Friday, July 22, 2011

Adele, 2011.

I have finally finished editing my footage from the second Adele show I was able to see. It was different in many ways, the set, her clothes, her hair.. It still felt like an intimate performance but the last show I saw was slightly more raw and innocent I think. You can tell she is more seasoned now and even her voice has been maturing, it was incredible to hear her sing.

The opening act was a duo called "Civil Wars", they got a great response from the crowd and sang/played very well. 

And now, feast your eyes on my lovely photos and if you like, have a gander at the video :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

In sick

Not feeling too great today. Yesterday I had an amazing time however with a friend. We met up at a metro station and biked around the area from there. I initially wanted to use a bixi bike, which is a bike borrowing system that allows you to bike around the downtown area and park it at any other stop close to your destination. That didn't quite work out for me this time as it only took credit. Not to fret, there was another bike borrowing system that was free (though it was less comfortable, feeling it in my tush today). Regardless, it was a lot of fun to see my city from a different perspective. I've never biked on busy streets downtown so this was a first. We stopped every once and a while and ate at a vegan cafe. We also looked through some vintage and cooking utensil shops. I was so sore once I got back home, it was quite the workout. Last night however I could tell I was developing something. That something turned out be a cold and flu which I have had the displeasure of spending time with today.. grumble. 

On the bright side, I received many soothing treats to ease my discomfort and so despite being sick, it was a good day.

The sheets I have been laying in today.

A stream of consciousness drawing I add on to nightly. It started while I was listening Weezer's "Only in Dreams" and so that is the title.

Some bruschetta I made for myself as a small lunch 2 or so days ago, so simple and so tasty.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Takin' it easy breezy

kimbap to-go (my soul food!) from a local japanese/korean grocery store

chicken curry and rice from a friend's recipe book, turned out goood.

1/3rd of the kitty cats I'm watching, this one is an old soul and a wise one.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

this is FUN

I really love to decorate cookies, it's a useless activity, but it calms me down and makes me feel happy like painting and drawing does, soo...I don't think I'll ever stop. Plus, it is insanely easy to make the cookie batter AND fun to cut out the shapes.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


SO. I got to see Weezer last Sunday night!!! I was 20 away from not being able to go, but at the last minute, my aunt saved my life! I have liked Weezer since I first heard "Buddy Holly(my video - sorry for the bad video/audio quality, I thought I was filming in HD!) in the 3rd grade. Later in my 20s, I seriously got into Pinkerton and they are gods. I am so blessed that I made it to the show!!! AND, my seat was so incredibly close to the stage, I was practically on the floor, at the right end. That's the closest I've ever been to the stage at that arena. It's all thanks to Weezer being hella cool and charging general admission for practically all of the seats + floor. 

But let's back track for a moment, while walking towards the venue (it was in sight but still a bit of a walk away), I looked up and who doth I see? Brian Bell! Of course, I couldn't remember his name at that precise moment and my "reasonable" brain told me it couldn't have been him, walking around like any other montrealer.. no way right? WAY. I let him walk right passed me! I was too shy to say hey and so of course now I regret not doing a thing about an almost encounter with the guitarist and backing vocalist of Weezer...dammnn...

The show itself was faaaaaaantastic. What a real treat, they played most of Pinkerton and all of the blue album. They also played their 2008 song "Pork and Beans(my video)" during which Rivers Cuomo suddenly decided to have a walk around the arena among the audience! First he was on the left side, then he moved down to the floor and it was awesome to watch. That wasn't all though, he then went all the way to the back and climbed up the seats and sang among fans there. Once the song was over, he was closer(my video) to our side and then...started getting even closer, until he was in our faces(my video)!!! It was incredible! I couldn't believe this was happening, the police even showed up and apparently some fire fighters too. But there was no need, all the fans were really respectful and gave him enough space and help to move around. He stayed in our area for max 10 minutes before he made it back to the stage for a break.

Once I got home, I had to digest all of what had happened! Dreams are a reality, we often forget.. Sadly, when I looked through my photos and clips, I got a huge bummer.. You see, I was using two cameras and favoured one (kodak 2010) for filming because it was HD, and the other (sony 2003) for picture taking. Unfortunately, I was NOT filming in HD and have so many wonderful clips that are of crappy quality, I was looking forward to editing them into a compilation but I can't even import them into movie maker.... sad sad sad. I did film one clip with the good camera (but old... how strange and frustrating, never doubting my sony again!). I won't dwell on it, my memories are priceless... and thus I am able to share some of them with you:

The opening act :


Short clip of opening act, Jack's Mannequin playing "Release Me"

Short clip of "El Scorcho":

lesser quality video of "Say it Ain't So", this moment was pure magic:

Friday, July 1, 2011

New book :)

Here is the most recent book I made for a friend who chose 3 lovely fabrics for me to combine, I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I really like the idea of sewing different fabrics together for the cover. The tricky part is controlling where the seams are placed as the glueing process sometimes stretches the fabric. So far so good!


I bought some pink nailpolish and a nebulesc lollipop to soothe some minor woes.


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