Christmas

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This Christmas was a special one. There were empty seats at the table, the empty seats that have been empty for such a long time, the newly empty seat of the ones that last year weren’t, and the empty seat that was not supposed to be empty. But there also were the occupied seats of always and of new people joining in.
At the end of the day we did miss in our hearts the ones that were missing but we did enjoy the ones that were present.
There are grinch people who say that Christmas season is somehow hypocrite, I believe that it is a time where we get to spend time with people that are usually far and we don’t get to see often, or the ones we dislike, but just for this time we have an unspoken truce of peace, of enjoying ourselves and the moment we’re in.
Whether it was with family or friends, it was a nice time with the loved ones. A very nice time.

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Merry Xmas! An Illustrated History

so long as it's words

It’s Christmas!! I’m sitting here in my Fairisle knit jumper with reindeer and snowflakes on, I’m listening to Idina Menzel forcefully emote glorious Christmas music at me, and I still haven’t bought all my presents or finished putting the decorations up. The festive season is definitely upon us.

All of that is slightly beside the point for the purposes of this blog post, but damnit, I just really love Xmas.

Oh wait, sorry – not Xmas, Christmas.

This is a common complaint at this time of year and gets people really riled up. A quick poll of my small corner of Twitter (disclaimer: I did this last year and was so slow to write the post that I saved it for this year) shows that pretty much everyone prefers to write Christmas over Xmas. For some, it’s a matter of principle, that they don’t like shortening or abbreviating words, or because Christmas

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Date a Dancer.

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Found this on someone’s facebook, loved it. Hopefully guys understand this, realise it.

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It’s easy to date a girl who dances. Give her ibuprofen in bulk for her birthday, sweatshirts and leg warmers for Christmas, cut-off tees and new soft shoes for anniversaries. Give her the gift of touch, the closeness in your eyelashes on her face and the silent applause in an embrace. Give her Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Yann Tiersen, original scores to your kisses. Make her feel the way she feels backstage, in the wings. Let her know that you, too, have noticed all the different configurations your bodies make to lock into one another. Understand that she’s not asking you to be a dancer when she asks you to dance.
Because when a dancer falls in love with you, she falls in love with the music you make. She will fall into step with you when you walk together because she knows what corps means, what a greater and grander cause costs. She will assume your motions and mannerisms are as deliberate and meaningful as her own. She will soundlessly observe and absorb you, assigning sensational motivation to your every stir. Your imperfections are artistic, and rewarded. She will recognize you by your cantor, your carriage, and most of all your asymmetry. She fancies the idea of completing each other because your smile pulls to the right, and her smile pulls to the left. It’s all in her head, of course, but what does it matter. She always did like dramatic lighting. She values your very presence in a way you’ve never known. Your cadence compels her. Your pas de deux delights her because it cannot be replicated. She will respect your insanity. It moves her.

Because when a dancer falls in love with you, she falls in love with the music you make. She will fall into step with you when you walk together because she knows what corps means, what a greater and grander cause costs. She will assume your motions and mannerisms are as deliberate and meaningful as her own. She will soundlessly observe and absorb you, assigning sensational motivation to your every stir. Your imperfections are artistic, and rewarded. She will recognize you by your cantor, your carriage, and most of all your asymmetry. She fancies the idea of completing each other because your smile pulls to the right, and her smile pulls to the left. It’s all in her head, of course, but what does it matter. She always did like dramatic lighting. She values your very presence in a way you’ve never known. Your cadence compels her. Your pas de deux delights her because it cannot be replicated. She will respect your insanity. It moves her.

Just another breakup

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We all have been there, we’ve had our hearts broken by ‘a loved one, that one person that we thought to be our soul-mates, or our missing half.
Why does it hurts so much?
I think we tend to make up science fiction stories and chick flick movies in our minds about how we imagine things we would turn out. Instead of living in the moment and not think about it, we give much think. Like Mr. Darcy said on Pride and Prejudice “… A lady’s imagination jumps from admiration, to love, to marriage, in a moment.”
How do you know when someone really loves you?
I’ve been asking around and some people have told me it’s the way the person acts when he/she is around you, he/she will not say it.
Tho, what if somebody, shows you by his/her actions that is inlove with you, and then breaks up with you, is it because he or she no longer loves you?
Not long ago a date I had told me that he loved me, cared about me, and actually I do believe that! By his actions he showed it, but then he said he no longer wanted to date me because he didn’t have the time to show it. At least is what I interpreted of what he said.
But, isn’t it supposed to be, that if someone loves you then he or she will find the time to show it. But how much time is it supposed to be?
For example, I love my mother, tho we don’t live together I still find time to call her, I try to obey her in any way I can and show her that I love her.
I also love my best friend and even tho we don’t go out every weekend or have long phone calls every night, I still care about her and love her!
I think if you love someone you’ll try to spend quality time with that someone, not just a tremendous quantity of time with them.
Also, what do you talk about with your loved ones, do you lie to them? Do you always tell the truth and try to be honest? Maybe you tell him/her the so called white lies…
However you live love, wether you show it or you act on it, I think is something that shouldn’t hurt anyone.

OFFF MX 2012

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What a GREAT and AWESOME event! I went home very happy and feeling that being all my Saturday there had been worth it.

The Registration was innovative, tho SLOW! And I can’t believe the machine didn’t ask my e-mail. Tho, other than that the rest was great!

I will write about my favorite ones tho all of them were incredible and have amazing jobs.

I’ll start talking about JOSHUA DAVIS. Let’s just say that after yesterday I’m one of her Fans! I even ask him for a picture and his autograph! Woha!

He talked about play and work, and people working for living. Work and play aren’t antonyms! He encourage the audience to try things, to keep it simple and embrace collaboration.

