Thursday, March 27, 2014

years ago

For the past few months I've taken a break from florals. But now that spring is coming and I'm faced with the prospect of the inevitable temperature spike, I have to reconsider spending my summer months in all black. So after much rummaging around in my closet, I extracted this very autumn-esque floral dress that I had made years ago. Years ago. Really, where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday I was complaining on this very blog about how much I detested returning to nyc. Now it's almost two years in, and my six years in europe seems like a collection of faded photographs. And yet, as with this dress, old things can become new again, can't they? 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

ink bottles + paper

Here's an update: I am finishing up my second year at Parsons (really...), I have established a favorite wine bar where I go to eat tiramisu and not drink wine (Terra), I have begun to dawn the hood of my jacket when I feel especially moody, and banana pudding has become a staple of my weekend diet. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

what happened to fall?

It's a chilling 50 degrees outside, but I refuse to put on tights. It is, after all, 80 degrees in California and there are things that I simply can't let go of (when it suits my purpose of course). One of those things is the knowledge that if I was in California, I would be walking about without a sweater and a coat and I would probably be sitting in a lengthy strip of empty sand with my back against a cliff and the icy water a torrent of waves some several feet away. Instead I get to sit in a classroom, and enjoy the view of a computer screen. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

two months past

Here's news worthy of a two months gap in blogging: I'm sleepy.

Just kidding. Sort of. So where I last left off - amidst the sad throes of summer classes - I have made a few stops around the globe, namely Germany and Poland (yay). Yes returning to Warsaw was like a self-inflicted method of torture during which I was fairly certain I was not boarding my flight back to JFK, but alas, student duties call. 

Speaking of school, I'm back at it (going in to the 6th week now) and am woefully counting down the days until November, even though that means temperatures will drop below 50 (shudder). But I do recall a friend of mine from Kuala Lumpur who claimed that because KL largely remained the same temperature throughout the year, there was this sense of stopped time, which, according to him, resulted in this idea that things could wait, a kind of never-ending procrastination. Well, they do say cold months are the most productive. 

Sunday, July 28, 2013


What? Yes, I do occasionally dawn a hoodie when I feel particularly moody. Besides, the weather is more moody than I am, and requires a degree of pre-planning, especially since any umbrella I purchase adamantly refuses to be sturdy and always flips over in the slightest breeze. Anyway, summer if halfway through, sadly, and soon enough we all will have eight months of cold weather to enjoy.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

secret garden

The second part of summer session is dwindling down, but recently, anytime I have time that isn't filled with reconciling a list of things to do, I become totally lost. Free time? What?

In case you don't stalk the weather like me (I have many cities to check up on), NYC is currently in the midst of a heat wave. So, naturally, I decided to go to American Apparel yesterday with a friend in the pursuit of high-waisted shorts, and, naturally, their AC was dead. But still, like utter morons, we decided to stay there and began pulling things from racks to try on. The fitting room was like a sauna, and in no time, we were sweating. The wiggling into shorts that would no longer slide over our hips turned the entire shopping trip into a session of hot yoga.

Anyway, I must now go find ice cream.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

completely unacceptable

...that I've disappeared for not just one week, but TWO. A 5-week summer session at Parsons is even busier than the regular 15-week schedule. Anyway, that's no excuse for completely neglecting this source of virtual impartation of my tortures onto you. Or is it? Now I know I haven't given you any REAL information as to what I've been doing for the past many days, but let's just say it involves: 1. a rendition of manhattan as a board game, 2. a graphic novel, 3. a debate on appearance vs reality, 4. the construction of a painting tool, 5. the building of a collapsible and cleverly designed chair, 6. cookies. Let's see what you make of that.



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