• Nikon D80 - AF-S Nikkor 18-135mm; F1.8 50mm
  • Olympus SP 500-UZ
  • Olympus MJU 1020
  • Holga 120CFN (with 35mm adapter; and polaroid back)
  • Diana F+ (with 35mm back)
  • Lomo L-CA (original)
  • Action Sampler
  • Lubitel 166B Universal
  • Polaroid Sun 600 LMS
  • Polaroid SX-70 Alpha 1
  • Polaroid 1200FF
  • Polaroid Spirit 600 CL
  • Polaroid Land Camera 1000
  • Polaroid Joycam 500
  • Polaroid Izone Camera
  • Polaroid Colour pack 80
  • Polaroid Spectra
  • Canon Canonet
  • Hanimex
oct 25 2008 ∞
jul 11 2012 +
  • cats on the internet
  • tea
  • rabbits
  • Virginia Woolf
  • autumn
  • handing essays in on time
  • Ingmar Bergman films
  • collared shirts
  • print-media
  • Surrealism
  • aspiring to be like Bernard Black
  • people who don't point out how vertically challenged I am
  • Louis Theroux
  • listening to jazz music
  • comfortable silences
  • people who naturally smell nice
  • Radiohead
  • Victorian architecture
  • violets
  • puns
oct 29 2011 ∞
oct 29 2011 +
  • Ashes of Time

Widely considered to be Wong Kar Wai's most under-appreciated work, Ashes of Time is unlike any other swordsman film out there. Philosophical, character-driven and atmospherically intoxicating, it paved the way for later wuxia epics such as Hero, House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. A truly understated piece of art that demands to be rediscovered by today's audience. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTEuVzLTP...

  • Days of Being Wild

After his poorly received directorial debut As Tears Goes By, Wong Kar Wai's second feature was where it all began for the Chinese auteur. Although far from a box office success, it showcased Wong's unique brand of artistry and established him as a cult figure of World Cinema. Set in 1960s Hong Kong, the story centres on a han...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cExEkJjy...

feb 18 2011 ∞
feb 18 2011 +
  • a box of books to read
  • a box of clothes
  • Ikea clothes rack that I stopped using halfway through this year
  • records collection to add to my housemates'
  • floor lamp (light in my presumptive-bedroom is dodgy)
  • bath towel(s)
  • tooth brush! + paste of course
  • some shoes
  • my Nikon + two or three film cameras (plus maybe the film that's in my parents' refrigerator)
  • pens! + notebook
  • craft box
  • dvds + cds
  • masking tape (to get rid of dust balls, etc. an old trick of my mother's)
  • storage boxes
  • pillow
dec 10 2010 ∞
dec 10 2010 +

Yay

  • Summer Break
  • Fresh start to a new year
  • Summer fruit - peaches, mangoes, nectarines! etc.
  • Iced tea (fresh, not that bottled Lipton stuff)
  • Time to see friends, and time for myself

