Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Maybe this will explain


"There was a boy
A very strange
Enchanted boy
They say he wondered very far
Very far
Over land and Sea
A little shy
And sad of eyes
But very wise
Was he

And then one day
One magic day
He passed my way
And as we spoke of many things
Fools and Kings
This he said to me
The greatest thing
You'll ever learn
Is Just to love
And be loved in return

The greatest thing
You'll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved in return
"

Il y avait un garçon...
Un garçon enchanté très étrange.
Ils disent qu'il a erré très loin, très loin
Terre et mer finies,
Peu un timide et triste de l'oeil
Mais très sage était il.

Et puis un jour,
Un jour magique, il a passé ma manière.
Et tandis que nous parlions de beaucoup de choses,
Imbéciles et rois,
Ceci qu'il a dit à moi,
"la plus grande chose que vous apprendrez jamais
Est juste pour aimer et être a aimé dans le retour."

"la plus grande chose que vous apprendrez jamais
Est juste pour aimer et être a aimé dans le retour."


有男孩...
一個非常奇怪的被迷惑的男孩。
他們說他非常非常漫步了,
結束土地和海,
一少許害羞和哀傷眼睛
但非常明智的是他。

並且然後一天,
一魔術的天, 他通過了我的方式。
並且當我們講了話許多事,
傻瓜和國王,
這他對我說,
"您曾經將學會的最巨大的事
是正義的愛和被愛在回歸。"

"您曾經將學會的最巨大的事
是正義的愛和被愛在回歸。"

Ci era un ragazzo...
Un ragazzo incantato molto sconosciuto.
Dicono che ha vagato molto lontano, molto lontano
Terra e mare eccessivi,
Poco un timido e triste dell'occhio
Ma molto saggio era.

Ed allora un giorno,
Un giorno magico, ha passato il mio senso.
E mentre abbiamo parlato di molte cose,
Sciocchi e re,
Ciò che ha detto a me,
"la cosa che più grande impariate mai
È giusto amare ed essere amava nel ritorno."

"la cosa che più grande impariate mai
È giusto amare ed essere amava nel ritorno."


男の子が... あった
非常に奇妙な魅了された男の子。
彼らは彼が、非常にずっと非常にずっとさまよったことを言う
終わる土地および海、
目の少し内気のそして悲しい
しかし非常に賢かった彼は。

そして次に1 日、
魔法日、彼は私の方法を渡した。
そして私達が多くの事の話す間、
愚か者及び王、
彼が私に言ったこれ、
"あなたが学ぶ最も大きい事
リターンで愛し、愛されるためにある公正が。"

"あなたが学ぶ最も大きい事
リターンで愛し、愛されるためにある公正が。"

Había un muchacho...
Un muchacho encantado muy extraño.
Dicen que él vagó muy lejos, muy lejos
Tierra y mar excesivos,
Un poco tímido y triste de ojo
Pero muy sabio era él.

Y entonces un día,
Un día mágico, él pasó mi manera.
Y mientras que hablamos de muchas cosas,
Tontos y reyes,
Esto que él dijo a mí,
"la cosa más grande que usted aprenderá siempre
Es justo amar y ser amó en vuelta."

"la cosa más grande que usted aprenderá siempre
Es justo amar y ser amó en vuelta."

62 Comments:

Blogger grudge girl said...

I love Moulin Rouge too, and cried like a baby from the sheer beauty the first time I saw it.

I think you're wonderful, and I appreciate your gracious attitude towards everyone, as well as your sly humor.

I'm rooting for you, darling.

3:14 PM  
Blogger c ceres merry said...

"At night the watchmen of the city say, "Beauty shall rise with the dawn from the east."

And at noontide the toilers and the wayfarers say, "we have seen her leaning over the earth from the windows of the sunset."

In winter say the snow-bound, "She shall come with the spring leaping upon the hills."

And in the summer heat the reapers say, "We have seen her dancing with the autumn leaves, and we saw a drift of snow in her hair."

All these things have you said of beauty.

Yet in truth you spoke not of her but of needs unsatisfied,

And beauty is not a need but an ecstasy.

It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth,

But rather a heart enflamed and a soul enchanted. "
~Kahlil Gibran

3:25 PM  
Blogger grudge girl said...

Oh Malan. I'm so sorry. You will be sorely missed.

You're such a dear person. I hope that you will be showered with love wherever you go.

All the best,
GG

8:10 PM  
Blogger LEAH! said...

