OVERHEAD. [GMT-8 LOS ANGELES]

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OVERHEAD. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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Self-portrait with my stuff.


OVERHEAD. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

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Kite vs. Kite


OVERHEAD. [GMT+1 LONDON]

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DIVORCE. [GMT+1 LONDON]

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What’s mine is yours
and yours is mine
seems meaningless
most of the time.
Processions between the possessive
tactile goods tacitly imply
I’m yours and
you’re mine.

But before the need
for things, thoughts, emotions
intertwine
take a step back
assess the true worth
of Me Mine I’m.

You want what you cannot have
to have what you do not want
the lapse that brings together
ultimately divides.

No one knows the future
or can inevitably go back in time.
Einmal ist keinmal
Eein mal ist kein mal
I’m taking back what’s mine.


DIVORCE. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

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離 婚  (lei fan): divorce

Lady lawyer Hui Lai Yan on the side of a minibus for all your divorce law needs.


DIVORCE. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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WHEN YOU SHOULD DIVORCE YOURSELF FROM EMOTIONS:

1. Your roommates have finished the last ice cream sandwich at your expense.

2. You get horrible gastrointestinal afflictions as a result of consuming spoiled food at a party.

3. You are stuck in traffic behind a poor driver.

4. You are engaged in conversation with someone who is convinced you care deeply about his occupation.

5. Your mother keeps sending chain emails and/or slideshows of flowers, kittens, etc.


DIVORCE. [GMT-8 LOS ANGELES]

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My parents’ cars post-divorce, father’s on left, mother’s on right, bought separately without the others’ knowledge.


MISFORTUNE. [GMT-8 LOS ANGELES]

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VARIOUS TYPES OF COOKIES

Fortune

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Misfortune

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MISFORTUNE. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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a brisk wind sweeps in

leaves fall to the ground and brown

downy white snow fall


MISFORTUNE. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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a brisk wind sweeps in

leaves fall to the ground and brown

downy white snow fall


MISFORTUNE. [GMT+1 LONDON]

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Finale show of the Fringe Brighton Festival. Trapeze artists clinging to the top of the former floor.


MISFORTUNE. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

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PATTERN. [GMT-8 LOS ANGELES]

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Monday get up Tuesday

stay awake
Wednesday eating lunch Thursday
head home
Friday visiting friends Saturday
read in bed Sunday fall asleep.
Monday awake Tuesday
plan your day
Wednesday take a break Thursday
rush hour
Friday cook some dinner Saturday
TV shows Sunday go to bed.
Monday alarm clock Tuesday
start work
Wednesday bring in food Thursday
commute back
Friday takeout Saturday
make love Sunday kiss goodnight.


PATTERN. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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WHAT YOUR FAVORITE PATTERN SAYS ABOUT YOU: COMMENTS FROM A CANDIED NUT VENDOR/FASHIONISTA

What you wear is how you express yourself to the world. Here are some ways to enhance your sexual desirability, as well as communicate your sense of self.

Plaid: You were an ugly duckling who wore your older sister’s Siouxsie and the Banshees t-shirt to bed. You enjoy wearing greasy sweatpants in your leisure time and feel an affinity for the outdoors. Wear plaid to make known your folksy mid-western origins, buffalo plaid if you are a hipster from 2008.

Paisley: You are one of two things: a hopeless romantic or a shlub who has rifled in your papa’s wardrobe.

If the former is true, work those two-tone wingtips sockless and tie that paisley ascot tight because making your superiority known is not a cake walk—don’t forget to cuff your chinos so as to avoid the filth black-splash  of the common man.

If the latter is true, chest hair is best hidden from the light of day, so button up your top buttons and un-pop your collar, please. You look like the nostalgic disco-king cashier from Bangalore I saw at the Hudson News in Penn Station, and I am not taking any of your guff today, mister.

Houndstooth: You see yourself as down-to-earth and are usually disinterested in fashion, perhaps even disdainful. Your houndstooth scarf is the one article of clothing you have deemed “arty” and feel compelled to wear on a day trip to NYC to blend in with the locals. Please wear this print in neon colors and on hoodies if at all possible. Wearing a neon houndstooth hoodie would be best for those trying to avoid you.

