current addiction: escape.

July 12, 2009 at 5:46 PM (Uncategorized) ()

background: not gonna sugarcoat it – these past few months have been a tad bit pretty rocky. the constant ups and downs have been draining the life out of me. and at times, i just want to run away from it all. to just get away and not have to deal with it anymore. but too bad dealing with life’s troubles isn’t quite that simple. even if you’re lucky enough to avoid it for a little bit, it’ll still be waiting for you when you decide to go back to reality. if only it were like sunshine of the spotless mind, where i could simply go to the doctor and have him erase all of the unwanted parts of my memory. maybe it’s just time for a change. it’s probably been that time for a while now, but it’s just taken me this long to finally come to terms with it and confront it all.

cravings: freedom from unhappiness, worry and all negative feelings. laughter and smiles.

repercussions: distance from others.

treatment: escape. a new start. the silver lining.


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current addiction: running.

June 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM (Uncategorized) ()

background: running has always been a great outlet for me – i used to take evening runs during times when i was super healthy and in shape and whenever i was going through any emotional overloads. there’s something about the cool wind combined with the pumping of my arms and legs, music pumping on my headphones, that quickly relaxes me and helps clear my head. it’s a great way to release physical and emotional baggage. during high school, the school track & lake merced were my courses of choice and when i lived in berkeley, i frequented the clark kerr track and college avenue. unfortunately, once i graduated and started working, running was unfortunately pushed to the wayside. however, today was different – jennifer and i went to golden gate park for a boot camp session and not sure why, but the instructor never showed. so we went for a nice run in the park instead. it was great – the weather was beautiful, i had a great running partner and it was a nice first day on the road to getting back in shape.

cravings: the refreshing breeze, calm mind and quickened heart rate.

repercussions: none that are negative. none whatsoever.

treatment: get back into running on a regular schedule.

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current addiction: gifting.

June 12, 2009 at 2:27 PM (Uncategorized) ()

background: i’ve always been the type of person that would much rather give gifts than recieve them. there’s just something about finding those little things that are so ridiculously fitting of a particular person and then seeing their face light up when you give it to him/her. it’s awesome. but once in a while, it’s nice to be surprised with a gift of your own. and that’s exactly what happened to me last night. in the form of a new laptop! whee! and last weekend, it was tickets to bfd and wec. 🙂

cravings: the desire to return the kindness.

repercussions: the longing to drop everything and simply play with my new toy.

treatment: hunt for the perfect return gift.

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current addiction: netbooks/smartbooks.

June 9, 2009 at 2:55 PM (Uncategorized)

background: with one of my clients having a huge netbook/smartbook play, i’ve read hundreds of articles about the space within the last few months. there are the purdy fashion-labeled ones, but also the more durable and functional industry ones. i’m torn. there seems to be so much on the market right now, but they all offer different things. and i want one that has it all – super portable, low-power, aesthetically pleasing, runs MS Office…

cravings: an energy-efficient, super sexy net/smartbook that fits my lifestyle.

repercussions: headaches trying to figure out which netbook is most suitable for me.

treatment: just freakin choose one and buy it already.

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current addiction: tennis.

May 20, 2009 at 2:30 PM (Uncategorized) ()

background: purchased a new tennis racquet at sports basement the other day and have been having a great time breaking it in. growing up playing sports since the moment i could walk has definitely helped me live a pretty healthy lifestyle. and it’s all just so ridiculously fun. volleyball in high school. yoga & running in college. but after i graduated from college and started working full time, it’s definitely been a struggle balancing it all. picking up tennis again is definitely a step in the right direction though. it’ll be nice to regain some of the energy i’ve lost over the past two years. i’m super excited to get back in shape. especially since summer is rapidly approaching.

cravings: the endorphins that rush through my brain when working out. the great feeling of living a healthy lifestyle.

repercussions: tennis elbow.

treatment: regualar tennis matches at my favorite courts in russian hill, overlooking my beautiful city.

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current addiction: live music.

May 15, 2009 at 4:11 PM (Uncategorized) ()

background: why am i not musically inclined? i mean, sure – i played the violin for 6-7 years and had a short stint with the piano. but boy – i can’t sing. just cannot carry a note. and the hours and hours poured into violin lessons and shows and rehearsals are kinda moot now since i don’t remember much. so what do i do now? live vicariously through talented vocalists & musicians. attend live shows and music festivals and revel in their ability to make people feel however they want them to with a few notes and lyrics. blue october’s show back in march at the fillmore was daym good. loquat’s set at cafe dunord last night was also quite fun.

cravings: funky instrumentals & meaningful lyrics.

repercussions: a music budget that continues to add up. and add up.

treatment: kings of leon concert next week. summer music festivals.

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current addiction: indulgence.

May 14, 2009 at 10:29 AM (Uncategorized) (, , )

background: i am ridiculously addicted to tasting food and beverages. even when my stomach is stuffed silly, i still somehow find that millimeter of space to sample something else. the magical way in which chefs and bartenders can imagine up these crazy delicious concoctions amazes me. how one can just instinctively know what flavors go well with others and the exact process in which to prepare it all is insane. they dare to experiment and have their creations judged by the world. i love it.  i am just pretty much obsessed with checking out restaurants and bars. and living in a city where new ones pop up every week, it’s a nonstop task.

cravings: delicious morsels of food & heavenly sips from cocktails.

repercussions: a depressed bank account. the need to lose 20 lbs.

treatment: cocktail party at the ferry building tonight.

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current addiction: spoken word.

April 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM (Uncategorized) (, )

background: i’ve always enjoyed the art of spoken word. the way words can be crafted and performed in manners that really enlighten and move people is definitely something to be in awe of. now the craft in of itself is already something that moves me, but pair that with young people being the artists behind this and i am truly inspired. i attended the youth speaks poetry slam finals last sunday evening and wow. it’s difficult to describe the event and its effects in words, but here’s an attempt. the overwhelmingly positive energy is contagious. it’s young people who have experienced a world of hurt and endless tribulations and are turning them into lessons learned and using them as steps to help them grow as people. it is ridiculously awe-inspiring to hear them talk about everything from abuse and drugs to internalized racism and intelligently discuss political matters and social injustice. they are amazing human beings.

cravings: intelligent thoughts and inspiring youth.

repercussions: the desire to do more and be more.

treatment: volunteer with organizations like youth speaks. attend poetry slam nights at local cafes.

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