A Love Letter: Toothbrush to Bicycle Tire - Sarah Kay

They told me that I was meant for the cleaner life, that you would drag me through the mud. They said that you would tread all over me, that they could see right through you, that you were full of hot air, that I would always be chasing, always watching you disappear after sleeker models, that it would be a vicious cycle.

But I know better. I know about your rough edges and I have seen your perfect curves, and I will fit into any spaces you let me. If loving you means getting dirty, bring on the grime, I will leave this porcelain home behind. I’m used to twice a day relationships, but with you, I’ll take all the time. And I know, we live in different world and we’re always really busy.

But in my dreams, you spin around me so fast I always wake up dizzy. So maybe one day you’ll grow tired of the road and roll on back to me. And when I blink my eyes into the morning, your smile will be the only thing I see. 

Watching slam poetry is kinda addictive! Check out Pretty by Katie Makkai and Why Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog by Taylor Mali.

I’m finding it hard to care about anything these days. In fact, the only thing I do care about is the fact that I can’t care about anything. Seriously, it worries me.

     — - Wesley Gibson from the movie Wanted (2008)



Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I’m trying not to think about you
Can’t you just let me be?

Recreating Old Jeans

Ripped jeans are getting all the buzz lately. I see a lot of people sporting them. That’s probably why I decided to jump in the bandwagon by having one but without having to spend any money. Besides, I already had one which I rarely wear. Upon seeing it, my mom commented about my choice. She said:"Bibili ka na lang ng bagong pantalon, yung may sira pa." In my defense, the ripped parts are covered by lace so you can’t actually see any skin. I guess that small detail escaped her scrutiny.

Anyhow, I used to cut my old jeans into shorts so I could still make use of them. But now, I did something different by ripping it out. In case you’re interested to do this DIY project, all you need are 3 simple things - old jeans, tweezers and scissors. The size or amount of ripped parts will depend on your preference. In my case, I didn’t want to look very rugged that’s why I opted for this style. If you’re also not sure how to go about this, you can watch tutorial videos in Youtube like this one.

It’s been a long time since I did a DIY project. The last ones consisting of bleaching and dying shorts were complete disasters… so I’m really happy about the outcome of my recreated jeans. In fact, I ripped one of my sister’s old jeans as well. Yay to being resourceful! :)