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今天終于看完神小風的《百分之98的平庸少女》。當時會買下這本書,完全是被題目所吸引了,有點期待作者怎樣講98%平庸少女的故事。

結果我有點失望。神小風不是個擅長說故事的人。或者她本來也沒有要具體說什麽故事,只是在一連串很傷的語言中表達出自己感到可恥。她對自己感到可恥,也許是窮酸的家庭,也許是不盡人意的求學生涯,也許是苦澀的愛情,甚至是沒有得到真心的友情。

平庸並沒有什麽錯,可是要對平庸感到這麽可恥,那就讓人有點難受了。不是有這樣的不同麽。有的人屬於對什麽都很敏感,在凡事發生的瞬間,腦袋裏已經翻騰倒海,内傷一万次。而也有像我這樣的,儘管體内嗜酸性細胞是正常人的3倍,對空氣都敏感,偏偏是神經很大條的主。

印象深刻的是她說起“窮酸”:“窮酸從來不是天生,是養出來的。我的家庭教育將我養成一個,對金錢小心翼翼的人;那不是實質上的小氣,而是生活上的苛刻;以及‘能坳就坳該坑就坑’。”

如果針對這段話,那我不得不慶幸我有個一樣也是神經大條的媽。她從來都不是個有錢的主,卻總是在菜市場、超級市場像貴婦一樣花錢。她對名牌沒有概念沒有欲望,卻對生活質量有特別的執著。她從來不願意爲了省幾塊錢在晚市去買剩下來的不新鮮的菜(當然積少成多,幾十年下來那也是一大筆錢)。買菜買魚買肉買水果,一定要新鮮的好的…對於很貴的時令水果也很捨得買給我們吃。她說她可以買少,可是不能買差。衛生紙也縂是要買貴的好的,她說其實是對女生,一定要紙質好…她有很多自己的堅持,所以潛移默化,我姐和我也是這樣的習慣。這樣的習慣不能省錢我們也知道…可是千萬不能爲了省錢苛刻生活。

後來的神小風也沒有那麽平庸,至少她成爲了一個新生代作家,寫着讓人有點難受的文字。粗綫條的我,還是比較溫暖的文字。可以悲傷,但要是一份溫暖的感情。

是否平庸的人生,想隨心變。

 

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2011 Movies

今天整理東西的時候發現好幾張2011年看的電影票,突發奇想試圖要把2011年看的電影整理出來。呵呵,不過發現很難…除了電影院,加上租片,買DVD,在新航上看,好像還蠻多的…呵呵,有一些2011年大熱我沒有看,例如非誠勿擾II,One Day,Transformer…,家裏還堆了好一些未看的DVD。感謝有電影這樣東西,讓我體驗我不知道的故事。現在還是把能記起來的列下來:

a. 電影院:

Hereafter

The Kings Speech

Black Swan

Space Battleship Yamato (這個大和號真是太好笑了)

功夫熊貓2

The Hangover Part II

Harry Potter (在我對斯内普教授的依依不捨中結束了)

The Tree of Life

街角的洋果子店(喜歡蒼小優)

Suckseed (泰國電影的小清新)

那些年我們一起追的女孩 (第一次在臺北看電影)

Mayday 3DNA (如果不是五月天歌迷會有人喜歡嗎?)

In Time (2011年最具概念性的電影)

星空(最後一幕小桂轉身,多希望她看到的是長大了的小士)

丁丁歷險記 (那個丁丁的臉跟書一點也不像)

Margin Call (儘管只是描述一天的故事…很精彩)

b. DVD

記錄片:

KJ的音樂人生(一個很有性格的香港小男生如何對待音樂)

乘着光影旅行(關於攝影師,關於我們不太捕捉的光和影)

歸途列車(一家人的春運,讓人看了感嘆不已)

Long March (記錄片,一個女孩重走了一段長征路,參訪了一些長征女性)

普通電影:

A Brand New Life (韓法合拍,關於小女孩在孤兒院等待被領養)

借物少女艾麗緹 (其實它不是宮崎駿的作品)

Flowers (很小部分的小優…)

小情人(很可愛的泰國片)

你好,陌生人 (沒有小情人那麽可愛,可是也算有趣)

It’s A Wonderful Life (美麗人生…非常經典)

飲食男女 (那時候的吳倩蓮,好有氣質!)

讓子彈飛 (BBL表示沒有看懂)

老男孩

此間的少年

Never Let Me Go (也是相當具有概念性…喜歡男主角、女主角)

Crazy Stupid Love (有創意…裏面的對白還蠻有趣的…better than GAP:)

一頁台北

第36個故事

c. 新航

Mid-night in Paris (外國穿越劇)

Monte Carlo (輕鬆養眼)

Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below (新海城,顔色及其唯美,就是沒看懂)

丰臣公主 (喜歡螢之光的女主角:)

阪急電車 單程15分鐘的奇跡 (很有意思地把所有人物的故事用電車串聯起來)

Love and Other Drugs (只能說安妮海瑟薇正在走入一個不能自拔的表演怪圈)

No Strings Attached (Natali也演這類沒有什麽營養的角色)

山楂樹之戀 (我還蠻喜歡男主角的,尤其是笑的時候…)

單身男女 (世界上有吳彥祖那麽完美的男主角嗎?高圓圓有那麽好嗎?)

