Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tell me where to draw the line.

Currently reading a philosophical book regarding men's struggle between good and evil.

I am reading this because just a few short weeks ago I was thinking about the very issue this book is discussing.
That perhaps in actual fact, no man is resistant to temptation, and the key is mainly the building of circumstances surrounding the said man.
What if the core of every human is evil?
That in spite of 孔子's claim on  人之初,性本善, men are essentially evil to begin with, but as they progress along their lives, the teachings are what mold them to be good?
Does that mean without the teachings and proper guidance, men are likely to be evil?
That the ancient Greek rules of the Natural Law does not exist?
Does that mean that all humans are born barbaric?

And here are a few of my favorite quotes from this book.
  • Whenever you want to achieve something in life, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what is it that you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
  • Two kinds of idiots. Those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat.
  • The story of one man is the story of all men.
  • Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.
  • Rich men never waste a penny, only poor people do that.
  • Man needs what's worst in him in order to achieve what's best in him.

I have a habit of scribbling down quotes from books on yellow post-its, and proceed to molest my bedroom wall with them haha! I am not perfect and more often than not, I do find myself straying from the good. They serve as a reminder and a guideline of how I should live my life, the important things I should focus on.

And this book has given birth to a lot more yellow post-its on my wall. I really like this book. :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

20 facts about me:

1.     I have a loud sneeze. And by loud I mean manly.
2.     Subconsciously I narrate my everyday life inside my brain. In third person. With a British accent.
3.     I eat a lot. I mentally prepare myself to suffer from a cardiac arrest any second, and with the amount of Mcdonalds I eat, it really will come as no surprise.
4.     My all time favorite chick flick is How to Lose A Guy in Ten Days.
5.     James McAvoy is my new Patrick Dempsey. I love him in almost every movie I see him in, except for Wanted, where he depicted himself as American. Not that I have anything against Americans but I am a hopeless sucker for his refined English/Scottish accent in movies like Becoming Jane, Atonement etc. 

Let me touch you before I die please.
I need to do something about my non-existent sex life.
6.     When I am nervous I talk a lot. When I am drunk I talk even more.
7.     I am a dreamer. I have a wedding playlist, and my wedding gown picked out, even though I do not even have a boyfriend. Which is fine until it comes to picturing my (future) baby’s face. That's when it gets a little bit tricky. YES I AM CREEPY THAT WAY.
8.     I neglect my phone. I get shit from my friends for this.
9.     I can be a pushover. I also get shit from my friends for this. :’)
10. As of this second my playlist is playing Feels like Home, the Chantal Krevizuk version. I will take all the time in the world to find that special someone worth dedicating this song to. Don't rush me!
11. I used to have a picture of Brian Littrel (yes yes Backstreet Boys) in my wallet. Next to a passport photo of myself. But in all fairness I was in Primary Four.
12. I am very emotional. I am terrible with goodbyes. So much so that sometimes I just skip them.
13.I love scrapbooking. Artsy fartsy stuff. Doodling, sketching and the occasional painting.
14.I am incredible when it comes to discovering non-obvious gay men. It’s uncanny. Almost as though I have a gay alarm in my system that goes BEEP BEEP BEEP whenever a gay man is within a 2 metre radius.
15. I cannot imagine a day of my life without music. But I can do so without my phone.
16. At the moment my favourite authors are Paulo Coelho and Nick Hornby.
17. I love colours.
18. It is easy to tell when my heart/mind is in a mess; because my room will be in one too. Then in an oddly therapeutic process, I will clean up every bit of my room and arrange everything in a certain order.
19. Writing is a passion, not necessarily for an audience. I love writing for my own leisure and relaxation. Which explains this blog that only very few of my friends know about. People I keep very close to my heart, people whom I know will never judge.
20. I’d very much like to learn tap dancing one day.