Happy New Year to All


Chinese (Cantonese)
Sun nien fai lok
Chinese (Mandarin)
Xin nian yu kuai
Godt Nytår
Gelukkig nieuwjaar
Aide shoma mobarak
Bonne année
Aith-bhliain Fe Nhaise Dhuit
Gutes Neues Jahr
Kali chronia
Hauoli Makahiki Hou
Shanah tovah
Nyob zoo xyoo tshiab
Selamat Tahun Baru

Buon Capo d’Anno
Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu
Godt Nyttår
Pilipino (Tagalog)
Maligayang Bagong Taon
Szczesliwego Nowego roku
Feliz ano novo
La Multi Ani
S Novym Godom
Feliz Año Nuevo
Wilujeng Tahun Baru
Gott Nytt År
Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda 

Latvian (Thanks Esenga)
Laimīgu Jauno gadu
Croatian (Thanks Paula)
Sretna nova godina
Hindi (Thanks Hitesh)
Naya Saal Mubarak
Latin (Thanks Nancy)
Felix Novus Annus

نیا سال مبارک ہو

Arabic (Thanks Leanova)
كل عام وانتم بخير



Travel Theme New


In the past, we knew most to people through their washing lines
but Christian Dior took us on a new travelling trip.

With inspiration from Ailsa’s excellent blog
take a look the challenge here “Where’s my backpack
this’s my version of the theme “New


New look, we can all now and then needed to be refreshed
 to be dressed has always been in focus of attention
by the way so to being undressed, created attention too.

There were two things that prevented us humans
from going into overdrive in pure boredom after World War II
Up through the 1930s, it became more and more boring
late 1940s as was the pulse of fashion almost non-existent
had it been allowed to continue in 1950s, it had been blasphemy to talk about fashion
this so dim future was rescued by both the invention of nylon stockings
(NYLON actually means NewYork LONdon)
and partly by the hyper-creative Christian Dior and his “New Look”

“New Look”, was a collection of women’s fashion, the designer Christian Dior launched in the spring of 1947 shortly after the World War II a collection which marked a break with the gray and dull style that had prevailed during the war, and instead provide the future women a new feminine style with cascading skirts, tiny waist, hat and gloves
“New Look” had a great impact on fashion and coming designers.

The collection created especially attention because of the many meters of luxury fabrics,
which was used to create a single dress – it was highly controversial the postwar time.

Christian Dior’s vision was to allow women to be women again by putting the focus on feminine skirts, dresses and lingerie, after years after years where many women had been in “uniform” or unisex clothing – many women embraced the new wave enthusiastically, while others who had become accustomed to be equal with men (and as conservative as men), balked at this harks back to the woman as a fragile creature – also argued many more practical-minded housewives that this new fashion was too pricey because that would serve many meters of fabric into a single suit. (many women sewed still their own clothes.) – with this collection, Christian Dior put himself in front of the new fashion world  the collection has been raised several times, both of the house Dior, but also by others as style icon or inspiration – also the many women who sew their clothes themselves.

It created not only movement in women’s fashion
but also a much needed development in male fashion
Dior also inspired people in many society levels
who then created and designed their very own fashion (including price level reasons)
and perhaps even sewed the clothes themselves.




WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge (2012 – in pictures)


Shit, guess who had forgotten to remove the lens cap..!

Now the “WordPress Challenge Society” ask for some 2012-documentation.

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

We did not need to save anything in Twenty-Twelve
all media, or almost all media, have cried loud in our ear buds all year
that the earth went by the 21th, this december here in 2012
so who cared about saving for future generations

– it certainly will not happen again in Twenty-Thirteen, we bet on it..?




The tell a letter-story challenge by idea of the good “frizztext
okay it’s time for the letter “Z”.


The letter Z is the international sign for sleep, boredom and perhaps inattention, isn’t it..?

For some people sleep are snoring too, either oneself or the one who’s sleep beside
fortunately, I don’t know this problem, but have heard that it can sometimes be a problem.

Perhaps the woman who invented duct tape, lived with a man who snored..?

but it’s only a guess.


The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep
(Woody Allen)

in danish that quote is turned around with another quote

The lion and the sheep shall lie down together but the lion won’t get much sleep
(danish proverb)



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You’ve got mail

To all who read this
friends and enemies, if there should be some.

Careful not to eat too much.
Careful not to drink too much.
Take care of the people you love.
(that we should all do throughout the whole year)

Treat others as you want to be treated
if it doesn’t work anyway,
so treat them as they treat you.

Happy Holiday

lots of loving greetings from “Le Drake Noir”

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Remember if the surroundings are black and white
we have all the colors inside our own heads.