Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Red Indian paper lamp

Red paper lamp
Made in India

Self portraits

Komm auf Meinen Stern

Marshall Kändiß The Pyrate

After a day of hectic nonstop tasks, endeavors, and things expected of ye... ye begin t' loose urself... 

Shed off the day... 

-and reach for the nearest star!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


So.... let me get this strait....

You're openly, and publicly (within your sphere of "friends") going out of your way to ask attention of EVERYONE about your personal issue, and including your own opinions and feelings (yet still undecided) while really making a show of it...

But, you end your statement on the (in your opinion)  controversial matter with a threat that you will cut all ties, relationships, connections, in a sort of excommunication (if you will) if any person is being "negative" in their responses?

Is that right?

Like relationship hostages, or something?

I'm assuming you don't mean the "f" word, or other 4 letter words.... right? 


Oh, I see.... what you mean is you don't want people to be honest with you.... and you want them to tell them what you want to hear, but arbitrarily decide if you like something, and if you don't like it, then you arbitrarily decide it's "negative"...

So, all dissenting voices would be "negative"...

How many folks have fallen for that so far?

You're aiming to dump several, right? Like bait?

Well, I suppose, logically, if you preferred living in your own little bubble, or your own little world, one in which everyone answers to your whims and all... then that makes loads of sense...

But, you realize that it means you're pretty much training everyone to lie to you to pacify you... and, once they've become accustomed to lying to you, it'll go farther...

Just be sure that when it comes out that everyone's lying to you all along, to appease your threats, whims, and moods, if you actually have the gall to feel upset, surprised, shocked & chagrined because *shock horror* everyone's been lying to your face with pretty words with everything you want to hear as a direct result of your dictating it so... well... that would probably make you loose face...

Oh! I get it! 

You're saying that to everyone because actually you lie to everyone else's face. So, to our face you say "positive" things (and therefore prettied-up lies) but actually inside, or behind our backs, you actually think something else...

But, speaking what you actually mean if it's not in alignment with your pseudo beliefs, it must therefore be "negative" and silenced to reinforce your beliefs which you actually don't truly believe in, otherwise you wouldn't be asking for EVERYONE'S opinions couched in threats because you actually don't truly believe in them...

Glad we cleared that up!

Well, that does sound like a disaster waiting to happen, long term...

Was I being "negative"?

Well, gee... I'm sorry...

I hope that works out for ya...

Let me know how that turns out for ya....


You have yourself a lovely day... cause I'm sure deep, deep inside your wishing that for me too.


Epilogue :

Ya know... a real friend, or person that actually loves you, will tell you the truth even if it's not what you want to hear from their opinions when asked...

Ya might want to rethink all the folks you just kicked to the curb...

But, perhaps by now, they might already assume you were being shallow, and the relationship ties you had were fake anyways... and, if they didn't want to reconnect with such a judgmental attitude in a bubble... I hate to break it to ya... but, nobody would blame them...

But, I guess what I'm getting at is... well... maybe one ought to rethink what it is you really want, who you really are, and ask yourself what you really think? Have you actually done your due diligence?

Maybe, all it is... it's just fear...

Ya know, it's OK to admit you're afraid... even if it's afraid of making a mistake...


What do ye mean ye don't like me attitude?

Bohemian pyrate wench Kändiß

I believe I need to aquatint ye with someone...

Bohemian pyrate wench Kändiß

Whom would ye care te meet first?

Bohemian pyrate wench Kändiß
Me bottle o' sherry....

Or, me saber? 


Marshall Kändiß The Pyrate

pirate wench dancer

Whitman's Pond in Weymouth (MA/USA) 
New England,                                            
Greater Boston South Shore                      

Monday, August 19, 2013

Quincy August Moon Festival

Annual Quincy August Moon Festival 2013 (Greater Boston)

We went to the Moon Festival. This was the biggest one I've ever seen yet!

I missed it last year because I was living in Philadelphia. But, I've been attending these for several years since my daughter was a baby.

What's great about this particular Festival is that it's organized by the local ethnic minorities, specifically the Asian groups, but is open to including anyone, and anything, and is paid for by money raised in the communities such as those from donors, and sponsors. There is no end to the amount of volunteers of all ages, most notably the youth whom proudly contribute of their own free will, and greater sense of community. I've also attended many times and found that some volunteers even came from different towns, including non-Quincy high schools. This makes much of the activities FREE for children!

Many local businesses get into the spirit!

Here I am in the car. I obtained from wearing makeup... the weather forecast was constantly wrong all day, even tho' the forecast was clear and cool for that day all week, when we woke up it was overcast.

Then, it was mixed weather the entire day. It got SO hot and sunny, and humid mid way through the event.

Luckily, I brought water & sunblock because I'm broke, and it was HOT.

But, about a quarter after 2, we left, and it was so crowded, but I was so starving (and broke), my daughter bought her own hotdog, but I ate nothing the whole day, and ran out of water.

After we came home, the temperature dropped and it rained by around 6pm (which was after the event was over).

Here I am in the morning at the festival. Hard to believe that by the time we left, this very spot was swarming with people... but I'm the only Person there in this shot.

This is the dress I made from silk I bought in Beijing in 2008. All the jewelry is also special silver of jade from China as well (except for the earrings).

My daughter is much braver now, and used to be scared of riding ponies, even tho' she loves them so much. But, this is a more recent thing for her to brave enough in just the past 2-3 years. 
Don't laugh... I know she didn't put her feet in the stirrups, but she doesn't actually KNOW how to ride, let alone what a stirrup is, nor a bridal, reins, or a saddle, let alone the varieties of them...

Regardless, this was the happiest I have EVER seen her at a fair! She was often grumpy about any number of things, like the price of the hotdogs or drinks, or the lack of moneys... but, when we all put together that last dollar so she could get a pony ride, you couldn't have seen a happier child EVER!

Her face lit-up as soon as she got on, and beamed with joy!

Beanbag fish toss game


If you want to see other photos, or possibly see it YOU are in them, you can find them and tag yourself on the FB event page listing.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Quincy August Moon Festival EVENT

26th Annual August Moon Festival 

Sunday, 11am-5pm

In North Quincy (Greater Boston MA)

I haven;t decided whether I will dress-up, or not... 

But, I'll bring my camera nonetheless.

If it rains, the rain date is right before my birthday.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Marshall Kändiß The Pyrate

Dance! Dance! Dance!

pirate wench dancer

"Alive" by "Omnia"

Whitman's Pond in Weymouth (MA/USA) 
New England,                                            
Greater Boston South Shore