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Asian Art Museum and a peek into Castro Confidential January 16, 2012

Filed under: ART,dance/electronic,hip hop/rap,Movies,Music,My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 8:35 am


On Wednesday, I finally made it to the Asian Art Museum in SF to see the Secrets of the Maharaja exhibition as well as Sanjay Patel’s Deities, Demons, and Dude’s with ‘Staches.

The Maharaja exhibit was amazing!  All the robes and jewelry that the royalty of India wore; I’m talking diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls, silver, gold…and all the hookahs and spice jars and games they played.  The exhibit also showcased the decoration and adornments of the elephants for when they were decorated for processions and ceremonial events.  I highly recommend this exhibition.  It’s only $12 for students and $17 for adults to see the Maharaja exhibit as well as the rest of the museum and you get the audio for free!

I’ve just recently become interested in more contemporary Indian and Asian art from the Contemporary Asian Art class that I took last semester and Sanjay Patel’s animations of the Hindu gods are sa-weeet! I’m tellin ya they are so cool! I bought the poster book of them and have been showing my friends and looking through it non-stop!  Here’s what it looks like:

sooooo awesome!

So, after the Museum, my friend Makiko and I met up with Kyle and took muni to the Castro for Happy Hour!  First we went to this club/bar called the Lookout. We sat outside, upstairs and had a great view of the Castro Streets below us.  We got Margaritas and Chips and guac there and after headed to Harvey’s and once there Makiko and I ordered pear ciders and Kyle got a Bloody Mary.  I was starving by this point and I ordered a Chicken Tostada, which was amazing and my friends took the liberty of devouring it with me. 🙂  On our way back to the Muni station we got cookies at HOT COOKIE.  best snickerdoodle ever!

Top 5 Songs of the Week:

  1. Heartbreaker feat. LOVEFOXXX – Steve Aoki
  2. Werk Me – Hyper Crush
  3. Niggas in Paris – Kanye West and Jay-Z
  4. Summer is Over – Jon McLaughlin and Sara Bareilles
  5. Take Care feat. Rihanna – Drake (CANT STOP LISTENING TO THIS SONG!!!)

I also saw Contraband with Mark Wahlberg last night and I definitely recommend it!

p.s. Visit my friend Kyle’s blog, Castro Confidential!!!!

 

3 months of nothing and then the start of something… September 20, 2011

Filed under: ART,My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 9:27 pm

After friends nagging about me not blogging for so long (Sierra!), I’m backkkkkk! I cannot believe how long it has been since I have posted, seriously sooo long!  Honestly, I didn’t have a particularly eventful summer, so there is not much to blog about there.  I did go on a few short weekend trips.

June

  • Soda Springs with the gang (17 of us!) It was soooo nice the whole time, but the lake was still frozen!  we went shooting, climbed through an old abandoned train tunnel, played in the snow, and had margarita hour everyday. It was a great 4 day getaway with great friends!

July

  • Sea Ranch with the fam.  Sea Ranch is one of my favorite places to go and it is only about 2 hours away from Sonoma. We rented a beach house for 3 nights and we went on walks, played soccer on the beach, wiffle ball in our cul-de-sac, skip bo every night, and made breakfast/dinner each day except for one night when we went to the Sea Ranch lodge for dinner.  It was a great relaxing weekend with my family, which I don’t get to spend a lot of time with because we are all always so busy.

August

  • back into school mode, and working  a lot and just wasting away the last days of summer.  I have a pretty large school load this semester too.
  1. Wine and Food Culture of California
  2. American Politics
  3. Art Since 1945
  4. Contemporary Asian Art
  5. Art and Politics since 1900

So far I love my Art Since 1945 and Art and Politics classes.  In my art and politics class, we have been talking about Murals and I had never really studied murals before this class, but they are fascinating!  We talked a lot about Diego Rivera and his political murals and we watched a film about one of the most famous muralist, Judy Baca.  She has produced murals all over the U.S. including at USC, Cal State Monterey Bay, and the Great Wall Murals in the L.A. Aqueduct.

September

  • I saw Taylor Swift in concert with my sister and cousin. Taylor was amazing live, she really has a beautiful voice!  It was an amazing concert.
  • I’ve gone to two Giants Games this month so far, and hopefully another one next week!  It is finally September Baseball and the Giants are on a winning streak! Lets hope this continues!!!

well that’s all I have for now! I’ll keep updating regularly, I hope, and trying to start a new blog soon about cooking/eating/yummy food!!

 

Days 10, 11 and 12 December 12, 2010

Filed under: ART,Food,My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 8:58 am

10. peppermint mocha from StarBucks

11. foggy nights and mornings

12. wrapping gifts

I suck at this everyday thing! I’ll try to keep this up but as you see I’m already failing. xoxo

 

 

Bittersweetness November 15, 2010

Filed under: ART,Cooking,Food,Movies,My Life — kateliveslaughsloves @ 7:31 am

the reason i made the title of this post bittersweetness is because the past couple weeks have been just that, bittersweet.

 

I have been working a lot and doing a bunch of school work, but still managing to have a social life.  The last week of October was amazing and horrible all at the same time.  I drove down to SF for the day and went to the De Young with kelsey for the Post-Impressionism exhibit!  It was breathtaking, amazing. I got to see Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Seraut, Degas, etc, some of my favorite artists.

That evening we watched the Giants game and made nachos and an amazing drink with tequilla, lime juice, lemon juice, and sparkling cranberry-apple juice. It was an amazing day spent with great friends.

Upon returning to Sonoma the next morning, bad news struck. My Grandma, who had been sick for a while, passed away that morning. I didn’t know how to deal with it, I still don’t.  No one close to me has ever died.  I am heartbroken, but don’t want to be weak in front of my family, or anyone.  I was able to talk with friends who were there for me, which helped a lot.  I feel like I was supposed to just stay home and cry, but I couldn’t.  I needed to be with people, which I think helped me cope and deal with this a lot better than if I didn’t have people there for me.

I love my friends!! I hope they know that I am grateful for them!

That weekend was Halloween and i decided to just stay home and me mellow.  My friends Eva and Brooke came over and we watched SCREAM! It was filmed in Sonoma, which I thought was soooo cool so we had to watch it, and they had both never seen it!  I still need to see the 2nd and 3rd and cannot wait for the 4th to come out in April!

The first week in November was pretty uneventful, one of my friends moved to mexico for 6 months! I already miss him soo much, but know that he is having a blast and i cant wait to go visit him, hopefully!

Something that my friends and  I cannot get enough of is Just Dance 2 for wii!!

It is sooo much fun and actually a good workout! Alyse, Erin, Kris and I played two days in a row a couple weeks ago and then Erin, Kris, and kelsey and I played again on Friday! SOO FUNNNN!

 

This week was pretty busy, I had a paper due on Wednesday in Art, and had to complete some Work Experience hours.  I worked most of the week, went to my friend Michelle’s Jewelry Party Saturday, and babysat that night.  i also made some cookies for my Grandpa, his favorite, my great-grandmother’s hamburger cookies.

Yesterday, I received some amazing news! I’ve been accepted to SF State for spring semester!! HUUUUU WHAAAAA yaya so stoked!

 

This week is busy once again, and Harry Potter is coming out! Thursday at Midnight, already got my ticket.