REPETITION IS KEY

at the beginning of an exam period, i always think, yeah let’s do this! i put on an imaginary Japanese headband that says ‘succeed’ (i use to have a real one but it got lost during the move) and I think, i have x days before the first exam and x more days after the first, i can do this! i can do this!!!!

so in the beginning, it’s not so bad, things are moving swimmingly and you think, hey it’s okay, i may be able to do this after all.

then after the 3rd day, it gets bad, it gets real bad, i have self-induced headaches thinking about the exams. i start wearing sweatpants, EVEN WHEN I GO OUTSIDE!! I put on headbands that keep hair out of my face, even though i have effing short hair.

but hopefully, i’ll stay sane.

because i smile when i see this :D


appropriately

MUSE – TIME IS RUNNING OUT

(snorlax via MFIF)

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! YOU WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME

P.S. did you know there is this ridiculously expansive and extensive pokemon wikipedia?

“FASHION” + shoes

my friend had an extra ticket and invited me to Vancou ver Fashion week, what, you’ve never heard of it? yeah it’s definitely NOT WORTH hearing about it. So many fashion faux-pas by ‘designers’, and the models? are probably just their friends.

it was boring and weird, but it was an exciting day since it’s the first time i ventured out in these heels! I’m not a heels girl, not at all, please join me while i sing praise to my sneakers.

i walked maybe 30 minutes in total out of 4 hours but it was a lot of uphill and downhill, uncool, so uncool. the ground is not flat, have you realized that they are not flat? pebbles here, people throwing away their damn starbucks cups there, i almost fell at least 6 times..

yeah, going to put these away for a while, until next time of ‘very little walking’ and even more sitting.

even though it was somewhat painful, it was still a lovely and WARM day.

FRIENDS OF FRIENDS

today i had lunch with friends of friends, very casual, we ate at a bread garden.

they are VERY nice people, and it’s all me, ALL ME.

im USUALLY pretty good at making new friends, instigating conversations, making everyone feel at ease. For the most part, but today, it went horribly horribly wrong.

When I arrived late (i was being flakey) everyone had already gotten their drinks, so I grabbed my wallet and went to buy a drink, oh yes I remembered, I HAVE TO PAY WITH CASH since of the recent fraud and what not on my credit card. I’m so unstylish with cash, a wad of bills I am okay with, but coins? coins drive me crazy.

The lady at the counter looked at me funny while I decided what I wanted, I am a slow decider, especially when it comes to drinks and food, and I RARELY go to a new restaurant unless i’m feeling particularly adventurous that day. It slows down my whole day, and more than likely, new places disappoint. I ended up choosing freshly squeezed orange juice, lovely! Paid with my awkward canadian coins and went to sit down.

everyone chatted while I sat there drinking my juice, like i was 5.

suddenly, everything halted and it was suddenly time to get food, im out of cash and my friend had to pay for me, yes i only had enough money for juice. I got a grilled chicken sandwich this time. the lovely people were attempting to make conversation with me, but I dont know why but today i just buckled down and ate, and ate and ate some more, while of course, drinking my juice.

at the end of my sandwich, i got up and thanked everyone for lunch and left.

soon after i went to the washroom and washed my hands, noticing that yes, there are spinach on my teeth, so not only was i not charming, i was not charming with spinach. i stared at myself in the mirror with horror, but what can i do, it’s over and so I took the bus home.

i’m definitely not one of those people that impress the shoes off of you, but i’m not boring either. i don’t smell bad (occasionally i smell like gucci !) and i have some interesting stories to tell. But, being awkward in front of friends of friends? that’s something i always manage to do.

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“did i just read about someones awkward lunch experience?”

why yes you did, to make you not hate me i’ve provided the link to the marc jacobs & louis vuitton documentary on youtube!

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part 1 is here and you can find the following part in ‘related video’s or on the sidebar :D it’s such a cute and whimsical documentary! there’s a lot of un-subtitled french but we all know we need to practice in case we bump into uncle Karl one day.

