Life has to be about more than just solving problems. It can’t be that all you do everyday is wake up and just sort of solve one problem or another. There has to be exciting and inspiring events that make life worth living in the first place.
Thanks @joncaslin123 for the tag. Let’s just cut to the chase:
1. I absolutely love to travel, eat, and just observe people’s unique mannerisms.
2. I absolutely hate smokers, late-comers, uninspiring and narrow-minded people (I might be one of them).
3. I am extremely sensitive and self-aware. I take other people’s words and actions very seriously.
4. I am a binge-watcher. Hannibal and House M.D. are 2 of my fav American TV series of all time.
5. In kindergarden, I wrote in an assignment that I wanna be a pianist. That was my 1st legit dream.
6. I don’t do rides.
7. I am socially awkward. I’m not a people person. I get anxious when I have to talk to another human being unless that human being is a family member.
8. I don’t give a f about your alma mater or financial being. Is what you do w/ them that matters.
9. Adam Savage, Réne Redzepi, Chris Hadfield and Elon Musk are some of my biggest heroes.
10. I don’t trust talent for being the propeller to success. Hard work does.
11. Adam Gopnik is my fav writer.
12. In the future, I hope to be the CEO of my own company, and not be someone else’s employee.
13. Thom Browne is my fav fashion designer.
14. I really hate bringing things, esp. w/ my hands.
15. I used to be able to quote the whole Pokémon Jirachi and FF VII AC movie.
16. I am obsessed w/ music, space, Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal, sneakers, bones, etc.
17. Walking is my fav “sport”. I love going down to tiny alleys.
18. If I could eat at any Michelin-starred restaurant, it would be noma, Sukiyabashi Jiro or elBulli (which has already closed).
19. I believe everything and everyone is there for a reason. Not knowing the reason behind something doesn’t necessarily mean it doesn’t exist.
20. Tell me one in the comments below ^^
MY ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE MUST SEEs:
1. NOMA VS. RENÉ REDZEPI
2. ANTHONY BOURDAIN
3. FOO FIGHTERS VS. THE PROM CRASHERS
4. BILL GATES
5. PAUL BISSONNETTE
Some of the people I wanna see take this challenge:
Adam Savage, David Rees, Jamie Hyneman, Mads Mikkelsen, Bryan Fuller, Edgar Wright, Tablo, Hayley Williams, Ferran Adrià, G-Dragon, Neil Gaiman, Malcolm Gladwell, Chris Hadfield, Larry King, Simon Cowell, and Zachary Levi.
I used to envy those with innate abilities, things a lot of us call talents, but no more. I am truly jealous of people who gladly, or willingly, sacrifice a lot of stuff for their future. People who work their butt off for money, life, decency. Maybe, sometimes for social hierarchy. Maybe, sometimes for happiness. Sometimes, and probably for me, to get rid of haunting regrets of the past.
The way any animal thinks depends on limitations of mind and body. If we learn our limitations too soon, we never learn our power.
Hannibal Lecter, Hannibal
Show of reblogs of those who are just in awe that Hannibal did not get ANY Emmy nomination this year. And last year. I mean, come on.
EAT THE RUDE
Hey guys, it’s been quite a while since I last blogged. Today I wanna write about my latest obsession. Something that I can’t get my head off for the past week or so.
From the picture above, some of you might have guessed that it’s Hannibal Lecter. Not the series, the movies, or the novels per se, but the sole character of Dr. Hannibal Lecter himself.
Just a short intro to those alien to this world. Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character created by novelist Thomas Harris. Red Dragon was the first novel he published on Hannibal Lecter, in 1981. He made a series of novels following Red Dragon: The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal and Hannibal Rising. Hannibal is basically a cannibal (which is the greatest pun of all time) and he is closely related to the FBI. All the novels tell the story when he is already captured, au contraire to the TV series which sets just a little before Red Dragon, where we can see him practice his cannibalism and manipulative “humanity” or “civility”.
For the last three weeks, I have been slowly watching the series, created and produced by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes). I just finished watching the first season and currently watching the first episodes of season 2. Just so you know, the series was not my first exposure to the world of Hannibal Lecter.
One of the reasons as to why this “obsession” is seminal to me is because I don’t watch horror/thriller stuff. Nor do I enjoy them, though there exists an irony of which I am an avid “fan” of forensic anthropology, human psychology and physiology. It took me about a good year until I forced myself to watch this series, because someone actually recommended it to me.
I can tell you right now that the TV series is totally worth it. If you’re someone who enjoys entertainment with intelligent manipulation, seasoned with “schizophrenic” imagination and just a good dose of gore/exaggerated blood spits, this show might be for you. If you’re like me, who is sick of “clean” dead bodies or carcasses in typical crime shows, this show might be for you. This is a narrative in which you can engage criminal/forensic psychology and visual forensics in a level that I haven’t seen in other crime series. This Hannibal universe really showcases the limits of human “imagination”. There are a lot of conversations, for the sole reason that the show is not as high of a budget. Having said that, the show is extremely, beautifully shot. The sets and food are very believable. I’m really happy that the team chose Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen to play Will Graham and Hannibal respectively.
If you’ve never been exposed to this world however, “viewer discretion is advised” really holds. I don’t think it’s so much the graphic imagery and gore per se, but more to the psychological effect of the story. In the books, the movies and the series especially, you get to experience madness, whether from the killer’s, profiler’s or the cannibal’s perspective.
I’m also reading Red Dragon, and I’m enjoying every page of it.