Saturday, June 6, 2009

Blue pill or red pill?

Just finished watching the Matrix Trilogy on DVD over the past week. I only managed to watch the first movie from beginning to end ... but dozed off three times on average for Reload and the Revolution so that accounted for the week that I needed to finished them. Cut the philosophy crap, its just a simple story of good people versus bad machines (that sucks energy out of ordinary folks to keep itself running) and how the last bastion of good people tried to save their Zion from giant metallic squids with razor sharp tentacles from tearing them up to shreds. And well, the One ... the Savior who would save the day (or did he? I think I slept after Trinity died in Revolution ... so I have not finish the show after all... anyway) .... was a good closure to a typical hollywood plot. So what did I get out of it? Well, the fighting scenes were okay, Trinity is cool, Morpheus needs to fill up the gap between his front teeth .... say, I still remember the blue pill and red pill scene. Morpheus to Neo -... you take the blue pill - the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill - you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes." - Life is never about choice. The only choice is about how you want to view the life you live and the situations you are in. Live in an illusion of happiness and normalcy, well at least you are happy. Live in the truth and you would probably echo Cypher -"I'm tired, Trinity. Tired of this war, tired of fighting... I'm tired of the ship, being cold, eating the same goddamn goop everyday...". Is all about what you choose to believe. ain't it?

Friday, June 5, 2009

Starry Starry Nights

Sunshine gave me a book by Jimmy Liao (Ji Mi) "The Starry Starry Night" for my birthday. It was the most wonderful gift. It has beautiful illustrations .... mostly surreal expressions of a lonely little girl. Its a story about two lonely people, each with a sad story taking a journey together. There were no words to the colorful pictures that depicted the journey but I know it was the best journey of these two lonely souls....After the journey, they were separated and never to see each other again. was a sad ending for the optimists but a happy ending for the pessimists. The optimist would probably lament that the little boy and the little girl would never see each other again, and wished for a happy ending. The pessimist would probably be comforted by the thought that there would be light in the shadows. Regardless how dark is the journey, someone would come along and brightens up your days, and it was good even if it was a passing moment. I think of Sunshine and me .... we are in a journey .... what would happen after that .... I wished our journey would never end .... 

So I have a blog ...

hmmm, so I have a blog .... so what do I do with it? tell the world about the thoughts, sorrows, happiness of just another insignificant being? share a poem or a song that sings of my heart today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and day n? tell a blank screen with a dialogue box about how I feel today, tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and day n? hmmm, I can even add a frowny or a smiley... say how I feel about life, about work, about love, about the weather, about ..... or perhaps leave a legacy.... or perhaps its just a diary ... well, just see how it goes ... anyway, welcome to Melancholixia