Name: neener
School: USC Marshall School of Business
Status: Employed...finally
E-mail: Click here!
Reason for blogging: I'm incredibly self-absorbed.
I'm listening to...
::"Stay Beautiful," The Last Goodnight
::"Spaceman," The Killers
::"Green Light," John Legend
::"Superstar," Lupe Fiasco

I'm watching...
::The Office

I'm reading...
::Taiwan, A Political History, by Denny Roy
::The Devil and Miss Prym, by Paulo Coehlo

I've just seen...
::Slumdog Millionaire
::I Love You, Man
::The Reader
06/01/2003 - 07/01/2003
07/01/2003 - 08/01/2003
08/01/2003 - 09/01/2003
09/01/2003 - 10/01/2003
10/01/2003 - 11/01/2003
11/01/2003 - 12/01/2003
12/01/2003 - 01/01/2004
01/01/2004 - 02/01/2004
02/01/2004 - 03/01/2004
03/01/2004 - 04/01/2004
04/01/2004 - 05/01/2004
05/01/2004 - 06/01/2004
06/01/2004 - 07/01/2004
07/01/2004 - 08/01/2004
08/01/2004 - 09/01/2004
09/01/2004 - 10/01/2004
10/01/2004 - 11/01/2004
11/01/2004 - 12/01/2004
12/01/2004 - 01/01/2005
01/01/2005 - 02/01/2005
02/01/2005 - 03/01/2005
03/01/2005 - 04/01/2005
04/01/2005 - 05/01/2005
05/01/2005 - 06/01/2005
06/01/2005 - 07/01/2005
07/01/2005 - 08/01/2005
08/01/2005 - 09/01/2005
09/01/2005 - 10/01/2005
10/01/2005 - 11/01/2005
11/01/2005 - 12/01/2005
12/01/2005 - 01/01/2006
01/01/2006 - 02/01/2006
02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006
03/01/2006 - 04/01/2006
04/01/2006 - 05/01/2006
05/01/2006 - 06/01/2006
06/01/2006 - 07/01/2006
07/01/2006 - 08/01/2006
08/01/2006 - 09/01/2006
09/01/2006 - 10/01/2006
10/01/2006 - 11/01/2006
11/01/2006 - 12/01/2006
12/01/2006 - 01/01/2007
02/01/2007 - 03/01/2007
03/01/2007 - 04/01/2007
04/01/2007 - 05/01/2007
05/01/2007 - 06/01/2007
07/01/2007 - 08/01/2007
08/01/2007 - 09/01/2007
06/01/2008 - 07/01/2008
09/01/2008 - 10/01/2008
10/01/2008 - 11/01/2008
11/01/2008 - 12/01/2008
02/01/2009 - 03/01/2009
03/01/2009 - 04/01/2009
04/01/2009 - 05/01/2009
05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009
06/01/2009 - 07/01/2009
07/01/2009 - 08/01/2009
08/01/2009 - 09/01/2009
09/01/2009 - 10/01/2009
11/01/2009 - 12/01/2009
12/01/2009 - 01/01/2010
02/01/2010 - 03/01/2010
04/01/2010 - 05/01/2010
05/01/2010 - 06/01/2010
06/01/2010 - 07/01/2010
07/01/2010 - 08/01/2010
08/01/2010 - 09/01/2010
09/01/2010 - 10/01/2010
10/01/2010 - 11/01/2010
11/01/2010 - 12/01/2010
07/01/2011 - 08/01/2011
10/01/2011 - 11/01/2011
12/01/2011 - 01/01/2012
02/01/2012 - 03/01/2012
03/01/2012 - 04/01/2012
Saturday, May 29, 2004
I Have Always Depended on the Kindness of Strangers  
Getting around Japan when you have no handy Japanese phrases besides "excuse me," "thank you," and "toilet?" is fun!!! I've been doing a lot of what I call "freestyle" sightseeing. It basically consists of me armed with nothing but a railway map and the name of a city. I walk around and ask strangers where to go and how to get there. It's pretty cool. I went to Hakone and Nara with my freestylin' ways most recently, and they are gorgeous, green places that remind me of the location of The Last Samurai (minus Tom Cruise, but I never liked him much anyway).

Jason and Fumio's wedding ceremony yesterday was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Fumio was absolutely stunning in her kimono, and Sar, Bill, and I were overwhelmed by the graciousness of Jason and Fumio's family. I will try to post pictures somewhere as soon as I get some time. The internet kiosk at the airport is about kick me off, so I gotta jam.

