Monday, November 17, 2008

Gosh how strange...

how incredibly strange it is to be back in england. i only wish things were moving faster on several planes. i have far too much time on my hands to think at the moment. leaving nyc was traumatic to say the least, i miss it but as i was speaking with a sociology professor friend recently, we both agreed it was a fairly brutal place. this is not to say that i don't miss it however.. especially my fun loving friends there. i would like to try and visit soon since i hardly go out these days. most of my friends here are married or suffering from incurable mental illness and will not leave their houses. sad but true.

if only i had a tardis i could be anywhere within a split second and all my fretting over where to live would be over for i could live in my tardis which would be deceptively large on the inside and step out of it at any given moment into a completely new place.

so, i've decided to get back into buddhism, i think it is a saving grace and possibly the only way i can process everything that has happened over the past number of years. it will also help me live more in the present which is a constant struggle for the human psyche and mine in particular.

if the lack of job situation persists i think i should go to a buddhist monastery and attain new levels of realisation. i cannot think if a better use of my time at present.

the other thing i thought about doing was volunteering to work in an orphanage in peru.

new photos of england to follow..

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lehman Brothers Office in Midtown Last Night

I walked past the Lehman Brothers office last night and it was on fire last night @ w.50th street in manhattan, tv crews outside. Ok, it wasn't literally on fire but the monitors on the outside were showing some sort of volcanic eruption, not sure whether this was intentional or not. Perhaps they could save some money by switching off the monitors covering their building!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Teddy and Remy Ruxspin (friends forever)

I found out yesterday that Remy has died..right after we left our old house at 2555 Bryant Street @24th street. he was the best cat in the universe. i feel priviledged to have known this cat and I can't help but wonder if he died of broken heart. On the last day our roomate Eric (Remy's owner) had moved everything out of his place and the only thing left to take with him was Remy. But Remy was hiding under the couch in our room. After much searching, Eric found him and took him and this was the last I saw of that big, orange furball. Eric loved Remy too.. we all did especially Teddy.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Monotonix at Death By Audio, W'burg, BK

I was super tired but still I dragged myself out the house to go and see Monotonix. The most memorable thing about the band is their stage antics which range from - setting fire to their symbols, mooning the audience, crowd surfing whilst playing their instruments (the instruments such as drums surf with them!) and emptying trash cans over each other's heads whilst playing.

The drummer looks like across between Ali G and Borat... i overheard other people at the show remarking on the similarity as well !!! Here is with lighter fluid on his cymbals and gold chains.. the whole band plays in shorts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What to do if you don't have a headset on a 5hr conference call

Perhaps i should file for a patent!

Monday, August 25, 2008

wall-e looked pretty life like considering he was made out of cardboard.. he was inside the movie theatre..

me and wall-e sharing a moment!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sculpture on Bedford avenue, williamsburg

Walking to work this morning I passed a mannequin on a table saw
underneath a beach umbrella.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

me and naida at the mccarren pool

watching black lips play.... hiding in the shade!

Fiasco play at the bodega in bushwick

such young and talented math rockers

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My mum refusing to let me take a photo of her with rollers in her hair!

We sat on a park bench overlooking the statue of liberty. I really like having her around, even though I gave up my bed and AC to her and am currently sleeping on a somewhat uncomfortable leather couch with only a fan..
Don't go mum!! or take me with you back to England in your suitcase.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Some band I thought were going to be metal sounded more like the mission!
Darn it, why did I miss 'at the gates' last night. Having some serious metal cravings....

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Janelle at Afro punk

She reminded me of Prince with the dance moves... discovered by P
Diddy, destined for stardom I reckon'

The apes play BAM skateboard park, Brooklyn

Monday, May 26, 2008

Inside the Victorian I stayed in

The budgie in the kitchen

Yet another mansion in Newport (sigh)

House on the water.

Fishing boat at an angle

The gates to a mansion

This one overlooked the ocean

Restrooms against the sky!

The harbour at Newport, RI before sunset

Me and Cassandra

Masts against the sky

Further reflections in a puddle!

Reflection of masts in a puddle

Amazing sky in Newport RI

Intense sunset over Newport, RI

The house where I stayed

It was a one family house!

Grounds to the Chateau sur Mer

Me squinting at the sun by the bright pink flowers

The moon gate