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Indite

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I’ve finally moved to a new blog.

inditehere.wordpress.com

I like the word indite. See u there!

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July 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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Hangouts

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This looks like a nice place:

The Spot: Harvard & Stone (Where is the Cool?) from Where is the Cool? ® on Vimeo

I do want to check out Coffee Bar K, mainly because it’s Japanese and I trust them when it comes to quality. Also, my colleague was talking about Speakeasy. Might take the time to check that out as well.

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July 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Posted in Places

12 x 2

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It’s been a month since my 24th bday. Life is good and I can’t complain.

Turning 24 has been amazing to say the least.

I’ve been at the same company for 1 1/4 yrs – not bad for a first job and I’m really glad with it.

We have new friends (: I remember there was a time when we would joke that we where going to get so sick of each others faces after being friends for so long. Also because we’re seriously not the most sociable people in the world. But hey, all hope is not lost. We managed to find others just like us (:

Its really an absence makes the heart grow fonder kind of relationship, because I miss these guys the moment we’re apart. How sickeningly mushy.

There is so much love in my life – I no longer feel lonely, because I’m just so content with myself.

Health is seriously not to be taken for granted. Ade & I were told that we have gastritis. Its nasty, but it’s kept me in check. I’ve changed my diet, cut down on everything unhealthy (trust me, it wasn’t easy) and started exercising. I must say, I feel a lot better because of it.

I’ve managed to carve out time to do things I love. Silent sitting, active meditation and reading (latest in line have been Chroma by Derek Jarman and The Monocle) One for the heart and one for the brain.

I know that this post could make me sound like a pompous arse, but I’m just so glad it’s all fallen into place because it hasn’t been easy.

You know, when you’re young, you get so afraid of growing up for some reason. But I wouldn’t change anything and I’m so glad to be here. Happy 24th to me (:

* I changed my theme, so there might be some clipping in old photos.

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July 12, 2011 at 11:49 am

Posted in Personal

July

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Patience

My card for July is Patience.

Patience is always tricky. Telling someone to be patient is like telling a child not to move, it makes you want to be impatient.

We have forgotten how to wait; it is almost an abandoned space. And it is our greatest treasure to be able to wait for the right moment. The whole existence waits for the right moment. Even trees know it–when it is time to bring the flowers and when it is time to let go of all the leaves and stand naked against the sky. They are still beautiful in that nakedness, waiting for the new foliage with a great trust that the old has gone, and the new will soon be coming, and the new leaves will start growing. We have forgotten to wait, we want everything in a hurry. It is a great loss to humanity…. In silence and waiting something inside you goes on growing–your authentic being. And one day it jumps and becomes a flame, and your whole personality is shattered; you are a new man. And this new man knows what ceremony is, this new man knows life’s eternal juices.
~Osho Zen: The Diamond Thunderbolt Chapter 10

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July 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Posted in Personal, Tarot

2 bears

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This is just too adorable not to share.

We only know a few things about The 2 Bears

  • The 2 Bears are a duo of humans dressed up in bear costumes
  • Their names are Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip)
  • They make unique electronic music
  • They’ve released two EPs on Southern Fried Records so far this year. The first back in March titled Follow the Bears and the most recent one released this month titled Curious Nature
  • They think they’re bears
(via Soundlogic)
Go here to get some goodies.

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June 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Posted in Music

Blue Valentine

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Over the weekend I watched Blue Valentine (2010), it was alright.

I do think that they did a fantastic job acting it, and Ryan is very hot nowadays, that’s always a compelling reason to watch a movie.

But I think the story’s a little bleh. I know its very real life, but it just didn’t seem movie worthy. Two people from dysfunctional families end up in one, is that really a surprise?

There was a line in the movie though that really stuck out,

How can you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that?

That is so true, how can you?

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May 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

Posted in Movies, Quotes

Save the world

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I remember, after the reading the complete mindfuck that is The Buddha Said… By Osho, this was my favorite quote.

Someone pointed out to me that I’ve been so busy having fun that I’ve been neglecting this part of my life. How do you say it without making it sound like complete bullshit? Yea.. spiritual side I guess. Time to pay more attention to it.

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May 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Posted in Personal, Quotes