Sunday, 27 March 2011

I can now go to Jail

I'm 18, everybody! Not that I feel any different or any more mature than I did on my last day of being 17. Anyway, all great events require great celebration, or some sort of celebration rather (I wouldn't call this one "great") so I invited a bunch of friends over to my house for some chill fun that included drinks, shisha, a giant pizza and some ps3 :)

Erica came over earlier than the others to help me prep the drinks, we made our own lovely concoction of gatorade, sprite, lime juice and gin. She helped me a lot, actually. Eternally grateful for friends like her!
Braulio and Xavi brought the 4x4 feet pizza and hauled it over the gate, it was a miracle we managed to fit it through my door! Monster pizza from El Buono! I was actually worried it wouldn't be enough since I had invited around 30 people
But then we opened it and realized it was huge.
My wonderful girls, minus Ara who happens to be missing.
Lol gia looks so lost. Here are some of the guys playing Black Ops or DJ Hero or whatever was on the tv screen. Quinio even picked up one of my awkward child photo's and passed it around and told everyone to laugh. What a nice guy :))
I like these photos. They're pretty.
I know, I know. Shisha's unhealthy and it's just an in-thing, but honestly it was fun and it set a really chill mood to the party. I'm grateful Divisha let us use her pipe. If you're wondering, the flavour was "Deranged Confused pineapple" actually, no, okay it was pineapple-banana but it tasted really weird. Fruity, but a weird fruity. So we added an Eclipse mint to it and that kinda improved the flavour a bit. lol
A huge thank you to everyone who came, you made it a really fun night :) 

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Grow On Grow Up Grow Out

"the summer holds a song we might sing forever"
 Josh Pyke, The Summer

The last day of regular school has passed! Our exams are over and now, all we have to brace ourselves for are nonsensical days of graduation practice and whatnot. It's basically summer, except we still have to go to school to learn how to line up and collect diplomas.

Anyway, it's an unspoken tradition that you go out with your friends whenever it's the last day of exams, so a group of us went over to Polo Club, courtesy of Gabe Lesaca, and ate and swam and fought with exboyfriends. Or maybe that was just me.

It was fun, regardless of whatever brief spat I encountered at the end of the day. I've been in dire need of sun and water, I cannot wait until April 5 because that's when we fly to Bora!

Sometimes all you need to be happy is to feel the earth under your bare feet, the good company of friends, and something edible.

Galactic Symphonies

I was going through some of my late father's old files when I stumbled across his astrophotography. He seriously invested in his telescopes and lenses and took amazing photos of the night sky. 

I remember how he'd be outside during the dark hours between 12 and 5 in the morning, staying however long it took just to take one perfect photo.

And how he'd spend his days with his lenses laid out on his bed, carefully cleaning each and every one of them. It makes me sad to think of all his treasures locked up in a box, going to waste.

He made us promise never to sell them, but we don't know what to do with them. I don't know how to use them, even though I know he really wants me to.

And that kills me a little inside- knowing that I cannot keep that promise.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

It was a secret haven littered with remnants of youth: broken bottles, shards of glass scattered across the floor, burned pieces of paper from nights of boredom, old and empty cigarette packets, a dusty armchair and newspaper clippings among other things. It was a time capsule, and he said it was ours for the taking. We could relive our golden days, go back to the time where everything was okay and all of today's problems, frustrations, fights, none of them would mean a thing.