So it was one of those Saturday nights when I had nowhere to go and decided I’d watch “Black Swan”. There was me, Irish housemate, single English housemate with ballet/dancing background dying to watch “Black Swan”, English couple, one half of which is the woman with the PhD and is published, the other half of which […]Read More Black Swan review : so what was the hype all about again?
So last night, whilst talking to my housemates (a Chinese Canadian guy and a new British Chinese guy – yep, it’s two guys, a gay person and a house) we were talking about homesickness and what whether we have comfort films (like comfort food) that help get us through those dark times. Housemate number 1 […]Read More What’s your comfort film?
Back from a long absence! So I’ve been just reading (speculative fiction anthology edited by Ursula K. Le Guin, book by Terry Pratchett), or hunting for books to read (Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – which was already sold at the bookshop where I normally go to for good bargains. I have […]Read More Retro-review: All Over Me
So back when I was making my master’s thesis on sci-fi and mythology and motifs, I have had to read a lot of Carl Jung for related literature to support my ideas on the correlation between mythology, sci-fi and the collective unconscious. At that time, I enjoyed reading him, but not being a psych major […]Read More I geek out, therefore I do: Jung and Descartes in comic form are much more fun!
There are advantages to being in Africa. One is that it expands your world further. Another is that stereotypes you’ve had, misconceptions you’ve had, expectations you’ve had go completely out of the window, when you come and you realize that the things you’ve read about Africa are not all necessarily true. For another, you may […]Read More Geek discovers: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the dangers of a single story
Got wind of this article at New York Times: AS the Senate awaits the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice, a frank discussion is needed on the proper role of judges in our constitutional system. For 30 years, conservative commentators have persuaded the public that conservative judges apply the law, whereas liberal judges make […]Read More This just in: New York Times Suggests a Fill-in-The-Blank-Constitution..wonder if that would work in the Philippines?!?
So, in the previous post I said that I thought there was a romantic prospect on the horizon. Well, that was a bust! It came and went in the space of a week and thus I must needs go to the “Gospel of Buffy” to find some measure of comfort and truth in Buffy. I […]Read More Buffy Studies 101: All the things I know about break-ups I learned from Buffy
So as I mentioned before, I’ve got so much books at home I’ve got books coming out of my ears. Thus I have been reading like mad, reading my way through all the unread books and continuning with this, I have discovered how interesting Aldous Huxley‘s “Brave New World” is. Since I like books like […]Read More Discovering Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”
Breezed through another day at work with Goethe on my mind. Enjoyed Umberto Eco’s “How to Travel with Salmon” immensely. I agree with the critical review of this book: Eco expertly balances the profound and the profane in a seamless group of really amusing, hilarious, sarcastic essays. Among the essays I enjoyed: 1. How to […]Read More Thursday, Schmursday: Umberto Eco rocks, Goethe rules!
So last year, in search of interesting things to watch and entertain myself with while I was in London, I came across a little-known anime show entitled “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”, which is about a girl who one day, in a fit existential depression, realizes how insignificant she is and how she must change […]Read More DVD Junkie: Found “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” Season 2 (yay!)