Monday, December 19, 2005

汕尾冲突已经十多天。究竟死了多少人,官方和村民各执一词。政府拘留了一个武警军官,有新闻报道官方前日有言“处理不当”。而美国媒体则指责布什示好中国政府,居然迟迟不表态,还不如中国政府的自我批评来得厉害。

和今年夏天河北定州事件不幸的巧合在于,两者同样是因为电站征用土地引发的冲突。定州的涉案官员已经开始受审。此案的结果或许对东州的收尾会有暗示。

记者对细节总是搞不清楚,一会儿风力发电站,一会儿水力,一会儿火力。这不是重点,无关事件的本质。但似乎记者们又乐于报道此类细节,仿佛不如此不足以证明自己作了调查。

政府和私人对土地的争夺中外皆有。美国正因去年最高法院对Kelo vs New London一案的判决而掀起一轮立法热潮。Kelo说,我是不会走的。他们硬要我走,只能搞得很难看。会有多难看?

贵州省原交通厅长卢万里贪污被枪毙。

跟狒说陈凯歌土,狒严重同意。正好google新闻中文版的娱乐多日谈电影《无极》,只不过新闻标题总换。某日标题称在贵阳票房低迷,深感欣慰。

请房东老头老太太吃了早饭。dreamy拼命卖乖,坐在他俩对面唱了很多歌,引得老太太跟它说了半天话。道别时它还亲了亲老太太的脸。送客之后,泡了一壶茶,把剩下一大盘菠萝包红豆包鸡尾包搬到床头,裹在被子里一气结果了达芬奇密码。中间因为猜到一个东西是镜像,很兴奋地跑到洗手间去照镜子验证,其实翻过两页书上就有。可惜的是,很多密码在早先ABC的特别节目里看过了。而且,的确过半了就没什么意思,变成鸡肋。

Thursday, December 01, 2005

新闻

Singapore Hangs Australian Drug Smuggler Nguyen
绞死澳大利亚毒贩,新加坡人有种。对于要不要支持彻底废除死刑,我还没拿定主意。不过我支持新加坡坚持原则。不可开此先河,总统求情如何?不论是打屁股还是绞刑,是美国小仔还是澳大利亚毒贩,法律面前一视同仁。

两情相悦的时候,在亲吻之前,最煞风景的一句话,你能想到什么?
“等等,你对花生过敏吗?”
加拿大少女丧生于致命一吻 , 因为男朋友之前吃了个涂了花生酱的三明治。
在美国,每年有50-100人因花生过敏而死。
饭前便后要洗手。食罢吻前要刷牙。

Friday, November 18, 2005

changing format

"If you want to stay cool you have to change your website once a while", our webmaster said, explaining why the university is changing the template again.

That's not the reason I am changing format though. Apparently google thinks as long as you can search there's no point of organizing. Not always ture...

土豆妹妹的话忽然激起我打字的欲望。
结果是我重新开了一个博客分类。我的比较罗嗦的话就放在那边去了,在这里只留链接

其实中文博客有一个特别有用的feature是“最新评论”,而且我奇迹般地找回了我注册的中文博客网址。加入我奇迹般的还有兴致,就去那边作个backup。

Sunday, November 13, 2005

A day for the shipless and crewless Captain

Labyrinths. Don't bother with the details.

This one is shinny and if you stare at it for too long you eyes start to roll by themselves and you get dizzy and have illussions of beautiful things that don't exist and you see multiple objects. Nontheless it's a good object for camera.

Here're a few examples of what I meant above.




This one is my favorite. It looks pretty even if you don't read the text. And surprisingly, unlike many other pretty things, the text actually has meaning.

So I think it deserves more than one shot. These are three sentences describing the same moment from three perspectives.




I enjoy walking in the rain, be it real or digital image of fragments from a poem.
Although occasionally I am a coward and shield myself from nothing, most of the time I let whatever falling glide down my arm and sit on my shoulder.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Chip Chip Chip

Chip invited Shirley to talk about ChIP-chip.

The first Chip is Chip Lawrence.
The second ChIP is chromatin immunoprecipitation.
The last chip, well, is a chip.

And Shirley , is another one of our PKU biostat mafia.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Mars is coming again

The news link

Mars is just naughty. How many times have I read in the news that the red planet is doing this or that? Last time it gets "unusually close" to Earth was like what, just two years ago? And I was told last time too, that it's once in about 60,000 years, which immediately made me feel like an idiot for following the fuss over the Comet Halley in 1986.

