I’m sure many of you have or have had the same dream and have encountered all the apparent obstacles. People like to hype it up and make is sound impossible, unattainable, too good for you… Just the other day I was trying to clean out my desk (anything other than study exactly!) and I came across the letter that I received from the HP casting dept. It was a reply to a tape I sent long before the open audition, long before the release of Goblet of Fire even, on my own initiative. They did reply and kindly told me that there were no openings on the film at the minute and that also nationality played a big role in casting. Plainly put, it looked like the cards were against me and I’m sure I felt that way at the time.
I’m not saying this to big myself up (‘cause I know they use this on press releases etc. etc.), I mean to remind you how fine the line is between reaching a goal and not. I wasn’t an actress with connections or anything particularly distinguishing. This is why I hate the probability chapter in my maths book. Manifestation doesn’t take into account how many chances you have. If it happens it happens and it didn’t matter what anyone else told you. Sorry to annoy any mathematicians out there but I don’t believe in probability! So strip away all the hype, because anything anyone tells you is just…chat, and it’s really up to you and you’ll get nowhere if you don’t at least believe you deserve everything you dream about.
— Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter) (via)
Neither, I ate them both at the beginning of the universe.
If your bed could be made out of any food, what would you want it to be made out of?
LOL whoa, this reply is so late, sorry! I would probably want it to be something like soup, that I could eat all day without getting sick of it haha. Chicken noodle soup, or creamy chicken and rice. *_*
If you could inhabit the world of any movie/tv show, what/which would it be?
Aaaaand hohoho yes I too had tutors for my VCE (Victorian (Australian state) equivalent to your SATs I guess -- kinda), for math and chinese, and I took extra classes for biology and chemistry as well. I hear you on the "mother wanting you to be a doctor" front! I too wanted to be a doctor until I realised how many years it would take :/
this message better make it to you otherwise heads will roll.
Yay, it made it this time! AHHH I should go to bed but I’m gonna answer your question instead because I LIKE YOU C:
Oh boy, I think Hogwarts would still be way up there LOL SHUTUP I love the HP world, even if I hate Harry Potter himself (lol). Also, Doctor Who, I guess?? I’d want to be a companion, though I know he’d abandon me like the rest of his mortal wenches, sob, but STILL. I want to travel through space/time! Ahah, and, even less realistically, I adore Miyazaki films and the worlds within them, so I’d love to live in any of those!
I still wish I had had the dedication/brain for medicine, because I think MSF is pretty darn awesome and I’d want to join if I were a doctor, but who knows, maybe I’ll try for being an EMT one day, haha.
eta: Ahahah I love all the movies on your list! UGH Fight Club ftw. Edward Norton and Brad Pitt and their schizophrenic love affair. SIGH, I’m going back to Shanghai next year for the Expo, so I probs won’t be going again until I finish college/get a job. Maybe one day, maybe one day. :/
Argh! tumblr fail! :( haha well I don't know if I'd say Nick Cave is attractive?! Distinguished is a better description. :) his voice is swoon inducing, however.
Let's keep the "what Asian parents do" game going shall we?! Did your parents ever send you to scholarship classes?! Haha, I don't know about stateside, maybe it's just an Australian (Melbournian?) thing because there are so many private high schools here, but I went for several years. And I did get that scholarship, but I like to pretend that was due to my being awesome.
LOL indeed…I just imdb’d him. I love objectifying men, lol.
HAHA, no, they didn’t?? But my mother wasn’t all that strict of an Asian parent, she pretty much left me to my own devices, except the piano thing, and when she got super angry at me because I sucked at math, lol. And she really wanted me to be a doctor, and for a long time I did too. Then I realized I hated pretty much all the science teachers I’d ever had and didn’t fancy being in school for like a million years. I had an SAT tutor for a while? Not that it helped me in the math department :’D
um also not to be nosy or creepy stalker like, but Nick Cave is Australian, not British. unless there is some obscure British actor out there who also goes by the name of Nick Cave.
and i'm not sure if this is just a tumblr problem, but did you receive my last message?
Haha, I’ve never heard of him, but man, Australia is full of attractive guys?!? And no bb I didn’t receive it?! D:
I wish I were better at selling myself. Some people just do it so naturally, like it’s perfectly easy and expected, and half of me is like, ‘Ugh, how disgusting,’ while the other half is, ‘God, why can’t I be like that.’
Maybe I should just stop caring if people think I’m asshole for being all, Hey, I’m kind of a big deal. Except I’m honestly not. But really, I feel like people who think they are, and project that image to others, get the furthest in life, especially in this country. And I’m not that kind of person at all, I value modesty, but I think that’s maybe something of a vestigial Chinese culture thing, because I remember when I was little, my grandmother used to tell me that the right thing to do when someone told me I was pretty was respond demurely, “I’m alright” instead of just accepting the compliment.
But interviews for internships are coming up and I really need to change my method this time, I think. Even if this career choice isn’t my lifelong passion, it’s something that I have to dedicate myself to for the time being. And I want a good job, so I need to somehow learn to present myself more like someone who wants and deserves the job. Ugh, sometimes I wish I were a more expressive person; I just feel like any emotion I show is so insufficient to other people, when it’s really just how I react to things. I’m not a high-strung person, or particularly passionate, I would say. God, sometimes it’s like I’m an old lady, or a pretend person. What the fuck, what the fuck.
Two gay Englishmen came to Gandhi in the 1930s and asked him what he thought of their relationship. The Mahatma asked some questions and for a short time fell silent. Then he said, “The greatest gift God gives us is another person to love.” Placing the hands of each man in the other’s, he quietly and with a smile asked, “Who are we to question God’s choice?”
“I reflected that men are more interesting than books but have this defect, that you cannot skip them; you have at least to skim the whole volume in order to find the good page. And you cannot put them on a shelf and take them down when you feel inclined; you must read them when the chance offers, like a book in a circulating library that is in such demand that you must take your turn and keep it no more than four and twenty hours. You may not be in the mood for them then or it may be that in your hurry you miss the only thing they had to give you.”—
- W. Somerset Maugham
I have posted this before. In the past however, I’ve always read it as a reminder to not dismiss people too quickly. Much more painfully though, it’s a warning.
I read this quote now and I can’t help but feel sad for all the people I didn’t take care to know better. Who are no longer accessable to me, for whatever reason…
Would you rather choose immortality over mortality? And if so, what would you dooooo?
Oh man. Let’s see. I think most young people want to be immortal (and to some extent feel that they are) but I mean, I guess being mortal makes everyone try harder to create meaning or whatever in the short time they’re given. I don’t think I’d like to be immortal, necessarily, but I wish human lifespans were longer, since I always feel like I don’t have time to do anything…maybe a hundred more years lol. I’d probably get really bored with living if I were immortal, and if everyone I knew and loved died, it’d just be awful—though admittedly, it would be kind of nice to know that you have all the time in the world to travel and explore and learn things! So, hmm, can I choose half-immortality. I don’t want to get old, hahaha.
“This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are. It’s the right thing to do.”—