Thursday, November 17, 2011

changed my last name to Chang...

Went back to Mr. Peanut...and got a new name ISS and my new crew iz FDR... Snails YNN

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Mad Monster Party?...the making of it...Spook-tacular...

'Foul' Halloween Birds dropping dead from the sky...Boonedog, this truly freaks me out...Thanks for the spooky Halloween tidbit...I didn't watch tv for about ten months and missed this phenomenon...

Starbucks Small Business Loan program CDFI's This is a great model for community investment...

Lytro Light Field Camera


Monday, October 31, 2011

countdown to Sacred Tree

End of Mayan calendar at which resonance is greatest to Sacred Tree on 12.21.12 at 11:11 AM GMT...which converts to 3:11 AM PST, the exact time I was born...Pretty weird... PS from Wikipedia - The Vision Serpent was also a symbol of rebirth in Mayan mythology, fuelling some cross-Atlantic cultural contexts favored in pseudoarchaeology. The Vision Serpent goes back to earlier Maya conceptions, and lies at the center of the world as the Mayans conceived it. "It is in the center axis atop the World Tree. Essentially the World Tree and the Vision Serpent, representing the king, created the center axis which communicates between the spiritual and the earthly worlds or planes. It is through ritual that the king could bring the center axis into existence in the temples and create a doorway to the spiritual world, and with it power". (Schele and Friedel, 1990: 68)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

All the Kings in a circle (RIP Kase 2)

My introduction into NYC graffiti was a lot of King Bee...The last King I talked to before leaving NYC in 2009 was Kase 2. Check out this wall by King Bee...2 train familia...

Espo's love letter to BK

My buddy Dondi from work used to call it "God's Country"...Thanks Dave V for the headsup...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

1 in 4 Filipinos live off a dollar a day...

I am living to fight poverty for my brother, Dream TDK. As Per FX has said, he would like to paint more but doesn't due to monetary and moral reasons and I agree.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Another great piece by Boonedog...

Designer shades, quiet hustle: The Entrepreneurs of the New York City homeless shelter in the

Good choice for to pick him up as a writer.

I felt like I could've written this article too. Boonedog, we gotta get some hot dogs...Hell Yeah! Shoutout to Dead Prez.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

i am the fourth horseman...

I fight for the crown...

It would be 21 years that I was on AS this year. It's taken since 2000 to get off the crew finally this year since I was one of the original members. I was serious as a heart attack and no one took me seriously because no one else was serious instead lazy, conformist, unappreciative, scared and hopelessly trendy. In retrospect, ultimately Fred Gromadski aka Sundance was never someone I could respect as a crew leader because he never painted after awhile, he was too terrified of it, so how could he offer security as the crew founder? That's not it entirely. He's a namedropper kissass and it's his fault that the crew is all toys because they all live in and off the past and the rest of the crew is at fault for just going along with it, hiding behind him. Sundance was a gangster to me because he wanted fame without earning it properly. To get fame, you have to DIY and then you can defend somebody else and have a crew. I was taken for granted and then used and abused because everyone just thought of me as some trendy girl toy but Asian so I have money or something. I was never trendy or horny for a graff artist because i had been an equal. They mistook my participation in the crew. It was my heart which was instantly recognized by my adopted puerto rican dad Alex Silva aka Ink76 and he is not AS though his initials are. He is on BAD and I chose to take his crew DAA (Destroy All Artists). This whole time I was the one who made up the moniker, "Abolish Stereotypes" for AS (always selfish) and it had been that sketch in my blackbook that Iz the Wiz had seen when he asked me to paint. No one did that for me. That had been at Lee Quinones' (TC5) show where there were only old school 70's writers and I had been a bit starstruck, though all those writers were down to earth. The anniversary of the first time I did a piece will be October 20th, my quinciera. I challenged Sumdance, Joseph Wright aka Ader, and anyone on TC5 that could be enlisted through Ezra Eismont aka SK or Eskae or Escae to take my name. All I wanted was my name 'Snails' and my moniker. They can all take turns being each other's talent and entourage. I only run with security. And there's been no response from frienemies mine aka coward chickenshits. I've come to the conclusion they're all just a bunch of ignorant basically "white people" (let me explain...there are all races who are afflicted with being white...i do not mean shade of skin...ignorant, inflexible, frivolous, and self-righteous) or to put it properly, white supremacists in disguise" because all they ever did was try to turn me into a stereotype myself, even the minorities on the crew. This is especially true because poor Phresh is stuck in AS and he's my homie. He came over for dinner and even my husband, though he didn't know him at all, saw it that way too. Altered States aka Aerosol Syndicate (yeah right...Ain't street-conscious, Art Star-wannabes), i cannot protect Phresh from superficial Sundance or the rest who insist they are AS but i will keep trying. We are sworn enemies now. Good riddance and welcome to Hell! It's a pity all those toys thinking they were Kings. Wake up gentlemen. You all forgot about Dream way back then but he STILL lives with me and YNN. I'm Filipino. I'm Mongoooooooalian. In my hood, I'm King Khan (not a Queen like Sundance) and you are about to feel my wrath. All day everyday.

