what's it like to be a meme?

/ 26 August 2011 /
In 1968, Andy Warhol said, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

Well, welcome to 2011, where practically every person can indeed be obsessed over throughout the globe -- just not always in the fabulous way. That's how an internet meme works. For those in the back, a meme (rhymes with 'team') is basically an idea that goes viral, spreading wildly throughout a culture. And in the case of internet culture, memes can be anything from pictures to quotes to songs and yes, even to people.

Finally, a shot at global popularity. Yay, right? Hmm... why don't we ask the actual, living meme personalities of our time?


I'm being cyberbullied -- Rebecca Black
Meme: Friday

sticky beats: Foster the People

/ 19 August 2011 /
Foster the People is hardly a new band. In fact, their first single "Pumped Up Kicks" came out over a year ago for free downloads. But this year, with the rise of their first album, "Torches", and the recent release of their "Helena Beat" music video, they're the newest ear-candy I'm bouncing to.

Okay, I am not exactly jumping up and down, but I must admit I feel like doing just that everytime I hear their songs.

the perks of reading 'Perks'

/ 17 August 2011 /
I did not enjoy reading "The Perks of Being a Wallflower".

Why? Because it reminded me of me.

It started out innocently enough -- just as any other story does. Protagonist "Charlie" (that's his alias) writes a letter to an unknown friend-figure, and this first letter serves as an introduction to the bittersweet series of stories about Charlie's life.

But Stephen Chbosky's coming-of-age novel turns out to be more than just a teenage portrait. It's not just about crushes and parties and high school cliques. It takes you deeper and deeper into the dreary side of the 15-year-old's life: from social alienation, to sex and drugs (and a teeny bit of rock'n'roll), to buried pasts and the mental/emotional disturbance they make. Yes, it sure gets heavy.

tiny space, awesome bedroom

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If you're a college dormer, or if you're renting your quarters, or if you simply have a fate similar to mine, chances are you've never had a real huge space for your bedroom.

Photo from Apartment Therapy
I personally love tiny bedrooms -- they have this cozy, personal feel to it. That is, if they're organized and designed well.

'The Girl', the book, the movie

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Much has already been said about Stieg Larsson's acclaimed book, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". It has garnered well-deserved praise for being a thrilling mystery novel and a remarkable jumpstart to the equally-remarkable "Millennium" trilogy.

Now here's a view from a woman's perspective.

two amazing visual blogs

/ 10 August 2011 /
If a picture can paint a thousand words, then we have just found two whole libraries of them. Check out these two beautiful visual blogs that add a fresh new dimension to photography.

Dear Photograph

Imagine browsing through your old printed pictures. A five-year-old you at the playground. Your mom, in her younger days, taking a stroll. Your family's favorite Sunday spot.

Now imagine going back to that memory.

An incredible wave of nostalgia is what Dear Photograph takes us on. It's a collection of photographs "from the past, in the present." The concept is simple but very creative: you take an old picture, go to the exact same spot where it was taken, then photograph that picture in such a way that it integrates with the surroundings. Here's one:
The photos in the blog are accompanied with quiet, introspective, and sometimes silly notes (like "Dear Photograph, I wish I could still Hula Hoop like I used to."), making it a lovelier trip down the memory lane.

concert-goer heaven: Incubus

/ 09 August 2011 /
Remember when I told you about Incubus doing a show in Manila? I just couldn't resist it -- I went.

And it was one of the most awesome nights of my life.

on Pinterest?


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