mind blending

Sunday’s are for sharing. And today I would like to share a some photos by Justin Peters who makes incredible photographs blending two seemingly scenes into one. All photos c/o justin peters.

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Have a great Sunday all!

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les bleu

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As we head into the semi-finals of this year’s World Cup, I thought another post on the game was warranted. I stumbled upon this following video explaining why France has developed the most players at the World Cup this year. A total of fifty players who grew up in France are either playing for France or other countries they have relation to due to the unique immigration history in France. Perhaps the French team will go all the way this year?

Enjoy this video!

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“Go to the limits of you longing… Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

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fermi paradox

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This post will be a departure from the normal reflections or expression. As I approach my thirty-first orbit around the sun, existential questions is never to far from my mind. Why we are here on Earth or even if we are alone in this vast universe. One popular theory on why we haven’t yet met any aliens is known as the Fermi Paradox. The wonderfully talented folks at Kurzgesagt have produced a series of videos explaining the concept of the Fermi Paradox in the simplest and enjoyable ways imaginable.

Let this be a post that makes you ponder and wonder. Happy Thursday.

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isle of dogs

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Wes Anderson films are my favourite and I try to see everything that he creates. The unusual and whimsical style of the movies he makes are such a delight to watch. Isle of Dogs is his latest creation, a stop-motion animation painstakingly created in incredible detail which I had the chance to watch it recently.

Isle of Dogs tells the story of a boy in search for his dog who was exiled from the city of Megasaki, along with other dogs, for an infectious disease that threatens humanity. The plot is simple but the execution of the story telling is what makes a Wes Anderson film such a joy to watch.

Along with the style of the cinematography and story-telling, Wes regularly works with a cast of talented actors of a certain type who are whimsical in their own right. Some recurring actors featured in this film are Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Murray. Watch below as the cast do an interview whilst in character. Brilliant stuff!

If you get the chance to, I highly recommend checking out this film. I promise it will make your day better after.

Schönen Mittwoch!

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Poetry Tuesday – Hunger

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Songs are often poetry sung. One of my current favourite is Hunger by Florence + the Machine. Enjoy this poem, written to be sung but just as good when read.

Hunger
by Florence Welch, Emile Haynie, Thomas Bartlett and Tobias Jesso Jr.

At seventeen, I started to starve myself
I thought that love was a kind of emptiness
And at least I understood then the hunger I felt
And I didn’t have to call it loneliness

We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger

Tell me what you need, oh, you look so free
The way you use your body, baby, come on and work it for me
Don’t let them get you down, you’re the best thing I’ve seen
We never found the answer but we knew one thing

We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger

And it’s Friday night and it’s kicking in
And I can’t dress, they’re gonna crucify me
Oh, but you and all your vibrant youth
How could anything bad ever happen to you?
You make a fool of death with your beauty, and for a moment

I thought that love was in the drugs
But the more I took, the more it took away
And I could never get enough
I thought that love was on the stage
You give yourself to strangers
You don’t have to be afraid
And then it tries to find a home with people, oh, and I’m alone
Picking it apart and staring at your phone

We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger

Tell me what you need, oh, you look so free
The way you use your body, baby, come on and work it for me
Don’t let it get you down, you’re the best thing I’ve seen
We never found the answer but we knew one thing

We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger
We all have a hunger

And it’s Friday night and it’s kicking in
And I can’t dress, they’re gonna crucify me
Oh, you and all your vibrant youth
How could anything bad ever happen to you?
You make a fool of death with your beauty, and for a moment
I forget to worry

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lakers x lebron

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Basketball was and always has been my first love. And there was no other team that played like the Lakers at their peak. It was heartbreaking to watch when the basketball dynasty that I grew up with ended without continuity. Along came the other teams that stole the show whilst we struggled to rebuild after Shaq and Kobe. Purple and gold never looked the same for the longest time.

All that’s set to change now.

I woke up to news that LeBron James has now signed a four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, entering the next phase of his career in pursuit of the title G.O.A.T. Whilst it was exciting to watch NBA matches, it was never quite the same as watching the Lakers play well, pursuing greatness.

Time is finally ripe now to bring Showtime back to LA. And I can’t wait!

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