The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

“I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. “ I love this book even as I’m sucked into the throes of its deepest tragedies. Even as I’d watched the movie midway through the book, I was unprepared for its ending. Nazism, constant bombings, war-torn countries […]

eternal graffiti in the heart

“With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” – Max Ehrmann Despite ups and downs (literally turbulence, and figuratively) life has been pretty awesome of late. I wouldn’t have traded summer for its worth in gold, and I’ll look positively forward to the rest of it. Itacho Sushi with Nataon Dia, […]

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 […]

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 […]

oo1 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

The night is long – shadows grow on my wall I’m calling out but no one’s home; Cause paranoia is the only friend I know Street lamps dimmed promptly at midnight, signalling the witching hours. A rented motorbike cruised along the Kan-Etsu expressway at a speed enough to give the common man a heart attack. […]

Haneda Tokyo – May ’13

Raiding the local supermarkets is a no-go action in Japan! So well-stocked such that the food&beverage galore is every Japan-enthusiast’s worst nightmare… you’ll wanna cram the entire store into your baggage home.