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Monday, August 27, 2007 #

最后一篇

昨天心血来潮给小Generator展示自己的照片,突然想起这个blog。

回国良久,心情早已不同,而这里的照片也大多失效,所以,让我用这一篇为这里封笺吧,我的生活早已不在此处。

这个岛国给了我非常美好的回忆,我带着对欧洲人朴素的好感回到中国。可是,回国后工作中遇到的所谓“老外”着实让我鄙视,只能感慨西方的橘到了中国都化为枳。

失之东隅,收之桑榆。工作失意时,上天却安排我遇到了小Generator。好像漆黑的夜里,突然有人点亮了整棵圣诞树,刹那间,温暖而光亮。我想,我的深夜,再也不需要用laptop的屏幕来照亮了,他的怀抱拥有这满世界的温暖。

所以,谢谢bc哥哥,谢谢所有在这里认识的朋友,特别是泡泡姐和Jasmine,桃花就此拜别吧!

posted @ 11:34 AM

Monday, December 26, 2005 #

流浪者也有倦的时候

小时候被煽动着作过远走高飞的梦。
梦着自己烈艳红唇,阳镜遮面,发丝飘荡,开一辆破车,永远在路上。
20年后我不断挥别路过的村庄,我坚信我属于伟大的流浪。车窗外热风扑着脸,我的发丝飘荡。
以为到了长路的尽头,什么都会不一样。我不可避免无可救药地错了。
女人热衷八卦,男人要赚钱养家,这个世界,走到哪里都一样。
以为翻过雪山,会有什么香格里拉。我心碎地承认,山的那头不过是麦当劳叔叔的另一个家。
在远走高飞的路上吻了可爱的男孩,却用了谎言去粉饰我的离开,
亲爱的S,你永远不会知道吧?
谁能告诉我走到哪里才算远,飞到哪里才算高?
当浪漫主义者开始盘算自己的下场,当流浪者开始思乡,
梦的演出怕是很快就要散场。

posted @ 1:07 PM

Thursday, June 30, 2005 #

发个花痴

 “emma, 快醒醒,快起来!”室友蹦到我床上大叫。
还好我躺得平整,否则心脏一定被弹到地上。
“guess what? I got the most handsome supervisor of Durham!”室友一脸春光,连我的小黑屋都霎时桃花翻飞。
“他是希腊人,@$^(*%¥#“*@^……,”室友陶醉地描述他的导师……哎,来英国这么久了,见过花痴不少发,还没见过这么猛烈的。我有点不服气,“My supervisor is also cute. He's kind, knowledgeable, and has excellent sense of humor.” “But mine is the hottest."她抢白,然后继续发花痴。

为了让帅哥导师另眼相看,我们都没日没夜地在图书馆翻故纸堆。亲爱的supervisor,我发现一条定理:花痴推动科研发展,花痴推动人类进步!

posted @ 5:52 AM

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 #

祥林嫂式絮叨

最近开始写毕业论文了,房子也快要到期。打从踏上英国,就被个问题梦魇般缠着:毕业后回国还是留下。留学生们相互询问,也扪心自问。有人称之为祥林嫂式絮叨。絮叨了一年,我始终没有答案。听说工作难找,就打算毕业就打道回府;又听说身边有人成功找到工作,就跃跃欲试想留在这里赚英镑;想读phd,又怕耽误 了青春年华无人可嫁。心是墙头草,哪边舒服向哪边倒。花了那么昂贵的学费,搭着同样昂贵的机会成本,跑到岛国的大学里猫了一年,自己都觉得不甘心。可留下 来又如何?始终是物质的奴隶,做梦也只做珠光宝气,发达发财,名利双收,衣锦还乡。
B和她的英国男朋友分手,尽在意料之中。英国人“胸无大志”,轻易地满足于有酒喝、有球看的生活。B和我这般接受了中国十几年“成功”教育的人,看着他就 着急: 玩物丧志,早晚要去喝西北风!B也觉得这种日子不踏实。她说她每天睡觉前都为自己无所事事而感到自责。她说害怕有一天醒来发现自己又老又丑一无所有,所以 她不能呆在英国的乡下溜狗。前几天她发了封电子邮件给我,人已经在上海了。
一个意大利朋友说中国来的留学生:都梳马尾辫,都很功利,都用唯物主义方法去思考。当时暴怒。今天发觉这位仁兄概括得比较精准。那天看到有人征集中国人20年后的希望与梦想 ,显然 ,中国人的回答显示了惊人的脉络相承。如果单一性是我们的标签,有必要去改变这种一致性么?……发型易改,别的都已经深入骨髓,掏干挖净尚待时日。其实有酒喝有球看的生活很“成功”啊。与其在别人的肯定中来定义自己的价值,不如在自己的肯定中来定义自己的价值。如果有一天我对我的朋友说我最这辈子最满意的事情是养活了一盆花,他们会不会对我表示遗憾?

