Spitalfields Vintage Market <3
NYLON Japan TV: Kiko lipsynching to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”
with models, Saki Asamiya, Mona and Kanoco
Saw this at the Saatchi Gallery
Chandeliers Made from Salvaged Bicycle Parts
Artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga constructs impressive chandeliers using chains, wheels and other parts from old bicycles as part of a series she calls CONNECT.
Tourists, gold against a bright blue sky
Just wanted to share this letter I received from a Filipino helper who lived next door while I was in Singapore. She was the second helper my neighbor hired in a span of months. Just like the earlier helper I had met, our encounters were limited to shy smiles, something I found very unusual since us Filipinos are usual "makwento". One day I bumped into her at the convenience store and she was so happy to see me and told me everything about her life. Apparently her amo did not allow her to speak to us and that was the reason why the Filipino helper before her was fired!
Having the chance to work in a foreign country, I guess I was an overseas foreign worker as well, but I was blessed to come home anytime I wanted ( which ended up almost every weekend the first few months I was there!) Despite that, there were moments when I had extreme bouts of loneliness, missing all my loved ones. During these times, I couldn’t help but feel even more depressed thinking of the Filipina next door, and then I’d go on to think of all the Filipinos working abroad! If I feel this bad, what more them, those who’ve been gone for more than 20 years and haven’t even seen their children grow, and others who can’t even go home ever again! How can we forget those who are abused by their employers.
I was also blessed to have been able to work with such amazing and loving people, all from different races. But there were a few moments when you miss the small nuances from back home. No matter how wonderful your workplace is, there will still be a period of mind games, trying to understand different cultures as fast as you can.
It was during these times, the OFW came to my mind. I may not be fully aware of what’s going on overseas, but I had experienced -in my own way- the struggles of living outside what’s familiar. There are a lot of good reasons to work abroad, but sometimes we forget the challenges that come bundled with it. And that’s why once in a while I pray for them, because I know there will be moments when they’ll need it the most. Hope you can too.
Doesn’t it look like this white car is submerged in milk? Mexican-born artist Ivan Puig plays with perspective and offers alternative ways of looking at ordinary objects. In this installation titled Hasta Las Narices, Puig creates the illusion of a sinking vehicle by revealing only the topmost portion of an ivory Volkswagen Sedan in an entirely white room. http://www.ivanpuig.net/
Love these teas! Unbleached teabags and cute packaging. Get Clean tastes like choco!