Kafka on the Shore

I liked Kafka on the Shore. I couldn’t really describe why. It was just incredibly different with types of English, American, Irish novels; let alone Chick lit. Nothing special in terms of vocabulary. After all, it was translated from Japanese. I was sure there was a lot of linguistic richness washed out when it was transferred to English, ruthlessly. But the story could drown me in. Bulelwa said it was as if the writer was on drug when he wrote it. In some sense, I agreed. There was nothing rationale about it. Everything was absurd and impossible. The chain between one story and another was vain and there was long, very long unnecessary prologue even to describe terms as simple as penis. It talked about the Entrance Stone, Living Spirits, TransGender, but it was not a science fiction. A Sci-fi would pretend everything irrational could be explained clearly to put it into our sense. But Kafka did not. Indeed, it was as if it was trying to highlight the absurdity of its content. It did not push its reader to accept it as reality but more of metaphors, metaphor of our own live. The more absurd the concept was, the more it evokes my thinking to mirror to my own experience, my real life. There was something chaotic in his writing, something unacceptable, yet, we have terms for that, it was very postmodic. Postmodernism thinking never let us drawn into their story. Instead, they would keep disturbing us with things we would not expect and only through that we would actually question ourselves.

A day in a Life of Myself

One of my resolutions after being single is having more order in my life. While that is not necessarily the case, I think it would be good for me to start my first blog by describing my routine, in order to avoid repetition…

Starting my final year in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, I become less of a student than before. Matter of fact, I feel I am more of a housewife without a husband! I wake up early every day, take a bath, make myself a glass of non-fat milk and drink it with some home-made cookies. Then I clean my room, washing my laundry, ironing my clothes and doing other hall-chores. Afterwards, I did some photo-editing until lunch time. All my classes are in the afternoon, but I only go to school twice a week, so I can have my afternoon strolling in Orchard Road, shopping and drinking cappuccino while reading a philosophy pieces. At night, I have drama practice.