Jack London's "Credo"
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
-- Jack London's "Credo"
I feel touched by these poetic sentences. They are so beautiful and meaningful, aren’t they?
Few days ago my mother was so drunk that she fell down senseless, like a heap of meat on the street. Her motorbike lay on the ground, too. A good haerted passer-by saw her and called the police. Then a policeman visited our house and we were asked to take the 80 kg-meat home.
Since this has been happening for a long time, we were not surprised. Indeed, we have been warning her about drunkenness, but she has never listened even once to us.
I remember that, when I was a boy, she always yelled and blamed us after coming back with an unbearable stink. She would shout with tears that she didn’t belong to this family and nobody loved her. I was so horrified that all I could do was just to hide in my blanket until the thunderstorm terminated.
Now I become more sympathetic about her marriage, from which she has been suffering all these years. Sometimes I wish she had never married to my father and given birth to six children; she would have been happier without us.
I have been lazy these months. Working makes me inactive, lazy and idle. When I come home, I want to do nothing, like a couch potato. The job is really tiring. Worst of all, I get fatter now. I even don't like to walk:(
Facing my blog, I become speechless most of the time though I'm desperately willing to write something down. It has been abandoned by me for almost five months. Poor baby.
Don’t I like and enjoy my job? Or I just feel tired? Don’t know. Anyway, blogging is at least still exciting to me and makes me feel that I still have energy.
the opera kid
Compared with another female singers version, the child is still amazingly good.
The song he sang is from the opera Magic Flute
opera kid http://youtube.com/watch?v=oFrub-L0FuQ&search=opera
female singer http://youthchoirinfo.org/drakie_mozart.mp3
Bush and Brokeback Mountain
Bush is quite embarrassed at talking about the movie"Brokeback mountain'...
what else could I say?
the writer's illustration
cover of the book "So Weired!"Few days ago I turned on TV and saw a Japanese illustrator talking about her new book that describes her life in Taiwan. It was almost the end of the show, so I just heard few points.
She said she was surprised that Taiwanese are too close and they are not aware of it. She said there is not much personal space, even in the street. When walking, you could almost smell someone in front of you. When talking to someone, you could see his/her nose hair and even see him/her spit incautiously.
It is also weird to her that Taiwaneses fart naturally when there is someone else.
More, she said she admires Taiwanese are very brave. They are not afraid of everything. They invest on stocks so crazily that they spend all their money. Many of them eventually lose everything if they fail. The way Taiwanese ride motorbikes shows they are not scared of death. They just live without fear.
Quite funny! It is very interesting to hear that. I never think it is a problem to be too close. I wonder maybe because the street is too small and it is too crowded in the street. We become accustomed to be close in the street, and don’t think it is a problem. I believe it is not a problem in a lot of countries at all .heh
nose hair... farting...motorbike...Mmmm...what else could I say?
is it true?
----Mrs. Barbara Bush, after touring the Astrodome complex in Houston on Monday (9/5/2005), said: "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them." She commented during a radio interview with the American Public Media program "Marketplace." It is very horrible if she really says that. But I think no one would be very surprised if she whose son is Bush really said so.