I'm reaaaally craving for one like this. I'm afraid it's a bit harder to make than it seems, though. Anyway, this girl itsblitzzz has some more awesome tutorials about t-shirt reconstruction, so you'd better go to the nearest Primark or similar and gather a couple of cheap tees before you start trying it on your favourite one. Just saying!
- So I was just wondering if there was one general thing that you've found over the years to be generally true in a general way that would help anyone in any situation?
- That's a great question. Yes, I would say figure out what you want and learn how to ask for it
There are times when a good quote can safe an entire film from falling into mediocrity. And yes, this is one of those times.
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It will definetly take a
few lot of tries before I dominate the technique but if in the end my nails look just half as gorgeous as the ones in this tutorial, then I can consider myself a
Musically speaking, I can say that Jack Johnson is the love of my life.
I think it was by 2008 when I first heard about him. I was watching TV mith my dad when this video came through, and after about 15 seconds listening in silence, we looked at each other like "yeah, he's got it". And he really does. Up to the point that I haven't met anyone who doesn't like his songs yet. Even my grandma who is not vey into modern music, after a lunch with Jack as a background, asked with curiosity "and who is this boy?". And my grandma doesn't speak any English. But I gess it is not necessary to understand the lyrics to get what he's saying. His is a message of calm and optimism against a world where stress, worries and bad manners are regular payment. So I suggest you close your eyes and listen carefully, have a deep breath and imagine some palm trees, white sand and whatever makes you chill. We aren't here to last, so take it easy.
The old legend says that Alexander The Great himself went to meet Diogenes, that great thinker who lived inside a barrel, and who everyone in Greece was talking about.
- I am Alexander The Great - he said to the wise man.
- And I am Diogenes, The Dog.
- What is it that I can do for you?
- Please, step out of my sunlight.
It takes courage to look life in the eye and make it the best it can be. It takes resilience too. To walk a courageous path, one can be forced to abandon the creature comforts that one takes for granted. Fortunately, one of the benefits of philosophy is that it teaches us how to live with a minimum of comforts and possession. Diogenes demonstrated this to Alexander by rejecting his offer of help. The sun would suffice, Diogenes implied – this and the opportunity for honest reflection. In our age of ‘luxury fever’ and ostentatious wealth, we would do well to follow Diogenes’ example, and learn how to live with minimal possessions in peace and dignity.
(Reflection from the very great Philosophy blog: http://philosophyforchange.wordpress.com )
For her words you will recognize her:
"My outlook has always been that people in the streets aren't dressing to please me, why should I take them into account when dressing myself? Playing with clothes is one of the most basic pleasures in life along with other stupid crap like peeling nail polish off in single sheets, crawling into a sun warmed car, and laughing about nothing and everything. If I were to die tomorrow I would be glad that I wore a slightly inappropriate coat and five inch heels to a desert train station in the middle of the day. You know what I mean?"
Have a look at her blog at: http://www.fashiontoast.com/
a) I live in a small and very conservative city, so I gess if I dyed my hair the colours that I have in mind right now (twitter blue, bubblegum pink, mint green and so on) small children would provably start crying when they see me and old ladies would have their sensibility unavoidably damaged.
b) I consider myself a bit of a maniac when it comes to colour-shade mixing, so I gess I'd be likely to get mad when the blue on my shirt didn't suit the pink on my hair.
c) If I did so, mum would disinherit me immediately, and then I would have to look for a bridge to live under, and I'd make my living playing the guitar on the streets and it's very cold in winter out there and and... that's mainly why I think it's not a good idea.
Anyway, those well-constructed and fair reasons don't prevent me at all from sometimes feeling like booking a cheap flight to London and having my hair decoloured and dyed until it gets burned off. But then I think of my mum's eyes looking at my blue or green or yellow nails in disgust while we're having supper, and you know, I... I really like my bed.
The first 10 minutes of Ethernal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) are bound to get you on your nerves: there you've got the childish irritating churlish Clementine Kruczynski (Kate Winslet) trying to seem interesting and mysterious while clumsily flirting with Joel Barish (Jim Carry), a deeply dipressed man not deprived of self-compassion at all.
However, if you manage to repress the urge to throw something to the screen and you keep on watching it, you will discover a deep and life-teaching story. For me, this film is mainly about changing. About how we think we've changed a lot but in the end still the same. About how we change our minds towards something we thought we never would. About how we make others think we've changed just to protect our deepest feelings. As relevant as the changing subject is the forgetting one. The plot dives into the matter of how right would it be to be able to totally forget about something or someone that, by either pain or love, left a great impression on us and made us be the way we are now. The changing thing is reflected on Clementine's hair colour, which turns from blue to orange to red to green as the time passes by (backwards, actually). In her own words:
“It changes colour a lot. It’s called Blue Ruin…this company makes a whole bunch of colours with equally snappy names. I apply my personality in a paste.”
The forgetting thing is represented by a company called Lacuna Inc., whose purpose is to erase a certain person from their customer's mind. Who has never ever imagined something like that? Who has never ever said "I wish I had never me you"? So, I'm not gonna ruin you the whole film but... I'll just say that hopefully some things can't just be deleted.