Friday, October 30

the maps of the future blur and clear

it's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not -anonymous

i'm in somewhat shock that october has flashed before my eyes. it's been a good month. not too terrible, i've survived some crazy days and all nighters.

it's 3 am and i'm heading to bed, but i'm somewhat wide awake. i've been super anxious the last couple of days. in a good way though. i'm very aware of the present and what needs to get done, but i just want to keep planning things that i can't really plan. thinking about the future is so strange. but intriguing at the same time. the future is a big question mark within a question mark staring me in the face. it's as if i know that i can plan something, but it's not ever going to be something set in stone. and it's confusing, but oddly wonderful at the same time.

i forgot how much i like this song:

it completely fits my mood.

i've been studying for art history. like hardcore studying. well maybe not completely, but it feels like i can put so much effort into art history and it doesn't bother me. it's my passion. if i could marry a subject, it would be art history. he has that spontaneous and romantic flair that i can't get enough of. enough said.

when i come back (after some sleep) and i promise it will be soon, i shall share some favorites from what i'm studying. hope you are well. remember, "don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be alright". good night,


Monday, October 19

it's all coming back to me now

when i was in high school, i used to go to a lot of concerts. it was the thing to do with my friends. we didn't go to many mainstream, pay-$100-to-see-me-live shows. we went to the indie shows and warped tour. and recently thinking about going to see certain bands, i realized how much i miss it. i miss going to listen to your favorite songs, dancing and screaming your heart out, camera stalking the lead singers and moshing until you couldn't breathe. good times. it was a pretty big part of our lives. we would go and then buy the shirts to rep the bands we saw, and hope that after the show they would come out and say hello. the autographs didn't mean as much as getting a pic with your favorite band member. it was the highlight of the week.
so, i started looking up shows around here and of course started looking up bands that i saw in the line-up. there's nothing better than discovering new music.
anyway, just being a bit nostalgic. and since i haven't put up a music post in a while. i decided to share a cool find.
if you ever listened to dispatch, then you should check out state radio. it's with one of the guys from dispatch and with a similar vibe. on myspace they categorize themselves as 'rock/reggae/indie' but i don't think that's enough of a description. if you've never heard, then i suggest a listen.

i hope you like it, i'll come back with some other stuff i've found or been recommended next time. i'm going to go try to be productive as i look up some more shows. hope all is well,


Thursday, October 15

leaving your mark

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." -Salvador Dalí

"This is your one opportunity to do something that no one has ever done before and that no one will copy throughout human existence. And if nothing else, you will be remembered as the one guy who ever did this.This one thing."
-Sam from Garden State

"If you can't laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a whole lot longer than you'd like" -Sam

i'm in love with this painting. i don't think i can begin to describe how much i love it. it's Salvador Dalí's Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln - Homage to Rothko (1976). my mum took me to the Salvador Dalí museum a week ago. if you ever get the chance to go, i highly suggest it. it was incredible. this painting is one of his masterworks and it's ten times better in person. Dalí did his own thing and that's why i admire him so much. he wasn't afraid of doing what he wanted. he sought to stand out and sought to defy the norm. he's sort of my hero.
i've been thinking a lot about how i just want to do something no one's ever done before. set some sort of first in history. i think it would be pretty neat. just sayin.
if you've done a first, kudos. i hope your week's been good. be back soon,


Friday, October 9

the older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune

i found this in my notebook. my thought, random sketch, poetry, inspiration, quotes, everything notebook. i just thought it fit my mood and i wanted to share it with you all. i tend to write myself little quotes or notes like this. because sometimes when i most need it, i come across them and then i remember. i remember how i felt when i wrote it. and somehow, it relaxes me.

this week has been the craziest week this semester so far. but i made it. and today i celebrate another awesome year alive. it's been a nice day and i'm excited because my mum is coming up to visit me. i'll try to be a bit more cyber alive next week. no exams or papers thankfully.

i hope your week wasn't too bad. and i hope you have a nice weekend.
peace and posi+ive energy to you,


Friday, October 2

cause you gotta have faith

october's here. that was quick. i'm excited for this month. it is the month in which i was born and it's halloween and the weather is going to get nice. i'm stoked.

i have this weird addiction to george michael's 'faith'. not his faith literally that would be even more weird, but the song. you probably know the tune, it's one of the fabulously cheesy 80s songs that gets stuck in your head and you can't do anything but really want to listen to it. or in my case, dance around my dorm to it. i don't think i like it so much because of the music per se, but more for the lyrics. and i'm not a gay man getting over a bad break up either. but i think having faith in anything or anyone is something you gotta do. it keeps me going, when times get tough. so "before this river becomes an ocean", i'm just going to drink some coffee, listen to some music and occasionally dance around my dorm.

some interesting, cute and funny things i've seen in the last couple of weeks (that i wish i would have taken pictures of)...

i saw a student walking around with a parasol in the sun. she made my day.

i was stopped at a light and a guy in scrubs skated by on a longboard. it made me laugh and kind of want to meet him.

i eat lunch outside the library a lot and i always see the coolest people on the coolest bikes go by. especially one guy with killer dreads.

i met a seven week old kitten that had been taken in as a stray. she was fragile, under nourished and tiny, but she was so adorable.

i found the pics on flickr. but maybe next time i'll have a cam and the daring to try to take a shot of what i witness.

well i hope you have a happy friday and that you get to witness something interesting, cute and or funny. be back soon,