Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I see the moon these days from Paris, because I once saw Paris from the moon

Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
Thomas Fuller

Hello all!

Hope everyone's been having a lovely September so far- again, sorry I haven't been updating as much as I'd like to... but I do miss writing and will try to as often as I can!

At this point of my life, I've come to find that I've been reflecting more and more on Life itself- in five years, what do I see myself as? Where am I going to be? Am I really happy?
As busy as the end of summer was and throughout this month, I've gone through tribulations where I was facing some dark storms in my skies.
It happens- it's just that when it came down to the actual moment, it really hits you, and your left feeling at a loss for words, let alone expression.

Regardless. what goes down, must go back up. Everything happens for a reason I believe, and that continues to be my personal motto.

The good things?
Well I've signed up as a Fashion Writer for The Mike, which is St. Michael's College newspaper at the University of Toronto. What makes it extra special is that I'm the first Fashion Writer since its establishment! I'll be covering everything from fashion's inspiration, history, to all things ephemeral in this fascinating sphere.

Second great thing: I've personally met Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic novels (in case you haven't heard of her, which I doubt it! And if you haven't, its worth to take some time to google her and browse through her works!)
She is such a sweet and talented individual, and is every bit as funny and lovely as the Shopaholic herself.
Hint: when asked about if there's a possible book in the near future after her latest, Mini Shopaholic- it's a yes!
As one talented author to one that is an aspiring one ( my Memories of an Evening is still in the works, but I will dedicate more time to it- and more excerpts to post!)
Even more inspiring she wrote this on my book, which was amazing:

I also had the opportunity to take part of the Toronto International Film Festival, in which I was able to attend the debut screening of Never Let Me Go.

All I have to say is that it's so hauntingly beautiful and a powerful film. Readers of the novel will not be disappointed as I thought that Mark Romanek did a superb job to capture the story. The actors all did a wonderful job to capture each of the characters. Worth to watch.

To Read: Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists

A great read, where you're instantly transported from Paris to Rome. So far I'm at the beginning of the book, but already there's that catch.
I have this thing with books where I would read a paragraph at the beginning of a chapter or the synopsis, and if I feel this tug where I'm compelled to read further, or enchanted by the story, then I know it's a read I'll grow to enjoy and treasure.
I find myself loving stories that have what I call a "cinematically poetic" edge to it.
For example, The Winter Vault, Never Let Me Go, Bel Canto- all have that sheer brilliance of providing that extra half an inch of deep cinematic awe.

Joie de vivre,


Note: the first and last images are courtesy of weheartit. All other images (apart from the Never Let Me Go poster of course) are by yours truly.


  1. I've been feeling a little bummed out today, but this put me in a nice and peaceful mood. So thank you! I plan to take a look at all the things you've mentioned. :)

  2. Ah, so you saw Never Let Me Go! I meant to ask when you were going to see it. It sounds even more incredible now. I can't wait until it gets a wider release. Must see!

    Congrats and good luck with the newspaper. Sounds like it will be lots of fun, especially as you get to delve into fashion's history as well. Always a fun and fascinating topic. Enjoy!


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