January 31, 2010
Seth: Why do people cry?
Maggie: Well… umm… tear ducts operate on a normal basis to lubricate and protect the eye and when you have an emotion they overreact and create tears.
Seth: Why? Why do they overreact?
Maggie: [pause] I don’t know.
Seth: Maybe… maybe emotion becomes so intense your body just can’t contain it. Your mind and your feelings become too powerful, and your body weeps.
[City of Angels, 1998]
I cannot cry in public. I have this theory about the amount of tears one can cry in public, and I have exhausted mine long ago. My primary school teachers and friends are witnesses to that.
And sometimes, I’d watch a sad movie, and cry, and I’d feel this burden lifted from my chest.
Yeah, weird, but whatever works, eh?
My top choices?
2. Endless Love (Korean drama),
3. My Sister’s Keeper,
4. The Notebook,
5. A Walk To Remember,
6. My Girl,
8. Romeo + Juliet,
9. Beyond Borders,
… and of course,
10. City of Angels.
Yeah, and I’m not alone on the whole felt-upset?-watch-a-sad-movie-and-cry-your-heart-out routine. This girl actually posted a question in http://www.answers.yahoo.com:
Any good suggestions for sad movies?so I know this sounds super depressive but when I’m upset or feeling down I like to watch sad movies that make me cry cause then I can cry at other situations besides my own. I guess it’s a sort of therapy for me. My boyfriend is in the navy and I get to see him about every 3 or 4 months so I end up getting upset a lot. I’ve been watching the same movies over and over thoug so any suggestions of sad movies for me??
January 26, 2010
Gilmore Girls’ 1st season finale (Love, Daisies, and Troubadours):
MAX: We can’t keep getting this close just to have something completely derail us again. And frankly there’s only one thing I can think of that could solve it.
LORELAI: Break up.
LORELAI: Well, I’m not interested in a murder-suicide kind of thing. .
MAX: We should get married.
LORELAI: Give me a clue as to whether you’re kidding or not.
MAX: I am not kidding.
LORELAI: Good clue.
MAX: What do you say?
LORELAI: Nothing. Max, you did not just propose to me.
MAX: Yes I did.
LORELAI: No. A proposal had to be something more than the desperate desire to end a bickering match.
MAX: It was more than that.
LORELAI: No, it has to be planned. It should be magical. There should be music playing and romantic lighting and a subtle buildup to the popping of the big question. There should be a thousand yellow daisies and candles and a horse and I don’t know what the horse is doing there unless you’re riding it, which seems a little over the top, but it should be more than this.
MAX: You’re right.
LORELAI: I am right.
MAX: I’m sorry.
LORELAI: It’s okay.
[Lorelai comes through the door]
KIRK: That’s not what I was saying before.
MICHEL: It is a little variation that will still lead to a punch on the nose.
[Michel and Kirk come through the door]
MICHEL: Daisies no less. As if I would order these pitiful little things. Foul things, these daisies. And just a notch up from weeds. And look how many. I mean, there must be at least. . .
LORELAI: A thousand of them. A thousand yellow daisies.
[Pan around inn’s lobby, which is filled with daisies. Lorelai walks into the middle and them and looks around.]
KIRK: That’s right. There’s exactly a thousand of them. The order states that there is to be exactly 1000. Not 1001, not 999, but 1000. You ask for 1000, I bring 1000. I don’t question the orders. I merely fill them.
[Lorelai sits down on a table in the middle of all the daisies, pulls out her cell phone and calls Max.]
MAX: I couldn’t find a horse.
LORELAI: You didn’t have to.
MAX: Don’t say anything, okay, please. You were right last night. I shouldn’t have proposed to you like that. It was stupid. It was the wrong place, and the wrong time, and I kicked myself the entire night for doing it. But you were wrong about something too. I didn’t propose to you because we were fighting. I proposed because I love you. We’re in a bad pattern Lorelai and we have to break it. And other than that murder suicide thing you were talking about, which would be illegal and messy, I can only think to be impetuous.
MAX: No, listen, I woke up this morning and I realized that I have studied and talked a great literature all my life and those stories are replete with characters that let opportunities slip by. But what I teach is more than just literature, its lessons in life. And if I don’t follow the tenants of those lessons, I’m not the man I thought I was. The man I want to be.
LORELAI: God, you talk so good.
MAX: I don’t want an answer now. I’ve thought about this. I want you to do the same. I love you Lorelai Gilmore. And I know this to be true. I’ll talk to you later. [They both hang up]
[Lorelai looks around at the daisies]
LORELAI: Oh my . . .
Yes, exactly. Oh my… ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
January 25, 2010
I was some sort of celebrity once.
