1. The last day of rex 365 and I end it with me. when i started rex 365, it  was just something to keep me interested in my days. i was feeling  really restless with work and life, and had to do something to get me  inspired again. Since being a quarter century old is a benchmark feat, i  copied an idea from my friend steph zhu who worked on a project where  she took a “photo a day” and set out to document my 25th year of  existence. Yeah, it was going to be tough to take pictures every single  day when you have no interest in photography or have any photography  skill, but I had to do something to shake up life. as the project moved  along, and life was literally changing before my eyes, and i had the  photographic evidence. if you looked at the pics from beginning  to end, you can see how life changed, how I observed things, what new  individuals were coming into my life, and what I found interesting.  Personally I felt that this project really opened my eyes to the world  in front of me, pushing me to be more observant and motivating me to set  out and look for interesting things to fill my daily schedule. one  lesson I learned from this project is that you’re the boss of your life,  you control everything.One of the main reasons we take  photographs is to capture a moment, hoping to preserve the memory. I can  look at every single picture and tell you what happened at that moment  when I took that picture. I can tell you what I did every single day for  a year, from the big things like attending coachella to insignificant  things like having a frozen burrito for dinner because I messed up on a  mac n cheese recipe. I don’t know about you, but that’s a pretty big  feat when I’m alive for, now, 26 years and I can only recall 30% of it. i  really feel that if i had not done this project, I would not be where  i’m at right now, I might be still stuck in milpitas, doing the same  routine everyday. so if you need to spark up your life, get your camera,  and pay more attention to what you do everyday.  try it, see what you  discover about yourself.

    The last day of rex 365 and I end it with me. when i started rex 365, it was just something to keep me interested in my days. i was feeling really restless with work and life, and had to do something to get me inspired again. Since being a quarter century old is a benchmark feat, i copied an idea from my friend steph zhu who worked on a project where she took a “photo a day” and set out to document my 25th year of existence. Yeah, it was going to be tough to take pictures every single day when you have no interest in photography or have any photography skill, but I had to do something to shake up life. as the project moved along, and life was literally changing before my eyes, and i had the photographic evidence.

    if you looked at the pics from beginning to end, you can see how life changed, how I observed things, what new individuals were coming into my life, and what I found interesting. Personally I felt that this project really opened my eyes to the world in front of me, pushing me to be more observant and motivating me to set out and look for interesting things to fill my daily schedule. one lesson I learned from this project is that you’re the boss of your life, you control everything.

    One of the main reasons we take photographs is to capture a moment, hoping to preserve the memory. I can look at every single picture and tell you what happened at that moment when I took that picture. I can tell you what I did every single day for a year, from the big things like attending coachella to insignificant things like having a frozen burrito for dinner because I messed up on a mac n cheese recipe. I don’t know about you, but that’s a pretty big feat when I’m alive for, now, 26 years and I can only recall 30% of it.
    i really feel that if i had not done this project, I would not be where i’m at right now, I might be still stuck in milpitas, doing the same routine everyday. so if you need to spark up your life, get your camera, and pay more attention to what you do everyday. try it, see what you discover about yourself.

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  2. coachella day 3. watched: deloran, wiz khalifa, nas & damian marley, death from above, duran duran, the strokes, and kanyeive  been a kanye fan for about 10 years now and watching his growth into a  global figure is like watching your kid grow up. i remember telling  people about this guy named kanye west making soulful beats after  hearing his production for “watcha gonna do” by shyne. when the college  dropout mixtape came out, i stayed on the hype machine, telling people  that this man kanye is going to be a star even before his debut album  dropped. 5 classic albums later, the hype came true. i’ve always liked  kanye for a few reasons. first, obviously, is the music. he always made  music that I could relate too, from working at dead end job, trying to  figure out what to do with life, heartbreak, triumph, success, failure   etc. for every feeling or mindstate i experience, i can pinpoint it to a  kanye song. he just makes classic materialing. second, i really respect  his work effort, creativity, innovation, and self confidence. he’s not  afraid to be himself and do things his way. He’s my favorite artist of  all time.i waited 7 hours for his Coachella set. i stood/sat in  one area, endured extreme heat, had little food/ water to consume  fearing that i’ll lose my spot if i left, survived mosh pits and  suffocating crowds, and even lost a t shirt just to get a good spot to  see the show. after witnessing his epic performance, I actually felt  great amount of joy, something that I haven’t felt in a long time. Call  it an early bday present.

    coachella day 3. watched: deloran, wiz khalifa, nas & damian marley, death from above, duran duran, the strokes, and kanye

    ive been a kanye fan for about 10 years now and watching his growth into a global figure is like watching your kid grow up. i remember telling people about this guy named kanye west making soulful beats after hearing his production for “watcha gonna do” by shyne. when the college dropout mixtape came out, i stayed on the hype machine, telling people that this man kanye is going to be a star even before his debut album dropped. 5 classic albums later, the hype came true. i’ve always liked kanye for a few reasons. first, obviously, is the music. he always made music that I could relate too, from working at dead end job, trying to figure out what to do with life, heartbreak, triumph, success, failure etc. for every feeling or mindstate i experience, i can pinpoint it to a kanye song. he just makes classic materialing. second, i really respect his work effort, creativity, innovation, and self confidence. he’s not afraid to be himself and do things his way. He’s my favorite artist of all time.

    i waited 7 hours for his Coachella set. i stood/sat in one area, endured extreme heat, had little food/ water to consume fearing that i’ll lose my spot if i left, survived mosh pits and suffocating crowds, and even lost a t shirt just to get a good spot to see the show. after witnessing his epic performance, I actually felt great amount of joy, something that I haven’t felt in a long time. Call it an early bday present.

