Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On Operation: Focus More

"So long as the thoughts of an individual are scattered he will achieve no results, but if his thinking be concentrated on a single point wonderful will be the fruits thereof.
One cannot obtain the full force of the sunlight when it is cast on a flat mirror, but once the sun shineth upon a concave mirror, or on a lens that is convex, all its heat will be concentrated on a single point, and that one point will burn the hottest. Thus is it necessary to focus one's thinking on a single point so that it will become an effective force."
 
 
pic: smosch

On Repeatrepeatrepeat

Addicted to THIS SONG
 
When I grow up, I want to be a forester
Run through the moss on high heels
That’s what I’ll do, throwing out a boomerang
Waiting for it to come back to me

song: FROM SHADI
pic: forget where
 

Monday, May 18, 2009

On DEAD OF BRAIN

Contributing factors include:
- Cough stage of cold
- No sleep due to the above
- Perpetually listening to the same songs on repeat
 
pic:  smosch
 

Saturday, May 16, 2009

On Judgery

If you shouldnt judge a book by its cover, 
should you judge a man by his friends?
What about by the coat that he wears?
pic: skullset

On Tortoise vs Hare


As excited as i am for the release of Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, i would like to take a minute to give due regard to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, which i am probably slightly more excited about, and is due for release in 2010.  Alan Rickman as the Caterpillar! Must say, well chuffed at the precision of Burton's casting! Quite right, sir.  

More so than the fact that my favourite kid's book of all time is Lewis Carroll's Alice, I think im slightly snarl-ish about Jonze's film because it has already attained the pinacle of that hipster hype that all cult-films-to-be are guilty of, all while it hasnt even been released yet. I remember when Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette was due for release--it was the same scenario. Pre-release, so many beautiful stills embellished articles in all the trendy magazines; so many hipster writers revelled in the glee of the ANTICIPATION of a neo-S. Coppola film. But the pre-viewing previews were more appetizing than the film was delicious. 

I'd love to have a word with Jonze at this point in his film's journey to release. I'd ask him, "With this much hype, are you not crapping your pants in a frenzied panic attack over the gigantic shoes you have crafted for yourself which you are going to have to face and fill sooner or later, despite having stirred up enough anticipation to have conveniently deflected the question of it's exact release date? Does it float your boat (and find your lost remote) to frequently stumble on delightful stills, so strategically leaked for the peaking of the public, on the blogs of cool kids the world over?"

Nonetheless, im dying to see the film. But i do applaud Burton's quiet diligence. Who will be the better man in this battle of kids' book adaptation? 

pics: imdb & google

On Snippets

of my morning

Shadi: 
talked to po. we decided that if we dont have any thing to do when we've graduated, we'll find a run down flat in prague and live there until things pick up again
we'd explore all mediums of art and expression
without any distractions
other than the decay of wall paper and noisy neighbours.
you can join us

Giancarlo 
11:11 AM
WHEN ARE YOU FLYING TO SYDNEY?
yea but PLEASE just for a week
so i can hug you!
but dont you dare come in July
i'll be in QLD

Haley
he sounds like the guy justin who wants me to go to tel aviv. "you might even meet a boy you like. we can get dressed up and look lightly disdainful."














pic: Danny Digby

Friday, May 15, 2009

On Sickdom

Being sick and at the whim of your immune system is like letting kids bake in the kitchen. 

First, utter havoc wreaks as things are spilled, toppled over, and thrown around; the messiness is mortifying. 

Then, slowly, things come together as the various processes are streamlined and a coherence in the plan at hand emerges. 

A waiting period ensues, characterised by a sense of stalemate, at the point at which the final product is leavening. Patience is required because not much can be done in the way of speeding things along at this point. Little do the kids know that peaking (or leaving the house) only serves to weaken/prolong the process. 

Finally, after sufficient lapse of time, the final product emerges. Initial assessments will typically involve a sentiment of equal parts excitement and that shoulder-shrug resignation to the obvious imperfections. 

With time, the cookies will cool and (hopefully) take on a more sightly appearance.

pic:  cookiemag

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

On A Head


I'll have you know
I'm always ahead

pic: skullset

Sunday, May 10, 2009

On Bori saw Combas

My friend Andrea (affectionately known as 'Bori')
went to a Robert Combas exhibition
in Bratislava, Slovakia yesterday.
She recommended i check him out.
So i did.
And realised:
I would have recommend me to, too.






His work is kind of like
sophisticated highschool art class productions.
The kid that made sure he used all of the crayons
And had his work shown to the rest of the class by the teacher
as a 'good example'.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

On Nazy's New Friends

Hallo Nazy.
Nice to meet you.
We have heard many great things about you.
That you like rice pudding.
And Astrud Gilberto.





Oh, and we also heard about your eyes.
Apparently they're green.
Sounds beautiful.

Nice to meet you.
i'm sure we'll become great friends.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

On Orbit. For Awa.

Im currently addicted to Wrigley's Orbit gum.
We don't have Orbit in Australia. (Do we??? Ive been away too long)
 
Israel has some tantalising flavours. Favourites include:
- Melon
- Apple
- Blueberry
- Peach
- Mixed berries
 
Im trying out combinations to keep things interesting. At present, im smacking apple + blueberry.
To my disappointment, the lesser flavour, blueberry, out-fragrances its more subtle and superior counterpart, apple.  
 
Editor's note:  Awaface, this post was dedicated to you, as requested, because of the astronomy/astrology sub-theme. You better still have that book i got you in Byron.
Also, i need a refresher lesson.
Im rusty on my compatibilities.
 
pic: Julian Hector

Friday, May 1, 2009