Archive for September, 2012

September 30, 2012

Halloween Satire/ Tour de Fat/ Devotchka

I went to a park nearby my house today to see Devotchka. They played for a free event called Tour de Fat. Tour de Fat travels around the country to promote riding bikes and all the good things come with riding bikes such as health and sustainability. Tour de Fat raised $27,000 from today’s event by selling beer and merchandise. And all the money will be spent to make San Diego a better city to ride bikes. Very cool.

Another cool and free event, BAD GHOULS: Group Exhibition, will happen at Tin Can Alehouse, San Diego on Tuesday Oct 2nd. 10 local artists are displaying their Halloween themed art.  Artists are Ayari Kanezashi, Gregory Prout, Jenna Bogorad, Shoko Hachiya, Asha Sheshadri, Danica Molenaar, Jazmyne Lomeli, Josh Wessling, Tessa Cady and Sarah Jane. The show will be free from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and $5 after 9 p.m.

I am lucky enough to be a part of this show and I made 4 satire pieces. I chose satire because the society we live really is spooky and scary and just perfect for Halloween. Pieces are titled “Thoughts About the Society,” “Day Dream of a Vampire,” “Exploitation of Insecurity,” and “Mom and a Witch.” I am selling each piece for $25 (with frame). Hope to see you at the event.

September 6, 2012

The Skull Shop ガイコツ屋さん





Glen is getting really international lately. He goes to Tijuana on his day-offs and doggedly practice Japanese alone.


The last time he went to Mexico, he brought back 2 souvenir skulls. When I was kindergarten age, actually my dream was to own a skull shop, so this souvenir made me pretty happy. I used to imagine a shop full of real human skulls in my very young head. I don’t really have a desire to be a skull shop owner anymore. But I am still very interested in the concept of death, perception of death, different cultural approach about death, and how to live with death.


And my brother and mom are visiting San Diego right now, so Glen is trying to make the most out of it by practicing Japanese on them. My mom’s English and Glen’s Japanese are probably on the similar level, so they seem to be a good combo. But my brother seems to be apathetic about Glen’s Japanese skill improvement project. He is just acting too cool. It’s a mystery how he got so sassy.


My brother is in California to play some tennis tournaments. The first tournament starts on Friday. I’ve never seen him play as a pro so I’m pretty excited to see him play.





September 3, 2012

Good bye Jon Blaj and Neat Beats

When Jon visited my house a couple of days before he left San Diego, I pulled my gun from my waist and pointed at his head. Then, I turned the gun away from his head and shot the California Condor that was flying outside the window. It was the last wild California Condor alive, but of course it doesn’t matter to me. I asked “How much cash do you have?” And pale-faced Jon handed me all the money he had in his wallet. I thought that I could have thrown a rock in the air and cut it in half in the mid-air with a Samurai sword with Japanese Samurai soul, but I re-thought. Unfortunately Samurai sword is illegal in Japan, and merely possessing it is illegal. Also this is America, the country of cowboys. So I ended up choosing the most logical and legal and easiest option. Outside the window, crows were curiously staring at the fresh carcass of the last wild California Condor.

*This is a fiction



Thank you Jon for buying my art. Hope you enjoy them. And  I hope Jon, Tara and Alvin enjoy the new city and keep discovering the different and interesting aspects of life.


Looking forward to seeing Neat Beats again as well.