Inspiration Book #18

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Alors mon coucher de soleil ? rappela le petit prince qui jamais n'oubliait une question une fois qu'il l'avait posée.
Ton coucher de soleil, tu l'auras. Je l'exigerai. Mais j'attendrai, dans ma science du gouvernement, que les conditions soient favorables.

" Then my sunset?" insisted the little prince, who never let go of a question once he had asked it.
"You shall have your sunset. I shall command it. But I shall wait, according to my science of government, until conditions are favorable."

                      -----Le Petite Prince /  The Little Prince

Sitar Fall Showcase Week 2011

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At the end of each semester, Sitar Arts Center gives its students one of the most incredible opportunities: to be on stage. Sitar helps celebrate and unify art and community. How does Sitar change the world? Sitar gives equally deserving children, young adults, and adults a chance to experience the arts, realize talent, and feel better about themselves. Feeling good about yourself is in fact a value necessary to want to make others feel good themselves to. If more people have it we could live in a better more productive world where we wouldn't have to have an Occupy Wall Street, have leaders that genuinely care and lift its people and on a smaller but significantly effective scale more people with an urge to volunteer their gifts. Our planet has so much potential. Sitar is a little push helping us reach that. To check out more fun at Sitar and visit the center here's a link to their website.
Sitar partnered with Meridian Hill Pictures on a year long student film project producing an incredible documentary on their teacher Tim Gabel. It is called Life as a Collage. If you have an opportunity to see it prepare to be blown away :)

Influential Person #16:Tex Saverio

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Although he is still a relatively new designer in the global fashion sphere, Tex Saverio remains as one of my very favorite fashion designers. Beginning the quarter when I returned home I wrote a letter to Tex explaining how inspired, or better -more alive, seeing his work makes me feel. This is the truth. His designs don't appear to be about commerce, or even necessarily "fashion" but even better, beauty, magnificence and takes us to a more ethereal place. Here sometimes I'm a little afraid to tap into this, but Tex teaches me a very important lesson: to stay true to your dream and to your vision even if it doesn't seem like what everyone else is doing. -Which is in fact, the best part. Best wishes Saverio. Thank you for the confidence.

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I really do pray everyday that I will go back and it will be okay. -That all heaven be with me, keep me, take care of me. All of you angels please hear me.

Far from the end~

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Hello flowers, How is your break going? Haha I'm a little m.i.a. I guess but that's really thanks to drama. haha I finally got my mom and grandmere hooked lol they cannot wait to see the next episode more than I can!
I am watching dream high right now. I wasn't so sure at first but after a little while how can I not be submerged. :') So many couples in this one! Kind of Glee-ish, High School Musical-ish, but I shall assure you ladies and gentlemen, so so much better. :)))))))))
Seriously this stuff changes your life. ...And your sleeping pattern. I don't even know how many dramas I have watched now :S

Hallo out there :)

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Hi guys! I hope you had a very lovely and yummy Thanksgiving! Did you end up with a food baby like me? ---- >*hospital pic* ;) 

Michelle Phan and Psychology

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 Psychology Final Discussion *******
Michelle Phan is most likely, no, make that definitely one of my top 3 people in the entire world. I find her journey as a regular art student blogging on xanga, denied a job at a Lancome Macy's makeup counter, and then years later first appearing in Vogue, then magazines across the globe and then becoming Lancome's - the same company the originally denied her (and the world's) very first video makeup artist. So how can I and her fans be so intrigued by her?

Michelle Phan caters to what girls all over the globe are looking for, advice and help from a real person regarding confidence through an accessible way: YouTube. We learned a little about teenage years and the formation of an identity. Adolescents are always thinking about themselves and always thinking about their faces and pimples and blemishes and thinking that everyone is looking at them. While it may appear like 'oh that is so superficial, we should preach liking yourself with no makeup on', there is something so magical about fashion/makeup that it gives the opportunity for a person to think "I kind of like myself" even when they usually don't for just a minute.  Michelle teaches a girl to figure out how to do makeup on her own in simple, affordable, sometimes kookie (like putting aspirin or kitty litter on your face), and easy ways to feel a little bit better about going into a world where everyone is looking at you.

I suggest Lancome is the one to recognize the "psychology of Michelle Phan". In being a real actual person, that has a passion to help, and has young people that are drawn to her internationally, she would be the perfect and most profitable candidate as their spokesperson. Very similarly to makeup, we could think about why else do we work out, or whiten our teeth, or decide not to eat? Sure it could also be a psychological study of us wanting to look our best for a potential mate, or job and financial success, but I think a lot of it has to do with giving us the opportunity to approve of ourselves.


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the answer is dreams. dreaming on and on. entering the world of dreams and never coming out. living in dreams for the rest of time. 
 -Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

Really, this is the only real defense we have isn't it? Our immune system against the world, of feeling unhappy, or not good enough: the only way we can counter this is to leave this world and enter another we create on our own. That world is all up to us.

Adrianna Papell for E!

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will you go to the link above and vote for me in the Adrianna Papell contest! Thank you!! <3 I will blog very soon, so many posts to do :) 


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Stopping to take a few photographs.

Happy Birthday Allison!

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Coming to terms with.. and other accidents

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Do you ever kind of know someone a little bit, but since they seem, hm so happy, attractive, and charismatic, that you're not really so sure any more because maybe I am jealous..? and afraid that would get in the way but you seem so nice, but maybe I'm just being pulled in like everyone else in orbit? But want to be nice -too. Thought, thought, triple think.

Inspiration Book #17

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The earth doesn't intend to keep its secrets, secrets. It always has something it wants to let you know.
I believe the next time a silly idea shows up, I'll keep listening closer. -Because if I would like to live an ordinary life I can take an ordinary path. It's those odd variants, motions and thoughts that materialize and help us navigate an extraordinary path to an extraordinary life. To --> Beyond Our Wildest Dreams.