Thursday, October 24, 2013

A dog and a wild idea

It is often said that dogs (or cats) are human’s bestfriend – well, genuinely it’s any kind of animals that may suit your personality. They seem to brighten our lives, cheer the moods and bring an unutterable nuance of warm. Thus, we undeniably find them charming – filling that emptiness of our hearts that no humans can step in.

However, I’m not talking about me or my pets. I don’t have one, blame my parents. It’s about a photo-journey project by Theron Humphrey who is going across the United States with his camera to document the lives of everyday people. Theron is a notable photographer whose works have been acknowledged by National Geographic, People Magazine, NY Post, Chicago Tribune, and many more.

Entitled This Wild Idea, his project has taken him over 17,000 miles with 1,852 photos, each with their own exceptional story to tell. Along the way, Theron captured his Maine coonhound dog named Maddie, perched atop and stood on funny or strange things. This side project is called Maddie on Things is uber amusing yet lovely.

It narrates another important and serious project that Theron ignited, Why We Rescue. As described, it is “a yearlong story-telling documentary that is traversing across all 50 states highlighting how pets transform our lives for the better. This project is an opportunity to share everyday stories on how those pets can open our homes and hearts to the world... we are telling one shelter/rescue pet story in each state.”

As Theron is raising various awesome, heartwarming projects, Maddie On Things apparently caught me the most. The images are frivolous, fun and fascinating. Maddie sits on Theron, a couch, wears jacket, inside a backpack – well, you get the idea – couldn’t have been more quirky enough to show how the relationship between Theron and Maddie is real.

This makes me craving more to have my own four-legged bestfriend. I want them to be able to do medium to high-level of activity, smart, adaptable, sporty and in sizes of medium to large – forget the small, cuddly dogs. You know, I always got an eye for Golden or Labrador Retriever, Siberian Husky or German Shepherd. One more thing, they’re big and need thorough treatment, training and care. So, yeah...

 *Read The Huffington Post interview with Theron about his project here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

It isn't about skinny or fat, it's about HOT!

"Curves don't epitomise a woman. Saying, 'Skinny is ugly' should be no more acceptable than saying fat is. I find all this stuff a very controlling and effective way of making women obsess over their weight, instead of exploiting their more important attributes, such as intellect, strength and power.

We could be getting angry about unequal pay and unequal opportunities, but we're too busy being told we're not thin enough or curvy enough. We're holding ourselves back. However, the damage occurs when the media continues to only use images of excessively thin women and no other variant sizing."

- Robyn Lawley, a 23-year-old International model, 6 ft 2 inches and a size 12.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

You will worry

"Do not worry about avoiding temptation.
As you grow older it will avoid you."
-Joey Adams 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hi, I'm a 20-something gurl! This is a story of my life...

My birthday has passed – September 9, 2013. And yes family and friends wished me best of luck, if not something else. Yes, I’m grateful being in the place where I am now in my 24th. And thanks God, I’m in my superb condition and other great things. 

But the birthday spark has long gone, for me. I don’t really see celebrating the day I was born is something sacred, special or one in a million moment. And in this last birthday I was a little bit stressed out – but hey relax, I could handle it. 

Living in 20-something phase of life is terrible. I should force myself to bust my ass off within 24/7. I must get up so early just for the sake of workplace finger-print. I want to figure out what I wanna do in life as myself, not as someone’s employee – but dammit I work my energy for stuff they pay me. Of course I need money for living, you know girl’s gotta eat. For a second, I thought I know what my life is supposed to be, but then I was in doubt. I shift my mind as quick as shit, blame my overthinking brain capacity. 

What the hell, but I am still young at heart. When bad days come, I think of doing nothing. I want to just play, travel, take photograph, hangout and laugh so hard without having the weight of the world on my shoulder. When I want to go adventurous in the nature or wild in the city, I just do it without considering my parents’ expectation of me. When I feel a bit sassy, I want to burst in the most happening boutiques and stores to grab whatever the hell I want and don’t care with how much I need to save. 

This growing-up timetable seems a bit confusing. I know what I have accomplished right now is not really the best that I can pull off. With many personal things going on and on these days, being miserable and sabotaging my own life are on a daily basis. Ha! Loathing reality is way much easier than consider my blessings. I know I am not alone, face it. But yeah, it is what it is – that sometimes I need to review what my life has been going through in order to understand what I really want to do and improve for the future. 


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