I AM TELLING YOU, GUYS, A DAY WITHOUT PROGRESS OR CHANGE OR NEW PERSPECTIVE OR DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OR GOOD IDEA OR BETTER IDEA - ANYTHING, WHATEVER - IS A DAY WASTED. IT IS TIME FOR A MENTAL SWITCH. SWITCH!

(A) LEADS TO (B) ... LOVE IS (A) ... THE REST IS (B)

TAPAIGH AN DEIS

 

 

My life: being myself | Cooking wild | Drinking sorts of tea daily -- a glass of beer or red wine occasionally & alcohol-free beer with taste of lemon | Spending time in nature | Taking photos | Flying with music genres & styles -- playing cajon, steel drum & keyboard | Collecting books/DVDs/Blu-rays | Watching films & fav sitcoms -- American Dad!, Malcolm in the Middle, Modern Family, Seinfeld,... | Exploring wildlife & planetary system | Watching sport & Olympic Games | Ex-footballer - enjoy football, hiking, Pilates, chess, backgammon, billiards & badminton | Watching people crocheting, cooking & dancing | Watching Irish, Spanish & Chinese dance | Sketching | Flying with calligraphy | Learning new languages | Travelling freely | Dancing freely | Writing freely - life coaching, novel, novella, poem, prose, script, songs | Working freely - working while listening to music, e.g. chill-out lounge, new classics | Walking in the rain without umbrella + listening to music | Helping others | Meditating, formatting my mind, achieving inner peace | Daily shower + MeTime.

My heartbeat -- in love with: Ireland, China, Uruguay, North Africa.

My favourite cities: Yunnan, China | Galway, Ireland | Montevideo, Uruguay | Varna - the queen of the Black Sea, Bulgaria | Tuscany, Italy | Port Vila, Vanuatu | Jerusalem, Israel-Palestine | Hammamet, Tunisia | Port Said, Egypt | Latakia, Syria | Chefchaouen, Morocco | Selçuk, Turkey | Apia, Samoa | Miami, USA | Flensburg, Germany | Sambava, Madagascar | Valencia, Spain.

My fav cuisine: Mediterranean | Fav “wholesomefood: fish/seafood, authentic falafel, biryani "mixed rice," Irish stew, potato bread, mixed grill, burrito, ciabatta bread, tabbouleh salad, Chinese fried rice with chicken & virgin olive oil, biber dolması "Turkish stuffed peppers," dolma "Middle Eastern stuffed vegetables" | Hot food? Spicy food? Scharfes Essen? No way! | Fav interior design, styling, decorative art: VINTAGE, SIMPLICITY, CHINESE, BOHEMIAN -- portrait painting, textile crafts, wood crafts, antique | Fav gemstones: agate, turquoise, ruby, and lapis lazuli "stone of wisdom, inner strength, passion & youth" | Fav textile: corduroy & denim | Fav material: chamois & leather | Fav structural tissue: wood | Fav element: silver | Fav figurines & models: nodding dog, maneki-neko, angels, Virgin Mary, hourglass, vintage cars -- VW, antique | My symbols: harp, shamrock, triskelion, phoenix, cross & Irish oak or Crann Bethadh "tree of life, power, stability & immortality" | Fav pets: fish, dogs, birds | Fav names: Tana, Josephine, Genevieve, Adam, Eve, Eva, Anna, Hannah, Naima, Aviva, Mai, Maria, Martha, Mulan, Noah, Oscar, Vianne, Anouk, De Santo | Fav colours: turquoise: colour of life, change, patience & inner peace. Ruby-red: colour of courage, energy, romance & celebration. Purple: colour of purity, devotion & nostalgia. Orange: colour of happiness, youth & warmth. Green: colour of nature, rebirth & spring | My Nos.: 2, 6, 78, 9, 168, 520, 1919, 2323 | My days: Thursday-Saturday | My seasons: RamadanHanukkahChristmasChinese New Year.

