Saturday, March 02, 2002

Beautiful site. American movie posters done the Polish way.

Apocalypse Now. Awesome.
Stuff I need to put into my VISA. Every country I've visited in the last ten years. Insane or what?
Hard up or what? Pay and win a date. Don't escort services do this?
Talked to a friend who's in Brisbane about getting old, and I said we're not THAT old yet. It's not just a number, but getting old also means having liabilities, debts and responsibilities that you can no longer escape from. I STILL have the chance to do my own thing since I'm responsible only to myself, and control my own path for now. I'm happy for my colleagues and peers who have found their desired house or having their kid, but I know I don't want that kind of responsibility now. I'd probably just fuck it up.

Friday, March 01, 2002

Went to the Pet Symphony pet shop at Holland Village and they have a wide selection of pups and cats now. Saw a totally adorable golden retriever with really melancholic eyes. Can't afford the time and the space now, of course, but one day...
Time for a swim... lovely day today. Think will try to have a quiet night after yesterday evening. Probably catch up on some DVDs and try to finish up the visa application, besides tea with the film fest folks.
Dinner with Evelyn at Creation Cafe and then drinks at Velvet Underground with Sueann and her friends. An expensive evening and I stink of cigarettes. Man do I need to wash it off. Ah well.. was KINDA fun. Haven't done it in a while; wonder if I'll do it again. The music at Velvet was pretty decent and packed. While waiting at the benches outside Zouk saw a middle aged guy walking into Zouk wearing a single white glove. Maybe it was Michael Jackson after his latest surgery looking Chinese. I guess that's part of the attraction of the place; the people watching. (And no I hate being watched)
Lost in La Mancha: A docu about Terry Gilliam's abandoned project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote".

Thursday, February 28, 2002

The male equivalent of PMS, IMS.
Monitoring the activities of eight rams, he found as the hormone levels decreased, the rams changed from competent males who addressed each other in a ritualistic fashion to nervous, withdrawn animals that struck out irrationally.
Holy cow it's March already.
Playing on Winamp now: Smoke City - Underwater Love
ShuChiang headed to New Zealand today. Lucky bugger. I still feel earthbound. Better work on those 10,000 forms for the US Visa. Definitely looking to that trip but wish it was sooner.

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Man this is mind blowing. A former convict's first day out of jail. It's like watching a documentary film. Will Nando fall back into temptation and into his old life? Totally absorbing.
There was a quote from In The Bedroom I'm trying to recall.

The pain comes in waves. It's like a rest in music. Silent... yet so strong.

Brilliantly scripted. Eve, you have to watch out for me!
Boy the Grammy winners this year are terrible. Nelly Furtardo? Urgh.. please. It's becoming even more of a joke. And the list of categories.. they even have one for Polka!
Saw In The Bedroom which was pretty good. Subtle though the second act drags on a bit. Sissy Spacek was really good and I think she might win an Oscar. Marisa Tomei still looks great after all these years.
Funny to talk to your ex again, after a long time. Good to know that she's doing well and found her true path, which appears to be teaching. It was quite a messy relationship, and had wanted to make it all work out once, but couldn't absorb all the weight of her troubles, my own and her family's.

Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Trying to eat lunch around here with Joanne and Douglas. Really cuts down on spending.
Death by stock options. Pretty sad...
Went gym then met my bro and sis in law at NYDC to pig out. He might be getting a posting to Washington or London so I get to housesit and maybe ... CAR SIT! Yes, that would be nice...

Monday, February 25, 2002

The details about the Andrea Yates case are truly terrifying.

Ferguson also testified Friday that Yates was "one of the sickest patients I had ever seen." She said Yates exhibited signs of paranoia and delusions -- that she told her, "I am Satan," and wanted to shave her head to reveal the "mark of the beast," or 666, that she believed was on her scalp.
Boy Mondays are hard to get through.. Thankfully it's over. Another dull long week trying to hang on that's not really worth hanging on to.

Sunday, February 24, 2002

These days you don't even have to tell jokes, you just copy and paste them...
A Brit, a Frenchman and a Russian are viewing a painting of
Adam and Eve frolicking in the Garden of Eden. "Look at
their reserve, their calm," muses the Brit. "They must be

"Nonsense," the Frenchman disagrees. "They're naked, and so
beautiful. Clearly, they are French."

"No clothes, no shelter," the Russian points out, "they have
only an apple to eat, and they're being told this is
paradise. Clearly, they are Russian."

Paraphrased from an article I read.
Bitter food makes the tongue numb, sour food makes everything after taste bad.
Very good article on the meaner sex.
Excruciating torture scenes #12,423:
And if you thought the dental torture scene from Marathon Man was bad, there's a scene in Peppermint Candy where the protagonist sticks his hand up someone's ass. Of course he comes out with s*** after. Major yux. Otherwise, the film isn't too bad. Telling the story of a man and his loss of innocence in reverse order. The lead actor does a good job. One of the most powerful pieces of Korean film I've seen, without being lovey-dovey.
Boy what a WARM day.
Btw, White Stripe is pretty cool. Like a band that got lost in the 70s and ended up in this decade.