The Art Of Isolation

The Art Of Isolation

Everything is uniform…

So I’m still struggling with one thing. ONE THING, and it’s my own fault…clothes.

I miss my closet so much! Going on a month with just whatever I brought in my duffle bag is not working out for me. I have run out of ideas on what to wear, and I am going through withdrawals from the lack of shopping. I’m not a shopaholic per see, but I do like to clean out my closet, sell my clothes, and buy new ones with my credit. Okay, that is being a shopaholic, but I still minimize and not lose money at the same time! It’s good for my pocket and for the environment. But…I bought clothes online.

In a way, I had too. Reuse and thrift stores are beaten right now and the only service I had to get through this quarantine is online shopping. I guess some of that lands in my favor and companies. But still, I wish I can support the other. I would buy from Depop but I have no idea when I will be back in my apartment to collect the packages.

But as a fun and wonderful surprise for myself self I bought the clothes with a 50 dollar credit I had :). Not only that, but I also bought makeup from Glossier that I was running out of!

“I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen” – Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks

I like to live by this motto, I mean of course, I did plan to have a package shipped to me, but it was the impulse to buy.


To break this uniform I decided to shave my armpits 😦 and I regret it. I was bored! What can I do?! And I noticed that people were getting hair cuts and I wanted to cut something of mine.

I also got a hair cut. HAHAHAHA! You want to know the truth? It’s not bad at all. I actually did collaborative hair cutting with my friends Sophie and Alma. Us girls need to release our stress some way. Ours is spontaneous hair cuts :).

 

One of my uniforms of the week, also a new hair cut…looks the same..haha

 

I think today needs to be a creative day. Honestly, with this time on my hands, it has been hard to even make. I don’t even listen to music sometimes :/. There is a lack of urgency and it’s killing me. Hmm, that sounds like a poem waiting to happen. There is a lack of urgency but I’m not alone. I feel like I have someone there to experience it with me, and then it’s not too bad, the urgency is there.

Something is missing but that makes room for the little things in life.

So be careful in there. Don’t cut your hair (do), jump around and make a dance to a song, have family karaoke, or a drinking night with friends where you put sharpie tattoos on each other’s necks 🙂

 

H

SOTW #100

SOTW #100

SONGS OF THE WEEK #100

This is the year!? This is the year when we celebrate the 100th post of my series Songs Of The Week or SOTW? This is really big, it goes to show how dedicated I’ve been to this segment of Songbird. But don’t worry this isn’t goodbye! Only good times here :”)

 

SO!!! This post is featuring two amazing artists. Honestly performers of their art. I have no idea why I’ve been so obsessed with these people. I enjoy their music so much I just want to share it with the world.

THIS 100th SONGS OF THE WEEK go to…

David Bowie and Nina Hagen

(wowwww wouldn’t have guessed)

I’ve been gravitating towards the theatrics, the crazies, and weirdos of the music scene. Bowie is a familiar name but Nina Hagen is a curveball.  You don’t just casually listen to new wave german punk …😅

However! I hope you still enjoy these picks of mine. I pick them because this is what I am genuinely listening to, and if you don’t like it then you don’t have to be here.

They have been my recent idols, inspirations, and friends for when I feel out of it. Thank You To Music and to them.

Pls Enjoy 🙂

My David Bowie Picks

Boys Keep Swinging

Ashes To Ashes 

Lady Grinning Soul

Memory Of A Free Festival

Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud 

Man Who Sold The World

 

My Nina Hagen Picks 

(sadly most of her music is not on Spotify Or Apple, enjoy on Youtube)

Hold Me

New York New York

Ziggy Stardust

I Love Paul

Naturträne

 

Thank You Buckos

 

H

CLOUDBUSTING – A POEM

CLOUDBUSTING – A POEM
(title inspired by the Kate Bush song)

CLOUDBUSTING

For the second time I asked

why the clouds were late

I grew rosemary on my

temples and collected

Vesper

               tines in the morning

 

wax of secrets and diaries of

beauty for

               the second time, a second time

the world was made with

paper and construction blue

 

I love it when

my stomach jokes

and when my elbow drove me to the lake

with a door, and I

remembered the last time my liver was

handed, crowned with

jewels and baskets of

oranges, the ones picked

last night rolled back twice

on some moss’s jealousy

 

I wonder why

I wonder

Why the second time

the clouds didn’t call today

 

H

IM FEELING READ BUT WEARING BLEW

IM FEELING READ BUT WEARING BLEW

Hi everyone, I’ve collected some poems but I strayed away from posting them. The class I’m taking has forced me ( in a good way) to write poems/lines/phrases again. I’m happy that I’m writing again, and I’ve noticed that my word choices and the poems themselves have changed. I’ll try to post the ones I do for class, but here is one that I wrote outside of it. I might use this is workshop, but I don’t know. I try not to devalue my poetry and I treat it as separate from myself. I hope you enjoy this short one.

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SOTW #87

SOTW #87

I’m trying to make a come back guys! I’m sorry! But don’t worry I have some nice Songs Of The Week For ya’ll!

RUNNING OUT OF TIME by Tyler the Creator

I don’t even know where to start with this albums. Fire.

Finally Alone by Mac Demarco

This new album has been warming up to me, I appreciate it and there are some songs that are really nice. I’ve been really attached to the song.

