Aaah it's been a while since I last write on this blog. Things get a little hectic after college kicked in. New people, new things to learn. There are definitely ups and downs, and I still try to live with it. I ain't gonna lie that it was easy; it was hard, and it still is. I need to pull a few strings together to get a hang of things.
Sooo, college life. haha feels weird. I'm still a bit kooky with college life even though it's been going on for 3 months. It's so busy and tiring, and exhausting. I thought high school was tough. I mean, it was tough but it wasn't all tiring as college. I don't know why, but it feels draining me. Almost everyday I got home at noon, and for some occasions I could be very - very - late (late, like, 10 or 11 PM). The subjects are tougher than high school. I have no private teacher to run to if I get confused with some physics problem. And everyone is practically fighting for themselves, so I can't rely on their help. God this is so different from high school.
I had mid-term last week, and one delayed because of the ashes from Merapi. What I can tell you about mid-term is that it was such. a. catastrophe. I felt like a moron! My friends looked as if they could do those tests in a snap, but me? neeeeeeeeever gonna happen! urgh gosh I felt like I was the odd one out -_- how can they be so smart, but I can't? I have to fight hard to get their result, but they don't. It's not faaaair -____-
Aside from that, college friends are fun. They're very different people from my high school friends. That means adapting and learning new stuff. Learning their language and culture, it excites me haha. But there are some people that I haven't clicked with yet. I can only hope that I get along with everyone, no geng2an lah.
hmmmm what else to share.... No, I'm not gonna share anything about lovey-dovey here. There's enough exposure from facebook and twitter, so don't think about it muahahha
okay maybe that's it from me, see you in a jiff! ciao!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
- " The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly." - Henry David Thoreau
Come to think of it, why do people hurt each other? They treat orang utans, and such, as their own babies, but treat another as if they were irrelevant. I mean, what's going on? Am I missing something?
Sunday, July 18, 2010
"However mean your life is, meet it and live it: do not shun it and call it hard names. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do want society" - Henry D. Thoreau
This is pretty much contradicts my moral grounding, but still partially resonates my understanding of the society.
"Matt Damon is The Informant!"7 out of 10
I spent the last 5 minutes of credits scratching my head. I didn't really get it at first, so I googled some of the stuff mentioned in the movie. I've never read the book - I didn't even know it existed -, I didn't know the scandal because I was still literally sucking my thumbs in those years, and I had no desire to search for some information on IMDB before I watched it either. So yes, I saw this movie with no expectations. And I got lost. Particularly because the movie sets in the main character's point of view. No, it's not that I'm dumb, I just don't want to spoil the fun here. You're listening to the voice-overs and seeing things from his point of view. He is not an average family guy. Let's just say that there is something wrong with him.
One thing I like from this movie is the cinematography. It is so 1990s, I love it. And the pink subtitles as well, it really took you back in to the '90s! I also love the voice-overs. It's like we're hearing what's in his head, you know. Even though he is facing a bad situation, his mind is somewhere else. Just like us. There is no voice-overs that explain what is happening with him, there is only his random thoughts. Like this for example : "When polar bears hunt, they crouch down by a hole in the ice and wait for a seal to pop up. They keep one paw over their nose so that they blend in, because they've got those black noses. They'd blend in perfectly if not for the nose. So the question is, how do they know their noses are black? From looking at other polar bears? Do they see their reflections in the water and think, "I'd be invisible if not for that." That seems like a lot of thinking for a bear." And this is happening when he is in a meeting with CEO of other companies, in other country! See how random that is? Praise for the writer. And praise for Matt Damon as well, for delivering a believable performance. I have never liked him, I never intended on watching his movies before, but I changed my mind after I saw this. Very subtle performance. I give it a 7 out of 10, because it has some plot holes. Yea well I'm not going to spill it here though, I have no intention of giving some spoilers here.
I recommend this movie to anyone that's not searching for a laugh-out-loud type of movies. Although it is listed as a comedy, it doesn't give you a Hangover-esque gags. The humors are all dry and dark - which I like. Well, that's it from me. Ciao!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Please welcome...Alexa Chung!
Yeah yeah, I know she's been around for quite some time. I just knew her "fashion-forward-quirky-attitude"-ness a few weeks ago. Frankly, I didn't give a damn about her before I found her. But then I saw this *pointing at the above picture*, I fell in love in an instant. You can say I got a girl crush on her. I mean, look at her! I love the way she wears her clothes. Well, not exactly because she has her own stylist. so I guess that means I love her stylist? But whatever, it suits her perfectly. She was a model for a few years, so that explains her good taste in fashion. And good taste in guys too. Yumm Alex Turner...
ehm. Okay that's it from me now. See you later! Ciao!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I found a quote from the movie Little Miss Sunshine, and it's written me all over it. But first, pardon the language.
"You know what? Fuck beauty contests. Life is one fucking beauty contest after another. School, then college, then work... Fuck that. And fuck the Air Force Academy. If I want to fly, I'll find a way to fly. You do what you love, and fuck the rest" - Dwayne