Having cold weather hives now, in germany. best gift from santa wtf, thank you a lot. I must have been a very good boy this year.
berlin is so cold and it snows like shit!
I will be away for 17 days(refer to post below), dunno if will update or not.
However I have uploaded old archives from my old blog! Haha, my writing used to be full of literary techniques and puns back then. All because I had been reading avidly and emulating my favourite authors :) However, I sounded a tad irritating when I was 16!
My favourite posts will be:
Marriages and happy endings
judgement day, end of the world is tomolo
Prodigal parties and pleasant panties (pantries)
I'm going to Europe tomorrow! No,actually, it's in a few hours time! Yes!!! In case you're wondering, I'm not impersonating anyone. *sniggers*
Anyway, I have done a lot in order to prepare myself for my Europe trip haha. I wake up everyday at 3pm Singapore time (8am Czech time) so that I won't get jetlag when I go there!
Here's what I'm going to do on the airplane to reinforce the Asian stereotype:
1) put on my 3 inches thick glasses and practise algebra
2) burst into tears and break into hives when they serve me spaghetti instead of rice
3) showcase my karate moves by breaking wooden planks into two
Anyway, I'm just crapping. This will be the places that I will be going.
The good wife's guide. Dummy's guide to being a good wife. lol.
Hmm I wonder how modern females, equality fighters or staunch feminists will react to this. Ahh, men, dont you miss the good old days? :P
1800: "i'll ask the owl to send a letter to you"
1970: "I'll talk to you when I see you"
1990: "I'll call you"
2000: "I'll email you"
2005: "Can I text you?"
2010: "Alright, facebook or text?"
2100: "I'll send you a telepathic message"
Research requires one to rot a hella vu la way at cold and stale libraries and then came the dot.coms
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Since when did caucasian girls represent beauty and asian girls are just dismissed as....plain?
Is it because Caucasian girls have sharper nose, protruding lips, deep-set talking eyes and better jawlines? Or the big, volumised hair complete with an impeccable sense of fashion? Admit it guys, it's because they have bigger nehnehs to squish your face in.
Going back to the root of the problem, it's because Western culture has a much stronger global impact than other cultures and media conglomerates undeniably comes from the west, toying with our perceptions and such.
To me, caucasian beauties are overrated (although still beautiful) and they cannot achieve the kind of look that asian girls can. The gentleness, frailty, ice cold and innocent look.
Since when did horse-face Lucy and slut Bai ling represent the whole of Chinese race? We should start importing fresh faces now to uphold our reputation!
Water changes shape and flows around things, and finds the secret path no one else has thought about - the tiny hole through the roof or the bottom of a box There's no doubt it's the most versatile of the Five Elements. It can wash away Earth, it can put out Fire, it can wear a piece of Metal down and sweep it away. Even Wood, which is it's natural complement, can't survive without being nurtured by water.Asian beauties are implicit and require time to discover and the taste to appreciate beauties requires time to nurture. Caucasian beauties are love at first sight but Asian beauties require time to appreciate but once you do, it's everlasting.
Asian women are like fine french wine, the longer you brew and taste, the more fragrant they get. Or maybe Tsuke Sushi, the more you chew, the tastier they get.
The Mongoloid skull, whether Chinese or Japanese, has been rather more neotenized than the Caucasoid or European." "The female skull, it will be noted, is more pedomorphic in all human populations than the male skull." "Mongoloid races are explained in terms of being the most extreme pedomorphic humans." "The intuition that advanced human development was pedomorphic rather than recapitulationary and accelerated was disturbing to many Eurocentric nineteenth century anthropologists." "If juvenilization was the characteristic for advanced status, then it was clear that the Mongoloid races were more deeply fetalized in most respects and thus capable of the greatest development.Neotenized and Pedomorphic means retaining childhood features when you have already reached adulthood. This explains why asians tend to have the least body hair and why we age the slowest. And in evolution terms, it is considered better.
