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Thursday, March 31

Tuesday, March 29

quote of the day #67

Le Petit Prince (by Susannah B)
I am your truth, I am your destiny. I am desire and despair. I am your glow inside your beating heart. I am the love that leads you there. I am your soul. I am the darkness where you disappear. I am the light that leads you safe. I am the shepherd of your laughter and your tears. I am your pleasure and your pain. I am your soul. I am the faith that leaves your spirit strong. I am the sunlight in the rain. I am the universe inside your mind. I am your soul. I am the courage that inspires you. I am the knowledge that you gained. I am the people you will choose to be. I am your soul.
I am by Chakra (via bodymindandsoul)

Friday, March 25

All those who wonder are in lust.

It has been almost a year since I first came across images from this hotel, and I'm still in love with the creative and originality of it. I mean, in a place - Singapore - were sleek and post-modern is all designers can think about, in the middle of it all, you'll find this old school, fake vintage with a design twist, retro, and almost Kitsch wonderful hotel.

"the word 'wanderlust' stands for a strong desire or impulse to travel far away and explore different places.
hotel wanderlust, the newest development from boutique hotelier loh lik peng is set to draw madcap, curious voyagers 
into the old ethnic enclave. made for guests with a sense of adventure, it invites visitors to walk the unconventional path
where a radical hotel experience awaits.

wanderlust is located in an old settlement where indian immigrants once reared cattle and livestock. 
the structure, whose history began in the 1920s as the hong wen school, still retains its original facade that gives the hotel
a sense of old-world charm.  situated 10 minutes from the cosmopolitan stretches of orchard road and the central business district,
wanderlust also offers door step access to a bustling, colorful street life.

commenting on the location, loh ilk peng says 'I choose little india as it is such and interesting and original area and has not garnered nearly 
the attention it deserves. there are hardly any nice hotels or restaurants in the area and it is mostly overlooked by visitors to singapore.
in fact many singaporeans also do not know little india well. I want to give them a really good reason to rediscover this little gem of 
an enclave!'"

random iotd #5085

Series posted by: theoriginaljoefisher



Poetic Education #24

(Everybody knows I have a sweet spot -ha!- for Cummings)

O sweet spontaneous


O sweet spontaneous 
earth how often have 
the doting 
fingers of 
prurient philosophies pinched 
and poked 
thee 
has the naughty thumb 
of science prodded 
thy 
beauty       how 
often have religions taken 
thee upon their scraggy 
knees squeezing and 
buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive 
gods 
but 
true 
to the incomparable 
couch of death thy 
rhythmic 
lover 
thou answerest 
them only with 
spring

Wednesday, March 23

Bye bye violet eyes.

Liz (Elizabeth Taylor), 1963
“I want it all quickly ’cause I don’t want God to stop and think and wonder if I’m getting more than my share.” 
in National Velvet.

Tuesday, March 22

Monday, March 21

Poetic Education #23

I Like Byron and Shelly quite enough, but, Keats is the Romantic of my heart.


"I have been astonished that men could die 
martyrs for their religion -
I have shudder'd at it.
I shudder no more.
I could be martyr'd for my religion
Love is my religion
And I could die for that.
I could die for you."


-John Keats

this year's Holi festival.

Always colorful, always vibrant.







Saturday, March 19

Of wisdom.


Personally, If I could, I would have Morgan Freeman narrating some of my favorite books to me or as a voice-off to my life, or even as the speaker to my eulogy... I'm sure if at the end, it was anything great to say about me, he even would make it appear as if it was with that wonderful voice of his. And then... he is this wise...
Interviewer: Black history month you find…
Morgan Freeman: Ridiculous.
Interviewer: Why?
Morgan Freeman: You’re going to relegate my history to a month?
Interviewer: Oh, come on.
Morgan Freeman: What do you do with yours? Which month is white history month?
Interviewer: (pause) Well, I’m Jewish.
Morgan Freeman: Okay. Which month is jewish history month?
Interviewer: There isn’t one.
Morgan Freeman: Oh, oh. Why not? Do you want one?
Interviewer: No.
Morgan Freeman: Right. I don’t either. I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.
Interviewer: How are we going to get rid of racism?
Morgan Freeman: Stop talking about it. 
I don't know the original source of this article, but it aired circa 2005.

Friday, March 18

random iotd #5082

Via MyModernMetropolis

Of empathy & sympathy.

REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil(via heartisbreaking)
People hold candles as they pray for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims during a ceremony at Japan Avenue in Lima, Peru March 17, 2011.

Thursday, March 17

Of prayers and help.

little | prayer (by omar mokhtar)

Donations:

I've been trying to find images that reflects hope and light in the middle of so much sadness, but there are none.. destruction is everywhere. Between the earthquake, the strong aftershocks (still occurring presently), the tsunami and the subsequent evacuation, it all stars to resemble the end of WWII. Please donate, if you can.

random iotd #5081

Via Think Me Strange

quote of the day #66

"The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but they reflect a certain underlying order which may or may not be divinely inspired."
~Steven Hawking

Rocking in a Relative world.


Oh Eddie.


Eddie Vedder - Longing To Belong (album version)

Tuesday, March 15

Puzzle da vida.

Obrigada, Mr. Sunshine.

Monday, March 14

Support.


There's a lot of ONGs out there, right now, fighting battles while we so helplessly watch as the world collapses because of wars and natural disasters. Hope you can find it in you to help any ONG with a propose close to your heart. I choose this one, Save the Children, since I think the youngest are the most affected ones in any kind of calamity.
This is a serious organization that has already a convoy of workers and volunteers on the ground trying to control an unmitigated disaster that has left 100.000 displaced children. 

art by Rob Dobi

Saturday, March 12

On the matter of beliefs.

I feel compelled to address some things I feel very strongly about.
First. I hope, that no matter were you are in this world you are as safe as possible and strong enough to get trough whatever it may be darkening your days.  
Second. I’ve seen a lot of people getting offended or trashing on images urging to pray this last couple of days. Well… In my opinion -taking into consideration all the problems we, mankind, are confronting right now- disagreeing over how people express themselves spiritually, is just ridiculous. There’s no harm on wishing well and peace, no matter what form those thoughts may take. Fanatism it is what is wrong about beliefs, any kind of beliefs.   
Third. On the matter of posting pretty things while the world is full with dreadful news. Well, I choose to post things that inspire me to believe that better days will come. I see enough sadness daily. Nonetheless I do not criticize those who chose to focus on different topics. As they say, live and let live.
Take care.
Peace, M.

Friday, March 11

Dear 2011, can you be any less 2012?

via quoteskine


"So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten." ~Iron and Wine

random iotd #5080



Matheus Lopes (Brazil)

Sunday, March 6

quote of the day #65

"How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within if only we would listen to it, that tells us certainly to go forth into the unknown."

~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross