Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Here are some overly late books commissioned by my super great and recent Masters graduate (yay!!) bff to help with my trip to London. I still can't believe how many people were willing to buy handmade books from me to help out for the trip! It was so amazing and I got so many blisters, so many beautiful blisters.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Today could have been slightly more enjoyable. It started quite well, I slept in and then went to see a movie, which I missed about 15 minutes of due to public transport. It was neat because I went alone and there was NO ONE in the theater! Then again, who goes to the movies on a Sunday? I spread out nicely and enjoyed myself. Afterwards I decided to indulge and to finally try out those infamous queue-de-castor. Silly me, after waiting 10 minutes for my beaver tail, I decided to walk out of the theater rather than having a seat and eating it up. Big mistake. I had chosen chocolate as my topping and so as I walked out of the theater it was melting and then when I bit into it, the chocolate was all over my face and shirt! So embarrassing.. I sat on a bench outside and had to deal with the chocolate going everywhere (including inside my bra!) while strangers walked past. It wouldn't have been too bad if I was with someone..
Anyway, onto the movie! I went to see The Art of Getting By. I had seen the trailer and thought it might be a good movie. It was, but I could tell it wasn't meant for my point in time of life but I could relate it with what I was going through in my late teens and early twenties. The cinematography was obviously well thought-out and beautifully executed, I also enjoyed the editing very much. I had certain small issues however with how the female character was being portrayed as essentially a ping pong ball that gets thrown around between the male characters which I guess is unavoidable since we are experiencing it from a male's point of view. Yet certain scenes bugged me like the one where George (main) and his artist friend/mentor are walking around a gallery and one painting catches George's eye which is of about 20 some odd slices of cake on separate plates on a table top viewed from an above eye-level perspective. When the friend notices he says: "You love this. I can see why.. fetishizing an object, it suits you." My problem with that line is that it means George's love interest (Sally) is an object, and that cake, is an object, which it isn't, it's a food. Also, I never got the sense that there was fetishizing going on, that would mean that George saw Sally as an object, which was definitely not the case. It was more about allure and desire. The build up and contextualization of the story was great but the development and the ending felt a bit strange to me and a bit too "viewer friendly". It had the potential to dig deeper and to leave a non defined open-ending. It was a nice film nonetheless. On a last note, I very much enjoyed the music in this movie and am looking forward to the soundtrack!
The chihuahua guard dog, he basically barks maniacally at anything that moves.
The movie theater wasn't far from the airport so I got a shot a plane going to...somewhere, which made me wish I was on vacation!!
My lazy Sunday outing ended with a view of the sun setting behind some trees.
Monday, June 20, 2011
It's true, I have been neglecting this blog for a while. Personal matters and work became sort of a priority. However I also think I was blogging a bit too frequently, it's nice to recharge batteries and give attention to other important things/moments/people in life. In addition, I've realized that this blog helped me organize the events that were happening in my life and gave me a time line to follow, not in a restricting way but in a very free-ing "where am I going next?" way. Also, for the next month at least I am fully committing to my creations and the Etsy shop I am running. Although I have yet to have a legit 9 to 5 job after uni, I feel comfortable being self-employed and working from home. That might change in the future, but for the meanwhile it is nice.
so, what have I been up to?
Still dog-sitting this cute little pest. My arm is his bed, and sometimes he will only calm down if I let him sleep on it. Especially if I'm working on the computer.
Painting my younger brother's nails batman style while we watched Batman Begins.
Meeting my mother's and younger brother's new ol' dog Jayjay.
Making cookies and cream cupcakes according to Annie's eats' recipe (so good).
Going to the fair and taking pictures of people riding the rides.
Noticing a heart pattern on the asphalt.
Eating just about the best.. (no idea what it was but it was somewhere between a brownie and a tart.. a-la-framboise), that my friend brought for me from Yuki Bakery for my little bday Tea Party.