A potential correlate of beauty is pedomorphy, which is the retention in adults of child-like traits. For instance, women have facial features that are closer to those of children than men, and more feminine women have facial features that are even closer to those of children. Thus, it may be proposed that pedomorphy is a correlate of beauty.---taken from a site about beauty science.which is why madonna looks like this in her 50s while Maggie Cheung ( 张曼玉 ) is still radiant
Finally, Naraku is dead. I have been waiting for 10 years. I have been cheated over and over again during the series that Naraku is dead. I was thinking 这个死老妖怪很长气hor? (translation: this old demon's breath very long hor?)
I finished all 26 episodes of the Final Act in two days. Pro or not? haha.
The anime finally finished after a long run of 10 years. I enjoyed it alot during childhood but nah, not now. I wish that I watched the ending when I was in secondary school though.
I mean I prefer implicit stuff now, the themes and "moral of the story" in Inuyasha is too blatant and the moralistic lines are very "in your face". I guess that's the downside of being trained in literature?
Inuyasha is very asian-themed, the story is set between the Heian Era where chinese influence was very strong and Sengoku Japan. All those elements of buddhism, shintoism and allegories about concepts of asian mysticism. Karma,demons and reincarnation etc. I'll say that perhaps I will be able to appreciate it more if I was younger, back in those days when I was in an all-chinese school. I feel that the landscape of my mind has changed now, being exposed to years of English and western education. I can't think fully with a chinese mind anymore?
Nevertheless, I still like how the characters struggle for identity and fight against discrimination. Lots of scenes are dedicated to revealing the discrimination against demons and half-demons. Half-demons are the most tragic as humans fear/loathe them and full demons look down on them and dismiss them as weaklings.
Like most asian films, Inuyasha also focuses a lot on the psychological development of the characters. Inuyasha and Kagome had to overcome their innermost fears and normally illusions are set up to deceive them. Kikyo and Inuyasha also had to solve the deceit and overcome the misunderstanding set up by Naraku fifty years ago when he posed as Inuyasha and set out to harm Kikyo.
One of the part, sibling rivalry between sesshomaru and Inuyasha, I can relate to it well lol.
Anyway I would like to think that the most tragic character of all is Kikyo. Fooled and killed by Naraku and revived fifty years later to an undead body.
From the beginning of the movie, I was thinking if reference is made to the Holocaust. A professor who majored in Muggle Studies and in defence of their bloodline is captured by Voldemort and then killed.
Later throughout the movie, it is evident already. There are recurring elements that reflect one of the major theme is revealing the horrors of ethnic cleansing like those of the Jewish massacre. Muggle families need to register their particulars and secret agents are always on the run to catch those with "inferior blood". Propaganda is always printed and widely distributed by the Magic Ministry(which fell into the hands of the evil) to further condemn and smear the names of those with non-magical blood.
Totalitarianism and Subversion also ring a bell at points of time. When the ministry is infiltrated by death eaters and Voldermort's team, truth is often distorted, oppressive measures got in place, "dissents" like harry potter has to be captured and "inferior blood" has to be cleansed. Voldermort would remind one of Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin. Dictatorship.
Dolores Umbridge is a conservative education worker and would tweak the education system according to her agenda by hook or by crook and she ends up working with the dark forces. She is a power hungry bitch.
Harry Potter, Ron and Hermoine also have to isolate themselves from the rest to seek the hocruxes in a bid to destroy Lord Voldermort. Loneliness bears the "death" smell too, dont you think?
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Overall the movie is not bad, very theme heavy and matured, unlike the first few books. I like!
The visual effects are good, the pace is mid-fast and culminated in a final exciting battle which leaves craving for the audiences!
The development of the story is also different from the previous books as most of them are set in Hogwarts and this time they have to go on a quest to find the hocruxes in order to destroy Voldermort instead of spending their final year in school.
And walao I caught the movie during thurs morning and the cinema was full of JC students! Liberation from last A level paper perhaps?
Since I'm going to watch harry potter tml...
Drew this 3 years ago when I was 15 years old when I had my own domain. Everything is original except for the cloud and and brushes.
I wanted to be a comic artist back then but I guess I didn't have the resolve. oh well. Watch this space.
I've seen what you make for money, what you do for fame, what you do to make people like you.
What you swallow to ease the pain, what you say out of malice, what you spat out of spit.
None of these will make you happy, not one was done for love.