ununoriginal: (cape 7!)
i'm like 7.5 hours away from the most impressive thing imo tat i will be doing this year... altho getting my eyes exposed to laser comes a very close second lolz.  but tat one was more of jus lying back and letting the dr do his thing, but this will take determination, perseverance, and an entire jent concert for me to get thru :p  altho technically, i haven't managed to run all 10 km yet, so it will be more of a half-jog-half-walk thing, but still - i reckon the sense of achievement will still be pretty good. 

deciding to actually try this out has been a learning experience for me.  and i've discovered things bt myself tat i haven't b4 - which was pleasantly unexpected, since i've always thot i'm a pretty self-aware person.  my body and i have been communicating better since august LOLZ - and i realised to make it thru long-distance running, it's not jus endurance, which surprisingly isn't wat i lack too much, but also other things, like posture and muscle control, which is all the more important when a blob-for-footprint person like me gets it in her head to undertake such activities.

it's also made me a bit more... flexible in re-evaluating decisions tat i've made?  or maybe... helped me take a more realistic view of the goals and targets i set for myself - it seems like i've learnt all the more to take things a little easier, a little slower: i can't run the full 10 klicks, but i'm truly halfway there, and eventually i'll prob be able to do all of it, but i dun have to rush myself.  sometimes it's also bt the getting there too :)  and when one steps back and takes a larger, longer, big-picture view, isn't the world wonderful with all its possibilities spread out in front of u?

ゆっくりとした時間の中で、今日するべき事をする。これが幸せだとう。 
ununoriginal: (cape 7!)
《海角7号》果然名不虚传 - 看完了神清气爽,让人突然想去海边吹吹那咸咸的海风,看着日出日落,等待彩虹的出现。


范逸臣,《无乐不作
作词:严云农
作曲:范逸臣


当梦的天行者 )

范逸臣,《国境之南》
作词:严云农
作曲:范逸臣
 
当太阳再次回到那飘着雨的国境之南 我会试着把那一年的故事 再接下去说完 )
ununoriginal: (uebo14 - yamapi thinking)
cuz i'm damn bo-liao and i'm having an existential crisis over my further education. i ponder pearl s. buck's 'none who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free', and keep trying to hold off making a decision >_<

流星より、月が好き = me
will fix your computer for food...haha = the sis

カナダとバスケットの為に )
ununoriginal: (cake_at_3_am - jinno!)
once in a while, i really really do feel i'm an awesome sis MWAHAHAHAHA.  a regular catch-up session with my financial planner has morphed into a potential job opportunity for my sis.  he's looking for talent to add to his team - my sis HAS TALENT.  he wants determined, self-driven, money-minded ppl - tat is my sis TO A T.  he's looking for ppl-oriented individuals who like to network - no one is more like tat than the sis.  she wants flexibility in her future work so she can still play ball - the job will be wat she makes of it.  she doesn't want desk work - she doesn't need to work in a cubicle.  she's graduating next year and jus wants A JOB - this is A JOB.  LOLZ.

OMG i am so excited for her, and for my future home and retirement fund *ebil cackling laughter*
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went to sing k with my colleagues yesterdae and it was lotsa fun! the OT section is really 卧虎藏龙, everyone sings so well! :) and the greatest achievement of the day was finally getting to sing '珊瑚海' properly! for once, i have met a guy who can sing jay's part without getting pulled along by me when i'm singing lara's *v-sign*

and when i got home, i came across this on youtube. THE VID of the song i almost always sing, only cuz i always want to see his amazing charisma on stage :)


and then of course, being me, i get carried away. so i found more of his stuff, as well as his supposed final performance on a concert stage - the absolutely incredible, AWESOME, INCOMPARABLE collaboration with 梅艳芳. it's sad, really. it always feels like the best ones are the 1st to go.

颠倒众生吹灰不费 收你做我的迷 )
ununoriginal: (orenji_jusu - shige)
running.  a simple action.  most ppl do it without a 2nd thot... unless they are obese or have heart problems.  for me, running is like opening a pandora's box, the multitude of abnormalities tat pour out seems never-ending :p 

to start off, there's my flat feet, like FLAT FEET.  ppl should not come and tell me they have flat feet until they have seen my blob-like footprints.  yes, i have a blob for a footprint.  which is fine, it's genetics, wat can i do?  but then i start getting knee pain, and my sports physio colleague tells me i can't do impact activities like lindy hop or running cuz of my deviant knee tracking.  basically, my kneecap and 2nd toe can't stay in a straight line when i bend my knees due to my lack of a foot arch.

they suggest some ex and posture correction so i dun get anymore knee pain during running, and it does seem to help.  but then i develop back pain!!!  so todae, another couple of physio colleauges had a look at me.

