Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Congo Dandies

Another random video I watched at 2am one night. I seems kinda crazy that they would spend that much on clothes (even take out loans) when their families are living in poverty. I read that Weston shoes run $2400/pair. That's probably more than my entire closet of clothes. What drives this behavior? I think it's like addiction. In the West, people collect all sorts of things too: cars, guitars, baseball cards. I think this stands out to me because of the disparity between their standard of living and the clothes they buy.

Saving for two years to buy a pair of shoes... smh

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tesla Model S

I ordered a Tesla Model S this past Sunday. I've been thinking about it for several years and even put down a deposit for a Model 3. It's a pretty cool car, especially the Auto-Pilot feature but the car is pretty expensive. I configured a 75kWh RWD model and the price before tax rebates is $84,000. I've since went back online and dropped the self-driving feature and applied a discount code from a friend, but that's still $80k before destination charges and sales tax, not to mention huge increases in CA registration fees and auto insurance premiums.

I have until this Saturday to decide whether to keep the order or lose my $2500 deposit.

Church of Southland

Weird. Wrote this a few months ago but never published it. Still attending Church of Southland fairly regularly.


Since about February of this year, I've been attending a new church: Church of Southland. My coworker/carpool-buddy has gone to this church for many years and suggest that I check it out. I actually visited the church once last year but I was still trying to get used to the 1.5G service at EFC Irvine so I didn't go back at the time.

So far it's pretty good. I got invited to a small/cell group Thursday nights. Church is mostly Korean-American, even more so than NewSong. I actually see a lot of NewSong NOC people at Southland, since NewSong NOC has fallen apart and shut down for a year now. Worship music is pretty good too, though a bit more old-school than NewSong, or even my old church (CCCSB) when I led worship. Thinking of helping out with sound mixing in a few months.

Church also seems very mission oriented. For a Korean church, they have a lot of missionary work in China.

Korean Movies on Netflix

I usually don't watch Netflix that much but I watched three Korean movies in the last 5 days. They were all pretty good.

협녀: 칼의 기억 - Memories of the Sword
우는 남자 - No Tears for the Dead
용의자 - The Suspect

There seems to be a lot more Asian content with subtitles (Yay!) on Netflix than before. When I first got Netflix, it was all crappy kung-fu movies.