Well, it has been a pretty good week so far! Getting along with everyone at work and stuff~
Went down to town to sniff at all the perfumes, and mainly to buy my Chergui… except *dun dun dun*… they were out of stock! Ended up trying to plan for my next big purchase, since the lovely sales assistant told me that it wouldn’t be back in stores for quite some time.
Yup, I’m totally not ashamed to be spraying everything and hoarding the tester strips. It’s totally serious research, okay. But yes, this was considered a thick stack, even for me, but having knowledgeable SAs with fantastic service really makes my day.
It is also impossible for me not to drop by Kino when I’m in town, and here are the haul of the day~
Here’s the new edition of Drug and Drop, because Clamp decided to rename Legal Drug… for no particular reason?? Idk man, Idk. But I think it’d be so weird because I have the 3rd book of Legal Drug and I really can’t wait to see if there’d be any differences between the two books, or if it’s merely just a title revision.
I also got this on a whim while I was standing in line and I spotted this near the cashier, which is probably why the staff chose to put such items on the counter. To tempt people like me.
Aaaaand here is the random figurine that I got~
The Sixth Doctor, portrayed by Colin Baker, and it’s kind of random, but I somehow thought it was fitting that I got this one out of all the other possible choices.
Arrogant, careless, dramatic, self-absorbed, driven and stubborn, the Sixth Doctor instantly believed himself superior to almost anyone he encountered. Yet he also possessed a streak of cowardice and pessimism. He would often browbeat others into submission with his savage wit and his grammarian’s interest in language. […] Despite his bluster, the Sixth Doctor did possess great reserves of compassion. His gentler side began to blossom largely as a consequence of travelling with Evelyn Smythe, a university lecturer whose verbal dexterity was on a par with his own. (Taken verbatim from here obviously because I’ve never watched classic Who in my life.)
Cry is playing Bioshock: Burial at Sea! :D I can’t play Bioshock personally because I’m terrible at FPS and my hand-eye coordination is abysmal, but I really want to unravel the complication that is Bioshock. I think it has quite a compelling storyline, especially with the mindfuckery known as all the infinite universes and parallel timelines and the characters’ various attempts to change the present after seeing the future by travelling to the past.
I watched the latest Studio Ghibli film a couple of days back. I cannot say that it was absolutely amazing, because there were moments where I felt that the film was a tad too draggy and I could not muster much interest in the romantic subplot nor was I entirely invested in the main characters. I did admire his devotion to creating a masterpiece (in a sense) and his eternal dream, and the notion of creating something so beautiful and seeing it being destroyed for something as petty as war. Yes, I think war is petty, and all it does is create a cycle of pain and suffering, and no one really benefits in the end. Not the people who sacrifice their lives in the frontline, not the survivors who go home and constantly relive the traumatic experiences, not the civilians who lose their homes/livelihoods/families and must learn to rebuild everything from the beginning. It’s too idealistic to claim that you’re fighting a war for peace or justice or whatever pretty notion when you know that the real reason is probably human greed or hubris or something equally nefarious.