Oh...my...goodness. I've just watched PR, and let me say, Malan, that you have absolutely NOTHING to be ashamed of. You are a GREAT designer, a intelligent person, and a kind heart! *I am rubbing your shoulder for comfort through the computer*

I will try my very hardest to stay up-to-date with your career because you are truly a wonderful designer whose visions deserve to be shown to the world and anyone who appreciates beauty. You have touched me with your integrity, and I wish you nothing but good fortune in the future!!

Yep! Sorry that was so long, but I have so much on my mind, mainly you, and I just feel like you were the last person who deserved to go. Even if your gown wasn't "right" for the girl, it was still a very nice dress that showed creativity and vision, and I just think that that deserved to be said.

So, all in all, you are GREAT, and no matter what ANYONE says, you are a wonderful designer, person, and spirit! Best wishes!!

-LEAH!

8:27 PM  
Blogger meevish said...

OH sweetheart! We've all died in the livejournal "projectrunway" community! A few people have actually left because they were so upset that you left! A lot of us feel there is no longer any reason to watch. We will miss you and your beautiful designs.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Hello Malan,

I was desperately disappointed that you were dismissed from Project Runway; you hardly deserved it. Know that you have great potential.

"If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends." (From Jane Erye.)

May you never be without friends.

You're an absolute doll. Best wishes.

8:31 PM  
Blogger sparklein said...

Malan-I am so disappointed that you were voted off of Project Runway...not dissappointed in you, you are wonderful!!! I'm disappointed that the judges have such narrow vision...I'm sending you a mental hug...you are a great designor and I'm sure there are great things ahead for you...take care

8:35 PM  
Blogger stephanie fabbro said...

Malan, can we hang out sometime?

8:39 PM  
Blogger Patria E. said...

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8:39 PM  
Blogger Ava said...

Oh sweetie, I am so sorry. I just got done watching Project Runway and was almost in tears over some of the things you said. Listen, whatever anyone tells you you are a FABULOUS designer and didn't deserve to go this early. And still, to make it this far out of all those people is a great accomplishment. I'm going to try to check your blog as you update it and comment on as much as I can.

All the love in the world~Ava

8:39 PM  
Blogger Patria E. said...

I am so angry you got kicked off. You were one of my favorites... although it was to early to tell. I would have loved to see more of you on this show, but I know you will get more oppurtunities. Beautiful Dress, Darling

I wish the very best for you.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I'm so sorry about PR. I loved your dress. The colors were amazing. The thing I do not like about those type of shows are that there based on opinion. Every outfit I have ever seen of yours...I just love. NEVER be ashamed of this. It will just get you farther in life.

Love,
-Kathleen

8:47 PM  
Blogger hotspicewine said...

tonight's episode of project runway has pretty much ended my year. i still can't believe it. on the judges part, what a HUGE mistake.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Valentin Twice said...

You captured my heart with the tragic mental image of a mother's strike at the vulnerability of a child seeking approval.

Please know your all-too-brief stint on Project Runway has won you the love and support of many.

You have friends. You have a future.

8:56 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I have been watching Project Runway since it began three seasons ago and I have never been more disappointed than when they made the WRONG decision and let you go. I have never seen a designer with more class and grace. Women's Wear Daily was right about you, you are the one to watch. Your style and taste are impeccable and you have so much integrity. I hope you know how wonderful you are, and I also hope you take it to heart that genius is almost always misunderstood and you are pure genius! You certainly deserve the best things in life and I look forward to seeing you soar to the top.
In closing, I say a little prayer for you: May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Sophie said...

You have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of! You're a wonderful person and you do beautiful work! I was, and will be, always rooting for you.

You're great and I know you'll be fine. Don't give up.

I'd give you a hug, but this computer thing is proving to be a difficult obstacle to overcome. {o_~}

9:03 PM  
Blogger go mighty orbots said...

Malan, I'm gutted that you're gone. I absolutely loved your outfit for the first challenge and was eager to see more. Also, such lovely sketch for Miss USA.

Hugs! Baby, you're an absolute star.

9:10 PM  
Blogger kaitlyn said...

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9:12 PM  
Blogger Katelyn said...

*sigh* What a mistake. Such is the way of reality tv competitions. Don't feel ashamed, sweetheart, you'll have bigger & better things... draw up something classy & I'll wear it. Keep your eyes on the prize, darling.

9:28 PM  
Blogger imluved said...

