06/5/2010



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lajoliejelly:

sweetjellyellie:

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Only Love.
As I get older, I find one thing to be certain - struggle and suffering are inevitable, but not insurmountable.
I have friends fighting battles I cannot even fathom, even as I fumble through my own. Love - raw and righteous - should be our one weapon. Survival of the fittest may work in the Darwinian sense, but in everyday existence, we need to fight for one another to be whole.
Be kind to your fellow fighters, even those who don’t seem to be at arms. Sometimes, they are the ones who need it most.
"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:12-13

lajoliejelly:

sweetjellyellie:

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Only Love.

As I get older, I find one thing to be certain - struggle and suffering are inevitable, but not insurmountable.

I have friends fighting battles I cannot even fathom, even as I fumble through my own. Love - raw and righteous - should be our one weapon. Survival of the fittest may work in the Darwinian sense, but in everyday existence, we need to fight for one another to be whole.

Be kind to your fellow fighters, even those who don’t seem to be at arms. Sometimes, they are the ones who need it most.

"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:12-13

This post was reblogged from unwavering.

03/5/2010



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wanderlust.

Hello, Tumblr.

It’s been so long since we last spoke. I am currently sitting in Logan airport, concluding the last leg of my east-coast city tour - DC, NYC, Bos. It’s my first time flying jetBlue. Last night, they canceled my flight due to weather on the west coast. This morning, they delayed my flight due to a storm in the mid-atlantic. A few minutes ago, they delayed it again due to weather in Pittsburg. Is it just me, or is this just a tad bit suspicious? :)

Anyways, despite my traveling woes (there were others en route to Bos from NYC), I have had an absolutely fabulous trip. I’m a country girl, but I have city blood in my veins. I can’t help but crave the lights, diversion, and constant company. It has been decided - I must return! One day, somehow, somewhere :). 

Thanks to all the kindred spirits who made me feel at home in every city. I miss you (too much) already.

I am ridiculously rich in the best kind-of wealth - friends :). Love you, all!

Pics of Corinne and update of travels coming soon! 

(This post is dedicated to my most faithful reader - the elegant Vintage Chic :)

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justbesplendid:

CHANEL Bicycle 
For the lady who drapes herself in nothing but Chanel, a très très limited-edition bicyclette from the house that Coco built. Only 50 models were made, less than half of which are available in the United States. Adorned with Chanel’s signature quilted leather, including a detachable jewelry roll and a pair of saddlebags, this eight-speed epitome of two-wheel decadence will set you back, oh about $17,000 or so.



please pretty please x 1000 :)

xyn:

justbesplendid:

CHANEL Bicycle

For the lady who drapes herself in nothing but Chanel, a très très limited-edition bicyclette from the house that Coco built. Only 50 models were made, less than half of which are available in the United States. Adorned with Chanel’s signature quilted leather, including a detachable jewelry roll and a pair of saddlebags, this eight-speed epitome of two-wheel decadence will set you back, oh about $17,000 or so.

please pretty please x 1000 :)

This post was reblogged from Vintage Chic.

25/3/2010



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doctorswithoutborders:

A crackdown on stateless Rohingya living in Bangladesh has led thousands of people to seek safety at Kutupalong makeshift camp. Around 2,000 people arrived in January alone, driven from their homes in the Cox’s Bazaar area.Bangladesh 2009 © Giulio Di Sturco/VII Mentor


"You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light."
Psalm 18:28

doctorswithoutborders:

A crackdown on stateless Rohingya living in Bangladesh has led thousands of people to seek safety at Kutupalong makeshift camp. Around 2,000 people arrived in January alone, driven from their homes in the Cox’s Bazaar area.
Bangladesh 2009 © Giulio Di Sturco/VII Mentor

"You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light."

Psalm 18:28

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23/3/2010



22/3/2010



(Picture from NYTimes. Click to read article.)
Historic.
Though the overhaul bill is a watered-down version of the original, it is change in the right direction. There is a grave problem if the very people who are in need of coverage - the sick - are being denied. It’s not a question of ideology or big government. It’s about the lives of everyday people, struggling to finance treatment of their own diseases or that of their loved ones. Expanding coverage to more uninsured Americans, ensuring coverage for sick children, keeping insurance companies from dropping those who do become ill … what is there to argue about?
I am currently an uninsured American, though I am employed. I have personally faced the question of whether or not I can afford my own healthcare. It’s not an ideal situation, even when I am not a victim of any life-threatening disease. I am also going to medical school this fall. As a future healthcare professional and someone who has experienced a glimpse of the challenges of the uninsured, I am in full support of the direction set out by this bill.
Caring for the sick is not socialism. In most contexts, it’s known as compassion. I know, the debate is far more complex than at face value. But for the sake of those who suffer, let’s try to find common ground and move this forward. Yes, we can.

(Picture from NYTimes. Click to read article.)

Historic.

Though the overhaul bill is a watered-down version of the original, it is change in the right direction. There is a grave problem if the very people who are in need of coverage - the sick - are being denied. It’s not a question of ideology or big government. It’s about the lives of everyday people, struggling to finance treatment of their own diseases or that of their loved ones. Expanding coverage to more uninsured Americans, ensuring coverage for sick children, keeping insurance companies from dropping those who do become ill … what is there to argue about?

