Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
My classmate said after the horrible test today that the experience alone of going to Japan made studying h2 Japanese worth it. That's the kind of passion you get from a student of Japanese. I don't think you can find this level of passion from all students of, say, Physics. What has kept me going all this while is my passion for the language and culture and my supportive classmates. Everyone tries to help each other and we sincerely want everyone to do well.
I'm too tired to translate this post. Maybe later.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Brilliant actress, adventurous dressing. How brave is she to wear that hairstyle?
On the other hand... my Japanese paper today was EXTREMELY difficult. I enjoy studying the language; I just wish it didn't have to be such a struggle. Perhaps the problem lies with me. I'm not doing enough.
Monday, August 25, 2008
I like to look at photos that zoom in on the jewellery being worn with clothes. The mix of styles and textures is very interesting to me.
I'm facing an imminent problem- my fashion folder on my laptop is filling up too fast.
Look 1 (left): lace camisole, striped jacket from aunt
Look 2 (right): grey tank dress worn as top, mum's thin black leather belt with silver clasp
Look 1: Clubmarc filmy orange high-neck top, mum's coral-and-gold bangle
Look 2: peach bangle
Look 1: yellow top from London Oxford Street discount store, necklace with wooden and crocheted beads made by sis
Look : lace camisole from grandma, mum's assorted bangles
Look 1: Elle black spaghetti strap-top trimmed with lace and red velvet, chunky lucite bangle with flower motifs and swirls of orange, yellow and black
Look 2: yellow felt flower and white rose edged in pink, both made by me
Look 3: Forever 21 white rose ring and mum's red bangle
Look: white tank top, Ice Lemon Tee embroidered denim vest, thin brown belt, mum's assorted bangles (except for the top one- a vintage bangle from London's Portobello Market)
Look 1: Clubmarc blue spaghetti-strap top with black flower pattern
Look 2: Zara dark blue-and-white striped top
Look 1: white top from Oxford Street, thin brown belt with small gold studs
Look 2: Salvation Army white bib top, Salvation Army thick brown belt
Look 1: fake jade necklace from Portobello Market, mum's bangle
Look 2: The Island Shop glass beads necklace, utilitarian sling pouch given by mum
Look: assorted beaded ethnic tops, vintage bag from Portobello Market (lass picture)
Look 1: printed top, Clubmarc pink quilted bag
Look 2: Padini sequinned top, lucite bangle
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Balloons in the air! Whee!
Ok, I hope my analysis is not going to get LAUGHED AT. I'm feeling absolutely mortified now by what I wrote. This always happens after a lit. test- delayed reaction. For the initial stages after the test I feel ok, and then realisation sinks in- "what did I just write?!!" I had a really hard time making a mental connection between babies and museums. Both occur in the same poem. Then after the test, Silvia promptly informed me that she finds it hard to decipher the meaning of Sylvia Plath's poems and that's why she picked the other question. Thanks, Sil...
Almost every week I have a new obsession. This time it's vests, especially ethnic vests. I just love the details on such vests like beads, embroidery etc. I recently scooped up an embroidered denim vest for $5. I guess it was discounted because no one likes to wear such things. When it comes to layering with vests, no one does it better than the Japanese:
Source: Style Arena
Japanese street fashion is quite wacky and eclectic but I find it so inspiring.