Blogging: I read an article that confirms a suspicion I’ve had for a while — The Value of Remembering Ordinary Moments recommends that we record ordinary events (in addition to extraordinary ones), because revisiting these memories can be very enjoyable. I guess that’s the premise of apps like 1 Second Everyday.
And I guess that’s also the premise of this blog! I’m not sure if it shows, but this blog contains some of my fondest memories, and I don’t think many people would consider them “extraordinary.” But I guess they are, in their own blog-worthy way. I wonder if recording and revisiting bad memories is a good idea…
Chinese: In a show I’m watching, someone said “天儿真好,” but the caption was “天气真好.” I find this pretty interesting — usually when the captions don’t match what’s said, the mismatch is due to the speaker using an English term (and the caption is the Chinese translation). But in this case, the mismatch is due to the speaker’s accent rather than a foreign term. The same guy said “今儿,” but this was captioned as “今儿” rather than “今天.”
Leisure: I watched Silver Linings Playbook, a romantic comedy-drama film (according to Wikipedia), after a friend recommended it to me. Romantic and dramatic? I suppose, but I didn’t really find it comedic.
I also discovered that I enjoy reading reviews of local restaurants. It seems like everyone online has more refined taste buds than I do, and their experiences sound richer and more sensational than mine. I especially like reading the 3-4 star reviews, because they usually seem the most fair and reasonable. But it is amusing to read the lavish stories behind the 1 and 5 star reviews.