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by whit
Sun Jan 10, 2010 04:48
Forum: we love public transport
Topic: It's Fantastic by Ferry
Replies: 19
Views: 15757

Re: It's Fantastic by Ferry

I take the ferry to work almost everyday. The trip is about an hour, which takes me to the westernmost part of the city (I live in Manila) from the east.) I love the ferry, which allows me to read and listen to music comfortably. Sometimes, though, the ferry people show B-movies on the ferry tv. I'v...
by whit
Sun Jan 10, 2010 04:25
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Brown bag lunches and Snacks
Replies: 0
Views: 6088

Brown bag lunches and Snacks

Hello everyone. So my New Year's resolution is to brown bag lunch as I am saving for an overseas trip later this year. Do you bring your own lunch/food to work? And if so, what are your favorite brown bag meals? And do you cook it in advance? To be honest, I do like bringing my own food to work as c...
by whit
Mon Oct 12, 2009 15:56
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Camera Obscura
Replies: 507
Views: 87497

Re: Camera Obscura

The Sweetest Thing video is up. God, I love that song, especially the last two lines. Heart-wrenching, perfection.
by whit
Wed Sep 23, 2009 06:22
Forum: asia
Topic: Philippines
Replies: 14
Views: 9667

Re: Philippines

cute posters!
by whit
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:47
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Camera Obscura
Replies: 507
Views: 87497

Re: Camera Obscura

^ what's the bad news? Just curious.
Happy or sad, I'm just glad that their music exists. :)
by whit
Sat Jun 13, 2009 02:44
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Camera Obscura
Replies: 507
Views: 87497

Re: Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura was the June 12 guest at Morning Becomes Electric. Traceyanne sounded bored in the interview. :) Have a nice listen. http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb
by whit
Fri Mar 20, 2009 13:59
Forum: not indiepop
Topic: Elvis Perkins/Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Re: Elvis Perkins/Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Saw him play in Letterman about 2 yrs ago. I can't remember the song but it was nice enough.Also, as I am a giant Alfred Hitchcock fan, his pedigree made me listen. I thought I could like him, given the chance.
by whit
Tue Jan 20, 2009 08:41
Forum: book talk
Topic: The painfully clichéd librarian..
Replies: 30
Views: 20920

Re: The painfully clichéd librarian..

I'm not a librarian but I love libraries. I used to hang out in my uni library a lot - I took 3-hr naps there, discreetly ate snacks (bad for the books, I know, but my hands were always clean), hung out w/ friends, had coffee from the vending machine on the library steps. The uni library was open ti...
by whit
Sun Jan 04, 2009 03:55
Forum: indiepop
Topic: making a pre-twee mix (pre-1980)
Replies: 62
Views: 5764

Re: making a pre-twee mix (pre-1980)

Chris montes?
by whit
Sun Dec 21, 2008 02:30
Forum: food! and drink!
Topic: Baking (cakes and stuff)
Replies: 264
Views: 173057

Re: Baking (cakes and stuff)

^ those cookies look yummy. I might try the recipe, but first I have to attempt sugar cookies tonight, which I'll give as xmas presents to coworkers. its been years since i baked anything, so i'm trying the simple stuff first.
by whit
Tue Dec 09, 2008 08:43
Forum: indiepop
Topic: pop songs with girls talking
Replies: 60
Views: 7247

Re: pop songs with girls talking

The girl singer in The Orchids' A Living Ken and Barbie does some talking. "I'm glad I grew up in a small town."

Also, does Amelia Fletcher's version of rapping in C is the Heavenly Option counts?
by whit
Fri Jun 13, 2008 05:28
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241950

Re: what book are you reading?

Currently reading Julian Barnes' short story collection called The Lemon Table. Last wkend, I finished reading Heat by Bill Buford. I learned a lot about chefs (Mario Batali and Marco Pierre White), pasta making, the resto business, and cuts of meat. Really an informative and entertaining read. Kind...
by whit
Mon May 26, 2008 11:20
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241950

Re: what book are you reading?

Dashiell Hammet's Red Harvest, his first novel. Last Sunday, I finished reading Joshua Ferris Then We Came To An End. Quite a good and sometimes, funny, read. It's about working/living in an office and its written in first person plural, which is interesting in itself. The novel has its share of sna...
by whit
Sun May 18, 2008 09:21
Forum: book talk
Topic: fantasy books!
Replies: 10
Views: 10798

Re: fantasy books!

What's with Mieville? I hate the King Rat novel so much. I thought it was too serious/earnest for its own good and there's something clunky storyline. It was the first and (so far) the last Mieville I read. It kind of turned me off his other books. Are the other novels good or at least not as bad as...
by whit
Mon May 12, 2008 07:25
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241950

Re: what book are you reading?

^ You've got to be kidding me! Sidetracked? Hell, that's my most favorite Henning Mankell novel. Oh man. That was heartbreaking, wasn't it? Re: Murakami. I read After Dark last month. It was okay, but I felt Murakami was just phoning it in. I like his short stories - especially about the McDonalds r...
by whit
Mon May 12, 2008 04:56
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241950

Re: what book are you reading?

I am reading Jorge Luis Borges's selected poems currently. Um, I have just finished my 7th crime fiction novel in the past 4 months. I just finished the spring semester yesterday, so now it is time to read what I want. Any suggestions? My favorite writers right now are: Marukami AS Byatt Dostoyevsk...
by whit
Sun May 11, 2008 09:49
Forum: book talk
Topic: fantasy books!
Replies: 10
Views: 10798

Re: fantasy books!

I used to adore gaiman, but not anymore. i mean I don't hate him and I still read him but I don't obsess about his work anymore. Right now, I'm into post-war Sf and fantasy novels - golden age/new wave SF stuff - and reading Michael moorcock's elric. Good read!

PS.
Ditto on Pratchett.
by whit
Sun May 11, 2008 09:43
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241950

Re: what book are you reading?

Elric. By Michael Moorcock.
by whit
Wed Apr 30, 2008 09:24
Forum: book talk
Topic: Anorak Book Swap
Replies: 4
Views: 6877

Re: Anorak Book Swap

nice idea. i'll join, but ill check first my bookshelves. im thinking of giving away an anthology of chinese short stories, but can't remember the title right now.
by whit
Mon Apr 28, 2008 07:34
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241950

Re: what book are you reading?

^ postalblue, i have a PKD short stories collection under my bed. when i'm tired of my bed time reading material and want a break, i read it. pkd: fun and always dependable.

currently reading: saratoga bestiary by the well-rounded stephen dobyns, the american poet who also writes mystery novels.