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V. Straightway I went to the Serpent;
Near to his lodging I settled,
To take away my Pearl,
While he should sleep and should slumber.

jinju follows:
  • dutch (flemish) ~ native language
  • english ~ second language
  • spanish ~ third language
  • french ~ a little rusty
  • portuguese ~ is alright
  • korean ~ n00b
dec 8 2013 ∞
feb 14 2017 +

fetus (literally still in my mom's belly so don't take this seriously)

    • Spain: Gran Canaria, 1993
    • France: Nice, 1993

childhood

    • Turkey: not sure where/when
    • France: Disney Land Paris, 2003 or 2004

secondary school (2005-2011)

    • Netherlands: camping, not sure where/when
    • Portugal: Lisboa, 2007
    • England: London, 2009
    • Spain: BCN, Valencia, Socovos, 2010 (3 weeks)
    • Spain: Valencia, 2011 (3 weeks)
    • France: Paris, not sure when
aug 24 2013 ∞
jun 13 2017 +

(under construction)

  • Acabou Chorare - Os Novos Baianos
  • Clube da Esquina - Milton Nascimento, Lô Borges
  • Elis & Tom - Elis Regina, Tom Jobim
  • Getz/Gilberto - Stan Getz, João Gilberto
  • Chega de Saudade - João Gilberto
jun 26 2014 ∞
jul 25 2016 +

fiction

  • everything by David Mitchell
  • The Book of Disquiet - Fernando Pessoa!!!!
  • everything by Samuel Beckett

non-fiction

  • Orientalism - Edward Saïd
  • Trauma: Explorations in Memory - Cathy Caruth

poetry

  • ?

films

  • Lolita (1962)
aug 7 2013 ∞
dec 14 2016 +
  • 505 - Arctic Monkeys
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Shooting Star - Air Traffic
  • Cool - Gwen Stefani
  • Pyramids - Frank Ocean
  • P.Y.T - Michael Jackson
  • Roxanne - the Moulin Rouge version
  • Path of Wind - Joe Hisaishi (Totoro soundtrack)
  • Ne Me Quitte Pas - Jacques Brel
  • Ballin - Partynextdoor
  • Bastard/Lemonade - BADBADNOTGOOD
  • Beggining to End - Ta-Ku
  • Holding Back the Years - Simply Red
  • 3 Months - Shay Lia
mar 2 2015 ∞
jan 17 2016 +

most recent first + read the original unless * = english translation

  • Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes - Gabriel García Márquez (short story)
  • Signs and Symbols - Vladimir Nabokov (short story)
  • A Tiny Feast - Chris Adrian (short story)
  • A Night in Acadie - Kate Chopin (short story)
  • A Pair of Silk Stockings - Kate Chopin (short story)
  • A Respectable Woman - Kate Chopin (short story)
  • Desirée's Baby - Kate Chopin (short story)
  • The Storm - Kate Chopin (short story)
  • The Story of an Hour - Kate Chopin (short story)
  • Seven People Dancing - Langston Hughes (short story)
  • Sula - Toni Morrison
  • The Pearl - John Steinbeck
  • Giovanni's Room - James Baldwin
  • The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
  • Dubliners - James Joyce
jan 9 2017 ∞
feb 14 2017 +

drake, the weeknd, a$ap rocky, rih, ta-ku, jhené aiko, beyoncé, n.e.r.d, joey bada$$, cashmere cat, the internet, frank ocean, kendrick lamar, miguel, nujabes, shaki, joo young, los rakas, erykah badu, milton nascimento, stromae, beenzino, kaytranada, kate bush, os novos baianos, camila, criolo, crush, joe hisaishi, simple minds, hyukoh, busker busker, tame impala, aaliyah, badbadnotgood

mar 9 2014 ∞
feb 14 2017 +

notes: 1) i will most likely have forgotten about some concerts. 2) favourites in bold. 3)between brackets means i only saw part of it or wasn't really attentive or wasn't there intentionally.

2016:

    • Lunice
    • Ta-ku
    • The Internet (2nd time)
    • Kaytranada
    • Badbadnotgood

2015:

    • Nina Kraviz
    • Bonobo
    • Cashmere Cat

2014:

aug 7 2013 ∞
feb 14 2017 +