Archive for September, 2010

Europe, I told you I’d be back.

Posted in europe, travel with tags on September 18, 2010 by Chloe Partikas

News! News! News!

I booked my Europe flights yesterday! I leave March 14 2011, and return on June 30.

3 and a half months of adventuring through  different and historic surroundings on the other side of the world.
Oooh yes!

My plans at the moment are London, Manchester, Antwerp, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Kaunas (Lithuania) to see family, Paris, Spain and then back to London. Of course these plans will evolve as I do more research.

I need to do this alone. I need to go on this journey of self discovery before my life as a university student ends and I am swallowed up by the world of full time work and limited flexibility in my routine.

London, UK. Continue reading


90’s child, 90’s tunes.

Posted in music on September 5, 2010 by Chloe Partikas

Blog readers, you and I are both aware of my negative feelings towards Sunday nights. It’s something about the week just on the horizon and the excitement of the weekend being over…Sunday night and I have always had a strange relationship.

On this particular Sunday night, I was searching for new music to inject excitement into my week which will be filled with assignment writing and work, average weather and not much else until Friday.

I went to the trusty Pitchfork website, and staring back at me was this little milk carton and a very attractive message…

The Top 50 Music Videos of the 1990s

Oh YES!  Hello! I am a 1990 child (I missed out on the 80’s by 13 and a half hours), take me back to when I would listen to my little red radio and make mix tapes on cassettes!

As the 90’s were mainstream internet times (ie. pre being able to download or YouTube search any song- which was created by three former PayPal employees in 2005 – if you were interested), music clips were one of the most effective and important tactics for music publicists.  There were no websites, facebook pages or twitter for artists to use to portray their image and the lifestyle surrounding their music. It was the few minute long clip, and whatever publicists could get into the print and broadcast media. Continue reading


Posted in inspiration, quotes on September 1, 2010 by Chloe Partikas

In light of some recent life changes, I have had some epiphanies and made decisions.

I will embrace change. I will continue to find the beauty in everything. I appreciate everything surrounding me now, because it will not be that way forever. I will look back on this point in my life with fond memories of freedom and youth. I must embrace freedom, and this lack of responsibility that defines my current life situation. I will not resent university stopping me from fleeing to the other side of the world recently, because running away does not solve anything. I know this. I will look at every situation, positive and negative, as a learning experience and an opportunity for growth. I will ride this rollercoaster and learn from every up, and down. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.

I have learnt the truth in this:

I will continue my eternal quest of exploring the following:

I will leave you with these, which you and I must never forget.

(all of the preceding  images are from my tumblr)