That was really an exaggeration.
A local newspaper wanted to interview me after I was named Miss Universe won a bronze medal in Chemistry Olympiad.
The questions was really standard, like “Who is the person who supported you thoroughout everything?” (Duh??!! You can never answer this one wrong. Parents, teachers, family…and if you feel like it, add friends. LOL)
Then came an unexpected question:
“Who is your favorite chemist of all time and why?”
It really got me thinking. I could’ve said Dalton, but I don’t even remember Dalton’s Law. I could’ve said Marie Curie for discovering radioactivity, but it would be really common. So I remember one of my friend’s favorite character, and said it: (yeah, so I plagiarized)
For his works in quantum mechanics.
Except that he turned out to be a physicist. x___x
Heisenberg is best known for his uncertainty principles in quantum theory. And his first name is Werner.
At least nobody reads that paper anyway.
*Sadly, this is a true story*
January 24, 2010
Is Go Girl’s logo.
And what is a Go Girl, you might ask?
Simply put, GoGirl is the way to stand up to crowded, disgusting, distant or non-existent bathrooms. It’s a female urination device (sometimes called a FUD) that allows you to pee while standing up. It’s neat. It’s discreet. It’s hygienic.
So…now girls can actually pee standing up, and not have to withstand the disgustingly dirty public bathrooms. The question remains…would you use it?
January 20, 2010
Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should Dance.
Read it and liked it instantly.
January 16, 2010
1. The classic fairytale
I mean, do you really think that the story of the born-pretty-had-a-happy-childhood-then-her-father-died-and-she’s-left-in-the-hands-of-her-cruel-stepmother-and-was put-to-work-and-cry-in-the-night-and-had-mice-as-friends-even-though-that’s-not-sanitary-and-she-had-to-wait-for-Prince-Charming-to-save-her-and-even-need-fairy-godmother-to-go-to-a-stupid-ball Cinderella?
Tell her about the Cinderella who, despite how she looks, strives for the things she wanted in life and worked really hard and got them, which includes Prince Charming. Or screw the prince. She can get another man with more backbone; for all we know, Charming might have one hell of a smile, too much gel in his hair, a too-chauvinistic attitude, and no brains at all.
Tell her that Cinderella decided she’d had it all, left home, opened a circus with her rodent friends, got really rich, and married a gentleman who loves her and asks her for her hand even though she was an orphan with a circus.
Or she could marry a sword-swallower named Gregory the Great and have 12 kids.
Instead of the Rapunzel who waited all day long in her tower, waiting for a knight in shining armor to save her, tell her about the Rapunzel who shoved the witch off the window, tied the end of her hair to the window-pane and climb down the tower using her hair, then cutting that famous hair short. And then taking over the empire and became the first known female ruler instead of Elizabeth.
Instead of- well, you got the point.
The moral story might be nice, you know, about good conquering evil and whatnot. But the question is…or questions:
“What if the girl developed the Cinderella syndrome? Just wait until that one man comes, preferably handsome and rich, who would swept her off her feet and marries her and they’ll live happily ever after?”
“What if the girl believes so very in love at the first sight, that she marries some handsome dude with borderline personality disorder with a side of schizophrenia named Gavin after they danced once, just because Cinderella and Charming danced and fell in love?”
“What if the girl’s not pretty?”
Will she be bulimic or anorexic and have facial reconstruction? Because every Cinderella, every Rapunzel, every Aurora, none of them is ugly or even average-looking. They’re the classic beauty, and one of the many reasons they became the wives of Prince Charming (what’s the deal with that anyway, none of the Prince had any real names save for ‘Charming’. Are they all the same person who is a practicing Mormon? LOL). None of the tales shows an ugly or average looking princess who was valued for her inner beauties. Which then brings me to the second reason:
2. Barbie dolls.
Yes. The anorexic, freakishly unproportioned doll. If she were scaled to human size, she would be 7’2″ with a 40″ bust, a 22″ waist and 36″ hips. Plus, she has a really sensitive feeling; the producer of the doll, Mattel, sued the Danish pop band Aqua, for their 1997 song “Barbie Girl”, depicting the plastic doll as a bimbo and a party girl.
But Aqua won the trial, and hurt Barbie’s little PVC feelings.
Compare to The Body Shop’s doll, Ruby:
I’ve always want to ask a question everytime I caught that program on TV…
“What the hell is that!?”
4. Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook.
Have you seen the book?
5. Crazy and/or obsessive stalker.
6. Second-hand smoke.
7. Asbestos fumes.
8. Nuclear waste.
On further though, number 8 should’ve came first.