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Down the yellow brick road...

Think Happy Thoughts



About me:

Who I am changes with every minute I spend here on this earth, with every word I utter, with every thought that crosses my mind, and with every action I do.

But I can, perhaps, paint you fairly accurate picture of the patterns that I – with my experiences, words, thoughts, and actions – make:


My name is Lala and I was born on January 18, 1988.

I was lucky enough to be born into a wonderful and loving, if a bit eccentric, family.

I am an optimist and a skeptic – and I do not think these two things are contradictory.

I believe in Secular Humanism, and I embrace logic and truth and justice. But I am very interested in Existentialism.

I am a miser.

I am child-like.

I am almost always polite.

I am not very ‘social’. In fact, I am shy and a bit reserved. I’m a bit hard to get to know. I only have a handful of friends, but all of them are true.

I pride myself in my diplomatic skills.

I always smile.

I am secretive.

I consider respect as a ‘given’ when I meet someone. You don’t have to gain it. I’ll give it to you willingly. Be careful, though, that you don’t lose it as I don’t keep any ‘reserves’.

At my best, I am fair, decisive, logical, inquisitive, and insightful.

At my worst, I am apathetic, stubborn, mean, unforgiving, selfish, lazy, passive aggressive, and sarcastic.

I tend to withdraw into myself during hard times.

People always seem to think that I’ll get run over by a car when I cross the street. K

I’m one of those people who live inside their heads. And, sometimes, I may seem absent-minded.

I love to read, write, paint, and draw.

I love music – but for the life of me, I cannot create it. (The genres I prefer are classical and alternative)

I love art.

I love history.

I love philosophy.

I love books.

I love dogs.

I love chocolate.

I love anime.

I love a lot of things.

I am happy.


For the sake of tradition, though, here is a list of my favorites:

Favorite TV Shows: House M.D., Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, CSI, Honey and Clover, Rome

Favorite Anime/Manga: Honey and Clover , Axis Powers Hetalia , Solanin, Durarara!! , Samurai Champloo , Naruto , Rurouni Kenshin , Deathnote , Gundam Seed , Fate/Stay Night , Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles , Fullmetal Alchemist , Akazukin Cha Cha , The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya , Eden of the East, Eureka 7

Favorite Movies: Life Is Beautiful, Schindler's List, Gladiator, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Green Mile, A Knight's Tale

Favorite Books: Masters of Rome Series by Colleen McCullough, Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough, His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman, Dune Series by Frank Herbert, Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield, The Green Mile by Stephen King, Shogun by James Clavell, The Increasingly Inaccurately Named Hitchhiker's Trilogy by Douglas Adams

About this Journal:

This journal is my companion as I walk (skip, hop, run) down the yellow brick road. Sometimes it makes sense, sometimes it doesn't -- but that's how it is inside my head, so meh~ XD

"I am misanthropos, and hate mankind,
For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog,
That I might love thee something."

"Madness in method, that is genius." - Leto II, from God Emperor of Dune by Frank Herbert

"Life is a disease, sexually transmitted and invariably fatal." - Death, from Death talks about life, by Neil Gaiman

"What a chimera then is man. What a novelty! What a monster, what a chaos, what a contradiction, what a prodigy. Judge of all things, imbecile worm of the earth; depositary of truth, a sink of uncertainty and error: the pride and refuse of the universe." - Blaise Pascal, 'Pensées 131'

“If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell.”) - Virgil, The Aeneid - Book 7