But just two years later Mars comes strikingly close again, for the SECOND time in 60,000 years! And of course every time somebody in the news tells me it would be the best chance to view it. In 2003 sure it was as close as it gets. And this time it's spectacular because it'll "glow above the horizon". I say we should pretend we are not interested. I bet Mars will come even closer next time because it just can't help it. And it will come with a more dazzling entrance. Maybe with one of its celebrity friend.

Right. Mars is a celebrity. We watch it, follow its movement, we hire NASA as our paparazzi just so we know some secret about it that we can't make use of. I don't quite understand what's that got to do with me but I kind of follow the news too. I guess news about the red planet is slightly more interesting than news on the red carpet. After all, Mars is a REAL star. Well techinically not a star, but something up in the sky, a planet (definition of which challenged by the discovery of 2003 UB313). Still better than those we step on on Hollywood Blvd.

I hope Mars doesn't read blogs because I, representing Earth, am playing hard to get...

Friday, October 28, 2005

新闻

大伯母说她“秀才不出门能知天下事”。古时候没有网络也没有电视,广播,也不知道秀才们怎么知的天下事。还是说天下分久必合,合久必分这种大历史观下的大局势,不用看新闻也知道。

Harriet Miers withdraws
小布施能够当总统,还有什么闹剧人们不能够接受的呢。不过总统最多不过两任,最高法院的法官就难说了。保不齐就长寿。不过小布施不是傻子。每次他显得特傻我就觉得后面阴谋更大。搞个Miers 出来做众矢之的他一定留有后着。

CIA泄密的案子。。。还是等15年以后看电影吧。现在可以先看good night and good luck

最有意思的政治新闻: 波兰总理的双胞胎兄弟要当总统了。。。大家会不会糊涂啊
More interestingly, the two brothers stared in a film "Two Who Stole The Moon" while they were children. Now they've grown into two who stole Poland.

三弟说十运会热闹得很。我看见他们赛马累死了好多马匹非常生气。三弟吓得不敢再讲有什么热闹。

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

盯人

巫说伦敦人处处捧着书报,原来是为了避免和陌生人对视。和陌生人对视是我无聊时候最爱玩的游戏之一了!对于需要去套瓷的人,我总是推却;可是不须去接触的人我就很有兴致了。很久以前在火车站等车,我巡视四周,就一个人没有躲开。我盯着他看了半天,结果他一把握住我爸的手说:哎呀怎么在这里遇到你!你家老二居然还认得我――上次见她才几岁啊。我窃笑:认得你?

初到雅典的那天,新奇不已。坐在公车上四顾,看见相临车道上的小车里一张漂亮面孔。两辆车忽前忽后,我盯死了他,因为他总不肯认输先撤离目光。这样错了好几次车,终于我们都憋不住大笑起来。可惜是在两辆车上,不然棋逢对手,我应该请他喝杯酒。不过还是在雅典,碰到比我还厉害的盯人术,让我甘拜下风。

Monday, October 24, 2005

alternative answers to "how are you"

I could have said:
1. Never better.
2. Honestly?
3. As if you care?
4. None of your business.

I said, tahnk you. (yes, with the typo. It'll just be odd from me without one.)

Sunday, October 23, 2005

巴金终于去世了

这么说怪不尊敬的。不过我还真不太明白what’s the point of hanging there? 一个人最后活成一个icon,也许不是自己能够完全控制的事,但想来并不是很可享受的一件事。但是巴金毕竟不是一个政治领袖,或者战时敌军闻风丧胆的将领。除了他的家人为了亲情这种无须追究道理的原因希望他活着,(补充,政府希望他活着,虽然政府的想法朕一向不大懂),为什么好像大众,整个文坛,或更广义的文艺界,都那么希望他多弥留一阵?巴金也弥留得不短了,想想我都累。

盘桓了那么久,每年有人庆祝你的生日(将来必定还有人纪念冥诞),死时有这样多的眼泪和纪念文章,到底你想要的文革纪念馆还是没影啊。贾府里一大家子借贾敬生日取乐,还得把阴骘文刻印了散人。众人崇拜了巴金这些年,且看哀悼过后有什么动静?

