Weekend Meme: 30 Days Challenge (First 6)

>> Saturday, May 29, 2010

A few bloggers are doing this 30 days challenge, so I thought I'd join the fun. I don't think I'll do it day by day though, I'll do it once a week 6 at a time. Here's part one:

Day 01 — Your favorite song

Two weeks ago, I've written an answer to this question. My top favorite songs are this:


And this:

Day 02 — Your favorite movie

Beautiful Thing (1996) - It was about two boys living in a project in Thamesmead finding out who they are and falling in love despite all their family problems and discrimination. I saw it when I first came out and that kind of love was what I longed for so the movie resonated with me. There was a certain innocence about it and it was very romantic.

Day 03 — Your favorite television program

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

I was thinking what TV series do I enjoy the most but I realize that more often than not some series will go downhill or eventually jump the shark. In yesteryears, I did enjoy Sex and The City, it is in fact a gay men's soap opera with a lot of nudity. I enjoy Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Weeds, True Blood, Project Runway, United States of Tara and recently my friend turned me to watching Big Bang Theory. It's pretty hilarious.

Day 04 — Your favorite book

My favorite book actually was a collection of short stories by a gay Taiwanese writer Kenneth Pai called Taipei People. His stories along with his book was required reading in my high school studies of Chinese literature. Taipei People are stories about how various people from Mainland China of different background ends up in Taipei. The stories are often about how these individuals, often women, escaped the oppression of China and landed in Taipei to rebuild their lives, reminiscing about the past and sadly getting older and losing their former luster. The writing is glorious and the stories are very touching.

Day 05 — Your favorite quote

"Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is the definition of insanity." - Albert Einstein

It serves as a reminder.

Day 06 — Whatever tickles your fancy

At the moment it's this:

36 layers of crepes with a Grand Marnier sweetened whipped cream in between every layer. I made it for the boyfriend and I during the week and will make it again for my straizian friends today. It was good but probably better if the cream is sandwich between actually thin sliced genoise to get a softer texture.

Hope you'll have a fun, fun long weekend.

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