Friday, January 29, 2010

Artist of the day - Anne-Julie Aubry


Because I like cutesy paintings of girlies and the moon and tentacles, although I can not say that I 100% love these, they are still awesome.
I do like her website ^^ so pretty. I wish I could make websites like that.







I would totally love to get some of her postcards and put them on the wall in some frames >_>;;

Awesome tattoo artist.

Gustavo rizerio

This is really more in the art category than the tattoo category for me. I mean omg!



Check him out ~here~


Unfortunately for me, his website is awesome in the sense that the pictures are not large, and they do come in an ugly viewer thingie >_>:; I wish people would not do that, but they probably have good reasons for it, maybe?


And while I'm at it,  here is another tattoo artist - Kristel Oreto

Broccoli vs Icecream 

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Walking through the gardens after dark is odd, makes me feel a bit insecure. The water in the pond looks a bit too dark for my liking >_>
But! There was a group of birds? creatures in the trees having a shouting match or something :D I don't think I ever heard them during the daytime ^^;;

Sunday, January 24, 2010

TigerMan

This year my birthday was made of win :D Celebrated over two days, and the first ever birthday without cake ^^;;

~Timezone~

Hanging out at TZ for the DDR competition on Saturday was funs, it is quite odd to see the mass of ddr players all in one place :D we had 16 ppl enter the competition and quite a few spectators.

OF course I did not win, in fact I did not get past the first level of qualifying, although I got seeded roughly in the middle, which makes me feel like I'm not completely crap. Playing Sels in the 1st round was not very cool though, cos she is my friend, and neither of us like to play on the right.

I still had fun tho, Mr Cats entered the competition too :D and in one of the rounds, both players got the same score down to 1/100th of a percent. That hardly ever happens as you might imagine :D

Seeing quite a few old players enter was cool, and I was happy cos we convinced Wess to enter at the last minute, and he made it almost to the end :D win



~Summer Wars~

Cuddled up on the couch with Mr Cats and watched Summer Wars with Korean and  English subtitles and played spot the differences in a couple places (since I can't actually read Korean, but I noticed that a couple dates did not match up o-o;) while eating yummy chocolates that my parents gave me that morning ^_^;; *fattie*

~Lushiues~

Started Sunday with a chocolatey Lush soap and a lemony yoghurt facemask *oh so girly XD* Sometimes I like to do girly things and do makeup and facemasks and play dress up, other days I'm much more boring and give up after pulling a brush through my hair and picking a Tshirt off the floor >_>:;;


~Fantastic Mr. Fox~

Then went to Regent with the couple people who decided that watching a kids' movie is a reasonable thing to do with their time.



I have to say that I expected it to be fairly good, and it was better. I really enjoyed the stop motion animation, the way you could tell that it was a bit lazy in some places just made it awesomer for me really. I'm becoming more and more of a CGA snob, but I think it might be ok.


And the film itself was not nearly as cheesy as you might expect. Definitely better than what I could expect of a kids' movie these days.  I am not sure if it can become as popular as any other animated film out at the moment, because it is not as sugar coated/sprinkled with sparkles and cheesy jokes as the rest of them and that is what the general audience is after it would seem. But yeah def a good way to spend and hour and a half.

Simply going to Regent is quite nice in itself, because it is small and quiet and you don't get noisy or rude people sitting next to you. The less flash seats and smaller screens don't bother me one bit.

~Burgers and Beer~

Ended up to get burgers for dinner. A few more people have joined us for that :D The food was good, I think they have the best buns I've had at a burger place, but the lack of plates was inconvenient; a nice experience overall.

The bison head over the entrance looked fuzzy and cuddly and it made me a little sad. I should go in and take a photo of it one day. It is ~biiiig~


Eating hot chips for the first time in at least a year was odd. They are nice, but sooo greasy. I find it a bit amusing how food tastes so much more greasy to me now, but I still eat it >_>

Hmm typos/spelling mistakes on the menu and the images were stretched u-u;; that was a bit of a let down.

~Tiger Man~
Spotted a cool grafiti on my way to TZ (need the dancing after the burger and chips yeah :D) and climbed through a hole in the fence to take a pic of it :D


I wonder if there is going to be some kind of festival for Chinese New Year this year. I think I'd like to do something special. I definitely need to get out more.


~Recorder man and bag man~





These are two Christchurch characters that you can run into around town. It is quite cool how they are recognisable real people.


It really makes me wonder who the bus exchange girl is based on, cos she is really cute on the street art, so she must be really cool irl too. I'd like to see her. Honestly though it is impossible to tell from the drawing whether she is young or old, sane or unkempt. Who is the letter to? maybe she is just going to the post office to pay the bills, but that would not be very romantic...


