22 November 2011

01 November 2011


I went to the beach and I loved it. I regret not taking pictures with all of the people I met. I'll tell you one absolutely great moment that I'll remember forever. I was sitting at the bar when the shamefully handsome bartender, Luke, said, "Well, this certainly is a mix of people, isn't it?" He was referring to the swinger, the backpacker, the Mormon, and the divorcee sitting and laughing and talking at the bar with their respective drinks: a fruity cocktail, white wine, nothing, and a beer. These are my new friends and I truly miss them.

dorm room in guesthouse//round beds with mosquito nets

playing frisbee with a shoe//cows in the distance 

Hun//he took me all over this place 

once again, I am the shortest amid these dutch and polish goddesses 

bar built from stacked beer cans and cement
wall built from stacked heineken bottles

I own an orange leather Hermes bag. Or so I think I do. I bought this a few weeks ago because I needed a handbag because my other one was falling apart. But not just any bag. It had to be leather with a long strap, preferably brown, and with lots of pockets. At the market, it was very difficult to find a brown bag with a long strap that wasn't Louis Vuitton, but I did end up finding a bag much like this one. Why orange? Why not. They didn't have brown, but they had orange and magenta. I chose orange to go with the orange lipstick I have back home. 
Ok, I'm not writing this just to talk about a stupid bag, or maybe I am. The bag is Hermes brand. I am not familiar with this brand, but last night the bartender at my guesthouse asked if it was a "proper Hermes bag," and I shrugged my shoulders implying that "I guess so." This made me question, "What is a Hermes bag, exactly?" It's a leather purse that normally goes for $1,000 in Paris, London, and the U.S. 
I bought it for $10.
So I am writing this to talk about a stupid expensive bag.
I question if it is real, though, because the handle fell off and keeps falling off despite my attempts to tape it together.