posted @ 5:09 AM

Saturday, June 4, 2005 #

杜伦美眉行李单--之初来乍到篇

大考过后,整座小城弥漫在伤感的别离气氛中。到达后的第一天恍惚在身后,告别的筵席已铺在面前。疲惫,作业和大考;伤感,毕业照;留恋,行李包;迷惘,回国的飞机票. 好吧,不再煽情了,我没有足够的时间去负担伤感和唏嘘。让我写点实用的信息吧,希望这些对于未来的校友们会有帮助.这不是一个完全的行李单,仅供美女们饭后笑谈,本人亦不承担此单所带来的一切后果

 

落地后第一周需要的东西一定要装在自己随身背的包里。我去年坐东行的飞机从上海飞西斯罗再转机纽卡斯尔,行李被航空公司搞丢了,过了一个月才找到。同行的一个美眉睡衣和换洗的内衣衣服全在托运的行李里,结果在找到行李之前的一个星期,这位姐姐被迫穿同一套衣服度日。大家来之前在国内多多拍照,因为在英国美女必胖,唉,趁年轻貌美一定要多留几张倩影,莫待他日发胖后空悲切。

 

 

拖鞋和浴巾2004年学校宿舍紧张,若干俊男美女被逼无奈不得不住着旅馆找房子。(这句话听起来是不是有点匪夷所思后现代?找房子的经历实在太惨痛了,我绝对要写篇东西血泪控诉帝国主义农村的找房难啊!帝国主义国家的旅馆里一般没有拖鞋,吃的东西也不符合我朝普遍之饮食习惯。订到宿舍的同学自己钻到被窝里去偷笑吧,丫们实在是太幸福了。)总结惨痛经历,能够在洗澡的时候穿的塑料拖鞋一定要带一双,哪怕到这里买到了更漂漂的再丢掉。自带的浴巾是奢侈品。旅馆一般有备,若自己不放心就带一条。

 

洗漱用品英国不是非洲,牙膏牙刷沐浴露洗头水等一般日用品都买得到,质量不错,价钱也不会比国内贵太多,若非有志从事日用品贸易,大可不必带一堆牙膏牙刷来英国。天下之事唯美为大,洗面奶的事我会开个化妆品专题大说特说。

 

食品为了预防到杜伦的第一、二天找不到超市而挨饿,饼干可以随身带一两包,因为饼干体积小又容易通过安检。香肠等肉制品就不要随身带了,碰到安检抽风就只能捐给他们打牙祭了。若特别爱吃牛肉干,可以冒险在托运的行李里带一些。杜伦附近没有中国超市,纽卡斯尔的中国超市买不到牛肉干、鱼片干,买不到国内的各种凉果比如甘草杏情人梅,中国超市能够买到生抽老抽香醋陈醋麻油老干妈,能买到各种方便面肥肠粉粉丝豆腐鱼丸腊肠年糕,能买到洽洽香瓜子和雪米饼,能买到黄酒但是好贵,茶叶和干菜比如木耳银耳黄花菜也能买到但品质一般,举世闻名的英国下午茶喝的都是红茶,若美眉爱喝碧螺春、龙井之类的顶级绿茶就请自带吧。杜伦近海,三文鱼的价钱和国内比起来差不多,且新鲜。美眉们,每隔几个星期就可以用生鱼片奖励自己一下!

