A Toy Story

It’s true, I have no friends to hang out with so I’ve turned to toys for company.

Bringing these babies around the island wasn’t easy. I definitely needed a car. And a shopping cart if I’m lucky enough to find one. Otherwise a real life person to help out. But as mentioned, I turned to toys for a reason.

Picture above was taken at Tan Quee Lan Street. Where? It’s just adjacent to, and greatly overshadowed by, Liang Seah Street. If you are ever there, you must have the fish soup. One of the best in Singapore!

I will put up a few pictures of my adventures with these babies, because a friend has been asking to see them. But firstly let me thank the person who made it all happen, Amos Yeo was so kind to lend me his very expensive and treasured bearbricks. Had such absolute trust in me, and was so generous and understanding all the way. Thank you!

Brought the bearbricks out for a traditional local breakfast. Food probably turned cold as I was taking this.

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Call me, maybe!

I want to have as much fun as these people!

Sometimes all you need is bubblegum pop. And half of young hollywood.

My own video interpretation coming soon!

How can you swallow so much sleep?

Kirsten Dunst, Vogue Italia Feb 12

Bombay Bicycle Club – How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep

This video is under four minutes long, yet took six months to make. I think the team hand crafted all the props in the video and it’s very elaborate. I realize BBC quickened the beats on the track for the video, to fit the dreamy/ inspiring theme of the video. Usually when I listen to the original audio track though, I find it to be the most hopelessly romantic song :’) Even though there are exactly three lines of very vague lyrics repeated over and over. I could listen to this all day!

Mad Men – Mar 25

Anybody here watch Mad Men? Cuz they’re back and I can’t wait to see Roger Sterling again. Yeah… I’m more into the Roger Sterling type than Don Draper! Don Draper is just way too messed up to function. All his issues are catching up with him. Roger is the complete opposite. He just doesn’t give a fuck (except when it comes to work).

The poster and billboards that got me so excited :

Aren’t the billboards amazing. The opening sequence of every Mad Men episode shows the shadow of Don Draper falling out of buildings. So yeah the building graffiti below is so apt.

Daughter – Landfill

 

I’ve been listening to the same song on repeat for the past two days. Full fledged obsession has to be shared. I even uploaded the song on mediafire so all of you can download it easily. Click here and you won’t regret it. While my mind is usually blown by advanced musical compositions, the simplicity of the melody here is appreciated so that the words – so true, so painful, so understanding – can shine. There are dramatic drops, highs and lows still in the composition, in order to emphasize the emotion of the words at certain points. The song really teases your feelings and tugs at your heartstrings. The voice haunts you long after. Amazeballs.

Name of the artist is Daughter, title of the track is Landfill. In a nutshell it is about being in love with the wrong person, someone you know isn’t good for you but you can’t help it.

[download MP3]

Daughter also has another song, ‘youth’ that resounded within me the first time i heard it. Very powerful words.
Fave line,
“And if you’re still breathing, you’re the lucky ones.
‘Cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs.”