I am currently an uninsured American, though I am employed. I have personally faced the question of whether or not I can afford my own healthcare. It’s not an ideal situation, even when I am not a victim of any life-threatening disease. I am also going to medical school this fall. As a future healthcare professional and someone who has experienced a glimpse of the challenges of the uninsured, I am in full support of the direction set out by this bill.

Caring for the sick is not socialism. In most contexts, it’s known as compassion. I know, the debate is far more complex than at face value. But for the sake of those who suffer, let’s try to find common ground and move this forward. Yes, we can.

03/3/2010



Ah, Corinne. Yes, this happens to be a song that I love, jam to, and dance to without abandon. However, I’m posting this video b/c I’m somewhat disappointed with the outcome. Has that ever happened to you? You listen to a song so many times, and you have your own music video running through your head. All of a sudden, you see the real thing, and it’s just not as rich.

Try this - listen to the song first (Paris Nights / New York Mornings) and then watch the MV. Did you see a disconnect? It’s different for every person…but…

Things I would change:

1) The cafe scene in the beginning: Gorgeous, perfect dress. Great pairing with the boyfriend blazer. But the cafe should not be empty. Her lyrics are loaded with imagery that should be used - checkered greasy tablecloth, slightly askew - coffee and cigarette in hand - lipstick stain on both. waiters bustling, people bustling - steam rising from coffee cups and kettles.

2) The song is about young love. Yet, the video makes her look so alone. Perhaps, she didn’t want to use a male lead in honor of her late husband, which works out fine b/c a random person next to her would look cheesy/contrived. However, I would take more shots as if they were from the eyes of a lover - a close-up of her laughing face looking into the camera rather than away, shooting her figure running from the side or approaching from the front (which they do some of nicely), or even a shot of holding hands (with hands as the focus and faces not shown). Once again - take more advantage of the imagery. In the verse where she sings “Kiss me in the rain by the Rue Voltaire” - there should be a shot of his shoes and her heels in the rain - with one of her feet popped :).The song celebrates a “togetherness” that is just not evident in the video.

3) This is a fast-paced song about the city. The choice of using long, lingering shots of her looking off into the distance or sitting on the bridge just don’t fit. The director should have opted for faster, more action-oriented clips. Short flashes of images, lights, smiles. The panning of the night street cars, hailing a cab, and dancing on the bridge barefoot were good shots. They should have used more of those brief focused clips, varying them with the long ones to have more impact. I feel like more of it should have been shot at night or the sharp light of morning rather than the soft, afternoon sun. At the end, it would be cool to pan out and rest on a blinking, aerial view of the city’s nightscape.

In short: More laughter. More vivacity. Less polish.

Perhaps I make too much of the matter? But it’s all outta love - both for this song and the art of MV-making (which I have no expertise in whatsoever…other than the ones I make in my head ;).

03/2/2010



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neonsugar:

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Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. I would like to host one just like this :).

neonsugar:

michelleums:(via abbysharp)

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. I would like to host one just like this :).

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xyn:

The Boston Globe | “Kwan puts skating career on ice”
For the past few months, I’ve taken a second glance at every Asian female that I pass in Davis Square in hopes of meeting Michelle (who is studying for a masters in law and diplomacy at Tufts’s Fletcher School). So far, no luck. Perhaps I should start frequenting Diesel Cafe…

What?? I used to live right here! I walked by this theatre every single day!! Oh! If only! I remember holding my breath as she performed, reading her biographies, wanting to be just like her :).
However, this is not as bad as when I heard that Julie Andrews had been at the Wellesley Bookstore… hours after she had already left. The bookstore was literally a 5-minute walk from my dorm at the time. Talk about HUGE life-long regret.
le sigh.

xyn:

The Boston Globe | “Kwan puts skating career on ice”

For the past few months, I’ve taken a second glance at every Asian female that I pass in Davis Square in hopes of meeting Michelle (who is studying for a masters in law and diplomacy at Tufts’s Fletcher School). So far, no luck. Perhaps I should start frequenting Diesel Cafe…

What?? I used to live right here! I walked by this theatre every single day!! Oh! If only! I remember holding my breath as she performed, reading her biographies, wanting to be just like her :).

However, this is not as bad as when I heard that Julie Andrews had been at the Wellesley Bookstore… hours after she had already left. The bookstore was literally a 5-minute walk from my dorm at the time. Talk about HUGE life-long regret.

le sigh.

This post was reblogged from Vintage Chic.

02/2/2010



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xyn:

Nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be announced in half an hour, and what more fitting actress to post a photo of than she who has received the most Oscar nominations in the history of award (15 make that 16) - Madame Meryl Streep.
Here she is with Nora Ephron, with whom she was has made three films: Silkwood (1983) and Heartburn (1986) with Ephron as writer, and Julie & Julia (2009) with Ephron as writer-director.

Two women I adore :)

xyn:

Nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be announced in half an hour, and what more fitting actress to post a photo of than she who has received the most Oscar nominations in the history of award (15 make that 16) - Madame Meryl Streep.

Here she is with Nora Ephron, with whom she was has made three films: Silkwood (1983) and Heartburn (1986) with Ephron as writer, and Julie & Julia (2009) with Ephron as writer-director.

Two women I adore :)

This post was reblogged from Vintage Chic.

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