Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"The 10 Reasons Why No One Knows What They’re Doing in Their 20s" - thoughts

"The 10 Reasons Why No One Knows What They’re Doing in Their 20s"

I stumbled upon this article/blogpost on my facebook timeline, and having nothing to do with my time at that moment, I decided to just give it a read. I didn't think it would be a very long post until I quickly scrolled all the way down just to check how much time it would consume to read the post.

Although the website is mainly targeted at men, I believe this post in particular can be learned and applied by women as well. (I say men and women because, come on, you're in your twenties, not your tweens.)

As I read through the whole article, it made me think of what I'm actually doing with my one life.  I've been living my life, in the same way, every single day and thinking to myself: "Isn't there much more than this?"

Especially since it's freaking SUMMER BREAK, and having less than a month (29 days in fact) left before I go overseas to continue my studies, I should be doing a lot MORE than just working part time, surfing the net, sleeping, etc.

I should be living it out! I should be doing different things! I should be spending precious time with friends and family! But... it's not like I actually have complete freedom to do whatever I please; I have to consider the plans my parents and family have made, above all things, because family comes first right? Because of this, I've had to hold off/post phone/cancel some appointments made with friends. It's no fuss really if it's just once, or twice at the most. But when the same plan keeps getting canceled because of other arrangements or circumstances, it can really make a person mad and frustrated. It's as if the world is saying "NO."

Due to this, I'm trying to not plan so far ahead into the near future (not not planning 10 years ahead). I try to take things as they come, I try to not expect, I try to let go. Even with all that advanced, detailed planning, if the circumstances do not allow those plans to take place, what is the point anyway? However, in my opinion, general planning wouldn't hurt anyone.

This is just a quick summary of me ranting my thoughts on such matters.

I have set a short term goal to give my own personal thoughts and opinions on each segment of the article; one post a day. I pray to God I'll stick to it and not let it die a horrible, writer's block death.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Quick Rant Post

Just to quickly say something before I forget.

I know how I get over things really quickly; problems, bad days, bad experiences, people, games, celebrities. When I meant 'get over', I meant like not getting super excited and going all "OMG" all the time. Guess I'm habitualised to them, I suppose. It's quite irritating (to me sometimes and especially my boyfriend) that this happens so frequently. I can't help it, I get bored easily!

Of course if that particular person, object, game, etc can hold my interest till the very end like say, the Kingdom Hearts series, Okami (these are the only two games I finished on PS2 out of all that I own) Mass Effect 2 and 3 and COD: MW3, then yay!

But most of the time, I don't finish my games; Dishonored, Assassin's Creed 2 Brotherhood, Assassins Creed 3, Far Cry 3, The Last Remnant, Persona 4, Bully (exception; cause it's so awesome I didn't want it to end), etc.

For people, I suppose my theory is that if I'm exposed to them for too long; especially celebrities and characters I get, well, over them. For example, Thane Krios from Mass Effect 2; I was obsessed with that character for months until I finished ME3. Months after that, I slowly found myself loosing that passion I felt for that character from when I first started the game. So there.

And so my other theory to over come that (with people) is to not get so deeply involved; to not constantly google their faces everyday. Of course I run the risk of loosing interest completely if I refuse to be have anything to do with whatever that involves them said people/characters.

Plus I'm so absolutely afraid of loosing interest. Is it because it's not.. normal? Then again I've not really considered myself normal... So does that mean it's normal for me?

HAHA ignore my ranting. But I sometimes wonder if there are others who feel the same way?

Monday, March 4, 2013

Rurouni Kenshin (2012) review? + some ramblings

Just watched Rurouni Kenshin in the cinema the other day and I've got to say it was fantastic. I watched the film prior to that on my laptop, and I told myself that I must watch it on the big screen (which I did).

I thought Sato Takeru did a really good job portraying Himura Kenshin; the moves, the speaking style, the character itself seemed to have come to life on screen!

The rest of the cast was well picked for their characters too. And according to my housemate, the live adaptation was really accurate to the anime, including some of the sets and battle scenes! How awesome is that? I can't really remember much because the last I time I watched the show was about 11 years ago?

Anyway the story line was good over all, and the fighting scenes were really fresh. Fresh in a way where it wasn't all 'jibaboom' (explosions) and stuff. There's gore (for those who like seeing blood splayed everywhere) and there's really awesome swordplay!

and good Lord Sato Takeru is.... /giggles/

I was searching through my whole blog for this one particular post I did on Samurai X two years ago (here) to sort of reference this post (?) and while doing that I had to look through almost all of my posts. I've got to say, I was quite... rebellious? I mean while reading my old posts consisting mostly about me ranting about how horrible my life was; blablabla (teenage drama!) I thought to myself "wow I sound so spoiled". HAHAHA. Anyway, I have also come to realise that a majority of the pictures uploaded here on blogger are freaking GONE. What the freaking hell? Where the heck are my pictures?!

