Made in Heights – Panther

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Life as an earthling.

Feel you get closer now, much closer then you’ve been

But I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
Yeah need you in my arms now, closer then you’ve been,
I need you in my life, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies

Just a quick wick’s in my flame burning in the glass
Got a day down, on the stay lit
Crazy can’t stay longer, and you wanna move fast
But good things they quit
Give me your devotion, baby
And we’ll set the charms that thrill me so good
Feel the race of our hearts trip the pain from the coarse
Steady as we move
Don’t got money on my mind,
Go and search my thoughts
Only green in riverbanks
Throw my pennies on your line to fill you up
Pour my love down to make it rain

‘Cause I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
Yeah I need you in my arms
Feel you get closer now, much closer then you’ve been
But I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
Yeah need you in my arms now, closer then you’ve been,
I need you in my life, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies

Got money on my mind
Go and search my thoughts
Only green in riverbanks
Throw my hours on the line
No need to rush,
Pour my love down to make it rain
‘Cause I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit
Yeah, I need you in my arms
Uuh oh oh

Feel you get closer now, much closer then you’ve been
But I need you in my arms, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
Yeah need you in my arms now, closer then you’ve been,
I need you in my life, my eyes, my soul, my sunlit skies
I need you in my arms!

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Life as an earthling.

When you feel like the world’s in the palm of your hands,
and you’re jolted by something that’s not in your plan.
When nobody gets you, they don’t understand,
You’re searching for help but you can’t find a friend.
When you’re lost in the dark and you’re looking around,
But you can’t find the one that is brining you down.
When you’re facing the mirror, don’t like what you see.
You’re becoming somebody you don’t wanna be.

You’re gonna be OK.

Feet, don’t fail me now.
Conscience keep me grounded.
I remind myself
I’m ok.

I’m sinfully okay.

Life under tree shadow

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This is how you get a life

Food moment of the day – Sinmei Tea

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Matcha Soul  – green tea with honey, soy milk, almond and warmth.
Tofu Burger – Totally the best in Sheung Wan.

On Air: Drummer – Original Mix

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Rice and neighbourhood

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This is Hong Kong. Supermarkets don’t reflect much about who we actually are, how we actually live. That is a fabrication – of who the corporates want us to be, want us to choose. They want our souls. Rice they feed us with – that very basic element of a Hongkongese family dinner for centuries – comes all the way from Thailand and Japan, steeply marked up. Like we never grow our own rice – that very basic element of a Hongkongese family dinner for centuries. You buy 5 or 8 kg of rice in a cold, soulless plastic package. Like food is to be shopped, rather than to fuel. But hell, that is a very basic element of a Hongkongese family dinner for centuries. There should be warmth and humanity in what we eat. After all, Chinese culture is cultured.

Hidden in alleys or weathering old stores, from which we derive the very Hongkongese name ‘士多’, we still find rices in buckets (sometimes wooden). You don’t buy per pack. You buy as much as you want. Most of the time, rices in local stalls are way cheaper – and way warmer and soulful. Because you can talk to the stalk owner about the weather or the day, about the rice and everything. More important is – you buy unpackaged. I can use a furoshiki to wrap away the precious food, which is the very basic element of a Hongkongese family dinner.

From Shanghai, the sign reads, Pearly Big Rice. 

Food moment of the day. Bak Choy with red quinoa miso

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Thought of the day

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COSSAC, slogan tees for young rebels

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Amidst all similar labels emerging / upcoming, COSSAC – which just celebrated its official launch on October 24 – picks a distinctive position in ethical fashion by bringing back slogan tees with messages.

The postman brought me a carton box that brought me a gift from COSSAC, a new sustainable fashion label from the UK. Yea, you may think, there are many of them out there bearing words like sustainable, eco, ethical like it’s a new Le Smoking. I might as well think so I didn’t check out on this new name that is serious about what it is doing.

I am not sure how people see this but something is really important to me – packaging. There are green companies that appear to be aspiring but you know what they are about when you are 5 minutes into the conversation. COSSAC – likewise, I am not sure how they see this but, again, it is really important to me – does their packaging consciously. No tissue paper, no plastic loop for tags. Trivial it may seem, it does tell whether a brand is here to challenge the status quo. And you know COSSAC is a brand of this kind when you see what I’ve got: Namaste bitches!

WP_20141024_18_31_44_Pro 1Besides this humourous one, there are also ‘Time is Now’ , ‘Never Sorry’, and the long-sleeved ‘This was only an X‘ from the For the Soul collection. The other collection marking the debut is ‘For the Eye’ comprised of fashionable, sculptural pieces using eco-friendly and recycled fabrics like organic cotton velvet and recycled leather. Even more ambitious, For the Soul highlights:

  • Global Organic Textile Standard® (GOTS) certified cotton - in case you don’t know, when fashion labels call their cotton certified, it basically means nothing if it doesn’t come with symbols of GOTS, Soil Association, OE and other professional bodies. When there is GOTS, you can be rest assured that the cotton is really organic because products are both grown and processed to organic standards, and strict environmental and social criteria ought to be met during processing and certified by an independent, third party along the whole supply chain. Okay this is going educational. Back to the topic…
  • Organic African cotton – someone left a comment on my Instagram that she had never heard a term like this. Well this term seems very literally understandable to me, but to some people you always have to break things down alphabetically… Read ITC EFI to see why I reckon it’s important to support. (Because there are indeed billions of people who would never get rid of the loop of poverty without fair trade and fashion business opportunities.
  • By ‘fair trade’ above it means workers in India, Turkey and other suppliers are receiving fair wages and factory audits are carried out to guarantee this.
  • COSSAC operates purely as an online retailer! Because this is a more eco-friendly approach to fashion distribution – hopefully the carbon footprint of delivery is set off by potential emissions saved by not running shops, printing receipts, and delivery details ( which are communicated via email to reduce paper waste.)

What also captivates me is – slogan tees just cannot go wrong. When you do ethical fashion, it will never work or be justified if you don’t want slow fashion. Slogan tees are a case in point. And I look forward to more statements comparable to Katharine Hamnett’s.

As soon as I posted the below photo to social media, friends were already asking me where to buy this. Well, now you know!

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One food moment a day.

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Life as an earthling.

6tag_261014-122900The plastic crab does make the cinnamon roll and soy milk latte better tasting.
At Saffron Bakery.