Minggu, Mei 21, 2017

mycourtneybarnettfever

" Put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint you
  Tell me I'm exceptional, I promise to exploit you
  Give me all your money, and I'll make some origami, honey
  I think you're a joke, but I don't find you very funny.."

--Courtney Barnett--

Pretty much sums up what I'd promise people who've asked me to get into a "relationship" XD
... that if I'm not too cautious and neurotic to tell them the truth... yeah, in the reality I'm too "nice" to said those things...
In reflection, I think what I want in a guy (or a girl for that matter) is pretty simple, just a person whom I can make a good conversation with. Yeah cliche I know, but looking back I realize some of my happiest moments were those where I can talk passionately about anything without having to tiptoe over sensitive subjects.
No need to be treated as a queen, no need someone else's money, no need to be praised all the time... just an open minded mind to talk about anything passionately

Minggu, Mei 14, 2017

why am I crying over this? XD

Maybe it's the theme of compassion and understanding between two mythological clans whose enmity is well known.. I dunno... but Tolkien is surely a great moral guru which still  relevant even today.. (and will be for more years to come)

Sabtu, Mei 13, 2017

oh boy oh boy XD

http://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html

Minggu, Maret 19, 2017

In the event of watching the remake of "Beauty and the Beast"

So, went to the movie alone yesterday. A coworker (I suspect) slightly mocked the pathetic reality of me being single--hence went to the movie alone. I would defensively told her a lengthy lecture about being an independent female-- which I did not, given her cultural background and knowledge won't sufficient enough to bring the advantage of the lecture to her life (modest much, dear?)--so yeah I didn't do it.. but putting the incident aside, I was disappointed that the movie (the remake of Beauty and The Beast) didn't meet my expectation.
I loved Disney since I was kid. I practically learn my moral values from Disney's 90s masterpieces such as Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, etc. When I saw the 2017 Beauty and the Beast was just a perfectly life-action copy of the 1991 animation, can't help but feel a bit disappointed. I mean, the 2015 Cinderellla was tweaked so proficiently, it brings a rather cliche fairy tale into a graceful-realistic narration.
Character-wise, the clever Belle is of course much more preferable to a passive-meekly Cinderella, but in the matter of story telling and how the movie executed, Cinderella was much more satisfying. Not to mention I can't feel Emma Watson bring the Belle we all loved from the 1991 animation into the reality of live-action cinema. I never been a fan to Emma Watson, but I also never consider her to be a bad actress; but this time I don't  think she did a very good job.
There were many holes in the narrative to make the movie seems intact and solid. But there were also many moments executed perfectly, it actually serve as a tearjerker for the audience.  Still, altogether, I don't see it as a solid movie worthy to be re-watched.  But I think it is inevitable, bearing in mind that Cinderella was directed by Kenneth Branagh, a veteran in the world of theater, while the director of Beauty and the Beast was one of them who directed one of the Twilight series. Yeah..
So far, of all the live-action remake of classic disney, I'd rank The Jungle Book as the champion, followed by Cinderella, then Beauty and the Beast and Maleficent, both at third place. I haven't really watch the last two movies intensely, so couldn't really put both of them at a different level.

Sabtu, Maret 11, 2017

in the matter of being spiritual

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/10/how-religion-got-in-the-way.html

Tim Urban united two matters--which was considered to be in opposition with each other--as an indivisible unity. Most of the time I will tell my peers (those whom I considered worthy of my honesty, considering I lived in a very conservative environment) that more than a non-believer, I'm actually not a spiritual person. But after reading this Urban's post, I get a much clearer idea about what spirituality really is. And the post overwhelmingly touch me in a "spiritual" way. I guess from now on, when people asked me how spiritual I am, I'll be able to answer that I am the kind of person who would never betray the way of science because I'm spiritually connected with it's methodology (yeah still seems like a far-fetched answer :D)

Sabtu, Maret 04, 2017

random post

Oh dear I'm in love with the memory of Christopher Hitchens. Well to be exact I'm totally infatuated with his sexy sexy voice.. and his eloquence in stating his view.. ummm yum..