j: hey, ur back is so flat!  where's your curve?
me: ???
j: u have no curve, omg when u bend, it's like a block.  there's no segmental movement.
me: ...o..kaay...
(another colleague comes by to join the excitement.)
j: have a look at her back!  the l3, l4, l5 sections dun move.  she's so posteriorly tilted.
c: omg yes it's jus like a broken toothpick... tat's so cool!
me: what?
c: yeah!  u're like a broken toothpick! *puts her 2 index fingers together to illustrate*  see, usually ppl's backs can move as a curve cuz of the spinal segments, but urs doesn't, it jus overbends at one spot.  BROKEN TOOTHPICK.
me: ...thanks.
j & c remain in intense academic discussion.  words like 'segmental immobility' and 'control impairment' float over.


so yes, the latest development is tat i am a BROKEN TOOTHPICK WITH A CONTROL IMPAIRMENT.  it is surely a good thing tat my self-esteem is not built on my body image or the integrity of my spine and lower limbs.

ununoriginal: (orenji_jusu - shige)
4 years, even 2 years ago, i reckon no one would have imagined this except in fiction or the far future. but on 4th nov 2008, the future arrived. of course, we still don't noe tat things are going to be different, i dunno if my opinion of the country is going to change, but the possibility is there, and it's tat potential tat makes it exciting. a world lived in hope is always better than one shaded by cynicism and despair.

from npr.org,

though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. )
ununoriginal: (ohkura scream)
note to self: promising ur boss u can finish a 24-hour online course by the end of the month - NOT such a good idea. 

actually it's not that hard, but when u have REAL WORK, and additional journal articles to be read for clinical teaching to junior staff and i brilliantly left tat in SINGAPORE when i'm now in JB, and tat i'm going to on course for 2 days whee! i'm gonna learn bt individual crisis intervention so i can be a peer supporter, me - the person who got told tat she'd tell a whining suicidal to jus JUMP if tat's wat they want haha!, so yes, things are looking a bit packed :p

and then there's still my movies to watch - YES father-daughter bonding over quantum of solace!; tw dramas - grandma-granddaughter bonding over 命中注定我愛你 LOLZ; various jap dramas and variety shows cuz yes, i really really need to keep up on my japanese till i start class again next year hahaha; heaps of books! - i have 6 tat ppl lent me and maybe 60 more of my own :p  fics to read - i am SO BEHIND it's very sad...

and then u have nites out for dinner and catching up to do and KARAOKE to sing - very exciting cuz i have actually been listening to 93.3 recently and i NOE SOME NEW SONGS, i am slightly current lolz.

and technically, i'm still supposed to be training for my 10 km run next month, even tho i've been cautioned by my physio colleagues it might be better to stop since it's been giving me all sorts of back and knee problems.  still... i already paid for the registration and bought shoes and all... i have to try aniwae - the 1st and last long-distance run of my life :p

so where, WHERE am i going to squeeze out 24 hours to do another online course???  solution: i shall finish it all in one weekend!

伝説の無責任ヒーロだから。  LOLZ.
ununoriginal: (angelsdeparted - kat-tun love)
i have a jap test, actually THE final jap test for my course tml, so wat do i do to prepare for it?  watch ueda on SCP, of course, LOLZ.  horribly irresponsible and undisciplined as tat sounds, it's actually a pretty decent gauge of how far i've come in learning the language :)  half a year ago, i was probably jus staring at the clip, picking out individual verbs or nouns but pretty much unable to assign a coherent meaning to them.  but now, tho it's still slow and i have to repeat it a couple of times, i get it now, i really get it now ^_^ 

when i'm finally laughing along with them cuz they're saying something funny, instead of scratching my head wondering wtf was the joke, i noe tat all the time and $$ i spent so did not go to waste :)
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the subbed version of 「流星の絆」 is STILL downloading, and doesn't look to be ready till tml, so in the meantime, i entertained myself with 「 ブラッディ・マンデイ 」, starring miura haruma, which i have great affection for ever since gokusen 3 ^___^ flailing over nino+ryo aside, i was VERY EXCITED to learn tat haruma got his own drama as well, and also, i seriously love hacker plotlines.

since the drama is supposedly based on something very similar to '24', i guess ppl who've watched '24' might not find it so novel, but since i've never watched a single episode of '24' in my life, i was very impressed with the way it was filmed and the urgency permeating it - when they said the pace of the show would be 1.5 times tat of a normal drama, they so definitely meant it. i am still reeling from its effects. and also from getting to see haruma's pretty face for the past 1 hr and 35 min :p

i like, i LIKE very much :) also, the theme song, the band singing it, and their new single are pretty awesome ♥


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so there are like a million dramas i've d/l sitting on my hard drive and the backlog could keep me stuck on a couch for a couple months straight, but the 1st thing i do is watch 「ありがとう、オカン」. oh, subaru, it seems like i so haven't gotten over u yet.

so i don't noe if it's cuz of the flu meds, or tat i miss the place, or if the show was really tat touching, but i was bawling, BAWLING my eyes out the entire 90 min of the show. like, seriously. it couldn't have been worse if i was pregnant and hormonally-fluctuating. i've always been a sucker for parent-child shows tho, and i guess as i get older, i become better able to see things from my parents' pov.

