Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Project 52 - MARCH 2015

01. | At the beginning of the month I needed some art therapy to get me through, I've always wanted a Korean name, I've always known the one i want but i never could find it anywhere or knew how to write the whole thing. I decided it was time I just learned. For me learning to write it means a lot, it means i am entering into agreement with my mind and my heart to not give up on what seems like an impossible dream that i have. My hangul probably sucks but my heart is enthused.

02. | My good by present from my host school

03. | Got to spend some time with a friend I haven't seen in a while, I think we both needed it. Well, I know I sure needed to puppy cuddles from her dogs haha

04. | I went on an adventure!! More on that soon.

The start of March seems like it was so long ago....it started with such a different feel than it ended for me....I can't believe we're on the cusp of April! ARIES SEASON!! ;) What are you looking forward to in April?

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+ February

Sunday, 29 March 2015

My Tarantism Track List

This word is pretty much how I have been feeling the past two or three months. When everything hits the fan and that familiar feeling of freak out has risen in my chest and I cannot think straight sometimes I need to turn my brain off and not think just for a little bit.

For moments like that, there is dance.

Dance that takes all your energy, dance that makes you sweat and move and feel alive and sexy (if that's what you need at the time) dance that flings your hands, your hips your head and your hair. Dance that keeps you too busy to be sad even if it's only for three minutes out of a day.

Lately one to three songs on the following track list has allowed me to do that. Dance for a while until I can't breathe, until the adrenaline fills my brain and I must lie on my bed breathing heavily, breathing rabidly, desperate for breath but breathing.

Sometimes when I can't think it's like I cant breathe, like I'm suffocating under the weight of my anxieties but...then I can dance and remember that regardless of my circumstances....I can breathe.

Fair warning, not all the songs on this list are rated PG if you know what I mean haha approach with caution if they're not your cup of tea.

 Tarantism Track List March 2015

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Musing My Plush Palette :: Eat Like a Local : Outragous Chocolate Cake!

If you are not a chocolate lover let me warn you now that this post make no sense. This post is about my favourite slice of cake, now that's a layers of Chocolate Fudge Cake, a layers of Fudgey Brownies a layer of cheese cake, another layer of Fudgey Brownies and topped off with another layer of Chocolate Fudge Cake, all together.

Surely, it has well earned the name outrageous right? 

This is my very favourite chocoholic sweet indulgence on the island and I know I am not alone. If you visit and you have not had this. You have not lived!

More from my Eat Like A Local Series
+ 7 Ways to Eat Like A Local

Peace. Love. Chocolate.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Musing :: Mind : The Memories You Will Be Allowed To Keep

Sometimes the easiest way to calm your speeding heart rate is with some puppy therapy. I usually wait until school is out to visit my friends but the stars aligned and puppies Snow Belle and Amber joined the family of my friend Shell.

As we are both bloggers every time we meet I think, i need to write a blog post about these shenanigans but then by the time the sun has gone down and we are just laying around laughing about our past, present or future I realise I have no idea what we actually did.

Should I tell you that we hugged puppies for long expanses of time? That i bombarded them with kisses because i have a puppy kissing problem? That we laughed at how shocked I, a none drinker, was that alcohol could actually smell and taste like marsh mellows? That we played rap music loud and sang along loudly and without a care? That our bodies followed this ridiculous singing with ridiculous dancing? That we tired ourselves out and took selfies and shared choirs, hung clothes out to dry and exchanged questionable youtube videos obsessions? Doesn't it all seem so trivial when you write it down? Yet...it feels like the very essence of life itself, just living and being alive.

I've been watching Scorpion lately. A character suffering from dementia said 'Make good memories because in the end, you never know which ones you will be allowed to keep.'  I remembered that quote as that day ended.

 Peace. Love. Good Memories.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Wonderlust Wishlist :: Road Trip Wear?

Sometimes i wonder if this ever happens to anyone else. Sometimes i get this urdge to move deep down in my bones. To grab a hold of good people, rent a car and just drive and drive and drive. To take a road trip vacation. For me this would look something like...driving to the grand canyon or something, i don't know. I don't care where we go, i just want to drive there.

I love the feeling of being in a car. I like watching things move past me. I like not talking. I like listening to music and watching this beautiful earth spin. I like being in good company. I like not thinking in a life were there is just too much to think about sometimes.

Sometimes I have dreams of just getting up, packing a few things and leaving. I can't now because all my money is tied up in school. What I can do however is think about what I'd wear instead and mellow myself out.

Like what if we left early in the morning for a long long drive? I'd want something comfortable (and easy to get out off for unscheduled bathroom breaks.) I'd like it to be fun and of course a little snarky. Something in keeping with whimsy and the wanderlust I feel...Something that would be ok if i jumped out of the car and started lounging on random rocks, stomping through rivers, running through a field and throw in myself to the ground to cloud watch just because I can.

What if it were in the evening when the sun was about to go down? It would need to be light and okay in that kind of heat. It would need to be pretty because that time of day is so pretty. It would need to have that feel to it, that feeling you get when day turns to night and your pulse seems to speed to a different rhythm.
What would I put in the bag I would grab? It would need to be simple and quick: make up bag essentials, (I really need to do an update on that lol my purse looks so different now i think!) a journal, pencils, a mirror, a scarf, sunnies, lipstick, money. Quick. Easy. Light. A grab bag. A grab and go bag. A bag to throw over your shoulder and volt!

Of course there is also the jewellery but that may just be a whole other post ;) I'd like to each item but honestly, school is still kicking my butt. In the meantime, know that every single item on here is from Modcloth

So, is it just me who gets that random urge to just.....go?! What do you do when it happens to you?

Peace. Love. Wanderlust.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl - Happy International Womens Day!

// This girl can because it's my favourite
// Dream, Girl
// This Gender Game
// The Dear Me Project (even though bloggers have been doing this forever but ok youtube)

Happy International Women's Day! Society makes it pretty confusing to come to that place of loving ourselves both as people and as female (you know if you are). Thank God if you've come to that place of beauty where you're not just okay with it as PART of who you are but you're lovin' it too!

It doesn't have to be a sentence to inferiority and the constant fear of being raped. At least, it shouldn't be only that. There are other things that make you female, beautiful things like simply the way you have been stitched together. Things like the way your body curves in special places, the way your hair grows, the way your clothes fit, the way you feel things.

You are not lesser. You're just beautiful in a way that's all yours!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Project 52 - February

// My country celebrated it's independence day in early February, i went to a book launch by one of the members in my writers group, I has been a long time coming and I was so happy for her.

// I have been completely submerged in my teaching practicum.

// In lieu of the Chinese new year (team fire rabbi!) the Chinese government had another instalment of cultural presentations. It was amazing for the short time I was there. The place was so packed I could barely see the stage...yay for assistive technology for making things a tad easier, yes?

// I'm nearing the end of my teaching practicum, my evaluator has been so so helpful. She is a teacher I respect and admire in the profession and she has helped me to learn and grow so much in it. I have so many feelings about the whole thing! More in a next post though. Meanwhile, here is a view of my favourite section of their school library ;)

Hope you are well! I know this post is late but ah I've been and continue to be swamped in so many ways....I miss you guys!!! ♥

Peace. Love. Learn.

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