Sunday, May 29, 2011

I really like Ayn Rand...
Had a flip through Anthem earlier and her writing is just so bold and free, I love it.
I was wondering yesterday why hospital fees were so expensive...
the thought just occurred to me.
The basic human needs are to be healthy and happy, aren't they?
Thus, to enter a hospital or center for subsisting one's health to remain healthy shouldn't cost that much at all, shouldn't it? And to procure food to feed oneself to maintain one's health of digestion shouldn't cost much at all, either, shouldn't it?
Why do celebrities get paid millions for just one photo shoot, to have a picture of their face plastered up on some 5 story tall billboard, whilst the farmers who produce food for people so that we can maintain the basic human need get paid so little?
If everything cost less, wouldn't the economy be a lot easier ? Let's say it costs a hundred to purchase a pack of cheese because some of that money goes to the shipping fee, some goes to the company, some goes to another company that assisted in the producing, some goes to the store that sold it, and some goes to the company that helps manufacture the paper wrapping, some goes to the farmer that milked the cow -- would that be the reason for it's heavy expense? And then the company that helps manufacture the paper wrapping would have to give a share away for those who helped them provide the paper for the wrapping -- the farmer would end up getting the least when he began the entire process...
Imagine the trouble it took to procure the grain of rice you eat.
It would be a whole lot easier to just cut down the prices for everything, wouldn't it?
There are probably a bucket of economical and political factors involved that cannot allow this to happen but I'm merely speaking from a the perspective of one who doesn't understand this all very well.
Just wanted to raise the question of it all...
At a book store today I saw a lot of books with all similar titles: "How to be happy."
Had a flip through them, and I think that the real way to find happiness is to find yourself.
Little activities like doodling, flying a kite, going to the beach -- they might not work for everyone.
You have to find yourself, to know what it is that you want to make you happy, the basic human need...

Glad I got all that out.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This is an intriguing find. I skimmed my read but it's interesting anyway.

I decided to sum up an conglomeration of my cognitions simply using a quote acquired and stored in my mind from:

The quote is:

"Man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress"

That is all.

It sounds like it's drizzling at the opening of the song. I like it. And then at 2:39 the piano is lovely, later joined by strings.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm on a very tight schedule so squeezing out blogging time to share it with you so I am constantly reminded of it no matter where I go.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It takes a lot of my will power to not go and eat another slice of cheesecake or oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Feeling a mediocre contentment at the moment.
I'm back in Hong Kong after two weeks in beautiful
Yang Shuo -- it's the greenest place I've settled in so far!

Staying in a place like that, with abundant effusions
of fresh air and thrive of trees and patty fields, is
quite remarkable. It detached us from the municipal
life of hustle and bustle Hong Kong and produced
for us a cultural, rural and healthier way of living for
a good two weeks. Away from computers and the
developed technology we were used to, it was tough
at first but day after day, walk after walk, the lush
verdure and karst mountains of Yang Shuo captured
my heart and before I knew it, my eyes would be
peering out of the windows during every bus ride
and journey.

Yang Shuo is a beautiful place; it was a lovely and
enlightening trip.

Worrying about the usuals now I'm back -- school

I have to settle my reading list.

Worried about my English essay -- priority list
on essays.

I love my music -- Chilling out to Broken Bells
at the moment.

Night, lovelies.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Guess who's back blogging and reading Sense and Sensibility and leaving right after this post to wrap up violin and on Sunday to Yang Shuo...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

1. I apologize for the length blog silence that was due to my being in TW.
2. I don't feel like blogging a verbose message about my trip.
3. I'm working to get my life and mental state back on track.
4. The song of the month is obviously Month of May.
5. I'm loving my favourite bands.

Fine, I'll spare a pithy paragraph on my trip.
Or, on second thought, a succinct sentence.
My trip was maudlin and meaningful, but I didn't enjoy it to my fullest because I was possessed by a pessimistic perceiving. '

Going to go and hunt down the hundreds of new vocabulary words I gained by reading The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Which, may I add, is the best written book I've ever read in my entire life. The plot doesn't strike to my liking, though.

Good to be back.