Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting around for somebody to give you flowers"
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 || 10:33 AM
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open… No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
- Wise words from Martha Graham, sent to Ellen from Madonna.
Monday, October 29, 2012 || 1:23 AM
Received a pictorial quote from white when I was with my hun buns and this was what it said:
"When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you have wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it's time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know from which direction the sun rises anymore."
It might be the rosette wine we were having, or the absurdity of the situation I realize I am in - we laughed a little too loud, and a little too long. On a separate note, I miss you so much, dear wine.
Cheers to hun bun turning 21, cheers to happiness, cheers to hope, cheers to joy, cheers to faith, cheers to having amazing friends, cheers to my university choices, cheers to Siraaj coming back home, cheers to love, and most importantly,
cheers to making the right decisions.
My fav ingredients in a pizza! Lots of cheese, asparagus and black truffle!
Thursday, October 25, 2012 || 7:51 AM
Okay, I am mildly amused and touched by the sort of reactions I get from my closer friends with regards to my previous blog-post stating that I am expressing the potential of myself being slanted towards the same gender. Let's set this straight, I have always been attracted to both genders since I began developing feelings for anybody else. The type of attractions I feel are categorized differently though.
When I admire men, it's always the same thing which attracts me - their intellect Somebody who is able to have a deep insightful conversation, someone who is culturally and linguistically well, responsive.
When I admire women, - when I say admire, I do not mean just looking up to them. I mean the desire to be vulnerable in front of them, to be bare stripped completely (emotionally, not physically of course) to share stuff, and the yearn for some lovin' cuddles. I get physically attracted to women. Not feminine ladies though, ladies who are more masculine.
Always has been this way, but somehow or rather, this feeling has been a little more intense these days. Let's hope it's just a passing phase. Perhaps this is what happens when I watch too much of Ellen and Portia, or YON. But almost everyone dabbles around at some point. Whatever it is, I know I do want my own kids in the future, and I would not appreciate a donor's sperm.
Well, I guess, everybody gets a little confused sometimes.
Ok, on a much chirpier note, it's the long weekends!!!
Monday, October 22, 2012 || 9:05 AM
I think i might be a homosexual, and it is scaring me.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 || 8:43 AM
Just finished an event not too long ago. The invite list consists of mainly our A-listers, and high-profile socialites.
It's interesting to observe how top tier rich women shop. Some of them don't even need to be there physically. Personal stylists, dressers and helpers to pass credit cards. Interesting indeed.
What a lovely treat. Cream cheese icing, colourful muffins and sprinkles, and a sweet little heart to finish the package of love up :)
Explosion of colours. Bohemian style has infused into cuppies!!
Is heaviness truly deplorable, and lightness truly splendid?
The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But in the love poetry of every age, the women longs to be weighted down by the man's body. The heaviest of burdens is therefore, simultaneously an image of life's most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the Earth, the more real and truthful they become.
Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into the heights, to take leave of the Earth and his Earthly being. It becomes half real. His movements are free as they are insignificant. What then should we choose: Weight, or lightness?
Is the soul nothing more than the gray matter of the brain in action?
And round the bend of this stretch of nostalgic old school flats lay possibly the best pastries at an affordable price.
Trust me, their stuff's good shit!
Was it simply the hysteria of a man, who deep down is aware f his in-aptitude for love, felt the self-deluding need to stimulate it?
Are you more apt than the average person to feel pleasantly overwhelmed by Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, a well-turned phrase, or an act of ordinary kindness?
Windows - a significant icon in my family :)
/Dreaming is not merely an act of communication; it is also an aesthetic activity, a game of the imagination, a game that is value in itself.
Hot piping peppery soups are best on cold rainy days :)
I think it's much more meaningful when the chinese word 'ai' is written in this particular way :)
Old school lanterns. Remind me of childhood :)
In the infinite realm of possibilities, good or bad, predictable or unpredictable, I'm glad our love and friendship has been and will hopefully prolong by a hundred more echoes :)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 || 9:29 AM
So, today I came across some interesting reads:
1. Was flipping through 'Today' newspapers while on my way to work, in a small snippet, it says that the size of fishes will shrink by 25% by 2050, because of the rise in global warming.
It's not that the entire population of fishes will dwindle by a quarter, but the literal size of a fish will be smaller because the lack of oxygen in the water which is vital for the fishes' respiration and growth. (Am i so vertically challenged for the same reason?!)
2. There are businesses out there whose niche is to focus and prepare people on the impending doomsday - in relation to the Mayan calendar. You know, the entire saga of the world ending - some say it's alien invasions, some say it's the poles changing positions, etc etc. Different people have got different beliefs - and amongst these believers, some went as far as to engage professional people to help them prep for this disaster. And it was said that many of their clients are not irrational, delusional people. In fact, a large number of them are very successful individuals who are regarded as a paragon in their respective fields.
3. And then I saw this on FB.
And following this, did you have any idea Karl Lagerfeld launched a perfume called 'Paper Passion'? The bottle of aroma smells well, of books, which is basically contains musty vanilla tones which will remind one of huge libraries and halls of silence and knowledge.
On a seperate note, I have the hottest, gayest, funniest Pilates instructor who adapts the strangest lyrics into forms of motivations for us. But dear instructor, pardon all of us for giving a constipated face to the funny string of sentences coming out from your mouth because everyone is trying to resist giving in to the muscle strains.
Pretty cupcakes from stitchy! X
The hottest FW'12 runway styles reinterpreted onto nails. By the folks from Manicurious, who are probably the best in the trade, judging from the designs they come up with.