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Originally uploaded by wottheduk.

Well,firstly,wottheduck,if you’ve already nevigated here,then it’s really a shame for me and my blog as well.

Okay,back to the subject.
You all know being in China there’s going to be some inconvenience,especially in the political aspect.Now here for the first time it affects my life,since WordPress is officially blocked by the government.
I still remember on,one of my favourite sites,the writer stopped posting in 2003 to “have some changes and move on”,but to me,it’s not the time yet.
Anyway…Good Luck.
I think I will switch to a new host or try to earn money to host a site myself though I am still a little too young to make a lot.Or,simply,go back to Australia.Well,time will tell.


Long Pause…whew…


It’s actually going to be Chinese New Year soon.

Sorry for the delay.

Life is…well,nothing much to say about my life.My physical reaction probably gives some clue.During school days it’s really hard to get me out of bed resulting in me being always late;But now that the holidays are here,I got up at 6 in the morning,feeling more energetic than ever.Somehow–school is being more like hell I guess.

I don’t want to confessions,that would probably bore you and myself away from this.

Yesterday and also a week ago I recieved phone calls from a former classmate/friend from Beijing,we haven’t talked since he left Xi’an this summer for high school.He is,like the old-time “observers” would claim,a “weirdo also,who matches Raymond perfectly.”I don’t buy it,however.He doesn’t want to admit either I suppose.

Long story short,on the phone,he told nothing but how perfect life there is and all the school activities.

Clearly he’s showing off,yet I didn’t care as I always don’t care about that kind of thing.I simply always listen and respond to or laught about it with them.Though not indifference to politics,especially education system here,I am indifferent to all the fussy people around me are telling of.O,this reminds of so many things,last night I listened to a philosophy podcast whose topic is friendship.I need to quote here.”I have friends I love,and I have friends I tolerate.I have friends whose company I enjoy,I have friends whose company I ought to enjoy.”

I do enjoy my friends’ company,be it as fussy as tales of their splendid life.They are  somehow lovely that way.

As I said,he’s publicly anowned “weirdo”.At the end of our conversation he asked:

How far can you see?

Sure you know what that means.

Really,how far can I see?I said,jokingly,”To my death.”

Yet,seriously he said,”Nor far enough.”

Though I can definitely tell he’s trying to have a competition going on,so he had to see “farther” than I would,that’s why he said that.Yet,it’s really the only worthwhile question of the whole lovely conversation.

Lovely people.

Weekend close-up

Although this is not the weekend yet,due to the coming final examination(actually tomorrow),I will just make a quick update here,and also I’ve been feeling guilt about uploading random stuff.

I’ve been going over again Kieslowski’s trilogy Three Colours(Blue/White/Red) during these days with my “guidance book” which is “Kieslowski On Kieslowski”,a biography by a British Journalist on the well acclaimed director.

Basically,in the films,Kieslowski put into philosophy of his own,on Self,Existence,and his understanding on many basic concepts rooting in the human nature like Liberty and love.Also,he’s also a sociolgy for the films are also about society and people’s relations with one another.

Okay,running out of time,I will do a full coverage on that later in this month.Maybe some audio files that you can check out on

Mac with an Intel core.

Here it is.



Just got this sentence from some “my blog“:

15″ intel Macbook – order tomorrow, ships Feb (thinner, dual core)


Pre-Podcast of Raymond.

OKay,my first try,just an introduction on things I will be doing with this.

Episode Intro. 

Impressionism in Downtown

Impressionism in Downtown

Originally uploaded by stchatterbox.

I once took a psych-test on BBC,the result of which was basically that “You have slighy depression,people with such disorder have a tendency to appreciating Impressionism”.
And I do.
So,here it is.

Weekend Again

At noon got back from school as usual.

This week has been…numb,I mean I am,for no reason I just can’t stand my homework anywhere else than in the classroom.Nights were quite hard for one like me,who has tons of homework yet has not the heart for that.

So,back to the traditional Chinese philosophy to seek an answer,Confusious said”It is the Internet.”Baloney.Every day I have to spend like and hour or two checking my mails and rss feeds,which usually contains up to hundreds pieces of news and editorial articals.After that,some sort of sensation is aroused that makes me anxious and feel on-the-go at my desk,facing those textbooks from school.

Back in day,I sometimes get to thinking about my night online activities,bad memories I’ve got,couldn’t remember much more than 3 or 4 pieces that I’ve read,which essentially means I am far from productive reading as I’ve been in other pros.And yesterday on 43folders,a blog about a bunch of tricks on productivity,I read about cutting off on the volumn of the collection to be able to concentrate on more,to conprhense more,thus to be more productive out of these fuss.I was quite stunned while considering cutting down my selection,because such fact was suddenly so obvious as rss feeds,be it news or language studies or literature,are accepted as entertainment by me for they are online materials.Such mindset is concrete in my mind that nothing online is so serious.

That’s a bad point,huh?

Yet,I’ve also made some contributions to myself image during the week,that is that article I wrote(check out previous post)on the conncetion between the development of art,philosophy,math,psychology and human’s recognization of the world and his self,for my Chinese essay assignment.The latest news from the Raymond Times is that nothing is heard from the teacher yet,since Raymond handed it in a bit late then the others and by the time the teacher received the piece his classmates pieces had been checked out by the teacher and handed back to them.

So…next week the final examination will come and the results won’t be too pleasant I suppose.Whatever,29th of January,the China Lunar New Year’s Day,that’s a big time and a happy one anyway,regardless of how your grades are.

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Midnight Clip

Okay,another midnight.

Just finished a paper on Art history as a Chinese composition homework,you might be saying that I may take it too seriously,yet,that’s the only oppurtuniy I could let out my passion and talent for fine art and all the stuff related to that.

The little thing about the artical,I first went over such books as “Cezon and Bergson””The Liberation of Mankind”,a collection entitled “The Psychological World of Art”featuring scientific research on both acient and modern art theories and related discoveries and research on physics(light,color),psychology(cognitive,ways of observing),Mathematics(Geometry mostly).And that took about 2 hours.

The main idea of my paper is that the all the explorations humans have made are to understand the “will of God”,or Truth literally.So all the subjects devided up as what we are studying now are all for that one purpose,and I look back on the history of art from the Age of Rebirth(16th century or so)to the late 19th century,showing the development of the techniques used in art works,maths in the works,and also,philosophy behind the works,and also reveal how natural science as well as arts like philo has contributed to the overall step forward of humans’ recognization of ourselves and of the truth of the world and how it funtions.

In the paper,I put in several hidden lines like the rebellion of Leonardo da Vinci,and Cezon’s philosophy and his influnce on the upcoming artists like Picasso,which I think is bigger than the whole what I’ve written,yet,that’s a whole different story from this.

And…as I was going through one book on da Vinci,Heroes of History by Will Grant,(great work),I again found the line suggesting him be homosexual and that he was in court several times for this.

Well..that’s artist.

So…I am handing this in tomorrow morning.

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Stats concern

Well,at ease,it’s not really a Concern.

As I was checking out the web statistics of my page,that is Common Store,eight views in a day.As I was numb in all the tech thing(if not I will have long put up lots of html code,real-time voting,poll,media player and stuff in my Store),didn’t know if my viewing is counted.

Nevertheless,I viewed my site 3-4 times a day,so basically there are 4 who sometime got in here.That’s good sign since I don’t think I am that kinda person who got all popular anywhere,yet,bad to be a loner holding a journal which turns out to be again,a Loner.

My record now is 23 on 27th of December,that just doesn’t make any sense.

P.S:here is just a note,the former name of this journal is Weird,meaningfully though.As I “am” now.again,G’day.