My Christmas spiritNew Year's resolutions + inner peace + peace of mind + a glass of red wine or beer + sweets + potato crisps + films "e.g. a must-watch Home Alone..."

My motto: simply put…
I know who & what I am & I am as I am...
I am that I am & I will be what I will be...
If you "like" me, I like you more...
If you "love" me, I love you more...
If you "dislike" me, I don’t care...
If you "hate" me, go "f*bleeping*k" yourself!!
Period! Punkt!

Fav writersphilosophersfree thinkers: Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Tolstoy, Nietzsche, Confucius, Sigmund Freud, Lu Xun, Karl Marx, Anis Mansour | Fav books: Book of Sirach, Great Expectations, War and Peace | Fav TV channels: arte, Sport, Cooking, Comedy Central, CCTV, Egyptian, Tunisian | Fav radio stations: Jazz, Classic, Egyptian | Fav music: jazz, blues, film scores, folk music -- Irish, Greek, Turkish, Armenian, Spanish, Chinese "modern & traditional," Israeli, Arabic "all music genres & styles," new classics, chill-out lounge, night music | Fav composers: Chopin, John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Francis Lai | Fav musical compositions: Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo, Nocturne by Chopin, Schindler´s List by John Williams, Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven... | Fav music bands: Via Dacă, Gipsy Kings, Queen, Altın Gün, Tarwa n Ayur | Fav singers: Dido, Sade, Carla Morrison, Tony Bennett, Bob Marley, Chi Jin, Li Tong, Maria Bethânia, Googoosh, Aznavour, El Cigala, Julio Iglesias, Peppino Gagliardi, Ofra Haza, Paul Baghdadlian, Nikos Vertis, Cheb Mami, M. Mounir, Abdallah Rowaished, Hany Shaker, Fairouz, Halim, Umm Kulthum | Fav players: Alexia Putellas, Jenni Hermoso, Selma Bacha, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho Gaúcho | Fav national teams women's & men's: football: Ireland, Spain & Argentina -- rugby: Ireland.

My perfect female "real/fictional" character/girlfriend/soulmate/wife: Shuying Jiang as "Luo Yue" in Mr. Right & Xiaotong Mao as "Xiaoqin Zhong" in Nothing But Thirty - China 2018 & 2020: naughty, honest, trustworthy, confident, sincere, faithful, pure, reliable, beautiful, grateful, peaceful, cute, neat, positive, gracious, elegant, polite, romantic, cheerful, funny, sweetly spoiled, sweetly crazy, sweetly jealous, sweetly mad, supportive, motivator, visionary, intimate, smart, wise, tolerant, educated, talented, skilled cook, noble, loyal, truthful, selfless, open-minded, warm-hearted, tender-hearted, woman & female, assertive & patient, brave & careful, shy & reckless, proud & humble, simple & stylish, accomplished lady & baby girl, soft like a gentle breeze but also strong like a bamboo, AND believing in the future. Simply put: cutest girl with shining eyes, cutest baby with cutest body languagebrat cat dressing her red hair in a ponytail & lady of the house with a wise shake of the head. And to explain her in a few wordsthe beauty of the moon passed over her face, and the secrets of the universe dwelling in her eyes!