Bad Teacher (原諒我在飛機上看了很多爛片….)

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其他的想不起來了…BBL…would you please help me check what I missed?

2012年要好好做記錄^^

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王子与公主

 

白马没有王子

城堡没有公主

 

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I have been reading this book recommeded by BBL for several months and finally I will finish it soon! It’s been long I forgot I earned a degree in Economics. Through reading this book, I recalled many stuff I studied in the university and also knew many interesting things I didn’t come across before.
 
The book introduced several great economists in time order and DDY selected below ones who impressed me most (not only their academic contribution):
 
Adam Smith
a. The Wealth of Nations: he wrote it to pass away the time><“‘ The publication of the book brought forth a declaration of independence for economics.
b. Adam Smith, to some extent, was a bit of a bumbler. He usually acted in a absentminded way. We should admit that sometimes wise people are quite absentminded ^^
 
Thomas Robert Malthus
He was called "Doomsday Economist" and he spent many years before he died denying that he was an "enemy" of mankind. He released a frightening theory in the late 18 century that one day output could never keep pace with population growth. Though he missed many important trends in history to make his doomsday eatimation, his logic and ideas still influenced us nowadays like the population control in China and the global environment protection.
 
David Ricardo
DDY likes David Ricardo. He never attended college and never formally studied financial markets, but …"he delved into economic thoery with more competence than any academic." Malthus disagreed with Ricardo, had many debates with him and enjoyed Ricardo’s thoughtful acctacks very much. They were lifelong friends. Ricardo wrote to Malthus before he died: "I should not like you more than I do if you agreed in opinion with me".
 
This future leader of classical economics accidently read "The Wealth of Nations" during a boring vocation when he was 27 years old. He had already been very rich at that time, making a lot of fortune from the stock market, bonds and real estate investments. He contributed to the principle of trade (comparative advantage and free trade), taxing on "economic rent", careful and reasoning method ("literally invented the technique of economics"), etc. He was a wealthy man who could make his life easier and more relaxed. Instead he used his leisure time to study perplexing questions and search for correct solutions. He taught himself about the world and also taught others by newspapes, books and speeches, which wins my respect very much.
 
John Stuart Mill
The sentence DDY remembers very clearly is from James Mill, the father of John Mill. He warned little Mill not to feel proud when he’s sure he knew more than any boys and girls: "Anybody could have done it – given a father like me". John Mill was both the beneficiary and the victim of his father. He was a thinking machine and broke at his twenty years old. After the recovery from spirit disorder, he longed for passion instead of reason and struggled between them. His works taught Alfred Marshall and his position on tax reflected the spirit of the 1986 US Tax Reform Act. Another thing about him DDY also remembers very clearly is that Mill fell in love with a woman called Harriet Taylor. Harriet was married with children. Mill dated with her for 21 years (!) and married with Harriet when Harriet’s ex-husbund died two years later. Mill attributed most of his works to Harriet’s wisdom. He spent his life talking with his father when he was young, talking with Harriet since they knew each other and talking with Harriet’s daughter after Harriet died with his thinking machine.
 
Karl Marx
After knowing more about Karl Marx, DDY reduces her respect for him. Karl Marx spent all his money drinking and made his family live very poorly. He made the maid pregnate and told his wife that Engels was the father (poor Engels).
 
Alfred Marshall
Alfred Marshall was very good at mathematics. He fought for economics as a separate filed apart from history and the moral sciences through his life. He persuaded Cambridge to establish a separate economics course in 1903. He established the marginal tradition that dominates microeconomics today. He taught some of the most prominent 20th century economists, including Keynes. Marshall was said to be a bit "silly" sometimes (大智若愚, DDY is sometimes like that^^). Marshall took Ricardo as his hero (DDY too ^^)
 
Keynes 
Russell once announced that Keynes had "the shapest and clearest" intellect he had ever known. An interesting sentence in the book is "Keynes was smart enough to know that he was smart" (So DDY is not smart since she’s not sure whether she is smart><“‘). Like Marshall, Keynes came to Cambridge to study mathematics but later was encouraged by Marshall to study Economics. Seems that Schumpeter did not like Keynes very much since Keynes was quite arrogant. Except for achievement in ecomonics and investment, Keynes performed very well in the theatre and gain success on his Cambridge Arts Theatre.
 
DDY has another book about dear economists. Will try to finish reading it in Feb.
 
