I am Cj de Silva. Some might recognize me as the Promil Kid. I love to paint and illustrate. Advertising is not just a day job for me. Film, moving pictures and music are my escapes.
February 2nd
1:37 AM
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penguinteen:

yafictionquotes:

Andrea Cremer, Nightshade

One of our favs!

Hmm. My favorite is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

penguinteen:

yafictionquotes:

Andrea Cremer, Nightshade

One of our favs!

Hmm. My favorite is Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

March 15th
4:55 PM
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"Forget the logic and we’ll never say goodbye." - Volcanoes, The Ones Named After You by Patience Dear Juggernaut

"Forget the logic and we’ll never say goodbye." - Volcanoes, The Ones Named After You by Patience Dear Juggernaut

4:45 PM
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Oh my darling Midori (from Norwegian Wood movie)

Oh my darling Midori (from Norwegian Wood movie)

February 3rd
5:30 PM
An excerpt from my favorite novel Norwegian Wood, written by Haruki Murakami.

An excerpt from my favorite novel Norwegian Wood, written by Haruki Murakami.

January 12th
2:27 PM
Norwegian Wood (movie) tshirt by Uniqlo.
Click the image to read more. :)
Thanks Niko de Luna, so thoughtful.

Norwegian Wood (movie) tshirt by Uniqlo.

Click the image to read more. :)

Thanks Niko de Luna, so thoughtful.

November 28th
5:39 PM
The top movies about love and friendship I always end up going back to. References and aspirations. But I realize, my life is not a movie. These movies fueled the fire of my idealism - which wasn’t necessarily good. I don’t have Richard Linklater or Wong Kar Wai to direct it, I have myself. I can get small doses of the ideal but I know I ought to go back to what’s real, what is true. I have to be realistic.
In real life, I won’t always be smart as Laleina (Winona Ryder in Reality Bites) was. I won’t always have the perfect timing to say the most charming things as Celine (Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise and Before Sunset). My quirks won’t be as cute as Juno McGuff (Ellen Page in Juno). I won’t be as well-lit as Elizabeth (Norah Jones in My Blueberry Nights). And I won’t be as carefree and ephemeral as Midori in Norwegian Wood. My life doesn’t even have good musical scoring like Nick and Norah’s.
Nor would the guy I’d be with will be as cute as Michael Cera (since he plays his roles the same way!) when he’s awkward. Sometimes, awkwardness can be really annoying. Nor would he be as irresistible as the brooding Troy Dryer in Reality Bites. God knows how crazy guys get when they over think. And the guy I’d be with can’t be as attractive as Toru when he’s being overly sensitive and misleading.
I won’t have that.
I can’t always get what (or who) I want. And what I have now, it’s probably what I need.

The top movies about love and friendship I always end up going back to. References and aspirations. But I realize, my life is not a movie. These movies fueled the fire of my idealism - which wasn’t necessarily good. I don’t have Richard Linklater or Wong Kar Wai to direct it, I have myself. I can get small doses of the ideal but I know I ought to go back to what’s real, what is true. I have to be realistic.

In real life, I won’t always be smart as Laleina (Winona Ryder in Reality Bites) was. I won’t always have the perfect timing to say the most charming things as Celine (Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise and Before Sunset). My quirks won’t be as cute as Juno McGuff (Ellen Page in Juno). I won’t be as well-lit as Elizabeth (Norah Jones in My Blueberry Nights). And I won’t be as carefree and ephemeral as Midori in Norwegian Wood. My life doesn’t even have good musical scoring like Nick and Norah’s.

Nor would the guy I’d be with will be as cute as Michael Cera (since he plays his roles the same way!) when he’s awkward. Sometimes, awkwardness can be really annoying. Nor would he be as irresistible as the brooding Troy Dryer in Reality Bites. God knows how crazy guys get when they over think. And the guy I’d be with can’t be as attractive as Toru when he’s being overly sensitive and misleading.

I won’t have that.

I can’t always get what (or who) I want. And what I have now, it’s probably what I need.

November 18th
2:23 PM

I once had a boy or should I say, he once had me.

October 25th
3:09 PM
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What I Can't Say Out Loud

  • Midori: "I guess I've been waiting so long I'm looking for perfection. That makes it tough."
  • Toru: "Waiting for the perfect love?"
  • Midori: "No, even I know better than that. I'm looking for selfishness. Perfect selfishness. Like, say I tell you I want to eat strawberry shortbread. And you stop everything you're doing and run out and buy it for me. And you come back out of breath and get down on your knees and hold this strawberry shortbread out to me. And I say I don't want it any more and throw it out of the window. That's what I'm looking for."
  • Toru: "I'm not sure that has anything to do with love," I said with some amazement.
  • Midori: "It does," she said. "You just don't know it. There are times in a girl's life when things like that are incredibly important."
  • Toru: "Things like throwing strawberry shortbread out of the window?"
  • Midori: "Exactly. And when I do it, I want the man to apologize to me. 'Now I see, Midori. What a fool I've been! I should have known that you would lose your desire for strawberry shortbread. I have all the intelligence and sensitivity of a piece of donkey shit. To make it up to you, I'll go out and buy you something else. What would you like? Chocolate mousse? Cheesecake?"'
  • Toru: "So then what?"
  • Midori: "So then I'd give him all the love he deserves for what he's done."
  • Toru: "Sounds crazy to me."
  • Midori: "Well, to me, that's what love is. Not that anyone can understand me, though." Midori gave her head a little shake against my shoulder. "For a certain kind of person, love begins from something tiny or silly. From something like that or it doesn't begin at all."
  • -Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami
September 17th
7:12 PM

This gives me the chills.

August 21st
5:23 AM

Norwegian Wood (2010) Teaser Trailer

Directed by Anh Hung Tan

Watching the teaser for the first time gave me the chills.

August 18th
7:18 PM

"That’s the hard part. I guess I’ve been waiting so long I’m looking for perfection. That makes it tough." - Midori, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

August 16th
8:38 PM

Midori: You mean, if you knew me better, you’d force stuff on me like everybody else? 

Toru: It’s possible. That’s how people live in the real world: forcing stuff on each other. 

Midori: You wouldn’t do that. I can tell. I’m an expert when it comes to forcing stuff and having stuff forced on you. You’re just not that type. That’s why I can relax with you. Do you have any idea how many people there are in the world who like to force stuff on people and have stuff forced on them? Tons! And then they make a big fuss, like, ‘I forced her,’ ‘You forced me’! That’s what they like. But I don’t like it. I just do it ‘cause I have to.”  

— Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)

April 4th
7:45 PM

Now I’d have to hurry finishing the book. Chapter 8 already.

Norwegian Wood (2010) 

Directed by Anh Hung Tran

Let’s read more about this new novel-into-movie.

January 28th
3:49 PM

Norwegian Wood (Beatles Cover)

by Cj

This is a cover of The Beatles’ Norwegian Wood. Forgive me, but its my current favorite song.