1. Pork tonkatsu with yuzu jalapeno garlic sauce with mizuna salad from yesterday. Forgot to post it yesterday >.>.


  2. An International Tragedy

    My condolences to anyone impacted by this terrible incident. Not only does this raise even more scrutiny to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, it is a devastating blow to the HIV/AIDS research community as quite a few researchers were on board headed to this year’s annual International AIDS Conference.  

    I’m wondering if Malaysia will be able to say this qualifies as a war crime under the Geneva Convention, because in that case it will go the ICJ.  Also, poor Malaysia.  It’s been a bad year for them as well.

    Send your thoughts and prayers out.


  3. Sleeping My Life Away

    So the past few months on Paxil, I’ve been feeling progressively more tired and fatigued until it’s at the point where I feel sleepy all the time and I sleep for 12+ hours a day, with some days up to 16-18 hours. I am literally sleeping my fucking life away, and I’ve already talked to my doctor about this, but he’s waiting on lab results to make a decision on if I should switch medication since I’ll have withdrawal symptoms + new side effects depending on what medication I switch to. I just don’t feel in control of body and it’s affecting my lab work, and it’s just fucking frustrating as fuck.


    Going to the doctor again to see if I can at least get something in the interim while waiting for lab results because I can’t work like this. I missed like 3 days of last week because of this, not to mention I feel like my mental state is starting to go to shit (because I’m so angry at my condition but I can’t control this) WHICH IS WHOLE REASON I AM ON THIS MEDICATION IN THE FIRST PLACE because of this. Fuck.

    Sorry for not talking about this earlier with my friends, but it’s something I find difficult to talk about. I’m just so angry and sad about this right now.

  4. Tofu pan fried dumplings with snap peas. Wrapping dumplings was more time consuming than I remembered… But no choice if you want to make non-meat filled dumplings :< There are no good frozen vegetarian options that don’t include mushrooms :<

    I recommend this if you want a nice vegetarian option that doesn’t lose out in flavor to meat-filled dumplings. Also, it doesn’t take too long. Prep + cooking time is less than 30 minutes, so definitely friendly for people who are busy.

  5. Houston grand prix. Don’t ask.

  6. nailartbyaya1gou:


    If I didn’t work in a lab, OMG!!!!!!!

    (via april-rainer)

  7. It’s hard for me to say anything about this except I’ve heard a lot of similar stories from other Asian kids. A lot of what he says about his childhood really strike a chord with me, although I’ve always had a good relationship with my mother.  Definitely worth watching if you have at least 5 minutes.  

    If you have more time, check out Valve’s Dota 2 documentary Free to Play, which also brings up how different families deal with their kids who want to become professional gamers and have the skill to play at the international scale. The part where Hyhy’s relatives talk about what they think of his career just gives me that sort of heart squeezing feeling where you just really feel for his situation at that time.


  8. A great article about my favorite Dota 2 team. The International 4 is coming up in July and will be boasting a prize pool over $9 MILLION at Seattle’s KeyArena. Some great quotes below:

    The common understanding of DK’s five players is that they are all geniuses, that they have each experienced the glory of their own coronations, and that they have all stood unrivaled under heaven in the midst of the adulation of millions. Yet they’ve all also experienced the the most crushing of defeats and have stood face to face with the abyss.”

    "Now, we are all in the eye of the storm, and if you’re wondering about DK’s record in the past month, make no mistake: this calm is an illusion. The winds have waned and you can smell the sea. But, the hurricane is all around us. We cannot see it right now, but rest assured it, it is there.

    DK is the coming storm and, this July, it will descend on Seattle.”

    Orders are identified by classifications;

    Once the classes are identified, one soon sees the limitations. 
    Knowing the limitations, thus become unlimited.
    Like that where the Art is manifested in the world,
    Is there where rivers merge into oceans.
    - Tao Te Ching”

  9. It’s too cute ;_; Seraph is like the cute younger brother I sort of wish I had, and when he laughs, it reminds me petting a cute puppy if that makes any sense.


    Art by paperbag~! (who also does cute fanart of SKT1K)

    (Source: paper00bag)


  10. Amused at Price Fluctuations

    So I bought a pair of Audio Technica ATH-AD700 open-air headphones which are absolutely amazing for like $70 during some random sale way back (like 2 years ago?), and I was talking about headphone purchases to one of the postdocs in my lab (because he uses Beats by Dr. Dre and this personally offends me), and I can’t find them anywhere for under $190, haha. Thank god for sales?

    I highly recommend them if you want to get headphones, but get them on sale D:!