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My review and reflection for The Garden of Words

I just watched this short animation work from Makoto Shinkai. I had previously watched his grand hit 'Your Name' and absolutely fell in love with his work.

Garden of Words is interesting in its own way. It is a story of serendipity and budding romance of a young man still in high school with an adult woman. While it is not hard to believe that age gap did not prevent someone from falling in love, I believe the more subtle message is that the man actually matured beyond his age and the woman had not been that much of a grown-up and that would had close the gap for both are actually in the same level of 'spiritual' connection and understanding.

In essences, Age is just a sentient meaning and beyond the physical realm, there are much more in us that we have in common. One such thing as depicted in The Garden of Words as well, we all have our emotional baggages such as fear and uncertainties for our dream and for what we are going to become as well as have own restriction…
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I lie

I lie.

I am not really that passionate about life from where I see myself now.  Sometimes I am, but sometimes I am not.

As I get older, life is not one way or the other. It is not just white or black. It is both and gray.

So, I want to continue this blog as honest as I can be. And I am definitely going to write more about bad stuffs , negative feelings and gossips because life has this aspect. It sucks sometimes!

And I am hoping those who read this blog before had already forgot about my identity. Because if only I can feel unknown, I can start afresh in a very open way.

Life is not always facing this amazing view all the time...

Life can be like this ... 


But, I don't care and would like to just say this - f*** u!


Good Will Hunting (1997) - Superb Script and Memorable Scenes

Weekend was incredible for me as I re-watched the movie "Good Will Hunting". And I was amazed to find out the script was written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon when they were in their early twenties. And to watch the magnificent performance by Robin Williams - I was divinely touched!

And here I am,  thrilled and blessed, with the movie, 17 years later after it was made. I feel something is calling for me....

Scene 1: Park Scene



Scene 2: It is not your fault

New Year Resolution

My New Year Resolution for 2014 is........................

First and foremost:

To let go of the past, 
Connect with myself, 
to Wake Up and, 
and be Present.

And:

Be forgiving - to give love, kindness and peace to All, especially to people who don't like me.
Speak with Purpose
Dream Bigger

To realize and accept that:

I will continue to encounter different things and people in my life.
Some will give me laughs, some will give me smiles, some will give me tears. Some will give me all three.
Sometimes I will give up or lose something, other times I will gain or learn something.

And last but not least:

To wake up each day with refreshing thoughts, positive outlook and determination to become better than yesterday.


On Human Stupidity

Calvin, my favourite comic character, pondered on this:


With the wave of frivolity which has entered my life recently, I cannot help but wonder on the same thing. 
The play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines. It's hard to feel whether we're in a tragedy or a farce.
They sound just right. :)
And we do not need to be Albert Einstein to muse this - Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.




Bucky on Humanity, Integrity, and Transcendental Meditation

Here is a remarkably inspiring session between Mr Buckminster Fuller (Bucky) and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi where they talked about the universal basis of the life of individual and cosmos.

The basis of this exchange:

Bucky said he first started to explore the untapped faculties of the human mind in 1927, which is when he first began investigating meditation. However, he was not impressed with what he learned because he concluded people were meditating for their own personal advantage, rather than to help the world.
Bucky’s impression changed dramatically 44 years later when he met Maharishi at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
It came as a great delight to me in meeting Maharishi to learn that he, in his studies, had discovered that in the very earliest recorded thinking in India, that the meditator was exploring these faculties … on behalf of his fellow man.
And Bucky revealed the “great news” of the time:
What is really news is that there have people contemplating and isolati…

Know Thyself

Have you try any personality tests? 
I have tried Myers-Briggs Personality (MBTI) and Dominance-Influence-Steadiness-Conscientiousness (DISC), Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Audio-Visual-Kinesthetic and even some animals categories - Hare-Tortoise-Owl-Squirrel. I have also done my Enneagram test 2 months ago and re-did my DISC profile (And I got different profile result this time). In Enneagram, I am called a Four - The Individualist from the nine personality types. Below is one of the reminder note for me as a four.

The overall keynote of Fours is subjectivity. In order to keep their sense of self alive, Fours need to have a personal and emotional resonance with their experiences. They therefore "take everything personally," and for better or worse, often invest meaning or find intention where there is none. Notice today when you are taking everything personally. 
Thus, this is my favourite prayer to help me when I am taking things too personally until it hurts…