terracotta /ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə/

“baked earth.” [Alt captions: portrait pictures of the author of the blog. The feel and looks are described below.] Photos of Emilie F. Yaakaar by Emilie F. Yaakaar. Pictures were taken at home in January 2021. All Rights Reserved © 2021. details aesthetic: soft dewy + colourful print + neutral-warm Mediterranean tones. style: Simple indoorsContinue reading “terracotta /ˌtɛrəˈkɒtə/”

nostalgia /nɒˈstaldʒə/

“A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past.”     “Yes, I was never its, but I guess I miss it. The greenery, the wildness, the rusticness. Full of life, full of inertia, full of transition. All the foliage crumpled, all the moss rubbed, all the minerals stockpiled. Under mischievous sunbeams,Continue reading “nostalgia /nɒˈstaldʒə/”

Trip to the United States: Part 4. Three Things I Never Do ft. New York

  1. Demonstrations Despite being actively involved in social action since 2013, I had never joined a street march or protest till the 20th of September this year. As discussed in a previous blog post, I’m very apprehensive of getting involved in public activism due to a variety of reasons. Initially, I wasn’t even planningContinue reading “Trip to the United States: Part 4. Three Things I Never Do ft. New York”

Trip to the United States: Part 2. history /ˈhɪst(ə)ri/

“the whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing.”     The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), September 2019. Photos by Emilie F. Yaakaar. All Rights Reserved © 2019