本来想说,朕要是有那么一天,大家放手让朕早点去得了。不过,好像朱学勤说王蒙的小说集“躲避崇高”:本来不崇高,躲什么躲啊。没人拖着不让朕走,朕还挣脱个什么啊。

google到的评论,没仔细看,不过大家基本上都一个意思

切换

土豆妹妹(每次说土豆妹妹就想起红豆妹妹,虽然土豆跟钟楚红实在共同点不多)在抱怨英文。二哥刚来的时候,因为要改用英文思考,不久就发现自己中文下降,讲到curb忘记马路堐子。一经发现就开始纠正,矫枉过正的结果是想给一切找对应词。

Seinfield 里面有一对话,
jerry 问 george: have you yearned?
George 说, no, but I craved.
朕也不知道上下文就开始想这俩怎么倒到中文去。结果倒成这样:
你憧憬了吗?
没,我饥渴来着。

有一次看jay leno问一黑人女子,知道Condoleezza Rice 是谁不?她先说不知,一转念说,哦,知道的,就那豁牙是吧?朕大乐,转述给老三。结果老三问:英文豁牙咋说?朕愣住:当时光得意自己瞬间就切换到豁牙这么地道的中文了,完全不记得英文原文。

Friday, October 21, 2005

do you need a hand

"Do you need a hand?" Joe好心地问
"I need a foot."

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

守恒

Bridget说, There's a certain amount of shit in everybody's life. And the recent past has been pretty shitty. I see very good days ahead of me.

Bridget darling, you'd better be right.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

no te entiendo nada

一个名字老长的家伙要求加入朕的msn. 朕怀疑他跟朕的笔记本问题有关,十分小心地思考了三秒钟,点了OK。
他说,de donde eres?

好家伙,上鸟语啊。还好,这句话朕还认得。
朕琢磨你要真跟笔记本有关你该知道吧,于是一改网上的Captain Jack Sparrow作风 (by that, i mean, dishonest and you can always trust to be dishonest), 说我这不是在***么。

紧跟着朕问回去:“讲英语不?”(这西语再来两句朕可就穿帮了。)

他说,不,我恨语法。(搞错了吧,古诗人除了镣铐还真不会跳舞了?讲西班牙语的恨英文文法)
送过来红心一颗,怦怦跳。

西班牙帅哥虽然朕喜欢,白马飞马的道理还是懂的。不行,你要不是那贼,朕可没功夫耗。“How did you find my MSN?”

他沉默半晌,说:no te entiendo nada

no, te, nada, 朕都认识,entiendo,肯定认识(一不确信的时候就喜欢说肯定)。entiendo, entiendo, 为什么没有西语的金山糍粑,entiendo,啊,想起来了。原来他说:我听不懂你说甚。是啊!握手!我也听不懂你说的!
朕高兴地copy paste, 加上个"也"

刚送出去,朕忽然闪念:这不会是调虎离山之计吧...朕得赶紧回家看看去
以迅雷不及掩耳盗铃之势(总算这次说全了),朕驶回家,蹑手蹑脚到了前门,推推,满严实。开锁进去,直奔卧室,猫还在被窝里,"right where I left you". 环顾四周,刀在餐桌上. "not where I let you!"朕照着Will Turner来了一句 (刚复习过pirates of caribbean)。

who am I kidding? 朕要有那记性,啥都知道放哪了......

不怕贼偷,就怕贼惦记....贼啊,你怕朕惦记不?

oct16

一老美跟我说“气”,还带现场示范。
他说,“你看,你伸出胳膊来。”
他扶着我的手遥指东南,“使劲绷直喽―――然后我一掰”,他以肘为支点,把我的手掌折向肩头,“给你扳弯了不是?”废话,你劲比我大,有什么稀罕。
“现在你意念一股真气从足底上升,直到指尖,延伸出去,连到两英里外的远方――开始了吗?好,现在我再使劲扳你的手,看!这次我扳不弯了!”
“这么灵啊?”我笑眯眯地。
“那当然!”
“可我什么都还没意念哪,”我笑,“你还是甭跟中国佬白胡气了,这玩意儿就是我们发明的。”

新闻

Kashmir 地震。死伤数以万记。
神六
新的007演员选出来了。甭管是谁,你们没搞个TV reality show “who wants to be the next Bond”, 我就谢天谢地了。

