中四的時候, 小弟上的第一堂文學課. 老師跟大家講: 我們學文學不是為了拿A, 而是為了進入"文學的世界". 大概老師已看了死詩會, 才有這樣的MISSION STATEMENT. 大概老師沒有細心嘴饞死詩會羅賓威廉士那段文學的功用的教導, 所以她沒有多解釋"文學的世界"是咩意思. 大概我當時跟大夥同學都沒有看過死詩會, 只看過阿SIR早晨, 也不大明白"文學的世界"是咩意思. 所以老師定下的MISSION STATEMENT: 我拿不了A, 完成了前半; 我領略不到"文學的世界", 更別說進入, 完成不了後半.
但看見我的兒子, 我知道原來要進入這樣的一個世界. 有些人是天生 a piece of cake的.
差不多開學, 那小學要把欣賞古詩作為考試範圍, 並要求父母學前跟孩子討論古詩的詞義, 詩境, 背後的故事, 作者生平等等.
第一課: 李白 靜夜思
“幻想一下咁的圖畫, 或鏡頭. 一個好老的男人住酒店. 酒店靚不靚? 靚到不得了. 六星級, 雪白的bedding. 大玻璃窗, 窗前一個大月亮. 夜晚. 但點解那男人要酒店. 冇屋企. 因為一D原因回不了家. 住酒店過唔過癮? 過癮. 但住十年呢? 見唔到屋企人, 見唔到妹妹, 見唔到爸爸媽媽. 唔開心係咪? 所以他低頭. 點解低頭? 因為他喊, 想起屋企個個一樣的月亮. 喊"
那個六歲的小孩子. 突然雙眼盈框, 突然嚎啕大哭. He got it! He got the dope! He got the feel! 他完全投入了那個李白當時的內心. 我忍唔住笑. 笑他傻. 點會有人因為靜夜思喊的. 亦笑自己慧根不行, 從來沒想過靜夜思是慘絕人寰的韓劇情節. 我們讀精讀, 上維基, 刨粵音韻滙, 都進不了那個所謂的"文學世界", 偏偏一個小朋友, 就咁店行店過的走入去行番出來. just a piece of cake.
但當然 cake 唔一定好味. cake 可能有毒. 我害怕佢行唔番出來. 下次都是同佢研究TOY STORY FINDING DORY好D.
I’ve read Tolkien’s letters before, but as with most reading, each reading is different because I know, think, and believe different things. Tolkien’s occasional crankiness stands out in this reading. He doesn’t like cars (or “motor-cars” in his words) or most industrial / mechanical processes. To him the future often seems grimly industrial, and passages […]
Thursday Nite Live ft. Aaron Rimbui, Sept. 1 2016 @ Choices – Baricho Road — Nairobi Now :: arts, culture and events
Date: September 1, 2016 Venue: Choices, Baricho Road Time: 8-11 pm No Cover Charge About Aaron Rimbui is a jazz keyboardist, composer and performing artiste whose music is best described as colorful rhythmic melodies with African infusions served on a funky contemporary jazz platter. Aaron’s ear for music was spotted while still a toddler. Aaron […]
Many long nights have I been through. Five, to four, to three, and sometimes fucking two.
So yeah. I have watched some TVs.
Fleabag- is definitely one of the best this year. Honestly, men lie. All men lie. We always say we hate bitches. We always say it’s deeper than hell to have a bitch as your mate (even she is as beautiful as Emma Watson). On the other hand, we love to watch a bitch as a bystander. We bravo Marvel bedeviled bewildered by how well a Diva plays a bitch. In this sense, Olivia Coleman definitely deserves one more BAFTA! Yeah….the line “she is not an evil stepmother. Just a bit of a cunt" was flinchingly amazing. But the stepmother whom Fleabag described should perform as one to validate this line, or it would be anticlimax. But Olivia did it. Episodes 5 and 6 she just stole the show. What a bitch. What a cunt.
Straight Outta Compton – Confess. I don’t like NWA. I don’t even know who Dr Dre is. watching the movie was the first time ever I know how Dre should be pronounced (“dray"). I remembered when I did review A Bridge of Spy I mentioned this film as a reference. Sorry Gen, in fact I did it again, bragging a bravado about a movie I haven’t even watched. Well…I still haven’t finished it. But A bit disappointment. Straight Outta Compton is totally what I was expecting it. I know why it’s not a prize winner in Oscar. It’s because of this conformity with everyone’s expectation. It plays how you expect a Black group to be treated, to be described, striving, comin outta nowhere, shooting to stardom, being stop and searched without warrant, their fate, their finale (making a shit brand “BEAT"). But it’s good to watch something about rage when you feel enraged.
For one thing, I don’t know why this song was not even nominated as the Academy Song of the Movie:
又一個不情不願的傍晚，看無線七點時段的一個節目。叫望子成材美國篇。但整個節目支離破碎，第一鏡影了美國史丹福大學校園幾個shot，就無厘頭的剪回訪問名人環節，梁錦松，影著他們母校英華，細數梁先生考獲三優的威風，及如何放下三千萬年薪福利社會的感動世人。再剪下校園打波的學生。整個節目就是學生級數剪接，學生級的訪問質素，學生級的timing, 主持接唔到對白的，和幾個無厘頭的美國境。而是prime time 播映。
我同老婆講。我是監制，會問套野我除了親子王之外，我pitch到咩廣告？仲要prime time? 就要俾面你一個梁錦松，一個吳錫耀？
以下是講yuval Noah harari 的新書，講全球新趨勢的一篇文章，未必夠真，但至少有點新。
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