mistakes

Recently, one Japanese phrase has caught on in the west.  Wabi-sabi.  I hear it everywhere.  Books, articles, blogs (yes, the irony has not escaped me) Netflix shows.  And When I hear it, I think, Ugh! Not again. But either that expression has a ring that pleases our western ears, or our language lacks a way…

green daze

It’ll be a green day, I told myself as I set out on a walk to Alfama, the oldest neighbourhood in Lisbon.   William Burroughs apparently called this a “colour walk”.  But I do it a little differently from what he recommended because I use a camera.  Here’s how I go about it.  After I step…

copenhagen coffee lab

I am by no means a coffee connoisseur, but I’m no coffee philistine either.  Starbucks, not your cup of tea?  Then, Copenhagen Coffee Lab might be.  There are many, many things I dislike about Starbucks.  From its too expensive cups of frothy, sweet-n-creamy, caramel-y drinks– because can we really call them coffee (?) to the…

a beet walks into a bar…

Okay, so maybe you’ve heard that one before, but how about this one? How does a beet beat the heat? It strips down! (okay, okay….put the tomatoes down, please !) 😀 But sometimes, it’s fun to look at the same thing on different days and see how it presents itself to you in different ways.

afternoon rain

blue-grey afternoons hungry thunder, a heavy iron barrel rolling in the sky rain bathes dust awaycolours wake up – emboldened, bright While in the house, dark corners doze,waiting for tomorrow’s light

junk-mail! why? why? why?

Ever notice when you return from holiday, just how much junk mail is waiting for you? Like you can wallpaper all your rooms, and if you were looking for a fun crafting project, there’d still have enough paper left over to make a full-scale papier-mache blue whale. It probably feels like you’re drowning in flyers…

slow down

Don’t you sometimes feel like this? When this guy slows down, what does it feel like?Is it relief or simply more stressful that things just aren’t getting done? Maybe, this bug thinks she’ll enjoy life after everything’s been taken care of. After the kids are raised. After that next promotion. After retirement. But how about…