bittersweet solitude of a fireflower

Hedonic Pursuits


Loves: Children, the Orient, Oldies, Geography, History, Film/Books based on True Events/Real People, Black & White Photographs, White Lilies and Roses, Sunsets


Outdoor Activities: Cycling, Travelling, Swimming, Kayaking, Horse riding

Indoor Activities: Surfing the Net, Watching good Film/Anime/TV, Listening to Music, KTV-ing, Dining Out, Reading, Nua-ing


Books: Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist, Eleven Minutes, Veronika Decides to Die; all 几米‘s books, Jeffery Eugenicides – The Virgin Suicides, Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones, Jodi Picoult – My Sister’s Keeper, The Pact; Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day; Neil Gaiman – The Sandman Series, Stardust, Anansi Boys, Fragile Things; Adeline Yen Mah – Falling Leaves (落叶归根), Chinese Cinderella; Arthur Golden – Memoirs of a Geisha, J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye, Audrey Niffenegger – The Time Traveler’s Wife, Kim Edwards – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns; Cecelia Ahern – PS, I Love You, Tony Parsons – Man And Wife, Yann Martel – Life of Pi, Haruki Murakami – Kafka on the Shore, Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat Pray Love

Music: Oldies, Easy-Listening, Operatic Pop, Jazz, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Soundtrack

Easy-Listening: Damien Rice, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Tracy Chapman, Sophie Zelmani, Corrinne May, Aqualung, Enya
Operatic Pop: Il Divo, Andrea Bocelli
Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Pink Martini, Norah Jones, Emi Fujita
Alternative Rock: James Blunt, Coldplay, Dishwalla, Lifehouse, Firehouse, Death Cab For Cutie, Alanis Morissette, Daughtry, Switchfoot, The Fray, Secondhand Serenade
Pop Rock: Linkin Park, Evanescence, John Mayer, 五月天, F.I.R., 伍佰

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Before Sunrise/Sunset, Love Actually, When Harry Met Sally, City of Angels, Something’s Gotta Give, Elizabethtown, I Am Sam, Forrest Gump, Rain Man, Life is Beautiful, Little Miss Sunshine, The Blind Side, Invictus, Australia, Armageddon, Titanic, Big Fish, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring/The Return of the King, 300, Sin City, Constantine, The Dark Knight, Watchmen, Inception, The Matrix trilogy, Minority Report, The Thomas Crown Affair, Ocean’s Eleven/Thirteen, The Devil Wears Prada, Memento, Be With Me, 4:30, Cashback, Mystic River, Munich, Crash, Seven Pounds, Freedom Writers, Mona Lisa Smile, Changeling, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Moulin Rouge, Music and Lyrics, De-Lovely, Infernal Affairs (无间道) trilogy, New Police Story (新警察故事), The Myth (神话), Hero (英雄), Raise the Red Lantern (大红灯笼高高挂), The Road Home (我的父亲母亲), Curse of the Golden Flower (满城尽带黄金甲), Jasmine Women (茉莉花开), The Soong Sisters (宋家皇朝), Wait Til’ You’re Older (童梦奇缘), Secret (不能说的秘密), 881, Finding Nemo, The Lion King, Shrek trilogy, Monsters. Inc, Wall.E, Up, 9, Despicable Me etc

Anime: My Neighbour Totoro (となりのトトロ), Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓), Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し), Fushigi Yuugi (ふしぎ遊戯), Flame of Recca (烈火の炎), Death Note (デスノート), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (攻殻機動隊: Stand Alone Complex)

TV: The Amazing Race, Project Runway, America’s Next Top Model, House, The Mentalist, NCIS, Glee, Ghost Whisperer, Heroes, Ally McBeal, The Nanny, Judging Amy, Band of Brothers, The Simpsons, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Sweet 18/新娘十八岁 (낭랑18세), Goong/Princess Hours (궁), Jewel in the Palace/大长今 (대장금), One Litre of Tears (1リットルの涙), My Date With A Vampire I – III (我和僵尸有个约会 I – III), Central Affairs 2 (情陷夜中环2), The Unbroken Cycle (解连环), The Unbeatables (双天至尊), The Price of Peace (和平的代价), Golden Pillow (金枕头), Wild Orchids (再见萤光兰)


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