4 months ago
bobaguys:
Ichi-go Ichi-e: one chance, one encounter.
The phrase harks directly from Chado—the Zen way of tea. It means when we sit down for tea, alone or with another, all we have is this one, this single chance meeting. It has never existed before. It will never exist again. So let’s be fully present to it. Drinking tea in this manner improves our awareness and leads to more mindfulness in every facet of life.
We are currently offering our own Boba Guys Blend of looseleaf black tea, exclusively at our Mission shop. This is the same great black tea blend that we brew for our original milk tea in our own store, but now you can brew it at home! Just add milk.

bobaguys:

Ichi-go Ichi-e: one chance, one encounter.

The phrase harks directly from Chado—the Zen way of tea. It means when we sit down for tea, alone or with another, all we have is this one, this single chance meeting. It has never existed before. It will never exist again. So let’s be fully present to it. Drinking tea in this manner improves our awareness and leads to more mindfulness in every facet of life.

We are currently offering our own Boba Guys Blend of looseleaf black tea, exclusively at our Mission shop. This is the same great black tea blend that we brew for our original milk tea in our own store, but now you can brew it at home! Just add milk.

George Clooney in W Magazine, getting the Kusama treatment.

Yayoi Kusama’s installation at the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea features 75 colored LED bulbs in a mirror-lined room. A guest begins his allotted 45 seconds in the piece, called “Infinity Mirrored Room — The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away,” as Paul Nissenbaum keeps time.

4 months ago
Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call, go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign cause it might never come, don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really. Cite Arrow Harvey Milk  (Source: cite-belle, via thatkindofwoman)
bobaguys:
Brains & Creativity: A Work In Progress
Along with the first rainfall in what seemed like months, this past Tuesday, San Francisco also welcomed Chef René Redzepi to town. The founder and head chef of Noma, the current number two on The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, came to the Castro Theater to present his newest work. The book, A Work in Progress, actually is more of a visually stunning collection of three works; one part cookbook, one part coffee-table collection and one part personal journal. The journal aspect was the heart of Tuesday evenings talk highlighting personal narratives of failure, fear and most importantly creativity. 
Lars Ulrich of Metallica introduced the night by discussing how he tried to answer Redzepi’s question “What is creativity?”. Ulrich’s essay “Unafraid,” which is the introduction to the book series, answered just this. Regardless of the medium, creativity comes from overcoming fear; from being unafraid. Redzepi took the stage shortly after and in between a tidal wave of unexpected profanity, he shared select intimate stories from a surprisingly low point in his life. 
From this pit, he shed light on some moments where creativity somehow flourished. “Trash Cooking” was an exercise in using ingredients that would normally just be thrown out during the winter in Copenhagen. Example? Lamb’s brain. The chefs spent days learning about this forgotten part: figuring out what it was made of, how it functioned and how it was used in other cultures. After many failed ideas and attempts, like having the skull be the vessel of plating and frying it in thin slices like bacon, Noma tried a ‘brain spread.’ The brain was pureed, ridding it of any textural turnoffs, and served with grilled pieces of bread. After much work, the brain ultimately became a “Trash Cooking” success. 

"If we’re not failing, it means we’re not pushing hard enough." 

To balance failure, perfection, and innovation is an obsessive process. Redezepi said, “Success is a marvelous thing, but it can also be dangerous and limiting…We’d always put all our efforts in people and creativity not commodities.”
Having fun, giving a damn, and working hard everyday seems to be the key to keeping creativity and innovation alive. While it’s bold to compare ourselves to any of Rene Redzepi’s work, the themes and philosophies highlighted in A Work in Progress are what we, at Boba Guys, are trying to strive for in our own small scale evolution. A constant evolution of ultimately learning how to be unafraid. 
-Marnie & Gordon

bobaguys:

Brains & Creativity: A Work In Progress

Along with the first rainfall in what seemed like months, this past Tuesday, San Francisco also welcomed Chef René Redzepi to town. The founder and head chef of Noma, the current number two on The World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, came to the Castro Theater to present his newest work. The book, A Work in Progress, actually is more of a visually stunning collection of three works; one part cookbook, one part coffee-table collection and one part personal journal. The journal aspect was the heart of Tuesday evenings talk highlighting personal narratives of failure, fear and most importantly creativity. 

Lars Ulrich of Metallica introduced the night by discussing how he tried to answer Redzepi’s question “What is creativity?”. Ulrich’s essay “Unafraid,” which is the introduction to the book series, answered just this. Regardless of the medium, creativity comes from overcoming fear; from being unafraid. Redzepi took the stage shortly after and in between a tidal wave of unexpected profanity, he shared select intimate stories from a surprisingly low point in his life. 

From this pit, he shed light on some moments where creativity somehow flourished. “Trash Cooking” was an exercise in using ingredients that would normally just be thrown out during the winter in Copenhagen. Example? Lamb’s brain. The chefs spent days learning about this forgotten part: figuring out what it was made of, how it functioned and how it was used in other cultures. After many failed ideas and attempts, like having the skull be the vessel of plating and frying it in thin slices like bacon, Noma tried a ‘brain spread.’ The brain was pureed, ridding it of any textural turnoffs, and served with grilled pieces of bread. After much work, the brain ultimately became a “Trash Cooking” success. 

"If we’re not failing, it means we’re not pushing hard enough." 

To balance failure, perfection, and innovation is an obsessive process. Redezepi said, “Success is a marvelous thing, but it can also be dangerous and limiting…We’d always put all our efforts in people and creativity not commodities.”

Having fun, giving a damn, and working hard everyday seems to be the key to keeping creativity and innovation alive. While it’s bold to compare ourselves to any of Rene Redzepi’s work, the themes and philosophies highlighted in A Work in Progress are what we, at Boba Guys, are trying to strive for in our own small scale evolution. A constant evolution of ultimately learning how to be unafraid. 

-Marnie & Gordon

5 months ago

The Wind Rises, Miyazaki’s final feature film.

The uncomfortable racial preferences revealed by online dating
The graphic shows what percentage of people responded to a “yes,” based on the gender and ethnicity of both parties (the data are only for opposite-sex pairs of people). Unsurprisingly, most “yes’s” go unanswered, but there are patterns: For example, Asian women responded to white men who “yessed” them 7.8% of the time, more often than they responded to any other race. On the other hand, white men responded to black women 8.5% of the time—less often than for white, Latino, or Asian women. In general, men responded to women about three times as often as women responded to men.
Unfortunately the data reveal winners and losers. All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men. And both black men and black women got the lowest response rates for their respective genders.
Perhaps most surprising is that among men, all racial groups preferred another race over their own.

The uncomfortable racial preferences revealed by online dating

The graphic shows what percentage of people responded to a “yes,” based on the gender and ethnicity of both parties (the data are only for opposite-sex pairs of people). Unsurprisingly, most “yes’s” go unanswered, but there are patterns: For example, Asian women responded to white men who “yessed” them 7.8% of the time, more often than they responded to any other race. On the other hand, white men responded to black women 8.5% of the time—less often than for white, Latino, or Asian women. In general, men responded to women about three times as often as women responded to men.

Unfortunately the data reveal winners and losers. All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men. And both black men and black women got the lowest response rates for their respective genders.

Perhaps most surprising is that among men, all racial groups preferred another race over their own.

5 months ago
Boba Guys has a brand new site: http://bobaguys.com
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Boba Guys has a brand new site: http://bobaguys.com

Follow us on Tumblr: http://bobaguys.tumblr.com

5 months ago