I too watched PR tonight and I was really frustrated by the judges. Granted, your dress wasn't what she was looking for, but Vincent or Angela should have gone. I was appalled by their behavior, and their, well HIS dress, was boring. At least your gown was unique. I feel that you have one of the best personalities on the show and I am so sad that we won't be able to get to know you any further. I think that eliminations aren't consistent. One time the judges say, "Bad design" and then let a person go, and then the next time they'll say, "Oh, well this is awful, but we know he/she can do better, and they have such a passion" and they'll keep that person. You have that passion. My heart went out to you when you said, "It was my design, I should leave." How noble. You are a beautiful person, and I wish you more than the best.

9:29 PM  
Blogger blissbat said...

Malan, I was heartbroken to see you leave Project Runway so early. What a poor, cynical choice on the part of the judges. Your talent, class, and originality came through quite clearly in only two episodes, and I can't wait to see what's next for you.

9:31 PM  
Blogger c ceres merry said...

You are and will always be enchanting and adored. I do not like PR for taking you away but thank them for bringing you to the world. Please stay in touch, I was smiling and had a skip in my step today over something you said and you are a loss to this season's PR they were not correct. Thank you for being who you are.
:)

9:51 PM  
Blogger Sparky said...

Unless the world has completely gone to the dogs (which may, at this rate, be so), someone with vision and talents such as yours should go far. No matter what the judges say, the public is behind you. Good luck.

9:52 PM  
Blogger A said...

....You shouldn't have been ashamed.

....I very much wanted to give you a hug after I saw tonight's episode.

....Many, many people hope you're the next Daniel Franco and return next season

much love,
A

9:52 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

I wanted to say this earlier, i forgot sorry! I was watching this and i too wanted to so give you a hug. It's funny, me saying that. I'm prolly the youngest here! But you will NEVER be forgotten. I have 3 words for you: They Were Wrong. I'm smitten.

Kathleen

10:17 PM  
Blogger MiZ Dulce said...

YOU are an Amazing person and let me tell you that you might have been saying adios to Fashion Runway but you are about to say Hello to a whole new chapter in your life. You are fabulous!! A truly beautiful person with a gorgeous soul. Best of luck, I will be looking for you, love your sense of style and would hire you in a heartbeat to make my wedding dress.....just need to get a boyfriend first...baby steps.
BEST OF LUCK and MUCHOS BESOS!!!

10:33 PM  
Blogger jess. said...

Please don't despair. A person of your integrity deserves only happiness and good fortune.

I've never even met you, and I've only seen you through two episodes of television, but something about you reached me, deeply.. I've never seen a classier, more refined man, but it's not just that. You not only possess dignity and elegance, but kindness and warmth as well. You are a genuinely good person. Sweet, courteous, and unbelievably talented. I hope these words from a stranger help you in some way. I wish there was more I could do.

Take care.

10:38 PM  
Blogger Angel said...

My dear Malan,

Moulin Rouge is one of the most tragic movies I have ever seen, "Nature Boy" is one of the most tragic songs I have ever heard, and seeing you leave Project Runway tonight was one of the most tragic reality television moments I have ever known.

I wish the world were populated with men of your entrancing style and savoir faire. It is my fervent wish that this is not the last it has seen of Malan Breton.

11:15 PM  
Blogger baphomette said...

Even in musician-devoted message boards, your departure is being lamented. As you were far and away the favorite, there are many, many of us who aren't going to enjoy the current season without your charming persona.


(still keeping our fingers crossed that you'll make a surprise re-appearance...)

11:22 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I just wanted to let you know that was the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I am so sorry! You are such an amazing designer and an amazing person on top of that! My PR buddies and I let out noises of the most agonizing shock.

I did want to spend more time thinking about what to say, but I couldn't wait. Good luck in all you do. I know you'll do wonderfully!

PR won't be the same without you.

11:22 PM  
Blogger Mariko said...

I'm jealous of your ability to write in so many languages!

I'm sad that you didn't move further on PR, but I'm sure you have as many interesting things lined up for you in the future ... I would love to see your films.

11:54 PM  
Blogger Kristy Rose said...

That is so true. Beautiful. And you speak all those languages too?

I speak American Sign language ...well really I sign it. ;-) It's a beautiful language. It feels like dancing.

Your designs are just lovely. If I was rich I'd have you design me a new wardrobe, but I'm so broke I'm making my own clothes. You might know something about that. Blessings on all in the future.

12:38 AM  
Blogger yourdancingshoes said...

Malan,
I signed up for a blogger account just so I could write this. You were by far my favorite contestant on PR, and I was shocked that you were the one to go home tonight. The judges were so wrong to chose Angela over you, I don't know what they were smoking.

I hope you'll continue to keep us updated on what you're up to. Hugs and good luck to you!

12:52 AM  
Blogger Amasa said...

