On Homes

Some people I know hold a fearful pessimism for any place they haven’t been to before. They don’t find themselves comfortable in new settings and prefer the familiarity of hometown plazas or friends’ living rooms. Then, there are other people I know who grow antsy after being in the same place for too long - whether that be a couple hours or a couple days. They tell me the suburbs drive them insane - that they want to move to Arizona, New York, or even China. Some people are only comfortable in their one spot, and others seem comfortable everywhere else but here.

This home I live in, physically, is just a fabrication of a construction company and a catalogue from Ikea, Target, and Costco. A variation of this arrangement can be found within spitting distance outside my window, and again in the opposite direction. Why is it I don’t care to go many other places, at the same time that some others can’t stand their own places?

If I think about the exact form my house used to exist in 10 years ago, I recall it being quite different. Lots of the furniture and other belongings within have since changed. So, in that sense, it isn’t the same home anymore. I guess it’s grown up in the same way that I’ve grown up, or, anyone else has. So what makes it important to me is the continuing memory of having lived and living here. I am struck by others being made uncomfortable by their own memories.

Wii U. 
Mario Kart 8 is a shining example of Nintendo’s continuing mastery over the form of fun. “How can you keep making the same games fun?” people ask. Nintendo offers few words. The stars and rainbows suffice.
  • Camera: SONY NEX-6
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Exposure: 1/100th
  • Focal Length: 19mm

Wii U

Mario Kart 8 is a shining example of Nintendo’s continuing mastery over the form of fun. “How can you keep making the same games fun?” people ask. Nintendo offers few words. The stars and rainbows suffice.

My Renewed Love In Photography

I’m sure you remember the drama queen in high school. She’d be the type to have a breakdown for being assigned a bottom locker. Perhaps she’d trade favors to switch for another’s top locker. What kind of nail polish that so-and-so wore would be a huge deal to her, if nobody else. When you grew older, you’d look back and realize that it didn’t matter at all what locker or nail polish people had. Some people get into drama just for drama’s sake. Getting into it is what can make life fun.

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VSCO-NEX Set 04. Our Baler Paradise. 

I’ve returned from the Philippines two weeks ago. I haven’t gotten any photo opportunities like that since.