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13 February 2012 @ 09:59 am
Guess I couldn't sit still in the same place for too long after all. I've moved over to clenchedsoul, named after a Neruda poem. Join me there, if you're still up for it.
I got into toy camera lomography in 2010 and had an amazing time with my Superheadz Kumagin wide lens in 2011. I took it with me on tons of outings and even to California and Hubei province in China, but only recently have I begun to send the film rolls for developing. It costs $14 to scan film into a CD at any Fujifilm store, but I get it done for $8 at a little shop called Triple D at Burlington Square. I found it a hassle to go there so I've been putting it off for months. Now I can drop my film off every Saturday and collect it the next since I have Spanish classes opposite there once a week, so it doesn't really feel like a pain anymore.

I had two rolls developed recently — one's a Kodak Gold ISO 400 and the other is a colour negative from a brand I forgot the name of; I wasn't terribly impressed with its colouring, though. Anyway, these photos were taken in May and June at the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, Chrissy Field and Embarcadero in San Francisco, and the Griffith Observatory and Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, I made the embarrassing mistake of getting my finger in many of the shots. Toy cameras are small and I have large hands, plus I was rather engrossed in the scenery so I guess I wasn't careful enough about getting a clean shot. But I still like how the pictures turned out.

if this is how i feel then nothing now is true, and nothing can ever be taken away from youCollapse )
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: till kingdom come - coldplay
23 January 2012 @ 11:48 pm

When I hit a new stage in my life I usually honour it with a new journal, but I'm not doing that now. I've realised that instead of embracing new challenges I've been running away from my past. I'm no longer embarrassed of my younger, clumsier self so I'm going to stay here and continue pressing fresh ink over these crinkled pages.

It's a new start, once again; this time hallowed by the fondness with which I flip the pages of my favourite book.
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: bewilderbeast - badly drawn boy
This isn't another Death Cab post (not yet, anyway) but it is about music. I'd like to share what I think are two amazing acoustic covers by Walk off the Earth and Before You Exit. Expect a lot of music-related posts from me this week because I'm so stressed with schoolwork, I need a lot of noise to be both the distraction from and the soundtrack to this chaos.

'and i don't wanna live that way, reading into every word you say'Collapse )
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Current Mood: rushedrushed
Current Music: somebody that i used to know (cover) - walk off the earth
09 January 2012 @ 12:26 am
My favourite band Death Cab for Cutie is playing in Singapore on March 7. I bought tickets as soon as they went on sale; no way am I repeating the catastrophe of waiting to buy them closer to the concert date like when they first came here in 2009. All the tickets were sold out in no time. I'm still looking for someone to go to the concert with me. While I have friends who enjoy their music, nobody loves Death Cab like I do.

Over the next few days I'm going to share some of my favourite songs by them, plus some acoustic stuff and side projects their lead singer, Ben Gibbard, did on his own. I love him. Maybe even as a man. He has this innate sexiness that comes from the quiet charisma of someone capable of being both the leading man and the perfect sidekick. It's really hot how a reliable guy like that knows how to take the back seat, too.

Anyway, like I said, I don't know anyone who loves Death Cab the way I do. I like all of their songs and end up loving most of them on each album hard. I wish you could take the time to listen to everything, but if you had to start somewhere I'd recommend their 2005 album Plans. That album is about as mainstream as they're ever going to get: they never sold themselves out. They retained that flavour that is uniquely theirs.

'my head is weak, my heart always speaks before i know what it will say'Collapse )
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: unobstructed views - death cab for cutie