Monday, April 30, 2012

I want ice cream and waffles.

1- Our crazy, spoiled, demoniac graphic designer is draining the life out of me, my intern and I have to help each other out in order to remain calm when we receive her unconceivably bad ideas through emails.  She is nuts, I tell you.

2- I'm ready for a couple life, after 3 years of living : one with roommates -  one living alone in creepy lachine - one living with the parents, I want to experience living with the moose, my partner in crime.

3- Maaaaaaaaaaan, I'm craving for a smoked salmon creamcheese bagel.

4- Maaaaaaaaaan, when is it going to be warm enough for open toe sandals?!

5- I just spent my two weeks salary paying back my credit card, sad part is that most of it is FRIGGIN drive to work... screw dis shiiiiiet.

6- Do yall follow my bro's blog?   what are you waiting for? Go give Huilong some love & encouragement.

7- I'm never going clubbing again.  There's no alcohol strong enough to make me stand the club music.  And did I tell you, I made fun of a kazak-looking man's super tight leopard shirt, my retarded laugh must have sounded like sweet music to his ears because he thought I was diggin his style and started talking creepily to me.  Poker face.  I'm never laughing at anyone's shirt again.

8- Madewell chunky sandals with exquisite colors. Look at them...  wish I could walk in the Madewell store right now, slam down my credit card, and bring these beauties home.

9- I want to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  Hope it's as funny as Princessbride!

10- Yall have been to Kazu??  Tell me if there's a dish that you absolutely love!!  I'm making a list of good places where to take the moose and seduce him from the stomach, make him fall madly in love with this city and never leave.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Where the hell in the world do you want to live??

Si vous pouviez partir vivre dans n'importe quel coin de la planète, où iriez-vous?

Je crois qu'il y a quelques années j'aurai pu répondre à cette question assez facilement.   Maintenant que j'ai le crâne bourré de pensées d'adulte, mon premier réflexe serait de demander des précisions à la question (typiquement adulte ça)  : n'importe où, mais est-ce que je pouvais avoir un job instantanément?  n'importe où, en étant riche ou pauvre?         I could easily be the most insecure among my friends and people I know.  If only I could pull myself together and make some right choices for once, that would be a good step towards self confidence.

P-s: Searching up companies addresses on google streetview is the most entertaining thing ever!!

A New Challenge

Hier j'ai reçu un magnifique "cadeau" de ma compagnie, ok pas vraiment un cadeau puisque c'est pour me faire travailler ensuite, mais c'est moi-même qui en ai fait la demande auprès de l'équipe IT.   (oui, comme auprès de Père Noël)

Je suis déterminée à lire tous les tutoriels qui existent sur ce puissant logiciel, devenir une pro de présentation visuelle/publication numérique et avoir les SKILLS nécessaires pour même lancer et ÉDITER mon propre magazine si je le voulais!!

Avant la fin de cet été, j'aimerai pouvoir ajouter INDESIGN sur mon CV  et linkedIn.  Bring it on.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pour le meilleur et pour le pire...

This marks my 500th post on this blog.  Cheers to that!
Now before any bridezillas start b*tching at me, this post just reflects my point of view, don't take anything personally ;)   I am excited to attend a wedding this June (1st time I attend a wedding outside of my family) so I'm doing a bit of homework on wedding photography!

Je suis la première à me moquer de l'industrie du mariage en général, toutes ces cérémonies sur-élaborées, les accessoires ultra kitsch-cute, et surtout, surtout ces photos de fiançailles photoshoppées à MORT, au point de détruire l'émotion et la personnalité jusqu'au dernier pixel.  Oui, je pense aux studios de photos si populaires en Chine, où les couples dépensent quelques dizaines de milliers de RMB pour changer 10x de costumes et prendre des poses devant des faux décors.

Mais en tombant parfois sur des photos de cérémonies intimes, honnêtes et proches de la nature, ça me redonne une lueur d'espoir. Peut-être qu'un jour j'arriverai à dissocier cheesiness et photos de mariage.

Bleubird's whimsy vintage-inspired wedding

Some DIY ideas from Ruche :)   Love the idea of reusing cans and wine bottles!

Having a talented photographer will make all the difference.  Here's a picture from lovely Joanna's blog


 I kind of like these "bride's big day preparations" pictures.  Especially when it takes place in the bride's childhood room with a few of her best friends and sisters tearing up lol.