Nay

  • Seeing my family more than ever
  • My coming of age in February (ie. birthday)
  • Christmas
  • Disgusting hot weather
  • Crowded beaches
  • Not being able to cuddle and hug people because it's too damn hot
  • Sweat and people's bad odour; Smelly public transport
  • Not being able to share a pot of tea with...
nov 14 2010 ∞
nov 14 2010 +
  • Braised Eggplant
  • My sister's horrible roasted Artichoke
  • Korean food: Sweet potato noodles with vegetables
  • Fennel, Lentil and Pumpkin Casserole
  • the usual... Thai food
oct 1 2010 ∞
oct 1 2010 +
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  • Bande à part : Isabelle, Theo, and Matthew race through the Louvre, attempting to break the record depicted in Bande à part of 9 minutes, 43 seconds.
  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne : Isabelle quotes a famous line from this film, telling Matthew "There is no such thing as love, only proofs of love".
  • Shock Corridor : Film Matthew watches at the Cinémathèque Française at the beginning of the movie.
  • Pierrot le fou : Music from the film appears in The Dreamers
  • The 400 Blows : The main title music by Jean Constantin appears in The Dreamers
  • Persona : Matthew has a picture of Liv Ullman and Bibi Andersson from Persona in his apartment
  • La Chinoise : A poster of the film hangs on a wall in the twin's apartment.
  • Blow-Up : A picture of David Hemmings in ...
jun 6 2010 ∞
jun 6 2010 +
  • If... (1968) dir. Lindsay Anderson
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946) dir. Frank Capra
  • Eraserhead (1977) dir. David Lynch
  • The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) dir. Peter Weir
  • Encounters at the End of the World dir. Werner Herzog
  • Kontroll
may 1 2010 ∞
jun 2 2010 +
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)
  • Bernie event (2012)
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (w/ Spansoc —1988)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (Tuesday — 2012) / Halloween (1978)
  • Purple Rose of Cairo (And AGM — 1985)
  • Bicycle Thief (1948)
  • Delicatessen (1991)
  • Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  • Sunrise (1925)
  • Airplane! (1980)
  • Naked Lunch (1991)
jul 31 2012 ∞
jul 31 2012 +
  • Compare yourself frequently with others.
  • Belittle yourself.
  • Don’t believe in dreams. You believe dreams will only happen when you are sleeping.
  • Say yes to everybody and everything.
  • Work in a job you hate.
  • Complain about everything.
  • Complain about everything to your friends.
  • Suspicious of everything.
  • Counting your troubles.
  • Harbor negative thoughts.
  • Trying to please everyone and let everyone walk all over you.
  • Constantly thinking about the past.
  • Constantly thinking about the future.
  • Focusing on what you lack.
  • Focusing on what you don’t want.
  • Need others to validate you constantly.
  • Think of everything that can possibly go ...
mar 17 2012 ∞
mar 17 2012 +

1. i clean at 2am in the morning (it’s your fault for not closing your door when you sleep!) 2. i clean the house when im stressed, and clean up after you… and then complain about it, and how dirty you are…. 3. i cannot cook… nice things…. 4. i have showers at 3am 5. i cry in the kitchen at strange hours 6. i play records really loud at 1am, and invite people over to have kitchen dance parties, and wake up the other housemates who have work the next morning, and play music really loud so that our neighbours even have to knock on our front door to tell us to turn the music down 7. …..i clean at 2am….. all the time. i'm a night owl.

aug 20 2011 ∞
aug 20 2011 +
  • laptop
  • subwoofer-speaker system
  • mobile phone charger
  • lamp
  • fan
  • various other chargers from time to time

= please don't short circuit on me!

jan 3 2011 ∞
jan 3 2011 +

(in this order)

  • French
  • Chinese-Mandarin incl. script
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Indonesian
  • Swedish
  • Arabic
  • Swahili
mar 15 2011 ∞
mar 21 2011 +
  • Peter Singer
  • A.C. Grayling
  • Bertrand Russell
  • M. Foucault
  • F. Nietzche
may 6 2011 ∞
mar 29 2012 +
      • 15 Park Avenue (2005) - directed by Aparna Sen and stars Shabana Azmi (Who in my opinion is one of the greatest Indian actresses of all time), Konkana Sen Sharama and Rahul Bose. This movie deals with Sen Sharama who suffers from schizophrenia and in the deep recesses of her mind she lives in a world where she is married with 3 children and lives in a large house at 15 Par Avenue. It is implied that the illness was always dormant within her and erupted after a gang rape and the subsequent ending of her engagement to Bose. Azmi plays Sharma's sister a controlling dominant woman who struggles to take care of her sister and manage her life at the same time. The film shows the clash between what we perceive as real and what really is real and questions the attitude held t...
nov 23 2010 ∞
nov 23 2010 +
  • The Shins (2007); I saw The Cure instead
  • Pixies (2010)
  • Phoenix (2010)
  • Slipknot (either 2009 or 2010); just for the nostalgia
  • Arcade Fire (2008)
  • Sonic Youth (can't remember which year it was...)
  • Bjork (2005-ish?)
  • The Strokes (2010)
  • No Age (2009)
oct 16 2010 ∞
oct 16 2010 +
  • The Purple Rose of Cairo
  • The Manchurian Candidate (original)
  • Anatomy of Murder
  • Old Boy
  • Delicatessen
  • In Bruges
  • Chinatown
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Breathless
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Taxi Driver
  • Marathon Man
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Singing in the Rain
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Bicycle Thief
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Naked Gun
  • The Naked Lunch
  • Halloween
jul 11 2012 ∞
jul 11 2012 +
  • i make tea for everyone at the perfect times
  • i am nice
  • i clean… a lot
  • i give nice hugs
  • i have a lot of dvds
  • probably other reasons too….
  • i offer y’all expensive french champagne…
jun 28 2011 ∞
aug 20 2011 +

You remember tazos.