Monday, October 10, 2005

falling is easy

it's getting back up that becomes a problem ---- Staind的歌词
it's failing to hit the ground that becomes a challenge。(And when you can miss the ground, you are flying. )----Douglad Adams关于飞行的解释,大意如此

都是废话。不过Adams更天才一点。今天反复听见Staind这几句歌,又看见土豆提起Adams,不免微笑。

三弟做过一个梦,时空旅行到大学时代。他说,我是从未来回来的。可是他忘记自己究竟前行到过哪一年,壮着胆子才敢说了个2002。醒来发现,2002 还是过去。--对不起,我不用你起兴时,也还得引你的桥段。

昨天梦见大学毕业。梦里十分困惑,怎么会就毕业?不是什么事都还没有发生吗?四年已经过去?真的吗?看见朋友,个个比我坦然。他们的坦然又令我茫然。好像我们一同下坠,而他们个个会飞,知道怎样摔不到地上;只有我,无知恐慌。半夜醒来,想了想,发现那已经是遥远的过去。虽该释然,却还是无限感伤。

Sunday, October 09, 2005

秋之一叶

Oct 8th.
雨。

十月的新英格兰,正是秋叶绚丽的季节。他们或许没有中国人把秋字和愁联系的习惯。不过,Vitas的这首歌,似乎更适合在秋雨的微凉中离枝的秋叶。这歌英文译名是“An autumn leaf”, 照我们传统里把“gone with the wind”省作“飘”的简洁译风,似乎译作“秋叶”即可。但若照鲁迅的硬译,则须作“秋之一叶”。虽然鲁迅的译作朕看不懂,此番却觉得这逐字译的更好。

Mlc妹妹曾经迷过一下vitas的。不知道现在怎样?

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

沉闷的美人

老猫和天才某次会面见一美女。老猫赞不绝口。天才遗憾地说,可惜有点呆。老猫拍手笑道:我就喜欢她那呆呆的样儿!

跟狒说“天下无双”的梗概:起初,梁朝伟单恋宁静,宁静没看上他。狒打断:有没搞错,梁朝伟都看不上还想怎么样啊?――是不是所有中国女性都觉得梁朝伟是我国最拿得出手的男人?我说,怎么啦,现实当中也不是没有人这么不待见他 (多重否定是不是又把你搞晕乎了)。狒沉默了一下,承认:梁朝伟是有点闷。不过他那么帅,看着就好了嘛,何必要他会讲话!

周末看了bridget jones’ diary 的第二集。没有第一集好看。如果你不是象我这样喜欢这三个人,hugh grant, colin firth 和 renee Zellweger, 那么不看也罢。

剧中Renee 说,Colin Firth 真是个完美情人啊。当然,很多观众也说,Colin 有点闷。哦,他闷哪?唉,朕因为喜欢这演员,都没觉出来。

I might be a sexist after all
我对电影的男主角常常比较挑剔。象前不久才提到的两部,都让我疑问:这衰人为什么得女子青睐?轮到女主角我就没什么废话,高高兴兴看她绑到完美情人。在这个白日梦的爱情喜剧里,结尾自然是:Bridget found her man, for the second time.

And I, found my screwdriver under the TV cart.

现在可以进行我的home improvement,把壁橱的门拆掉了。I can do it; Home depot can help.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Don’t stick to rules, you are not German

The UPS delivery missed me yesterday, as they always do for people who have to work and don’t have a housewife. So they left me a note saying the redelivery was going to be 2-5 today. So much they could do to narrow down an interval.

I needed the washer and this time it would be quite challenging for me to go pick it up. So I'd better get it at delivery. "While I have a lot to do in the new apartment anyway"—I comforted myself. I waited from 2 till 3:50. Nobody showed up and I had to come back to my office. I drove out. As soon as I turned at the first stop sign 50 yards away, I saw the UPS truck. That ubiquitous ugly truck whenever you are not waiting for one. I parked by the roadside and walked over in the rain (did I forget to mention it was raining?), and asked the UPS guy if I could get my package now, since I had to leave—that is, if he could make a few turns and stop at my home first, and then continue on his normal business. He said no! He has to do his business! What’s that going to hurt? You give your customers 3 hr interval and you can’t bear a little change of order? My house is half a block away that if you turn your radio any louder I could hear you.

