Diet Mountain Dew, baby, New York City

New York is both one of the most visited and one of the least understood cities in the world. Poor New York, with its gentle smile and sunny streets, with its old buildings and delicious pizza slices and hot dogs. Being a mere tourist in New York was never an option for me. It’s vain,…

Sound is a colour. I’m gold.

What’s so wrong about hipsters anyways? I read an article that was criticizing the “worst” hipster bands. Most of my favorite bands were there. Bright Eyes was number one or so, meaning the worst. Or Bon Iver. Arcade Fire. Death Cab for Cutie. These happen to be the favorite bands of my best friends as…

Pick me up and take me like a vitamin

                                  I’m not a diva. I’m not a sex toy. I’m not the girl next door. I’m not the evil witch or the delicate flower you want me to be. None of us are. We just sometimes mindlessly subscribe…

Big time superficiality

Pink is the new black now or something. I don’t really care. I almost bought a pink trench coat just because it was there. I almost had a religious experience at Goodwill this afternoon. It was my first second hand shopping adventure with a supermarket cart, carefully browsing through all the aisles: shirts, dresses, skirts,…

The Suburbs

I am here now, but I am elsewhere as well. I rub my face, the sunburn in January is just the same, just colder. I rub my eyes, they shiver, there are smokes to be smoked and drinks to be drunk and photographs to be taken – knowing that I will look upon myself in…

National Anthem

Mie îmi vine să îmi duc mâna dreaptă la inimă doar când ascult Lana del Rey. Sâmbătă am auzit pentru prima oară imnul Americii în America. Părea ieşit din context. Eram la un concurs de înot pentru copii. Toţi oamenii din tribune s-au ridicat şi şi-au dus mâna dreaptă la piepturile lor largi şi sănătoase….

They’re not driving the big models anymore

      I don’t know what kind of cars Americans drive now and it does not really matter to me. I don’t know much about cars. There was something about that Cadillac parked in front of an American flag that reminded me of the dramatic relationship between man and fish. There was everything about…

On the inside of this marble house I grow

I am not that skinny anymore, but that’s fine. Christmas happened inside, without a Christmas tree. Silently. Coconut juice and ice. America is not afraid of ice. Green neon lights in a Vietnamese restaurant. Everything smells and tastes like fish in here. More green neon lights. Paper and plastic. Infinite, almost. Goodwill store. Record store….

I’ll help collect your soul from the lost and found

Freud’s clinical material however, showed that narcissism does not function as a perversion, but rather as something complementary to the instinct of self-preservation and its inherent egoism : ‘’ an allocation of the libido such as deserved to be described as narcissism (…) might claim a place in the regular course of human sexual development.’’(Freud, On…