Crudeness of Art

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” – George Bernard Shaw On close inspection undepicted in the pictures, passers-by have scribbled crass comments below the masterpieces. Which I could not understand. Which drove me senseless. An approval of ribaldry? Or a subversion of the fact ordinary humans cannot accept the salaciousContinue reading “Crudeness of Art”

The Secret Rathaus Glockenspiel

Ever wondered what lies behind and inside the famous clock tower of Munich? Well, here’s a glimpse! A cafè/pub/restaurant lies within stone-grey walls, hidden away from the world that is watching the fairy stales spin atop the tower’s clock. xoxo, Viktoria Jean

Book Review: Waking Up Married

I received this book from Harlequin KISS in exchange for a review, and here it is! By Mira Lyn Kelly Date Published: January 22, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin KISS My Ratings: 7.2 / 10 “Life isn’t about getting everything you want the instant you want it. Some things are worth waiting for.” Additional Info: From USAContinue reading “Book Review: Waking Up Married”

prism of infinite spectrum

“You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking upContinue reading “prism of infinite spectrum”

Travel-diary: Asians in Munich

Touched down on the third largest city in Germany, the host city of the 1972 Summer Olympics, with the cutest city motto: München mag dich, which literally means Munich loves you. On the first day, we had lunch at Dachau Station, KZ-Gedenkstätte, in which our Döner (kebab) came in colossal proportions! Our stop where we touched downContinue reading “Travel-diary: Asians in Munich”

the next crazy venture

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road

causal chaos and sheer blind luck

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.” ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods What’s life to you?  

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’sContinue reading “carcassonne & citadel”

bright sunshine on a cold day

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and theContinue reading “bright sunshine on a cold day”

the front porch

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine orContinue reading “the front porch”

totally worn out

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ― Hunter S. Thompson

keep calm and stay sassy

The school of hard-knocks that is life clearly isn’t just any bubble-wrapped, sugar-coated candyland. When the going gets tough, chant this mantra: To me, being 22 & trying to keep your sanity in this crazy world is: 1. Realizing what a terrible person I am / had been 2. Knowing my flaws, recognizing the needContinue reading “keep calm and stay sassy”

take a holiday from reality whenever you like

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. HappinessContinue reading “take a holiday from reality whenever you like”

had my heart aglow

Memories aren’t created to be tossed aside or fed to the wind. Most unfortunately whoever created Man didn’t engineer our brains to work as per a shredder does – feed it in, tear it apart, then proceed to expel the remnants. Letting go takes tremendous practice – a dab of ignorance, a handful of shrugs, closedContinue reading “had my heart aglow”

178. sylvia plath

  “It’s getting so I live every moment with terrible intensity. It all flowed over me with a screaming ache of pain…remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted. When you feel that this mayContinue reading “178. sylvia plath”