Then he told me he’s not going to be there before 6 so I could go back to work and get my package later. OK that could work. But wait! Didn’t I get a notice saying 2-5? “that was another guy yesterday and he didn’t know.” I will stop complaining cuz you’ve heard enough. In addition, who doesn’t have a story “why I hate UPS”.

No more bad words about UPS. I will follow Li Ao’s style. I will just praise the Germans. See, Germans stick to rules for a reason. They have precision. They give intervals with width less than 5 min. They would have left me note saying they’d redeliver at 6:03. And if they tell me they can not make an exception to make my stop first, I will understand.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

To the defense of this lazy pirate:

I do not have Chinese input on my office computer (a situation I do NOT intend to change) and nobody wants to read English. Some bug actually happened before and one of my blogs was posted twice, with a paragraph in English inserted from who knows where. The funny thing is that Fay read the post, (naturally) omitted the part in English, and thought it was the same. I read it with a shock and deleted the extra post immediately, because there’s cursing in the insertion and without context I did not know what it’s cursing about. That being said, you would have sensed that I am not against cursing in general, if I know what it’s about.

These being said, with the parenthesis and the extra explanations and ect., if you are still reading, you are not Fay. Whether you are insane or just extremely bored, I will leave the judgment to yourself.

So here’s What happened, What’s said and What else (while I was being lazy)

So we had a farewell dinner for a colleague last night. The chair left out my email and I wasn’t invited. I pretended to be hurt and he apologized. Fay laughed at the truth, that we were both pretending.

Certain things look nice on paper. The following words make up a good-looking set: Italian restaurant, a group of international diners, pinot blanc, golden raisin bread pudding. The truth was that I was over-stuffed and 15% drunk.

I went back to office in Jeff’s fancy, new red mustang, which he ordered from a Florida dealer and went all the way to pick up, and which he’s not driving in the winter, and for which he is getting a cover, and for which he’s probably going to rent a garage. After he parked by the office, I forgot to take my left-over pudding box, like I always did.
Jeff kindly picked it up: “I wouldn’t want you to be hungry.”
“Yeah? You would not want your car to stink”.—the truth was. And I didn’t mind pointing out the truth.

It was raining when I walked back home at midnight. With my “girly girly” pink lace umbrella. The usually busy Thayer street was quite (as opposed to be packed by motorcycles), with rain drops blinking from the dark road, yellow road lamp light scattering, and that saxophone player filling up the air with jazz tone. He stood in front of Avon theatre. Grizzly man was showing. It was very much like a shot in Wang Kaiwai’s movie. Incidentally I reviewed a TV interview of Wang and Tony Liang recently. And I realized my collection of Wang is with 1g, which probably is very hard to dig out after all the packing and moving.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

李敖终于回到大陆。朕也算了了一桩心愿。

Saturday, September 17, 2005

贴完了,看见狒在msn上,问他:还在啊?
没回应,改说:不在啊?
然后发现,如果本来“还”在,后来“走之”走了的话,就成“不”在了。汉字真奇妙。

9.11门口这条路上,叶子红了一片。
9.17 那片叶子的邻居也红了,现在是一枝红叶。
IKEA终于定了开张吉日。
连日雨。
中秋。不太记得在家的中秋节是怎么过的了。记得很痛苦的一点是要写作文。语文课实在毁了朕相当多的周末和节日。大一和刚认识的俩同学逛校园(为什么居然没和大哥在一起?)。学校发的月饼是京式的,不好吃。最爱吃的是云腿。皮是沙沙的,瓤里大块火腿粒。以下的排序是黔式>广式>苏式~=京式。爸爸去北京开会带过一个特大的云腿,直径几乎有一英尺。想起天才她们屋很喜欢引用的一句话:南部的人真是豪爽(出自台湾乡土小说《千江有水千江月》)。出国以后基本上只有莲蓉双黄,也不难吃。可怜几年莲蓉双黄吃下来已经忘记云腿是什么味道了。


格格巫在网上贴罗大佑歌词。自从搬到东岸,望海不再有对岸是家的心理暗示。那就只好从日出上找补了。燕子来访的时候,我们聊到四点钟,决定坚持到日出。去年的中秋,跟格格巫,trouble跑了两个钟点去看海上升明月,可惜明月不等人,等我们到得水边,月亮早就高挂中天。风雅两个字,我们强烈感受到前一半,然后顶着潮湿膨胀的一头乱发回了家。


