1. Hola, Amsterdam

    You’re a weird place after months in Asia.


  2. how


  3. Facebook’s getting crazy good at facial recognition.


  4. Day Three: The Lamjura Stupa.

    These giant monuments used to be burial mounds, but are now integral to the Buddhist culture that 11% of Nepal’s population practises. They’re usually filled with the ashes of monks or important religious objects.

    Remember me when you yell out the correct answer to that Jeopardy question in ten years.


  5. Names

    are the least important part of us. They’re given to us before we become who we will by people who are barely yet themselves. Almost think parents should be given the names they bestow their children. They represent far more of the adult than the children.


  6. Fam caught snoozing at 3,500 metres. It was cold, yo! (Near Lamjura Pass in Nepal.)


  7. That’s what I look for in my work: when a writer can deftly describe the human experience in a way that you didn’t think could even be put into words. That doesn’t happen often, but it gives me something to play inside. Too much of the time our culture fears subtlety. They really want to make sure you get it. And when subtlety is lost, I get upset.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman — yes, the quotes keep coming. And I 1000% agree with this quote. (via parislemon)

    Don’t really have much to add other than wholeheartedly standing behind this quote. Forced to sustain myself solely on books for the past four months began as a trial and has progressed into a beautiful experience that I never truly appreciated as a child. Or, perhaps I did and forgot.

    It’s probably the latter.

    Literature offers such intriguing glimpses into different minds and worldviews that I’m also finally beginning to understand Stephen King’s quote: “writing is the closest thing to telepathy that we have.”


  8. List of cities I want to move to now after meeting their citizens

    New York


  9. Being out here sometimes feels an elaborate ruse to avoid shit at home.

    It’s like that saying, “flying is just falling and missing the ground.” Travel is movement without arrival.


  10. Why avoid cliché(s)?

    Recently, some friends posted a few photos and commented about how they tried to avoid clichés during a trip. This bothered me and I couldn’t figure out why.

    We go out of our way to deride and avoid anything close to cliche, but I don’t understand why should we spurn it. It’s a status bestowed by outsiders and has nothing to do with the enjoyment of life itself.

    If it occurs, it happens. By trying avoid unoriginality and edit our lives in the midst of living we risk turning reality into a fabrication. That seems to be a higher crime.