On things that are dark and light /  For the love of life

August 17th, 2015 - 8:27 pm § in Uncategorized

#WesAndresonArtShow – let the emotion flow

Last week I had a chance to see the Wes Andreson Art Show, a collection of frames., scenes from Wes’ films, all nicely displayed on eight walls, crammed into the Joseph Gross gallery.

It’s pretty rare that someone can put one’s inner most thoughts and feelings into extremely precise words. Wes, somehow, does it.
Perhaps that’s why I avoided his films for such a long time, because they are spot on. In a friendly way, however, still, go-to-gut kind of scripts.

His movies talk of real life, those that happen to you when you discover adolescence, when you fall from heaven into adulthood. It’s no wonder Gwyneth Paltro won such a place of honor with him. Vulnerable, fragile, accepting the broken reality of her life.

The 9 walls were too crammed to contain the emotion of Wes Andresen.
Every wall was shouting of broken perceptions, inconceivable understanding of reality, the impossible bearing of realized reality.
It was one of the best I’ve seen.

November 26th, 2014 - 11:40 pm § in Music

It’s up to me now, turn on the bright lights

Interpol, one of my top favorite bands, released their 5th album “El Pintor” about 2 months ago. I loved their first and second albums. they had that distant, unique, somewhat nostalgic sound. Then in their third album, “Our love to admire” they kinda lost that unique sound i[...]

November 4th, 2014 - 7:45 pm § in Art

Death Becomes Her – A Tribute to Mourning at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts

Death Becomes Her. Sometime I was thinking just that about myself, that I sort of became a messenger of death, losing two parents in such a short time. And it wasn’t just that, both of my parents grow their cancer on the same year I was growing life inside me, in 2010. And so Death […][...]

October 28th, 2014 - 7:07 pm § in Art

Life and Death, hand in hand

My mom passed in early summer of 2012 from terminal cancer. My dad passed 2 years later, in late summer 2014 from the same disease. Yes, that’s a couple of months ago. The mourning process I went – and am still going – through with each was different. It’s hard to describe ho[...]

October 22nd, 2014 - 8:49 pm § in Uncategorized

Back to life

it’s been 4 years since I wrote something and I decided now is a good time to start writing back. 4 years and I have lost two parents and gained 2 kids. 4 years I have experienced the deepest lost and alongside that, the greatest joy of loving a child. I have learned that nothing […][...]

March 20th, 2011 - 8:40 pm § in Easy Cooking

Aunt Miriam’s (baked) Cheesecake

one of my favorite cakes to make on a Saturday are baked cheesecakes. this recipe was given to me by my Aunt, who is a fabulous and talented baker. This is a very light cake, airy and not too sweet like some of the heavy American Cheesecakes can be. You will need: 3 eggs 1 […][...]

March 20th, 2011 - 8:08 pm § in Easy Cooking

Ultramarinos – Mexican flavors delight in Hoboken

Yesterday I discovered a treasure of a place in Hoboken – Ultramarionos “the marketplace for Latin Kitchen magic”. In this little gem of a place, hidden in 260 3rd street in Hoboken, one is welcomed by white walls of a small cafe, decorated with warm cocoa, red and green colors.  [...]