May 29, 2010
May 28, 2010
i've been thinking about the finale for a couple of days now. i still don't think that it was the most brillliant ending possible, but then i have to remind myself what LOST has really always been; a great character show.
none of the characters are shallow or just "good" or "evil". everybody always has a history and a motivation. certain actions/modes of behaviour don't just "happen" as a singular event. they are part of a context/chain of events just like in real life. all characters are credible and depicted in pretty realistic ways.
i just loved it time and time again when the show was able to engage my sympathy for a character i had previously disliked.
the well written characters (& the great story writing in general) and of course the beautiful island setting was what drew me to the show in the beginning and kept me going for all those seasons.
the mystery element was something introduced very early on in the show. (in the pilot actually!) and i still don't feel that the writers/producers did all the mysteries justice. ok, sometimes it's just cooler to leave stuff to the imagination, but after all the anticipation season 5 created i still feel it's a bit thin what the producers gave us in the last season.
i personally understand the "sideways flashes" as something that happens after jack dies, but apart from time & space, just like christian shepherd put it, "there is no HERE NOW".
it doesn't mean that they are all dead NOW and that everything we saw on the island never happened. (again, christian said "some died before you and some died a long time after you").
so really the sideways world was a means to show us an alternate "how it all could have been" or "favorite moments reviewed". (some of the stories just didn't catch me, but seeing sawyer and juliet together again was a huge payoff.)
LOST was (and will be) the best on tv EVER.
it is an epic tale about "the human condition".
and with that knowledge, i can also accept the finale.
LOST is now something that will continue away from the screen in our hearts, minds and of course online.
we can all continue to theorize about how long before egyptian times "mother" was on the island and how she got there, how kate, sawyer, desmond, miles, richard alpert and lapidus continue their lives off island (and if they will ever come back...) and how ben helps hurley protect the island.
"see you in another life, brother"
"you got it, blondie"
NAMASTE LOST, we will miss you. a lot.
little bit of chili oil
yup, it turned out QUITE spicy, but i enjoyed it.
on a different note: i bought a new yoga mat! it's a jade mat and i am very very happy with it. (http://www.jadeyoga.com/store/home.php they plant a tree when a mat is bought!)
May 25, 2010
as anticipated i indeed did have a very emotional weekend...
first i turned 30. the big threeeeee-zeeeeero. well, i don't feel any different. in the end, it's just a number. is a number that suggest a certain degree of "grown-up-ness" which i really cannot identify with. *shrug*
my beloved L made me the best possible birthday gift of all possible worlds. i will reveal it at a later point. i am still processing the information. i think i will only believe it for real when it'll finally happen ;)
all of these pictures are taken with my fabulous new camera! a birthday gift from my dear friends A&E. talking about perfect timing: they got me the absolute right thing at the right time! i hope you notice the difference in picture quality. i haven't explored the fine tuning yet, but i am very happy about my new camera.
May 21, 2010
boy, am i lucky! when i came home from my workout yesterday L had prepared this marvelous food for us!
based on a recipe from ani phyo, the corn chowder is made of well, obviously corn and walnuts. add a little salt, garlic, mixed spices and little bit of pumpkinseed oil and avocado and voila!
L also made a raw dessert!
it's an apple pie!
made of almonds, raisins, dates, orange juice (crust & topping) and of course apples. no agave though. the dates take care of the sweetness.
yummy yummy yummy i got love in my tummy :)
this weekend will certainly be a very emotional one. i have a round b'day coming up AND on sunday the LOST finale will air. i'm looking forward to both with bitter-sweet mixed feelings.
have a great day everybody!
May 19, 2010
i was curious about that fruit with the very special outer appearance. i was expecting something sweet and tropical inside. well, looks can be misleading...
it was advertised with "a heavenly aroma somewhere between lime and banana"... so i opened it
they are so easy to grow, extremely healty, very tasty and super low budget.
i've been trying more sweet stuff with sprouts, works just as well in a muesli. add some fruit and a nutmilk (or just blend e.g. oats and water) and there you go.
duesseldorf, a settlement by the river rhine, the year MMX a.d. ...
on the XV.V. a group of 14 people gathered at the river. women, men and children.
they were fearless, they withstood the grim weather...
they were hungry...
... and they had brought food...
... a lot of food!
the first public raw potluck in duesseldorf was a success!
nice people had brought all kinds of great salads, a nice green mix, a fennel salad and a japanese style salad with daikon radish and lots of sprouts.
May 5, 2010
this morning i had a mash made out of rhubarb, a small mango, a sapodilla and some sugar cane juice.
i did a lot of stuff with rhubarb lately, i really like the texture.
persimmons are back in season!
i got this from a chinese supermarket (costs less than a euro). it's frozen fresh sugarcane juice (98%) with fresh kumquat juice (2%).
some agave, salt & cinnamon
have a great day everybody!
May 2, 2010