I love that song. It evokes a lot of memories for me, and when I sing it, I can't help but feel tears well up in my eyes. I'm also linguistically pleased that you ended the post in Spanish. That is my first language ;)

I was outraged when I saw that you were gone tonight on Project Runway. How DARE they! I don't want to talk badly about the other designers on the show -- after all, you didn't, and you are a model of restraint, class, self-control, and elegance; I cannot imagine anyone better to emulate. Suffice to say that you deserved another chance.

After avoiding Blogger for years, I made this account solely so that I could keep up with your blog. You have so much integrity, and are so sensitive, so genuine and sympathetic. I feel like I am a better person simply by reading what you have to say.

I am disappointed that you've had to delete comments. I only hope that they were simply garden-variety spam and not hurtful or derogatory comments. You don't deserve that.

I want to buy your clothes. I'm a poor student, but I don't even care. I want to follow your career, and I want to support you. Your brilliance deserves devotion. And your classiness and style mean that I would not be ashamed to wear a garment by you. Reimagined by you, I am sure I would feel beautiful.

This is an awfully long comment, and I don't know if you're reading or not. But Malan, if you are, please know that you've won over so many people tonight. Hearts to you!

2:57 AM  
Blogger fussbol said...

There's no justice in fashion...how you can be one of the seven chosen as "team leader" and then be dismissed is unimaginable. Since Angela didn't participate in either portions of the challenge, she should have been the one removed.

7:37 AM  
Blogger runawayblonde said...

The problem is, they had to keep the "fool" for entertainment purposes. Some other Project Runway muck-ups will stay on until the last . . . just to add a dash of "Wendy Pepper."

Congratulations for not being one of their fools. You'll go far on your own.

7:41 AM  
Blogger SarahW said...

Oh no! My heart is broken.
You are such a delight and so fascinating. I hope you make reappearances...

7:41 AM  
Blogger SarahW said...

Fusbol, I agree, the famous producer vote probably kicked in to keep the "witch" to burn later. Wretched.

7:50 AM  
Blogger E L F G A said...

Malan, I made this account so I can leave you a comment. I am Jackie from Myspace. I love you so much that I made this account for the sole purpose of leaving you a message of encouragement. Keep the faith and you have a fan for life in me darling.

7:57 AM  
Blogger thearentz said...

Malan, you had people crying along with you across America last night.

May this just be the start of a life filled with the love and friendship that you seek. You deserve it.

8:01 AM  
Blogger c ceres merry said...

I think the producers wanted to punish him because he turned them down before on the previous season, seems like a bitchy thing to do. I am just guessing of course... but the show seems less fun now, one of the creative fires has gone out and the brightest color in the rainbow of this cast is gone. Angela seems like a nice enough person but to choose her over him in this case?? Yes something is "up" and it feels dishonest to me...

8:05 AM  
Blogger kerri said...

(That movie is brilliant.)

I really would have liked to see more of your designs; you really were one of the most interesting personalities of all three seasons.

Rest assured that you looked nothing but refreshing and impressive tonight. Honestly.

All the best.
-k

8:14 AM  
Blogger jahna said...

Very fitting. You may not know many of us, but just know you are loved, and you are a true talent, and to never give up on yourself.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Ides Childe said...

I am crushed, horrified, stunned, pissed and bewildered that Angela is still on the show. Yes, I know this is past for you, but as a viewer, I don't have that yet. I reeled last night, threw my remote across the room, slammed my television off button manually and stalked off to bed. Even my cat stayed away from me, it was that bad. I will definitely be looking for your creations, and I'm very happy you're in New York, my hometown. So many people have left me for L.A., Florida, Seattle, Rome, Montreal, Greece...I feel alone. This city is better with you in it, no matter how much travel you do. Stay here! I was just beginning to delight in your mischievous manner and devilish grin and now....whom shall I root for? They totally wrecked it with this decision. I'm bereft, and hope to see more of your dazzlement (a NEW word! Voila) very soon. Je t'embrasse, kashiwena

8:43 AM  
Blogger grudge girl said...

Malan,

I am so happy to see all of the kind, supportive, appreciative people who have posted here and on your MySpace page. I like imagining you curled somewhere reading all the love, sipping something and smiling.

I know many of us are curious about your upbringing - where you've lived and what you've done. Maybe you could write a little autobiographical post at some point for all of us who are so interested in you and the sources of your inspiration?

I also post at TWoP, and many of us are clinging to the hope that when one of the other designers is ousted, the producers will bring you back in that person's place. Or that they'll bring you back next season, a la Daniel Franco, for another shot. I fervently hope that we'll see you in the process of designing again. It was fascinating!