 

餐具炊具电饭锅必备。最好那种一个人用的小号电饭锅,煮饭快,煮饭量恰好够一个人吃。筷子,勺子,盘子,碗,杯子,这几样餐具虽然都可以买到,但很难在落地之后的几天之内一下子买全。要买筷子,一定要到纽卡斯尔的中国超市,勺子和盘子在杜伦town里的炊具店有卖,碗比较难买,要看运气,因为当地人吃东西不用碗。最好买的是杯子,价钱若换成人民币都不便宜,一般都在2磅左右。据侦察,woolworth店里有便宜的玻璃杯子,36p,问题是商品摆放的位置比较隐蔽,能够一下子找到的人眼睛之利堪与猫头鹰媲美。学校宿舍里提供烤箱烤面包机电水壶,不提供各种锅和餐具。若住在校外,可以和房东要求餐具和炒锅(不是电饭锅,鬼子从来没有见过电饭锅,不知其为何物)。国内的炒锅比英国的便宜很多,背个电饭锅过来已经很劳民劳力了,要不要背炒锅过来各位见仁见智了。差点忘记说,切菜板不用从国内带,杜伦镇上有卖,品种比较齐全,木质的、玻璃的、塑料的,应有尽有,英国人吃菜也是要切的,毕竟是开化人类。

 

药品岛国潮湿,室内一般有暖气,即使夏天也照开不误。中国人一般会觉得上火,口干舌燥生痘痘,所以祛火药比如说穿心莲是必备的。有了祛火的药,祛湿的膏药也少不得,毕竟冬天室外相当之潮湿。换了水土,有些美眉会拉肚子,治拉肚子的“药常备重要哦”。感冒药和创可贴都是用时方知急,在镇上的药店里都可以买到。杜伦山多,每天都要翻山越岭爬上爬下,很费腿脚。听说有些人长了鸡眼。NHS的医生只会开止疼片治标不治本,可以买点鸡眼膏备着,以防万一。

posted @ 1:01 PM

Monday, May 2, 2005 #

见义勇为,赖宁,其他

昨天妈妈打来电话要我注意安全。追问之下才知道,亲戚的邻居,一个退休干部,见义勇为被杀,死时身中七刀。

这件事击中我的要害,听 罢我大哭。悲从中来。难道这就是“好人”的下场?!为什么我遇到的好人都是这般下场?我们不是从小就被教导“善有善报,恶有恶报”么?!坏人们的“恶报” 在哪里?!为什么我看到的都是坏人的“幸福生活”和好人的“悲惨下场”?!我们不是被教导着要“好好学习天天向上”么,我们不是被教导着要“见义勇为挺身 而出”么,我们不时被教导着要“有理想有道德”么? 我们的下场又如何?


"好好学习天天向上"的人,十六年甚至二十几年寒窗苦读后发现毕业之时就是失业之日, 即便勉强找到工作,工资还不如那些中途辍学的人高; "见义勇为挺身而出"的人暴尸街头无人来收; "有理想有道德"的人发现所坚持的理想已经被证明是谬误,所遵守的道德已经沦为桎梏!到底谁错了?是这个世界,还是我们自己?!

今天看到一个网友纪念赖宁的文章,“如果他还活着的话,今年该有30岁了!”,他不也是因为“舍身保卫国家财产”才死的么!如果他没有死,30岁的他也许正牵着爱人的手,享受着5月明媚的春光吧?那些怂恿他去舍生勇为的人在哪里?!那些高唱着要为祖国为人民献身的人都在哪里?如今又有人对我们说, 过去那些都不算数了! 圣像如此轻易就被推倒,英雄如此轻易就被鞭挞?! 到底谁是对的,谁是错的,谁是好人,谁又是坏蛋?! 我头好痛.

末了,再问一下: 见义勇为不是我们的义务,为什么要让我们毫无寸铁的双手去完成一个训练有素的警察该做的分内之事?!我们代替他们做了,他们有没有准备来补偿我们的"义举"? !教导我们的时候,导师们有没有想到要为他们的教导负责?!

posted @ 3:43 PM

Sunday, April 24, 2005 #

都结婚去吧

看到了高中同桌的结婚照。当年的玩伴们难得重聚,笑嘻嘻地瞧着镜头。老大露出得意的神情,和小时候一模一样,只是脑袋上的头发越发的少了。周围的人也奇怪地、突然地胖了,老了。

大红的横幅,大红的背景,新郎新娘喜气洋洋。旁边的人也笑得花枝乱颤,彩旗招展。“如果我没有结婚,我一定是在去结婚的路上。”我不合时宜地想起校友录上的slogan。都结婚去吧,都去吧……是不是每个人都要用婚姻为自己的青春收场?!