 
 
 

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偽文藝一下

 
開學第一個星期,我和萊斯禮成爲了同桌
我好像是因爲艾萊克斯認識了萊斯禮
然後在金橋8K Run的時候變得比較熟悉
後來萊斯禮以快刀手的姿態幫DDY屠殺了一下牛人(Nurien)
 
萊斯禮的有趣跟艾萊克斯不太一樣
但都屬於爽快沒心沒肺型的DDY基本款
不過大家的"偽文藝"路綫大不同 XD
艾萊克斯走抽象派,以其最近的博文《About relationship》為代表
萊斯禮是奇幻Fiction路綫,從其看的書到其寫的故事…
 
在這裡不得不說瑟利莊同學,這也是一"文藝奇葩"^^
製作MV,寫故事,拍照片…Hmhmm…登雜誌上報…
半年前她推薦了幾本書,直到今日,DDY都還沒有看
比如《East of Eden》《來自無人地帶的明信片》《竹林引幻》等
 
今天萊斯禮推薦了《不存在的女兒》/《The Memory Keeper’s Daughter》
尤其是施清真翻譯的中文版
 
好多書看啊
 
 
Three books impressed me recently:
 
《Fahrenheit 451》by Ray Bradbury, very classic
《Animal Farm》by George Orwell, very creative and good writing
《Flowers for Algernon》, gift from BBL, also creative
 
真正經典的書往往就是:
 
創意的故事内容+超強的講故事能力+非常簡練易懂的語言
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Brida and others

 
What I read:《Brida》
 
終于看完了豬女兒給我的第二本Paulo Coelho的書《Brida》(那本很宗教的《The Fifth Mountain》再等等我吧><“‘)… …《Brida》是寫在《The Alchemist》之後,所以有點女生版煉金術士的味道…那天跟豬女兒和阿Be說完書裏的一些理論后,豬女兒大笑說,"難怪他會去精神病院"…呵呵,可能就是瘋狂的人才會有出其不意吧^^
比如,世界最早只有亞當一個人,然後亞當的肋骨製造了夏娃,亞當和夏娃來自同一個靈魂,然後亞當和夏娃死後,他們的靈魂A和B各自分裂成兩個靈魂C和D,E和F,而且每一組必定是一男一女,然後死後繼續以2的N次方分裂繁殖靈魂…而來自同一靈魂的一組男女,彼此就是各自那一輩子的Soul Mate。每一個人活在這個世上都是要尋找他/她的Soul Mate, 而且在看到自己Soul Mate的那一刻都一定會認出對方…
 
整個故事都在討論選擇,怎麽選擇要追求的智慧,怎麽選擇自己的Soul Mate和愛(在之前瘋瘋理論下,作者最後還是繞不過,那種繞不過的感覺你應該能明白,就是不完美才是完美,放你走才是真愛… …) 不過我很喜歡Brida和Brida的老師Wicca一些女性的心理活動,比如:
—"I wasn’t afraid of difficulties; what frightened me was being forced to choose one particular path. Choosing a parth meant having to miss out on others. I had a whole life to live, and I was always thinking that, in the future, I might regret the choices I made now. I am afraid of committing myself."
—"I would say that I am a woman and does not need to explain my feelings."
故事還是有趣以及有些意義的,至少對我來説,對於選擇要做的事,我也會猶豫,然後截至目前結果就是end up with nothing.
 
What I watched:《Vitus》《Once》and 《Im Juli
 
這三部片都是偶然撞見的,然後都很喜歡。《Vitus》裏也有個很有趣的"七年理論" (這個看過的人就會明白^^),雖然男主角又天才又可愛到沒有很現實,看完還是可以讓你有些思考,有時候按照命運的安排勇往直前也不是壞事…這三部片的音樂我都很喜歡,前兩部充滿了鋼琴(以後一定要學鋼琴!!!),而後一部則是有神秘的土耳其音樂 directed by Fatih Akin。因爲土耳其,最近歷史、文學和其他的一些知識都有在積累,這樣的感覺真好^_____^
 
What I am thinking: 《Quarter Life Crisis
 
活到將近30嵗的時候,人生自我感覺出現危機並沒有什麽不好,就像BBL說的,在這個時候出現的好處是,這時候還很年輕。
請點擊鏈接Quarter Life Crisis或者在GOOGLE輸入Quarter Life Crisis, 維基百科會告訴你。
 
What I am listening: 《春 日光
 
我已經徹底把青峰當作是一個女生了。沖着"Vivaldi四季計劃"之春,怎麽也要聼一下…
 
P.S. 我們要迎接來梅西的年代了嗎? 
 