You're such a dear person. I wish many lovely things for you.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Fuzzball said...

I got all weepy last night watching you leave, Malan. I really wish that we could have seen you for much more of the competition -- you really seem to have a wonderful spirit and a great talent! (Plus I just loved hearing you say "Malan Breton from Taiwan" hee hee)

Big hugs from Houston,

Tracy

9:27 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

me again, posting for the 3rd time in this post thing. no, I'm not a stalker...lol. How much do you usually sell dresses for? And darling, you have talent. You are my favorite designer. You're going to go far in life.

Goodluck, you little handsome thing.

Love,
Kathleen

9:33 AM  
Blogger Aiko Valentine said...

I also made this account just to post a comment. I've rooted for you since the "Road to the Runway" special. When they said you were out I thought maybe I was only having a nightmare, and when I woke up you would still be on the show. I really wanted to see more of your designs.

I hope you go on to do many wonderful and fabulous things!

頑張って下さい~^-^

11:35 AM  
Blogger lilynme said...

I'm convinced this is just a show twist of some sort and you will be back. Thinking this way works for me; seeing you get kicked off did not. (we do what we have to do to get through the day...) Hope you are well and happy.

1:12 PM  
Blogger stella said...

I don't think I've ever cried while watching reality TV before, but I was definitely in tears at the end of the show last night. I just wanted to give you a huge hug. I talked to my best friend on the phone in outrage right after the episode aired--we were both crushed since you were our favorite!

You're a brilliant designer and will go far. You're going to do just fine.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Yarn Dork said...

I think you're a true gentleman, and have loads of talent and a true eye for design. You have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Nothing. I know this isn't the last I've seen of Malan Breton!

2:54 PM  
Blogger jleica said...

Malan, you were robbed!! You've got absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. My husband and I were rooting for you bigtime, and we were sorry to see you go. You brought so much personality and light to the show. You've got a bright, bright future ahead ...

2:57 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

It's me yet again, I think I talk too much. But my sister didn't really like you at first,BUT now she thinks your awsome! Keep me updated on your progress. I'll never stop being a fan.

Love,
Kathleen

3:11 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Malan, everyones already said everything that I wanted to, but darling, you were fantastic, I love your style and I know you deserve so much more!

You have untouchable talent, FANTASTIC taste in dress (i adore your suits + hair! :D), and you are an all around beautiful person who deserves everything! anyways, if I had your adress I would send you candy and flowers, but I know this happened for a reason. You are so much better.

all of my love,
Danielle C.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Princess Rainbow Star said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE MOULIN ROUGE!

My whole room in red and decorated like Satine's elephant!

I'm so sad you had to go, you didn't deserve it!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Neva Reese said...

Your departure broke my heart last night. I'll admit that I didn't think that I was going to warm up to you, but in the few episodes, you showed a breadth of warmth and charm that is already noticeably gone from the show. I do hope for the best for you - I'm very interested to see where you will go as a designer and artist. We didn't see nearly enough, therefore there must be more.

12:34 AM  
Blogger Katece said...

Malan, a week ago, nobody could have told me that you'd be gone so quickly or that I'd miss you so much.

Be encouraged that your departure left PR viewers (aka, everyone who matters) wanting much, much more.

Cheers!

11:20 AM  
Blogger CompSciEmily said...

Malan,

You are absolutely wonderful.
I'm not sure what else to say that hasn't already been said, and much more eloquently than I ever could.

I was really interested in seeing what you came up with for the challenges later on in the show and I am bitterly disappointed with their decision. Keep going!

~Emily
Upset Project Runway Viewer

1:54 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Malan....I know we only see s small snipet of everything that goes into Project Runway - and from that you've rubbed a few people the wrong way - and initially, me included. But, I was so sorry to see you go. You are obviously very talented. Please do not at all be ashamed about leaving the show. What you've accomplished is much more than many others. And, as you can see from the previous seasons, it's not always the "best" designer that "wins" or the "worst" designer that "loses" -it's just what happens at that particular moment in time. I wish you all the best!

9:32 AM  
Blogger rebekahmadison said...

you're awesome.
myspace.com/madbars. once it's up and running again, send me a message.

good luck with everything.

11:21 PM  
Blogger galleryrevisited said...

nature boy is one of my favorite songs of all time.

5:48 PM  
Blogger galleryrevisited said...

"nature boy" is one of my favorite all- time songs...
i knew you would be the type of person to love that song, since you have such a romantic side.
best wishes to you in your future.

6:00 PM  

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