You can finish this [ice ice _ _ _ _ ]

You remember watching Doug and Ren & Stimpy

AAAAAAAH Real Monsters!

You had a favourite member from FIVE.

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence . . . not

when everyhting was settled by rock paper scissors

when we played Hide and go seek until our legs grew numb.

when we used to obey our parents

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time.

jun 28 2011 ∞
aug 20 2011 +
  • Achluophobia - Fear of darkness.
  • Acrophobia - Fear of heights.
  • Agliophobia - Fear of pain.
  • Agoraphobia - Fear of open spaces or crowds.
  • Aichmophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects.
  • Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a car.
  • Androphobia - Fear of men.
  • Anginophobia - Fear of angina or choking.
  • Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers.
  • Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society.
  • Aphenphosmphobia - Fear of being touched.
  • Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders.
  • Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers.
  • Astraphobia - Fear of thunder and lightening.
  • Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidin...
jun 28 2011 ∞
aug 20 2011 +

Pro:

      • Freedom from parents
      • Independence
      • Not having to put up with my teenage sister’s angst and my parents’ arguing
      • Being able to walk to uni… 30-40mins
      • Buses that come regularly to the city
      • Cool folk that have good taste in music, films, politics
      • The Greens corflute attached to our front fence
      • Appreciating my parents more
      • It’s better than most sharehouses I’ve heard about
      • Being able to see my friends whenever without having to ask my parents to go out
      • Pretty cool housemates
      • Not living in the western suburbs!

Con:

jan 11 2011 ∞
jan 11 2011 +

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens **

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

nov 25 2010 ∞
nov 25 2010 +
      • watched a tv program where an audience member threw their shoe at Australia's ex-ex-prime minister
      • convinced a friend to go to climate camp instead of a model UN conference
      • gained even deeper respect for a friend who said they didn't really like parties, but rathered sitting at home and watch the news
      • took my sister to see Sarah Blasko perform at the Enmore Theatre
      • decided i would like to buy a new tea pot (also to take with me when i move out)
      • didn't forget any lines in my french oral, and stuck a "moustache" (piece of paper coloured in brown, with sticky tape onto my face) to play my character. felt a bit silly, but also a bit french
      • ate the best vegan pizza ever
oct 30 2010 ∞
oct 30 2010 +
  • Talking to my inter-state friend for more than three hours... via mobile
  • Vegesoc Dinners
  • SRC Campaign trailin'
  • "Getting things off my chest" ... kind of...
  • Getting lost in the CBD for a bit
  • Visiting the new zine store in Sydney (The Paper Mill)
  • Receiving lots of mail for the past three weeks (ebay purchases mostly, but also the 2011 season for the Belvoir St. Theatre)
  • One week closer to the mid-semester break!
sep 17 2010 ∞
sep 17 2010 +

(need to add more)

  • splendid
  • voluptuous
  • belligerent
  • twat
  • antebellum
  • chignon
  • chivalry
  • clavicle
  • eloquence
  • flaxen
  • guild
  • guillotine
  • hellenistic
  • ethereal
  • rustic
  • tulle
  • velveteen
  • retaliate
  • meniscus
  • decapitated
dec 10 2009 ∞
jun 19 2010 +
  • It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
  • One human hair can support 3 kg (6 lb).
  • The average man’s penis is three times the length of his thumb.
  • Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
  • A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.
  • There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
  • Women blink twice as often as men.
  • The average person’s skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
  • Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
  • If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
aug 20 2009 ∞
mar 29 2012 +
  • The Handsome Suit
  • The Chef of the South Pole
  • The Homeless Student
  • The Blue Bird
  • Gravity's Clowns
  • All Around Us
  • Kamogawa Horumo: Battle League in Kyoto
  • Oppai Volleyball
  • Detroit Metal City
  • Ponyo
  • Happy Family Plan
  • Summer Days With Coo
  • Yunagi City, Sakura Country
  • The Kiss
  • School Days With A Pig
  • Penguins in the Sky - Asahiyama Zoo
  • Kamui
nov 22 2009 ∞
nov 22 2009 +