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a rock in a riverbed

“I didn't remember what month that was, or what year even. I only knew the memory lived in me, a perfectly encapsulated morsel of a good past, a brushstroke of color on the gray, barren canvas that our lives had become. ” ― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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mask of the people

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.” ― James Baldwin

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she’s all the lifeboats you need

Hands up if you've got an eternal crush on Jack Dawson. "Well, yes, ma'am, I do... I mean, I got everything I need right here with me. I got air in my lungs, a few blank sheets of paper. I mean, I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or, who… Continue reading she’s all the lifeboats you need

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A Hat Full of Sky

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

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The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time (Crime Writers’ Association)

Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time (1951) Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939) John le Carré: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1963) Dorothy L. Sayers: Gaudy Night (1935) Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca (1938) Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (1940) Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (1868)… Continue reading The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time (Crime Writers’ Association)

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oo4 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

The kids today are gone away petitioning the dust Just misfit melancholy dregs gone lost in the mall Wanderers to nowhere at all It was never in Max’s honest intentions to fall asleep with his head in Devynn's lap. It was never in his expectations that she would stay to watch him fall asleep. She… Continue reading oo4 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

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oo3 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

In so many ways we live to follow the sun In so many ways we exalt and fail as one In so many ways we want so bad to be done "Now be a good boy, Max, hold on to this white bag. Wait at that junction for a man in a black trenchcoat. You… Continue reading oo3 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

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oo2 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

Don't you think you've had enough Do their claws make sores Take my hand and come away "We have with us a fresh face from Seoul, where many of you were from. Make him feel welcome. Please come in, Max." Stoicly, Max stepped in. He scanned the classroom, his gaze never faltering when his eyes… Continue reading oo2 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

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♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2

{Installation} - [oo2] Noemie Matsumoto is accustomed to getting what she wants. A girl with a purpose. February 2017South Korea “Noemie is late! I tried dialling her cellphone but it’s been going straight to voicemail.” “I wouldn’t be too worried. Knowing Noemie, she’s possibly hooked up with some fella on her way to Miller’s.” Reina… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2

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♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo1

{Installation} - [oo1] …he rolls the strange word around his tongue, “Home.”To a vagabond, the concept of belonging constantly emerges as an entirely new sensation. January 2017South Korea Jae cruises down Myeongdong alley, slows down only to briefly admire a pair of attractive well-heeled legs that were thinly veiled by sheer hosiery, elegantly crossed at… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo1

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♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue V

{Prologue} Noemie Matsumoto's 2017,South Korea When Noemie first laid eyes upon his handsomely flawed face, her heart squeezed with unexplained intrigue. Everything about him screamed perfection, right down to his seeming lack of passion for love, lust and women, which was totally atypical considering his type. Usually, a once-over was Noemie required to have men… Continue reading ♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue V

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primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.

"I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles.” ― Audrey Hepburn

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carcassonne & citadel

When I get a 3-day-off, I'm catching the next flight to Paris. After being home for 2 whole days, it's too hot and stuffy. Perks of being sick consists of reading in bed all day and night. I'm barely three-quarters through the 700-page novel, and already am a newly converted Kate Mosse fan. Kate Mosse's… Continue reading carcassonne & citadel

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Book Review: Happily Ever After

“Everyone's allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it's a mistake not to be.” ― Harriet Evans, Happily Ever After Much like hot chocolate on a rainy Sunday afternoon -- which is what the coverpage conjures as an afterthought -- was exactly how the book felt in my hands. This… Continue reading Book Review: Happily Ever After

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in itty-bitty pleasures we revel

Couple of days ago I revived the much-missed feel of carrying dead-weight heavy books in my arms... by hitting the public library! Which, sadly I have avoided since, 4 years ago, I found actual shit between pages of Nora Roberts. By then I've forced myself to accept the fact that people do bring public books… Continue reading in itty-bitty pleasures we revel

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borne back ceaselessly into the past

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Just...what did I feel about The Great Gatsby? Much Hollywood grandiose, and pop-culture commercialisation… Continue reading borne back ceaselessly into the past

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credo ut intelligam

credo ut intelligam I believe so that I may understand   “This is an important lesson to remember when you're having a bad day, a bad month, or a shitty year. Things will change: you won't feel this way forever. And anyway, sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones your soul needs most.… Continue reading credo ut intelligam

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my beautiful reality

Ought to be asleep to be in good shape for flight but I'm still running on caffeine! Overdosed as usual. What's new. Day out with my one of my favourite batchgirl Dia and I've found my favourite coffee fix! Affogato - espresso with vanilla icecream at 1-Caramel Dessert Boutique! Talking it out, making new plans… Continue reading my beautiful reality

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suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight

“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still… Continue reading suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight

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keeping passion at bay (or surrendering blindly to it)

“Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path. No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow… Continue reading keeping passion at bay (or surrendering blindly to it)