a few days ago, for some reason I am not able to recall why anymore, my never ending love for ancient greece awoke once again. I have been burying myself in endless articles about early philosophers, first psychology experiments (pharaoh Psamtik I of egypt conducted one of the first psychology experiments on the origin of language; today most of us would laugh to me it is fascinating) and history of the region itself. of course, I never stop just at greece but end up going through entire encyclopedias in a single afternoon. here is where I remember how you laughed because of my pronunciation of the word encyclopedia. I am from europe, give me a fucking break. I think it is all too fascinating, the history of the world. sometimes I think if some people were more educated in certain areas, mainly the past, the present would not be what it is. but enough of that.
I think I may have been joking, a few nights ago at club 71, when I pointed out the feudalistic characteristics of our society. or maybe I have not. it is up to you to figure it out. and as my friend pointed out a more appropriate version would be, bastard feudalism. I am not entirely sure why the two of us enjoy such philosophical, obscure conversations in the middle of a night in bustling downtown, filled with alcoholic beverages, heterosexuals, homosexuals and everything in between. however, such nights make up for the most interesting events of my otherwise stereotypical life of a hamster. some of you maybe wouldn’t even believe it if you realized how much inspiration I am able to draw from drunken nights around the city with people who do not belong to the circle of corporate assholes.
I receive emails, daily, asking me about my writing and the apparent lack thereof. and I will be expecting another half a dozen about my comment regarding our society. maybe I will take some time in the future and explain it further but at the moment there are other things on my mind. for example, the depressing amount of films that are currently being screened at hong kong cinemas, which I would never take the time to go and watch. pirates of the caribbean four being a prime example. what is wrong with the producers replacing knightley with cruz? I have nothing against neither actress, I am just pointing out that the entire series has been ruined for me by a single course of mindless action. also it’s time to stop this three-d bullshit. no one is interested or impressed anymore. after toy story 3 nothing will ever be good enough in three-d ever again. that includes avatar and any other commercially successful film that I consider to pointless and shallow. especially avatar.
given the way of expressing myself you can clearly tell that I have been spending too much time with my filmmaker, who is one of the most cynic and sarcastic people I have ever met with the same amount of intellect and culture. the fact that he was born and bred in hong kong/new zealand just adds to his list of things that make him interesting. he is currently my favorite person to spend time with, with a couple of drinks and sour chips on the twenty-ninth floor of an unnamed lounge somewhere in the middle of wan chai. my sentences are way too long, bear with me. apart from all this, nothing else has been happening. everything is still the same. I am still waiting but I am spending less time pointing out and instead I am focusing on other things. such as waking up at eight in the morning and doing laundry instead of sleeping in. very proactive and productive. my creativity levels suffer horrendously, however.
but that is life, right? next time I should be able to post some new photographic experiments of mine. I am currently too lazy to process and edit four hundred photos. so you will have to excuse me for the time being. also, you may expect another couple of rants similar to these in the near future.
May 16, 2011