Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cash Only

New perspectives are so interesting. Especially when it comes to something regular. Today I was handing over a $20 bill to the cashier at my local Trader Joe's and suddenly I noticed my hand. Usually I always focus on their hands to make sure I don't drop anything but today it was as if I saw something for the first time. Naturally I've seen this before but this time I noticed it. I focused on it. I literally watched my hand as if a camera had closed up on it as it moved away from my body with the double folded $20 bill between my index and middle finger, reaching for the cashiers hand.

Then another thought hit me. How interesting is it that we deal with cash? These powerful pieces of paper allows me to walk into a store and pick stuff that I want and take them him. That whole process is so ordinary, yet so interesting. I swear I was having an out of body experience while buying eggs and milk. And the yummy chocolate in pink packaging.

I did good today... I only bought what I needed and one extra thing. Usually I want to try everything in the store.

Finally as I was walking out the store thinking about the paper that is money, I thought to myself how much I love money. It's pretty and looks different in each country but you can always trade it for the things you want. There is so much that I want. Not necessary materialistic things but things. So yeah, dear God, send me some money. Or lead me to money. Guide if you will. Show me the way. Let's go. Chop chop.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Cigarettes Don't Kill, Police Officers Do!

Today I saw a horrifying video clip and I haven't been able to breathe right since. I feel like my lungs shrank a bit. Eric Garner died in the streets of NY after a police officer put him in an illegal chokehold. They say he was being arrested for selling illegal cigarettes. That makes everything worse. I can't believe I live in a country where citizens can be choked to death for selling cigarettes. Even if it is illegal. The brutality of the police these days is just unbearable and don't say they're not all like that because enough of them are for something real to be done and the possibility that nothing will be done is disturbing. I mean if a neighborhood watch participant can murder a 17 year old boy armed with candy and get away with it, why wouldn't a police officer get away with killing a man for selling cigarettes? I don't know why I keep say a police officer when there was five or six of them. Not one of them did anything to stop this from happening. It's eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist. Soon the police force will beat cigarettes and cancer too.

I feel like the world is really coming to an end. There is no law or justice left.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Because I'm Happy!!!

Bear and I decided to make our own version of Pharrell Williams Happy video which has inspired so many remakes all over the world. Here it is at last, Happy In Los Angeles. How could we possibly not be happy after this?



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dear Blog...

I'm sorry I've neglected you =[



                 Life is kinda happening...

Monday, June 9, 2014

Too much is not enough...

Have you ever felt like you're super busy yet you're doing nothing? You're doing nothing but still too much? That you're doing too much but still not enough?

I need naps more than ever these days.

I'm currently working on getting my trailer together. It's so much fun...and hard. And frustrating. I have so many opinions about it and yet no idea what the hell I'm doing. Is it gonna suck? Will it be great? Or just ordinary? And how do you lock the clip to the time lapse???

Somehow in the middle of this mental mess, I also decided to shoot a Los Angeles version of Pharrell's Happy video. Bear is helping me out. I wish I could be in Iran and make it with them but I'm supporting them and the right to be happy from far away.

I also got a dog. Grandma Tima. She's 13, which is my lucky number. She needed an adoptive home and though I was only supposed to take care of her for two weeks, I decided to keep her. She's too old to be moved around anyways. She came with an orange vest which makes people think she's a service dog and yes, I do take advantage of that. She's calm and loving and sighs deeply when my mom nags me about not doing enough with my life. She gets me.

In conclusion... Tima and I are waiting for sunnier days.


How Adorable Am I?



Monday, May 5, 2014

Why "Fuck"...?

So I'm watching Horrible Bosses and I noticed something about censorship which I find very confusing. Why do we only censor the word fuck?

In the video posted below you will see that the word "fuck" has changed to
heck", but bitch and whore remains the same. Can someone please explain to me just why whore is acceptable and fuck isn't? Thank you.


video

Is The Book Always Better Than The Movie?

Is it just me or when it comes to books vs. movies, do you also prefer the one you experienced first?
If I read the book first, then the film is never enough -- too many good details have been left out. But if I watch the film first, the book just feels endless. Even if it is a classic.

I have decided to read the Hunger Games series. I recently watched the films that I had avoided for years, fearing that they would waste my time like Twilight did -- but since Jennifer Lawrence has won my whole heart, I decided to take the chance and see the films and I absolutely loved them.

Today I took a trip to Barnes and Noble and paid way too much money for the Triology, I really miss Borders, and so hopefully I will love the books as well! I just couldn't wait till November to see how it all ends. Wish me luck and let me know what you think.


Bear and the Salute from the Hunger Games


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Expectations...

Do you think it's possible to live life without any expectations from those who surround us? My dad and I have been discussing this for a few days now. He tells me about learning to give up all expectations in order to get rid of disappointments as well. I keep thinking about it but it sounds bonkers to me. I mean it sounds like the nice, zen, Buddhist... right thing to do, but how the hell do you do it? Is that really realistic?


   Think of your expectations?
              
                     Can you give them up?

                                  Would you even want to?


Oh one more... how can you relate standards to the concept of no expectations?

Lazy Burger

Today I went to a burger drive through in my pajamas. I felt very American.

Too many people are talking about diets. Bear is on a raw diet with his mom. My mom is on a no carb no dairy diet. And my dad is going on hour long walks every morning and evening. Summer is just around the corner so I should feel encouraged to board the healthy train, but instead I went and got myself a juicy bacon cheeseburger. It was delicious. I'll think about dieting tomorrow.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I Need A Huge Favor, Please Help!

A little over a week ago I received an email about a job position I could be interested in. Boy was I interested. It's a short-term position which requires that I travel to Brazil and basically write about the VM. It's more focused on the fans than the actual games and requires lots of Facebook and Instagram activity.

Of course I applied and immediately they sent me an automated reply to thank me for applying and inform me about the fact that they're looking for two people. If I knew someone I should recommend them. So, needless to say, I jumped on the phone and called my Bear even though it was in the middle of the night in his time and basically screamed all of it at him. I was too excited to talk. Now both our applications are in.

Here is the favor I need:

Can you please close your eyes for a moment and imagine us in Brazil? Send us some positive thoughts and help us get the job. Thank you.


By the way, if this is crazy, I'm sorry. But I really really REALLY want this job!

Much Love and Thanks Again!!!