Fav countries: Ireland (enchanting landscape, the Temple Bar, Guinness, neutrality, St. Patrick, folklore, RUGBY, green - the colour of rebirth). Vanuatu (inner peace, pure water, seafood, friendly people). Israel-Palestine (relics, music, open-air markets, Jerusalem, Mediterranean cuisine, Israeli falafel & Palestinian taboon bread). China (everything: social justice, history, culture, philosophy, wisdom, self-discipline, reliability, secularism, peaceful coexistence, women's education, women's equality, women's fashion, woman's heart, kindness, cheerful nature, respect, manners, modesty, courtesy, body language - postures, unique language, meekness "meekness doesn't mean weakness -- meekness means being powerful without taking action," silk industry, handicraft, "Chinese" cultural diversity, traditional music, creativity, innovation, folk culture, folk art, folk costume, TV production, Shanghai's Baghdadi Jews "protecting Jews & other ethnic groups -- the 1900s," tradition-change balance, vernacular architecture - traditional pagoda, blooming nature, beauty of scenery, tea farms, agricultural landscape, diligence, my childhood memories, Chinese New Year: Spring Festival & red: the colour of life). Samoa (mixing of cultures, coastal scenery, Fale Palagi -- Palagi house). Africa (Moroccan landscape, Algerian music, Tunisian local dialect & Sufi Show -- Hadhra & Ziara, Egyptian art). Uruguay (relaxed life, coastal desert, beef Chivito). Spain (Camino de Santiago, romance language, olive oil, red wine, Flamenco). Turkey (restaurants, Mother Mary's House or Meryem Ana Evi, turquoise water). Armenia (Armenian duduk, peaceful hearts, roots). Russia (folk art, handicraft, thinkers & artists). France (love songs, cinema, Louis de Funès). Italy (musical language, lifestyle, family bonds, cultural heritage). USA (coolness, small talk, slang, sex comedy, sitcoms, cartoons, Christmas) - BUT NOT: superciliousness, violence, racism. Germany (bread, beer, Volkswagen Beetle, vintage products) - BUT NOT: callousness, sombreness "poker face & deadpan expression," staring others in the face & staring at people's phones = churlishness, extreme systematic thinking "systematic thinking is positive, but extreme systematic thinking might lead to complexity, robotic personality & boring life," xenophobia -- anti-Semitism, Nazism, racism, discrimination -- einmal Schlampe, immer Schlampe - einmal Nazi, immer Nazi!, over-generalising that leads to unfair treatment & social stereotypes, arrogance, bad temper, bureaucracy, political sociology/psychology ⟹ chaos (chaos ≠ democracy), store-closing law on Sundays "Ladenschlussgesetz," Beitragsservice/GEZ: TV-radio tax!!

My faith: I have great respect for Martin Luther - the German reformer - and my highest respect for his theology -- and "Chapeau!" for his actions & heroic efforts, especially the Ninety-five Theses 1517, and the Old and New Testaments with Apocrypha -- Luther Bible 1522-1545. BUT I cannot accept his anti-Semitism. I admire John Calvin & the Presbyterian theology, and deeply respect R. C. Sproul, the American Reformed theologian & ordained pastor. BUT we are still split on doctrinal matters. I respect Zwingli - his work & philosophy. BUT, violence?! That is not my thing. I love and respect the Catholic Church and its spiritual life - Spiritualia - the veneration of the Virgin Mary, our Mother. BUT, somehow, the smell of corruption cannot be dealt with adequately -- it troubles my heart. I have great respect for the Orthodox Church & Saint Mark. BUT, with due respect, I am not conservative. I love and respect Islam -- MODERATE Islam. BUT, political Islam?! "Iranian" Islam?! Militias?! Theocracy?! Radicalism?! Terrorism?! Never & not on your life. I love and respect Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, academic traditions & their peaceful coexistence. BUT ALSO open-mindedness, modern knowledge, and mix of tradition and modernity. I value and respect the scriptural sacraments -- baptism and the Lord's Supper -- but I have sacraments of my own, i.e., change, inner peace, flexibility -- and my holy sacrament is FREEDOMTHUS I AM A FREE THEOLOGIAN. A FREE CHRISTIAN -- FREE style. To me, philosophy, ethics & faith are set of triplets based on love, FREEDOM change. Remember, the difference between life & death is: CHANGE!

Fav directors: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Hitchcock. Fav actors: Marion Cotillard, Shuying Jiang, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Lawrence, Anthony Hopkins, Dany Boon, Kad Merad, Peter Sellers, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn, Romy Schneider, Xiaotong Mao, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Brigitte Bardot, Monica Bellucci, Naima Akef, Adel Imam, Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Louis de Funès, Denzel Washington, Ben Stiller, Jason Statham, Cillian Murphy, Keanu Reeves, Joanna Kulig…

Fav "fictional" characters: Jerry Seinfeld & Elaine Benes "Seinfeld," Al Bundy "Married... with Children," Roger Smith "American Dad!," Reese WilkersonIda Welker "Malcolm in the Middle," Phil Dunphy "Modern Family..."

