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July 26, 2004

canned pineapples & everything else...

taken from Chungking Express:

He Zhiwu, Cop 223: Any canned pineapple that expires on May 1?

Cashier: You know what day it is today?

He Zhiwu, Cop 223: April 30?

Cashier: Right. You think we sell outdated stock?

He Zhiwu, Cop 223: There's still two hours to go.

Cashier: Nobody would buy it. Get a fresh one.

He Zhiwu, Cop 223: People like you are hung up on freshness. You realize what goes into a can of pineapple? The fruit must be grown, harvested, sliced, and you just throw it away! How do you think the can feels about that?

Cashier: Buddy, I only work here. Who cares about how the cans feel? What about how I feel? Loading, more loading, unloading... How I wish cans wouldn't expire! It'd save me loads of work. You like expired cans? Help yourself! As many as you like! On the house!

He Zhiwu, Cop 223: Somehow everything comes with an expiration date. Swordfish expires. Meat sauce expires. Even cling-film expires. Is there anything in the world which doesn't?

[223 gives a can of pineapple to a passing street person. The street person looks at the can and throws it on the ground]

Street person: It's expired. Don't want it.

He Zhiwu, Cop 223: You sure?

July 16, 2004


call me cynical or bitter. but really nothing is ever what it seems to be.
i'll take solitude any day than being in another painful quagmire. that complicated, messy situation of broken expectations.

can anyone please break this tiring cycle. i'm exhausted and drained. enough of the suffocation and paralysis. everything's on hold. i don't need or want anything or anyone. please leave me alone and let me be. i just want to be myself again.

July 09, 2004

isn't it tragic?

dreams are beautiful
only when they stay as dreams.
when dreams become reality,
they lose all of their worth.

the excitement of the unknown
wears out into mundane apathy.

one after another...
and after another...

dreams are overrated.
nothing's ever new.

July 08, 2004

gf offline | chapter one

gf offline | chapter one book, from the lovely and talented Godote Forum members, now has its own site! check it out here, or better yet, buy the book! support your local designers! :)