Floral: You are thrilled this print is back in vogue, as once again you have the opportunity to emulate your favorite tv sitcom actresses, that girl in Blossom and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Drop that spade and brush the vermiculite out of your hair—the terrarium-planting can wait. You are carefree and should take some time to bathe in the sun and down a pitcher of Crystal Light as you thumb through your vintage copy of Mrs. Dalloway


PATTERN. [GMT+1 LONDON]

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PATTERN. [GMT+8 HONG KONG]

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1. Man-made pebbles, Finnie Street sitting-out area

 

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2. Natural pebbles? Tung Ping Chau

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LANGUAGE. [GMT-8 LOS ANGELES]

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VARIOUS LANGUAGES’ INTERNET DATING PROFILES

Name: Spanish
Sex: Female
Interested in: All of the men
About me: Hey, guys. ;) If you want to be with me, you better be able to handle me. I’m fiery and I don’t like slang, but if you give me a call, you’ll have a good time. I will take you to the back of the bar and drag you into the dirty, graffiti-ridden bathroom. I’ll push you up against the tiles, lit green in fluorescent light, and you’ll fall in love.

Name: French
Sex: Female
Interested in: Mostly women
About me: Hello, everyone. I enjoy working out, usually pilates, yoga. I swim. And I’m very flexible. I twist in ways you wouldn’t believe. We can hang out anytime, if you don’t mind my slightly smokey smell. My parents used to smoke a lot, so my clothes are covered in it. If you ask me to dinner, I’ll bring wine.

Name: German
Sex: Male
Interested in: Business
About me: Most people say I look like shit, but I get the job done! Don’t message me unless you ABSOLUTELY HAVE INTEREST. I hate when I get messaged, otherwise. Like most things it makes me angry! I’m so angry!

Name: English
Sex: Female
Interested in: A lot of friends
About me: Hi, I’m English! I love hanging out with all sorts of people. I’m not really interested in anything serious (Unless you’re British! I love accents!), but I love having lots and lots of friends. Even if someone’s dating somebody else, they’ll call me just to have me along. I don’t know why people even like me I’m basically normal lol! I’m hard to get along with, but I come in handy I guess. I come from a rich family, so I guess I ppl just want to look good! :P

Name: Chinese
Sex: Male
Interested in: No one
About me: More interested in style than content. Thank you.


LANGUAGE. [GMT-4 NEW YORK]

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SOME THOUGHTS:

In the “Origins of Language” Renee Magritte displays a single promontory jutting out of a body of water under a bright sky scattered with nimbus clouds. Focusing on the promontory, one notices the isolation of the platform in what may be an endless expanse of water. The image appears to be a sort of logical puzzle in which one is forced to fill in the gaps. The positioning of the elements themselves poses questions, and encourages a narrative to be developed to explain what is presented.

From what vantage point is the viewer seeing this platform? One feels an urge to inject humanity into the scene, to see themselves, perhaps, staring out from the frame, perched on a rock in utter solitude. As much as the painting seems to accomodate a fictitious narrative, or emotionally parallel our own isolation as individuals, to be so eager to draw symbols is literally seeing what is not there. The very awareness of yourself, the painting, the lonely image, answers in part the question of language and the ability to philosophize, emote, and ponder the strange and fantastic. Whether you know the title of the piece upon seeing it is irrelevant insofar as your innate capabilities of language. The painting engages your senses and produces language whether internal or external. In this way Magritte makes one use language as opposed to merely explaining its origins, though some have tried that too: The Biblical account of the Tower of Babel seems a feeble attempt in comparison.


LANGUAGE. [GMT+1 LONDON]

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UNNECESSARY USES OF LANGUAGE

1. Emoticons.

2. Suggestions to other drivers, behind closed windows.

3. Constructive criticism on others’ tattoos.

4. Scientific name for Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla).

5. Esperanto.