Monday, August 31, 2009

Half and half

It's interesting that the more grounded and self-confident you try to be, the less people go out of their way to help you when you're trying to settle in. Some assume that because you speak good English you can handle all your affairs, you probably have relatives around for emergencies or whatever, and you're left to settle everything on your own. It's true, I guess: you can cope. But wouldn't it be nice if someone worried that you couldn't.

And wouldn't it be nice if you were dried and clean-cut, or at least, a little more simple: that your life was not a identity patched with different nationalities or countries lived in, a melange of cultures, a melting pot of languages, an indecipherable patterned Impressionist painting when it comes to your preferences and lifestyle. Yes, perhaps if we were all the same life would be boring. But standing out gets my feet tired.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Random Thought I may use one day

We say, "aim for the stars". But stars are actually huge masses of burning rock and gas that are slowly dying millions of miles away; remote and silent with atmospheric and ground conditions absolutely deadly to any human. What looks desirable at a distance is not always so at close-up.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Am in a mood to reminisce

So I was cleaning out my room, and I found various gems that hinted at my growth over the years...

I hated Geography.

A very interesting essay. (In case you can't read it, it's about using different movie names to create a story.)
And there is a point in this essay entitled "How I spent my holidays" that my teacher took offense to. (Notice the underlined and question marked section.)

When my English teacher wanted us to reinterpret the famous nursery rhyme and make it a little more "adult".

And finally, the saga of "Three Young Eastern Souls", the work of a budding 8/9 year old scriptwriter.