I was going to rant my ass off after these past few weeks. I was really ready to pour out everything that has built up in me but I snapped back to reality. I can’t!

Also I got to work and started thinking “Okay, so now I have to do this *annoying work thing* but if I’m going to do this then why not do this *personal thing* and maybe I can fit and this *another personal thing* that I’ve been trying to do for a few weeks now but couldn’t because of other *annoying work things*”.

Don’t get me wrong I tried to take a day off to do all the things that need to be done but I wasn’t allowed one. Yup, you heard me I can’t even take a day off from work. So I found myself trying to do things in such manner that it would benefit me as well. I guess you could say I’ve become so accustomed dealing with shitty situations that instead of worrying and getting angry I try to make them work in my favor.

It’s funny because all these shitty situations happen in the first place because others have the impression that it will make their life easier, instead it only makes it harder and it gives me a headache trying to put things back together because that’s what I do. I pick up the shit. I can’t call it anything else because that’s what it is.

But then again, work shouldn’t be taken personally. People we work with shouldn’t be taken seriously. We should not take ourselves seriously because we would go crazy if we did.

It sucks, working that is. But that’s life, you have to do something in order to survive.

Don’t get me wrong here, I love what I do. I like being busy and working around, helping others. Otherwise I wouldn’t have worked here for the past 5 years. I just don’t like shitty people that is. And unfortunately the world is full of them.

On a happier note, it’s Friday.

Japanese progress

I was planning by the end of this month to have the Hiragana characters memorized. But like everything in my life, nothing goes as planned.

I’ve only managed to memorize around 18 syllables. I’m not upset or anything, in fact I’m pretty pleased with myself. There was a period of two weeks when I didn’t practice at all (life got in the way) but it didn’t affect my learning process at all. Because I practiced writing the same syllables for hours at a time I’ve become pretty used to them by now and I can recognize them in an instant.

It might be slow progress but it’s all good. I’d rather take things easy and make sure I truly memorize them then hurry and just forget them later. After all Japanese isn’t a language that can be learned in a few months and considering how many characters there are I will need a memory of an elephant.

Sucker Punch

At long last I’ve been able to watch Sucker Punch.

The movie has been in theaters for a while now, but I was waiting for the DVD. Why? Because it was a movie I wanted to see on my own, without interruptions. Yes, as mean as that may sound I wanted to see the movie without Johnny as well.

But you can’t blame me after the X-men: First class cinema experience when he talked through the entire movie.

Moving on…Sucker Punch did deliver and the waiting was worthwhile. It was also a good idea not searching info about it on the Internet. This way I got to enjoy it and the ending really was a treat, since it was mostly unexpected.

So, just a brief intro before I start:

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

Hmm, the alternative reality part isn’t quite right; they should’ve said “alternative realities” since the action takes place in different worlds and at different times, mainly because Baby Doll (Emily Browning) can’t even adjust to the first imaginary world/alternative reality she created for herself. But the crossing over between the realities it’s done gradually and the movie flows nicely, from start to the end.

While the movie started, I was reminded of Sin City. It had the same dark mood about it, but it wasn’t all black and white, it was more grayish. It was really a nice treat for the eyes.

I’m also pretty much sure that all the people out there including all the Japanese men with a fetish for girls in school uniform were not disappointed by Baby Doll’s performance. Not only did she wear the skimpiest uniform I saw to date, but she also had a sword (katana) and a gun. A complete package I must say.

But let’s face it Emily Browning casting wasn’t all due to her good looks, she is also a good actress and truthfully I didn’t recognize her with blonde hair. But as soon as I saw her IMDB profile I remembered how much I enjoyed watching Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events in which she played Violet, the oldest of three siblings and the mastermind of all their plans. I guess the leader part fits her pretty well.

From the entire movie I only recognized two actresses: Jamie Chung and Carla Gugino.

For a while now I hated Jamie Chung just for her part in the Dragon Ball Evolution movie. But she kind of grew on me in this movie. Her role as Amber was really sweet and she pulled it off. And then there’s Carla Gugino as Dr. Vera Gorski. This woman really is stunning! Not only did I envy her and Malin Akerman in Watchmen, but she also had a part in Sin City. What’s even funnier is that I actually want to see and Eletra Luxx just because she is in it.

There are two things that I am curious about: did Amber, Rocket (Jena Malone) and Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens) really die in that institution or did they all have the same lobotomy treatment like Baby Doll? And second, why is Vanessa Hudgens character called Blondie when she has black hair? I do have some theories to the Blondie name but I think I’ll keep my mouth shut.

The only downside of the movie was the fact that the fighting scenes were on repeat. Whenever they had to get their hands on something, Baby Doll would just imagine a fighting scene. It got boring the third time she did it. And it’s a shame because the third time something interesting (if you can call it that) did happen: Rocket death.

Overall, the movie was nice. I know a few friends of mine didn’t enjoy it, but since the main idea is something along the line of “a dream inside a dream” you can’t ask much of it. Let’s face it, we can’t control dreams and some of them don’t make any sense. I think that’s the way the producers saw the story and just went with it.
The realities in Sucker Punch weren’t supposed to make any sense, but they were a way for the main character to deal with her situation.

Oh well, another movie crossed off my “Must see” list.

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