So much to see, to do, learn and reinterpret. How to contain experience on mere paper?
Saturday, 1 January 2011
It's about 40 minutes after midnight, and I overhear my brother speaking to his friend on the phone. She's usually quiet and keeps to herself. However, there she was yelling "Happy New Year!!" to people across the street, passers-by, and of course they replied.
In this cold city where we don't look eachother in the eye, let alone speak to eachother, this is the one moment we do. Have we become so paranoid of ourselves, it takes the one chime of the same clock, of the same calendar, to finally know we share something in common, and thus communicate without fear of rejection or agitation? (I suppose the alcohol helps a great deal as well.)
It's not just a celebration, it's communicative release.
(And for the rest of the) Year...
So shake hands with your neighbour, brothers and sisters. It'll be mere moments until we climb back into our reclusive shells once again.
Happy New Year!
- London, England, United Kingdom
- I am a London (UK) born homosapien of Filipina heritage, about a third into her lifespan, with a love for food and an eye for ink. I tend to approach new ideas like a child running scared. Sometimes I blog these thoughts.
Stuff I like
- Kallo Organic Belgian Milk Choc Rice Cake Thins (gasp)
- "In the passing of tens of thousands of years, only a few decades are given to you... What meaning do these years hold? Among the billions of lives that have become, what is the significance of yours? That is up to you to find out." (Baiten Kaitos)
- The Forum (BBC World Service) is probably the only podcast I look forward to every week
- Adult Influences: Banksy, Ed Hardy (Christian Audigier), Inception
- Teenhood Influences: Jim Lee, Adam Warren, Kenichi Sonoda, Shirow Masamune, Hayao Miyazaki, Akira, Joe Madureira
- Childhood influences: Rolf's Cartoon Club, My Little Pony, Charmkins, Bambi, My Neighbour Totoro, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
- Hyper happy blog on vector cute
- Jumbuck's Aussie pies, namely the Godfather (chicken & carbonara) & Popeye (spinach, mushroom & feta cheese:)
- Legal access to Japan's musical underground!
- The only AMV that mattered to me. (HQ remake here, but isn't as moving?)
- My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke (the English versions:) Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Janguru wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu
- Little Shop of Horrors, The Lion King, Edward Scissorhands, Planet Terror, The Shawshank Redemption
- Tomoyo42's Room isn't for the faint-hearted
- Dynamite Headdy, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Alisia Dragoon, Streets of Rage 2, Panzer Dragoon Zwei, NiGHTS, Skies of Arcadia
- Yuji Naka, Fumito Ueda, Satoshi Kon (RIP), James Cameron, Kenji Eno
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