Saturday, March 26, 2016

The sea

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The sea is glorious in itself, but when it meets the sun, something amazing happens. It turns gold too. Some people are like the sea, and some are like the sun. Away from each other their strength and beauty shines, but when they're together they become more than their sums. Until the sea meets the sun, it will continue sending out its waves. It will continue to be gain more power, and confidence. As for the sun, it will continue shining. And one day, when they meet in the horizon, both will glow with a golden shine to the world.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Addicted to Addicted

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In the past week, I was introduced to the Chinese web series, Addicted (or Heroin), a series about two guys named Bai Luo Yin (Played in Xu Weizhou) and Gu Hai (Played by Huang Jingyu). The former was raised poor by his father and his grandmother, and the latter was raised in a very comfortable life thanks to his father’s very successful business. Lou Yin was deserted by his mother at an early age, and this is a cause for a lot of his own pain and suffering. On the other hand, Gu Hai lost his mother and his father remarried another woman. Gu Hai rebelled against his father’s marriage and decided to move out of his house, live in a less priviliged area and transfer schools where he eventually becomes classmates with Lou Yin. Little do the two lads know that they’re more connected than they thought. Why? Lou Yin’s mum who left him a long time ago, is actually the new wife of Hai’s dad. Eventually the relationship between the two evolved and became better all throughout.

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Without spoiling you guys much of this series anymore, I have to say that this is probably one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. Actually, I’m currently having serious withdrawal symptoms from it. The love that Luo Yin and Gu Hai have for each other seem so natural and not so forced, and there is an actual chemistry between the two leads. This series has also been a cause of why I have been sad for a long time because aside from it finishing, it brought up a lot of my own frustrations about love and relationships. Some frustrations that I only kept with myself all throughout a lot of years, and never told anybody. 

I don’t think it matters whether they’re a same-sex couple, or a heterosexual one, but it seems that a love like they had is something that only comes once in a lifetime. And both of them are just lucky they found each other, and that they’re willing to fight for each other no matter what. I also like the fact that their relationship developed gradually, and that the actors who play them seem like very close friends in real life too.

I almost always never talk about series because I rarely watch them, and most of the time I watch reality show competitions because I like competition-based shows, but Addicted is really something else. I highly recommend it because the series itself is just short, 20 minutes per episode, but at the same time I’m forwarding anyone who watches it that just like the series’ name, it is really addictive and you’ll end up not knowing what to do with your life after the last episode (unless you want to wait for the second season, or just read the original novel in Chinese).

 The show made me wonder when I’ll be not single again though. It really brought up a lot of pent up feelings, particularly because it’s a very good show. To end this entry, I’d like to quote by B. Lieberman, "One does not seek love,' she told him, 'it should find you all on it's own." Let's hope ours will find us soon.

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