Thursday, 28 November 2013
Sorry for the gap in posts, I've been ill/busy/in my pyjamas crying over Breaking Bad so yeahhhh excuses excuses. My new tripod arrived so I can actually do outfit posts now (rejoice!), so what I'm wearing is a vintage blouse, Jaeger jumper (get me being fancy) (jokes it was my auntie's) (I have no money), cheapest stretchy black skirt thing and my Doc Martens. Which are the clumpiest, comfiest things ever, plus they make me feel slightly better while clomping my way up the hill to sixth form in the dark and the cold. In other news, I've been listening to some Yeesuz lately. I have most of Kanye's other albums so I thought I'd take a listen, pretty good but I'm still not sure if I'll buy it. Definite favs though were Blood On The Leaves and Bound 2. I'm sure many of you will have seen the video for Bound 2 which features Yeezy on a motorbike with a naked Kim Kardashian curled around him (yeah I don't know either), however this video is definitely rivalled by James Franco and Seth Rogen's remake Bound 3 . Which instead of Kim Kardashian features a naked Seth Rogan I still haven't quite made up my mind as to which is better yet. It is actually pretty impressive as they made the video shot for shot and some ingenious person has put both videos side by side so you can see for yourself. Something about naked Seth Rogan being curled around James Franco is terrifying yet strangely mesmerising...
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
This story has been floating around on the internet for a while, but it's only now that I have decided to take a look to see what Skateistan is really all about. It caught my attention when I saw pictures of these (what I think we can all agree on) bad ass girls doing their thing on the skateboards.
Skateistan is an international, non-profit organisation which provides skateboarding and educational programming in Cambodia and Afghanistan. Pretty cool right? They began as a grassroots 'Sport for Development' project in Kabul in 2007 and have now won a load of awards for their, frankly awesome, work. They work with ages 5-18, 50% of their students are street working children and 40% are girls. They provide access to education (focusing especially on girls and working children), develop leadership opportunities and build friendship, trust and social capital. All fantastic things. They've recently brought out a book about Skateistan so go check that out if you want to find out more. Also go like their page on Facebook, it'll be a ray of sunshine on your newsfeed between those selfies and passive aggressive statuses. (which gotta be said I do also love.)
I think we'll all have to accept that we'll never be as cool as these girls. Keep on rolling guys.