揽镜自照,还好,我还可以装嫩。夜里睡得迷糊,看了一眼窗台上的水仙,竟然全干了!几个小时之前她们还在怒放,怎么瞬间兀自蔫了?!吓出一身冷汗,坐起来瞧个仔细。还好,她们仍然娇嫩。

亲爱的时间,我不怕自己老去,我怕我爱的风雨雷电也如花儿般草草为自己的青春收场。而我,不是来得太早,就是太晚。

posted @ 10:25 AM

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 #

To Die In Such a Beautiful Way,honouring Mr Chen Yifei

People say that he wouldn't have died if he was not working that hard. I understand, he couldn't stop because he has such a great dream to fulfill. So sad that we lost a highly devoted artist. So sad that most of the public won't cherish his somehow childish dreams. But as an artist, he died in such a beautiful way that long before his senescence and the fulfillment or collapsing of his dreams. Won't it be the best way for him to leave?

 

Mr Chen Yifei, a Chinese painter, died on last Sunday. Browsed the web, news and comments on his death flooded in to eyes. His death followed a stomach hemorrhage while working on a film "Barber". Sadly, I noticed that most of the condolence news were published under entertainment category. The public heard most of him as a style entrepreneur after his success in fashion, film and mass-media. I would still like him to be called painter, not for his god-jealoused painting gift, but his cutting-edge role in introducing the contemporary Chinese paintings to the western society.

 

He was born in a southern costal town, Zhenhai and moved to Shanghai at his childhood, which reward him an cultural base for his known Shanghai-theme works afterwards. He was first educated under the Rusian Realism methodology, his early works always back grounded in revolutionary scene. Seizing of the Presidential Palace, his early-day noted work, reflects his qualified skills and outstanding concept at that time.

 

Soon after the end of Cultural Revolution, he went to Hunter College for further education. His painting was turned to more Western styled portraits of beautiful white women and men, such as the western musician set. He was quickly accepted by local art community, and his painting "two Bridges" was perchased by Armand Hammer, the oil magnate as a gift to Mr Deng Xiaoping, the Chinese leader. he spent his next ten years in New York and "amassed a fortune selling his work".

 

"My dream was to bring aesthetics to Chinese society." He came back to China at 1990 with this ambitious dream. Almost meanwhile, his most famous work featured with traditional Chinese women in colorful dress was sold at the highest auction price for a contemporary Chinese painter in Hongkong. Works like Poppy and Lingering Melodies from the Chunyang River has gained him notority for the impressionistic scenery and realistic perfectness. He seemed struggled to break the perfectness label, for his later works tended to utilise rough lines and big colourblocks. Moreover, He started to paint the portrait in a twist angle like a reflection in a distorted mirror, e.g. Girl in Blue and Listening to Bird's Song.

 

Despite his attempt in painting, he also expand his footprints to a wider range of wowed Big Vision industry. He successful transformed himself into a Vision entrepreneur, range from fashion design,home furnishing, film producing, model agencing, and publishing.

 

People say that he wouldn't die if he was not hard working. I understand, he couldn't stand lazy because he has such a great dream to fulfill. So sorry that we lost a highly devoted artist. So sorry that most of the public won't cherish his somehow childish dreams. But as an artist, he died in such a beautiful way that long before his senescence and the fulfillment or collapsing of his dreams. Isn't it the best way for him to leave?

 

posted @ 7:53 PM

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 #

South Shield

浪海,云海

posted @ 8:55 AM

Monday, April 11, 2005 #

Wallace Monument 华莱士纪念塔

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700年前,William Wallace在Ochils山上静静等待英军踏上Stirling桥并给以痛击。如今,在他注视过的山头,王冠状的纪念塔静静矗立在风中,与远处的Stirling Castle遥相呼应。

posted @ 11:54 AM