It’s Spring and has been nearly a year since I’ve blogged in this space. Around this time last year, I made the switch to a new space, and happily enjoyed my time there. The domain expired around late last year, and now I’ve yet to renew it. Not sure why, but for now I feel ready to get back to this space. I like being able to share what I’m thinking, how I’m feeling, and just the everyday day to day. So much has happened in the last year. I have changed, the world has changed, and I am most certain that you too, have also changed. I’d love to hear how you are doing!
In the mean time, here are a few updates from me:
1. Sometime in the last year, I’ve turned into a flower woman. I have two plants at home, and love surprising myself with a fresh bouquet of sweet smelling plants whenever I can.
2. The ‘fro is still here, and she is still going strong. I love her more now, than when we first met 4 years ago…and the decision to be naturally me has impacted my life more than I ever thought it would.
3. I really just got into skin care, like proper skin care, toning, serums, exfoliation, peels, etc. It’s been challenging to find what I like that fits my budget, but I’m slowly turning into my grandmother and am diving 100% to maintain the softness and suppleness of my skin.
4. Wanderlust has yet to cease, if anything, since returning from Uganda my wanderlust has increased circa 1000%. Seriously. I day and night dream about all the places, all the people, and all the things I’ve yet to come encounter with. I know the time to set off again is coming, just being patient and preparing myself for the inevitable. Traveling is just who I am.
5. In addition to being a flower woman, my inner farmer has been awoken and I’m so looking forward to getting involved with a community garden here in the city of Wind. I started a little apartment garden with lettuce, spinach, hot peppers, onions, and various herbs….can’t wait to see what I harvest in the upcoming months.
So tell me, if you’re still here….how are you?
Just stopping in to ask if you would please please update your blogroll and links page with my new blog home and name.
Hope you are doing well and that you will join me over at my new home.
Recently I’ve discussed:
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Thank you all so much!
It is time for this blog to end.
While one blog ends, another will open!
Please join me on my new blog, Chinyeloves.com! While I have thoroughly enjoyed my blogging time here, I felt it appropriate to upgrade to a self hosted site which gives more flexibility and blogging options. I want to thank everyone who has commented, sent me emails, and tweeted all while I blogged in this space for the last 1.5+ years. I didn’t think I would come to appreciate blogging, but it has been something that I thoroughly enjoyed. My new blog will be just the same as it has been here, simply with a shorter name and a little more pizaz. In a few days, I will close down this blog, but until then, click the image above to be redirected to the new site! Hope to see you all over there!
[Black Orpheus (Orfeu Négre) (1958) Directed by Marcel Camus. Bruno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lea Garcia]
It seems as though all of my favorite films especially favorite foreign films come from Brazil. If you ask my which movie I would like to see for the rest of my life, it is always a toss-up between Orfeu Négre (Black Orpheus) and Cidade de Deus (City of God). This past weekend I fell in love with Black Orpheus once again. Black Orpheus is the love story which placed Carnival, and Brazil for that matter in international spotlight. To some, because Black Orpheus was filmed and directed by Frenchman, it in some ways, is a French tourist’s view of Brazil. While certain parts lacks a Brazilian native’s discretion or understanding, Black Orpheus did for Rio’s favelas what West Side Story did for the slums of New York. Given all the cultural and ethnic idiosyncracies, this movie stands at the top of my “must see when I want to snuggle on the couch” because it is refreshingly classic. It is poetic, romantic, and absolutely delightful to see love, well love.
What is your favorite foreign film?