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Writer's Block: Power of expression

Sep. 6th, 2010 | 02:40 pm

If you were given the chance, what one thing would you tell the entire world?

Has anyone got a corkscrew?

Oh, and to love each more, or something.

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May. 12th, 2010 | 03:04 pm
mood: amusedamused

"To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell."

The Marquis de Sade

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May. 3rd, 2010 | 07:21 pm
mood: happyhappy

When I am with you, we stay up all night,
When you're not here, I can't get to sleep.
Praise God for these two insomnias!
And the difference between them.


My friend Kam came to stay for several days this week, he's terribly heart-broken and I have been trying to cheer him up and remind how beautiful things in life are. We sat for an afternoon under the awnings of a coffee house, whilst it rained, and read through lines from various poets. John Donne, Andrew Marvell, Ted Hughes, Rumi, Omar Khayyam... so many wonderful lines. We went for a wander round Hebden Bridge, ate everything that's bad for you (pancakes and ice cream for breakfast - oooh yeah), watched films and played a lot of chess. I'm glad to say he feels happier... me too!

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I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb. 27th, 2010 | 10:58 am
mood: ecstaticecstatic


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Valentines and Chinese New Year

Feb. 14th, 2010 | 12:12 pm
mood: thoughtfulthoughtful

KUNG KEI FAT CHOI!!! Welcome to the year of the TIGER!!!! :D

I hope everyone has a splendid valentine's day, you are all so lovely and I adore you; I shall be spending it reading my thesis, sexy stuff!!

And so in the past I've put up poems by John Donne and Andrew Marvell to celebrate today, but I think maybe something a little more modern... and because I'm slightly bad tempered

Valentine - Carol Ann Duffy

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

And to be a little sweeter... for someone, who is fortunately not on live journal...

Twenty Poems of Love - Pablo Neruda

I can write the saddest lines tonight.

Write for example: ‘The night is fractured
and they shiver, blue, those stars, in the distance’

The night wind turns in the sky and sings.
I can write the saddest lines tonight.
I loved her, sometimes she loved me too.

On nights like these I held her in my arms.
I kissed her greatly under the infinite sky.

She loved me, sometimes I loved her too.
How could I not have loved her huge, still eyes.

I can write the saddest lines tonight.
To think I don’t have her, to feel I have lost her.

Hear the vast night, vaster without her.
Lines fall on the soul like dew on the grass.

What does it matter that I couldn’t keep her.
The night is fractured and she is not with me.

That is all. Someone sings far off. Far off,
my soul is not content to have lost her.

As though to reach her, my sight looks for her.
My heart looks for her: she is not with me

The same night whitens, in the same branches.
We, from that time, we are not the same.

I don’t love her, that’s certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the breeze to reach her.

Another’s kisses on her, like my kisses.
Her voice, her bright body, infinite eyes.

I don’t love her, that’s certain, but perhaps I love her.
Love is brief: forgetting lasts so long.

Since, on these nights, I held her in my arms,
my soul is not content to have lost her.

Though this is the last pain she will make me suffer,
and these are the last lines I will write for her.

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I am a bit of a whimp...

Jan. 20th, 2010 | 12:05 am
mood: annoyedannoyed

... I don't really like confrontation, I don't like complaining.

I did some teaching over six months ago... in fact it's actually more like eight or nine months now I think of it, and I've politely tried to point out that I still haven't been paid several times. Finally, being after being a little scary they've acknowledged that they didn't have my payment details so couldn't pay me... and forgot to mention this... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

anyway, i am going to practice being intimidating and scary :(

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Dec. 31st, 2009 | 02:19 pm
mood: happyhappy

And because I'm hanging around the house waiting to head off for this evenings entertainment, here's the list of books I've read this year... didn't make it to fifty this year, but I didn't let myself read much that wasn't related to my thesis!

Some lovely things, some total rubbish!

Have a lovely New Year!

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Oct. 9th, 2009 | 12:42 pm
mood: contemplativecontemplative

Does anyone else think that giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize is a bit... premature?


I, too, would like to receive a Nobel Peace Prize to encourage and support me for the things I might one day achieve.

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Oct. 5th, 2009 | 12:04 pm
mood: sleepysleepy

I think barcardi breezers are fairly disgusting drinks... I thought their main target group was young women, so I'm not entirely sure how they can have such a disgraceful ad campaign... perhaps I just lack a sense of humour?


I had an excellent weekend in Manchester for Bethan's birthday, it was wonderful to see people!! After my clinical attachment position last week I am certain medicine will be an excellent choice, I'm really excited, I hope it all goes well!!

And in other random news, my old best friend from HK just eloped and got married... in a doughnut shop. i love her.

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Sep. 6th, 2009 | 08:01 pm
mood: draineddrained

It was lovely!!!!!! Will ramble on at a later date!!!

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