Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Quotes- Pablo Picasso

Unrelated vain photo.

I watched a film named "L'Âge de raison".

It's about a career driven woman who receives a special package on her birthday.

She thought she had everything she wanted,
until she read all the letters in the package. 

She wrote letters to her future self when she was 7,
and asked a man to send it when she reaches a certain age.

the 7 year old her sent her letters
and led her back to herself.

What I want to say is,
there's one quote in the movie.
"Deviens qui tu es."- Pablo Picasso

Some translations might be different. 

It's kinda contradicting.
How do you become who you are?

Sometimes we get driven away by life
and commitment, expectation, etc,
we loose ourselves.
We forget who we really are
or who we wanted to become.

Take a step back.
Is this what you want?
If yes,
good for you.

You've become who you are.

I searched for this quote,
and well since the film is in French,
the quote came out in French.

I don't know what language Picasso used when he said this,
but I found a list of his quotes,
and I find Picasso a humorous man. 

Here's a few humor quotes:
«Le travail est nécessaire pour l’homme. Il en a inventé le réveil-matin.»

"Work is necessary for man(kind). They invented the alarm clock."

 «La jeunesse est la période où l’on se déguise, où l’on cache sa personnalité. C’est une période de mensonges sincères.»

"Youth is the phase when one disguise oneself, when one hides the personality. It's a 
periode of sincere lies."

«Les ordinateurs sont inutiles. Ils ne savent que donner des réponses.»
"Computers are useless. They know nothing but (giving) answers."

And here are some normal guide to life quotes:
«Dans chaque enfant il y a un artiste. Le problème est de savoir comment rester un artiste en grandissant.»

"There's an artist in every child. The problem is to know how to stay an artist while growing up."

«J’essaie toujours de faire ce que je ne sais pas faire, c’est ainsi que j’espère apprendre à le faire.»

"I always try to do the things that I don't know how to do, in this way I hope I learn how to do it."

Well the English translations might be inaccurate because they're done by yours truly.

If you have time,
Do look up on quotes.
You never know where you'll find laughter.

that's what J_Fish has to say~ Au Revoir~

p.s. I went for a job interview yesterday.

It's an online game's company,
and I like the working environment a lot.
They wear t-shirt and jeans to work!!!
Totally my type of working environment. 


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Leave home

Let's start with a vain pic.

This is home.
Well part of it.
If you've chatted with me on Chatroulette,
this may look familiar.

I had breakfast with my mom one morning,
and (I have no idea why) I asked her how did she end up in Butterworth.

[This part might sound confusing,
you can choose to skip,
I wouldn't know]

For those who don't know,
Butterworth is a (not so) small town in Pulau Pinang aka Penang.

When people ask me where I'm from I usually say Penang.

For those who don't know,
Penang (the state) is made out of two parts:
the island (which is also called Penang) and the mainland part, aka Seberang Prai.

I'm from the mainland part,
but I always say "Penang" as the answer to "where are you from".

When I say Penang I mean the state,
not the island.

[End of possible confusion]

my mom is from Kedah
the state next to (well it's actually around) Penang.

She left home for the same reason as a whole lot of other people: to find a job.
She left her small(er) town and came to Butterworth,
with a friend who's not really friend.
She was her neighbor and she just came with her and a bag.

Talk about courage.

She didn't even have a job when she came.

I'm glad that she was brave.

If not,
you won't have this cute, adorable and pretty girl here typing away for you right?


My point is,
we shouldn't be afraid to leave home.
I know it's our comfort zone,
but people mature faster when they're out there in the wild.

I got a job interview in Selangor (another state which is approximately 4 hours away).
I'm ready to just leave and start a whole new life there.

I'm ready to leave,
because you never know where and when will you find your future.
Future career, future life, future..... husband?
Why not take a leap.

I am ready to get out of Butterworth.
Are you ready to leave home?

Let's go somewhere only we know.

let's go KL.
I wanna watch MASUM.

that's what J_Fish has to say~ Au Revoir~

p.s. Is UPM considered KL?