October 24, 2006

Mid-October Review

It's hard to believe that October is marching to its end. Somehow I feel like that a lot happened this past couple of weeks. Not only did I have a new job but also a new work schedule. Though it sucks that I have to take the Caltrain and change to Muni to work every day, I do love the atmosphere of working in the city. I actually don't mind dressing up to work at all. It makes me feel that I am actually growing up and working in the real work.

Anyway, I took the time this past week to re-organize my living space. Hopefully things will go smoother from now on. I don't really buy in the fung-shui thing a lot but I do think that the yin/yan balance plays a role in our life.

Well, my 29th birthday is less than a week away. I don't have any plans yet. I was hoping to do something big before but now I just want to do some thing low profile. I just want to stay in bed for an entire day!

October 07, 2006

One Blood - Terence Jay

Recently, I finally got a chance to watch the movie "Green Street Hooligans." It's an excellent movie about the British footballer culture. The movie tells a story of an American being kicked out of Harvard University and moving to London to stay with his sister and brother-in-law. Of course, the movie goes into details about the broken family of the American student. However, what struck me the most is how it explains the cultural differences between the American and the British; the honesty and the brotherly love between the characters. It's a fascinating movie if you have time to catch it.

By the way, the theme song of the movie is actually performed by one of the actors, Terence Jay, who played the Harvard snob in the movie.

Terence Jay – One blood

In the far away fires
Where the hills forever burn
At the feet of our heroes
We try hard to learn
But the lesson is lost there
In the smoke and the mud
That we are one flesh, one breath, one life, one blood

I stood by the river
That ran red with shame
I stood in the killing fields
Where death had no name
I stood with my brothers
And away it flood
And we where one flesh, one breath, one life, one blood

Then I felt to the ground
Tasted ashes on my tongue
Thinking that only the death
Are forever young

There was peace in the twilight
And for a moment among
It was a world without danger
A world without war
And I will take all your suffering
It will do any good
Cause we are one flesh, one breath, one life, one blood