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Saturday, July 15, 2006

Are you questioning my existance?

A very good friend's "What if" blog entry got me thinking...

Like every human that ever lived, I too have my "What ifs." I'd be lying if I told you otherwise. Right now, there are only 2 that I actually give any amount of thought to.
1. What if I was brave enough to NOT decide to go to JC?
2. What if I just didn't go out with Fred?
But that's about it.

See, over the years, I've kinda lost the taste for retrospective, personal "What ifs," cos that's not the way I want to live life.

2 is plenty of personal what-ifs for me. I'll just say I'm too lazy to think about these questions.

What if I wasn't a band nerd?
What if I hung out with a different crowd?
What if I went to different schools?
What if I died doing a dumb thing that I thought was the awesomest thing ever?
What if I didn't care and did all the dumb things I wanted to do anyway?
What if I conformed more and did all the "right" things, the "right" way?
What if I got better grades?
What if I got shittier grades?
What if I became a vegan, the annoying type, and made piss everyone I ever knew?
What if I didn't think about the stuff I thought about?
What if the entire human race bowed down to me and declared me supreme overloard?
What if I was born in the Amazon Rainforest and brought up by apes?

It gets quite ridiculous, dosen't it? Yes, it does. To me at least. It's kinda like saying, "What if I wasn't me?"

It would suck a ton if I wasn't me, I'll tell you what.

There could be a gazillion what ifs and honestly, there are way too many fun-er things to do. Besides, isn't it infinitely awesomer to to be thinking about things like:
What if I could be ultra bad-ass in at least 5 different languages! (I will totally be the cuteset, most awesome polyglot ever.)
What if I decide to start my own business! (Oh god, the possibilities are endless. I will make a lot of money by making a lot of people happy instead of by exploitation.)
What if I bought me a nice Frech Horn! (It's a little dream fulfilled... I'll play in an amature orchestra. )
What if I raised enough money to go to grad sch! (Then I'd better make up my mind, quick, on what I want to do in sch.)
What if I decide to be a sushi chef! (Oh fun! I honestly think I'd make a fantastic sushi chef.)
What if I become a full fledge activist! (That's going to be a hell of a job but I'll die happy.)
What if I just go become an independent journalist! (What a trip! I will die even happier. Hopefully, I will be fearless.)
What if I assemble a team that will successfully champion the cause of sustainability! (I will be excited everyday, I won't be able to sleep.)
What if I start a project to promote independent/critical thinking and education! (I'd hope it will work out but I'd probably be experimental about it.)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

From the Driver's Seat

When the traffic gets rough, the girl gets snappy. Not talking about road rage here. Don't that when there's fun to be had.

See the slideshow.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I Like Big Fireworks

When you walk out of the apartment and the first thing you catch is a whiff of barbecue smoke, plus, you discover your street is blocked off due to heavy marina bound traffic, it's a sure sign it's 4th of July.

Good thing Fred's parents are visiting and are staying somewhere in the marina. We staked out a piece of prime firework display viewing location on one of the staircase landings of the hotel.

Not the best spot ever, but it was great , considering there were people who camped out all day just for this… and we just walked in after dinner. Fireworks rock.