the party

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back in town. back to business.
*even though i haven’t really felt my feet on the ground yet.

mission accomplished.
*it was somewhat fun, but most of the time it was something almost surreal, in which i was surrounded by strangers speaking strange languages in a fairytale-like setting *except for the ride from CDG airport to central Paris, when it vividly felt like… Sydney!

one question still baffles me: does it have to be that way?
~one minute we talked and laughed like good buddies, the next minute, when it came to the business, you were like my worst adversary.

well i guess i just need to learn how to deal with that. better.

 
 
 
 
 
 
*The Party ~Regina Spektor

the party

fight song / amazing grace

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“if our stories weren’t worth sharing, and they didn’t matter, then what would be left for us? think about it!”

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i used to tell myself that i would never use their service, or rather, “his family’s service”. that was irrational and i knew i couldn’t overcome “the lame past”—not until that thought was settled.

this morning i pushed the door, smiled and immediately started a friendly and honest conversation with their staff. i think it was nicely done. and this arvo i finally mailed him what i had promised. perhaps, it was both the right thing and the kind thing to do.

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less than 32 hours before the flight. feeling very much calmer now. my new motto: keep calm and improvise.

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this week has been SO hectic, but heck, i’ve done another level!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Fight Song / Amazing Grace ~The Piano Guys

fight song / amazing grace

let it all go

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got this 20 hours ago from OALD:

niggling adjective
1 used to describe a slight feeling of worry or pain that does not go away
2 not important

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đầu óc khá là lộn xộn. diễn đạt các thứ không được tốt lắm. bị lòng vòng luẩn quẩn mà mệt quá chẳng muốn nói gì nữa. tự thấy nhạt thếch.

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terrified.
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Let It All Go ~Birdy + Rhodes

let it all go

alegria

shoot for the stars

tháng 7 của nhiều sự chuyển dịch—của mình, của bạn, của công việc, của các mối quan hệ, của thời tiết, của cuộc sống nói chung~

có vẻ như là một bàn đạp không-ngẫu-nhiên chuẩn bị cho một tháng 8 của những sự đổi thay thật sự.
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Alegria ~Cirque du Soleil

alegria

the eyes of sharbat gula

4:51pm. it looked both inviting and intimidating enough to make me hesitate. i had promised myself a bike ride on the day of the summer solstice, but confused the date and failed to make it in the morning. “and now it doesn’t seem a great time for a ride~ plus, where off to?”. initially i had west lake in mind for a 5am ride. 5pm? not so tempting. “well, just get out and pedal away and decide later~”.
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