Archive for November 2012
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beginning. accusation. restless. snowflake. haze. flame. formal. companion. move. silver. prepared. knowledge. denial. wind. order. thanks. look. summer. transformation. tremble. sunset. mad. thousand. outside. winter. diamond. letters. promise. simple. future.I'm going to start the challenge tonight with the word //beginning//.
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- What eye color do you find sexiest?Anything piercing. Black really appeals to me currently. You know as they say, black encompasses all colour, it knows more than the others.
- White, milk, or dark chocolate mocha?Dark chocolate definitely. The bitter the better.
- If you could get a Sharpie tattoo on your back, what would it be?I think I would like a quote run across my shoulder. Something that reminds me that I should never forget my dreams. Something along that line.
- Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?I grew up in both, but mainly in the big town. I have the loyalty of small town people, but the bravery of big town people. I am not sure whether or not I like the life I had, but it had been very educational and it really tested my ability to survive.
- Pirates or ninjas? Why?Definitely pirates. They live a very adventurous lives that I wish I could be a part of.
- If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?A wolf that I will name 'Snow', a polar bear that I will name 'Glimmer' and a shark (of any kind) that I will name 'Killer'
- What's the most delicious food you've ever eaten in your life? I don't have 'the most', but I think these food are the tastiest food ever: Nachos from Odeon, Rib-eye steak from Outback steakhouse, any Indian food in any restaurant in London, this small Chinese restaurant in Southwark, this pub-like Thai restaurant in Southwark. That is all that I can think of. Any additional thing I will add later on.
- If you had to look at one city skyline for the rest of your life, which would it be?I don't think it would be a city skyline, but I think it would be a small English town sky where you can see the mix of the globalization and the humbleness of small town folk.
- If you had to move to another country, where would you move?Sweden. I think. Because UK is overpopulated for now, but I think I would travel around, like a Gypsy.
- Do you like horror movies? How about thrillers?I have a soft spot for good horror and/or thriller movies. My favorite horror movies are Silent Hill and a Thai movie called Coming Soon, but I'd never watch them again. I don't have any favorite thriller movies, but I love movies like The Cell.
- Do you want to get married? Have kids?One of the things that I want to accomplish is to get married with someone that I will never grow out of love. And we will live together happily with two kids that have my nose, hair, lips and his eyes.
- City or nature person?I'm a city person, but I love to get lost in the nature from time to time. I tend to be more peaceful in places with perpetual rain and green scenery. And I think one day I will live somewhere in the small countryside house.
- You’re in a tattoo parlor about to get inked. What are you getting done?Probably that quote across my shoulder. Or maybe a star on my wrist, or perhaps a sun. Something delicate, but unquestionably me.
- What’s something you can see yourself going to jail for?Stalking some celebrities to the point of obsession.
- If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be?I think I want to be Aomame from 1Q84.
- You’re given $10,000…under one condition: you cannot keep the money for yourself. Who would you give it to?My parents, brother and my other family members.
- If you had to go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?I think I want to tell my past self to stalk celebrities when I was in the land of perpetual rain where they held Olympics in the summer 2012.
- If you were an element on the Periodic Table, which would you be and why?I would be Carbon, because I can be everyone's necessity.
- If you had to delete one year of your life completely, which would it be?My third grade.
- If you could design an amusement park ride, what would it be like?It would be huge, with indoor, outdoor and water rides. You can swim with the dolphins and everyone will be happy.
- Currently wanting to see anyone?Yes. Someone that could support me take away all of my pain.
- Is the cup half full or half empty for you right now?I'm a half-empty kind of girl, but lately I'm trying to think in a more optimistic way.
- Do you believe in fate/destiny?Yes, because coincidence is just fate misnamed.
- Do you believe in aliens or life on other planets?I believe in those sort of things. Because it would be terribly lonely if we are truly alone in this infinite universe.
- If you could change one thing in the world, what would you change?Poverty.
Sunday, November 4, 2012 Comments Off
But what about humans? The individuals? The people you see everyday. The people that walk past by you when you are purchasing an ice cold orange juice when it's hot outside. Or the people that sit next to your table when you are sipping your hot chocolate. What are they purpose in this life? Or at least, in yours?
I think the melancholy of the modern world, the world that is built upon two world wars and political conspiracies, is that our own brooding of our existence and to some extent, identity. We are grown by the world that no longer has the threats of the survival of the citizens, because this world no longer recognizes the pain of being scared of what tomorrow brings.
But this world, we, as the future leaders of our own generations, are grown by the world where they ask your own true identity and contribution in this world. We even question ourselves, are we truly living or merely existing?
We seem to be more critical, but even more confused than the generations that precede us. We question almost everything, but never really search the answers. We question our own existence, but never search for ourselves. We are the lost generations. Because it seems that no one can answer any of our questions. We are just floating here, hoping the stream will take us somewhere, anywhere. The shelters we have are in the form of false Gods, temporarily assuring us that we are meant to be like that. But some people know better, some people tend to be better in that sense, some people try to be better but failed. We are doing this because we need something to identify us, to make each of us different from the other seven billion human entities in this planet. We are doing this because we are lost.
We don't want to be boxed either. We do not want to name ourselves as 'the middle children' or even 'the lost children' or perhaps, my favorite, 'the children who fills the in-between'. We want someone to remember us the reason why we exist, why we bother living in this world at all. Why we wake up every morning doing the same routine over and over again. The same, dull, boring and restless routine. And why we are doing what our precede generations are doing. School, college, work, retirement, school, college, work, retirement, school, college, work...
Some of us try to be different and succeeded. They are now being called as the idols. As the rescuers of our void-fill hearts. They are our gurus, the musicians and the singers. The writers and the actors. The designers and the hermits. The travelers and the storytellers. These are the people we run into. The people that make a simple difference. The people that can be differed from any other normal people. These people have found their own twinkles. Something inside of them that makes them different and they project them to the world. Their self-actualizations.
We love to hear the tales of the storytellers. They have been everywhere. They have finally found their homes. While the rest of us, we have this, incurable until further notice, homesickness and longing for a world and a place that we have never been, or for places that we are longing to come back to. A place that make, at least, our hearts at ease. A place where we truly belong. Our own personal niches.
But I think, there is a good thing in being lost. We can be found. Maybe not the whole self identity, but at least, by someone who cares. Someone who understands, or perhaps has lived through, the pain of being lost once. We can both be lost and found at the same time, because we are lost in the feeling of being found and understood by someone. The same other entities that have their own needs to be founded or to be cured from their voids.
Our melancholy is this void in our heart. And we cannot fill them until we know what can. But before that can be done, here is the things you can do to at least temporarily fill them: get utterly lost in cities you've never been to, make friends out of strangers in the streets, make cupcakes, make chocolate, drink hot chocolate, write something (anything) in your book, read a book (preferably those that are easy to enjoy), cry yourself to sleep, make a project with some friends, eat food you've never tasted before, draw a painting of some wild flowers, make a road trip. Find someone that accepts you completely, flaws and all, because someday, only this someone that will remember you for you and this someone will get lost with you. So, what about you, sir? Do you want to get lost with me?
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