I just finished the series Everything Sucks on Netflix over the weekend and I loved it. I especially enjoyed the soundtrack which transported me back to my own high school years. My high school experience was anything but sucky but this series reminded me of all my favorite shows, which I caught on the i-Channel on Sky Cable back then. Clarissa Explains It All (in which I thought about what kind of guitar riff would be played when I walk into a room, haha), Ghostwriter (I have a lot of random scribbles on the sides of my notebooks from pretending I had my own Ghostwriter), and Degrassi High (the one that aired in 1989 and not the one where Nina Dobrev and Drake starred 😋). Netflix hasn’t released a soundtrack yet but the folks over at talkaboutpopmusic.net curated one on Spotify.
I’m telling you, it will seriously transport you back to the ’90s. If you’ve seen the show, what did you think of it?
Still thinking about all the yummy food we ate in Seminyak. My favorites would have to be the Tuna Tartare from Corner House (I have never been a fan of guacamole until this trip!) and this Nasi Goreng from Good Mantra Cafe. Next on my #domaceticated list is to make decent Nasi Goreng! Anyone got a good recipe I can try?
Something I wrote on the morning of what would have been my mother’s 65th birthday.
"everything has seasons and we have to be able to recognize when something's time has passed and be able to move into the next season. everything that is alive requires pruning as well which is a great metaphor for endings." -dr. henry cloud ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *cue scene from the secret garden about wick* ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When a thing is wick, it has a life about it Now, maybe not a life like you and me But somewhere there's a single streak of green inside it Come, and let me show you what I mean ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When a thing is wick, it has a light around it Maybe not a light that you can see But hiding down below a spark's asleep inside it Waiting for the right time to be seen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You clear away the dead parts So the tender buds can form Loosen up the earth and let the roots get warm Let the roots get warm ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When a thing is wick And someone cares about it And comes to work each day Like you and me Will it grow? It will Then have no doubt about it We'll have the grandest garden ever seen ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In a lot of ways, I feel like February was a new season for me. Starting a new job, figuring out this new routine, and filtering the toxicity out of my life. It was a difficult past few months for me but I can’t believe how easy this transition has been for me so far. I don’t want to jinx anything by saying that but I’ve learned that when you want things to happen, you need to claim that they will. Always this or something better.
My favorite purchase in Bali was this woven bag that I got off a roadside shop. It was an interesting shape (and one I’ve been wanting since I saw Aranaz’s Belem sling, which has been sold out since) and was much cheaper than everywhere else we looked. It doesn’t fit my wallet (haha) but it can pack a lot of other stuff. Other faves in this photo: Vanilla Patchouli Cedarwood body mist from H&M (smells sooo good), Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte from Nars (which I’ve been obsessing over for two years now, apparently), pins I got on sale from Stay Home Club and my 2018 mantra from Danger in Design (available at Hey Kessy ATC!), and a keepsake from Bali that I picked up from The Shang.
February has been pretty amazing. Can you believe it’s already the third month of the year in 2 days? Got to stop and breathe in the good before everything whizzes past us.
Everything Sucks still courtesy of Netflix