Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Indonesia

During the time I was in Jakarta, Indonesia, a friend of mine's father led us to this port in city centre. They were sending cement and wire meshes for building foundations to other islands, and the other islands would send wood back for selling.

These boats were traditional, I mean traditional, they were completely made of wood.

Logs and boats in full view, the workers move on thicker logs to get on and off the boats

The people who unload these boats, are paid 20-30 dollars total (USD) per one truck. That money is shared among the people loading/unloading the boat. It's not that much.

The worst part was that since it was Ramadan month, they were fasting during the day, no food, no water... moving wood logs under the hot sun. Plus, they have to feed themselves/their families.

Our tour guide of the boat. I could imagine being the tour guide, even for a few minutes, earns them a lot more than moving the logs.
The development of Jakarta is very segregated. The rich live the rich life. The poor live a completely different life. The average working office lady starts out at 1.5 million rupiah a month. For those that don't know the exchange rate, that's 1 USD to 10,000 rupiah. So, that runs down to 150 USD a month. Hence forth, food is relatively inexpensive, all the food I've taken pictures of that is on my FB did not exceed over 100,000 each.

This particular dish was 64,000 rupiah, the most expensive single dish I've had in Jakarta.
I had said this on my Weibo: In Singapore/North America, an iPhone is a third, or a quarter of a month's salary. In China, that would be a month or two's worth. Indonesians, on the other hand, have to save half a year's worth of salary to be able to afford an iPhone.

The difference is staggering.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


改变不是坏,也不是好,是环境所逼,是内心革命,是排斥,是适应. 

只能说, you are different. Different from what I thought you were going to be. Maybe that's who you truly are, which would make me wrong.




Listening to: Everybody's Changing - Keane

Sunday, May 6, 2012

So... what do you want now?

一部连续剧里的一段话,形容男人:


有才长的丑
长的帅的不挣钱
挣钱多的不顾家
顾家的没出息
有出息的不浪漫
浪漫的靠不住
靠的住的又窝囊

Some words in a series describing men: (translated)

The talented ones are ugly
The handsome ones don't earn money
The money earners don't care about family
The family orientated have no ambition
The ambitious ones are not romantic
The romantic ones are not reliable
The reliable ones are useless


Yay. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

v 4.0

在KTV唱歌,浏览的是别人的辛酸,别人的故事。他/她装的越若无其事,越是感触深刻。

不点却想点的歌,往往是让人忘不了的一段故事。

有些人,不是自己点的歌,也推掉了拿麦的机会。
在别人在唱的时候发现,其实嘴上是跟着唱,不会唱的很大声,因为不想被别人听到。

就像别人在Facebook上面,post的youtube链接,每次看到“会呼吸的痛”,就知道有什么事情发生了。

这样好吗?
呵呵,应该不是这样问。应该是这样轻松了吗?


歌曲:男人KTV - 胡彦斌

Saturday, March 3, 2012

电影推荐: 爱 LOVE



这不是预告片,这是纽承泽豆导拍这部电影时候的真实。

是他对拍摄电影的“爱”。

____________________


我看了。其实豆导一直是我关注的一个人。
七年前那时他上康熙宣传他自导自演的《求婚事务所》就觉得他对导演这角色非常热诚。

对,我看的是因为导演,不是因为演员。

剧情并不是让人出乎意料之外的,但是还是一个很愉快的过程。

什么是“爱”,不完全懂,至少还是有个几个不错的示范。

里里外外能算有三个故事吧。我认为最好看的是赵薇与赵又廷。以舒淇为中心的那段我觉得写的不是怎么的好看。导的不错,可惜剧本有待进步。

挺佩服赵薇的,还珠以后就不怎么注意她,倒是她有几首歌我还是挺喜欢的。歌唱的不错,但是一直觉得她演戏不怎么地。这次看了电影我小吃惊,她演的不错。

原声带:
林宥嘉 - 傻子
田馥甄 - Love!

___________________


最近忙,最近病,当然最近开小差。

呵呵,不多说了。

开小差时间结束,又该去忙了。


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Let's not

”你如果很幸福
半夜的简讯我就无需回复
因为你的悲喜已经有了容身之处
我也 能有
最纯粹的孤独
最孤独 的孤独“

Sunday, January 22, 2012

龙年

家人, 团聚. 重要.

但是在这时候, 我想人了.

说好了, 不打扰, 不复杂.


新年大家快乐!

妈妈好多了, 手术很成功, 恢复当中. 我在身边, 她开心, 我也开心.

Monday, January 9, 2012

定点 | 动点

我已经很累了。累的是精疲,不是力尽。

我意识这次的严重性,但是我可能不想去面对坏的打算。
我知道,这是不能避免的担忧。

明天不是我的重大日子,但是我可能会因此而决定许多的事情。


不管怎样,我知道我必须勇敢。
所以,妈妈,你明天加油!儿子不能在你的身旁,但我会给你鼓励,勇气。

你会一切都好的!


歌:我想更懂你 - 潘玮柏 & 苏芮

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011

Pardon from my regular programming.

2011

There's so much to say, yet...


Thank you.


I have much catching up to do for 2012.