Sunday, 18 February 2007

Yuki Matsuri was worth a visit but a tad disappointing as far as over corporate sponsorship and issues with the warmth (only -4).

so before my days of online quizzes are over to summarize;I am;
You Are Elmo

Sweet and innocent, you expect everyone to adore you. And they usually do!

You are usually feeling: Talkative. You've got tons of stories to tell. And when you aren't talking, you're laughing.

You are famous for: Being popular, though no one knows why. Middle aged women especially like you.

How you life your life: With an open heart. "Elmo loves you!"

I am also an E(Extrovert) N (intuitive) F(Feeling) P(Perception) person, I am most like Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh, I have an IQ (apparently) of 127, My life prorities are in this order my pride(?) family love career and money (aka the Dalai Lama) and I am 70% Supergirl.

Ah the joys of the internet! Some recommended more mind feeding reads are William Boyd`s Any human heart, Alex Garland`s Coma and a lovely little book by fellisio - sun and shade, part of their zen meditation selections. Also a lovely new sight showcasing and selling work of new Japan based designers

Yesterday Yokohama`s China town was bustling with street stalls and human dragons. I was quite amused to find the top Chinese Nikuman makers based in numerous locations throughout the streets. I also really recommend the magical mask changing show at the Chinatown Museum, I figured out he might have a fake arm but he still managed to change his masks at an amazing speed.
more pics of China (real) and other fun coming up...

Wednesday, 7 February 2007

free hugs

yesterday I saw a woman in purple leopard skin prints over pink hot pants, I saw little miss sunshine (great film) I saw the light reflecting golden in the side of skyscrapers at 4pm. Today , so far I have had a banana ,milkshake and watched youtube - there is a video titled free hugs which features a man who held up a sign Dylan style saying `free hugs` in Pitt Street Mall for 2 years. The police stopped him and the council wrote a law to stop him saying he was a liability (potential risk of accident and subsequent suing)...

I also read about the Psalters a Christian nomadic band who play all kinds of interesting instruments and live on a bus, they identify with the dienfranchised and are livinga lifestyle of community and simplicity.

What is community now? people who share our interests? In little Miss Sunshine the family are not exactly harmogenous - a heroin snorting porn obsessed old man who is a wonderful grandpa, a failed and disgraced academic whose gay love for his student has given him nothing but pain, a fragile motivational speaker whose belief in winning through sheer determination is shattered, a working mother trying her best for her family, an angst ridden teenager who doesn`t speak because of Nietzche and the 7 year old Olive who is longing to win the beauty contest but whose naturalness and curiosity don`t fit with that particular world. These are not a cozy family but one whose differences bring them together.