Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dead or alive, make up your mind

*Warning: This is gonna be more like a rant

I had a pretty traumatizing morning today.

The first thing I heard in the morning was the sound of a gigantic SLAM outside my room and the next moment, mum was beside my bed.


"Was that you?"

"Huhhhh nooooo..."

And I immediately bolted out of my bed.


An intruder in my house? Impossible...unless they wanna steal my turtle of longevity.

And lo and behold,

Mum discovered dad's most prized (and largest) fish...



On the floor.


"IT'S ALIVEEEE SAVE IT GIRLLLLLLLL"


And I'm like, goddammit. WHY MEEEE WHY

I just woke up, I can't see coz I left my specs beside my bed and all I see is a great black blob on the floor.

And it leapt.

Like seriously, LEAPT. LIKE A FREAKING DOLPHIN.  WITH ITS GREAT HORRIBLE GIGANTIC FINS.

AND IT SLAMMED BACK ON THE FLOOR WITH A LOUD PLOB.
LIKE IT WAS SOME PANCAKE ON HOT PAN.

PLOB.PLOB.PLOB.

If you described the situation to me, I would've probably told you that I would just suck it up and pick the damn thing up. It won't bite, afterall. Maybe except give me a slap on the face with its fin.

BUT HELL NO.

I WAS ABSOLUTELY PARALYZED WITH FEAR. THE THING LOOKED HORRIBLY DISGUSTING AND I WAS SO SCARED OF ITS FISHINESS, I CAN'T EVEN BEAR THE THOUGHT OF TOUCHING IT.

Fyi, it was about the size of both my palms put together, so it wasn't as gigantic as the LuoHan fish. BUT IT WAS STILL DISGUSTINGLY HUGE TO ME. AND IT HAS TURNED A HORRIBLE SHADE OF BLACKISH RED LIKE IT HAS SOME KIND OF DISEASE. OMGGGGG

Anyway, mum handed me a fishing net so small I can't even.....

And after screaming my head off for a few minutes, I had the idea of tying the small as hell net to a pole and YESSSSS, it became my hand substitute. Desperate times calls for desperate measures.

Finally managing to pick the fish up, I relocated it to another bloody small container of water. And obviously I have no other choice other than picking the container up and pour the contents with the fish back to the tank (AND THUS EXPOSING MYSELF TO IMMEDIATE DANGER OF THE FISH).

 PLOB.PLOB.PLOB.

I KNEW IT IS GONNA LEAP AGAIN.

So Mum mustered enough courage and managed to cover the opening of the container with a set of newspapers so that the stupid thing won't leap out again for an immediate suicide.

BUT.

I still wasn't brave enough to hold the small container coz THE FISH WAS STILL FLIPPING INSIDE AND THE SET OF NEWSPAPER IS ACTUALLY GONNA FALL OFF--> UNLEASHING THE HORROR OF THE FISH.

Btw, aren't you surprised that the fish is still alive even after a few minutes without air? Coz I'm like, totally amazed yet disgusted at the same time.

WHY DID IT EVEN LEAP OUT THE FISH TANK IN THE FIRST PLACE.

And lo and behold again,

The thing seem to want death rather badly even after my 'rescue'- it leaped so violently that alot of the water from the container splashed out.

It's like telling us " I DON'T EVEN WANNA BREATHE IN WATER ANYMORE THIS WATER QUALITY SUCKS".

I hesitated and screamed for a few more minutes before finally picking the container up and finally dumping the fish into a big pail with so much water and space, it wouldn't even have the chance for a triple suicide.

But it wasn't moving anymore.

My dad's most prized fish floated motionlessly in the pail.

Knowing that I would get hell when dad gets back home, I was so angry and sad at the same time. Sad, coz I know dad would be sad. Angry, COZ I SPENT SO MUCH EFFORT. STUPIAK FISH!!!ROAR. I CAN'T EVEN EAT IT.

And by then I was running late for school, so I left a desperate prayer for the thin ray of hope that the fish would still be alive when I get home.

Of course I was feeling horrible when I left home; I was SO CLOSE to saving it entirely.

And fast-forward the horrible day, it was still floating motionless when I got back home 9 hours later.

Obviously everyone thought its dead. We didn't dispose it immediately coz...have to show it to dad mah, it's his treasure afterall.

But what, when dad got home and checked its 'body', it was alive.

FLIPPING ALIVE.

My God. I WAS SO SURE IT WAS DEAD WHEN I LEFT HOME.

Hallelujah..?

Sometimes I am just so caught up with living my own life that I forgot how awesome God can be.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

ANGRY

Watermelon Violence
The plunge of metal into the rind
Brings out the fresh smell of crimson

Stab, Slash, Tear, Smash and repeat-

The deformed mound becomes
an unrecognizable blob
of stinking flesh.

Yet Anger is still not satisfied.

It is disgusting.
That sweet, sickly odor that hangs

In the air
On my hands
In the stain of my clothing.

It is hideous, nasty, foul and vile-
Rotten to the stinking core.
I disposed the unworthy thing;

For it deserves no mercy.
None at all.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

So dies the youth, so dies the fairest maid

Sorry for the lack of updates! It's been an ENTIRE MONTH and I am kinda overwhelmed by how quickly time passed since school has started!

As you may probably know, I chose to plan and go along with the shittiest timetable anyone can have for this semester and here I am, mentally drained and exhausted from all the traveling and studying.

Romeo and Juliet (1968)- What is a Youth


Have been fangirling over Franco Zeffirelli's (1968) version of Romeo and Juliet (yes, I'm studying this) and it's SO BEAUTIFUL.

The song, What is A Youth (by Nino Rota) , is especially apt and performed with such enchanting tunes. Even though it's considered quite an old version, its authenticity and cinematic touch makes it  (in my opinion) the most magical portrayal of the timeless classic.

THEM LYRICS. THEM LYRICS!!! I JUST CAN'T GET OVER THE LYRICS!!! The composition and words....so wonderfully written. It foreshadows the entire tragedy and love of Romeo and Juliet and makes you tear up so badddddd.

The actors and actresses, though they were so young at the time of filming, were so talented (STILL ARE) and gorgeous! I can't even.... I never thought Romeo and Juliet can be THIS good looking!! Which is saying alot hahaha. And yes, Zac Efron resembles Leonard Whiting...ALOT. The energetic youthfulness they exude and the depth of emotions they portrayed captivates audiences till this day.

GO WATCH ONLINE!!!!! IT'S WORTH IT!


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Also tried watching the Baz Luhrmann (1996) version, but the only thing I can focus on is the handsome young  Leonardo DiCaprio......I am too disoriented and weirded out at the conflation of modern and rowdy mafia theme with the Shakespearean language. My face is 0_o throughout the movie. Nonetheless, it is still a brilliant attempt at modernizing the Shakespeare classic.