All entries for November 2008
November 27, 2008
Way in and way out
Two pieces of my rough translation from two songs:
Sometimes...emotions seem to sructure a shelter for me. I feel kind of safe, and..."existing" while being emotional. However, to keep the daily things going normally, I have to be sensible. By doing this, I feel as if my life were only made out of works...but is being emotional the only way to feel alive??
November 09, 2008
Image from Cape No.7
There is a English version of subtitle but I can't find it from the net.
I have a complicated feeling for this movie, but it is very hard to describ...I'm kind of...can't understand why so many people are crazy for this movie though I feel there are lots of things in it...maybe that's because it is the first movie that belongs to Taiwanese culture? The lines in the movie are mostly Taiwanese, some Japanese and rather few Mandarin......so complicated...I feel I'm far away from my origin.
By the way, though I feel very complicated about what the director trying to tell, I know sth for sure...... If I were 'Tomoko', I would hate the teacher more when I recieved thoes letters......so it was a correct act that the letters were unsent 60 years ago....
November 04, 2008
I'm a bit panic because I don't know what to write for my essay. I haven't typed in English for a while and now is not familiar with translation theories. I have decided to skip the class to force myself totally focus on coming up with the outline and a clear structure for the essay. I guess I'm still not good at time management and now my brian is empty...
I tend to translate some parts of a song's lyrics to inspire my mind about my translation essay. Jay Chou has happened to have a new album currently. One of the songs is named "Mr. Magic":
rough translation for parts of the song lyrics:
"don't ask me to make a choice about whom I really love;
just believe what my tricks show you,
cause what's all in my mind
is how to make you happy.
...I've never made explanations,
that's why I'm not a clown but Mr. Magic."
However, without audience, Mr. Magic is nothing, right? and why there shall be any audience?
People's way of thinking is interesting. It seems that the environments, histories and cultures create how people think. I've realized that there are some mistakes in my understanding about polysystem theory, and I now still find it hard to understand it. I find it hard to believe there's any "young culture" or "mature culture". It is hard for me to immerse myself into that type of explanation to the world and to quote the theory with my thinking in my essay.