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…and the shadows keep on changing

Reading: “Pride & Prejudice” by Jane Austen

First heard around 1995, played during the ending credits of  “Blair Witch Project: Book of Shadows”. Song “clicked” the first time I heard it.  Like much of everything in my relatively short existence, I have this “once I really like something, I’ll most likely than not like it so long as I lived” mentality. Did you know how long I’ve been a Star Wars fan? No amount of dissing could dissuade me into turning away (my brother even went as far as calling the whole thing a childish drivel, as if he didn’t memorise the entire dialogue of  The Empire Strikes Back at one point, but I’ll shut up now).

Come here
Pretty please
Can you tell me where I am
You won’t you say something
I need to get my bearings
I’m lost
And the shadows keep on changing

And I’m haunted
By the lives that I have loved
And actions I have hated
I’m haunted
By the lives that wove the web
Inside my haunted head

I’m haunted
By the promises I’ve made
And others I have broken

Don’t cry,
There’s always a way
Here in November in this house of leaves
We’ll pray
Please, I know it’s hard to believe
To see a perfect forest
Through so many splintered trees
You and me
And these shadows keep on changing

Hallways… always

I’ll always want you
I’ll always need you
I’ll always love you

And I will always miss you

Come here
No I won’t say please
One more look at the ghost
Before I’m gonna make it leave
Come here
I’ve got the pieces here
Time to gather up the splinters
Build a casket for my tears
I’m haunted
By the hallways in this tiny room
The echos there of me and you
The voices that are carrying this tune


stuck in second gear…

Found this very nice video of ” The HP Trio” yesterday. To the tune of “I’ll be There for You” by The Rembrandts (I’m starting to appreciate this song again-official OST of the show “Friends”– considering the content describes my current situation, although in a somewhat satirical manner, can’t help but laugh whenever I hear the first three lines). Video link:

Look for the lyrics below.

So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke
your love life’s D.O.A

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear
Oh when it hasn’t been your day
Your week, your month, or even your year

I’ll be there for you
(When the rain starts to fall)
I’ll be there for you
(Like I’ve been there before)
I’ll be there for you
(’Cause you’re there for me, too)

You’re still in bed at ten and work began at eight
You’ve burned your breakfast
So far things are going great
Your mother warned you there’d be days like these
But she didn’t tell you when the world
Has brought you down to your knees

No one could ever know me
No one could ever see me
Seems you’re the only one who knows
What it’s like to be me

Someone to face the day with
Make it through all the rest with
Someone I’ll always laugh with
Even at my worst I’m best with you

the flavor of life

…if there is any at all. 😉 Just seen “Pirates of the Caribbean: at World’s End” and absolutely loved it. 😀 It’s a bit long, about 3 hours but quite bearable. Didn’t do well with the critics though, but let’s “hang the critics”. I’ll have to write a proper review soon. But I’ll give tidbits. I liked the “Davy Jones/Calypso Arc” (now we finally understand why he is the way he is, it’s very difficult to be “deeply attached” to “an entity” as moody and unpredicatable as Calypso – the legendary sea goddess – and I wouldn’t tell you who she is yet. ;p) ; the overall development of Elizabeth Swann as a character (from the quintessential “rebellious daddy’s girl” – she seems several degrees more “manly” than Will Turner at times 😉 – to a mature woman – and Pirate Lord.)was something I have expected and was glad not to be disappointed. The scene with Elizabeth’s father gave me a “lump in the throat”. There was a touch of “sadness” as the movie was essentially about the end of an era. The Pirates singing “the song” at the beginning (as they were about to be hanged) was both eerie and moving. Jack Sparrow was as “piratey” as ever – he was more “serious” though – being alone with nothing but yourself to talk to while in “Davy Jones locker” was the most probable reason. You can expect nothing less from Mr. Depp. As for Liz ending up with Will (that is something I have expected as well, she needs someone more “stable”- although Will Turner isn’t THAT stable either, he tends to make snap decisions as well- to temper that “strong will.”). And everything was wrapped up quite nicely.

And I’m quite thankful that I did not encounter people infected with the “uncouthness virus” (symptoms include talking out loud, giving their own interpretations of every scene -w/c tend to be wrong) while in the theater. They even laugh (collectively) at the right moments (how extraordinary)!

I’m rather shocked though why “Fantastic Four” was given a second outing (given the “what were they THINKING??” aura of the first film). Although I admit I’m a bit impressed with the trailer for “rise of the silver surfer” – thank goodness they decided to do away with Galactus’ ridiculous costume – he looks more like Darth Sidius here- (although I only saw his back), it’s very hard to imagine a giant wearing a radio antenna striding around Manhattan (order to fighter pilots: target the “balls” gentlemen).