HAVEN’T MET YOU YET (OR MAYBE I HAVE)

THAT’S MY FACE WHEN IM ATTEMPTING TO READ THIS GRAPH / CHART

SWEET, I KNEW THEY’D COME BACK, BUT WHO KNEW SO SOON? AND APPARENTLY THERE REALLY IS A BAND CALLED RAVENETTE

obsessed with this song, have been on repeat for a very very long time too, but more more importantly, the supermarket in the video is only a few blocks away from my house and i can’t believe i never knew they shot a video here!

i like the lyrics, cute, real cute, but from what we learned in class, romanticism is a DISEASE! because it gives you hallucinations about the ‘perfect one’.

if you’ll excuse me, i’m gonna take a dose of reality now

THE MONGOOSE WILL DANCE

CURRENTLY CRAMMING FOR MY EXAM TOMORROW BUT I LIKE THIS STORY AND I LIKE THIS PICTURE, TAKING A SHORT (PROCRASTINATE-IVE NATURE) BREAK

there was once a Brahman named godly in a certain town. His wife mothered a single son and a mungoose. And she loved little ones, she cared for the mungoose also like a son, giving him milk from her breast, and salves, and baths, and so on. but she did not trust him, for she thought: “a mungoose is a nasty kind of creature. He might hurt my boy.” Yes, there is a sense in the proverb:
A son will ever bring delight
though bent on folly, passion, and spite
though shabby, naughty, and a fright
One day she tucked her son in bed, took a water-jar, and said to her husband “now professor, I am going for water, you must protect the boy from the mungoose.” But when she was gone, the Brahman went off somewhere by himself to beg for food, leaving the house empty. While he was gone, a black snake issued from his hole and, as fate would have it,crawled toward the baby’s cradle. But the mungoose, feeling him to be a natural enemy, and fearing for the life of his baby brother, fell upon the vicious serpent halfway, joined battled with him, tore him to bits, and tossed the pieces far and wide. Then, delighted with his own heroism, he ran, blood trickling from his mouth, to meet the mother; for he wished to show what he had done. But when the mother saw him coming, saw his bloody mouth and his excitement, she feared that the villain must have eaten her babyboy, and without thinking twice, she angrily dropped the water-jar upon him, which killed him the moment that it struck. there she left him without a second though, and hurried home, where she found the baby safe and sound, and near the cradle a great black snake, torn to bits. then, overwhelmed with sorrow because she had thoughtlessly killed her benefactor, her son, she beat her head and breast. At this moment, the Brahman came home with a dish of rice gruel which he had got from someone in his begging tour, and saw his wife bitterly lamenting her son, the mungoose. “Greedy! Greedy!” she cried. “Because you did not do as I told you, you must now taste the bitterness of a son’s death, the fruit of your own wickedness. Yes this is what happens to those blinded by greed.”

Stuart Blackburn / his essay The Brahman and the Mongoose

honestly though, the first thought that came to mind when the animal Mongoose is mentioned is this…

What a mysterious creature…

some kind of 50s house wife

was kind of obsessed with the ALEXA by MULBERRY and naturally started googling alexa chung like a mad woman!

I commented to Rebecca about how i adore her messy hair, i remember watching her in a INstyle UK shoot and her hair stylist mentioned that Alexa really likes messy hair. And yes, it really is her signature, she goes to meet Uncle Karl with fly aways, and Uncle Karl compliments her on being a modern girl..

I want to be a modern girl tooo!

So Rebecca said I should get some curlers! wtf r those o___o; After she showed me what they are, the first thing i thought of was this song

So, i went and bought some curlers!