Later: had a conversation with Phresh and he had a lot of questions about why but in the end he understood where I've been coming from. Kingships do not just come from skills, especially just having the best handwriting...see, though I got an education in Cali, I mostly value what I learned from Seen, Gaze, The Bronx in general, but Per and Stem...and I tried with Sundance, even bought him a RT plane ticket to visit NYC that cost me a lot of money which he didn't even use and that he let just expire a year later. Why should I lend any support to people who just make my obvious destiny meaningless, illegal and juvenile? Why should I let my scroll reading "Abolish Stereotypes" become worthless? Crew should be even more protected than regular friends because they are crew because they have your back just as fiercely. I felt nothing but violated by AS. And they're supposed to be crew? How am I supposed to protect or defend violators? Why should I be on a crew that defends Ezra (Ezra called AS All Souls...that guru Ass Sucka tried to claim the Temple of Hiphop was in it with him and that he was part of TC5 while saying he wasn't a graffiti artist. He thought he could try to bluff a Mason while he attacked my character. I know Juice and Totem wouldn't have approved of him wielding his power claiming community like that...They're original members of TC5.) when he was the one who was mean and selfish and only teaches people to be selfish with his own actions and now the art scene here is full of toys like him who think anyone can be a graff artist and so they paint in latex and dream of being in galleries like Barry McGee (Twist THR). There had also been a rash of racist vandalism since AS got on the Ezra Art Star-wannabe kick about the time that Mike Dream got shot in the head. Spar and I were talking and he remarked that graff made race relations in NYC much better. In the East Bay, there is a lot of racism and I blame AS for losing their heart for the streets just because they wanted fame and money. [On a side note about Barry...I'm disappointed in the first person who ever showed me "Style Wars" when he was going to SFState. He took so much from Brazil, never gave any credit to the Brazilians and then got famous and now has prodigies like KKK-aty who bombed the opera house.] And so I'm the one to be made to look like a crazy person? AS also put on toy Jennell Belt who was a regular SWF to me aka Sap, Rape and finally Manifest/Math. Like I said before, good riddance to all that white trash and noise! Stem, he said, "take care." and he taught me to, so that is why he is crew and one of the best friends I defend with my life because it is my honor.
Stem did this painting and it meant a lot to me.This is a progress shot of my 'Abolish STereotypes' painting which is about 5'x4'.

Note: in remembrance of Honore Daumier

For Sgt. Fish and Pat

Text added 5/27/11: Phresh said he wanted to hit up "abolish stereotypes" too. I told him he could hit it up but never when he hits up AS or any props to AS and he has to spell out the whole thing in a scroll too. If I had to go to medical school to defeat some of these toys, I would.

1AM Gallery on Howard and 6th in SF...

I review this place as the wackest gallery/paint dealer I've ever been to. At first glance, it was looking like a good spot, it sells Montana and caters to graffiti artists...or so I thought. Unfortunately the trendy ignorant girl behind the counter gave me attitude when I was trying to set something special up because i was getting married and then the owner Roman allowed her to be that way to me and was such a toy. I had asked her just who it was that bought paint there. When I first arrived in Cali, I spent money in there. This gallery is in MY hood. I live in this hood I'm sure unlike them. If it is the last place in this city to buy paint, I'll order online first. (Yes, i believe will be my destination for my quinciera supplies. I've gotta lot of love for Tuff City, once upon a time Bomb the System and 12ozprophet, but i've ordered from Artprimo in the past and they're effortless and deliver straight to your door with a wide selection. This is info for people in areas with either no stores or only wack paint stores or dealers so you can take out the middleman. I had to deal with that once. Kem5 was a toy Belton dealer in Boston.) Who the f*ck is Roman anyway? Just some trendy Art-Thug Snob fool toy capitalizing off my people, not his. Once in awhile, I make a promise to go outside of their shows just to see what kind of toys show up. My Dad would expect that of me. BAD. I'm gonna burn Rome down.

