a red wheel barrow

Posted in Inspiring by peterchunmaowu on January 31, 2010

so much depends


a red wheel


glazed with rain


beside the white


– William Carlos Williams


TED: A Single Story

Posted in Inspiring by peterchunmaowu on January 14, 2010

Cosmos Remix

Posted in Inspiring, Music Video, Neat Video by peterchunmaowu on October 20, 2009

Carl Sagan is the mother fuckin best.

Family Portrait

Posted in Art, Books, Consumption, Inspiring, Neat Video by peterchunmaowu on September 17, 2009

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Hey kids, check out this great little documentary directed by Lance Bangs about my absolute most favorite store in Los Angeles. Weee

436 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036-1717
(323) 782-9221

Please Vote For Me

Posted in Educational, Film, Inspiring by peterchunmaowu on September 17, 2009

I saw this on one of the WHOLPHIN DVD’s last year and enjoyed it tremendously. Its cute, funny, enlightening, and moving. CHECK IT OUT.

Here is a better written post about the film via

Published August 31, 2009 by Graham


Capturing an intimate look at China’s first ever elementary school class election, Weijun Chen’s 2007 documentary Please Vote For Me is a surprisingly enthralling and emotional little film. Thankfully avoiding the easy route of superfluous historical exposition and grandiose politicizing, the film focuses not on the nation of China but on three very different children who have been thrust into an unfamiliar political framework.

While each candidate struggles for power, they exhibit familiar dark human impulses that are somehow rendered shocking in their tangibility. These are children old enough to think complex, sometimes manipulative thoughts, and yet too young to be covert about them. As a result, we’re treated to a brutally honest peek at the mechanics behind human relationships, and a portrait of childhood that’s at once adorable and disheartening.

If you have a Netflix account, Please Vote For Me is available to stream instantly for free.


Posted in Film, Inspiring by peterchunmaowu on August 20, 2009

Two new trailers from two of the best directors alive today. Michael Haneke and Werner Herzog.

White Ribbon directed by Michael Haneke

My Son, Son, What have Ye Done? directed by Werner Herzog (produced by David Lynch) OH MAN!