Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tea things

I'm really so happy the academic year is coming to an end. I will have less money but more time to do things I love eg. take photographs of tea :) Here are my four favourite tea flavours this month. From left to right, Darjeeling tea, four citrus fruits tea, Chinese green tea and Chinese jasmine tea.

Film: Syngué Sabour | The Patience Stone

The Patience Stone- La pierre de la patience: Afghanistan/France 2013. One of the most spectacular films I have ever seen!! Exposes the wretched existence of Afghan women in a world of extreme militia. A beautiful young wife sits vigil over her comatose really old Jihadist husband. Unable to cope with the stress of frequent assaults from weapons and soldiers, she decides to reveal her secrets to her patience stone i.e her husband. What follows is a shocking, moving and courageous tale of this nameless woman trying to survive in a society stricken by religious, political and sexual indignities. Please go and see if it's playing in cinemas near you! 

Friday, March 22, 2013


Me to pregnant friend: So what are you craving?
She: Indian food, Sometimes I just want sugars, cakes, jams, pastry, can get quite ugly actually, I once slapped my husband for touching my scone! 
Me: OMG I do all of that without being pregnant. What will I be when I actually am??
Little voice in head: A monster!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Anne Brontë and marriage

It's 3am and I'm reading a striking text, written nearly 2 centuries ago. I've even highlighted it. Please read Anne Brontë's code for women considering marriage or if you're already married, keep this in mind for your next marriage. Moreover, if this text has existed for the past 200 years, why have so many women been doing exactly the opposite of what's written here?! Anne must be livid!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Camera love: Exakta IIb

So Macklemore isn't the only one who's been thrift shopping. Look at this beauty I found in Maastricht. An Exakta Varex IIb, made in East Germany in 1963. In love.