Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Farewell 2017





This year's favourite...

Places:
• Valencia, Spain.
• San Francisco, California. 
• Los Angeles, California. 
• Paris, always.

Words:
Broflake: straight while male offended by any feminist or ethnic activity which is not directly designed for him. 
Logophile: a lover of language, one who relishes the taste of words on the tongue & in the mind's eye.
Tsundoku: people who buy more books than they can actually read (Japanese).
Kalsarikännit: feeling when you are going to get drunk home alone in your underwear Рwith no intention of going out. (Finnish)

Apps:
• Podcast: Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell
Detour, guided walking tours. 
Moment, put down your phone and get back to your life.

Movies:
Maudie


Music:
• Masseduction by St. Vincent
• Ibn El Leil by Mashrou' Leila
• Petite Amie by Juliette Armanet

Books:

Small victories: 
First time in Spain








SaveSave
SaveSave

Friday, 30 December 2016

Dear 2016, we're done .




We all have something to say about 2016 and I won't gush about everything I disliked about this year. Instead, I try to remind myself of all the good that took place despite the setbacks and disappointments.  

This year's favourites:

Movies:

Places:
Cape Town, South Africa.
Steilneset, Norway. 
Copenhagen, Denmark.

Music:
Solange - A Seat at the Table
Anohni - Hopelessness
Christine & the Queens - Chaleur Humaine

Books:

Small victories: 
This book. Two years in the making.
• Our TED-Ed was published.

Writing.


Previously... 20152014

2017: Love conquers hate.




On Blogging:
I'm blogging less and less so I had to ask myself if there was any point keeping this blog at all. I've always thought of it as a visual diary, an exercise to make sure not a single month goes by without some form of recording. However, I had to do something to simplify the procedure. I removed all comments, I reorganised all labels, I deleted two-thirds of this blog's posts, I also deleted two old blogs of mine. Google doesn't make it easy for you to erase parts of your past online. It took hours, but I won.