"What if prince charming had never showed up? Would snow white have slept in the glass coffin forever? Or would she have eventually woken up, spit out the apple, gotten a job, a healthcare package and a baby from her local sperm bank?"
— Carrie Bradshaw
- 2 years ago
"Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we love leaves us, but the truth is, it’s not our loss but theirs. For they left the only person who wouldn’t give up on them."
— Sex and the City
- 2 years ago
"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes."
— Rosemary Urquico
- 2 years ago
Cronik: Turntablist Hip Hop from Bandung
One thing I love about Bandung is the Hip-hop scene. Nowadays, there are many young & talented local Hip hop performers (DJ, MC, dancers, beat-boxers and other part of the culture) in this city. I think they wouldn’t survive this far if the pioneers didn’t struggle hard enough to keep their existence.
Cronik is one of Bandung’s Hip Hop underground icon that has been recognized for its contributions, skill, achievements, commitment, influence and IMO could be considered as legend in its field. This group includes 2 DJs (Scratchy & E-One) and 3 MCs (DaBozzo, Roczee & Elick). These boys have been hopping their hips from the day when nobody really cared about Hip hop beats.
They started at 2002 by performing at Dago streets every Saturday night and won a competition at the Festival Kolaborasi in June, 2003. Since then, many people noticed their massive talent of scratching, creating beats and spitting rhymes. They’re also incredible on stage and know how to ignite the crowd (besides small-local events, they also performed at big ones such as Soulnation, Soundrenaline, Java Jazz and Playground).
On 2005 they released Arise EP, a mini-album influenced by Jurassic 5, X-ecutioner, Dilated People and Jedi Mind Tricks. First single “Dengar ft. Mali” hit the local radio chart.
Instead of using cheesy or dirty lyrics, they rap politely but still tight and represent Hip Hop with a positive way by talking about friendship, youth, struggle and social life in their songs. My favorite song (actually I love all of them but I have to pick one) is ‘Sundanese’. This song is cheerful, easy-listening also catchy, a mix between modern Hip Hop beat and traditional Sundanese flute. It goes: Cronik yeah! Hip Hop yeah! Angkat kembali warna budaya asli! Click here to listen
“Right now we’re busy producing songs, building our studio, promoting singles from club to club and preparing the next album to be launched this year,” Riza, as known as Roczee, said to me last night.
Yeap, it took 5 years and I cant wait for their comeback. Definitely worth waiting for
- 2 years ago
- 2 years ago
Never underestimate the geeks!
This is how my desktop looks like right now. Thanks to Geektool 3. It is a System Preferences module for Mac OS X that allows you to put widgets (geeklets) on your desktop.
You can quickly see what is happening on your mac (ex: what song are you playing on itunes, the wheather, time, calender, notes, photos slideshow, logs and many more).
This application is awesome! Woohoo!
- 2 years ago