still constantly awestruck with how beautiful this skyline is — i don’t think i’ll ever get tired of this view.
first photo taken in jersey on thursday, second taken on governor’s island earlier today.
sigh, nyc, thanks for continuing to be kind to me.
went to something called figment festival on governor’s island today — there wasn’t much in terms of art (or such), most likely because it was raining like crazy yesterday and looked like it could rain again today, but it was fun moseying about with friends, standing in line for chicken and rice at a jamaican food truck, and just enjoying the weather because it turned out to be a beautiful day.
all in all, ‘twas a good saturday, i’d say.
made it to the rain room! bought a moma membership for this (seriously), but moma has student discounts, and now i’ve got an excuse to go to moma often. i don’t know; i’ve got this huge soft spot for moma; so i’m pretty happy about this.
queued for a little over 1.5 hours for this, which wasn’t bad at all considering that, the first time i tried to see the rain room, i got to moma at 11 a.m. and was told the line was 5 hours long. bought a membership then and went back this morning by 9:45, and the queue went fast, and i got some writing and note-taking done whilst waiting, so consider me peachy! also the weather today is wonderful — it’s lovely and cool and breezy — and i wish it would stay like this all summer, but i’m sure it won’t and the humidity will descend upon us again.
i’ve never been a fan of summer, and i’m still tweeting my hatred of summer as far as temperatures go everyday, but i do love the *feels* summer brings. the city comes alive as people come back outdoors, and i love walking around and seeing all the restaurants and cafes with their windows and doors thrown open, crowded with people enjoying the sunshine and each other’s company, and there’s just so much to do here that it’s hard to be completely unhappy with the weather.
this is a good start for a monday, even if aladin shipping has gotten a little absurd. (lame. i wanted the shinhwa album, too, or casker’s 6th.) i’ve had good experiences with aladin, though, so i wasn’t so inclined to go back to yesasia this time, but i’ll be looking for other ways to buy cds from korea now. i wish i bought enough to purchase them in bulk!
whee, so we have a release date + nice concept art + knowledge that they’re done filming the pv (quick trans of jung-hoon’s tweet: ”we safely finished filming the music video for our new track. hehe”)— one week to go, so when can i preorder this? been checking aladin literally every day this past week …
[img capped from nellhouse]
there is just no way to brace yourself for rejection.
there’s also no way to detach yourself emotionally from your work.
that said, i don’t think i’d ever want to hit a point where i’m not emotionally attached to my work. rejection hurts, but, if i didn’t care and love my story-babies, i wouldn’t keep trying.
what’s not to love?
shinhwa is one of the boybands of my adolescence, so there’s a certain level of comfort that they’re still around, still hilarious, still together delivering solid pop. i was obsessed with “venus” last year, and, as far as i’m concerned, “this love” is this year’s “venus,” awesome music video i can’t stop watching and all. heh. basically, as long as shinhwa is around, i will be a fan — i dare say shinhwa and boa are the only k-pop acts who remain (and will continue to remain) relevant to me.
also, the more i look at eric’s face, the more i marvel at his hotness; he’s a good-looking man, folks. the end.
[img from shinhwa company’s facebook page.]
ten favourite films:
- lilo and stitch (2002)
- hana and alice (2004)
- hula girls (2006)
- pride and prejudice (2005)
- last night (2010)
- spirited away (2001)
- an education (2009)
- chilling romance (2011)
- my s.o. has depression (2011)
- adventureland (2009)
not necessarily the ten favourite films list, although 01-06 are pretty accurate. i had to factor in the quality of the films i had, too, so two very notable exceptions are our happy time (2006) (or i think the official english title is maundy thursday) and nana (2005). also final fantasy vii: advent children — i don’t care what anyone has to say about that; i love that movie.
also, i have a huge bias for yuu aoi and keira knightley.
If you don’t say what you’re thinking, you end up lying when you really need to speak up. —Nakajima in Banana Yoshimoto’s The Lake