video from july 3rd - it was kind of a hostile weekend. i think it was the heat.
but anyway saturday was the calm before the storm - i went with my dad to seeart in the streets...of course we had to load up on imagawayaki and i desperately needed some coffee. i tried a new place(well...new to me!) cafe dulce - i got so much more than i expected. the perfect vietnamese iced coffee(they use lamill roast) and a new app. the barista saw my polaroid iphone cover because i was taking pictures of the takeout cups(lamill cups are freaking awesome!!!!) anyway we got into this intense conversation about camera/video apps(i think my dad felt awkward standing there for so long haha) and i ended up buying 8mm right there on the spot. it is kind of kitschy - it is basically like hipstamatic but for video - you can choose filters and films, etc. but it was super fun. i played around with it in the video above...hence some of the weird pink sequences.
i feel a little old saying this but geez little tokyo has changed a lot over the years. when i was a kid we would go whenever a relative visited and i would love eating the rainbow shaved ice, picking out manju at fugetsu-do, and most importantly, visiting the fountain in the center of the food court. i had a weird water complex as a child, i guess i still do. i freaking love waterfalls. you know how people say they could stare at the ocean for hours and hours? i feel that way about waterfalls or any kind of downward stream. when i was little i would make my own out of play-doh and then sneak into the garage and cover the model with plaster and pour water down for hours and hours. at some point i also dug a slanted trench in the the backyard and poured water down that too...this is what happens when you don't sign your kids up for extracurricular activities. anyway, that fountain in little tokyo is gone now and my dad and i sat and ate our treats on the patio that it has been replaced with.
afterwards i went to a bbq off abbot kinney w/the new roommies(and loren) we brought beer and played around with quadcamera on the way over. i find something really amusing about this pic - it's like i'm trying to be the next awkward poster girl for blue moon or something :)
last night i also came to the realization that i am really obsessed with this homemovie thing. well i dont know if it is homemovie anymore because the video above has a lot of footage of strangers(or at least they were when i was recording!) i just see things sometimes that i know would look super cool as a video and can't help myself. ie saturday was the quintessential definition of a 4th of july bbq. while i was sitting there eating my grilled cheese that fleet foxes song was just blasting inside my head. i'm addicted.
whoa super long post. i'll cut it off here.