Sunday, April 27, 2014


Hmm...interesting. I answered an online test, a personality test, because I'm a sucker for those kind of tests. Aand what do I get? Well according to Jung, I'm INFP-Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Perceiving. What does that mean? It means, err, you can read the description below. But if you are tl;dr, let me sum it up for you

I don't know how true this is, and I don't even like Belle! (My favourite Disney princess is Mulan)

But if you want to read the looooooooooooooong version of it, here we go

INFP Description

by Joe Butt

  • INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses. It's as though they live at the edge of a looking-glass world where mundane objects come to life, where flora and fauna take on near-human qualities. 

  • INFP children often exhibit this in a 'Calvin and Hobbes' fashion, switching from reality to fantasy and back again. With few exceptions, it is the NF child who readily develops imaginary playmates (as with Anne of Green Gables's "bookcase girlfriend"--her own reflection) and whose stuffed animals come to life like the Velveteen Rabbit and the Skin Horse.

  • INFPs have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything. Even for the most unlovable the INFP is wont to have pity.

  • Their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until circumstances evoke an impassioned response:

  • Of course, not all of life is rosy, and INFPs are not exempt from the same disappointments and frustrations common to humanity. As INTPs tend to have a sense of failed competence, INFPs struggle with the issue of their own ethical perfection, e.g., performance of duty for the greater cause. An INFP friend describes the inner conflict as not good versus bad, but on a grand scale, Good vs. Evil. Luke Skywalker in Star Wars depicts this conflict in his struggle between the two sides of "The Force." Although the dark side must be reckoned with, the INFP believes that good ultimately triumphs.
  • Some INFPs have a gift for taking technical information and putting it into layman's terms. Brendan Kehoe's Zen and the Art of the Internet is one example of this "de-jargoning" talent in action. 

(INFP stands for Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving and represents individual's preferences in four dimensions characterising personality type, according to Jung's and Briggs Myers' theories of personality type.)

Functional Analysis Of The INFP

Based on Jung’s framework of mental functions - by Joe Butt

Introverted Feeling

INFPs live primarily in a rich inner world of introverted Feeling. Being inward-turning, the natural attraction is away from world and toward essence and ideal. This introversion of dominant Feeling, receiving its data from extraverted intuition, must be the source of the quixotic nature of these usually gentle beings. Feeling is caught in the approach- avoidance bind between concern both for people and for All Creatures Great and Small, and a psycho-magnetic repulsion from the same. The "object," be it homo sapiens or a mere representation of an organism, is valued only to the degree that the object contains some measure of the inner Essence or greater Good. Doing a good deed, for example, may provide intrinsic satisfaction which is only secondary to the greater good of striking a blow against Man's Inhumanity to Mankind.

Extraverted iNtuition

Extraverted intuition faces outward, greeting the world on behalf of Feeling. What the observer usually sees is creativity with implied good will. Intuition spawns this type's philosophical bent and strengthens pattern perception. It combines as auxiliary with introverted Feeling and gives rise to unusual skill in both character development and fluency with language--a sound basis for the development of literary facility. If INTPs aspire to word mechanics, INFPs would be verbal artists.

Introverted Sensing

Sensing is introverted and often invisible. This stealth function in the third position gives INFPs a natural inclination toward absent- mindedness and other-worldliness, however, Feeling's strong people awareness provides a balancing, mitigating effect. This introverted Sensing is somewhat categorical, a subdued version of SJ sensing. In the third position, however, it is easily overridden by the stronger functions.

Extraverted Thinking

The INFP may turn to inferior extraverted Thinking for help in focusing on externals and for closure. INFPs can even masquerade in their ESTJ business suit, but not without expending considerable energy. The inferior, problematic nature of Extraverted Thinking is its lack of context and proportion. Single impersonal facts may loom large or attain higher priority than more salient principles which are all but overlooked.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Prince of Lan Ling

I don't recall how I got to this wonderful drama series titled 'Prince of Lan Ling' (Prince of Orchid Hill) Maybe it was between all my obsession with Jin Yong's Condor Series and somehow I remembered I had this soul crush with a supporting character from 'Wind and Cloud 2' 10 years ago. I didn't remember his name but if I see him again, I'd know. So after further research, to my surprise he has become quite a household name in China and rightfully so. And finding out that he had a series with Ariel Lin, I quickly watched the drama series and I. LOVE. IT!!

First off, I thought this would be like a war drama. It is but honestly it's more towards heart tugging romance which is, if done well, would be awesome in my book. Yes i hate cheesy. I only love cheesy wedges.

The title character is played by Feng Shao Feng. Yes, he is the actor whom I have had a crush since 10 years ago. Lan Ling Wang exists in history. Renowned as One of the Most Handsome (READ: BEAUTIFUL) Men in Ancient China, he was also famous as a very great general, undefeatable even. He was also, according to history, very kind and benevolent and cared for his country very much. The problem was that he was so beautiful his enemies did not fear him thus he wore a scary mask in war. Unfortunately he died in his 30s after drinking poison wine sent by the Emperor who was his cousin. This drama series is about and around that, and of course a love story.

For more information go for this review.

I would to say that this series had a good cast. I loved all of them-so perfect in their roles!
Daniel Chan played the third person in the love triangle-he plays Yuwen Yong, the Zhou Emperor who falls for Lan Ling Wang's wife, Xue Wu played by the ever effervescent Ariel Lin. Xue Wu of course is no ordinary lady. She's from a heavenly clan and whoever has her support shall rule. So there's quite some chasing in the story.
Then we have George Hu who plays An De Wang, the brother to Lan Ling Wang. I like his characterization so much. And his character is very very funny and naughty as he often becomes the matchmaker between Lan Ling Wang and Xue Wu.

Han Xiao Dong played by Wei Qian Xiang is also another interesting character. He has a crush on Xue Wu as she is his saviour so he stays by her side. But he's not needy or dependent or sth, he's like a loyal bestfriend. Cool character!! And it helps that he's easy on the eyes too *wink wink*

I can't put it what I love about it because of the shoujo manga-ish or am I that smitten with Feng Shao Feng? But let me tell u sth, I haven't enjoyed a lot of Chinese drama, the last one was 'Fated to Love You' and that was in 2006. But this one made me lose sleep and it's worth it!

Oh and the theme songs were pretty fantastic! My favourite is Ming Yun by Jia Jia but the opening song by Mayday and closing by Della were pretty melodious too!

enjoy the pretty!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Best Memory (1)

                            If you don't know, when I was in the university, I had to take another language. Yes. I had to take mandarin because Japanese class was full (Japanese was all the rage that time) So three years in UiTM and 2 years in UKM, I was quite enamoured with it. I could at least read basic mandarin. Though honestly I'm really bad with the intonations. Don't ask.

                            Apparently I excelled in my subject that at the end of my sem, I got an A. Which surprised myself because a few native speakers in my class also got As. The best memory was this- my lecturer, Wong laoshi, called me and talked to me. She told me that if I wanted to become a mandarin lecturer, she was willing to teach me and guide me all the way until I got a degree or master in mandarin. I was surprised and touched. Because she picked me and she was willing to guide me. But I had to refuse her because my love for English surpasses my love for any languages and I was, and am into literature. She said ok and she told me to study diligently. Xie xie laoshi. I will always remember your kind words and encouragement.