Archive for August, 2009

martes musica – mi gente

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 25, 2009 by sunnyside herald

you know what would be great? a young mariachi band that playpop hits.  could you imagine hearing mexican versions of “billie jean” or “smells like teen spirit” at the local tapas bar? THAT i would tip for.

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butt i’m just relaxing

Posted in Uncategorized on August 24, 2009 by Sophia
tanning and chillaxin'

chillaxin' to the max

rachel took this pic on a sunny monday afternoon and emailed it to me with the above title.

he can read your mind

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2009 by Sophia

akinator

here’s a fun time suck: akinator.com.  have the turbanned arabic cartoon guess which person you’re thinking of. 

it’s actually pretty incredible.  he guessed my boss, gloria macapagal arroyo, angelina jolie, michael jackson, and audrey tautou (a total woo woo moment!) correctly for me, but failed at naming imelda marcos, my mom, and my friend’s mom.

update: as of yet, he hasn’t guessed a hollywood celebrity incorrectly.  clearly, he’s quite the gossip hound.

it’s friday, bitches!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 21, 2009 by Sophia

-looks like esteeb beat me to the punch again so this is part deux

i have two disarmingly delightful music videos from my little airport for you to savor today.  one is about sex trysts, the other about boss-hate.  at least that’s my interpretation.  i don’t speak cantonese.

this hongkonese band is comprised of rumored real-life sweethearts, ah p and nicole, who playfully mix their irresistable cutesie sound with adult content, resulting in just the right blend of naughty and nice. 

have a lovely weekend!

an aside: i discovered the band through disgrasian, which still secures my vote for blog-of-the-moment.  chola of the day is a close contender and only lost because it’s been stagnant since april 2008.  
¡qué lástima!

se aza rprznt

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2009 by sunnyside herald

dengue fever will be live on kcrw at 11:15. and since it’s friday, go ahead and spoil yourself and watch the webcast. those fuckers don’t deserve you, and they’re too stupid to even realize it. in fact, when the show’s done, take a long lunch.

it’s friday, bitches!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 21, 2009 by sunnyside herald

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two great tracks that track great together. hard to believe it wasn’t done before.

god bless mashuptown.

chola chic

Posted in Uncategorized on August 20, 2009 by Sophia

i got a perm last week.  the last time i had one was in mid-90’s west-saiiiyd chicago, a time when i was rolling with my chola best friend. 

she was pretty gangsta.  a tough-talking, boy-crazy, shop-lifting, angry teenager, who despised her family and was good in math. 

she had a perm, too.  she liked pulling her hair in a super tight high ponytail, curling the loose strands framing her face into ringlets, and using copious amounts of gel and hairspray to achieve that stiff glossy wet hair look.  she would then draw on her eyebrows really thin and line her lips with brown lipliner.  the final product resembled this:

tight wet curls, pencil thin eyebrows, dark lip liner

chicago style: tight wet curls, pencil thin eyebrows, dark lip liner

apparently west-coast cholas had a slightly different look.  elle woods, who hails from long beach and is quite familiar with the culture, said that the hair is worn in a tall pompadour instead.

cali style: pompadour, same thin eyebrows and dark lips

cali style: pompadour, same thin eyebrows and dark lips

seems like the west-coast style is easier to glamorize compared to the more ghetto chi-town variety.  no wonder gwen stefani has no problem updating and embracing the look. 

high fashion pompadour, pencil thin eyebrows, relatively subdued lips

glam chola: high fashion pompadour, subdued thin eyebrows, pale lips

i’m thinking about following suit but incorporating more chicago elements.  i slathered on some hair gel this morning after taking a shower.  it’s giving me the cholariffic-wet-curls look.  

of course, a genuine chola will probably bitch slap or cut me for saying “cholariffic”.

(more on chola culture to follow…)