Monday, April 15, 2013

Having A Coke With You

Having a Coke with You

is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonne
or being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelona
partly because in your orange shirt you look like a better happier St. Sebastian
partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt
partly because of the fluorescent orange tulips around the birches
partly because of the secrecy our smiles take on before people and statuary
it is hard to believe when I’m with you that there can be anything as still
as solemn as unpleasantly definitive as statuary when right in front of it
in the warm New York 4 o’clock light we are drifting back and forth
between each other like a tree breathing through its spectacles

and the portrait show seems to have no faces in it at all, just paint
you suddenly wonder why in the world anyone ever did them

I look
at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world
except possibly for the Polish Rider occasionally and anyway it’s in the Frick
which thank heavens you haven’t gone to yet so we can go together the first time
and the fact that you move so beautifully more or less takes care of Futurism
just as at home I never think of the Nude Descending a Staircase or
at a rehearsal a single drawing of Leonardo or Michelangelo that used to wow me
and what good does all the research of the Impressionists do them
when they never got the right person to stand near the tree when the sun sank
or for that matter Marino Marini when he didn’t pick the rider as carefully
as the horse

it seems they were all cheated of some marvelous experience
which is not going to go wasted on me which is why I am telling you about it

Frank O’Hara

I was watching Beastly and they mention about this modern poem. Went to search for it and I realize how sweetly nice this poem is. Imagining the New York-er life from the love point of view. Simple and nice. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Calm Before The Storm

I am having holiday now but it is going to end soon as I am going to start working at the end of the month. I have spent 80% of my holiday sitting inside the room reading Percy Jackson Series and Heroes of Olympus Series which is pretty much a ridiculous thing to me. I have forgotten when was the last time I was so obsess with books. I usually read like 1 or 2 book per month. I try to maintain the volume as I want to maintain this good habit. But I manage to read both series (Total is 8 books) in less than 2 week is something that I want to brag about.

Actually the real reason is because the book is very addicting and I have a habit that once I start, I usually wont stop until I finish. Typical habit of a Virgo (Perfection). On the other hand, the plot of the story is really interesting that I did not realize I was finish reading the whole books. Either way, I think of this is a good thing because there is nothing to do at all this holiday. My interest in dramas and movies has decline dramatically in these recent years. I think I am getting old. But reading Percy Jackson somehow makes me feels younger again because it is a teenage adventure story (Yes, I am that childish)

Back to my own life (Beside reading books) I do study for my external ICSA paper. Studying alone is much more tougher than studying with friends especially someone like me who is having a huge problem in studying alone. After all these years, I still have not found the right way which is most suitable for me to study. Not even one method that can makes me stay in a place and concentrate in studying. This explain the "beauty" of my result I guess.

Been meeting with the girls recently as well. Trying to catch up as many as possible as I know working life means depreciate in private time. Trying to meet up with college friends as well but many has flea back to Johor. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" Finally understand the true meaning of this word.

I am suppose to go Singapore this weekend to visit them but something comes up and I cannot make it for this trip (T.T) So sad that I actually miss the chance to meet with my friends. (>.<) Either way, I am going to Langkawi next weekend and then I am going to start working. Life is going to change for sure. Hope the trip can help to ease my mind as now I am utterly stress with the idea of becoming people assistance. Been there, done that. For sure the job is not easy. And I am trying to look for some part time job (Any Intro?) to help to increase the income (Life is never easy, trust me) This year target is to earn a lot and a lot of money to decrease the burden. Ganbahteh Everyone. Lets fight together (^.^)