I haven’t written anything here for more than a month and I don’t even really want to write now, but I also kind of want to share some things I’ve become really fond of since, uh, August? It feels so long ago.
oh, ya, from the 1st September year 12 with year 1, I felt so big! [the photo is bigger if you click on it]
School started only three weeks ago, but the studies are in full force already. Being a senior is so hard, you guys! The last chance EVER to get good grades. really stressed. But also happy. I really enjoy studying, it makes me feel alive, it is kind of like riding the bike down the bridge with arms up in air. Oh, by the way, I’ve been riding the bike to school every day now. Trying to use the bike as much as I can before winter starts. Technically, I could ride in winter too if I changed the tires, but to be honest, there isn’t really a reason to do that as the public transport from my home to school is really good and going by trolleybus can often be faster than by bike, so, ugh, idk it is just that I’ve been thinking about this for a while.
o Parks and Recreation! In late August I finally started watching Parks and binge watched the first 4 seasons. It is so good! aaah, really, I hope you all have seen it, it’s brillo [that's a hip way of saying brilliant, you dweebs. okay, I just heard someone say it and thought it was funny.] also APRIL LUDGATE. APRIL IS April. I LOVE HER. To honor April I feel obliged to include a song from our favorite band.
Naomi by Neutral Milk Hotel
Naomi is such a pretty song. On Avery Island is a beautiful album in general, I really like it. When I first found out about Neutral Milk Hotel I only ever listened to Aeroplane and thought that Avery was noisy, but uh! the sorcery of Neutral Milk! Every time I have thought I didn’t like a song/album of theirs I become absolutely obsessed with it a few months later. Whenever I am feeling self-conscious at school I listen to Neutral Milk and soon I feel like a total babe. or as an Eastern European version of April Ludgate only bubblier.
o Ansamblis Manta is still the most loved band in my household. I don’t know how is that possible, but there are quotes for every single life situation in the 11 songs of their debut album. They aren’t really quotes, but my mother and I just use them as some quick jokes or so? but they are really funny, seriously. it is hard to explain, as the kids said in olden days we’re just hip and radical like that! [pretty sure they didn't actually say that]
Nāve jūras malā by Manta
Because of Manta I fell in love with the poems of Klāvs Elsbergs. I used to think the people who liked him were just pretentious hipsters, but ashhh, his poems are really good.
o Chungking Express! It was on the top of my list of films to watch FOREVER and I finally watched it. Ai ai, it is beautiful, the music is wonderful and the actors are great too, I mean Faye Wong and Tony Leung! Wong Kar Wai has some films that I think are pretty overrated like Days of Being Wild, which is just one big what. And not because it is ~intellectual~ or whatnot, but just because it is um, what? I have to confess that I still haven’t seen his infamous In the Mood for Love, might do it tomorrow though!
some parts from Chungking Express and one of the songs
you know how people make those bingo things about movie directors? Wong Kar Wai’s one definitely has to have POLICE OFFICERS in it, why are there police men in almost all of his films? Was it his childhood dream to work for police or what?
Kowloon Walled City [source]
Talking about Hong Kong, I’ve been reading on the Kowloon Walled City and looking at photos and the place seems to have been really interesting, kind of haunting even. Or maybe it only seems haunting to outsiders as people lived very normal lives inside. Still it is fascinating how so many people lived in a not so huge territory [~33 000 people within one city block] and how there were no laws governing the place allowing people to build a house onto the next building. It’s also sad that it was torn down.
yah, not sure what else could I write. Really. These days I mostly study, looking forward starting math and physics after school courses to get ready for the exams and stuff. Not looking forward reading all the boring books for literature, just because something is classics doesn’t mean it is good, okay? Quite interested in geophysics at the moment. Thinking about future and all. Have narrowed down my university choices to 5 places in 2 countries, but still worried whether I’ll get accepted or not and if I get accepted will I be able to pay the fees? I don’t know how often I’ll be writing now that school has started, but you can always reach me by email vendijaelizabete[@]gmail[.]com. I like it when people write to me.
Hope you are all feeling good,