Sunday, October 29, 2006

Turning Out My Pockets

It happening all over again. I just received my stipend this week and it's all starting to go out the window. I mean, after paying for rent and utilities, the bank account statement is just very disheartening. And I realize that once I got all these requirements right away, I have a tendency to spend on luxury items that I might not really need, but I know I really want - like new underwear (sigh) and a comic book. And that's it, really, but somehow I feel like I'm overspending. After all, tomorrow I have to do the groceries and buy my top-up card for my phone, and I'm just wondering if I can survive another month, and another...

Sigh. Living by myself can be so difficult.


Watched The Prestige today with Marissa and Yeo Huan. It was absolutely gorgeous and stunning and such a dense, rich film. I loved the twists and turns, the duplicity of both characters and the ambiguities of their motives. Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman both turned out amazing performances, and Michael Caine gave a masterful performance as Cutter. Even the bit players were on cue, and their characters were dead-on and Andy Serkis was there! Hee. What makes me sad is that I wish Piper Perabo and Scarlett Johanssen were given more meat in their roles, because their characters, particularly Scarlett as the magician's assistant Olivia, seemed too one-dimensional. However, despite all this, I think Christopher Nolan pulled another magical performance out of his hat of tricks. :)

I love stories like this. Full of twists and turns, matrioshka doll-like, stories within stories within stories. Complicated narratives amuse me to no end.


November is coming.

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