Hope Springs Eternal

12/23/2013 09:17:00 PM
Hope. It isn't a forbidden thing, is it?
Hope, verb; to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true.

But what if, what if I was hoping for something that I know would never happen?
Same reason people keep buying lottery tickets.
Why do they still continue to believe in impossibilities?

Maybe for making me feel alright.
Or maybe I was too selfish to face the reality and scared to realize the fact that it will never go to happen. Unless there was a prodigy.

But I do believe what the Doctor said: The universe is big. It's vast and complicated and ridiculous and sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.
Maybe, maybe I'm too naive for believing in it.
But on the other hand, hope springs eternal.
It's what keeps us stuck.

People will continue to hope even though they have evidence that things cannot possibly turn out the way they want.
And people always hope for the best, even in the face of adversity.
Hope springs eternal.

I Love the Regency Era

12/07/2013 11:38:00 PM
Can I just wish I live in the Regency Era?

When we meet people at a ball, party or social gathering. Because there's no social media such thing. People really need to go out there to meet, to know or to date someone. Something that's somehow rare these days.

When a man bows and woman curtsies when they meet or leave. When a couple is forbidden to go anywhere alone without someone else there. When a man and woman only be permitted to touch hand. When the etiquette of talking about someone else is still upheld. These are things I rarely see in today's era. Not that I hate my era, but of course with much of watching period shows or movies, and reading period novels, you must want to know how it feels to be in the place where you will never experience.

Although I read every Jane Austen's novel like twice (except Persuasion), Bronte sisters' novel, etc, and watch every movie and BBC shows adaption, I still don't mastered a lot of thing about the Regency Era. Why is this and why is that. And it makes me wondering if we are actually think more rational these days or back then.

I also want to wear bonnet and victorian empire waist dress without getting misconception it's for Halloween costume party or cosplay party. Oh those lovely and pretty dress and lace I will never have.

The way you get to know some men is also unique those days. We attended a ball, we waited until someone with higher status introduce us to someone new, we curtsied, we danced (not all day long because a ball isn't allowed for a whole day), we got to know each other and planned other things to do next week or the day after tomorrow. Yes, it's more complicated than today, but it's such a well-mannered thing to do.

But the reality is we live in this whole new technology era, something that people in the Regency Era will never imagine. The internet, handphone, laptop, 4D effect, or even a glasses-phone, they could call it as 'magic'. We should all thankful too for living in this era.

Well, if I have a TARDIS or vortex manipulator, I'd definitely go and try living in the Regency Era.