The last seven days have been quite the adventure.
(This month too, really, which is why I've been neglecting this pocket of the internet.)
There's been such ups and downs, and I've been hurrying all over the place AND managed to rack up a grand total of nine dollars spent on travelling the subway. Nine, and just the subway, mind - quite a feat considering I'm always taking the same line. I know that I've always alluded life (oh, mysterious and philosophical life) to being akin to a rollercoaster, ever the cliche, but mine usually runs along the line of kid coasters, and not those with 90-degree, free-fall drops.
Anyhow, back to the topic. Past few days have been incredibly insane (and insanely incredible), so here's a little overview of it:
- met up with (insert name of one of favorite diners) regarding a lil' collaboration
- received my parcel from Nunuco - they're just the best. Really love working with them.
- completed two speeches in two consecutive nights
- got the opportunity to work with 3d pens during art class
- had some of my most passionate topics come up for this week's class i.e. very rant-able
- been on a crazy baking spree (every night, yo)
AND had everything culminate in this year's U Symposium, which I'm attending for the second time (for the record, this is the second time they're organizing it). I was having this total (fine, I shall use it for lack of a better word) fan-girl *cringe* moment in the second role, watching all these people speak on stage right in front of me, larger than life, and hearing the voice behind the printed pages.
"Indie" is a word that is overused in today's context, so much so that some people say it without knowing it's meaning. It's been gentrified, abused and vandalized, but at the same time hearing what these editors and creatives have to say makes me believe in the notion of "alternative-ness" once more, beyond my conviction that the linen-donning, cloth-tote bag carrying cult are its die-hard devotees. (Admittedly, I have been known to engage in such behavior despite my rejection of hipster-ism. But that's a story for another time. It's late and I'm about to tip right over onto my keyboard at any moment.)
In summary, I heard cool people speak + met more cool people at the symposium, had a bustle-y week, and am looking forward to the school-less week ahead. (meaning: more recipes + things to look forward to)
I do wish we could chat longer, but...
To be continued.