rambles, books, asian influences (kind of?)

This is the first post I’ve made in about 2 weeks. My laptop broke and I haven’t gotten around to getting it fixed yet, so if anyone is committed to this blog (doubtful of that) then I do apologize. Anyway, I thought I’d make a little rambly post and just talk about whatever really. As I’m starting to write, I’ll admit I have no direction what-so-ever with this post, so if this is super messy/all over the place then please excuse me (but I guess that’s a bit like my head anyway).

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All I’ve really been doing lately is; working, rehearsing for Fashfest (show I’m modelling in soon), reading, spending money and eating honey almonds as well as some other delish food. Speaking of food, I went to Lazy Su in Braddon for dinner for the first time last weekend and it was honestly love at first sight. The food, the aesthetic and the whole atmosphere totally encapsulates everything I love. It’s super cool  mix of east asian/american fusion is evident in the food, and follows through into the decor and even drinks. If you’re in Canberra and in need of somewhere mouth-watering and delicious, as well as fun then this is for sure my top recommendation.

As well as my love for asian food, my love for asian authors has only grown stronger recently. Among a few other novels I’ve read in the last month or two (which I might do a post on, who knows?) I read two books written by asian authors, one being Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami (Japanese) and the other, The Vegetarian by Han Kang (Korean). These books are amazing. Both are pretty melancholy, but written beautifully none the less. I’d read one other Murakami novel before, so I knew that I was a fan of his writing, but I had never read anything by Han Kang so I wasn’t sure what to expect but this book intrigued me a lot. I’m absolutely hopeless at describing written works, but trust me when I say that these are more than worth the read. Warning though, if you read The Vegetarian be prepared because it’s quite disturbing, and also does contain sexual and physical violence.

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Going on a bit of a tangent, at the moment I’m reading I Love Dick by Chris Kraus which gets me a few funny looks and questions when people see the cover, but it’s super interesting and different. It’s also pretty heavy with feminist themes, which is no problem at all to me. I’m pretty close to finishing it now, super intriguing book.

As for my spending, although I wish that I was much better at saving I don’t regret my recent purchases. I think I might follow this up with a post on some new things I’ve just acquired but LOVE, but I’ll give a quick shout out to my slides. Like I said earlier I’ve been rehearsing for a couple of shows I’ll be walking in soon, which has meant wearing heels quite a bit, and they’ve destroyed my feet. So whenever I’m not working or practicing, I’ll be in my slides.

P.S. I just got an ASOS order arrive today so the random pictures of me are just me being in love with what I got and wanting to show it off asap.

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I’m sorry about this blog post, I’ll put more effort into something soon but I just felt like having a bit of a rant about random things.

Emily

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