朕在上班路上哼了好几天的八月桂花香,并不曾意识到。晚上瓜提起桂花来才恍然。出国以后,也没有再闻到桂花。在G城,晚风里该是飘满了吧。电话里一定要提醒老妈多买几枝来插瓶。妈说外婆老家的亲戚,每年把院子里桂树的落花扫起来做枕芯。虽然穷,可是这点情致,几人能比。爸爸对于fashion向来是视而不见。可是嗅觉比视觉灵敏,居然察觉到不值花季的办公室里有桂花香。向同事虚心请教,打听到是某个牌子的脸霜,很高兴地回家来汇报,很积极地想去买,一直未果。狒,有没有桂花的香水?


新闻


苗族猎鹿人杀了白人猎人的案子开始审了。

Microsoft, Google both claim victory 微软和古狗都说赢了;法官是不会输的;两边的律师自然也都赚了……那么,只能是我们亏了!老百姓真是冤大头啊。不管是国内经济学家吃狗屎增加GDP还是外国IT巨头双赢,倒霉的肯定都是我们。

最欣赏的新闻标题:
One nation (not always) under god (since 1954) Pledge of Allegiance 又打上法庭了

最掉鸡皮疙瘩的新闻
中国天津母亲文化周开幕在百名儿童呼唤“妈妈”声中,场上奏响“大海呀,故乡...... ” 把大群小孩子凑到一起喊妈妈,天底下最做作的事莫过于此吧。台湾的“连爷爷”,您不用郁闷了。

李安的brokenback mountain在威尼斯电影节得了大奖。中文译名一度是断臂山,倒译回去以为是brokenarm。有趣的是,在我们的方言里,很多人是把臂念作背的。

Friday, September 09, 2005

I came. I smiled. I cooked.

Autumn is 86ed in the PBS reality TV show "cooking under fire". In chefs' language, 86ed means you are out.

看做菜的比赛,肯定是不如看超女爽。看得见,又闻不到吃不着,自然也就没有那么强的参与感。做节目的,当然也没有让观众投票。如果哪一天reality show 能真实到,台上做的菜观众都吃得到,肯定烹调节目比唱歌跳舞要吃香。吃香嘛。

不过吃晚饭的时候,看看人家做的漂亮菜,听听那些材料的名字,想象一下繁复的滋味,就算添一道菜吧。只是几个评委不讨我喜欢。都傲慢。烹调,即使算它作另一种艺术,也没有曲高和寡这一说。所以,能尝出菜好不好吃,也算不得什么特别的学问。至于那么神气么?还一再逼问,你觉不觉得你是最好的?笑话。你不是吃了吗?菜摆在你面前还没凉呢。你们评委是干什么的?开馆子的时候靠自己说好还是靠吃客说好?

Sarah, Katie和Autumn 三个女子站在评委面前,对我来说,展示的不是菜(反正我吃不着(加括号的习惯被狒传染,可是加嵌套括号,狒你服了吧)),是个性。她们好像是卑,亢,不卑不亢一字排开。我喜欢Autumn. 在评委一再的紧逼下,傻子都知道他们想要的答案。可爱的Autumn没有示弱。我就是不愿意说我比别人好。我就是跟别人不一样,如此而已。不会因为你想听什么我就说什么。

Katie立刻接口:我可没有任何问题宣称我是这三个人里最好的。看起来个性张扬强硬(没想起来aggressive怎么讲),其实是典型的谄媚。当然,老板喜欢这样的人。够厉害――可以不留情地管下一级的人,又会顺从自己的心意。往高处拔,自古来的统治者最喜欢的都是Katie 这种性格。

在美国文化熏陶下,要说出我不是最好,所需要的勇气,几乎等同于在传统中国,公开标榜我是最好。两种文化都给人压力。见过很多的美国孩子,包括电视里的reality show和生活中的,无论在多心虚的时候也要打肿脸充胖子说:我有信心!我会赢!――对他们而言,没有信心等于放弃。他们或许没有听说过知其不可而为之。Autumn 这样一个微笑的温和的女孩,在压力和诱惑面前能够坦然而且固执地说,我未必更好,但我不一样――真是让她显得相当不一样。

I came. I smiled. I cooked. 当然,不如 veni, vidi, vici. 不过,也不错。

Monday, September 05, 2005

八月就这样过去了。搬到了楼下,局促许多,举目便觉拥挤。买菜时买了一束黄玫瑰点缀一下。狒惊讶地说,啊,我以为你会嫌玫瑰俗呢。唉,花哪会俗!俗的都是人。

Dreamy慢慢接受了住在楼下的现实,不再吵闹。但还是一有机会就跑到二楼的门口去蹲着, 喵喵:这是我们家!