osaka on my mind )

ununoriginal: (ohkura rock star)
back in the halcyon days of my j-rock craze, enka was something for old ppl, something totally out of my realm of experience.  it wasn't tat it was bad, jus something i completely din't relate to.  even until recently, my definition of enka was something from the time of my parents.  then kanjani8 came along with their modern enka, and i was hooked.  a website i came across defined enka as 'songs of sweet resignation - resignation has to be sweet for it to be endurable', and it suddenly made a lot of sense.

cuz as one gets older, one ends up against various inexorable truths of life.  when one leaves home, leaves school, enters society, starts work, many of the illusions one has bt life and what it has to offer get gradually stripped away.  it doesn't mean u lose ur dreams, jus tat they become more shaped by the harsh realities of adulthood.  yet, in spite of all these disappointments, despite all those days when all u wanna do is curl up in a ball and never leave ur room, u still have to put on ur game face and brave the world out there.  and altho at the beginning of the day, u think it's impossible, tat u'll never make it - somehow, somehow, u always make it to the end of the day.  and so many of my fav eito's songs are all about tat, about not giving up in the face of uncertainty and adversity, about how it's alrite to break down at times, about the importance of the loved ones around u and how u support each other, about jus moving forward, about having faith tat u'll find a way, somehow.


無責任ヒーロー
作詞:上中丈弥(THEイナズマ戦隊)
作曲:馬飼野康二

まかせておくれよ 何とかなるさ )
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haven't done one of these in AGES :)



You are Justice

Equity, rightness, probity, executive; triumph of the observing side in law.

Justice is about cold, objective balance through reason or natural force. You can't keep smoking and drinking without consequences to your health. It is the card that advises cutting out waste and insists that you make adjustments, do whatever is necessary to bring things back into balance, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually. It is a card of balance and harmony; if there is imbalance, the correction may
require recourse to the law.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


ununoriginal: (ohkura scream)
even tho i like to stay in my own imaginary universes, the real world still comes knocking at my door sometimes.  so, even tho i have never liked economics or finance, the world is telling me to learn


The fundamentals of the sub-prime crisis
India Business Line Daily
18th Aug 2007

Read more... )
ununoriginal: (ohkura scream)
ugh.  2nd hand smoke is slowly killing me.  UGH.
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something utterly incredible things about clear vision:

1) i can see the time first thing in the morning.

2) i can see the fine lines and cracks along the tiles on the bathroom wall.

3) i can see the tiny little patterns painted on my toe nails.

4) i can pick up itty-bitty pieces of fallen white plastic from the while marble tiled floor

5) i can clearly see how i look in shades.
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this is a momentous day.  president hu jintao is now announcing the opening of the 2008 beijing olympics.  there has never been another moment when i have been prouder of calling myself 龙的传人.  the opening ceremony is beyond anything i've ever seen.  张艺谋 is great, china is great.  somehow on a day like this, one can really believe in the good of humanity, even if it's jus for a moment.

and best of all, i am watching it with clear, lasik'd eyes.  it is a new day, and i am seeing everything with sight reborn.

soon the olympic torch will enter, and it will be perfect.
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somehow i got shige's latest myojo essay scan and tried reading it and i REALISED I KNEW WHAT HE WAS WRITING ABOUT.  it's like reaching a mini-pinnacle in my quest to learn japanese.  我砸下去的钱都不枉费了! ^__^ 
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more and more i believe in each book in its own time.  i bought 'villa incognito' by tom robbins at least half a year ago, but never felt like reading it until recently, and days after that, i was in cambodia, not far from the region where the novel is set.  so here's a bit from the quirky little book for me to remember it by:


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this morning was a comedy of errors the less said about the better, and the following workday wasn't tat fantastic either.  but things definitely picked up after tat. 

watched wanted, which was mainly cuz of the trailer where angelina jolie languidly contorts her body to dodge oncoming trailers and underground tunnels, and also, the curving bullets :p  now it's my fav movie of the year!  it's not the most intellectual movie, nor deep, nor does it really tug at ur heartstrings, but man, does it cater to one's destructive id.  for destressing, fantasing about telling the boss to fuck off, whacking tat irritating colleague, and getting ur own back for every slight tat was ever done to u, this movie does WONDERS to the repressed and resentful soul.

plus the scene where james mcavoy (and god is he cute in tat nerdy peter parker fashion) crashes the textile factory is the coolest thing since neo and trinity did it (i mean the shoot-out) in 'the matrix'. it goes without saying tat angelina jolie was a GODDESS - for her, i would really swing the other way.  the other movie this one reminds me of is 'fight club', with its similar fuck-the-drudgery-of-this-mindless-life theme, and its ideas of taking control back,  a really nice fantasy to destress to ^___^

then i came back home to find tat the lift upgrading at my block is finally complete!  i can now take the lift all the way to my floor!!  tat was actually the most exciting part of my evening, lolz, trying out the new lift.   today, i finally bid farewell to over 2 years of climbing up and down stairs and traversing the long corridors past other ppl's abodes.

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