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Being taken over by The Fear

Lily Allen’s The Fear can probably be crowned The National Anthem of the 21st Century.

‘I want to be rich and I want lots of money
I don’t care about clever I don’t care about funny
I want loads of clothes and fuckloads of diamonds
I heard people die while they are trying to find them’

These opening lines cannot be more real. People nowadays don’t give a crap about anything other than money. It’s easy to say we shouldn’t be too materialistic, but it’s hard to put this principle into life. At the end of the day, money means power, and it gives you a very comfortable life. It’s difficult, if not impossible, not to be engulfed by the greed inside us. Again, at the end of the day, ‘I’m not a saint but I’m not a sinner’.

‘And I’ll take my clothes off and it will be shameless
‘Cause everyone knows that’s how you get famous.’

This is exactly the view of the majority people I believe. We don’t seem to care how we get money, we don’t care about whether it’s ethic to do something in exchange of fame, glory, and eventually money. Is it the correct mindset? I don’t know. Living in a corrupted world, I don’t know what is real, and what I meant to feel anymore.

And here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25QrnxD-NB4 you get to hear the great national anthem of the 21 century.

I do admire Lily Allen’s ability to write lyrics in a very very poetic form (at least to me it is so poetic). But the most important thing, is I think she does write people’s heart. I personally think, she did write a lot that reflects my life. The Fear is one of them, The Littlest Things… ehm… I may probably have encountered something similar.

Well, listening to Lily Allen’s at least gives me some comfort, so I know there are people outside who could still see the truth.

‘Sometimes I find myself sittin’ back and reminiscing,
especially when I have to watch other people kissin
Sometimes I wish we could just pretend
Even if only for one weekend
So come on, Tell me
Is this the end?
I was so lost back then
But with a little help from my friends
I found the light in the tunnel at the end’


I rarely watched old films since I came to university. A few days ago, I heard the song ‘Up Where We Belong’ on Youtube as it came up as a recommended video. Then, I decided to watch ‘An Officer and A Gentleman’ as it was recommended by my mum for ages. Indeed, I think it’s a very good film.

First, in terms of actor/ actress, it was already amazing. Richard Gere, is like George Clooney, as he is what many guys would want to be when they get older. Although his acting is not that great (I would describe his acting as a piece of wood0, he looks great enough for the film. Debra Winger, as the main actress, is what I would describe as proper fit (Of course back at that time). She looked pretty and sweet. She definitely attracted me to the film even more!

Soundtrack-wise, ‘Up where we belong’ (or ‘Love Lifts us Up Where We Belong’) fits  into the theme of the film so well. Why? Because it’s about how the love relation of Richard Gere and Debre Winger kept Richard going with the U.S. Navy training camp. Well, sometimes when you do things for someone rather than yourself, you might do it better as you don’t wanna disappoint the other party.

I kinda like this film. I found it both realistic, and idealistic. It tells the truth that, some women at that time only wanted to marry navy pilot for the sake of the title. They would even set a trap (get themselves pregnant with the pilot) so the pilot have to marry them. It might happen in this modern world somehow, as in women seducing rich people for the sake of the wealth. They might set the same ‘trap’ too. Why is it idealistic? Debra Winger in the film is the idealistic character. From the first half of the film, we can see she loves Richard Gere so much, that it is nothing much related whether he is a navy pilot. She supports him through the tough time, and finally till Richard succeeds. Is this unrealistic? I don’t know, finding a girl who would support you through the tough time like she did, seems to be difficult in nowadays world, as there are too many choices for them that they don’t really have to stick to you. Well, this film got me, made me wanna go back and live in an earlier time. Well, if I were born earlier, it would mean, easier immigration, more romantic, and probably better, and simpler life, where freedom and warmth are everywhere.

‘Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong’, yea, that’s how people get good.

Having been to the world for more than 20 years, I have never been to McDonald’s once, as the chef in my mansion feeds me with steak, caviar, lobsters… and shite like that every day. I have heard that many people like going to McDonald’s, so I decided to give it a go, with my first date.

So I took my girl to McDonald’s yesterday. It was so crowded, and yea, I understand that, it should be busy everywhere during lunch time. So I took my girl to wait at the door for the waiter/ waitress to take us in when we can be seated. LOL someone behind us asked us to leave and not to block the door! WTF?! My anger came RIGHT AWAY! I just kicked him out. Not long after, I saw the empty chairs and empty table. So I spoke to a staff ‘Table for two please.’ She replied ‘oooh okay’ then she left. What kind of restaurant is that!? So I took my girl to the table and get seated.

I waved at the same staff who ‘served’ me.
Me: So what is the meal of the day, or most popular dish here?’
Her: Huh?!
Me: Do you want me to repeat? What is the most popular dish here?
Her: I quite like Salsa Legend.
Me: (What a dumb name, no idea what it is!) Okay, can I have 2 of it please then, with the fries in American style, and Romantic Chocolate Sundae please.
She laughed, and said ‘You go buy it yourself.’

