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Journeying Towards Restoration

"There is danger here - in sounding... seeming foolish."

9 May 1985
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(Out of date, but still a somewhat accurate portrayal... plus I'm not sure what I would put if I did change it... The journal title is from Michelle Cliff's 'No Telephone to Heaven', and 'Journeying Towards Restoration' is part of my dissertation title. Just so you know.)


Now let me give this a stab...

I am 20 years old and I am currently doing a degree in BA English Studies at Teesside University. I like to think of myself as pretty open minded...

Anyway, generally I am into the Arts; super vague, but I will limit that to novels, paintings, plays, and other theatre related stuff, anime; well I am far from being an otaku, but I love Studio Ghibli, and Furi Kuri, Haibane Renmai, Now & Then, Here & There, etc, computer games; Nintendo fan mainly but not really die hard anymore... not that I was that die hard to begin with, but you know... Do not really like sports games, and I am terrible at beat em ups, Mario Kart on the Snes is the greatest game of all time, music; most genres except for opera because the slight vibration in the singing just grinds at me, country music, and poppy pop songs... you know the type I mean... At the moment though I love Nitin Sawhney's new album, you should go listen to it, and films; generally everything again I even like romantic comedies except for Bridget Jones' Dairy which is very over rated. I am getting more into World Cinema though, mainly Asia, but I am branching out. Last foreign film I watched which was not from Asia, was Motorcycle Diaries, which was fantastic, bought the book, which I should read in the summer.

This LJ is very personal for me and is going strong over a year now. A place to write down my inner thought processes and emotions, and get some handy advice from friends when needed (^_^) *waves*

Here are some nice quotes to reflect on:

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable
but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"Always be the first to forgive; and forgive yourself first always."
-- Dan Zadra

"All who wish to be more noble-minded than their constitution allows fall victims to neurosis; they would have been more healthy if it could have been possible for them to be less good."
-- Sigmund Freud
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