Thursday, 5 May 2016

Confiding in the Imaginary

Last weekend my friends Jess and Uli and I went to visit Catalyst Art Market. You might remember it from this post, as I've been there before. Apparently, this event is held twice every year. This latest one was much smaller than the previous one that I visited. The venue was also different, which gives an entirely different feel altogether—plus I think it was a little too small and gloomy in comparison. However, the tenants were great. It was really nice to see a selection of artists that I haven't heard of before and see more amazing artworks that I'd never witnessed before. There were also some who I recognised and met before, though, such as Kemasacil, Aftergani and Azisa Noor—guess who will be the guest illustrator this month! Unlike last time, I came in expecting to purchase nothing...but ended up walking away with three items—and, as usual, a bunch of name cards. It wasn't as fun as the last one, I must say, but it was worth the while.

Sis's top + skirt // vintage purse (hand-me-down) // vintage loafers (thrifted) // photos by Jess and Uli

If you follow me on instagram, you might know that I'm currently hooked on Pokémon X. It's got me all giddy and excited, so much so that I almost forgot I had a blog—or a job or uni, for that matter. It's been so long since the last time I played pokémon that I forgot just how much fun, exhilarating and timeless it is to be inside their world. Suddenly, I'm ten years old again. The other day one of my classmates brought NDS to class—although she didn't play it inside—and the lecturer somewhat shamed us for playing such games "at this age," which makes zero sense to me. Does being an adult mean we cease to have fun the way we want to? Does it mean we cannot enjoy ourselves in a way that is harmless to others and ourselves? What is so wrong about embarking on the imaginary and forgetting the real world for a change? Honestly, if I had a choice, I'd rather live in the Pokémon world, setting out on a journey since I was 10 and not having to live up to unrealistic expectations from adults. Thank you very much.

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