Monday, January 30, 2012

My favorite day of the week...

That's a no-brainer! It's definitely Saturday. This is because I'm free to do whatever I want that day. I abhor Mondays because that's when school begins again and I have to go back to school again bright and early in the morning. On Sunday, I have to calibrate my brain to get prepared for Monday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My hardest midterm will be...

I'm not sure, but it might be History or Chemistry... or Math. This is because I hardly have any rapport between me and any of those subjects. Actually, that's an exaggeration. It would be more accurate to say that I find them harder than other subjects because its just straight up boring memorization, but more so with History and Math. I find English to be the more salient midterms of them all because I do have the life goal of publishing a novel, and English classes help me complete that goal.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Describing my favorite movie...

I'm not sure what my absolute favorite movie is. It would be between Get Smart, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, and Inception, so I'll just talk about Inception. In the movie, the confusing concept of inception is slowly elucidated and made pellucid by slowly revealing different elements of inception as they come up. Inception is the concept of implanting an idea into a target and making that idea grow into whatever the person who implanted the idea wanted. It works by traveling into the target's dream, falling asleep in that dream to go into the second level of dreaming, and then falling asleep in the second level dream to go to the third level dream. The third level dream is very deep into the target's subconscious, and here, Cobb and his teammates can implant ideas that the person will think of as their own. The idea is that the person in the dream can change and mold the target's mind into whatever they want.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Elements of Romanticism in Wuthering Heights

1. Focuses on imagination

This applies to Wuthering Heights where Cathy becomes "mad" and starts seeing things like the Heights off in the distance, whereas Nelly sees no such thing. The story pays attention to Cathy's hallucinatory sights, which pertains to the element of imagination, as the images are from Cathy's brain.

2. Common man

Cathy cannot marry Heathcliff because he is too much of a common man and therefore it would be below her to marry him. The whole problem of the novel is that Cathy loves Heathcliff but cannot marry him because he is a common man and instead marries Edgar and cannot go back on her marriage.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My holiday break...

My holiday break was nice. My aunt and uncle from Canada (they just moved there from China) came to visit as well as my other uncle and family friends. My aunt and uncle are the complete opposite from being libertines; they are Christian Missionaries! Nothing ignominious happened to me over the break. In fact, just the opposite happened! I won a bunch of Mah Zhong games! That's definitely not embarrassing!