And I would like to see street art of the Radio guy pop up somewhere too :D

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Phone Sheep by Jean-Luc Cornec

Today is a day of old phones. So here are some phone sheep. baa? The article where I took some the photos from.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

Froggies

I found some funky drawings in the internet.
They are by this Russian girl who is a medical student, stolen off her flicker.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cute things aka shameless advertising :D

Glamasaurus is having a giveaway for a bunch of kawaiimono from her etsy shop Glamasaurus.
So I'm hoping I can get my hands on these :D



and some cufflinks. cos cufflinks are made of <3.

All you have to do is leave a comment on your blog.

Friday, January 8, 2010

This week D:

This week I was lucky enough to hang out with my friends :D
Haining was down from Welly and we met up with her and Y and C on Tuesday and ate chocolate and walked around town and watched a movie and talked about books and went over to C's and made Spiders :D I got to act as a fool without feeling like i ~was~ making a fool of myself and it was awesome to catch up and see Haining again. I will be very sad when she moves even further away from us u-u;;;

Wednesday I spent most of the day with my parents, which was good after I got past my new year/pre birthday bitterness and snappiness. Then off to Dust's to pick some plums off his tree and devour them while watching *batteries not included it is such a sweet film, I'm sure everyone has seen it, but it is just lovely. 1987 eh, just a couple years before I was born.


Once again I found it to be a lot more depressing this time round (January is not my friend).
I even spotted a "goof" in the charging scene :D I'm quite impressed with myself.

Thursday was devoted to sleep and DDR :D how boring of me.

Today we were supposed to meet up for lunch with the Tuesday crew, but things did not quite go to plan. C and I ended up having lunch together, and it was certainly an experience, long wait and tricky communication with a guy who mostly spoke at us in Thai.

Then Y joined C and me at my place and brought us super delicious super pretty cinnamon gingerbread yum! I ate most of it before deciding to take pics with my phone cam.


The little white bunnies were so cute ^^;; And I really liked the lady in a bikini, and everyone had punky purple and pink hair :D *noms*

I did feel a little bit evil biting the limbs off and saving the heads for last >_>;;

When I went to town afterwards (and felt like a horrible slacker because everyone else went to work), I remembered Y pointing out some street art on Tuesday and decided to take some photos of the ladies on Moorhouse and B.E, just in case someone wanted to see them.


There are quite a few of them under the bridge, but the weather and the light were against me. Then I ran out of space for more photos on my phone. I'm so awesome >_>;;

I have this sneaky suspicion that they are pole dancers, but it probably is just my rotten mind speaking.


There are five or six of them under the bridge and I had fun zipping around the cars and looking mental and suspicious trying to get them to show up on my camera. Who would've thought that it is so dark under the bridge on a cloudy day? Not me.

 

  This is what reminded me of them in the first place -

So much cuter ne.

I want to find more portraits by this artist(s?) now, I only know where the old guy with a bag is, but there must be more :D


Hoping for hot weather tomorrow so I invade other people's pools :D

Sunday, January 3, 2010

5 am - tired ramblings and whinings.

Today I went to the park at 5 am to listen to birds chirping. It is hard to imagine how many birds there are. The whole place was swarming with them. Ducks and black birds and pigeons and magpies, all going at once. I love how magpies sound like some sort of machine, a metallic screech and a modem noise.

And a scary screeching tree to sit under. I later found out that the tree had just recently shed a whole big branch and it was sitting on the ground on the other side of it.


At one point everything started to get an orange tint, even though it was cloudy and I was out of line of sight of the sunrise.


I've been enjoying orange light a lot lately, it seems so warm and happy in a calm way. Oranges and little wild lilies that grow outside of my old room (my parents brought me a bunch the other day and I kept them in the kitchen), and dead pine needles on the ground seem to have this magical glow when the light hits them just right. I wish I was better at capturing the feeling and could paint it, but it is not something very significant and might only appeal to me in my current state of mind.


I found a tree that is really easy to climb and sat in it for a while until people started coming out on their morning walks.

Mornings like this make me wonder why the guy I'm with refuses to do anything romantic. Maybe he had bad experiences in the past, or maybe I'm not the kind of girl whom he can do romantic things with. I can't say that it bothers me all the time, or even very often, but I do wonder some times. It is possible that I am with him because his lack of romanticism makes him seem more reliable and less prone to irrational judgment.

(recycled photos through out due to me forgetting my phone today)