“Starch was viscous and gluey, it thickened the washing-water like gruel. I suppose it was a kind of gruel , if you think of it. […] Starch was slippery and reminded all of us of substances we didn’t like to think of - bodily fluid and products - though in fact, it is an innocent, clean, vegetable thing, unlike soap, which is compressed mutton fat, however perfumed.”—
- Raw Material, Little Black Book of Stories, A.S. Byatt
One quick look at the content advisory on its IMDB page...
So now I’m not looking forward to watching The Departed at all. But I have to watch it, I can’t do a paper on it otherwise. And I generally oppose reading synopses online. Ugh.
I did like Infernal Affairs a lot, and one reason is that it is quite tame compared to most crime thriller movies out there. Even though they sometimes take lingering shots of dead people with the blood clearly visible. Ugh.
I told my brother to watch it with me so that I’d have someone who would describe to me what’s happening at particularly violent scenes while my eyes are closed, and then tell me when the scene is over. But then I realized that he really cannot be trusted with this type of thing. Too many times he has told me that it’s okay to open my eyes, when in fact the camera was zooming in to a bloody corpse just as I decide to believe him. Ugh.
Fine, I’m gonna go watch it now. Time’s running out.
After finishing 2/3 of Infernal Affairs on YouTube, I have this unpleasant feeling that my BC prof won’t be too happy with our choice of movie. The plot is interestingly convoluted, it is wonderfully subtle, and it has subtitles. Definitely looks like something she won’t be able to appreciate.
I sure hope that doesn’t translate to a 5 on our paper.
It's like a fish writing a novel about breathing on land.
Currently pondering one of the biggest mysteries in my life right now. It manifested itself in my Facebook news feed a few minutes ago. ARE THEY FREAKING SERIOUS. HAHA. So this is how it feels like, wanting to laugh my tonsils out and punch something really hard at the same time.
But the real mystery, I guess, is why I am spending my time pondering on impossibilities when there are four chapters of economics I have yet to read for a Sunday exam.
Also, it’s sad when you have an entire minute to think of a wish as soon as the clock ticks 11:11, but before you know it, it’s 11:12.
“Nostalgia - it’s delicate, but potent. Teddy told me that in Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound.” It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. It let’s us travel the way a child travels - around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.”—
“Communication. It’s the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking, the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or how to ask for what we really need.”—Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy (via quote-book)
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions” ~”—Rainer Maria Rilke (via dailyinspiredthoughts)
Compartmentalize your life, while still being yourself. Kung sabaw ka sa social life mo, eh awa ng Diyos wag kang sabaw pag acads mode na. If your diligence and seriousness is intense to the point of ruthlessness when it comes to acads, that attitude has very little place in dinners out with your high school barkada. Kung mataray ka sa mga nakababatang kapatid mo pag di sila nakikinig sayo, wag mong tarayan ang ibang tao dahil lang napipikon ka sa kanila. Kung isipin ng mga tao magulo ka, o di ka totoo, o wala kang personality, o schizo ka, eh ano naman? Kung isipin ng mga tao na sabaw ka lang, o ruthless ka lang, o mataray ka lang, kasi yun lang nakikita nila, eh ano naman? Learn to discern. Know your roles. All the world’s a stage.
Life is so much more than the sum of its parts.
Sa nagturo sakin nito, thank you. It might have been one of the most painful moments of my life, but even then, I knew I wasn’t gonna leave that room without learning anything meaningful.
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his “inferiors”, not his “equals”.”—~J.K. Rowling, “Padfoot Returns,” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2000, spoken by the character Sirius Black (quotation marks mine)