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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Another Kind of Green

April: I was starting to tire of the good ol' British weather. I wanted to get away, see that glowing orb in the sky perhaps. So I booked some time off work and pulled out the darts.

Last Thursday, UK airspace was shutdown due to Eyjafjallajökull. Yeah, I can't pronounce it either. At first I thought it was pretty cool, then realised this could really screw with my plans to go away this week to Italy... Turns out that isn't happening anymore. Great. Maybe it's Earth's way of punishing me for wanting to fly on Earth day. Thanks Earth.

Fortunately, the Sun decided to make a surprise appearance over the weekend, so I thought it'd be nice to go for a walk with the camera. Maybe things will turn out ok, I could live with this kind of green.

Another Kind Of Green

Monday: work, clouds, rain, gloom, nuff said.

Tuesday: salsa. I was looking forward to it all week as I hadn't been for 2 weeks. 

6:10 : I squeeze through the unusually crowded Paddington. Looked up at the board and all i see was delayed, delayed, delayed. What the crap?! Apparently there was some accident in Maidenhead. Anyway, ended up taking 3 hours getting home and missing salsa completely... bullocks.

That green on the other side is starting to look good again... that ash cloud better clear soon because I'm on the wrong side.

Listening: Joshua Radin
Reading: A Canticle For Leibowitz
Watching: Bones

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Getting lost running in a straight line

A few weeks ago I woke up and looked out my window:

Snow day
A blanket of snow, probably around a foot or so.

Then the week after I was here:

Barren and eerily beautiful. Iceland.

Another week passes by and I find myself on a plane alone heading towards…:

The wonderfully quaint. Lisbon, Portugal.

Have you ever wondered if you were living it right? Life had become a routine and upon that sudden realisation, sometime around the new year, my stomach was feeling dizzy. It's a new decade and if I didn't do the things I promised myself I would do in the last now, I may never get the chance. I felt like I was getting lost running in a straight line.

Seeing Iceland was a real slap in the face, and I have a friend to thank greatly for that, I'm awake now. Outdoors. It's a beautiful place. I find myself taking photos again, the desire to explore revived, the urge to be creative.

I'm a bit late, but here's to hoping everyone has a wonderful decade ahead of them. Instead of making resolutions a hundred times, why not just do them? Go and take those pictures, pick up that guitar, paint that painting, travel, give to charity, leave that place a little tidier than you found it and let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. Don't let anything get the best of you… apart from alcohol abstinence, that's just silly.

Next on the list: Cycling to Paris from London.

Sunday, 8 November 2009


If life decides to throw a spanner at you, take it like a man. Don't give up and crawl into your little space, come away from it with a lesson learned and smile!

Rejection has left me bouncing of so many no's that I learned to be encouraged by the defeats. I found I had more talents to cultivate, more songs to play, more pictures to take, more people to meet. I was always complete in knowing I was moving in the right direction, albeit slowly.

So step away from the platform edge, someday you'll find that spanner will come in handy and you'll thank yourself.

May every situation be summed up in a smile.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Quarter-Life Crisis

Quarter-Life Crisis
"When I wake up,
and the day begins,
do I hold my breath
and count to ten?
Or will it be three?
We'll see, we'll see.
It depends on which day of the week."

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Love comes from the most unexpected places...

Feeling deflated. Up at this godforsaken hour, working. I've somehow slipped down the slope of staying up later and later. As far as I can tell there's no way to get back up it. Help me. There's just so much on my mind at the moment, I'm drunk from all of these thoughts.

I can no longer think ahead in time further than a day. The future doesn't exist, I tell myself. The only time and place is now. Which is why I'm gonna be screwed when exams begin to rear their ugly heads out from their cage.

While Left Brain has been working his arse off, Right Brain has been feeling lonely and neglected as I ignored him. Plus I'm hungry, but i'm far too tired and too naked to go make something in the kitchen. So with an apple in one hand I started to sort and process some photos from last week. Then I sat by the piano and bashed around on that thing for a while playing this awesome song from an anime called Nodame Cantabile. Pretty.

Here are some photos courtesy of Right Brain while Lefty takes a break.

Love comes from the most unexpected places
"Love comes from the most unexpected places"
It could be from someone you've known all along, or from some stranger's eyes you've never met. I'm not sure how or why I came up with this, it just popped into my head when I saw the little petals. It didn't help that it was bloody windy...

"No Diving or Swimming"
Better do as it says.

No good comes from all work and no play. Don't let anything get the best of you. I am deflated no more. Art is my air hose.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

The Fifth Beatle

Oh my... this video is so full of win. And to quote John Mayer, I can't imagine how much my quality of life would improve if I were to begin every day with this video projected on my bedroom wall. Not only does it involve two music legends but the song's chorus is a visual experience in itself. Who knew he could move like that?

Saturday, 15 March 2008


Paris Airport

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Purple Fluff


Saturday, 9 February 2008



I completely forgot about this photo, so when I stumbled upon it I was like...*sigh*

Damn, I miss those little buggers.

Friday, 8 February 2008

The Bod in the Night

The Bod in the Night

Rad Cam
The Rad Cam we all know and love.

Also took some portraits once I got bored. Those street lamps are a biatch as a light source...

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Goldilocks' Revenge

Goldilocks' Revenge



I don't actually know the horse's real name, I call him Emilio.

Sunday, 13 January 2008


I haven't touched my camera for weeks, so since I have some free time before lectures and all that begin, I thought I may as well use it to take some photos.


I have really small feet...

Seriously though. Chopstick. A cup of water. Tissue. In case anyone was wondering.

Friday, 4 January 2008

I Have Space!

Payed a little visit to Ikea in Wembley and came back with a new desk. Woot. It was my first time there or any Ikea and I have to say it was a pretty strange experience. They give you a pencil and a piece of paper before you make your way around the showroom. If you saw an item you liked, you would jot down the 2 numbers on a label attached. Upon reaching the end of the maze, you are thrown into a huge warehouse where you have to fetch your boxes off of the palettes. I found it strangely fun... kind of like a treasure hunt...

I have so much space now, well, compared to my old desk. I'll probably pile it up with junk in no time anyway.
New Desk

Satisfied my craving for DIY nicely... for a little while.

Soon after, I got bored of work again so I decided to fold some paper :).


God I love building crap.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Rats of the Sky!

Rats of the Sky!

Just a little gathering of pigeons, waiting to take a dump on unsuspecting passer-bys...