29 June 2010

In an issue of Frankie some time ago, there was an article about the type of writing that speaks to a reader. The writer of that article says some of the best writing propelled her such:

I want to marry writing like that. I want to put it in a brandy snifter and set fire to it. I want to smash a bottle against it and ride it out to sea.
This song and its lyrics, the swell and whine of the violins, fired up the same urge in me.

"End of The Movie" - Stornoway

Six a.m. you left me for the last time
On my doorstep blinking in the sunshine
Blamed and framed I'm frozen in the picture
Hanging in the space you left inside me
Climbed upstairs into the final scene
Waiting for the credits to appear
For all the years that I've been starring
Starring in a film with you and leading
Leading with a star I knew but I'm waking up
In a long beam of light where the dust is dancing
As the music fades

On my way out for the very last time
Off my doorstep straight into the sunshine
Walking west and following the coastline
Looking for a sea change
Oh but you led me here when the world begun
And the breakers shook the moonlit sand
Saw your pale face shining through the spray
And I was blown away
With the feeling I was starring
Starring in a film with you and leading
Leading with a star I knew but I'm waking up
In a long beam of light where the dust is dancing
As the music fades

12:30 PM;

17 June 2010

An exquisite song, Flaws, from Bombay Bicycle Club's upcoming album.

Another acoustic beauty. Lead singer Jack looks and sounds to me like he walked straight out of Waugh's Brideshead Revisited.

6:57 PM;

12 June 2010

Hong Kong Travel Journal - Stanley, Ocean Park

the skies finally cleared the day we were due to visit Stanley and Ocean Park

I loved the (almost) daily ferry rides

bus 700 from Central sped its way around mountains to finally bring us to Stanley

Ocean Park!!

the cable-car ride was awe-inspiring

actually, the view from every vantage point is beautiful

look how the ocean shimmers in the dizzying heat of the afternoon

a ride I love but didn't have time for unfortunately

up in the ferris wheel!

eagles made swooping arcs in the last rays of the setting sun

it was a blast! (and this post concludes my HK journals!)

7:10 PM;

Hong Kong Travel Journal - Macau

a scenic ride on the local bus brought us to Hac Sa (Black Sand) Beach in Coloane

to prevent further erosion, normal sand has been mixed in with the black sand (I remember our profound disappointment when we first saw the beach)

lunch was at the famous Fernando's

greasy but sooo good!

at the horribly crowded Ruins of St. Paul's - the obligatory tourist spot

we succeeded in getting some shots where everyone in the whole world isn't in the background

still along the tourist stretch but we found some quiet in this gorgeous courtyard

the half-tiled walls are a typical Portugese feature

6:44 PM;

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I lean my head slowly to the side, reflect on the camellia on the moss of the temple, reflect on a cup of tea, while outside the wind is rustling the foliage, the forward rush of life is crystallised in a brilliant jewel of a moment that knows neither plans nor future, human destiny is rescued from the pale succession of days, glows with light at last and, surpassing time, warms my tranquil heart.

- The Elegance of the Hedgehog,
Muriel Barbery


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