Sunday, October 25, 2015

our times, best times

after two months of hearing about 我的少女時代 and subsequently obsessively devouring everything relating to it, it finally came to our shores and i caught it in theatres a couple of nights ago (with many other girls and their unsuspecting boyfriends in tow, including mine. good job boys.)

i walked out with a puffy heart, even puffier eyes, and feelings aplenty.

in the grand scheme of things, this isn't truly a sad story, and the goings-on are actually fairly vanilla at best, juvenile at worst. but it struck such a major chord with me and by the end (let's be honest, by the first ten minutes i was already fully drawn in) i was so immersed in the story that every little ebb and flow of the story made my heart soar and sink to an untethered degree.

even when it wasn't meant to be sad. i was crying to the point that j commented at the end of the movie "i kept seeing you cry at different parts of the movie... that weren't sad? why? what? happened? i? don't? get? it? are? you? okay?" i'm paraphrasing. but you get the drift.

i can't quite explain why it made me so emotional (more so than usual at least, which is already untenably so). maybe it was its portrayal of the nuances of teenage relationships, the painfully relatable 林真心, the even more painfully unrealistic(ally wondrous) 徐太宇. or the way the movie easily transported everyone back to their own days of yore, whether it meant you were 17 in the 70s or 90s or 00s, the sentiments mirrored perfectly.

lovely, lovely movie. a hundred thumbs up!

"很久很久以後 我們才知道:


Friday, October 23, 2015

tears for fears

If I should last to see the night
When all my thoughts are old -
I hope the string that holds them tight
Is safe, secure, and bold.  
 I do not want those secret seams
To fray; to free; to breach -
I do not want my dearest dreams
To lie beyond my reach.  
 I do not want the twilight knife
To cut and blind and blur -
I do not want to grasp at life,
And all the things that were. 
For I could ride the end astride,
And face the finish, free -
As long as I'm the same inside.
As long as I'm still me. 

- Poem_for_your_sprog

Saturday, August 29, 2015

sitting waiting wishing

caught inside out last night and while i genuinely adored it, it left me with a sense of melancholy and a greater deal of introspection, which isn't always a good thing when you're emosh and mopey. both of which i've been known to excel at. 

what are your islands? what's lurking in your subconscious? what's your chief emotion? (mine should be pretty obvious.)

i'd like a one way ticket to imagination island, please. 

Monday, August 24, 2015


this is the kind of thing that makes me inordinately happy.

i would love to live a life with cinnamoroll (also, i just found out that it's a puppy, not a bunny as i originally thought so you know, TIL) ears, perpetually perfect eyebrows, a pet my melody and of course, star shaped cotton candy that never melts grossly onto my fingers.

weird hoof-like feet not essential.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

nod your head

"things don't have to be exceptional for them to be good."
- hank green

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

for shame

*blows dust off this place*

hello, my teenage diary! HOW ARE YOU I'M FINE THANK YOU AND YOU???

oh my goodness it has been so long since i've written anything substantial here i am really an embarrassment to my 15 year old self. hey old me, young me is very disappointed in you. very, very disappointed.

i feel like so much has happened in the past year and yet, nothing at all. ah life. ain't you funny.

this is a space filler of a post until i find the gumption in me to upload all the photos i've taken in the non-events and yes-events of my life and then write about it for posterity. old me needs to note stuff down for older me. come on, me. COME ON.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

the answer is



Thursday, June 18, 2015

to hell with you

today, i feel miniscule. and i both want to eternally forget it and always remember it. thanks for the sock in the gut. really, thanks.

Monday, April 27, 2015

it's a t r a p



Monday, April 6, 2015

cue the sun

a couple of times a year, i get the chance to spend extended periods of time with people a lot, a lot younger than me. when this first started, it was just one singular 'a lot'. it's now progressed to strict double 'a lot' category, and will soon move to an infinite amount of 'a lots'.

anyway. i was saying.

i get to hang out with these kids 10-ish years younger than me, and really, they're not kids anymore. i feel like i should be swaddling them and changing their nappies but they're actually fully functioning and cognizant humans with thoughts and feelings and emotions and relationships (oh, the relationships. young love, ya know?) and all that other jazz that 18 year olds experience.

okay again, i've digressed.

so yes, i get to hang out with them for something like 5 days every few months and i've come to the (sad? stark?) realization that i much, much prefer their company to you know, the real world. this doesn't include my inner circle, of course, because we often behave like we're still 16 and especially when we're together but this applies more to... everyone else.

this speaks volumes about me and my maturity, i'm sure. but i believe it speaks more about my innate escapism, something i've always suffered from, something i think i will always afflict me.

as i get older, i find this to be all the more true. i like talking to teenagers because i yearn for that life, and not so much so of youth, but of a life that had simpler issues. i yearn for the problems that plague them, for the comparatively simple things that make them tick, that make them happy.

i've really come to abhor the state of adulthood, of the people that i've met, of the people that i'm meeting, of the people that i've always known but am only now really starting to know.

as it is, i'm fully aware that i live in a suspended version of reality. but as the cracks start to show, all i want to do is run and hide under my toadstool and wait for the dark clouds to pass. as i make like truman and sail closer and closer to the wall of sky, i just want to turn around and paddle back towards safety, even if safety is ignorance.

like i said, escapism. one of my greater afflictions.

i don't know. having to deal with repercussions of other people's stupidity and incompetence is no fucking fun. having to witness persistently vile absurdity is downright shitty. having to watch someone that i hold near and dear drain themselves dry for and because of the people around them makes me ill, ill, ill.

oh adulthood. go away and don't come back.