on turning nineteen, existentialism, ageing (among other things)
–18: “the Greek word for “return” is nostos. algos means “suffering.” so nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.”
was looking through my instagram map and found yet another picture from 2012 I thought I’d share here else it becomes lost and forgotten amongst all my more up-to-date photos. all it makes me think of is how I really want to go back to Poland. one day, perhaps, when I’m finally grown up and…
–20: “friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “what! you too? I thought that no one but myself…””
open fire date: 8th july, 2014 location: changi boardwalk, netheravon road it’s Tuesday and it’s been a week since the start (and four days since the end) of the Communications & New Media Freshmen Orientation Camp 2014 (CNMFOC2014). my oh my, what a great week it has been.
–50: “one of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.”
(shot along Mariam Way on thursday evening) (as I’m typing this I’m cringing/grimacing at the television while watching the season finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on FOX because it’s SO PAINFUL TO WATCH and I’m crying internally) so, I’m left with fifty days before school actually starts; the next chapter of my short-lived life….
–57: “being busy is better than being bored. bored left a long time ago. busy is always around for me.”
(photo taken yesterday evening) it’s a Sunday and I’m finally getting a chance to slow down and take a breather after the hectic week— I’m completely done with my practical test (for driving), my first bout of concerts/performances is finally over and I’m very thankful for the break I can get before resuming with choir…
–71: “we travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
throwback to June 2012, during ACJC Choir’s Europe tour to Poland and Austria w dół alei / down the alley date: circa june 2012 location: Kraków, Polska / Cracow, Poland “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” —The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974, Anaïs Nin
–81: “that was the thing. you never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.”
sunsets always held lots of meaning to me: they were always a beautiful sight to behold, a conclusion to the day, a spark of hope for a better tomorrow, an artistic inspiration for a better blend of colours in a technicolour life (and whatever else you may interpret it as) but for today, the sunset…
–89: “yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: yours is the darkness of my soul’s return – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”
lights will guide you home // a sky full of stars date: 7th may, 2014 location: roosevelt’s diner&bar, new bridge road silently if,out of not knowable night’s utmost nothing,wanders a little guess (only which is this world)more of my life does not leap than with the mystery your smile sings or if(spiraling as luminous they…
“for a great many people, the evening is the most enjoyable part of the day…”
a quick panorama I shot with my iPhone 4S earlier on, whilst traversing VivoCity’s Sky Park in search of some inspiration and waiting for mother dearest to head off to dinner. wanted to leave it as it was but a panorama on a white square canvas seemed boring so I decided to make it a…
“he was proud of her, he admired her, and at that moment he was conscious of life as something good and he fell in love with her all over again. this consciousness of love took the form of a deep patience inhabiting him, rather than a feeling of cheer or even hope”.
day 6 of APAD and I feel rather reminiscent— was scrolling through my instagram account and found this photo I posted two years ago (!!!) it thus goes without saying that I felt like I just HAD to post this on day 6 new beginnings date: 1st february, 2012 “He was proud of her, he…