what's your mode of transport?
mine is the sun.
when it rises dripping from
the sea when it falls like honey on
the trees when it swallows up
clouds my soul moves with it.
mine is you.
i like fridays, rainy days, proud cats, black & white photographs, children's books, short stories and movies that most people would never see. Music serves me justice on sad days (Adele, The Kooks, Mumford & Sons are gems) and genuine smiles are a must-have.
whoo. my internet's back
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006
- Everybody loves Ernest..
But nobody's quite sure who he REALLY is.
'The Importance of Being Earnest', a screen adaptation of the popular Oscar Wilde's play, is one of the incredibly funniest and wittiest movies i've ever watched. watching it has actually encouraged me to read the full 3 Acts of the actual play myself (totally unheard of for me. especially since i've not at all finished reading the whole of King Lear yet.)
Darn. Why didn't Victor choose to do this play instead of dusky old Shakespere's 'Measure For Measure' for literature?
i mean, it'ld certainly would have liven up classroom discussions- which could currently be politely termed as 'stagnant' under her doubtly 'university'-style of teaching. not that i'm saying it's bad or anything. maybe she'ld be a better private tutor instead.
in my absense from me ol' computer, i've been watching this Korean drama (yes, Korean) on Channel U, eh, loosely translated in English as 'Glass Shoes'. it's your typical drama serial-
the kind where you just wanna poke the heroine's eyes out cos she's just so oh-God-forbid 'blind' that she can't seem to see what's in store for her (usually some terrible fate- in this case, having being taken away from her birth family by accident and her old identity being stolen by this irritating little *beep*)
AND of course having the urge to strangle that extremely malicious and conniving little 'biatch' villain everytime you see her- but despite the fact that it's just so 'drama' (to the point where you think that it can't get any more melodramatic than it already is but then you get proven wrong every single episode), i'm like totally hooked.
i read from somewhere that apparently, this serial actually BEAT that popular 'Winter Sonata' in terms of tv viewership in Korea. so see. i'm not the only one who got addicted. so there.
it also helps that the guys are extremely gorgeous. ahah.
Oh. and i realise that watching Oprah helps.
alright, i've already established that in my earlier entries but this is proof:
There was a recent episode on Child Predators in America who're still on the run from the police and so far, BECAUSE of Oprah's viewers who responded to that one episode, at least FOUR of these molesters were caught (it took the police 2 whole years to track down just one person in that Most Wanted List).
ALSO, she had encouraged millions of letters to be poured into the US government offices, demanding the government to do something about the alarmingly increasing number of human trafficking in the States. In the end, the efforts paid off for President Bush signed a Bill on harsher punishments on human traffickers and at the same time giving a 2nd lease of life for these victims, usually children and women who are driven into slavery and prostitution, providing them with education, shelter, food and other forms of welfare.
(probably no one would read the chunk that i've just written but the main point is that Oprah's rallying cry for public support worked. why no one voted her as the US President is beyond me.)
Anyway, it's just so heartening to know.
Oprah rocks. Whoo. My idol.