As for other things, I have just “discovered” another wonderful song, “Flavor of Life” by Utada Hikaru (just downloaded it to my player), it’s a basically a “love song”, but very tastefully done. it has a very definitive touch of sadness. lyrics:

Arigatou to kimi ni iwareru to nandaka setsunai
sayonara no ato no tokenu mahou awaku horonigai
The flavor of life

tomodachi demo koibito demo nai chuukan chiten de
shuukaku no hi wo yumemiteru aoi furu-tsu
ato ippo ga fumidasenai sei de
jirettai no nan notte? baby~

arigatou to kimi ni iwareru to nandaka setsunai
sayounara no ato no tokenu mahou awaku horonigai
The flavor of life

amai dake no sasoi monku ajike no nai doku
sonna mono ni wa kyoumi wa sosorarenai
omoitoori ni ikanai toki datte
jinsei suteta mon janai tte

doushita no? to kyuu ni kikareru to “uun. nandemo nai”
sayounara no ato ni kieru egao watashi rashikunai
sinjitai to negaeba negau hodo nandaka setsunai
“aishiteru yo” yori mo “daisuki” no hou ga kimi rashii janai?
The flavor of life

wasurekakete ita hito no omoi wo totsuzen omoidasu koro
furitsumoru yuki no shirosa wo omou to sunao ni yorokobitai yo

daiyamondo yorimo yawarakakute atatakana mirai
teni shitai yo kagiri aru jikan wo kimi to sugoshitai
“arigatou” to kimi ni iwareru to nandaka setsunai
sayounara no ato no tokenu mahou awaku horonigai
The flavor of life

Translations here: 

WiP(s): Padme: The Mirror has a Thousand Faces (all ive done was draw the line work and shade half the face (wedding dress); Swann & Sparrow (I’m halfway with Jack – I enjoy working on it, but sometimes I curse the costume and the hair for being so detailed and complicated…hehe 😉

Reading: “Tis” by Frank McCourt (I love the way he wrote the whole thing – with such an admirable degree of honesty and openess- no wonder he won the Pulitzer.)

Ni ryari izuba, Rizagaruka, Hejuru yacu….

music: Million Voices by Wyclef Jean (OST Hotel Rwanda)
a great song (reminds me of the song from Thin Red Line)

last seen: “hotel rwanda” & “how to deal” – reviews are coming up 🙂

finally….finished my latest “photoshop-ic” creation. the march 2007 calendar for my website. featuring “hotel rwanda”. this film is so “moving” that i can’t help but use it for my calendar. 😀
just pay attention to the side-bar.

Wyclef Jean – Million Voices

African Chorus throughout song:
Ni ryari izuba, Rizagaruka, Hejuru yacu,
Ni nd’ uzaricyeza ricyeza.

[When will the sun return above us?]
[Who will reveal it once again to us?]

Rwanda, Rwanda,
Yeah Rwanda, Rwanda.

They said: “Many are called and few are chosen,”
But I wish some wasn’t chosen
for the blood spilling of Rwanda.

They said: “Meshach, Shadrack and Abednego,
Thrown in the fire but you never get burned,”
but I wish that I didn’t get burned in Rwanda.

They said: “The man is judged according to his works,”
so tell me Africa, what’s your worth?

There’s no money, no diamonds, no fortunes
on this planet that can replace Rwanda…

Rwanda Rwanda

Yeah, Rwanda Rwanda

These are the cry of the children

Rwanda Rwanda

Anybody hear my cry?

If America, is the United States of America,
Then why can’t Africa, be the United States of Africa?

And if England, is the United Kingdom,
Then why can’t Africa unite all the kingdoms
and become United Kingdom of Africa?

Rwanda Rwanda, Rwanda Rwanda
Yeah, yeah.

These are the cries of the children, yeah.

Can anybody out there hear our cries?

Yeah, heavens cry … Jesus cry.

Lord, did you hear us calling you?
Yeah, Rwanda Rwanda,

Lord, did you hear us calling?
Can you do something in Rwanda?

Rwanda Rwanda, Rwanda Rwanda

I’m talkin’ ’bout Jesus; talkin’ ’bout
Rwanda Rwanda Rwanda

Talkin’ ’bout … talk’n ’bout …
Talkin’ ’bout … talk’n ’bout …

I wanna play my guitar for Rwanda….

reading: “different seasons” by Stephen King (yes…finally Ive got the source material for Shawshank Redemption and Stand By me)

Swann & Sparrow
Diana Spencer (particularly enjoying the hair).