i just read Ortega y Gasset’s Idea of a Generation and the related chapters in Man and Crisis and SERIOUSLY. it is there right in front of my eyes all this time and why did i not notice something so obvious like the fact that in any historical present, there are different generations shaped by the past accessing and living the present into the future? and how they are not successive but contesting?

in any case, thank you Ortega, you have made my night.



Hassan Massoudy(Iraqi, b.1944)

here and here

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draadnagel I’m not even joking when I say we use lots and lots of poop in our proverbs

P.S. Indonesian might have similar, if not word-for-word proverbs

Anjing biasa makan tahi, jika tak makan mencium ada juga

  • Dogs usually eat poop, but if they don’t they will kiss/sniff it.

Trans: A leopard cannot change its spots

Hangat-hangat tahi ayam

  • As hot as chicken poop

Trans: Half-assed

Bagai ayam mabuk tahi

  • Like a chicken drunk on poop

Trans: Pale as all shit (hur hur hur) and weak-ass because of a lack of blood

Daripada hidup bergelumang  tahi, baik mati bertimbun bunga

  • Rather than live covered in poop, better to die piled by flowers

Trans: It’s better to die rather than live in shame

Kalau dicampak bunga takkan dibalas tahi

  • If you throw flowers, surely it won’t be replied with poop

Trans: Good deeds will be rewarded with good deeds

and so on

"The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly."

— F. Scott. Fitzgerald (via iquotebooksrandomly)

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"A painting can help us to think something that goes beyond this senseless existence. That’s something art can do."

— Gerhard Richter, 2009  (via ephemeralsunshine)

(via post-impressionisms)



We go to the gallery by Miriam Elia / Dung Beetle ltd. Book of the year. Get it here!

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Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere is so good, why have i not read this way earlier in my life??


Sea Salt Caramel

The Malay Dilemma is a horribly flawed book. It basically makes no logical sense. I can’t believe people can still buy into it.


We are on the brink of being unable to stand each other BUT WHY do i still get damn accurate spider sense vibes about your presence/future presence. And WHY do i get this strong sense that you actually want to speak to me.

How about: no. Kau ingat aku ada hati ke nak berbual dgn kau, tgk muka kau pun aku belum terasa nak tengok sey.

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shrek the musical is actually my life

How the hell can you not love Sutton Foster



Maksim Mrvica. He is brilliant.



Richard Galliano - Oblivion

Passatori (1998)

"Bagaimana seharusnya ku mengutuskan
Satu kata yang bijaksana
Seandainya kau tak mengaku
Hatimu teruntukku
Dan bila tiba saatnya ku pergi lagi
Ku perlu engkau memahami
Ku hanya ingin melunaskan sesuatu janji"

— Taufik Batisah, Sesuatu Janji