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YooTV: NjS "Limelight" Featuring Aye Song

Posted By Sara Yoo on Aug 20, 2012 at 11:08PM

I've spoken at length about my brother and his aptitude for music (one that I clearly did not inherit). Now he and Aki have produced their first music video which is pretty darn professional-looking* . . . and if you haven't heard it already, the song's pretty awesome, too.

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*Especially in light of the fact that said video was shot in a UC Irvine parking lot and in his campus apartment.

Filed in: Family, Music | Tagged with: NjS, Limelight, hip hop

Project Pigeon Eradication

Posted By Sara Yoo on Jun 25, 2012 at 9:57PM
Project Pigeon Eradication
By definition, Jack Russell Terriers are the perfect companions for hunting small game. Of course, by definition, they are also supposed to do most of the dirty work. Lily chooses to take a more supervisory approach.
Filed in: Lily, Family | Tagged with: housework, dogs

Happy 93rd Grandma!

Posted By Sara Yoo on Jun 24, 2012 at 3:40PM

In the Limelight

Posted By Sara Yoo on May 10, 2012 at 5:53PM

A few months ago, I posted about a contest my very talented brother entered with a Theophilus London remix he created. No, he didn't win (he came in 7th — still not bad!), but he was such a fan favorite that the hosting website interviewed him in a feature on its blog!

It just goes to show that even when you think you know someone, they can still surprise you. It goes without saying that I think my brother is way smart, way talented, and way interesting. But this interview really showcases his passion for music and its social and cultural significance (and gals, he's totally pro-feminism . . . just saying).

Anyway, I've bragged enough for one post, so I'll just leave you with proof of his continued musical genius. Here's his latest EP, Limelight, as one half of NjS, a hip hop duo he formed with his buddy Kuga. Oh, and if you want to date my brother, clearly it helps if you're a female rapper!

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Filed in: Family, Music | Tagged with: NjS, Flow Zen, robby, Theophilus London, contests

Rock the Vote (the Remix)

Posted By Sara Yoo on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:30PM

If you haven't done so already, please vote for this remix! There are just a few hours left . . .

You know, they say that it's tough being the younger sibling because of the lofty precedents left to you by your older brother or sister. That may have been the case — in high school — but I have to say that being the older, less talented sibling to a gifted, creatively-minded younger brother isn't a walk in the park.

After mastering the bass guitar in middle school, making the speed dial list of every private school dance coordinator in San Francisco for his mad DJ skills, and spittin' rhymes at Tokyo's hottest nightclubs, he's onto the next stage in his musical development: digital remix and beats composition. (Mind you, he's still a full-time college student at UC Irvine — now do you understand my older sibling complex??) Seriously, listen to this track:

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Theophilus London - All Around The World (Flow Zen Dubstep Remix) by FlowZenMusic

Vote for this track at Talenthouse.

I normally don't use this blog as a marketing platform, unless you construe photos of my dog's antics as a public service announcement promoting odd canine behavior, but I'm making an exception because he could really use your help. He's a finalist in a contest that — if he wins — will allow him to work with some serious talent and decision makers in the music industry. And all you have to do is vote for his track which you've just listened to and undoubtedly think is dope (clearly we are from different generations). You can vote twice (once using your Facebook account and once via Twitter), and it will take only seconds out of your day. And the reward? Listening to the radio in the not-so-distant future and hearing the fly beats of an artist you helped get there (I'll throw in some autographs and concert tickets when he makes it big).

Thank you in advance! VOTE NOW

Filed in: Family, Music | Tagged with: Flow Zen, robby, Theophilus London, vote, contests

My Parents: Neighborhood Vigilantes (Part II)

Posted By Sara Yoo on Apr 30, 2011 at 8:44PM

Now that both of my parents are retired, my friends often ask me, "Well, what do they do to stay busy?" Most retirees I know find hobbies: they take up golf or ballroom dancing, they book cruises to exotic places, they join bridge groups and book clubs. My parents? <a target="_self" href="FW-Action-News-Star-11782570">They rid the world of dangerous prescription drugs</a>. Apparently, what you don't see in this video is the spandex uniform and cape that my mom wears as she leaps around the Richmond District prying Vicodin bottles out of the hands of teenage abusers. And then she goes home to bake a casserole.

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Snowy Saturdays

Posted By Sara Yoo on Feb 28, 2011 at 1:38PM

It threatens to snow in San Francisco only once in 20-30 years. And even when it does snow, it occurs in the form of a frosty dusting on the tops of the tallest of the City's many hills. This past Saturday, they were talking about snow on Twin Peaks which happens to be the next hill over from us, so the logical conclusion was that we Forest Hill denizens would wake up to a winter wonderland beyond our front doors. marketman and I had already planned to have 11 of my cousins over for dinner and game night that day, and the menu? A snow day-friendly meal of barbecue.

To our credit, when we made these plans it was a balmy 70 degrees outside -- even our plum tree got tricked into blooming early, and now it's shivering its lovely little blossoms all over our driveway -- so grilling a few whiskey-drizzled pork loins wrapped in bacon seemed like an excellent plan. In the end, no harm, no foul: the sky stayed clear, the temperature never dropped below 50 degrees, and our two little piggies snuggled cozy and warm (and tipsy) over indirect heat.

Filed in: Home, Food | Tagged with: bbq on snow days, pork loin, family, bbq

FW: Action News Star

Posted By Sara Yoo on Nov 2, 2010 at 1:08PM

My family leads a pretty quiet existence. So when my dad happened to run into the ABC-7 camera crew at a drug drop-off (no, not THOSE kind of drugs) on Geary Street, news got around to the rest of the family pretty quickly. In fact, it was my uncle in Moraga who tracked down the clip online. For anyone who knows him, this segment is classic Dad (I love you, Daddy!!). For those who don't, hint: he is not the cop, nor the guy being taken away in handcuffs.

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(This actually appeared on the news several weeks ago, but I just remembered to post it.)

Filed in: Family | Tagged with: action news star, abc7 news

Grandma Says: "Go Giants!"

Posted By Sara Yoo on Oct 20, 2010 at 7:05PM

My grandma is a sports superfan. She said it all started because she was the only girl in a family of 8 kids, so if she wanted company, she had to grab a mitt and play outfield. She rarely misses a Cal football or Giants baseball game, and while Mom and I were giggling our way through the canned meats aisle at Super Wal-Mart, Grandma was planted in front of the TV watching tonight's playoff game against the Phillies. That's precisely where we found her when we got home!


Happy Birthday, Grandma

Posted By Sara Yoo on Sep 5, 2010 at 8:05PM

Most 91-year-olds don't need much when they reach that age. Maybe a new pair of house slippers or a replenished bottle of their favorite fragrance. Our grandma got a brand new, Windows 7-enabled PC. And with 10 minutes worth of tutorials from marketman, she was off and running, browsing and emailing like a fish in water!

Filed in: Family | Tagged with: Grandmas new PC, marysville, grandma, computers

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