Feb. 7th, 2010 05:13 pm
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So I woke up early on a Sunday morning and spent the whole day at Sybai (short for the Shashin Bijitsukan or Tokyo Metropolitan Photography Museum) for the lhee Kimura x Henri Cartier-Bresson exhibition! More on that in another post.

Right now, I just want to cam-whore(I never liked this word!) spam photos of myself for a bit.

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Lately, I've been feeling like this.
spiderpig: (the efficiency o this nation :: havemerc)

I feel like this right now, waiting for the right chance to come by on a Catbus. It's okay, I have my trusty book and umbrella. You can never go wrong with umbrellas and books.
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For many reasons, including the incredibly humid weather:


My dream Ninomiya coat is also on sale at Jiyuugaoka's Uniqlo for 2990yen. I needs it. If Takadanobaba has it too, I will SNAP IT UP.
spiderpig: (speed of light // hoshi no koe)

For Mindy

For my cousin!

For Yen

For YZ

For Tsu


Oct. 12th, 2009 02:02 am
spiderpig: (mmmmm. // ariake koichi)




spiderpig: (moyashimon rabu)

spiderpig: (grumpy :: ariake koichi)

coffee + 4500 words (of which i have 2800) + 3 hours sleep + roaaarrr

bzzzzzt bzzzt )
spiderpig: (do-s ::xanusxsqualo)
Discovered some awesome (free!) photoshop actions and I've been playing around with them to achieve the effect I want in my photos. Of course it's cheating because I didn't get to the end product by myself but let me indulge in my decent photographs made more prettyful.

..Yes, I know prettyful isn't a word. Cut me some slack. I was reading Lacan and Zizek for like, 4 hours. :(

Note: I just realized that my current LJ layout skews (and screws up!) the photos so do view them on flickr (click the photos and it'll take you to the original page)!

Mainly Kyoto Photos )
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spiderpig: (STALKER GEEK // ariake koichi)
Meet My New Boyfriend

Meet my new Boyfriend )

Currently tinkering around the LJ clients. Can't decide if I like iJournal or Phoenix better. Phoenix resembles Semagic more though...
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bbf roll 2 bbf roll 2

Photoset here


Jan. 24th, 2009 08:30 pm
spiderpig: (opposable thumbs :: konata)

Gwendolyn gwendolyn.

Gwendolyn. )

And carv'd in iv'ry such a maid, so fair,
As Nature could not with his art compare,
Were she to work; but in her own defence
Must take her pattern here, and copy hence.

- "The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue", Metamorphoses by Ovid

(Click on images for larger resolutions.)

spiderpig: (STALKER GEEK // ariake koichi)
GSC's Ryogi Shiki Garannodou Ryogi Shiki Garannodou

"I have been told I've got a darkish personality. A few times."
Takahashi swings his trombone case from his right shoulder to his left. Then he says, "It's not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There's shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. And to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort. I don't think you have a particularly dark character."
— Haruki Murakami (After Dark)

Why and how is he able to write like this. It's as though I can reach out and touch those words and feel them with my arms wrapped around them.
spiderpig: (opposable thumbs :: konata)

Figure review and photoshoot here
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Some photos from my first roll of BBF film. Results weren't too good. I still need to work on estimating the focus range.
spiderpig: (STALKER GEEK // ariake koichi)
A rainy evening at the Hort Park.

Hort Park

more photos )

Full photoset here
spiderpig: (do-s ::xanusxsqualo)
To my greatest surprise, two of my photos were nominated for the annual , organized by the Anime Figurines Network on Facebook.

This is horribly presumptuous of me but please do vote for me if you have a Facebook account. It's quick and painless! Do let me know if you voted for me -- I'll doodle Konata for you! (Or Kagami, if you swing that way!)
spiderpig: (literary criticism)
I have been reading!

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And Love itself have rest.

-Lord Byron

Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell;
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

-John Donne

(I remember having this as my last PC exercise during JC2, but I never did hand it up!)

Excerpt from Darkness

A fearful hope was all the world contain'd;
Forests were set on fire--but hour by hour
They fell and faded--and the crackling trunks
Extinguish'd with a crash--and all was black.

-Lord Byron

Reading up for my own enrichment (oh wow, I sound like an educational spokesperson!) and for upcoming classes next sem. University has made me read less, much to my disappointment.

Anyway! I am definitely getting these lovely Moleskine City notebooks once they're out!

Feed my soul! )

random band ranting )

I wanted to get Tales of Beedle the Bard for my two younger boy cousins but I couldn't find them at Kino (a.k.a I did not want to navigate the throng of people there) so I picked out two pocket versions of the Iggulden brother's Dangerous Book for Boys. To my surprise, they were lovely reads! Yes yes, I read my cousin's presents. I can't help myself. I just read whatever I have at hand - shampoo bottles, sauce bottles, pamphlets, newspapers, magazines - if it has print I'll read it.

I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of poetry that was included in one of the volumes! (I think it was the Facts, Figures and Fun one?)

Iggulden's Dangerous Book for Boys )

I mean, the oodles of (good) poetry in there astounded me. And made me more certain that the boys should be getting this book for Christmas. Not only are the nuggets of information delicious fun, there is poetry! I wish that there were books like these when I was a kid! Though, I would've never gotten them for Christmas because I'm not a boy. I'll be adding these lovely books (even though I'm still not a boy) to my collection soon. I love the fact that they're hard-cover cloth books, which makes them really pretty on the bookshelf. Plus, their spines will hold up to the obvious wear and tear. Cheers to the Iggulden brothers for putting together what I think is an awesome book for children (and children at heart)!

Anyway, off to read more and need to wrap presents for the maternal family christmas party tomorrow! My mum wants to pair ham and oranges together. :\


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