梦见去看奶奶。没能看她走,所以在梦里总是忘记她已经去世的事实。
梦见去西部某地旅游。梦里的印象是,以前去过这一带靠东的一小片,是开发较早的风景区。因为一直想去看更荒芜的,未开发的地带,又跑了一趟。路上碰见四个人,三男一女同行。他们当中只有一个人是没去过靠东的小区域,其他人和我情形类似。后来大家都同意,其实还是开发过的那里比较好看,这一带虽然广阔,却多是荒山戈壁,植被很少,野兽也少。只不过我们都喜欢瞎逛。正谈时,对面山谷里走过一头巨大的犀牛。众大惊,发现没带相机,所以就直接跑上路去看。不知为何,这犀牛却把它身上的犀鸟一抖,那犀鸟就飞落在我手上。一时迷惑,不知如何处置,又担心犀牛犀鸟脱离彼此都非易事。这犀鸟却倒在我手掌,象只幼鸟一样,羽翼未丰,站都站不起来。见犀牛就快走远,急忙把犀鸟往它方向抛去,希望它籍此能够借力起飞,不料它还是直坠在地。

新闻
Katrina。 美国政府的应对不去提它了,自然有人去骂。民间还不错。学校里已经着手接收NO各大学的学生。 国内是泰利,结果因为katrina 太厉害,都没注意上.
普度的杀人案

姚明高薪续签火箭队

人与禽兽之异几何:chimp 和人的genome有96% identical. 有趣的是,因为以前很多科学家预测有99%,导致headlines两种截然不同的口气:1。高度相同!2。不像他们想象的那么高!
美最高法院的首席法官死了

印尼又有大型客机遇难。最近的空难真是特别多。

本地油价涨到$3.30了

Thursday, August 25, 2005

电影

Broken Flowers
那个电影院就在楼下,那么近。每天往返两次都从它面前经过,时时经受诱惑。终于等到它放一部march of the penguin之外的片子了! 在周末午后掐点去,找前得了一个半美刀的硬币。好大的个儿啊。这么多年来第一个呢。决定收藏。
电影倒是不怎么样,虽然很多影评把它夸翻了天。过了这么多年以后,拼盘居然还在流行啊。拼得那么生硬。结尾还上一段fortune cookie wisdom: 往事已矣,明朝未至,只在今夕("The past is gone and the future isn't here yet. So, all we have is this, the present.")。要说点新意的哲学警句是不容易,可是旧酒也要装个新瓶吧。这,还不如阿甘的生活就像巧克力呢。
要说有什么可取之处,也就主题歌和整个电影里面选的音乐都还不错。主题曲听起来象aimee mann, 后来发现是Holly Golightly. 没听说过。正好是赫本在breakfast at Tiffany's里那个角色的名字。

这电影为什么会联系倒一个陌生女人的来信呢?在拖沓之外, 两者都让人纳闷:男主角的魅力何在?他那些女友都看上他哪了?

一个陌生女人的来信
听说徐静蕾要拍这个片子的时候就开始纳闷:这怎么拍?还嫁接到北京?从近代中国审美观上,一个文人要那么风流而并不让人觉得道德败坏,就是一件比较困难的事。何况,实在是没有什么情节。够拍成一部电影吗?

不出所料的,看电影的过程一再让人觉得拖沓。为什么电影似乎总要拍到那么长?不够full paper的长度你发short communication也可以啊。为了渲染气氛的镜头动不动就拖个好几十秒,因为实在是没有什么内容啊。譬如下雪,你想说“雪下个没完没了”可以。可也不能就跟那说,“雪一直下啊下啊下啊还在下啊......"。这样的电影只适合两个恋爱中的人看。凡是拖沓无边的镜头,就是提供给他们开小差的时段。

当然。一个人的回忆可以是这样。她的回忆恐怕就是这样。其实,一生也没有发生几件事。怎能不把所有的细节慢慢品来。可是,没必要这样给观众看吧?we got your point!

