Saturday, August 29, 2009

Michael Jackson's Birthday Celebration in Prospect Park (Brooklyn, NY)

Oh, fun!

I've been busy adjusting to life in NYC. It's all been pretty normal with the typical worries associated being in a new place. But today I went over to Brooklyn to attend Michael Jackson's 51st Birthday Celebration. The event was put together by Spike Lee (whom, as a side note, I met years ago when I was a hard working student at UCLA Campus Events and we'd invited him to speak.)

It was a fun event. I wasn't sure if I was going to go for a few personal reasons, but after a phone call and just realizing that I could just go home if it wasn't my cup of tea, I headed to Brooklyn. I'm glad I did. It was a lot of fun. What's exciting is Spike would like to try to make this a yearly event. That would be even more fun to make this a yearly event.

I recorded some video with my little digital camera, so check it out.

Wanna Be Starting Something

Electric Slide Going Viral (being done simultaneously in a few spots at the same time) song playing - Get On The Floor:

Man in the Mirror (the last song of the day):
(Again, ignore the "read more" leads you to nowhere).


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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Laura and Euna are out - yeah!

I'm a few hours behind the curve on posting this as I heard the news hours ago.

President Bill Clinton went to Pyongyang to seeking the release of Euna Lee and Laura Ling. It was announced hours ago that he was successful and the two journalists were pardoned.

Last I heard, they're all en route to Los Angeles.

I knew this was going to drag out when I first heard about the story months ago. I felt that someone influential would have to intervene. I think, honestly, Clinton was the best. However, I wonder why Gore didn't go. I mean he's on the board of Current TV. Maybe he tried but there is stuff we're not aware of.

Either way, I'm glad they're out and will be home soon.

Here are some links to some news stories:

CNN: N. Korean leader reportedly pardons U.S. journalists
NYTimes: Clinton Secures Pardon for 2 Americans in North Korea
Washington Post: N. Korea Says Two U.S. Journalists Have Been Pardoned


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