I’m not known to spend money wisely…and how I use my facebook

How bad is my spending habits? Well I logged into, and took a look – and it ain’t pretty. Here’s where I spending went:

-Kickstarter projects: $1,849 (since 2014)
-Steam games: $2,747 (since 2014)
-Magic online: $333 (since 2011)
-Amazon: $24,751 (since 2011)
-Ebay/Paypal: $14,422 (since 2011)
-SFMTA (parking tickets + scooter towing): $3,987
-Diablo 3: $285
-iTunes (Hearthstone,movies,music,apps): $1,411
-Playstation online games: $400
-Nintendo online games: $350
-AT&T (phone bills): $6,564
-Comcast (internet): $1,718
-UPS (shipping): $1,265
-Management fee for condo (since 2013): $13,503

Yeah.. thats alot of money spent. Especially on phone bills and parking tickets. Yikes. I usually buy all my computer & guitar stuff and Magic physical cards on eBay so u have an idea of how much I spent there. And everything else on Amazon.

But yeah… 265 Steam games is way overkill. 60+ PS3/PS4 games is overkill. 1000+ magic cards, both physical and online, are overkill. PS Vita/DS games i never play are overkill. I gotta stop spending so much on things I don’t use…

One thing I want to say about me, is that I’m not afraid to share my opinions online, and I’m not afraid of people judging me. That may be the most un-korean thing about me, but I don’t care. I’m not Korean. I’m a mix of Korean thinking and Western thinking. I don’t want to cause any conflict or offend anyone, but since I tend to use my Facebook as my diary to write down my thoughts, some people take issue over that. The thing is I don’t only want to post “happy” things on my Facebook because thats not an accurate depiction of my life. Facebook tracks my life at certain moments in time, and certainly I’m not happy all the time. I want to remember all my emotions, happy, sad, depressed, lonely, etc. so that’s why I write everything online. That’s why I would rather have some controversial posts than to have it be devoid of nothing at all. And despite what some people say, Facebook is not a “public” place. It’s a private place! It’s limited to a circle of people that you let in. It’s not a public blog like this, where everyone and anyone can see it. Facebook posts are private to your friends only unless you make it public. So.. if some people take issue with the fact that I’m brutally honest with my posts, then I’m fine with that, because those people who matter, won’t mind, and those who mind, won’t matter.

All time lakers/celtics vs All time non lakers/celtics
Since the Lakers/Celtics have won approximately half of all the NBA championships I’ve decided to pit the all time combined Lakers/Celtics team against the all time non lakers/celtics players, and the matchup is pretty even according to my NBA 2K simulation runs.. each team wins about half the time against each other. Take a look here:

All Time Lakers-Celtics:

All Time Non-Lakers-Celtics:


General Music

Clothes, Shopping

I’ve always been a person who finds image important to the way people perceive you. It is almost as important as communication skills in the role it plays in other people’s impression of you. I’ve already done a whole project (CSC318) on how people choose their clothes and everything, so I’d just like to say a few things I noticed when I shop around.

As a guy, I don’t have as many selections as women do. They get more stores and more square ft devoted to them. I get left with either: a) punk style clothes which I am not a fan of. Or b) formal clothing which are very expensive. I dress casually on occasion, but most often it is smart casual. That means I don’t really like to wear punkish or baggy clothing at all and you’ll never see me wear it. The most casual you will see me is a T-shirt and cargo shorts. Most of the time, it’s a collar shirt or polo shirt paired with jeans. And not ripped jeans – tight low cut jeans are for me.
An additional note about jeans: you can wear the same pair several days in a row (if it isnt dirty) and people won’t notice. Jeans all look similar so I may wear one pair for more than one day. For girls this is true too, but it can’t be done with skirts or dresses for obvious reasons (they are more noticeable and have many different varieties). It’s just another advantage to jeans in addition to the all-season-ness they possess.
If I want to dress up, you’ll also see me with a vest, tie and cotton pants (dress pants are too thin and loose). On top of all of that, it’s usually a fur coat or leather jacket during the winter – hoodie or blazer during the fall/winter. Summer I usually don’t need a jacket.

So, now shoes. Today I bought this:

Dress shoes
Dress shoes

I’ve been needing a proper pair of dress shoes for a while now. I like the ones with a bigger heel and shininess of course. Regularly I have a pair of casual leather shoes and sneakers. It all depends on how I want to match up with my top of course.

And – ah yes. The hat:

My hat collection
My hat collection

I’ve always been very fond of hats. Though alot of people won’t see me wear a hat all the time, I do so on occasion. I wore a ballcap all through high school. My first year university was with the decorated army cap style hat. I also have two more variations; a distressed one and a playboy one. I never wear the Dominion cap for obvious reasons. The SRV and Jimi Hendrix hats I wore on a few occasions in the past: when I was performing at the high school and University College coffee houses. I would never wear them casually. What I do wear casually are my fedoras; generally worn when I am dressing more conservatively and more formally that day I may choose to match it with the grey or black fedora.

As for jewelry and other items related to my image, it’s pretty uniform. I always wear my silver sterling ring (had since high school), my Seiko 5 watch and my chain necklace. I seldom wear contacts now that I have new glasses but I sometimes will do so just to switch things up. I never wear cologne (though I have two bottles as gifts). I use wax sparingly now (I’m over my korean hair phase). That’s about it.

Here’s the video, and the song is because I’m feeling a bit lonely these days….