2013年12月24日星期二

To the stupid, fat woman in LA who stared at me and told me "I don't want to talk to you!" in front of the stupid Kohl's when I politely tried to ask about directions: fuck you too! I sincerely hope you will have the worst Christmas ever!

2013年11月17日星期日

Winter time, gardens are gone

In Clemens Garden I saw them taking down the flowers because winter time is approaching.

It is always beautiful and sad. Those poignant whispering and wishful goodbye.











2013年11月16日星期六

The Reasons Why I hate The Hunger Games

I am seriously wondering why The Hunger Games movie is so popular in United States, and people are so looking forward to watch the second movie.

OK, I am a foreigner, and I haven't read the book before. But the truth is, the movie itself sucks. I don't even want to take a look at the book after I've watched the movie.

And the movie rated 7.2 on IMDb. Seriously?? The movie is just another Twilight Movie with the disguise of serious topics such as humanity and politic metaphor (maybe?) But the humanity in this movie doesn't make sense at all!! Or does the movie even show any humanities? All the people are doing crazy and stupid things trying to kill each other while the audiences (such as me) can't even feel the necessity to do it. 

And what is wrong with the girl???? So she keeps holding her feelings to herself with only her eyes looking around warily and expect all the audiences to know how she feels?? I've never felt so irritated while seeing all the characters in the movie merely react according to what the plot needs instead of behaving more like a logical human being. And all those seemingly talented bad guys turned out to be just a bunch of fools who just can't stop chasing Katniss. 

I don't know how many American people have seen the Japanese movie Battle Royale. When I first saw The Hunger Games, the movie setting reminds me a lot of Battle Royale. The difference is that, Battle Royale did such a great job in depicting humanities under that particular situation and the relationship between two generations. Of course Battle Royale is not a PG-13 movie. But if you really want to put up something serious, you do have to dedicate more to the topic instead of stuffing everything you find popular among youngsters into the movie and make it awkwardly nondescript.

2013年10月22日星期二

The end of Fall, everything is falling

Took some pictures of me standing next to a golden color tree with half of its tree leaves gone.

I love the season of Fall at where I live now. It has beautiful colors that are gradually changing in a harmonious order. Even at this point of time when everything starts to wither, it still shows a combination of golden age vitality and end of the season loneliness.

I wore my newly arrived clothes out to take these pictures. Thought it would be a good match to the weather with a golden color jacket and a plaid dress with ragged style. Though the style and my idea are not so clearly shown in my pictures due to my poor self-photographing technique, I'm still satisfied with the pictures since they do a good job expressing my impressions of Fall emotion.



Coat: Forever 21
Dress: UO Renewal Ragged Style Plaid Dress
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Backpack: Nasty Gal









2013年9月6日星期五

A Renewed Story of Superman

Just watched Man of Steel in the theater of my university today, though I wasn't a fan of Superman. As long as Christopher Nolan's name shows on the screen, it is a must-see to me.

I have to say that overall it is a good movie. As an introductory part of a new Superman series, it gives out some good features that make me looking forward to the sequels. But also because of the same reason that it is a start of a renewed Superman story, the movie has been assigned to provide too much background information within 2 hours. This fact has made the pace of the movie hard to manage.

I guess that is why the movie proceeds in a somewhat disordered way. The pace is too fast that it lacks the basic interestingness and entertainment as a super hero movie. The transitions between plots are not fluent and convincing enough to bring me, as an audience, into the following situations. Also the role of Louis fits in weirdly. It seems that she had committed a lot to the process of following the myth of Clark,and then all of a sudden she chose to believe in and support him without giving a reason that is strong enough for the audiences to follow.

I like Amy Adams as an actress. She's got a lot of great performances in movies. But this movie hasn't given her enough space to show her talent. All they need is a seemingly wise girl with eyes filled with beliefs and tears, who are always standing there helping and comforting Superman.

Except all the imperfections, I do love the fighting parts of the movie and that it gives plenty of time for the characters to fight. All of them are basically dropping and throwing everything they have (including themselves) to make explosions and strikes. There are some very nice pictures during the fight between Superman and Zod too.