HAHAHA, I TOOK THIS PICTURE WITH SUCH A SRS EXPRESSION TOO…

anyways this is how they turned out, not exactly ALEXA yet, but im always anxcious and take out the curlers too early, maybe i’ll leave them in all night next time, but none the less, i LOVE the result and i’m going to do it more often, im not really going for curls, more like hair that looks like dried grass..!

yes, that means i sit in front of my computer with curlers on SOMETIMES

NOTHING TO TYPE BUT THIS

I HAVEN’T HAD SUCH BAD WRITERS BLOCK FOR A LONG TIME NOW

I WRITE A LOT OF “DRAFTS” THAT NEVER GET PUBLISHED

BECAUSE AFTER A NIGHT’S SLEEP, THESE SMALL PROBLEMS AREN’T REALLY PROBLEMS ANYMORE

THIS HAS BEEN THE MENTALITY THAT GOT ME THROUGH THIS YEAR

I AM OKAY

I CAN’T HAVE PEOPLE GET ME DOWN

BECAUSE I NEVER LET MYSELF DOWN

I KNOW I DESERVE BETTER

AND WHEN I WALK AWAY I WONT FEEL SAD

IT’S TIME FOR ME TO TAKE MY BITE OF THE WORLD

BECAUSE HERE I COME

AND NOTHING’S STOPPING ME

SOMETIMES THIS IS ALL IT TAKES

VIA STAPLE DESIGN

how was your night?

look what i got, Rebecca, Carol + LOK got this for me for my 21st birthday! I have been eyeing for a lomo camera but i’ve been too cheap and too poor from all the clothes purchasing to buy one for myself.

what lovely friends they are!

i had a blast, it was seriously ridiculously fun, i always feel awkward about inviting people to stuff, what if they don’t come? or worse, just say no to my face?!

ah rejection, you’re a harsh friend, more harsh than Trouble (cue Trouble is a Friend by Lenka)

this photo pretty much summarizes up the night, but since you want more, go here

(and now i feel conflicted…)

are you guys self-conscious about posting unflattering pictures of yourself on facebook or the net?

i use to

then i adopted a new outlook

so now i don’t

i dont want to sound like a hallmark card but moments are fleeting so you better not care about loosing face or pride

i know i must seem really strange because i use to be the queen of emo posts but now im so positive.

maybe positive isn’t the right word but more like indifferent.

yeah

indifferent

btw, the jacket is SOLD OUT even the baby sizes, so no stella for me =(

swoooon!

hahaha i love this so much!

shiseido’s new UNO FOG BAR is telling you to switchh! no more wax and gel for guys, yeah actually it is pretty revolting

i love this campaign so much :D :D :D

adorable boys and good looking suits in ENGLAND!

i think they are supposedly portraying the beatles!!

(btw my site sometimes disconnects itself from the server, i dont know why and there’s probably no way to fix it other than waiting for it to go back up itself..)

ah swooon~

i dont know who Haruma Miura is but

EITA!

OGURI SHUN!

and mr. perfect himself TSUMABUKI SATOSHI

can you imagine how much fun they had shooting this CM while in england?!

ahhh cuties

im such a girl today, :P it’s friday i guess

i know no one wants to read my book reviews..

ack you guys

The conversation went like this the first time we saw these

Emma (E): So how come i’ve never seen these before?

Friend (F): uhh i dont know, these started growing after this area was fenced off…

E: we probably never saw them because art students took them and ate it

F: *snickers*

E: Should we eat them too?

F: No? maybe i should bring these to my pharmacy class

E: i bet you’ll be cool then..

F: hahaha, we’d better leave before we get into trouble @_@

E: ..but i want…. okay

These pictures are late, i never got a chance to take a picture of the GIANT mario mushroom, it literally looked like the power-up mushroom. yes it was that epic. And by the time i came around again w/ my camera, someone went and did this..

oh yeah i also went skating

never take me skating, EVER

i had fun though, i felt bad for my friend, all i wanted to do was not skate..

MODE: distress

i wish i bought more Beard & Bangs tees before they stopped printing..

personal note: i was in a bad mood last night, this morning i woke up with a cold and i have to go to work in a few hours T__T but i feel better, because i looked at a lot of art this morning.

art is amazing, it makes you feel good without even doing anything, it sits there, it stands there, even on a computer screen it widens your world.

and i kind of realized how insignificant my problems are, not even really problems. if you feel crappy or someone did you wrong, go look at some art !

that’s my suggestion, it was a cheesy day today huh, full of cheese and mushrooms. Time to make an omelette!

P.S. i’ve also been updating the domain like there’s no tomorrow. yeah go read, k thnx