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Accident, Updates, Korea, Food, Recording

Edit: Boycott the Hangover 3!!! As many of you know, as long as people keep watching these movies that exploit asian stereotypes, they will keep making more, as I have explained my thoughts about this movie before. Don’t watch it else they will make more!

I posted my first video log about my updates recently here:

httpv://youtu.be/BX7qf3_62n8

My voice is a little raspy here, so here’s the details:

-I got into a scooter accident (that’s a motorcycle, not one of those toys) because I was driving on wet tracks, fell and broke my wrist bone. Recovery time is 10-12 weeks.

-I got Pro Tools 10! So expect to see some better music and video recordings over the next few months as my hands heal up. Side note: I hate that you have to have an iLok usb in your computer at all times else Pro Tools will go nuts. Thats a bit overkill right…

-My California driving test is suspended for now until I can heal my wrist so I can drive again. I hope I don’t have to re-take the written exam…

-Yes, I’m making a Korean app on the side. I want to get a better Korean learning service up there and not have to rely on Google Translate or Naver all the time. Plus, I get to learn SASS, Handlebars, jQuery, Underscore, Backbone and Bootstrap. Expect to see some updates on my github on the next few months.

-Yes, I really want to go to Korea. I have posted before about this in the past, but there’s a reason why most of my friends are international students. I just don’t get along well with Westerners as well as I do with Asians. I mean, I don’t mean to be unfriendly or snobby or anything, I just don’t have a lot to say. Most Americans like to talk about sports or food or other such topics that I’m not interested in. I’d rather talk about programming, or gadgets, or video games. I’d rather shoot some pool, watch korean dramas, or sing karaoke, than drinking beer and watching football. If only Asia had a better work culture, then I would move there right away, its one thing Asians need to improve on. I don’t understand why they can’t just adopt our Silicon Valley culture of flexibility and openness. It would make Asia a much more tolerable place to live in.

-Speaking of food, one thing I noticed here in San Francisco is alot of people are “foodies”. They actively seek out the best places to eat, the healthiest food, etc. One thing people should know about me is I don’t really care about food that much. To me, its just sustenance, but its interesting to see people so into it, uploading pics of food onto Facebook everyday, or posting how much calorie content is in this versus that, or how much better this burger place is than that place. Honestly, I don’t care if its KFC or some fancy free-range hormone-free antibiotic-free grass fed meat, its all the same to me, only the latter is more expensive. Which is just as well, since I don’t gain weight. Seriously, I’ve been stuck at 135 lbs since high school and doesn’t matter if I eat ramen noodles or beef wellington, I’m not gaining or losing weight, nor does it affect my bodily functions. I ate pizza pops every day in high school, and instant noodles / canned pasta everyday in college, and my brain functions fine. I had a perfect attendance record in all my lectures and exams. I also found caffeine in general have no effect on my brain, so I don’t tend to drink coffee much. (Note that eating healthy is a relatively new trend in America; back in the 1950s, food didn’t even have ingredient labels!)

That’s my updates recently, hopefully North Korea won’t go crazy anytime soon…Oh and here’s pics of my recording gear (my living room doubles as my studio):

Focusrite 2i2o
Focusrite 2i2o
Behringer C1, Audio Technica A700
Behringer C1, Audio Technica A700
Macbook Pro Retina with Pro Tools 10
Macbook Pro Retina with Pro Tools 10
Canon M400
Canon M400
Martin OMJM
Martin OMJM
Swart Atomic Jr, Behringer XM8500, Fender Strat
Swart Atomic Jr, Behringer XM8500, Fender Strat
Casio AP220 Digital Piano
Casio AP220 Digital Piano
My Bobblehead (Limited Edition)
My Bobblehead (Limited Edition)