 Do I even need to present this girl?.... the cherryblossom girl

What are your thoughts on themed weddings?  I guess you can't go wrong with the inspiration from the movie UP :)  wrap it up with a ride in a mongolfiere (hot balloon?)   can't find the source for these pics.

mmmmm a simple and sweet garden wedding (with a giant pool please), old movies and cushions all over the lawn.... so tempting.

Here comes the gay part; I have enough pictures to make a part II to this post.   If anyone is willing to finance my next Canon 5D mark II, I'm seriously considering reorienting my career into wedding industry (euh Pat, wedding planner, je compte sur toi).

Saturday, April 21, 2012

This boy. My cocoon.

I can spend entire nights listening to Bjork.  She captured my heart with her strange and beautiful melodies.
I'm now listening to all the existing remixes on youtube (I do that all the time with songs I like lol)

Who would have known
That a boy like him
After sharing my core
Would stay going nowhere

Who would have known
That a boy like him
Possessed of magical
Who would approach a girl like me
Who caresses cradles his head
In her bosom

He slides inside
Half awake, half asleep
We faint back
Into sleephood
When I wake up
The second time
In his arms
He's still inside me

Love this tribal-summer-dreamy remix as well. I'm half moving to the beat like a whale on my chair. I can't dance if my life depended on it.

i miss you
but i haven't met you yet

so special
but it hasn't happened yet

you are gorgeous
but i haven't met you yet                      writing lyrics on blogs/diaries is so 2004 ;)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A lot is going on at my company this week...some major changes.... and I find myself tangled in this complete mess without a captain.   I used to think social interactions were already complicated in high school, but now, compared to a work context everything seems like a breeze.  To be honest I feel totally lost after the departure of this important person, my long days in the basement are more discouraging than ever.  Everyone is telling me about my upcoming new responsibilities and how "doors will be opened" in the future for me, but I don't want to hear about that now, I have just lost my team basically.     I swear I get attached too deeply.

Anyhow, I heard this song from Françoise Hardy (2010) on the radio today and found it lovely.  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

We live in a disgusting era

Yes I just wanted to point that out, because tonight when I searched for "Roman Holiday" on youtube, 99% of the 1st page of results consisted of FKIN NICKI MINAJ MUSIC VIDEOS.  What kind of piece of shit world is this????  

I have inevitable heard a few of her songs on the radio and all this woman does is STUTTER and use the word HO. Maybe I'm just overreacting, but to me there's something wrong when you search up a classic movie on youtube and have 99% of results that come up being music videos from a disgusting pop star.

Anyway, this being said, I love youtube, it's a great platform for amazingly talented people out there.  Check out this auto-tune remix from this lady who speaks CATCHY-LY like crazyyyyy.   Love it.

I'm laughing so hard!!
Go read this speech.  way better than the one at our convocation ceremony, which I already forgot actually.

"The most important is this: do not work.

Work is anything that you are compelled to do. By its very nature, it is undesirable.

Work kills. The Japanese have a term “Karoshi”, which means death from overwork. That’s the most dramatic form of how work can kill. But it can also kill you in more subtle ways. If you work, then day by day, bit by bit, your soul is chipped away, disintegrating until there’s nothing left. A rock has been ground into sand and dust.

There’s a common misconception that work is necessary. You will meet people working at miserable jobs. They tell you they are “making a living”. No, they’re not. They’re dying, frittering away their fast-extinguishing lives doing things which are, at best, meaningless and, at worst, harmful.

People will tell you that work ennobles you, that work lends you a certain dignity. Work makes you free. The slogan “Arbeit macht frei” was placed at the entrances to a number of Nazi concentration camps. Utter nonsense.

Do not waste the vast majority of your life doing something you hate so that you can spend the small remainder sliver of your life in modest comfort. You may never reach that end anyway.

Resist the temptation to get a job. Instead, play. Find something you enjoy doing. Do it. Over and over again. You will become good at it for two reasons: you like it, and you do it often. Soon, that will have value in itself. " ----- so easy to say but..........

whaaaaat am I going to do with the rest of my life?????!!!!! I ask myself this question every single day.     My soul is already tired out and disintegrating from this miserable, meaningless job in a FUCKIN BASEMENT. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

compilation restos et café NYC

Paul's Place
 l’angle de St Mark’s place et la 2nd ave   un burger énorme, très bon et pas cher, avec des oignons rings terribles, dans une ambiance 100% US

The Smile Cafe

26 bond street \lafayette street     à quelques pas de l'appart.
"sandwich au rosbif et des toasts de saumon fumé ultra frais, fromage à la crème, petites échalottes le tout parsemé d’aneth"  

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229 E 9th st, un très bon resto de nouilles japonaises authentiques "leurs bouillons sont terribles et leurs desserts à la pâte de haricots rouges un délice "

 Hill country
30 W 26th st      pour les mangeurs de viandes!!  Ils y servent de la viande BBQ cuite dans des pits (où elle cuit longuement dans la fumée).  La viande est servie au poids dans du papier.


