Look up!

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This past weekend, a couple of friends and I went to Nuit Blanche to see the art installations downtown Toronto, and in the process, we had a reality check about being.

As we strolled through downtown, a friend says, “I never look up.”

At that statement, we all look up, observing buildings and structures we have never noticed before that moment.

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Detroit, Michigan | 07-11-2019

My friend came to visit, and I took the chance to act like a total tourist and take a bunch of pictures around downtown Detroit, Michigan.

My friend, who is from Toronto, was totally blown away by how lively and aesthetically pleasing downtown Detroit is compared to the general stereotype that Detroit is a ghost-town.

Anything but that, by any means.

The Michigan Building | 220 Bagley St, Detroit, MI
Antique piano inside the Michigan Building
8 Mile filming location: The rap battle in the parking garage
The Spirit of Detroit (and me)
The Man, The Myth, The Legend
“You gotta pay to take a picture there.” “huh?” *click* *laughter*
Potbelly Sandwich Shop | 777 Woodward Ave Ste 150, Detroit, MI | Mushroom Melt and Oreo Shake 10/10
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Awesome public spaces
Starbucks on Woodward Ave.
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Best summer ’19 drink: Iced Guava White Tea Lemonade

Until next time… 🙂


“You are — your life, and nothing else.”

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To become a writer, I had to learn to interrupt, to speak up, to speak a little louder, and then louder, and then to just speak in my own voice which is not loud at all.

— Deborah Levy

It’s been a while since I have posted a blog article.

I have been meaning to do so for quite some time now. Many ideas constantly clutter my headspace. Loud, obnoxious, and furious ideas begging to be released into the world.

Would the world care?

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Meditations

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“At break of day, when you are reluctant to get up, have this thought ready to mind: ‘I am getting up for a man’s work. Do I still then resent it, if I’m going out to do what I was born for, the purpose for which I was brought into the world? Or was I created to wrap myself in blankets and keep warm?’ ‘But this is more pleasant.’ Were you born for pleasure— all for feeling, not for action? Can you not see plants, birds, ants, spiders, bees all doing their own work, each helping in their own way to order the world? And then you do not want to do the work of a human being— you do not want to hurry to the demands of your own nature.”

“… but there are many other qualities of which you cannot say, ‘but that’s not the way I am made’. So display those virtues which are wholly in your own power— integrity, dignity, hard work, self-denial, contentment, frugality, kindness, independence, simplicity, discretion, magnanimity. Do you not see how many virtues you can already display without any excuse of lack of talent or aptitude?”

MARCUS AURELIUS