Monday, May 24, 2004
Reunion...And It Feels So Good  
I met up with Sar and Bill in Tokyo and we spent the day at Odaiba, which is an island with really cool modernistic buildings and the Toyota City Showcase. We got to see some awesome cars with amazing new technology, and we also rode a ferris wheel. Being scared of heights, it was a frightening experience, but the view of Tokyo Bay was absolutely amazing, so I'm glad I did it. Till the next time I can find access to the Internet...Over and out.

Sunday, May 23, 2004
Enjoying Tokyo  
I went shopping with Chang and saw Jermaine Dupree at this store called BAPExclusive. Pretty cool. A couple of days later, some people went clubbing in Roppongi and bumped into the Jack and Kelly Osbourne. Unfortunately, TJ was not there to say "hi." Right now, I am extremely frustrated because I can't access my email, which is an extremely bad thing. I am in an internet cafe, and my keyboard is sticky. Knowing what sort of stuff guys like to do at the computer, I think I have to wash my hands now. Gross.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Wherever Chang Goes, Wackiness Follows  
Soooo tired. Got into Japan Saturday evening. On Sunday, we spent the day going to various temples and historical sites before heading back to the hotel to work on my project. We presented our recommendations to Sharp on Monday, and then went to Universal Studios Japan (USJ) to see Celestin present. After the presentation was over, we got to play in the park, which was fun. We rode their Spiderman ride, which was a ride that featured 3-D effect, and got sopping wet at Jurassic Park and Peppermint Patty's Stunt Slide (or something like that). We had to stand in front of the "butt heater" apparatus after our jeans got soaked.

Today, we visited Daikin, a air conditioning unit manufacturer. It was really cool because we got to visit their factory, which was amazing and got to hear an interesting presentation by Daikin about their corporate strategy, which kinda addressed some of the things we've been learning about in class. We then headed to Tokyo and went out together to Gonpachi, which is a place where people can drink and have little dishes, reminiscent of Spanish tapas. The food was good, and more importantly, the sake was good. Chang got pretty drunk and ended up puking on my foot after we finished watching a bunch of our classmates perform karaoke. Scary. I had to call a cab and enlist Aaron to help me get Chang home. Good times, good times.

Thursday, May 13, 2004
You Heard Me. I'm Going to Japan  
Finals are over. All that's left is our PRIME trip!!! I'm heading to Japan to give a presentation to Sharp with suggestions on how they can enter the air purifier market in the US with their air purifiers featuring Plasmacluster technology. My team made sample print ads and even shot a sample TV ad. Yeah, I know. We're just that cool.

Lately, I've been so stressed with finals and projects (even this one) that I've been unable to feel at all excited about this trip. But as we near the home stretch, that excitement is finally here. My teammates have been talking about watching some sumo wrestling, and Chang-er and I are ready to make our Japanese karaoke debut. Yeah, Japan had better watch out, 'cause here we come!

Monday, May 10, 2004
I'm pretty tired from Saturday's festivities, which included checking out Shimi's new pad and dancing at A.D. til the wee hours of the morning. In between stuff that I had to do on Sunday, I just napped. And still I'm tired. And now it's 3 in the morning on Monday, and I'm just getting started on studying for our leadership class. D'oh!

Sunday, May 02, 2004
And They Call It Puppy Love  
Overheard on Art Laboe's Sunday Special on Hot 92 Jamz: "I love you a lot. And if you play on me, I'll pop you in the face." Awesome.

I Never Thought I Would Hear It on TV..  
"In the case of an erection lasting more than 4 hours, please seek immediate medical attention." Dang.

Powered by Blogger Get your own blog!

 Stay updated. Subscribe.

 Stay updated. Add this feed to My Yahoo!
When I learn a new word, I'll put it here so you can learn too!

EBITAS (noun):
Abbreviation for "Earnings Before Income Tax, Amortization, and SGARA." Next week, find out what SGARA is.

Click here for previous "new words."
For B-School Applicants signup
MBA Admissions Wire::Blogger details the application experience
BusinessWeek B-Schools::B-school profiles and more...
BW B-School Forums::chat with applicants, students, and alums (user registration required)
Más Kapital::cool new zine that looks at business in a new light

News Sites
BusinessWeek (BW)
Financial Times (FT)
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)

BusinessWeek '02
Financial Times '03 (pdf)
U.S. News & World Report '04 (need to pay for premium to get detailed info)

School Links
Marshall School of Business at USC

For Procrastination
Bored at Work
Eric Conveys an Emotion::Funny site (Flash required)

My Webpages Portal for all things neener
Relentless Fury::I rant about stuff
Art of Leisure::Stuff I like
This web site was made with...
Adobe Illustrator
::for making graphics
Adobe Photoshop
::for making graphics
::a blogging tool
::for coding HTML
© All rights reserved.