Category Archives: books

Stranger than Fan Fiction

Fascinating read but heartbreaking. Finished in 4 days thought my vacation. 

Very meta.  Felt sad that after voting my fingers till they are sore for the People Choice Award, only brought jealousy and punishment for him. Hope that this was not the end of his career.  

2017 Books

March : Stranger than Fan Fiction, Hello, I am Joseph Schooling

Apr : 如果有,還未找到

May : 红缎荷包

Jun : Crazy Rich Asians, Super Food : Lemon,微積分

Jul : 阿修羅,第九元素

Aug : The Land of Stories 6

Feb

不知不覺就過了二月立春,過了人生的第x的十年。

比別人慢了好幾年,才看完巾幗梟雄。雖然站在四奶奶與柴九這邊,但實在覺得謝雪心把大奶奶演得絲絲入扣。謝雪心和熬嘉年的母子實在演得太好了。我老是注意旁邊的綠葉多過主角,就像我愛吃窩邊菜一樣。

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最近老是頭痛,不知怎麼辦。

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Just read an article of a book titled Crazy Rich Asian, written by Kevin Kwan, a descendant of  an OCBC banker.  Background of the story is set in Singapore, about very rich people. The book is a bestseller and is going to be made into a movie. I might borrow the book from the library. Not incline to buy book at the moment, mainly no space.  Besides, I have reservation contributing money if the book portrays a negative image of Singapore. The Singapore I grew up in is a country where most people work for a honest and humble living.  I might be wrong and ended up loving the book. 

 I first heard about Crazy Rich Asian from Ryan Higa’s Twitter asking Asian to audition for roles.  I didn’t pay much attention to it then because I have very little interest in the life of Asian American, filthy rich or dirt poor. In fact, I am put off that people from various ethnic group and various culture of the Asia continent is pigeonholed into a group called Asian in USA. Chinese, Japanese, Korean are different. Philipinos, Indonesian are different. Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani are different.  

Anyway, hope that the book is good and the movie is successful. For a start, I respect that the movie make a stand by not whitewashing the roles. 

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I want to start jogging again. 

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1st Post of 2017

It is already 15 Jan 2017.

I want to be healthy and happy.

Keep walking 10, 000 steps per day.

Strech.

Chinese New Year is coming and this year, my spring cleaning will be half measures because of my injury. Did throw away lots of stuff. There were some bags that I never use for years, and all the shoeboxes that took up space. 

Need to restrain from buying books because I have many unread books. 

Watched Stranger Things and the show was good. Waiting for Season 2. 

Watching Sherlock but it was a bit tedious. I can’t concentrate for more than an hour. 

八時入席 is over. Watched because of 陳國邦 but the show seemed to be focusing on 十仔。Okay with the younger actors but 心裡有點不是味道。

My passion with Pokemon Go is winding down because I just have no luck with hatching eggs – I seldom hatch any rare Pokemon and still lacking 5 Gen 2. If it is based on legwork, I can walk to catch. The current Gen 2 Pokemon are based on eggs and the game just reminded me how luckless I am. 

Before my back injury is fully recovered, I have flu 😒. I want to be healthy. 

Need to find something interesting to focus so that I do not frustrated over work easily. 

Update

Bought The Land of Stories but have not read it yet. So many distractions –

太陽的後裔 – finally watched the show. Beautiful scenery. It is a nationalistic show wrapped in a romance story. 

Piano tiles 2 – trying to get free songs every night

Work – getting busy again

八時入席 – daily show to distress

Pokemon Go ! – walked a lot, which is ok because I have been taking 10k steps most days. But soles have been aching for several months.  Really enjoying catching the different pokemon. 

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Bought Mayday’s 自傳 and realised no Chinese titles. 動物派對during cheered me up on the way to work. 

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Too many mass shootings / terrorist attacks in Nice, Paris, Munich, Japan and US. 

美人魚

簡單的故事,簡單的感動。

故事總是淡淡的喜樂,淡淡的哀傷。主角永遠期待著真摯的情感。

無敵是寂寞的,是周星馳的心境吧….雖已富貴,但少年時代的貧困刻骨銘心。一碗叉燒飯,一隻檢回來的雞翅膀,是人間美味。

周星馳戲裡的小人物從來沒被忽略,都有發揮的空間。他總是提拔不起眼的人物,所以我不信他是個唯利是圖的人。

記得多年前讀過的倪匡小說,說美麗的女特務厭惡了人類,把自己改造成極醜的海洋生物,在海底唱著快樂的歌。但海洋已經被人類破壞,已經逃無可逃了…..

除非你是火星人,能逃出這又危險又瘋狂的地球。

The History of Mr Polly

During Secondary 4, The History of Mr Polly was one of the study books for literature. 

At the age of 16, this was such a dry, unexciting, humourless, unadventurous book with dislikable and boring characters.  Especially compared to To Kill A Mocking Bird, which I studied in Secondary 3.  To Kill A Mocking Bird was such a powerful book with an epic theme on race, class, injustice etc. 

I grew up identifying with Scout, aspiring to be Atticus but ended up being Mr Polly. All I want is to escape, turn my back on the life I am living now and never return.