Saturday, December 30, 2006

Two-Body Problem revisited

loiseaurebelle quotes from Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being:

Being in a foreign country means walking a tightrope high above the ground without the net afforded a person by the country where he has family, colleagues and friends, and where he can easily say what he has to say in a language he has known from childhood.


In Prague she was dependent on Tomas only when it came to the heart; here she was dependent on him for everything. What would happen to her here if he abandoned her? Would she have to live her whole life in fear of losing him?

lr: This, I think, is the reason why your friends' gfs won't want to move.

tk: My ex's reason, other than her bond, was similar - what do u want me to do in the USA?

Edit (Jan 4): Kevin's case.


Kevin said...

This guide is mean for busy students or professionals... is this the only alternative we have? :P

Anonymous said...

Out of the 5 sg phd wannabes video-conferencing this entry on a Sunday morning (yah, no papers/books to read, no white-mouse lab to check, no chores/laundry to do...):
2 said "hell no to the guy who wants me to sacrifice everything for him. I need career, I need life!"
1 said "see the job can buy house, buy carS, pay for kids' edu or not."
2 said "just shut up and follow."

3 are scholars who look forward to good $jobs back home (so must finish course asap). 2 are poor grad students thinking of summer trip on greyhound or car.
3 are science phds who need to work in labs. 2 are arts pple aka airy heads who can't have no careers/backbone.

maybe it's true. airy heads can do research anywhere, no need for labs/companies. airy heads don't mind surviving on low income, knowing full well they won't be rich in their chosen "profession" in the first place. airy heads got no bond because... sg where got give $ send pple to study airy-headed subjects one, so now ya-ya say don't want go back sg.