Cafe Grumpy – 224 West 20th Street New York
"excellent latte"   la rue bordée de grands arbres est très mignonne!

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Tipsy Parson
156 Ninth Avenue (between 19th & 20th Streets)   Pour un brunch cozy et pas cher et un décor romantique-familial

abc Kitchen Restaurant
35 east 18th street     suggéré par plusieurs magazines et bloggeurs.

64 Greenwich Avenue      heavenly meatball, enough said.

Clinton Street Baking Company
4 Clinton St between Houston and Stanton Sts   famous for their blueberry pancakes. miams.

Aldea Restaurant
31 West 17th Street, NYC     fancy, delicious, a little expensive

$$ if we're in the mood for a fancy lunch/dinner

456 HUDSON STREET,   fun authentic japanese food

2 Lexington Avenue       trop beau la salle  allons prendre un café sur leur terrasse.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


[  H e a r t w o r m  ]

n. a relationship or friendship that you can’t get out of your head, which you thought had faded long ago but is still somehow alive and unfinished, like an abandoned campsite whose smoldering embers still have the power to start a forest fire.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spoil Yourself

Après près d'un mois d'hésitation, j'ai vraiment craqué et je me suis acheté ces sandales wedges en rouge.   Il faut de temps en temps que je me rappelle que je ne suis plus une étudiante, et qu'avec mon salaire (si minime qu'il soit) je peux quand même me permettre de dépenser de temps à autre.  YAY FOR NOT BEING A BROKE STUDENT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!

Reste à voir si les Jeffrey Campbell sont aussi confortables qu'on le dit.  Le modèle est à mi-chemin entre la féminité grandmère et le chic moderne (ok ça veut rien dire haha)

Ya Club Monaco qui ouvre sa boutique enligne CANADIENNE bientôt......wouaaaats :D

Et vous, qu'avez-vous acheté récemment/ quel article convoitez-vous??

Saturday, April 7, 2012

We're back in 1998 when Leo was still hot

When Titanic first came out in theatres, I was ten years old.  I don't know about kids nowadays but I was ten old years I was completely clueless about intimacy between two human beings, and it was probably the furthest thing from my mind back then.

Watching this movie in the theatres with my parents was a mindblowing and traumatizing experience.  I'm sure you know what I'm talking about!  Yes during this particular DRAWING scene, I turned my head frantically to see the people around me whether someone would cover my eyes or "turn off the screen", it was simply beyond awkward and embarassing to see Kate Winslet's boobies with my parents on my side.  I mean it's still embarassing to watch a bed scene with your parents around, so imagine when you were 10... />
Kate Winslet is so perfect in this scene, I think any bum artist would have died happily after being able to draw a girl like that.

Right now I'm so excited to watch Titanic again, after 14 years!!! No matter how cheesy it is, it will certainly remain one of the most memorable movies of my prepubescent days. I'm ready to watch it again, without covering my eyes at the drawing scene nor panicking at the STEAMY HAND IN CAR SCENE (I thought Jack was murdering Rose and got so scared)

What are your thoughts on this movie? Do you remember when you first watched it? And did any of you understand the car scene or was I the only retarded one?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Damn marketing. And it works too.

Ladurée  &  hello kitty  have dissected the brain of the average young woman and joined forces to bring you this irresistible marketing plan. 

Je sais que c'est un peu ridicule hello kitty et tout ce rose et vert pastel et excès de douceur, mais ça marche sur moi!!   Je n'arrête pas de penser à cette boîte rose ornée du portrait de ce maudit hello kitty qui n'a même pas de bouche (ultime kawaiiness), qu'est-ce que tu veux que je fasse avec une BOÎTE de toute façon?!!    anyway it's driving me nuts there is no rationality behind my thoughts, it's pretty, I want it, simple & retarded like that.

Me staring at this box : same face as when I see a pomeranian puppy.

I don't even care for macarons that much they are just too sweet for me...but why must they be so pretty?!!!  

Omg this post is so gay & frivolous.