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ubud some more

top: Geld Iaz, 2008 | shorts: John Varvatos (men’s’ altered), 2007 | shoes: Donna Karan, 2011 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004


on the one hand, i find Bali almost too disconcertingly similar to the Philippines; a lot of it is the same, even some of the words in the different languages are very much alike. on the other hand, when it comes to service, the Balinese have an unquestionable mastery that’s unparalleled nearly any place else in the world due to an inherent philosophy that is vastly impressive and deeply admirable in its incredible benevolence and humility.

if things were different, i think i really could live here. at least for a little while.


ubud encore

swim top: American Apparel, 2010 | swim bottoms: Geld Iaz, 2008 | eyewear: Gucci, 2004


Geld Iaz always sold its swimwear in separate pieces so they could be mixed and matched, even its original collection all the way back in 1997. then around 2003 to 2004, after i’d traveled pretty extensively already, i started noticing the look becoming more trendy, more young women began mis-matching their bikinis. around 2005, Old Navy started offering its bathing suits individually, they even had a big marketing campaign on television advertising their new genius way of selling swimwear. so then i was over it.

the problem is i now have ample bottoms (ha look, i made a pun) but only scant tops (i spent a lot of time in Miami Beach, you see), and of the few tops i have, somehow i keep losing them. anyhoo, my point is i lost so many tops that sometime last year i popped into an American Apparel in South Beach and picked one up last minute. it’s made pretty poorly i gotta say, i almost can’t even believe it. but, that’s what you get for 24 bucks i guess. i keep meaning to make myself more tops but i never seem to have the time. i’m just sayin.


research in motion


huh, just when i was seriously contemplating finally replacing my trusty tactile-keyboard-having dinosaur of a Blackberry with an iPhone, it’s good ole RIM that’s kinda kicking Apple’s ass for me these last couple days.

oh also: that title up there is really a bit of a playful misnomer, cuz obviously i’m not really very much “in motion” right now at all. i’m just sayin.


ubud by ipad


these are the photos i’ve taken with my iPad, because i can’t get any of the pictures i’ve shot out of my camera. it seems my USB card reader is incompatible with Mac OSX 10.7 Lion.

just something to maybe keep in mind the next time you haul all your snazzy state of the art equipment halfway around the world.