Archive for the 'Cultures' Category

20
Jan
10

We create another secret world, a place only of beauty.

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Memoirs of a Geisha is one of my favourite movies to watch, and I’ve watched it countless of times.
I’ve never been a fan of Michelle Yeoh or Zhang Ziyi, but I grew to like them after seeing this.

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At the temple, there is a poem called “Loss” carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read Loss, only feel it.

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Water is powerful. It can wash away earth, put out fire, and even destroy iron.

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She paints her face to hide her face. Her eyes are deep water. It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings. She entertains you, whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret.

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We must not expect happiness, Sayuri. It is not something we deserve. When life goes well, it is a sudden gift; it cannot last forever…

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I could be her. Were we so different? She loved once. She hoped once. I could be her.

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The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves. Until one day there are none.

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You cannot say to the sun, “More sun.” Or to the rain, “Less rain.” To a man, geisha can only be half a wife. We are the wives of nightfall.

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07
Dec
09

Oishi!

One of the things I’d like to do before I die is dip my head into popcorn.

I mean, gigantic food is has always captured people’s attention. Think Cloudy! One giant popcorn wouldn’t be fun enough, but a pool of popcorn would be. Giant burgers and cakes are totally overrated.

Giant turkey leg I had in Universal Studios Japan a couple years back. I felt carniverous. Didn't help that we were at the Jurassic Park attraction.

Mm.. I would finish that on my own.

In China, Li Enlai made this 2,852 meters long noodle, with just one kilogram of flour!

Click on image to see more gigantic food!

For all you know, it might be good for health too.

Totally jealous of people who dreamt of bathing in ramen soup. Nothing is impossible? Impossible is nothing! Especially in Japan.

All the food talking is making me hungry. Off to breakfast with Mother now!




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