Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars

It's still frikken hot as balls in Seoul (especially today with a high of 92ยบ) but believe it or not, with the fall equinox coming in less than a month, Summer is gradually coming to an end which means Fall wedding season is to begin. Thanks to Yahoo!News I've recently been informed of the Coppola/Mars wedding. Being a huge fan of Sofia Coppola this immediately caught my attention. I just recently watched her most recent film (about a year old), Somewhere (2010) that gives us a bittersweet look into the existential struggles of a quintessential Hollywood Actor. If action packed films are your style, I'd say steer clear of this one, but if you're into subtly voyeuristic films that take you on a realistic journey through a blip of someone elses life, then I definitely recommend it. Gotta be honest though, I'm a huge fan of her work, but since I'm not too big on following tabloids and what not, I had no idea who Thomas Mars was. Anyone else on the same boat? And though I've even seen his band, Phoenix, play live(Coachella 2010), I had no idea who he was until I read news of his and Sofia's joyous occasion. I guess I'm just a bigger fan of her films than I am of his music. (No offense Mr. Mars!)

A handsome couple they are though aren't they? I sincerely hope they last longer than the average Hollywood couple. I think they're worthy of that much at least.

Here's the beautiful region of Basilicata in Italy where they wed and where her great-grandfather was born. Jealous much??

Weddings have pretty much been the topic of conversation where I've been staying, since my cousin, who I'm staying with, has been planning for her wedding that's coming up in a few weeks. They picked a gorgeous spot in a traditional Korean outdoor venue called SamCheongGak in the heart of Seoul, minutes away from the Presidential Blue House. Here's a picture I took at the wedding fair that was held there last week..

T-20 days till their big day. Her fiance flew in today so I can imagine it's going to be a madhouse in this household for the next couple weeks with wedding preparations and all the family/friends that are soon to follow..

View of a typical SamCheongGak wedding from the above..
It's gonna be beautiful. :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

these are a few of my..

Transforming shirts to dresses in the loft,
on Dani's singer with rainbow thread.

Speed demon fingers with jesus yarn and plastic neon needles.
Odd shaped buttons on Jasmin's head.

Projectile pooping horror stories and
Allison's curly locks that don't dread.

Snuggle parties and breakfast club
Layer after layer after layer..

Bikini's in the parking lot in April
"Finally!" she says.
Photo Cred: Jasmin Selva
Hats by Poli<3

Sunday, August 21, 2011

latte king

Latte King in DMC seoul with the cousin :) best soy latte ever.
Found a perfect video on youtube.

i actually left the apartment and did real people things this week, aka not sit at home and pity myself. feels nice to make some real decisions and have a plan for the next few years. now all i have to do is get going. all this time i made the realistic seem impossible and the possible seem unrealistic, but now that i'm free of "the fear" i feel oddly weightless. like, "shit, that was easy." maybe they've changed. or perhaps i approached the situation differently than i normally would have. either way, grabbing life by the balls starts now!

Friday, August 19, 2011

questions that don't have answers.

why do i always feel the need to go out there, further than i already am, to be "things" and do "stuff"?  as if what i'm doing is never nearly enough.

"it really isn't," she thought to herself.

everything i do feels so sub-par, borderline useless. making bold passionate moves is difficult, and making realistic decisions is discouraging. must i settle? or do i just say "fuck everyone, i do what i want"? wouldn't that just be taking selfishness to a whole another level? i know there are certain sacrifices i need to make to keep the peace in my reality, but how much do put up with at this point?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011