So its that time again when Sim is ill and she sits around feeling all pathetic and has nothing to do but rant and attack her laptop for not loading fast enough.
Right so, since the last time I was ill (that's how I'm counting the days now :P) I've had a pretty hectic time. So let me fill you in on a few of the things that happened.
My sister got engaged! YAY! So my sister is engaged to this wonderful guy named James. He's an awesome big brother and I am so proud of them. In our culture, the engagement (otherwise known as the Chunni and Shugan) is a big deal. It's a giant event in which the groom's family visit the bride's family and bring her gifts and do a little ceremony to signify that basically she's off the market and vice versa XD It was a long weekend of getting things done, but it went off without a hitch and everyone had a good time.
On the Monday after my sisters engagement I travelled 265 miles from my town to a city up north known as Durham. Durham is this wonderful city drenched in history, culture and beauty. I went there as part of a one night stay at the university of Durham as they have offered me a place next year. I absolutely loved it and it was a brilliant two days where I got to meet new people and basically took two days off school!
I saw the Hunger Games. My gosh. Well I'd love to hear what you guys thought about it. I finally got around to reading it last month off the back of Chuck's recommendation last year 8-) And whilst I loved the book and thoroughly enjoyed the movie, I felt like I needed to experience them as different pieces to truly enjoy them without tainting my opinion of either.
I find this a lot when I read books that have been turned into movies. The thing I love about books is that they can be so ambiguous; manipulated by the author but ultimately moulded by the reader. It comes down to this; every person who has read a book will have a different (even if it is only slightly) reading, and so movies, in my opinion, only really reflect the interpretation of the director and other key members involved in the design and filming of a book-adaptation.
Now on to something a little more controversial/deep. I recently watched a BBC 3 documentary called 'I never said Yes'. This documentary about rape focused on the effects of rape and how the narrator felt the justice system was failing victims as over more than half of reported cases never made it to trail and how many women were not even reporting rape due to the stigma attached to it.
However this programme angered me for that very reason. Women. It discussed everything to do with women being raped by men. Men can be raped too. Women can be raped by women too.; yet none of this was even mentioned. This really bugged me. The show did nothing of trying to decrease the stats or even to help the victims (much, though she did help a little). Why is it that people now think that just by talking about a subject it will go away? I understand that highlighting the subject is important, getting it into the public's eye will help bring about change. But the way in which the show attempted to do so was not far enough. I believe that if you want to make a change, you need to go all the way, don't test the waters first, because if you do, you'll always find a way of backing out. I don't know if that makes much sense, but this has been bugging me since I watched it the other day and when trying to vent about it to my friend, I became muddled in thought and went off on a tangent.
On a lighter note, it's time for me to have medicine and sleep :D
Hope everyone is having a good week (and feeling healthy),