Fav TV series sitcoms: Seinfeld, Peaky Blinders, American Dad!, Married... with Children, Modern Family, Malcolm in the Middle, Arde Madrid "Spanish comedy-drama," Viva Atata "Egyptian comedy," Bok'at Daw or Spotlight "Syrian comedy," Hausmeister Krause, Chinese TV series: Mr. Right, the Stage, Nothing But Thirty...

My nostalgic childhood comedy showssitcoms: Benny Hill Show (UK 1980s) & HaMis'ada HaGdola or the Big Restaurant or Abu Rami's Restaurant (Israel 1980s) -- nostalgic VHSs...

My nostalgic childhood cartoon & comics: Manga Sarutobi Sasuke, Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures, Popeye the Sailor Man, Tom & Jerry, Magic Carpet.

Fav films: Un profil pour deux, La vérité, Mon meilleur ami, Magnolia, Master Cheng, Unfaithful, How to Be Single, the Heartbreak Kid, Duplex, Greenberg, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, Punch-Drunk Love, American History X, Logan Lucky, Lansky, Flight, Nothing Personal, the Children of Huang Shi, the Promise, the Father, John Wick, Sayonara, the Equalizer, Brimstone, Five Minutes of Heaven, the Shack, the Water Diviner, Birdman, Layer Cake, the Green Mile, No Hard Feelings, Knocked Up, Under the Tuscan Sun, Joker, Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez, We’re No Angels, the Party, Harry & Sally, Terrorism and Kebab "Egyptian comedy," Bruce Almighty, Analyze This, Parker, Self/less, Falling Down, Child of the Terraces "Tunisian film," Don Jon, Airplane!, City Lights -- Charles Chaplin, Pour elle, Atonement, Chocolat, Gemma Bovery, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, Instant Family, the Rite, Catch Me If You Can, Once Upon a Time in America, A Day & A Night "Egyptian film 2020," Birdman of Alcatraz, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the Headmaster "Egyptian comedy," Rebel Without a Cause, die Lümmel von der ersten Bank, Taxi Driver, the Shawshank Redemption, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Bad Santa, Home Alone, Le cochon de Gaza, Un divan à Tunis, Scary Movie, Personal Shopper, La Dolce Vita, Juste la fin du monde, Les Fantômes d'Ismaël, the Immigrant, Allied, Memoirs of a Geisha, Elles, La Place d'une autre, Monsieur Claude, Some Like It Hot, Summertime, Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob, the Italian Job, Operation Petticoat, K-PAX, Once Upon a Time in the West, Roman J. Israel, Children of Men, Still Alice, the Bank Job, the Godfather, Scent of a Woman, ...And Justice for All, Sleepers, Stillwater, La Boum, Ne te retourne pas, Malèna, Na mlečnom putu, After.Life, Munich, Night Train to Lisbon, Fantasma d’amore -- Romy Schneider, Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis, Parasite, La cara oculta, La vita è bella, Mother!, Risen, Silence, the Ten Commandments, the Young Messiah, the Gospel of John, Lawrence of Arabia, Rocco e i suoi fratelli, Phone Booth, the Sweetness of Love "Ya Halawet el-Hob, Egyptian comedy," the Others, Queen of the Desert, Casablanca, the Pianist, the Way Back, Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini, the Taste of Sunshine, the Young Karl Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Dresden, Steal the Sky, Saving Private Ryan, 1917, Ende der Schonzeit, In Tranzit, Schindler's List, Uprising, Plan A, the Reader, T-34, der Trafikant, der Untergang…


Take it easy!
Mazin Linn

 

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