Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trash Talk

Boyfriend's nineteenth birthday today! But he hates photographs, even if I have offered a billion times to take his photo, tried to take one without his permission so hear have some Muppet and Sesame Street merchandise from America instead. I'll have lots of snaps of my handsome boyfriend after formal, I am sure.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Big Brother

I think the height of my paranoia can be indicated by how far my imagination can spiral out of control and how well I can convince myself that I am being spied upon. I mistook this lantern at first glance in a tree at the San Diego Zoo for a giant eyeball watching my every moment and never blinking. Then I took revenge on it by snapping it with my camera.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Winding Road

I would have loved to bring this board home. No I don't skate. I am far too uncoordinated, a little sophisticated and classier than to be covered in scabs and sores from falling over constantly. Bringing it home though would have been difficult to explain to my family as well as bringing it home on the plane from America and trying to play a magical game of tetris with my luggage and make a balancing act with my weight deciding what goes where. Next to a fake stuffed moose head or deer head or taxidermy bird or display case full of butterflies would have looked so rad on my wall though. Alas.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tree Initials

Never before had I seen so many hearts on one tree. Initials in trees isn't something I see everyday, maybe since at my school not that many people are dumb enough to bring knives to school. Can't say that I really check out tourist places around my home city where people would be inclined to desecrate trees and carve their names into it. Couples and some lovely individuals with the year as companion to their name carved their letters and hearts and symbols into this poor arboretum. I wonder where they all are, and how many of those couples are still together today.

Friday, May 27, 2011

I see you

Glasses, they don't see but only allowe people to see through them and improve their vision. I almost wish I needed glasses just because it'd give my face another distinguishing feature and somethign exciting and interesting. Ray Bans have the coolest glasses, I wish I needed long sight or short sight glasses so I could wear them all day long.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Cutest little babies I ever did see. Softest tufts of fur I ever did touch, feel stroke and see. Smallest little wiggling tails and noses I ever watched. Favourite pets I ever had. All snuggled up safe and warm in a clump and staying close to Mum's side when ever they ventured outside.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Big Jet Plane

Softly out of focus, a little nostalgic and dreamy. The sky is hinted at the edges and I can almost feel the warmth if I touch my hand on the screen of my computer. I miss America, I'm not a fan of the Australian school system at the moment. My skin longs for the sun's rays and warmer waters to soak into me and I want to absorb a Summer again. California Summer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


My little ode to Vampire Weekend's cover of their album Contra, although this was admittedly not taken on Polaroid film and I did not shake it like a Polaroid picture. Shaking a DSLR camera with hysteria might cause concern among my peers. My mother promised me a chandelier when I turned sixteen for my room. I'm seventeen this year and my bedroom is far too messy to have a classy chandelier hanging among the clatter and mess of homework and exams. Taken January 2011, Hotel Coronado.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Fun fact: My favourite part of the Finding Nemo DVD is the different languages they get the seagulls to say "mine" in. For such a short and concise phrase in English they get these feathered hungry fiends to say, it can have some rather long and strange translations. Which is made even funnier when they have the same tone of voice in all those languages. My next favourite part of the movie was seeing Marlin vow to look after his son after Coral dies. I always tear up or cry when he looks around the anemone calling her name... so sad.
Action shot on my Fujifilm S1800, trying to capture the precise moment where they turn their mechanical heads and say 'mine' at Disneyland, California.

Sunday, May 22, 2011



There was always this romanticism I associated with the iconic Disneyland pink castle. Prince Charming will one day come and offer you his hand, whisk you away from your dull and dreary life on a white horse where you will live happily ever after and have lots and lots of babies with fantastic names. I've been to the castle and at the tender age of seventeen I've come to realise you actually cannot live inside it as it is one giant prop. And my prince charming tends to wear a red flannelet shirt but he's very good at kissing and cuddling.I'll take life as it comes day by day and try not to turn into a baby factory.