Saturday, 12 January 2013

Forty-four sunsets

Oh, little prince, gradually I began to build up a picture of your cheerless life. For a long time, your only distraction had been the beautiful sunsets. I gleaned this new nugget of information on the morning  of the fourth day, when you said: 'I love sunsets. Let's go and watch a sunset.'
'But we must wait.'
'Wait for what?'
'Wait for the sun to go down.'
At first you looked astonished and then you laughed at yourself and said: 'I keep forgetting where I am!'
Indeed he did. As we all know, when it is midday in America, the sun is setting over France. If you could whizz off to France instantly, you would see the sun go down.
Unfortunately, France is much too far away. But on your tiny little planet, all you had to do was swivel your chair a few inches and you could watch dusk fall whenever you wanted.
'One day, I watched forty-four sunsets!'
And a little later you added: 'You know, when a person is very, very sad, they like sunsets.'
'And were you very, very sad on the day you watched forty-four sunsets?'
But the little prince did not reply.

Chapter 6
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Sometimes you need to remember to live.

There are days when you can inhale and move on. Exhale and let go. It's like getting out of the woods and feeling the warmth of the sun on your face. And suddenly your thoughts are clear and you see the opportunity.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Amazing Liu Wen

It is refreshing to see faces that are different from conventional boring barbie look. Liu Wen is one of the few Asian supermodels out there and I think she is absolutely stunning. 

Friday, 31 August 2012

Effortless Cool

I am a big fan of effortless cool. But what exactly is it?

For me effortless cool comes from confidence, you have to be enough to be complete. No pretence, no showing-off, no people pleasing, just you as you are.

It's about doing what you feel is right even if it is against the norm or even against what others consider cool.

I think Ryan Gosling's character in Drive is effortlessly cool (in fact the whole film and the soundtrack are so cool...). That guy can make knitting look like the coolest thing ever, that's how effortlessly cool he is.

Is it me, or being a real human being makes you effortlessly cool? ;)

Friday, 29 June 2012

Paris. Eiffel Tower

This is the last post dedicated to the most romantic places in Paris. It won't be complete without the Eiffel Tower... I know that a lot of people find it too banal, too familiar. But I love it. That's all.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Paris. Pere Lachaise Cemetery

There is something so beautiful about cemeteries. It's peaceful. It's calming. It allows you to think and look at things from a different perspective. The reason I went to Pere Lachaise in Paris was the Oscar Wilde resting place. But then I realised that this place is so much more... While walking through the labyrinth of graves - some plain, some so elaborate - I saw the beauty of life as well as the beauty of departure.