Monday, December 31, 2007

Your world???

(art work by Nate Reeves)


In the deepest and darkest recesses of our minds and hearts, this is where we store our true feelings and thoughts, our wildest dreams and true ambitions, our depressions and vices, our true loves and our true hates…. Our insecurities….
These feelings and thoughts may never be verbalised to another soul. These thoughts are ours. It may consume us.
These thoughts die with us.

Why don’t we share these intimate and personal thoughts?
Rejection?
Loss?

…..Fear?

Our mind is our world….. complex…poetic.. crazy to some, beautiful to others.
But is what they see merely a projection of what we want them to see?
Is it fake?

…..Real?

Friday, December 28, 2007

Polly Dedman

J'adore!


Mindanao.... Lock it in Eddie

In about three weeks I will be leaving home to fly back to PI for Gawad Kalinga.
I am excited yet scared at the same time. My sister and I tried to change regions, but it was confirmed yesterday that we are travelling with the Mindanao group. Apparently MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front) will be escorting us.
Tim, I reckon you’re screaming at your computer right now. But don’t worry we should be ok!

Like I said to my sister “God’s will”

Mara and I were having reservations about going to Mindanao; we tried to go to Luzon. I spoke to my Dad about it and he said we should be all right. He actually wants us to go down south; quote “I want you to experience living in fear”. Dead set, that’s what he said.
I’m pretty sure we’ll all be fine. GK wouldn’t allow going there if they didn’t think it was safe.
:- /

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Diamonds are forever

I just watched Blood Diamond. Wow is all I can say. As you can tell I really enjoyed the movie. Leo did a really good job on the South African accent. I thought it was quite convincing.
After watching the movie, it makes me not want to buy diamond jewellery, but then again I actually wouldn’t buy them because I don’t like them to begin with. I’m not a huge fan of the ‘bling bling’.

When I look through all the jewellery catalogues I receive in the mail and when I walk past jewellery stores, I think to myself “I wonder if these are blood diamonds….. conflict diamonds”.
A couple of days ago there was a documentary on conflicts diamonds. I was really ignorant on how these precious gems were mined. I didn’t realise what type of working conditions individuals experienced while working in diamond mines.

There was one man, whose name escapes me, who was fighting for better working conditions for the African miners. What an angel. We need more people like him in the world. These miners would earn less than a dollar… and these diamonds would fetch up to $500 000 or more.
I really appreciated these two films; it opened my eyes to the ugly side of diamonds.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Brethren


J'adore

ACTS 2

David Choe


The first time I saw David Choe's work was on the cover of Vice magazine. absolutely awesome!
I hope one day he comes to sydney for an exhibition. He has amazing work on his website. j'adore!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas is around the corner

OMG.
I still need to do my Christmas shopping....eeeek.
It seriously does not feel like Christmas....

Monday, December 10, 2007

monster children gallery

Tim and I went to the Monster Children Gallery on Saturday for their Post- Wood exhibition. j'adore..... we were going to purchase some art.... but didn't.... and we are terribly regreting it...
:(


Illustrations by Glenn Smith
http://www.glennoart.com/

Friday, November 30, 2007

Damn Arms


I will be seeing these kids perform tonight at the Oxford Arts Factory. A great way to end the month of November, rocking out with an uber cool Aussie band! j'adore!

If you want to learn a little more about them visit their website http://www.theliveartex.com/
Or invade their space... http://www.myspace.com/damnarms

Monday, November 19, 2007

MX

Love this newspaper. Great way to kill some time when coming home from work.... I like to read the columns "here's to looking at you" and "vent your spleen". It always makes me laugh reading peoples opinions and love notes.... thanks MX for making my afternoon train ride home so amusing!!! bless!
http://www.mxnet.com.au/

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fork in the road

Why is it when everything in life can't be any better, a situation arises that forces you to to re-evaluate everything, or re-evaluate a part of your life.
This is the scariest, yet liberating moments.... We have this assumption that we can control everything that is going on in our world.... but this isn't the case. We dont control anything. Life, the mystery that it is, always throws us an odd ball here and there....ah bless...
These "fork in the road" situations can be a major b*tch (at times). They always get you when your off guard (don't you love it!). Sometimes you feel like tearing your hair out trying to figure out what to do. There is always 2 (or possibly more, mainly 2) choices.... 1. Take the road less travelled and take a major risk that can change the course of your life. Or 2. Stay comfortable and continue along your daily routine.
What to do aye...Sometimes I like choosing the latter... but life, as it is, will throw you in the same situation in the future....well... that's what I think. But regardless what choice you make there will be a lesson learned.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Modelizer


