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  • Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. – The words I have to type out

    I've always a big fan for small, unnoticeable movie theaters those don't play blockbusters. Here is the place called The Empire, a small cinema in Phnom Penh. The cinema is on the second floor of a shabby bar. Two of my friends and I passed by and hesitated whether we should go in, as I…
  • 记 – 古晋

    上次旅行已经是三个月之前的事情了,这次短暂的旅行的终点是古晋。 斋戒 古晋,在马来西亚的东部的砂拉越的首府。虽说砂拉越文化颇有不同,但是对于作为首府的城市,我也是多少没有什么期待,不过是另外一座城市罢了。不过到达当天正式马来的开斋节,整个城市拂去了焦躁的人来人往,仿佛空城,倒也是别有一番滋味。 开斋节是伊斯兰教解除一个月斋戒的节日,在马来西亚,这一天大家都会回家团聚。坚持一个月的斋戒的结束,想想的却是值得好好庆祝的日子。 飞机下降的时候古晋已入夜,从飞机狭小的窗口可以看到小城的五色烟火,像是变幻的肥皂泡在大地上星星点点的绽开。到达住所的时候,楼下的小巷装饰着一排排红色的灯笼,不大不小,喜庆却又不喧闹,像是成熟的果实一样缀在两排房屋之间,夜晚降临的时候,配合着柔和的街灯,静谧的很。 这次旅行并没有什么计划,或者一定要做的事,只是对当前的生活短暂的抽离,换一座城,换一换心情。大多的时候,S和我两个人都只是在街上走走看看,累了就回到住处休息,做些闲杂的事情。我们住在一座小楼的顶层的房间,举架很高,还有一间阁楼和阳台,房间有五六扇落地窗,白天如果没有下雨,阳光遍洒进来,映在宽厚的木地板上,很适合看看书写写字。可能是因为节日的缘故,街上的店铺都没有开门,只有几家点心店零零散散的开着门,每每走过楼下的小巷子,若是恰巧与里面的大婶儿目光相会,都会彼此点头微笑。 艳阳 这里的天气似乎没有新加坡那么潮湿,让人在温吞的午后透不过气。我是喜欢太阳的,印象最深的是初中的军训,在山中的军营操场上灼热的太阳和初春的时候哈尔滨乍暖还寒的晴日。无论是前者或者是后者,当我闭着眼一动不动的站在阳光中的时候,眼睛依然可以感受到阳光的温暖。像在梅雨的季节的稻草人,在心中积郁了除不去的那份潮湿在看得见的灼热阳光下一点一点的蒸发殆尽。闭着眼睛,我便可以以第三人称的视角看着一动不动的自己变得干燥清爽。最后一天的下午,就是这样一个大晴天,我俩悠哉的走去砂拉越伊斯兰博物馆,见惯了大都市的博物馆,这里显的有点冷清,像是普通的乡间小楼。门口有一些稀稀疏疏的杂草,灼热的午后,安安静静的,只听得到空调嗡嗡作响,伊斯兰风格的博物馆墙壁上有着清真蓝色的图案。走进博物馆,里面有个看起来四五十岁的工作人员,他热情的和我们打了招呼,说博物馆免费,里面有左中右三个展厅,因为是开斋节,访客除了我们以外,一个人都没有。在博物馆不远处政府在新建一座博物馆,大概会在三年之后开始营业。 部落 短暂停留其中的一天,S和我决定去砂拉越文化村看看。因为十一点半的时候有原住民的表演,所以我们十点多就出发了,经过45分钟的车程,我们到了被森林环绕的文化村。到的时候刚刚好赶上演出开始。舞台上不知了图腾一样的道具,演出有原住民独特的舞蹈以及乐器。整体的感觉是以猎捕自然为主题的比较多。舞蹈的节奏都比较缓慢,舞步也很轻柔,脚尖跟着节奏轻轻的点地或者展示猎人厚实的力量。 整个村落有七种部落的建筑,Bidayu、Iban、Penan、Orang、Ulu、Melanau、马来族和华族。沿着地图,无论走到哪里都可以听到一种叫做sape的一种传统乐器悠扬的琴声。在Ulu房屋的门口有一幅树的壁画,枝叶交错,是部落的族谱,据说一些原住民是可以从中读出历史。弹琴的人就坐在壁画前,赶上对的时间还可以看见漂亮的原住民姑娘随着音乐翩翩起舞。虽然知道文化村只是给游客看的轻浮的表面,真正深刻的习俗跟着还以部落形式生活的人应该已经躲进深林,远离了时代的喧嚣,但是我感叹于这个世界的多元无与伦比的精细与浩瀚
  • A carnival for everyone – a thought about Sense8

    I've just watched Sense8, and wanted to write a brief thought about it. As indicating from the beginning of every episode, "no matter where you are from, human being are all connected". In the show, among the clusters, there are people from all different places, India, US, Iceland, etc. and people of different sexualities, gays,…
  • Review on Moon 2009 (Spoiler alert)

    I watched the movie Moon today. It took me a long time to start watching it.It takes efforts to watch such a lonely film, but finally I did it. It's a really impressive low budget thought-provoking film by Duncan Jones What makes us human, and what is humane? We are human because we have human…
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    A small experiment about those dudes sitting at “the back”

    I'm a traveller, at least I like travelling. When I'm going somewhere, one thing I have to think about is transportation - how to reach there. It could be by flight, by train, by bus, bar car, on foot etc. I'm not much of a hiker, so for me most of the time, there will…
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    Segments and Points – Merry Christmas

    I went to London at the beginning of December last year for work, and after that I decided to stay there for a couple of days to enjoy the winter time(since there is literarily no winter in the country I stay). I went there by myself, and met some friends who work there. Merry Christmas…
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    I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself —

    I came from a place which has four seasons. And now I've spent almost eight years in a place which has summer all year round. I do miss the dry and cool air and falling leaves. Hands down, this is my favorite time of year. The crisp, fresh air, the overflowing farmer’s markets, all of…
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    Narcissistic croissant 

    I've been a bit old fashioned , though I'm a young person (well, sort of). So I always have a strong bias about the platform to edit photo. I don't like snap a photo and adding a filter and, just post it on Instagram, BOOM, it's done. To me it's like eating instant frozen pizza,…
  • Lucky to have you around when I grow up

    One for All, All for One
  • You just want be the person you want to be

    sometimes I feel like I was born with a leak, and any goodness I started with has slowly spilled out of me and now it’s all gone. I've watched the first season of Bojack Horseman, I like this series. It's funny, I like the lame jokes in the show, and the details in BH are…