Apparently she was so pissed after reading the final draft of the interview, that she tweeted the interviewer’s phone number. I still have not read it, but the photos are sick! How’s the one where she’s on the swing over the city?!
This is my attempt at trying to figure out LOST. I talk about the series finale, so if you have not seen it yet, I don’t recommend reading.
For two and a half hours I was glued to my computer screen (being in Korea, with no television, I have to stream it) entranced by the amazing creativity of writers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. LOST is by far the best television series I have watched in my life. It’s funny because when I first heard about it back in 2004, I thought the concept of it was ridiculous, I mean, how can you make a show about plane crash survivors on an island? Wouldn’t you run out of story lines? I thought, this is going to be another Gilligan’s Island. Boy was I wrong. I remember clearly, I did not watch the debut, but I caught a repeat two days after the initial running of the pilot episode. I was hooked.
So, six years later, here I am, in Korea, trying to decipher the meaning of LOST. Or is it the meaning of life? There are so many elements in this tv show, that you can’t pinpoint one specific thing. From religion to love, it’s a message for all.
The entire sixth season, instead of flashforwards, and flashbacks, we had flashsideways, where the characters were living in a universe where the plane did not crash. Initially I thought that this “alternate” universe was real, and in fact this was reality, but as I found out in the finale, it was not. I was very unhappy to find that out. I was hoping that the characters would not be stuck in purgatory, which in fact they were. So where does that leave the characters on the island? Well, from what I was able to gather, the universe on the island is the REAL time, so that’s real life. In the sideways universe, they were all already dead. They just did not know it. They needed someone to help them find out the truth, and guide them to heaven. That is why Ben did not go into the church, because I think he feels he does not deserve to go to heaven. I think that this sideways universe is taking place many many years in the future, when all of the characters are already long dead. The finale showed that no matter what, you have free will. The choices you make are the foundations for your path in life. I do personally do not believe in destiny. I stand firm that everything in life is made of choices, from the person you love and marry, to how you die. Lost helped me realize that even more. It also showed that true love can cross many boundaries, including time and space.
I was very surprised to see so many religious symbolism also. The whole Shepard thing just kind of got out of hand. It was cool however, to see all the different religious symbols when jack and his father were talking by the coffin. what do you think the writers were trying to say by showing us that? I would like to say that the writers were trying to say that religion is confusing. there are so many different religions on the world. I honestly believe that what this entire show comes down to is FREE WILL vs. DESTINY. I personally believe in freewill, just like jack did. do you think that jack’s destiny was to do everything that he did? Or did his actions create this path that lead to everything that happened? I would like to say that he chose his own path.
It’s been only a day after I watched the finale, but it is still embedded in my mind, and I am still trying to figure it out. That is the genius of LOST.
it’s a great film, excellent book. the images written by christopher mccandless and captured by sean penn are beautiful.
but i can’t help feel irritated with these kind of people. they come from upper middle class families with money, and have great educations, but feel so unhappy with their lives they throw it all away to try and give that act of rebellion. i never can understand that. i’ve run into so many people like that on the road, who you can tell don’t take showers because they think it’s “the cool thing” to do. but they have a 200.00$ NorthFace backpack. or try to put dreads in their hair because it fits the stereotype, but flew first class. they say they have no money, but you know that they have their parents credit card or are digging into their trust funds. i get so frustrated with that. what do you think?
This past weekend I went to the city of Gwangju. It’s a pretty big city, and has a one-line subway. I had been getting sick of staying only in my province, and to be honest, I do not have an urge to go to Seoul. I am over the 4 hour bus ride, and I just don’t think it’s that great of a city. Like I’ve said before, most of the big cities here do not have an identity. Gwangju was no exception, but it was nice to get out. I went shopping there, and I still find it so interesting how they have all the fake products, just out and about like it’s not illegal. After a day of walking around their downtown, we went to watch IRON MAN 2 at the IMAX. It wasn’t anything great.
Last night went to Jeonju and hung out with my friends. The sisters just came back and brought everyone back a few gifts. They brought me back some slipz! Stoked! They told us all about their experience in the PI, and how they have never seen poverty like that before. It’s really sad to hear their stories of children begging on the streets of Manila. After dinner, we walked around Keksa, and discussed what we are going to do this weekend for Justin’s birthday. Possibly head to Busan! Beach! Stoked!
One day you will be lucky enough to see the world, and experience new cultures, and you will know what it is like to not be able to communicate with someone. Coming from a huge tourist destination, I have had my share of laughs at distraught tourists and foreigners. I’ve learned that as a “host” to those people who are there to learn about our amazing culture it is our duty to treat them with respect. Be patient if they are at least trying to learn the language. There’s no point in yelling at them if they do not understand you in English —- it’s not their fault.
Ignorance is a terrible trait.
Put yourself in someone else’s shoes, because one day, sooner or later, you will know exactly what I am talking about.
Living in a place where seasons change, and you have to dress according to the weather, I have a new outlook on fashion and how to wear clothes. Living in Hawaii, it was so easy to just put on trunks and walk out the door. Or just a t-shirt, shorts and slipz. Plus, everybody here in this country is so materialistic, and vain, it’s hard not to be inspired. I occasionally would read GQ Magazine in Hawaii, but now more than ever, it actually makes sense.
I also have to present myself in a semi-formal manner when I go to work, and I never had to do that before.
But on a different note, I still have to learn how to eat more cleaner when I am wearing a white dress shirt and tie.
SAMSUNG NX10: LIMITED EDITION “WHITE” DIGITAL CAMERA
Taking a rather aesthetically appeasing approach to camera design, Samsung introduces a white bodied, limited edition version of its NX10 camera. With a compact body and interchangeable lens, the NX10 combines the benefits of a digital SLR in a pocket sized camera. As part of the limited edition package the Silas inspired model will include a 30mm pancake lens and a leather case. Launching May 7th the NX10 will be available in Korea, Netherlands, China, Taiwan, and the US.
This past week, my boss paid for my coworkers and me to go on a trip to Jeju Island. Jeju Island is off the southern coast of Korea, and is considered the Hawaii of Asia. Lots of people go there for the warm weather, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. There are two ways of getting to Jeju, by plane or by boat. Our boss bought the boat tickets. So we left early Tuesday morning, rode a bus for 3 hours, and then we took a boat for 4 hours to Jeju. It was so windy and the water was super choppy, but I took some meds and I was able to pass out for most of the trip.
I extended my trip, got a hostel and explored some more. Had a blast. Here are some photos. If you want a more extensive detail of my trip, e-mail me and I will be glad to forward you an e-mail. Aloha.