Sunday, December 30, 2007

cut your hair.

my father and i had an interesting exchange today at the store.

(dad is rummaging through today's paper, looking for something.)
dad: i want to see this movie

me: (in disbelief, cos my dad rarely wants to watch a movie) oh really?  which?

(dad continues to rummage.  he finds the calendar section and turns to the full-page advertisement for sweeney todd.  he points to johnny depp.)
dad: he's a barber; i'd like to see this movie.

me: (i smile) appa (father, in korean), he's a barber, but the movie is about a barber who's a murderer.  he kills people.

dad: (in a serious tone) oohh...he's a bad barber.

(i almost fell out of the chair)

my father wanted to see this movie about a barber because he, himself, is a barber, though not a murdering barber.  he became a barber late in his career.  this was after repairing televisions and vcr's for over a decade.  this was after owning a beauty supply business, which he still owns.  he proved to me that you can be whatever you set out to be.

Friday, December 14, 2007


this take seemed so effortless, so natural. from the framing, to the lighting, to the color and tone, this may be the best music video i've ever seen.

"I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah"

Monday, December 03, 2007

black wave.

i've always wanted to see big waves.  i think i'll get my chance on wednesday.

join me.