Vulnerability

October 16th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

An interesting TED Talks video on being vulnerable that was shown to us at my Conflict Management class today. If you've got 20 minutes to spare, I think this is worth watching. Feel free to visit the actual page this video is on, if the small size bothers you.

“Biggest life lesson learned?”

October 15th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Learning how to let go of people from my life.

The Cape

October 5th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Thank you, Maison Martin Margiela, for trying to bring back the cape into men's fashion this fall.

The cape by Masin Martin Margeila

Wheel

September 16th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

People have the right to fly
And will when it gets compromised
Their hearts say “Move along”
Their minds say “Gotcha heart”
Let’s move it along
Let’s move it along

And airports
See it all the time
Where someone’s last goodbye
Blends in with someone’s sigh
‘Cause someone’s coming home
In hand a single rose

And that’s the way this wheel keeps working now
That’s the way this wheel keeps working now
And I won’t be the last
No I won’t be the last,
To love her

And you can’t build a house of leaves
And live like it’s an evergreen
It’s just a season thing
It’s just this thing that seasons do

And that’s the way this wheel keeps working now
That’s the way this wheel keeps working now
And you won’t be the first
No you won’t be the first
To love me

–John Mayer ‘Wheel’

Walk with me, Suzy Lee

September 1st, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Never thought I'd use the 'School' category to write a blog post on here ever again, but here we are. I'm been wavering between excitement and dread these past few weeks, I guess because I had a great summer and I'm reluctant to let go of that. But at the same time, I feel as if I'm moving towards something important, that my life is finally going in the right direction, that I know what the hell I'm doing.

Peanuts x A Bathing Ape

August 29th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

My vinyl toy collecting days are long gone, but once in a while something will show up on my news feed that will reignite that crazy furnace inside of me. A Bathing Ape and Peanuts are joining forces to produce a number of goods for the upcoming Fall/Winter collection, with one of them being this really cool set with Snoopy and Woodstock. My only concern? If it stays true to how BAPE usually prices their products, then this thing will not be cheap.

See the rest of the collection over at Hypebeast.

Was reading through some old posts back in 2008…

August 24th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

…and I didn't realized how much I missed kanyeuniversecity.com until now. Remember that place? Kanye would post random crap on his blog from sites like Selectism, Hypebeast, Yanko Design… places that I still go to today. The man basically inspired me to blog the way I did back then. It's kind of a shame that we don't see that part of Kanye much anymore.

Random thoughts at 1 AM

August 12th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

I don’t really remember the last time I slept on my own bed lately. I’ve been hitting the road these past couple of weekends, sleeping on hotel beds, stiff mattresses in university dorms and on the floor of a tent, with nothing but sand and rock underneath. I was determined to make this summer a good one, maybe being away from home a lot is starting to wear me down a bit. I’ve got another trip to Victoria this weekend, if I can get through that one then I’ll slow it down. In between my out of town excursions, maybe the other reason is because it’s so damn hot these days, the only refuge I can get from the heat is turning the fan on and sleeping on the couch in the basement. With the television on, it sings me to sleep. Maybe the other reason why I can’t stand my own bed is because of this restlessness that seems to show up when the sun goes down. I don’t know why, but sleeping in my own bed while I’m like this doesn’t help me. Maybe the television is key. Instead of thinking about things, I let the television tell me everything’s going to be OK, that I will soon find sleep tonight. Yeah. Maybe that’s it. It won’t all go away, but at least I can try and take it one night at a time.

San Francisco

July 26th, 2014 § 1 comment § permalink

I’m sitting in a coffee shop somewhere in downtown San Francisco right now. Decided that I wanted to travel solo here earlier this year. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now, and I guess partly out of necessity – when I told my friends I was coming down here to run a marathon, they thought I was crazy. And also because I had never traveled on my own before. Being in my late 20’s it was probably long overdue. But after a couple of days into this trip, I’m glad I did it.

It’s not like I don’t enjoy travel companions, and I don’t think I’d recommend this to anyone – some people need to feed off of someone else in order to enjoy new experiences that traveling has to offer. But maybe I’m a little different. I guess it’s because I’m a bit of an introvert, and for most of my life I’ve been a bit of a loner. I don’t have any problems being alone, and the majority of the time I never get bored when I’m by myself. That’s probably why I enjoy running, but anyways.

I also wanted to go out on my own because for a while now, I’m not sure that I’ve been really myself. There’s been a lot going on this past year that I’ve had to try and sort out, I’ve always seen going out of town as a form of therapy. I don’t think I’ve truly disconnected myself from home – impossible – but just for a couple of days, if I could experience living a life different than the one I left behind, then I say mission accomplished.

Tomorrow I’ll be running my first out of town marathon at an ungodly 5:45 AM start time. I love to travel and I love to run. When you combine the two, you get one hell of an adventure.

Reveling in the chaos

June 30th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

I woke up earlier than I thought I would today. I must of slept for only 6 hours, but I guess that's because my body has been conditioned to do that for the past two years because of my job. Last Friday was my last day, and waking up this morning, I don't think it's really hit me yet. Maybe when I look at my bank account later in the month I'll realize what had happened, but for now it just feels like day one of a two month holiday before school starts up in the fall. I haven't been in this situation in a while, unemployed and with plenty of time in my pocket. It's unsettling in a way, because I remember the last time I was in this spot. How hard it was to find a job and not knowing what was going to happen to me. But for some reason, I'm attracted to that lack of comfort in my life, and the reason why I decided to forego a stable paycheque for something more. I knew it was going to be rough coming out of university – and it was – and this is going to be no different.