It’s always nice to help people with money when you can but most of the time respect, honesty and compassion are what you pay with. New friends will give themselves easily to your endeavours. Give yourself back in any way; share your stoke, your history or your plans and be rewarded.
At times you’ll feel left out when you can’t speak the language. It’s frustrating when a person you’re interested in or who has something important to say will be excitedly speaking at you. The words bounce off and you’re left deciphering hand gestures. Use this as motivation to improve not a reason to avoid Spanish speakers.
Whether you master the language or not the people will continue to help along the way. From town to town, country-to-country you will be passed along friend to friend.
One of the most extraordinary films about Australia is soon to be released in the UK. This is Utopia, an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger.
Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. “This film is a journey into that secret country,” says Pilger in Utopia. “It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance - from one utopia to another”
Utopia will be previewed at the Curzon Soho in London’s West End on Monday 4 November, where John Pilger will take questions. The film will be released at the Curzon Soho on Friday 15 November.
And on Monday 18 November, the Picture House Brixton will beam Utopia to 30 cinemas across the UK, together with a Q&A with John Pilger.
You might not expect to find a song of such a sweet title so chilling and spooky; you might also question why Tei Shi takes comfort in eating pizza by the graveyard next door. We were drawn to their playfulness and free spirits as Brooklyn newcomers with a proclivity for the unfamiliar, mirrored in their instrumentation and live arrangement of their first single. Within the cozy clutteredness of a friend’s bedroom, “M&Ms” takes a life of its own as vocalist Valerie is reminded of the earliest moments crafting the song, and how its magically unfolded with the support of her producer. Take a peak inside Tei Shi’s bedroom performance, and catch them live in New York on the big stage for Gorilla vs Bear x Yours Truly CMJ showcase.
This summer I went to Indonesia once again. I went back because of all those perfect surfspots. Due to pretty much no swell during the two weeks I was there, I had lots of time to point my camera at everything else I like about this country.
Next to all the picture perfect moments we tourists experience in this country, there are the local people who make all this happen for us. I started to stroll through cities and tried to capture the daily grind of the locals.
I appreciate that the local people showed me their world and let me experience Indonesia in a new way.
What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely?
Inspired and Based on the wonderful book by Sherry Turkle - Alone Together.
Also Based on Dr. Yair Amichai-Hamburgers hebrew article -The Invention of Being Lonely.
Script, Design & Animation: Shimi Cohen
Final Project at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.