Another thing, those snakes at 1AM Gallery better not bite off my pizza boxes which I served them with. Mike WOULD say, "Eat it, BIOTCH!" Isn't that right, 1AM?

Ces in my hood...right across the street...

PS Thanks to Goat Hill Pizza for the free pizza.
PPS Thanks to Pizza Orgasmica for the free pizza also.

Friday, April 08, 2011

What! I'm Listening to...(Part 14)

Hey there...New recommends for some good tunes...Check out Jacob Miller for that reggae goodness...That one's by Luis from Division X (check out 'What You Riding For')...A recommend from DJ Skeme Richards is the Mad Lads, a 1960's R&B soul group...Really good one too...My man is an avid ICP fan, though he has forgiven me for being an Eminem listener because I knew Eminem from the NYC underground back in the day before he became famous...I've been personally listening to Supertramp a lot after my stay with the Catholics in Manila...


This is the critical year prior to my 12-year zodiac cycle of which I am a water rat...Egypt has declared democracy after 30 years...I do believe this is all because the Bushes are finally out of power in the White House/CIA...Yemen is off the hook...Libya too...and then of course the tsunami and quakes in Japan...I'm worried for a couple of old roomies that I love very much and haven't heard from...however a high school mate is okay living in Southern countryside outside of Tokyo...I don't know what to think about the world at this moment except to say that God is not all good sometimes...but maybe with the Bushes being out of office (they should go to hell for all the irreparable damage they have done in destroying this country's citizens and also allowing power to go to dictators so much in other countries by their hands...), things will right themselves...

FIVE PTS. to be demolished...

Street Art Mecca Five Pointz To Be Demolished

from The Huffington Post | Melinda Brocka First Posted: 03- 9-11 06:34 AM | Updated: 03- 9-11 06:34 AM

New York graffiti Mecca Five Pointz will soon be razed and replaced with high rises and a luxury shopping mall.

Owner Jerry Wolkoff has allowed street artists to create art on the walls of the former warehouse in Long Island since 1993. Marlon Bishop for WNYC reported Wolkoff intends to submit formal redevelopment plans for the $350 project within two weeks. In addition to the residential buildings and commercial spaces, the plans include studio spaces for artists and a wall for graffiti artists to use.

The announcement came as a surprise to graffiti artist Jonathan Cohen, known as Meres, who runs Five Pointz. Following the outpouring of support after the proposal was announced, Meres posted the following response on the Five Pointz website:

The recently announced development plans to convert 5 Pointz into a high-rise residential tower and luxury shopping mall came as a great surprise to us all. We wish we could answer all of your questions and concerns right now but the truth is we were just as surprised by the news as everybody else. Over the past decade Jerry Wolkoff has given us the opportunity to transform the warehouse at Jackson and Crane into 5 Pointz known to you all as the graffiti Mecca, a spot Jerry himself has referred to as a great place.

All we can do right now is sit tight and prepare for the new season, we have walls to fix and materials to acquire in order to welcome you all for our re-opening.

Five Pointz is an outdoor exhibition space displaying the creations of hundreds of graffiti artists. The 200,000 square foot former warehouse currently houses 200 artist studios. The name refers to the coming together of the five New York boroughs, but the space has attracted global attention.

>>>This is the year of my quinciera of painting at what is Five Points now, to be gone, formerly Phun Phactory...Pretty ironic...Turn, turn, seasons turn...Change is the only thing that is to be expected in life, I guess...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Online MSW at USC?

Thinkin' about the online MSW program at USC right now...Hmmm...It costs the same as onsite without having to go to classes and they work with agencies within my community...Don't know if I can afford it, but they are a top ten for social work school in the country...Don't know if I'm disciplined enough to handle an online education though the idea that we won't have to move anywhere for my education is a big plus, not to mention that I'll be doing all those field placement hours on top of school, so maybe eliminating travel time to a campus is a plus too...I'd like to stay in SF for awhile.

I'm gonna apply and if it works out, then school starts in March of 2011, and if it doesn't then I will continue on with my first choice and apply next year since the deadline for scholarships is only a few days away now and life has been too stressful for me this year as is, Washington University's George Warren Brown School for a MSW in Mental Health.