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The Impressionists

 
星期五下午晶瑩發了一個鏈接給我,說,這個東西我一定會喜歡…原來是誠品網店在賣BBC2006年出品的《The Impressionists》…於是星期五晚上耗費了九鴨二虎之力在網上找到這個片(要不要買林小鴨習慣先看一下或者聼一下)…臺灣版中文名叫做《莫内和他的朋友們》,這個還算貼切,因爲該片是以莫内(Claude Monet)晚年的時候接受一個記者採訪展開的他和他印象派朋友們的故事,大陸版本叫做《印象派簡史》…真是不容易找到這個名字…好吧,也算是"簡史"吧,畢竟BBC堅稱這個故事是真實的,根據這些人的書信和回憶記事寫成的劇本…風景很美,只是男主角莫内年輕時候本人應該沒有那麽帥吧…
 
林小鴨第一次比較完整地認識印象派是大學時候的跨校選修課。那時候同濟那位老教授的《西方美術史》算是最熱門的選擇,每年報名都爆…記得課程進展到印象派時,林小鴨覺得眼前一亮,因爲在此之前,西方美術都局限于室内,並且大都是宗教及政治類的題材…注重光和色彩,關注大自然和生活瑣事/場景的印象派出現,真的是很大的突破,並且光和色彩還強烈地表達着内心的情感(后印象派更加突出這個)…林小鴨不懂得畫畫,所以只是純粹的喜歡,於是就很愛買一些印象派畫家的明信片和書…2004年法國文化年的冬天,上海美術館有《法國印象派繪畫珍品展》,記得那天還奇冷,林小鴨和婧姝排隊都排到僵掉了,可是真的親眼看到那些畫作的時候還是很激動,尤其是老師仔細講過的那些,例如馬奈(Édouard Manet)《吹短笛的少年》…不過有點點可惜沒有看到莫内的《日出 印象》,畢竟就是因爲這副畫被一個記者嘲諷說“毛坯的糊墻紙也比這海景完整”,他們這個流派才被冠以"印象派畫家"的名稱…以前我大概知道這些印象派畫家的一些事情或者某幾副畫的背景故事,可是都是分割開來看待的,沒有將他們各自的人生聯係在一起,通過看這部片,才知道原來他們有那樣活生生的友情,相互金錢上精神上的扶持,團結一致開創全新的風格…
 
這個片大概3個小時,可是我大概花了6個小時,因爲沒有任何字母,口音也很重,有些時候我都靠原來知道的背景來猜誰是誰…例如開場半小時内我都無法確定誰是雷諾阿(Pierre-Auguste Renoir)誰是巴齊耶(Frederic Bazille),只能判斷說,那個一直給莫内生活贊助的是巴齊耶…普法戰爭中巴齊耶死了雷諾阿被捕…巴齊耶是一個很好的人也非常有才華,整個很可惜…犧牲的時候才29嵗,以至於那次看到他24嵗時的那副《粉色的裙子》還很感嘆…然後,塞尚出場的時候,我幾乎認定這個有點猥瑣怪怪的肯定是塞尚(Paul Cézanne),因爲塞尚就是一個怪咖並且孤僻…塞尚可以就一個山頭畫60次,從不同的角度不同的時間光線…很偏執…塞尚雖然參加了印象派自行組織的畫展也跟這群人過往甚密,不過他比較強調體積感,注重物體制閒的整體關係…因爲塞尚這部片才顯得有趣很多…比如他跟他爸爸的對話:
爸爸:Perhaps you are just not good enough.
塞尚:Perhaps I am too good. Perhaps I am a genius.
爸爸:One may die with genius, Paul, one eats with money
這個對話是有趣,可是也很無奈地反映出爲了藝術和理想,他們在生活上付出了多大的代價,而且犧牲的還主要是妻子和孩子…像莫内的妻子,在生下孩子后,一度抱着孩子痛哭…而莫内卻什麽也做不了,繼續熱愛他的光和影…有次他妻子累倒生病,莫内呆呆地望着她,妻子問他,你在看什麽,莫内搖了搖頭說沒什麽,可是妻子知道,"you are looking the light on my face"…語氣中無比的無奈…不過要有所成就也就需要這樣的專注和熱情吧。這部片還是講了一些這群人的軼事,例如馬奈會因爲他的好朋友批評他跟他進行決鬥,還有莫内出去寫生的時候居然被鉛球砸中之類的,德加這個人我比較不喜歡,這個人就是典型的紈絝子弟遊戲人間…
 
我最喜歡的是雷諾阿吧,我純粹是因爲下面這一幅畫喜歡他,而且他一直堅持畫比較美的東西,認爲世界上已經有很多讓人不開心的事情,唯美的藝術有何不可…
 
(Mademoiselle Irena, 1880)
 
總之,我喜歡這樣同儕之間的感情~~~本周末文藝生活結束~~~
 
P.S. 昨天去Jet傢,聽到《Can’t Smile without You》,回來google了一下,很喜歡…請欣賞
 
 
 

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