silver linings on the setting sun
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." -- Oscar Wilde

nyc transplant, canadian soul. sporadic brushstrokes, occasional penmanship, continuous wandering.

things you can do with a fancy new macbook laptop made in the last 3 years:

I don’t abandon my babies until they’re ready

tags: samsonia

things I can do with a fancy new macbook:

change is good, sometimes.

But I’ve got high hopes, it takes me back to when we started
High hopes, when you let it go, go out and start again
High hopes, oh, when it all comes to an end
Now the world keeps spinning

Yeah, the world keeps spinning around
On a train that has just begun to move, it seems it is the platform that drifts away instead. Above ground, the pavement crawls away from beneath motionless feet, dragging with it strangers, and friends, and their shadows, and days, and years, and the shadows of years. It’s the last exhales of the summer heat mixed with fingers of suspended rain, a blistering dampness poured like wet resin between the streets giving grotesque forms to old footprints. In the sluggish sun, old thoughts grab at ankles and muffle breath and blind eyes and halt steps. 

But the river rush always returns to jolt the moving train, reminding inattentive passengers that it is they who are lurching forward in the dark, leaving behind platforms and shadows and fresh notches in some abstract time. 

deep breath, hold for twelve

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allstreetsKeizersgracht - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

tags: reblog

(Lake Ontario waterfront, Toronto)

chakhadapanda said: NICE THOUGHTS CHALLENGE. Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and send this to 10 of your favorite followers. But not back to me, of course.

5 nice things about myself…

  1. I paint things, and sometimes they turn out pretty dang cool
  2. I am basically Asian-mother-certified wife material in the kitchen
  3. After 20 years I can now reliably put eyeliner on with a 90% success rate
  4. I am a fantastic person to get drunk with because I will drink all of that crappy vodka you hate but still have lying around, and I still won’t mess up your house
  5. Who am I kidding I’m awesome what else do you need


Book Meme~ (tagged by mylifeinmonochrome)

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.

In no particular order, and just a selection:
  1. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  2. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  3. Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
  4. On the Genealogy of Morality - Friedrich Nietzsche
  5. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
  6. 1984 - George Orwell
  7. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  8. Lord of the Flies - William Golding
  9. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkein
  10. Le Petit Prince - Antoine de St. Exupery


serious asian problems: trying to figure out what to feed your sister’s non-asian friends when they stay for dinner

A reckoning of our time alive. 18x24, acrylic on canvas.