    2 years ago  /  1 note

  3. coachella day 2. acts saw: arcade fire, mumford & sons, empire of  the sun, steve angello, eryka badhu, chuckie, raphael saddiq, lil  b….it was hot as hell this daythe sahara tent is the  predominant electro tent and is always packed. shows how much popularity  electro has gained, as a good portion of festival goers will stick in  this area (and believe me when i saw, there are hellllla people in this  tent). plus the light technology is crazy or as tom would say “give you  an eye f*ck”. i usually end the night at the sahara as a way to pick up  my energy level. i literally dozed off during the arcade fire set (sorry  to those that say it was the best performance of the weekend), so to  reenergize myself, i checked out steve angello.

    coachella day 2. acts saw: arcade fire, mumford & sons, empire of the sun, steve angello, eryka badhu, chuckie, raphael saddiq, lil b….it was hot as hell this day

    the sahara tent is the predominant electro tent and is always packed. shows how much popularity electro has gained, as a good portion of festival goers will stick in this area (and believe me when i saw, there are hellllla people in this tent). plus the light technology is crazy or as tom would say “give you an eye f*ck”. i usually end the night at the sahara as a way to pick up my energy level. i literally dozed off during the arcade fire set (sorry to those that say it was the best performance of the weekend), so to reenergize myself, i checked out steve angello.

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  4. coachella day 1. acts saw: kings of leon, black keys, chemical bros,  lauryn hill, cee lo, boys noize, afrojack, odd future, black joe lewis  and the honey bears, skrillex….pretty good for a first day. pic  is from the skrillex set, as people go pretty h.a.m for dubstep, which  isnt my cup of tea. i just wanted a head start in position for the odd  future set that followed (which dissapointed me)

    coachella day 1. acts saw: kings of leon, black keys, chemical bros, lauryn hill, cee lo, boys noize, afrojack, odd future, black joe lewis and the honey bears, skrillex….pretty good for a first day.

    pic is from the skrillex set, as people go pretty h.a.m for dubstep, which isnt my cup of tea. i just wanted a head start in position for the odd future set that followed (which dissapointed me)

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  5. @ coachella. after a two hour drive, and  about another 2 hours of security checks to get into the campgrounds, we  finally made it in. the site of the festival is huge, which makes sense  since over 100K people attend it. it was crazy how many different  people from all walks of life converge in one plot of land in the middle  of the desert.

    @ coachella. after a two hour drive, and about another 2 hours of security checks to get into the campgrounds, we finally made it in. the site of the festival is huge, which makes sense since over 100K people attend it. it was crazy how many different people from all walks of life converge in one plot of land in the middle of the desert.

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  6. @ the roosevelt. allan flew in and took him  for a night out in hollywood. the hotel probably has one of the highest  concentration of hot girls of anywhere in la.

    @ the roosevelt. allan flew in and took him for a night out in hollywood. the hotel probably has one of the highest concentration of hot girls of anywhere in la.

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  7. was wandering around downtown and saw a pretty cool fountain

    was wandering around downtown and saw a pretty cool fountain

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  8. attended a speaking engagement led by the  creator of vice magazine, shane smith. dude probably lived one of the  most interesting lives ever. infiltrating north korea, hanging with  african cannibals, being able to develop so many innovating media  outlets.  i learned quite a lot from his stories, which can be used for  the uncvr blog. shoutout to steven for the hookup to this event.

    attended a speaking engagement led by the creator of vice magazine, shane smith. dude probably lived one of the most interesting lives ever. infiltrating north korea, hanging with african cannibals, being able to develop so many innovating media outlets. i learned quite a lot from his stories, which can be used for the uncvr blog. shoutout to steven for the hookup to this event.

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  9. went to valley fair to see if theres  anything good before i head to the airport and i run into the basegod  lil b. this pic should be framed in the museum of swag for the  ridiculous amount of swag in it

    went to valley fair to see if theres anything good before i head to the airport and i run into the basegod lil b. this pic should be framed in the museum of swag for the ridiculous amount of swag in it

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  10. @the parlor. back in the bay for one night. it was like an old school davis party with the amount of familiar faces in the spot. especially the most loveliest girl on planet earth, joanne.

    @the parlor. back in the bay for one night. it was like an old school davis party with the amount of familiar faces in the spot. especially the most loveliest girl on planet earth, joanne.

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