• Bernini
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • Jon Fox
jan 13 2011 ∞
jan 13 2011 +

I wonder why I miss it so much. It's not only because of my family, the majority of which still live there, but it's the place itself

  • The smell of burning corn over coals near the beach in Karachi
  • The clean smell of saltwater
  • The unbearable heat
  • The cow patties
  • The water pump
  • The rice fields and the 'haunted' tree
  • The old house with a secret room
  • The busy city
  • The rickshaw-wallahs
  • The glass coke bottles, that you return to the street-vendor when you're finished with the drink, so that they can resuse the bottle
  • The food
  • The crammed car rides, being pressed against the window or burrowed back into the ...
dec 26 2010 ∞
jan 17 2011 +
  • learn Spanish and German
  • write short stories
  • move to a bigger city
  • have a job (one that I enjoy and related to my field) in said city
dec 26 2010 ∞
dec 26 2010 +
  • leather tote-bag
  • 2014 World Cup in Brazil
  • work-appropriate black heels
  • a purse for my mother's birthday in May
dec 26 2010 ∞
dec 26 2010 +
  • Blur
  • Radiohead
  • Cat Stevens
  • Nina Simone
  • The Beatles
  • Girls Aloud
dec 26 2010 ∞
jan 18 2011 +
  • "When all by myself, I can think of all kinds of clever remarks, quick comebacks to what no one said, and flashes of witty sociability with nobody. But all of this vanishes when I face someone in the flesh: I lose my intelligence, I can no longer speak, and after half an hour I just feel tired. Talking to people makes me feel like sleeping. Only my ghostly and imaginary friends, only the conversations I have in my dreams, are genuinely real and substantial." -- Fernando Pessoa
  • "I think going [to India] taught me a lot about the position of a person who leaves one’s native country. My parents always put it as they have a foot in two separate boats, on the water, and each of the boats is floating and wanting to go in its own direction and you’re sort of stuck in between, not knowing which to go in to." -- Jhumpa Lahiri, via
dec 26 2010 ∞
jan 21 2011 +
  • running for president of my college's student association (ugh, responsibility)
    • decided to do this
  • getting my cartilage pierced in my right ear
  • getting side-bangs, again
dec 26 2010 ∞
dec 27 2010 +
  • Charlotte's Web , E.B. White
  • The Trumpet of the Swan , E.B. White
  • The Little Princess , Frances Hodgson Burnet
  • everything by Judy Blume
  • The Search for Delicious , Natalie Babbitt
  • James and the Giant Peach , Roald Dahl
  • Matilda , Roald Dahl
  • The Malory Towers series, Enid Blyton
  • The Little House series, Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins , Scott O'Dell
dec 26 2010 ∞
dec 26 2010 +

fictional characters --

  • Malcolm Tucker
  • Jamie MacDonald
  • Bernard Black
  • Mark Corrigan

real people --

  • Dylan Moran
  • David Mitchell
  • Jon Richardson
jan 23 2011 ∞
jan 23 2011 +
  • Rufus Sewell
  • Matthew MacFadyen
  • Anna May Wong
  • Marcello Mastroianni
  • Greta Garbo
  • Buster Keaton
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Ava Gardner
  • Rita Hayworth
  • Lauren Bacall
jan 10 2011 ∞
jan 10 2011 +
  • Pakistani history (from before partition, partition, and immediately after partition)
  • American Revolutionary War
  • Pacific theater of WWII
  • the varying depictions of post-colonial life in literature
  • racial & ethnic health disparities in America
  • history of the Ottoman Empire
  • history concerning 'The Arab Status Quo'
dec 26 2010 ∞
jan 16 2011 +
  • the smell of bonfires
  • clean prose
  • strands of gray hair
  • excessive book-buying
  • personal histories
  • roaming art museums alone
  • fluffy white hotel towels
  • summer
  • my family history
  • pop music
dec 26 2010 ∞
jan 17 2011 +
  • Dead Man Star's new album
  • Aidan Knight's Versicolour
  • Jon Richardson stand-up
  • Jon Richardson & Russell Howard's joint radio shows/podcasts
  • Sleigh Bells's Treats
  • Night Catches Us soundtrack
  • The Roots in general
  • Jean Grae in general
  • Katy B's On A Mission
  • Jamie Woon's album
  • Oh Land's album
  • complete my Mos Def discography
  • The Strokes's new album
  • No Age's albums
  • Maluca Mala's stuff
  • Smokey Robinson's stuff
  • songs I have favorited on pandora
jan 14 2011 ∞
mar 27 2011 +
  • Björk
  • Pavement
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Scott Walker
  • Bowie
  • Oh Land
  • Wire
  • Television
  • Mos Def
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • The Divine Comedy
  • The Roots
  • Sonic Youth
  • Jamie XX (more mixtapes/remixes) + The XX
  • Adam and the Ants
  • Andrew Bird
  • Unkle
  • Massive Attack
  • Sam Cooke
dec 26 2010 ∞
jan 23 2011 +