Monthly Archive for September, 2010

Far*East Movement’s ‘Like A G6’ Hits #1 on iTunes; Internet Asks “What Does Like a G6 Mean?”

Originally posted at 8Asians

Congrats to Far*East Movement whose single Like A G6 hit #1 on the US iTunes singles charts and #10 on the Billboard charts, making Far*East Movement the first Asian American group to break into the iTunes and Billboard top 10 list. Like a G6 has been getting a ton of airplay.

Since they’re based in LA, I’ve seen FM perform many times over the years so it’s really great to hear them on the radio and see them find such huge success! Whenever I hear this song being played in a public place– like a store or a restaurant– I say loudly to whoever is near me “Did you know this song is by Far*East Movement? They’re Asian American!” Sometimes I get dirty looks for doing this, but most of the time, it sparks a conversation with strangers who say things like, “Wow! I’ve heard this song and didn’t know the group was Asian American.”

But most often people say, “What is a G6*?” Evidently, people are using the Internet (to try) to find out, and here is a sampling of what they would find online:

  • Over at ChaCha, some said “The phrase “Like a G6″ is most likely referring to a car, the Pontiac G6” to which other people responded “Wrong.”
  • Someone else said, “Yeah, I dont think anyone would be saying a Pontiac G6 is “fly”. While its an ok car for the average older woman, someone with a lot of money to spend probably wouldn’t buy it. Especially when the Pontiac G8 is so much faster and harder to get. If you’ve ever hung around people with real money, they don’t talk about cars as much as people without money do. They tend to talk about jets, yachts, and planes. ”
  • Some people think G6 refers to a musical chord
  • “G x 6” (i.e. “Gangsta x 6” or “Gay x 6”) is another popular belief
  • Some idiot honestly gave a Yahoo Answer of: “The G6 (Group of Six) in the European Union is an unofficial group of the interior ministers of the six European Union member states”
  • But the consensus online seems to be that G6 stands for Gulfstream G650, a really expensive jet

In other words, if you want to know the answer to a question, don’t ask the Internet. Instead, I say you should consult the nearest 3 year-old, as per Ford H’s comment on a Facebook thread: “My 3 year old hears and sings the chorus based on his own interest: “Like a cheese stick, like a cheese stick.”

LikeACheeseStick

Mmmm! I could use some string cheese about now! (But wait! Am I sure it’s string cheese? Maybe I need to ask “What is a cheese stick?“)

*According to one of the song’s co-writers, “G6” is open to interpretation.

Joz does Asian Poses at Sheila & Edwin’s Wedding Photobooth

Put Joz in front of a camera and her Asian genes kick in.

Thanks to Sheila & Edwin for inviting me to share in their special day!

Asian Poses: www.AsianPoses.com
Photobooth by DG Event: www.DGEvent.com

Deuce Lounge
The Aria
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

Holy heat wave in LA! Maybe I should’ve stayed in Vegas; it’s cooler there! 112 degrees while driving!

112 freakin degrees in LA… Seriously?!

For the record it is only 101 in Vegas!

News says that 113 degrees was recorded in downtown LA, an all-time heat record since they started recording temperatures in 1877.

Los Angeles, CA
9/27/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Wedding cake time!



Wedding cake time!, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

Lots of fondant!

The Deuce Lounge
The Aria
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Joz and the $1000 chip we used to buy back Joz Jr

As mentioned in tweets, we lost a bunch of money at blackjack ($10 tables) in the Monte Carlo. We tried to get some of it back at the craps table but then lost more and our future firstborn child.

Lucky for us, we had better luck at the quarter table. We were up to $1400 and bought back Joz Jr. But then we has a sudden streak of bad luck and were down to less than $100, but came back to break even right in time for the reception.

While we were at the quarter table, this tall black guy dropped $500 in three hands. The dealer said that he was down $20k over the course of the weekend from what she saw.

Then this South Asian guy showed up at our table with a grey $5000 chip. He sat with for us and was betting $1000-$2000 at a time. The got his $5k chip back and walked away with a few more $1k and $100 chips in his pocket.

We were just happy to be even money and have Joz Jr back.

Taken The Deuce Lounge
The Aria
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

A table full of drinks. Actually we are being good and not overdoing it since we all have work tomorrow.

However, we are wasting a whole hosted open bar, so really, we are being bad.

Sheila & Edwin’s Wedding
The Deuce Lounge
The Aria
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Joz selca at the reception. What? It’s mood lighting.

Sheila & Edwin’s Wedding.
The Deuce Lounge
The Aria
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

The Deuce Lounge was booked by the bride & groom for a kickass cocktail reception

The photobooth in the corner is done by DG Event.

www.dgevent.com

The Deuce Lounge
The Aria
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Picture of one of the City Center Buildings, taken as we got lost trying to find parking

City Center (on Harmon)
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

After the wedding, we passed by the Bellagio on our way to the Aria

Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Joz at Sheila & Edwin’s wedding

It was soooooo hot outdoors. We were hiding in the shade but they gave us fans/crossword puzzle to cool/entertain ourselves.

Also there was another wedding at the same facility and we almost ended up at the wrong one.

Spring Preserves Amphitheatre
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

HASH HOUSE A GO GO: Cold granola with fruit

They also do the granola warm.

HASH HOUSE A GO GO
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

HASH HOUSE A GO GO: Meatloaf scramble

Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

HASH HOUSE A GO GO: Giant blueberry and pecan pancake

Brunch! LK ordered this but we all had to help eat this!

HASH HOUSE A GO GO
Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

Brunch at Hash House A Go Go



Brunch at Hash House A Go Go, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

The portions here are huge!

Las Vegas, NV
9/26/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

On the way back to the parking lot in Palazzo, we stopped for gelato

The Palazzo/Venetian
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

BOUCHON LV: I got the pork chop special

Bone-in pork chop with Brussels sprouts, and caramelized shallots.

Bouchon
The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

BOUCHON LV: The bottle of Vouvray we shared

Or rather the bottle of wine they made me chug the rest of so we could leave.

Bouchon
The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

BOUCHON LV: A side of Macaroni Gratin

Lots of Gruyere cheese!

Bouchon
The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

BOUCHON LV: Steak frites



BOUCHON LV: Steak frites, originally uploaded by @jozjozjoz.

This is what LK had

Bouchon
The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

BOUCHON LV: Watercress & Endive salad with Roquefort & Walnuts

Bouchon
The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

After seeing JERSEY BOYS, we walked around the Venetian & ended up at BOUCHON

Bouchon
The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

We caught the early show of JERSEY BOYS at Palazzo

Great show!

JERSEY BOYS THEATRE
The Palazzo
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

It was 122 degrees when we got in the car

Fashion Show Mall Parking Lot
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com

While we were walking in the Venetian, this couple got engaged on the gondola

The Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes
Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2010.

-J
Pecked out on my iPhone. Sorry for any typos.
www.jozjozjoz.com




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