He also mention that ”The type of you make is the type of work you’ll get paid to do.” So you’d better like what you do and then is when work becomes play.

Some of his personal work includes patterns and designs based and inspired on other patterns carpet patterns and floor pattern that he’s seen. He actually showed us pictures of these.

He has worked with BMW, IBM, Wired, DeadMau5 and others.

It was so much fun having him around at OFFF and great helping him color one of his designs.

here’s the link to he’s website: http://joshuadavis.com/

and this is how part of the design look in the end.

Moving on to my next favorite artist/designer after OFFF México.

DR.WOOHOO!

This guy has been doing some awesome work with apps for biking and all. Really HEAVY stuff! Tho my favorite multimedia work of his is the one that you can see here:

is for Adidas, and the project is AdiZero.

http://www.drwoohoo.com/

THE MILL

This guys talked about pitching and delusional optimism.

The problem about all this pitching thing with advertising, about winning or losing and not just losing because the clients didn’t choose you! But that you just spent money and time, so you’ve lost more.

So this guys have been working on a project that involves all their works for pitching that didn’t win with their clients.

They also mention a pattern in the advertising business, like there’s a kind of formula for it and also that advertising is production machine were you have to appeal to the majority for the clients, that’s when it all becomes mainstream.

The Mill also encourage the audience to ”Do something that you are passionate about.”

Some of their coolest works are this ones:

Norfolk Southern

The Youg Director Award.

Ciclope | The Dark Arts

”Think of each of us as a voice and all of us a conversation, so try not to go over the same thing over and over but keep on moving forward.” -The Mill

here’s the link to their site:

http://www.themill.com/

ANDREAS MÜLLER

He works with Nanika (Something Else) and has worked on some apps such as Hana, that puts your computer to dream about flowers! He says that The Earth smiles with flowers so, why not dreaming about them?

Another of his works is Lamp North, a lamp that shuts off it is pointing north and brightens when it isn’t. His inspiration for this: Wherever you are in the world, there is always a place that is important to you.

He worked with Hyundai i40 here’s the Ad.

He also mention the following IMPORTANT stuff:

  • Giving advice is easy.
  • Be scared, it’s OK.
  • EVERYTHING is AMAZING! and nobody notices it.
  • People LOVE telling stories, help them.
  • Interesting work, brings interesting clients.
  • And most importan. STOP comparing yourself with the rest of the internet!

http://www.nanikawa.com/

ROB CHIU

I LOVE the work of this man! I’ll just leave you his work and the link of his site, it speaks for itself, and hopefully you love it too.

Things Fall Apart

Glasgow Commonwealth Games Opening for 2014

Mechanisms of Passion. Calibre de Cartier

OFFF NY

Dragon Award Talent | Fear/Love

site: http://theronin.co.uk/Motion/

http://vimeo.com/robchiu

BROSMIND

From Spain this is another one I love and can just leave you their work so you can love them too!

They asked one guy from the audience to help them with the presentation and gave him this keyboard.

Site: http://www.brosmind.com/

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Children

It’s not the first time someones comes by saying that kids are transparent small people, smart, honest, innocent.

Today I was baby-sitting, as usual and as usual the kid started to talk to me about things that worried her. This time she was worried about what she would be when she grows up and where would she live.

After a while of thinking and analysing her options (without my help or opinion) she figure she wanted to be an english teacher, and that she wants to live in her hometown and that she hates her father’s job.

Now we are talking here about a six year old. And I thought: why is so worried about that? I mean she has a long way to go before deciding what she’s majoring at in college or university! Kids now days.

Anyway, a while after all this she asked me what I’d like to be when I grow up, and then my mind went blank. I’m a 21 year old adult now and I study Marketing and Advertising and I’d like to study psychology someday. But that’s what I do. Not what I want to be. Who do I want to be? I wonder.

It troubles me in a way, not being able to answer right away like the other kid who said I want to build stuff like malls, city buildings and all that stuff; and this coming from an 11 year old.

I think I have to rearrange my priorities and be honest with myself about what I want and what I like, even tho it seems childish. They say we only get to live once, right? So why wouldn’t we do what fills us up?

By the way, I’m not saying I dislike what I do now, I love it, but I wouldn’t die for it. I don’t feel passionate about it at the moment.

PINK sky

How I wish my day had been like this incredibly gorgeous pink sky.

Today: a terribly long roadtrip with my aunt, cousin, my cousin’s friends and girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mom.
A crazy girl that loves to victimise and blame others.
A friend who’s kind of ignoring me.
And an ED that’s driving me crazy.

The only thing that chills me and calms me down is drawing and writing and taking photographs of the incredible things around me, even tho what’s happening is not that beautifully gorgeous.

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Not according to planned..

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Expectations. Plans. Perfectionism.

This three simple things (complicated actually) combined, are the worst recipe EVER. At least for my recovery, for my health, mental health specially.

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Refreshes in every sense. Perrie

I don’t usually make plans, but when I do I pretty much like to get them done, on time, and when I fail for unknown reasons or known reasons but that are out of my reach to change or can’t handle… let’s just say I hate it and pretty much I’d like to kill anyone or everyone that helped me not to accomplish my plans. The bad thing is that I get so mad I in a way feel guilty or shy or whatever and won’t say a word to anyone, or complain about it, I would just walk around mad and hating life.

So today that happend. And rather than stay with my ruined plans and the people who made that possible, I went out for a walk, got a Perrier (it was a hot evening and I kinda like relate Perrier with refreshment, fresh moments and coolness. I think it has to do with all the ads I’ve seen of Perrier.)

Good thing, there are Starbucks

in like every corner around here, so a good perrier and a cup of coffee calms everybody down.