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"We are all in the gutter,but some of us are looking at the stars"

"You know the black bits in bananas? Are they tarantulas' eggs?"

The Truman Show...with chopsticks
2 June 1983
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This Journal was started in 2004 to map the adventures of an English girl deep in the mysterious Far East.
I spent a year teaching English in the South of China, having reluctantly torn myself away from the joys of student life and not really knowing what to do with myself post-degree.
Several years on I still don't really know what to do with myself, but I get by.

""We are all in the gutter,but some of us are looking at the stars" [Oscar Wilde]"

"One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection."
[Fight Club Chuck Palahniuck]


Dislikes:37: arrogance, bad grammer, bad movies, being condescended to, being patronised, boredom, censorship, chavs, closed-mindedness, clowns, cockroaches, conservatism, vacant popstars, dickheads, feeling lonely, feet, peach fuzz (it makes my mouth itch), getting up early, homophobia, hypocrisy, liars, mean people, misplaced apostrophe's, negative stereotyping, people picking their noses in public, political overcorrectness, poverty, racism, religious fanaticism, scary radical/blind patrotism, sexism, smelly people, spam, spiders, stupid people, two-facedness, war, willful ignorance

a clockwork orange, albert camus, american beauty, andy warhol, angels, art, audrey hepburn, australia, backyard babies, bad horror films, badgers on sticks, barfly, battle royale, baz luhrman, being covered in beeeees, biffy clyro, bill hicks, bits of pink fluff, black!, books, brett easton ellis, bruce lee, cardiff, cherries, china, chinese lion dance, chuck palahniuk, clwb ifor bach, coffee, corey feldman, cultural criticism, darth vader, deftones, diversity, donnie darko, dragon dance, dragons, eddie izzard, edward scissorhands, empire records, eyeliner, fairies, festivals, fight club, flexible fingers, foreign culture, foshan, frank turner, garden state, generation x, gigs, glassjaw, glitter, globalisation, great britain, guitars, he-man, hoarding useless crap, horror, hr giger, i am x, iamx, incubus, invader zim, jack daniels, jack kerouac, jake gyllenhaal, james dean, jay chou, jeanette winterson, jeff buckley, jet li, jimi hendrix, joaquin phoenix, johnny depp, kevin smith, kevin spacey, kill bill, knightmare, kung fu, labyrinth, languages, literature, lost in translation, making silly noises, making up words, manga, martin grech, monkeys, monty python, music, new zealand, old school kiefer sutherland, oscar wilde, philosophy, photography, poking out my tongue, poking things with sticks, popscene, postmodernity, psychology, pulp fiction, queer culture, questioning identity, radiohead, random things, reading, red, rimbaud, river phoenix, scrubs, sex and the city, shakespeare, shaun of the dead, shiny things, silverchair, simon pegg, smashing pumpkins, sneaker pimps, spaced, stain boy, stand by me, stars, stephen king, subversity, sunrise, sunset, sylvia plath, system of a down, tattoos, the fast show, the goonies, the mighty boosh, the nightmare before christmas, the pixies, things that smell coconutty, thundercats, tim burton, toni morrison, trainspotting, trapdoor, travelling, vampires, vince noir, vodka, where is my mind?, winchester, x-men, xuhai middle school