some new audiobooks that i bought….the first three were part of an audible.com special buy 2 get the 3rd free, and there were only certain books that qualified for the deal, so I didnt have many options to choose from, as far as non-fiction goes….I guess I am trying to excuse myself for being interested in the self-improvement genre, haha, but hey, since when is it a bad thing to want to improve yourself? Although I did hear on the radio this weekend that it was proven that positive affirmations (e.g. “I am a good person!”) actually have the opposite effect on one’s psyche and create a negative self-image. I suppose its because when you have to positively affirm yourself, you are actually admitting that you are the type of person that needs positive affirmation, which can be depressing. Anyway, these 3 books aren’t like that, they are more about being efficient and productive (I hope).
The one I am really looking forward to cracking open is Creating a World Without Poverty, which is written by the man who basically invented micro-lending….you know, places like Kiva.org and others….whereby you can lend small amounts of money to poor entrepreneurs throughout the world and get repaid then re-lend etc etc, I am a lender and it is truly cool (I have chosen to lend to women in the textile business). His whole idea is to support “social business”, not simply charitable organizations. I am biting at the bit to read more about him, his ideas, and his future projects.
machinemachine apparel can now be found at a new art gallery/boutique in Kaimuki::: the shop is called dpIV, located on 12th avenue (tucked in the area between Victoria Inn and Covenant Bookstore). This shop specializes in other local clothing labels and rotating art shows featuring hawai’i artists….exciting stuff, go check ‘em out if youre in the Kaimuki my favorite area of Honolulu.
Monday’s Love Life ‘09 event was so much fun…we had an enormous turn-out to watch and preform dancing, art, and creativity of all sorts. The fashion show was a success, the girls were incredibly cute and walked flawlessly…there were only 10 outfits, so it all went by pretty fast. Next time i do a show i’ll be sure to double the amount of looks. This was my first ever show, so its all experimental and new to me. Thanks to Lila and Sonya for bringing Kaua’i’s youth together for this much-needed event and including machinemachine in the action; also thanks to Calen for the sweet photos and Mandy for her tremendous help in in the preparation and sales portion—we killed it!