Monday, June 2, 2014

Hayden Calnin - Shutters + Food Reflection

Happy June! Nights are warm, days are bright and wide open, life is mmmgoood :-)

Lately I've been drinking loads of delicious smoothies (yet another use for my fantabulous immersion blender) and trying to integrate more raw foods into my just feels right in California. I'd previously tried to do more raw food in Vancouver, but the climate made it such a struggle. I just wanted soup and bread through all that rain. Here, I always crave colorful, fresh, juicy things so eating more raw just makes sense. It's also great that 'raw until 4' has become so popular, making fresh uncooked food more accessible and friendly (rather than militant!). It's so wonderful when healthy, wholesome things become not just mainstream but popular. Less fries, more salad indeed. Anytime I go outside I see menus and signs advertising acai bowls everywhere, it's fantastic.

I also find that my food choices are usually a reflection of how life is going overall. When I'm busy and stressed and not grounded at all, I tend to eat comforting heavier foods and to eat unconsciously. I also crave things that are not so great for me, like coffee and baked goods. I don't feel like putting energy into food preparation. On the other hand, when I'm happy and relaxed and have time to reflect, I become much more conscious of everything around me, and of what I'm choosing to eat. I eat much more intentionally, and enjoy making wholesome, energizing choices. 

It's almost funny how much conflicting information there is out there regarding which foods are healthy and which ones should be avoided. One person's superfood is another's red light poison. The good thing is we have to learn what our own body needs anyway...since each person is unique following someone else's prescriptive diet can never here's to following one's intuition and nourishing ourselves in our own special ways. Hopefully colorful ones ;-)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Echo Friendly - Same Mistakes

potted flowers
smoothies galore
music music music
beach beach beach
sunshine sunshine sunshine
love love love

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Daughter - Winter & Shallows

Whenever I start listening to Daughter, I can't seem to stop. Their music is just hypnotic and totally absorbing. 

It may not be winter anymore (woohoo!), but this is perfect chilly haunting imagining night time-y music. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Bird and the Bee - Love Letter to Japan

Just got back from Japan. This is kind of appropriate. I want to go baaack!

In other news, drinking smoothies, flower-watching, feeling good :-)

Friday, December 13, 2013

The War on Drugs - Red Eyes

Energy + gorgeousness + ambiance = yes, it is a beautiful song. 

Warpaint - Love is to Die + General Update

Somehow it's already the middle of December (yesterday at the beach people were playing volleyball, mostly wearing shorts and T-shirts and the like, California are you real?) and next week I'm going to Japan! Only for ten days, but that is awesome nonetheless. Christmas in Osaka is something I can definitely appreciate in all its glory.

This past week I attended some workshops and meetings at work, but now winter vacation has officially begun and I almost don't know how to prioritize everything that needs doing...there's so much to catch up on, lots of music to listen to, a few Christmas presents to search for, and winter clothes to pack (if I can still find some in the back of my closet). I recently finally got an electric guitar and a record player so I'm musically spoiled and am having trouble getting to other things. I feel like a kid at Christmas and just want to play with my toys all the time, yay!

Trader Joe's has way too many holiday treats right now. I've started drinking coffee again, just because of their Gingerbread and Wintry coffee flavors - they are so delicious I cannot resist. 

It's so sunny and gorgeous right now. Listening to good music and drinking (gingerbread, yay!) hot coffee in the somewhat chilly morning. Feels good. I'm just going to accept the fact that I now enjoy being lazy (hopefully not for a prolonged period of time).

Friday, November 22, 2013

Double Play (Jun Ha & Kim C) - 사라질것들 (Will Be Gone) (Feat. Lee Sora, Beenzino)

Can't stop listening to Korean tunes lately...goes nicely with my kimchi ;-) And makes me feel 'homesick'...I can't really use the term 'homesick' since Korea was my home for just a year and a half, but the feeling seems to be the same nonetheless.