Naked people on a vine. 

1. I finally got Vine… Yet another social media channel. The app is quite easy to use and create short, snackable video loops. The 6 second video is similar to the 140 character tweet. A new standard of attention span. 

2. I have still been going to life drawing, but haven’t posted progress recently. See quick examples in the Vine above.

3. Happy Sunday. Where are my weekends going? I need to regain my weekends to write in my journal, post on my blog, and bake vegan sweets from scratch.

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What Do I Love More Than Anything Else?

What Do I Love More Than Anything Else?

Search Engines. Happy Valentines Day.

“Hatred paralyses life; Love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; Love harmonises it.
Hatred darkens life; Love illuminates it.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centred. Love them anyway.”
-Kent M. Keith

“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.”
-David Byrne

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

I am a coffee shop enthusiast who collects loyalty cards like lucky pennies. Coffee shops are my third home. I love everything about them: the smell of black coffee, the sound of foaming milk, and the short bursts of wind that brush against my skin when the door opens. Just thinking about the wooden tables and skinny soy lattes can bring all my senses to life. I’m one of that person who owns four ‘Coffee Shops of London’ books, knows the barista’s name and often goes ‘exploring’ for new hidden gems. It may not be a prestigious hobby, but finding a new coffee shop with Wi-Fi brings me instant joy. I’ve written countless essays, had numerous important conversations, and discovered new music in coffee shops – and every trip manages to make me happy. A simple “black coffee for here” can always brighten a gloomy Saturday afternoon.

I also love to look around the population of each coffee shop: old friends with foreign accents that are catching-up, awkward first dates, students in-between lectures trying to stay awake after a night out, a business man with the daily newspaper and his iPad, an old woman with a Sudoku puzzle, and the struggling artist with a notebook filled with short stories and drawings of his half-empty cappuccino. For all you know, the person sitting near to you could be the next J.K. Rowling. Nevertheless you still avert your gaze after making accident eye contact. Coffee shops are the hubs or intellects, stressers, and artists alike. There’s no better place to people watch…

Essay Writing Time = Reading Like a Crazy Person

“We must define entertainment as a commercial commodity, produced and consumed as part of a capitalist industrial system. In return for the price of admission to an entertainment, we expect to witness some kind of performance produced by people who make their living performing for paying audiences.”(Maltby, 56)

– ‘Chapter Three: Entertainment 2’ in Hollywood Cinema: Second Edition by Richard Maltby, 54-73 (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2003).

What can I say, I enjoy paying George Clooney and Béyonce to do their job! With films, you don’t receive a commodity or physical good, instead you receive a service, an experience, a set amount of time “entertained”. Sans aucun doubt, j’adore le département du cinéma et l’audiovisuel et la philosophie que nous apprenons sur l’industrie du divertissement.