这样通篇拖沓的结果,倒是让结尾显得精炼。那样嘎然而止。他认不出来没关系,他从来认不出来。徐静蕾是一个固执坚强认命的女子。还是可以再一次遇见他,还是会义无反顾跟他走,明知道他不会记得。可是在仆人认出来的一刻,到底击中了她。一经怜惜,反倒脆弱。为她在最后这个镜头的表现,前面的拖沓就原谅了罢。

Saturday, August 20, 2005

新闻

想法总是在变。譬如被浪费掉的时间,究竟哪一种浪费方式较能被自己接受:与其看电视或许不如上网;与其上网不如看旧书;与其看旧书不如学西班牙语;与其学西班牙语或者又不如睡觉;与其睡觉不如带dreamy锻炼身体......

另外一个在变的就在于新闻的记录。要不要有自己的版本?总是觉得现在要知道什么,难道不是google一下就可以了吗。可是每天能被报纸电视广播网络所搜罗到的新闻是如此众多,被不同的人抛在脑后或者留有痕迹的,总是不同。现在暂时摇摆到,还是打算记录自己听到记得的新闻。

最近:
两架飞机坠毁
中青报李大同公开信
马英久当选国民党主席
中俄联合军事演习--俄国人想卖军火。千万别上当啊,不是什么好东西。听新闻的坏处就是为操不上心的事操心
以色列在加沙地带强制撤离

最搞笑的新闻
李大同披露的考核条例征集意见稿

军队贯彻执行<中国共产党纪律处分条例>的补充规定:不允许参加宗教活动?汉族也就罢了。你要信教就别信共产主义。难道没有回族人入党参军?
据第六条:编造或者传播有严重政治问题的信息的,私藏有严重政治问题的信息载体,战时造谣惑众,动摇军心的,都有处分条例。不知道私自发表核战争言论的,和平时期吓唬民心的如何处置。

最热门的新闻:
超级女生。打过电话的朋友无一例外地转到这个话题。

第一人称

在BBS灌水留下的后遗症就是,很难说出我字来。这时候就开始怀念想学未成的西班牙语,他们可以省略我字,而直接用动词来暗指主语。好在中文对于语法相当通融,所以很多该有“我”作为主语的场合,直接省略丝毫不引起歧意。虽然有时,或者往往还是需要调整一下才能完全摆脱“我”字的使用,但几乎没有人察觉。

看到格格巫的榜样,想要维持一个blog是很久了。可是没有解决“我”的问题,难免说话不顺畅。是把blog建成一个虚拟王国,在里面继续以朕自居呢,还是重新捡起“我”来,这个问题简直是一个瓶颈。

爸妈说,每次到美国,都会上BBS去看,结果发现BBS,尤其北大版,是一次比一次不好看。大点其头之余,举了个例子给他们:当初开头用朕作第一人称的时候,无人侧目。大家只把它当作我,偶,俺,本座,贫僧,老衲等等之外的一个第一人称。几年以后的人群,就常常有人不解,或者不忿。这说明见怪不怪的精神衰落了。

在朕解决第一人称问题之前,还是尽量省略。

Thursday, August 18, 2005

忽然想起

艺术人生采访王志文,问他想找个什么样的老婆。(不知道他有没有结过婚?)王说,也就想有这么个人:就是你半夜忽然想起来什么事儿想说,可以把她推醒,说:嘿,我想起个主意。主持说,这不挺容易实现的嘛。王笑笑,其实挺难的。大多数人,合理的反应都是:什么事啊,明天再说不行嘛,困死了。
是挺难的。要说一个人偶尔想出一主意还好说,你要是主意特多,一晚上好几个,天天晚上都能想出来,那是不好对付。如果明天还有上班就更甭提了。可也不能定个君子协定,说个定额: 那就根本和初衷相悖了。

Thursday, March 31, 2005

March312005

Florida woman Terri Schiavos died, 13 days after her feeding tube is removed.
教训:一定要写遗嘱。

Monday, March 07, 2005

test

March 7.
This lazy pirate has not written anything for two weeks. Nobody has passed by her deserted island and naturally, there is nothing to record.

这个家伙很懒。两个星期过去了,什么也没写。