Basement Jack by Steve Lacy

Louise  by TV Girl

Enjoy Loves

H

i only said – an update

i only said – an update

Mental Health, Physical Health, Creative Projects, and Getting Back 

Hi

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. I think the last one I did was around February. Now that it’s summer I can finally tell you a few things to come. I know I haven’t been posting lately and I think the last post I did was about two weeks ago, so it’s been a while! I’m sorry about that, things got really busy on the last few weeks of school and it seemed like I had no time for any personal projects or ideas I had. Plus, work takes up some of my free time so I had no motivation to set aside blog time. I feel like it’s been a month since I’ve done anything on here, but that should change soon! I’ve been going through a lot of things and I will be honest and say Continue reading “i only said – an update”

– all of our yesterdays – A Playlist

– all of our yesterdays – A Playlist

Playlists are my favorite to make. I don’t make them necessarily for anyone so they’re pretty personal. Most of the time when I go back to these playlists it makes me think of specific moments around that time. If I was happy, sad, or even frustrated. Those moments count, and music always comes through. Continue reading “– all of our yesterdays – A Playlist”

-breathing easy- A Playlist

-breathing easy- A Playlist

Hey guys! A new playlist is now on my Spotify! It’s spring time and usually I like to start my seasons with some new music here and there, I also see it as another chapter of the year. So far I’ve already been to a lot of concerts so this month has been filled with so much music. You can find my playlist here . And below!

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SOTW #73

SOTW #73

 

Hey guys! Today is a special Songs Of The Week, featuring a local artist of Austin! Singer-songwriter of theghøst, Zeus Hernandez gives us visions of electric blend and chill pop. His most recent release of the year is Miami, hot and fresh of Spotify. You can also find his EP Lovers Day! I am always for supporting local, small, or upcoming new artists! If you’ve guys been in a rut with music options, give theghøst a listen!

 

You can find more of theghøst on Soundcloud, Spotify, Bandcamp, and several other platforms below!

> https://fanlink.to/listentheghost <

Here are few of my favorite tracks…

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21 Things I’ve Learned by 21

21 Things I’ve Learned by 21

I hope you find this advice in the best light. Some of it is lifestyle-based and other is just general stuff. My birthday was a few days ago and really want to look back, or rather look at the now. I think I’ve learned a lot of things in my life and I think I’ve grown in my life. I’ve missed out on so much in my “past life” but where I am right now is so much better than before. So here is a list of what I’ve learned in 21 years.

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SOTW #68

SOTW #68

 

Hello! I am herrreeeee! Sorry for not making any Instagram posts, but I’ve been caught up on making the Vlogtober Videos that I didn’t have time to make Instagram or blog related posts. However, I will not let you down on the songs of the week! I’ve been feeling a little bit spoopy so we have some of that content with The Decemberists. I know it’s not Christmas but I’ve been listening to some Charlie Brown songs. Lastly, we got She & Him, there’s nothing much I can say about that :).

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Maybe

Maybe

A sad poem about conversations, just something I observed and a character formed.

 

Maybe if I’m still enough

I can float on conversations.

Maybe when there’s an opportunity

I won’t wait.

Maybe if I didn’t judge too hard

on myself, I’d talk in fragments.

Maybe if I start talking about what everyone likes

Maybe they’ll like me too?

 

H

SOTW #55

SOTW #55

It’s been a while. I actually forgot all my favorite songs at the moment.

Cherub Rock by Smashing Pumpkins

He Gives His Love to Me by She & Him, they have two versions inclusive of male and female gender and preference

 

Where This Flower Blooms by Tyler the Creator. Has always been a favorite, it never gets old.

 

I’m sorry but…. Evil by Interpol and been slapping. I think I’m obsessed. Maybe it’s time to make a summer playlist.

Give it a listen, give music a chance.

H

Travel Diary #5 Taipei to Bali

Travel Diary #5 Taipei to Bali

6/2/18

We landed in Taipei, Taiwan and we only have these 24 hours to see and do as much as possible here! Before we land in Bali we decided to stop at Taiwan for a little sightseeing. We arrived around 9 and met our driver to take us to some popular attractions. Taipei definitely is different than Okinawa, Japan. There are tall buildings everywhere housing their population of 2.7 million. Transportation is different as they drive on the right side and their cars are around the medium/large side.

Everything happened so fast. It really was an experience to see a new way of the uninterrupted liveliness of the city.

The first thing we went to is the National Palace Museum. Why go to a museum? Cause I can, and also to see some beautiful and ancient art and history. The next place we went is Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world. It serves as an office/mall/shopping center. Absolutely beautiful. Breathtaking view. I recommend that this is a place you should not miss if you ever go to Taipei.

We went to this tiny village with some cute booths of sellers and artists, I decided to get a caricature of myself

And of course, we went to the night market. I’ve never been as close and crowded with strangers in my life, except maybe a concert. It was just shops and shops galore. Food vendors and trucks left and right. There was a bunch of knock-off brands too. My legs hurt so much at the end of the day.

6/3/18-6/4/18

Landed in Malaysia for the time being.

Now in Bali, Indonesia!!! I’m so tired and it’s about 4 in the morning. I’ll see you in the next post!