i didn't feel like any of them had changed much, i think i have to a certain extent, and it was harder for me to relate to them. i sorta wanted to go away with the caterers (one of them was pretty hot), and chat it up with them rather than the privileged lot they were serving. for the first time, i felt bad being served by other people in the privacy of some rich girl's house. "wait, i'm one of you!" was what i wanted to say. that being said, at the same time, it was all very oc, and i felt almost like i was at one of the cohens' parties.

i'm glad i went and talked to and saw the people i saw, but i would die if i had to do this any more often than every five years. okay, who am i kidding, i love (almost) free food and alcohol, and if i have to suffer thru laborious conversation for it, that's a relatively small price to pay. when's the next get-together?

Monday, June 13, 2005

hot celebrity sex dream

oh my god, guess who appeared in my sex dream last nite?

i kno! isn't that totally weird? it wasn't until i was taking a shower today after i woke up that i actually remembered that i had had a sex dream. but once i had triggered the memory, a smile came to my face. these sorts of dreams come way not often enuf and, tho it might be sad to report, the memory of the dream made me happy. it's disappointing, but i think this is the first time an actual celebrity has appeared in one of these kinds of dreams. usually they're very hot, but not famous, hot, hot, hot men. i haven't had a sex dream in such a long time. it's a good thing that the wrong number that woke me up this morning happened after the events of the dream were over.

i hadn't seen him in anything for a while, and i haven't watched his show since early last year. it was very random, but it was really hot all the same, and i can still vaguely feel him all over the dream version of me. how sad is it that the dream me is getting more action than the real me? i guess that actually makes sense tho. well, whatever. one day it might come true. but i'd have to get past his hot wife.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

i'm really just a little fangirl

oh my god, guess who i met tonite!?!