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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Why I hate movies

They say movies are reflections of our lives. How true do you think that is?

I think it's just a joke. Seriously. The sort of scenes we see in movies can't be applied in our lives at all.

I've seen so many of my friends wishing their lives were as beautiful as these moving portraits that are projected on screens.

In the end what happens? They start comparing their lives with the movies, and they start complaining about how insensitive and unromantic their partners are. Then, they start arguing with each other, because their expectations of their partners based on the movies, are not fulfilled.

Movies are not reflections of our lives. Even if they are, they are but photoshopped reflections, hiding the ugly truth in real life, only emphasizing on the beautiful aspects of life.

Seriously, ask yourself.

Do you ever wake up looking beautiful and your hair is in perfect shape? Do you smile all them time, free of agitation and frustration while strolling down a road? Do you even have makeup on when you take a bathe?

You don't? Well, they always do in movies.

Everything is always beautiful in movies. Everyone is perfect, leading us to believe that life should be perfect as well.

Then some of you may say, there are also some sad parts in movies.

Yeah, they are. But what about them? Do they even make up a quarter of the whole movie? Even if they do, do you think the sadness is that sad after all?

In movies, couples fight and they get back together a week after. The sun shines bright and birds rejoice as they embrace each other. All if forgotten, all is well.

You won't be expecting that in real life. There's gonna be a real clash when a couple fights. The world splits into two, and people are forced to take sides or die. And even if the couple manages to find the peace after the storm, there ain't gonna be rainbows stretching above them as they hold each other. It's just gonna be a silent apology, followed by an awkward moment of even more silence.

Movies are not our lives. They may be inspired by our lives, but they're just fragments of what we are expecting from an ideal life, whereby everyone in the world hold hands and sing a song of hope.

An ideal life is just a wish that can't be granted. We are but humble marionettes, dancing to the strings of our puppeteer. We are coerced on the stage, made to please the audience, not given the right to choose our props, our crowd, our stage, or even the other dolls. We are nothing but dancers, enslaved for eternity. Until one day, when our strings are severed, we fall off the stage and remain there, forgotten.

After all, what are we but just another prop to make the stage more appealing?

Hence, we resort to movies to represent our aspirations toward life. They may not make our wish come true, but it gives us the light of hope that things might get better, things will get better.

But what if it doesn't? We just keep waiting, and waiting for the change to happen, until we get fed up and give up hope in life.

Monday, October 24, 2011

All those glitters are not gold

T'was a fine day. Andy and I were in 1U doing some shopping (Andy wants my opinion as he's gonna get himself some new clothes)

So we went into Brands Outlet

Andy : Woah! I like this shirt's colour! The images on it are so cool! (picking up this green shirt with some prints on it)

Me : Yeah, it looks nice. You should try it on.

(after trying on)

Andy : I'm getting this one! :D

Me : Great. It's 3 for RM50. You still need to get another 2.

So he picked up another 2 t-shirts and tried them on.

Andy : I love this place!

Me : it's my favourite place too. So you getting them?

Andy : Nah, I'll walk around and see first

Me : Oh, OK.... (WTF if you like them sooo much, just buy lah! Donit walk here, walk there, waste time)

Then we entered Zara

Andy : ZOMG, this shirt damn cool! I love the colour!

Me : Errr... It's just a plain shirt and it's almost triple the price of the one you tried just now

Andy : But I like this better

Me : I think the previous ones look better

Andy : But it's Zara!

Me : Huh?

Andy : It's Zara!

Me : Excuse me?

Andy : This shirt is from Zara! Those shirts are just from Brands Outlet

Me : Errrrr..... Are you buying the brand or the shirt?

Andy : Everything from Zara is so nice~! *dancing and spinning around as if he was Julie Roberts in The Sound of Music* 
(I suspect he did not hear me, or probably ignored me)

So Andy got his Zara shirt, which was effing-expensive for such an effing-plain shirt

A few hours later, we walked pass Brands Outlet again

Andy : Shit. I just got conned

Me : Huh?

Andy : I hate this shirt I just bought!!!!

Me : But you said you liked it!!!

Andy : I don't! I like the those more! *pointing at the mannequins in Brands Outlet*

Me : .......  Eff you

Moral of the story : All those glitters are not gold. Just because it's Zara, that doesn't mean it's nice. So if you're gonna get yourself something, buy it because you really like it, not because its expensive/high-end

Saturday, October 22, 2011

DI water Vs Water

So a few days ago, this friend of mine Mark, came up to my room, and had a look at my stuff. Then, he was looking at my moisturizer, and he was saying "This is a good product!"

Then I asked, "How come?"

"It uses deionised water", he replied.

And this incident gave me the idea to start this post.

What is deionised water?

Deionised water or D.I. water is a form of purified water, where the metal ions and other chemicals in it are removed.

What about water?

water could probably refer to any type of water from river water to tap water. So if it's tap water that your product is using, you can bet that there's gonna be chlorine in it. And yes, chlorine is bad for you skin.

what's so good about DI water?

If DI water is used in your product, you can be sure that the water is pure and does not contain any other chemicals in it.

So what if there are other chemicals in it?

I dunno, the chemical ions could probably react with the extracts in your product or other active ingredients, and render them ineffective, or worse, potentially harmful to your skin.

Should I get products with DI water?

Well, it's entirely up to you. However, I realised that my skin only got better when i completely switched all my products to be made up of DI water. Obviously, water is just not good enough for my fussy skin.

*Note that DI water is not a miracle ingredient. Just because a product contains DI water, that doesnt make it good. Even if it's DI water but it still contains SLS, silicone oils etc, you can be sure that it wont make a difference to your skin in the end*

BTW, I just had a lab session this week where we examine DI water and Tap water. The tap water used was disgusting. I can already imagine the type of "water" they use in manufacturing. Nuff said.

Do I suggest switching to skincare products that use DI water instead of just water?

yes I do

So thanks for reading, and my apologies for not not posting for such a long time.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Back to Uni

Hey guys, I'm really sorry for not updating this blog for such a long time.

Right now, I'm back in uni. Year 2 is definitely not as easy compared to Year 1, but I'll pull through :D

I promise another post soon :D