I went to the counter, then I saw the promotion of Big Mac.
‘Well I fancy beef more today, I go with Big Mac then.’ I thought.
So I made the order…
Me: The set lunch of Big Mac please. For the beef, I want medium rare. I don’t want the Fries in American style with the meal, I just want spaghetti. Any recommended wine today? And what can I choose for dessert?
The staff laughed a bit, then said ‘As for the drink, you can have the McD sparkling black water. For dessert, I get you the super crunchy luxury apple pie, and soft ice-cream with strawberry sweetie dressing sauce then.’
I thought about my date, then I said ‘Can I have a 5 Chicken Select meal, with the same drink and desserts. For the chicken, I want wings, thighs, and legs please.’
Staff: I will get you the best chicken as I will Select it for you, that’s how it’s called Chicken Select.’
Me: Okay, fine, I am eating here and not taking away. (Although I thought ‘what restaurant is it? You can get chicken select but you cannot select your chicken?!’ I thought maybe they only do regular customers.)

When the food came, my anger grew again! I told him I am NOT taking away, and he did not even give me the utensils?! At least give me a plate, come on!

Okay, fine, I took the food back to my table. Oh, did I not order spaghetti? Why is it American fries again? Poor service, got the wrong order probably. I got two sets of plastic utensils on the till then my girl and I started to dine in….. then I asked for the manager to complain.

‘Oh dear, the beef in the big mac is NOT medium Rare, it’s well-done, WHY??!! Damn, fine.
Oh dear, soft ice-cream with strawberry sweetie dressing sauce… LOL, half-frozen milk with strawberry… ridiculous
Oh dear, Super Crunchy Luxury Apple Pie? Looks like a cockroach, with some lava in it to burn my tongue…. Evil.
Oh dear, McD Sparkling Black Water? It’s simply coca cola with water….’ I shouted to the manager as a complaint after the meal.

Him: Sir, if you keep on disturbing our customers, I require you to leave.

I did not answer him. I looked at him, the food, the customers, and the logo of the restaurant. My girl rejected me right away at this first date for taking her to this bad restaurant. I looked at all of them, gave them a wee smile, then left the restaurant. At that moment, I felt like a loafer.

So, never ever, take your first date to McDonald’s!

The film ‘Fifty SHades of Grey’ is such a big hit on the Valentine’s Day this year. I expected a great film with a nice plot. I thought it would be good, even though IMDB rated it 3.3/10. After seeing the film, I finally understand why. I felt like paying a few quid, just to see some of the sex scenes in the film, and see, how dreadful is that?!

The beginning of the film is already problematic, during the interview of Ana and Grey. First, in an interview, how is it possible, to flirt like them. And, asking questions like ‘Are you gay?’ !?!? What?! Second, no matter how many times I think, think, and re-think, I still don’t understand how they fall in love in just an interview. Is it because girls always fall for powerful guys? This is the most possible answer that I could think of, could be out of context though. Or is it something called ‘love at first sight’, that idiots like me can never understand? I just don’t understand it anymore. Or is it this easy to flirt with a girl, just by looking her in the eyes for a couple of seconds?

Quite a big part of the film deals with the contract of the sex acts that Grey wants to have with Ana. Well, to be fair, the contract itself is in details, so, kind of good. It takes, almost an hour, for Ana, to think about, whether to sign the contract, or not. And, it ends up, her just saying, ‘OK’ when Grey gives her a kiss. Just an ‘Okay’? Doesn’t it seem to casual? I just felt like having a whole hour wasted. It is totally dreadful. Also, it is too predictable for her to say ‘yes’ to the contract. In the middle of the film, do you think Ana, would say NO and terminate the contract? So this huge part does not seem relevant to me.

Talking about acting, it is fine. I could try to see the director trying to capture the beauty of Ana, which is her side glance, her side glance, and her side glance. Her side glance appears more than 10 times exactly the same in the film, quite iconic to be honest, and everytime it is Grey touching her cheek.

In general, I would put this film in the category of ‘Twilight’. Without a pair of decent-looking main characters, this film is unlikely to be popular. The film also suggests the idea that rich and powerful guys are girls-magnet, this gives me aspiration to get rich. Such a good film, isn’t it, being so inspirational! I can imagine if Grey is poor and ugly, this can be a horror flick called ‘Fifty Ways of Getting Laid’.



Well, this is simply to express my frustration towards table-tennis.

Now I know, although I do want to improve, I don’t get many chances to. Why? Because I have a coaching certificate! Then, I am allocated to beginners group! It’s NOT that I don’t wanna coach beginners, it’s just that I still want to improve WHILE I CAN! I can always help when I don’t want to, or have no ability, to improve anymore! But now, it’s like my heart is full of fire and someone is pouring the water to put out the fire!

I don’t know, maybe you’ll say I am selfish. I just found it frustrating when he told me ‘You should help me with the beginners’ Just WHY? Why is it me to do it? And I am sure there are enough coaches dealing with beginners! Do you think I don’t want to improve anymore? I think it’s just unfair. I did say ‘I want to improve my game!’ but definitely my request got ignored. Holy Moly, I’d definitely find some way to get rid of this, and the best method is to get someone else to play with on the same days (I don’t mind skipping the session but playing some better players so I can improve)

I know this post is pretty unclear about what I want to say, but I definitely got annoyed…. 😦