Katherine McNeil
She cool.....

good things come to an end....

so i thought.
i hate that feeling.
it's like a dark cloud hovering over you.
your thoughts consume you.....
your chest hurts.....
your eyes welt up.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Oxford Art Factory: DJ AYRES

Dinner with Anna for her b'day.
Dancing the night away at the Oxford Art Factory.
Seeing old faces from the past.
DJ AYRES, bringing Baltimore sounds to Sydney.... J'adore
We didn't see the heat coming.....
Sweating in the dungen.
Vicky is in town.
I. Gino. Vicky

Anna. Maggy. Mara

Love this pic..... Tim

Gino. Vicky

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Jean Genie


When I go back to PI, I think I might pay a visit to the jean genie.... Viktor.
The only place where I can actually buy skinny leg jeans, that ARE skinny enough to fit my anorexic legs!
The beauty about that store is that it is custom made, raw denim.... I have yet to wash the pair I have now.... eeww.. Those buggers have gone through war.... red wine spillage, numerous concerts, rain..... everything feral.... yum!

I salute you Viktor, you have made my wildest jean dreams come true.... mecca!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Trip to the mother land

I finally made the decision to go Philippines for Gawad Kalinga (http://www.gawadkalinga.org/)
I will be there during Jan/ Feb 08'
It will truly be a life changing experience.
I can't wait.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Rosa Park Rave


James Dela Cruz
(image from my sister's blog, yep she's so creative!)

I went to Rosa Park Rave at Empire Hotel last night. No, it was not a rave as most people think... My mate James Dela Cruz was dj-ing so we went to see him play. He was awesome, as usual. He played early 90s hip hop.... walk down memory lane...*sigh*
A few of the old Hype DC kids were there too.

I will post pics soon....


For the mean time one word somes up my mind frame at this moment...... "square"

Friday, October 05, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

grad. mia. fiesta. trash .....the week that was.....

I GRADUATED
Yep, yours truly graduated last Thursday. About time.... lol... It was absolutely hot.... I was sweating like crazy in the toga..... wearing black didn't help .... mum, dad, mara and tim came to watch.... thanks for the support.... woohoo, yay for me. pat on the back.
If your wondering why there is a white big arse sticker in my hat, it was a disclaimer about not throwing your hats..... kill joy!!!!

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M.I.A Concert
On Friday night; Anna, Mara, Tim, Jr Dean, Jeff and I went to the M.I.A concert..... she killed it... my ears were dead and blocked for the next couple of days. The sound system was L-O-U-D! Tim the girl basher got in a fight with a few girls because they were pushing us off the steps...ggrrrr..... they deserved it.... *roar*
Besides all that bac Jumping up and down was so much fun.


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Trash and Treasure

The last time I went to Trash and Treasure was when I was five years old. Tim and I randomly decided to go there to check it out. Memories flooded back when I drove through the gates. Everything looked exactly as I remembered.
I picked up so many bargains 3 vintage purses (50 cents each, yep cheap as killer pythons lollies) and 3 vintage cameras.... I was so excited and still am ..... I'm going to buy some film and try my luck with them.... I have reserved a spot for them on my shelf.... my little collectables section...yay!
Yep, $2.00!!!!!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

my birthday....

Heels or flats?
We fed our faces.
Attack of the "stalker"
Catty bitch face ruled the first couple of hours....
stress stress ...
Now I know how stressed door bitches can be.
Jumping up and down with my cousins and friends
A lot of alcohol was splashed on the floor.
We may be older, none the wiser, but we sure still know how to party....

Thank you to everyone that made the night as much fun as it was! love you lots!

Clarette. jax. i. frannie. rowie. simon

rowie. clarette. jax. i. tim. liam. mervin. simon. frannie

dean and tim

ruby. rey. rachelle. luke

Liam and i

i. clarette

mara. simo. rey

anna. mara. ed. rey

ed. rey. tim. jess. i

tim. wayne. ed. rey. i

mara. ed. rey. ruby. i . anna

gino and tim

smile

Sam and I

ruby. anna. rey

ruby.i. rey

monkey

rachelle and jeff

anna and i

rachelle. liam.tim. i. rey

rachelle. ed. i. rey. simo

mara. i. anna

mara. rachelle

mara and anna

jess and tim

jeff

i and ruby

get excited

gino. i. (tim at the back) and loser

anna. rey. i. simo. gaston

ed. mara. i

cheeeers

all white now

hhmmm?

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one last thing......

happy birthday rachelle!