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I’m craving for oreos and nutella right now but they don’t seem to be around here at home…so I made illustrations of these sweets instead to satisfy my eyes (at least).

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This Saturday Night is a time for RENT!

I have nothing to do tonight so I decided to watch Rent (the 2005 film adaptation) on my laptop.  I first saw the film when I was in high school a few years ago, and I fell in love with it… and until now, I’m still a fan.  This just proves that everything about this broadway musical is timeless–the music, story, and even the issues it addresses.  Rent deals with relatable sensitive issues like homosexuality, drugs, AIDS, death, survival, etc.  And until now, we still see such problems and issues in the society; these are the things that we deal with and fight for every day.  Rent simply tells us that our existences in this world are just being “rented”.  We all have borrowed lives and there is no certainty when these lives will end so we must live each day as if it is our last.

Seasons of Love

Rent

Light My Candle

Out Tonight

I’ll Cover You

La Vie Bohème

I Should Tell You

Take Me or Leave Me

Your Eyes

No Day But Today

(all songs written by Jonathan Larson)

 

*I better go over my bucket list, start updating and add “see RENT the musical LIVE on stage” 🙂

Probably one of the sweetest and sincerest poem I’ve read.

HAVING A COKE WITH YOU 

is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne
or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona
partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian
partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt
partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches
partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary
it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still
as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it
in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth
between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles

and the portrait show seems to have no faces in it at all, just paint
you suddenly wonder why in the world anyone ever did them

I look
at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world
except possibly for the Polish Rider occasionally and anyway it’s in the Frick
which thank heavens you haven’t gone to yet so we can go together the first time
and the fact that you move so beautifully more or less takes care of Futurism
just as at home I never think of the Nude Descending a Staircase or
at a rehearsal a single drawing of Leonardo or Michelangelo that used to wow me
and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them
when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank
or for that matter Marino Marini when he didn’t pick the rider as carefully
as the horse

it seems they were all cheated of some marvelous experience
which is not going to go wasted on me which is why I am telling you about it

by Frank O’Hara

 

I fell in love with the poem so I was inspired to make a poster of it.

It’s Saturday night once again and I have a new set of playlist that goes well with my saturday night mood.  I just finished reading Coelho’s The Witch of Portobello and I feel like I’m in the mood for dancing! If you had read the novel, you must agree with me.  I don’t know, I just feel like putting on some good music and sway wherever my feet will take me.  Come on, we dance around in our rooms alone once in a while, especially when our favorite song is being played.  Admit it, we get to enjoy being ourselves whenever we dance.  As Paulo Coelho wrote in the said novel, “When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.”

 

So here’s my playlist…this is me.

 

 

Intro – The XX

Love Out of Lust – Lykke Li

Sadness is a Blessing – Lykke Li

Never Give You Up – The Black Keys

Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lekman

Under the Sheets – Ellie Goulding

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

No One – Alicia Keys

Dog Days are Over – Florence + the Machine

I am Not a Robot – Marina and Diamonds

You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine