Saturday, February 21, 2009

Another Tag?

I know I said I wouldn't do tags anymore unless it's interesting, well, this tag isn't interesting, I'm doing it now because I couldn't come up with a better post other than no posts and all and also because it's from my lovely Adeline. Hahaha! So on to the boring tag we go!

1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tell 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 7 people at the end of your blog post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
5. Link the person who tagged you.

Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog:

1. I'm quite vain.
2. The best drink to be drinking is water at a nice, cool temperature.
3. My mind always get over active in imaginations in the middle of the night, right when I am about to go to sleep.
4. I love computer games.
5. I always get surprised reactions when I say I play stuff like DOTA or Neverwinter Nights.
6. My bra size is... What? You think I'd tell you? Pfft!
7. I bought a unique couple necklace for Valentine's day. But I can't explain its uniqueness because this will take a long time. I'll post a picture when I have the time.

Tell 6 unspectacular quirks of yours:

1. My mind thinks about several things at once everytime.

2. My naps are very long.

3. Skinny guys who look like hot guys in anime turns my head.

4. I read about and take too much personality things/quizzes/tests.

5. I feel guilty about things even though it isn't my fault

6. Most of the time I talk passionately about things I would like to do but ended up not doing them.

There are no peope that I would like to tag.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Bucket of Valuables

In my possession I have with me a big bucket of valuables I hold dear. I stand at the edge of a cliff with the ocean is just right below it. As I stand here, thinking and reflecting upon myself, the winds keep changing from time to time. They sometimes brew a storm, whereby the umbrella I set to protect my valuables waver close to flying away with the winds, and other times they give a light, pleasant breeze.

It comes a time when I have a decision to make with my bucket of valuables. It had gotten so heavy that it became harder for me to continue my journey on this long road. I am contemplating if I should throw some of the contents down to the ocean, start a new collection, or keep them with me and haul it slowly as I continue on my journey.

The reason why the decision becomes a hard thing to choose is that it took months and years of dedication, sweat, tears and heart aches of different people just to have these valuables beside me now. These precious little things hold so many memories, both bad and good, that I would like to keep and also had taken a lot of effort. I have plans on sharing these valuables with another but as they say, one man's meat is another man's poison. Or more accurately, one man's valuables is another man's junk. No harm trying though, right? So how could I let them go just like that? However, if I do decide to keep them, I would never learn how to let them go when the need arises.

So what do I do now?

Image credit to Soraya Bradley

Hmm... I think I will just sit here and enjoy my valuables a little longer. There is no need to rush. Let the winds blow me whichever way until I find whatever I am looking for.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


The human mind is a powerful thing. It has the capability to think, to imagine, to create and compose, to figure things out and have the control over one's whole body. The proof of greatness of the human mind is all around us; skyscrappers, gadgets, medicine, and institutions. The proof is all there, physical and concrete. But the most powerful state of the mind is imagination. Without imagination, there can never be all that you see around us. A person imagined creating the tallest building in the world and now you have the Dubai Tower. J.K. Rowling and Stephanie Meyer imagined about Harry Potter and Twilight respectively- now they earn a fortune and we readers get to enjoy a world that could never be. A person imagined weird designs on the clothes we wear and now we have all sorts of fashion.

Everyone has the ability to imagine starting when taking first steps. When I was a kid, my world was half in illusion and half in reality; that is to say, I imagine a whole lot. I got to be whoever and whatever I wanted to be. Crouching on the black leather sofa, I was a proud lioness. The broccoli on my plate were trees and the rice were people- I was the monster who brought destruction and ate all of them. Around the empty dining table for being the last to finish up a meal, I imagined there were a few different people with me, all with different habits and personalities. Walking around the house I was a princess. With a few papers, pen and pencils and my toys, I was a teacher. Sitting down on a bed and facing the wall, I was a superstar being interviewed. Flapping my bathing towel like wings, I was able to fly. My stuffed toys all could talk and I'd talk back to them. Toys also became a medium for expressing out all the imaginations in my head. I'm pretty sure that as a kid, everyone had imagined they were something or someone extraordinary and special.

Now a little older, all my thoughts, feelings, imaginations and expressions goes on paper. My fantasy world became limitless and I could even more so be who I wanted to be as well as control what could happen. It all takes just a pen and a paper. Or a computer and a keyboard. But I cannot imagine a world where the only focus is reality- the here and the now. A world being just black and white. So dull and boring.

Don't let your imaginations die. You'll never know when you'll be the next one who creates something exceptional. Make sure your imaginations are healthy. This is the power of the human mind.