Archinect - SCI-Arc (Kim) 2022-11-26T03:19:48-05:00 https://archinect.com/blog/article/21451399/verona-to-vienna verona to vienna kim l. 2007-03-14T15:20:49-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>wow they still haven't kicked me off this thing yet for blog with fewest entries.<br><br> it is amazing the type of solace you can get from a big city.<br><br> our first study trip began with a small detour. verona, where we saw 2 works by carlo scarpa, the renovation of the castelvecchio and after, the banca popolare. the detailing of the projects, but especially of the bank, are so amazing its nauseating. friend A best describes it as "so sexy it makes you want to lick it." a short peep at juliet's balcony and some went to touch her "heart" for some good luck in love. 3 carnevale-filled days in venice followed. aside from the city being filled with tired feet and unbelievable crowds, venice was a maze of old elegance. you could walk through an alley that seemed to lead to nowhere but into a dead end canal or sometimes you got lucky and it opened into a wide plaza. i'd say the best part about venice is the mystery is seems to keep, even when you've spent 3 days trying to figure it out. looking a...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21451933/che-bello che bello! kim l. 2007-01-15T12:14:25-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>ah yes vico morcote atlast.<br><br> considering i only wrote 3 entries last semester, i have set a new year's goal of surpassing that number, but by how much i'm not so sure...so maybe 4 this time.<br><br> if 2gbers have not forgotten i still write in this thing every so often, greetings and salutations! i've been eating alot of cheese, and you guessed it, IT'S DELICIOUS! i had tiramisu last night and damn it was BOMB! they have 2 little kitties that wander town, but they definitely do not replace butters and sadie. i miss them =\<br><br><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/358163241_cfc9709e12.jpg?v=0"><br><br> for non-2gb folks, i'm studying abroad this semester in vico morcote switzerland, which is located in the only italian speaking canton, and near the italian border. i am located uphill from lago di vico, about 10 km from lugano, 40 min from milan, and a few time zones from LA.<br><br><a href="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/141/355689680_2655760366.jpg?v=0" target="_blank">panoramic of the view from my window</a><br><br> vico morcote lies high up the mountain side of a misty valley. the streets are lined in stone and the alley ways are narrow and arched. the town is small, qui...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21451749/normality normality. kim l. 2006-11-13T03:21:20-05:00 >2022-07-15T02:01:08-04:00 <p>when a person makes a conscience decision to return to school, he/she realizes the sacrifices that must be made. when one decides to choose architecture as this endeavor, one pretty much prepares for the break-up speech with one's life that very day. <br><br> "we had a great run, you and i. all those reckless nights of nonsensical bar hopping, those days shopping for cheap bargains at sample sales, frozen yogurt at 2 in the afternoon on a <a href="http://www.nbc.com/Video/videos/snl_1432_narnia.shtml" target="_blank">lazy sunday</a>, rolling around in bed till noon, nice home cooked meals, nights at the theatre, seinfeld marathons, lost marathons. remember the great times in vegas? wow those 4am steak n' eggs deals were awesome! remember those great nights at the abbey with those marvelous mojitos? all those hot (though gay) men we got to gawk at. i've loved you my whole life...but alas we must part. please...turn away..i don't want you to see my tears...perhaps when the time is right, we can reunite and reignite our relationship. but things are difficult right now...its ...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21451631/blah blah kim l. 2006-10-22T05:03:35-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:07-04:00 <p>i am tired. so tired.<br><br> i promise i will write more, picture more, eat more, and most importantly, do more. in this case, more is more.</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21451437/simple simple. kim l. 2006-09-26T03:44:19-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <p>after an extremely long night of working on huge ass 1/4" models (monsters!) and plans, there's nothing like a nice bowl of pho to smash the woes of the weekend.<br><br> i started the entry thinking of all the things i could possibly write about, but i neither have the brain function nor the ability to sound coherent, so i'll leave it simple. memories have always been nice to look back on...and for me, require little effort if the memories are at the extreme good/bad.<br><br> i'll start at the bad. i remember the beginning of 1ga, the slap in the face with the reality of studio life and the next 3 yrs. the panics that come the night before deadlines, the familiarity with the software and new lingo used by faculty (i.e. pita's "articulation" and rocha's "soid"). the overall comprehension of architectural jargon. hardcore softech deadlines and demands, body aches of all-nighters and countless times of cold/flu. there just never seems to be enough vitamin c to prevent it.<br><br> and now the good. the avai...</p> https://archinect.com/blog/article/21451255/bad-gas bad gas kim l. 2006-09-05T23:42:40-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://static.flickr.com/61/204596446_30e589d0ba.jpg?v=0"><br><br> i woke up this morning with a case of really bad gas. now, i'm not quite sure if it was from the awesome triple cream brie i ate last night (that's been known to be the cause in my past experience), or the glass noodles i made for dinner (less likely). OR it could be that i realized just before bed how much of a commitment i have put myself into by doing this blog. i don't know about the rest of you folks, but ever since i enrolled as an m.Arch, i have become the biggest commitment-phobe. you would think that a long string of bad male "companions" would do the trick, but no no, all it takes is a yr of arch school. often my response has been "can't make it, i'll be in studio." there's nothing like the fear of commitment that'll give me a bad case of good ol flatulence.<br><br> in other news, i've been calling the facilities manager B about every other day. the poor man has never met me, and he already knows my voice better than the last guy i dated. these calls, of course, are made in ord...