Yep. and that's all for tonight! Planning to head to the gym tomorrow morning. Hopefully it's not a 'all talk and no action' thing :S

Monday, January 21, 2013

SHERLOCK's Unaired pilot

Well. I just watched A Study in Pink; the un-aired version and well I've got to say, they made the right choice when they decided to re-film it again.

Sherlock appears to look much younger in appearance than in the canon episodes. His hair is a lighter shade of brown instead of black, less curly and slightly longer at the back, also. He wears jeans instead of slacks which makes him again, appear younger, almost amateur-like.

His personality, I would say is not as cold and calculating as the current Sherlock; doesn't speak as fast too. Sherlock was not expressed as well as compared to the revised episode. Here he seemed to be slightly sloppy, almost soft even. His cognitive skills were not shown as much as in the revised version where for example in the canon episode, Sherlock actually spoke aloud which route the taxi driver would take and what he would pass by or go through such as traffic lights and no entry roads.

I didn't quite like the cinematography used in the episode; a lot of medium close ups. I didn't get to see much of what was going on as compared to the canon episode 01, where a majority of the shots used were long shots. The medium close up shots kind of made me feel compressed and restricted. But, the extreme close ups of Benedict's eyes and other features of his face; oh I quite liked that.

Over all I loved the canon episode 01, and not quite so on the un-aired pilot. Though, it was a good head start on to the series as it helped to set the basic plot for the series, but the revised version definitely got the ball rolling.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Behold, a new fandom in my routine life.

I've just recently entered the wonderful Sherlock fandom and I have to say, 'I have absolutely no regrets'. Well, except that I regretted entering it quite late (2 years late in fact). 

It was evening and I was on a train back to my hometown after completing my exam and submitting my assignments in university. Sherlock Holmes (the movie) had just started playing silently with subtitles on a small screen just a few seats in front of me. I already had my laptop out; thinking of watching a random movie on my hard drive to pass the two and a half hours journey home. Well, I didn't know Sherlock Holmes was playing at first; so there I was, trying to identify the movie. I sort of had a hunch it was Sherlock Holmes, but I wasn't sure as I had not seen it before. 

Anyway, the train was already moving through the city and making its way out of it. About twenty to half an hour into the journey, the train made a stop at one of the small towns and literally just stopped; with its engines switched off, and since the engine was turned off, the screen went black as well. I literally rolled my eyes as my entertainment was cut short and proceeded to take out my laptop again (I kept it as I was engrossed with the movie on the little screen). Then I remembered that a friend had so kindly transferred two seasons of BBC's SHERLOCK into my external hard drive while transferring other files. 

Hence, commenced my 'fangirling' for SHERLOCK. 'A Study in Pink' was a fantastic experience. I watched; awestruck, as Sherlock explained how he knew so much about John's life just from the way he walked, stood, talked, and his cell phone. It was brilliant, and from that point on, I knew, that I had to share it with my friends. I knew (just) a few who were Doctor Who fans and even less of SHERLOCK fans (I might not be sure. They may be hiding underground from society for all I know). 

I was a little disappointed when I found out that there were only three episodes per season; and there were only two seasons. I was devastated. I wanted more. And so I googled about the series and to my absolute glee; there was going to be a season three! I was ecstatic. 

Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John (Martin Freeman)
I just finished season one by myself and had watched two episodes of season one with my dad (yes, he has succumbed to the intellectual, witty, awesomeness that is SHERLOCK as well) and I have to say, every episode is such an adventure. I've never had such a crazed fanatic over live drama series as I've only ever been engrossed over Japanese anime, so this is something completely new to me. I have tried warming up to Bigbang Theory and How I Met Your Mother, but all attempts had had me switching off the tele and going on to the internet instead. But SHERLOCK had retained my interest for the past three episodes and I am sure, it will; is going to continue for the next two seasons.

The wit and dry humour isn't the only thing I looked forward to when watching the show, Benedict Cumberbatch has proven to be [almost] perfect for the role of Sherlock. He has that crazed, eccentricity that radiates off of him when he solves a case, and that; in my opinion pulls the audience deeper into the fandom. Of course, how can one not adore his profile?

However, many would beg to differ on my opinion of Benedict. Some would say he's not all that great, or that good looking but who cares? He's fantastic!