Hello, McFly.

December 31, 2009

That’s so 2009.

Filed under: Life — Tags: , — marimcfly @ 9:21 am

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone!  I won’t spend a lot of time gushing over the fact that the ’00s are almost gone, but here’s a quick recap of my 2009.  Just like last year, I’ll pick 10 words and a picture  which best embody each month.

January: semester started off pretty slowly; birthday party in Little Tokyo.

February: Meetings, interviews, projects, midterms, restaurant week at Ruth’s Chris, mmm.

March: Mephibosheth School in Ghana, March Madness, missing Ghana kids already.

April: Shawna’s wedding, Marika’s wedding, went to Lakers/Jazz Game 5!

May: Final exams, OT prom, started Summer internship at Brotman Medical.

June: Hitting the beach, Summer obon festivals, Ava came to Los Angeles.

July: Kiyoshi got married in Jacksonville; it was humid but beautiful.

August: Finished internship, Wes’ birthday, THE barbecue, Vegas (for the buffets).

September: Back to Vegas (for basketball tournament), Goapele/Slum Village show.

October: Parents went fishing, PP team reunion, Maxwell show, Halloween fun.

November: Welcome to heartbreak, worked every single weeknight, physical/emotional exhaustion.

December: Final exams, happy tears, family time, Christmas carols, sooooo delicious.

This past year’s resolutions:

1. Keep in touch with the people I care about – B+

2. Love like I’ve never been hurt – B+

3. Say “yes” to new opportunities – B+

Overall, it was a great but humbling year.  2010 is going to bring a looooot of change, e.g. a Masters degree, a doctoral residency, and uh.. life in general.  I hope it brings you all a lot of joy, peace, and time to reflect.  2010 resolutions, coming soon. 🙂

December 25, 2009

Silent night, happy stomach.

Filed under: Drool, Life — Tags: , — marimcfly @ 11:19 pm

Christmas day was crazy delicious.

Christmas Eve service at St. Mary's.

Satsuma and pistachios.

Grilled veggies.

Torta (sundried tomato, pesto, cream cheese).


How we roll.



Game time.

Round one.



Christmas makes me sappy inside.  I hope everyone had a wonderful day and let at least one person know how much he/she is loved.  🙂

Merry Christmas!

Filed under: Life, Throwback — Tags: , , , — marimcfly @ 9:33 am

..and to all, a good night!

Filed under: Music, Throwback — Tags: , , — marimcfly @ 1:22 am

Merry Christmas, everyone!  Here are two classics to start your 25th off properly.

Give a little love today. 🙂

December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

Finally feeling awake enough after my 2nd overnight shift.. And now I’m ready for some more Christmas videos!  Enjoy..

Have a good evening, everyone! 🙂

December 23, 2009

Haul out the holly..

Filed under: Obsessions, Throwback — Tags: , , , — marimcfly @ 1:54 pm

The countdown continues!  Allow me to present yet another one of my holiday favorites, “A Muppet Family Christmas.”  The part with Big Bird and the Swedish Chef was always my favorite.

Be careful of the icy patch.. Peace on Earth, GIVE ME PRESENTS!!!

December 22, 2009

So they christened you Nicholas Michael Shawn Nathan Wanya Banks.

Filed under: Music, Throwback — Tags: , , , , , — marimcfly @ 2:19 pm

…and the holiday madness continues. Here are a few clips from Nicky’s Christening episode on Fresh Prince.  I always used to tear up a little when they started singing.  🙂

December 21, 2009

Scrubs x Blockhead

Filed under: Obsessions — Tags: , , , , — marimcfly @ 4:24 pm

Hahaha okay, I know I said I’d only do ONE Christmas post per day, but I just saw this clip on TiRon’s blog.  The cast of Scrubs does voice-overs for a Charlie Brown Christmas.  Pure gold


Sooo last night’s Garfield-fest inspired me: you’ll be getting one Christmas special (or Christmas-related video clip) per day, leading up to the 25th.  Here’s another one of my family’s favorites.  Enjoy!

Gotta love Herb and Rex.. and California Raisins.

Gaga for Sam & Kurt..

Filed under: Artistic Expression, Music, Obsessions — Tags: , , , — marimcfly @ 12:48 am

So I’ve been a huge youtube fan of these guys for a while now, but I realized that I’ve been selfish and haven’t shared them with many people.  Sam sings, Kurt sometimes plays the guitar and also does the vocal arrangements.

A pretty recent one:

The one that got me into them.. Yes, those are all Sam.

(PS, I’m also obsessed with their e-series, “College Musical“).

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