This Month’s Picks: March 2014

Compiled by: Gabriela Yareliz

March was an action-packed month, where a crazy schedule became the new normal. Exams are coming quickly (they are that dark cloud hovering over us); I am still springbreakless; I am still slightly sleep deprived, but nonetheless joyful. I think April will be an exciting month filled with a lot of focus, pressure, yet filled with more rest than the preceding months gave us. We’ll see. I know it’s only March 30th. I do realize that March has 31 days (the 31st is a Monday), but hey– who has time for that? I am excited about April; so, we start celebrating today.

March, you’ve been good
–ciao amore

1] I can’t wait for spring!!

2] Songs of the Month: (ft. Tal) Génération Goldman, vol. 2, C’est ta Chance

3] Sonam Kapoor for Conde Nast Traveler


5] Oscar Wilde, you witty, witty man.

6] New PSA from India, “Komal”–regarding child sexual abuse. So necessary for all children of the world.
I found this through BuzzFeed’s Rega Jha’s piece: This PSA About Child Sexual Abuse Is Dark, Beautiful and Very Necessary
This is the English version:

7] On Kidd Kraddick in the Morning (radio morning show):
Jenna Owens has been having a rough time in her romantic life. Every time she talks about it, J-si plays the Titanic violin song (when the ship is sinking). She continues to joke that she is drowning (romantically).
On March 25, 2014:
(Violin plays)
Jenna: I already drowned.
(pause and transition)
Kellie Rasberry: He’s the one that’s supposed to drown.

Got to love the romantic commentary on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning.


9] MEN vs. BOYS

MINDY KALING on the difference between dating men and boys, from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

“Men know what they want. Men make concrete plans. Men own alarm clocks. Men sleep on a mattress that isn’t on the floor. Men tip generously. Men buy new shampoo instead of adding water to a nearly empty bottle of shampoo. Men go to the dentist. Men make reservations. Men go in for a kiss without giving you some long preamble about how they’re thinking of kissing you.[…] Men know what they want, and they don’t let you in on their inner monologue, and that is scary.” (pg. 307)

“Boys are adorable. Boys trail off on their sentences in an appealing way. Boys bring a knapsack to work. Boys get haircuts from their roommate, who ‘totally knows how to cut hair.’ Boys can pack up their whole life in a duffle bag and move to Brooklyn for a gig if they need to. Boys have ‘gigs.’ Boys are broke. And when they do have money they spend it on a trip to Colorado to see a music festival. Boys don’t know how to adjust their conversation when they’re talking to their friends or to your parents. They put your parents on the same level as their peers and roll their eyes when your dad makes a terrible pun. Boys let your parents pay for dinner when you all go out. It’s assumed.” (pg. 307-308)

I loved the way she finished the chapter:
“So I’m into men now, even though they can be frightening. I want a schedule-keeping, waking-up-early, wallet carrying, non-Velcro-shoe-wearing man. I don’t care if he has more traditionally ‘men problems’ like having to take prescription drugs for cholesterol or hair loss. I can handle it. I’m grown-up too.” (pg.312)

I like Mindy Kaling’s perspective. She is on point with her analysis and humor.



12] Guess who got the spring cover? Kimye does it again.

13] Quote of the month (from the masterful Nicholas Sparks):

14] Shraddha Kapoor for Vogue India–stunning.

15] Welcome April!


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