December 27, 2012

LISTEN TO ME: the lumineers - ho hey

love we need it now
let's hope for some
so we're bleeding now
i belong with you, you belong with me
you're my sweetheart

December 21, 2012

i like this

‎"man is least himself when he talks in his own person. give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” 
- oscar wilde

December 19, 2012

word of the day

kerfuffle [kəˈfʌfəl]
Informal chiefly Brit commotion; disorder; agitation.

December 13, 2012

todays happiness

comes from within you...

as i was going through my old bookmarks i came across the blog "the daily love" and the article "what has to happen for you to be happy," caught my eye. the excerpt below really resonated with me. it's actually so easy to find happiness. so easy. i definitely think i make my life harder every time i forget this. something we have to remind ourselves daily is "happiness is my choice." we all know it well, but how many of us have mastered it? even though i consider myself a very positive person, i find that i fail on many accounts. rather than focusing our mind's control on random people or situations and how we want them to be, we should focus our control on maintaining our positive mind regardless of what we encounter. why? because we should want to be happy and diffuse any negativity. n'est ce pas?

"why is it so much easier for us to be unhappy than happy?
well, i think the answer lies in the idea that our brains are trained to keep us alive, not to make us happy. we have evolved so that we make avoiding pain more important than seeking pleasure. and in doing so, we tend to focus on what’s wrong – rather than on what we could be grateful for. and making this shift is what it’s all about."
- mastin kipp

thought of the day

love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

- c.s. lewis

December 11, 2012

thought of the day

:) true say

LISTEN TO ME: sky ferreira - everything is embarrassing

i know you're trying, i know you're trying
hurts so bad i don't know what you want from me
you know i'm trying, you know i'm trying
and now we're hanging on by a heartbeat
you know i'm trying
i was always trying


i don't usually listen to sky ferreira but i actually like this one! 


egypt redefined

bahahaha. sad.

December 9, 2012

things that make me happy


meet unamused kitty

i checked out a pet store last weekend.
this is the room they kept all the dogs in, with the exception of unamused kitty- who i fell in love with.
 i think what was most entertaining was how it was so composed in comparison to the dogs who were crying and barking in pain like the world would crumble any second if they weren't let out. unamused kitty don't care.
basically it hated its life.

LISTEN TO ME: sabu yerkoy - ali farka toure & toumani diabate

quote of the day

“your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. and most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. they somehow already know what you truly want to become. everything else is secondary”
- steve jobs

too funny: cat friend vs. dog friend

things that make me happy

after a late night.
brunch @ the ritz.


xx penguina

December 6, 2012

things that make me happy

my new necklace from spera, an adorable boutique in J3 that just had its opening this past week on al was road, dubai. 
 the store is adorable. i have to say that on entering i appreciated the layout but wasn't sure if i'd shop there. once i started trying on different outfits i fell in love with it. the material is great, the fit is perfect and there isn't a specific style. if all the merchandise could be described in one word, it would be chic. i know i'll be making regular visits!
 this is one of my favorite outfits. i bought a black dress that i'm in love with. i'm one of those who falls for the curse of the black; i'm just too attached, but i loved this piece because it was a mix of black and color. love

check it out as soon as you can, you won't be leaving empty handed!


quote of the day

“the advice i like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. if you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. all the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. things occur to you. if you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. but if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. you feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and i find that's almost never the case.” 
chuck close

some words that just slapped me in the face. i regret every time i put something on hold because i didn't feel "inspired"or because i didn't see the sign yet. happy thursday, make the most out of it.

xx penguina

December 4, 2012

LISTEN TO ME: one day/ reckoning song - asaf avidan

no more tears, my heart is dry
i don't laugh and i don't cry
i don't think about you all the time
but when i do - i wonder why


happy wednesday bunnies


December 2, 2012

spell of the puppy eyes

how do you say no to something so cute and cuddly?

i really can't wait to get me one.

xx happy monday