Corrupgentina

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It’s been almost two years now since I embarked on my jour­ney to Argentina, and I still have not scrubbed through all the thou­sands of pic­tures I col­lected while abroad. Towards the end of my time there how­ever, one of my SD cards became cor­rupted — luck­ily after I had...

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Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang

Music - Janka Nabay 4

I never got a chance to write about this here. Back in this sum­mer, a friend named DJ offered me the oppor­tu­nity to guest write for their music mag­a­zine, The Metro­jolt. I got in con­tact with him and his asso­ciates, got my press pass, and off I went into my...

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I’m Going to Stare At a Cement Wall Now

People - Koko.jpg

This is from a con­cert I shot of local band — Koko. Above is the lead singer talk­ing under dim light­ing with some friends. I try not to com­plain too much, opti­mism is my per­sonal method of get­ting through dif­fi­cult things. Stress is too eas­ily attached to me like a...

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This Is How My Head Feels

Things-Exploratorium.jpg

This is my friend Mur­ray. He passed away and is now over­com­ing his exhi­bi­tion­is­tic ten­den­cies by stand­ing naked at the Explorato­rium in San Fran­cisco, California. The dreaded Week 10 is upon us. Dooms­day as it is known across the La Jolla cam­pus of UCSD, stu­dents with eyes peeled open in wake...

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Turkey Day

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This is a friend I ‘made’ in the streets of Chi­na­town in San Fran­cisco. She is not pleased to see me. Thanks­giv­ing is finally upon us. After 7 straight weeks of midterms, a new job, a cat steal­ing all of my atten­tion at home, and the flu for the past few...

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In Honor of Music

Music - Nosaj Thing

usic inflames tem­pera­ment. I’ve heard this say­ing so many times it’s beyond trite but it’s still true. Music is a key part of my life. Hope­fully a part of yours too. I wake up to music. I go to sleep to music. In the absence of the silence and tin­ni­tus...

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I’m Sick In Bed, It Seems

People - Ivy

 The above is an unnamed friend (let’s call her Ivy), who attended a mas­quer­ade party at my house this summer. The school year has begun, actu­ally it’s about to be over… this quar­ter at least. I’ve fallen behind on a lot of my oblig­a­tions I feel like, and it’s time for that...

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Asymmetrical

Places - Hallway

The above is the hall­way towards my French class in high school. I’ve walked it many times. If you don’t know me, I like sym­me­try. The cen­ter is where things belong. Wes Ander­son under­stands my taste and love of all things in the mid­dle right where you can see them and...

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My Sink Has Too Many Flies

People - Kelsey

This is a trip­tych I made of my good friend Kelsey smok­ing a cig­a­rette in the San Telmo Fair in Buenos Aires. I could use a cig­a­rette. (Un)fortunately for me, I don’t smoke. Tea is my nico­tine, it soothes my head and makes me think straight… if only jobs allowed...

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Almost Done

Things - Cows

The pic­ture above is from Esquel, Argentina. I sneaked up on these cows in the mid­dle of a humon­gous field in a place I do not remem­ber. Looks like they caught me. They were not so amused.  Finals are upon me. I’ve donated to all my tax-deductible char­ity orga­ni­za­tions. My...

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