Friday, January 16, 2009

Today was kind of funny.

I read this "interactive pre-departure workbook" the exchange office gave me at my orientation ages ago. The first page asks, "Why do I want to go?" with a bunch of bullet points underneath. I initially scoffed (ha-ha) and turned the page.. but then reconsidered, and started to fill it out. It asked me all kinds of questions, Are you a risk taker? How do you deal with uncertainty? What do you want to accomplish?
oooh... what do i want to accomplish? That's a heavy one. I read the blurb under it and it said something like, 'eat new foods?' So obviously, eager to fill out the list completely, i made my first point - try new foods. I sat, for a good while, trying to think of different things that didn't resemble what I had already jotted down for the section"why do I want to go," then suddenly I was flooded with ideas.
Be more independent, find myself, get a better picture of what i want to do for a career, determine if i could potentially LIVE in Europe when I'm older, network?, grow!
I sat looking at my list. Smiling. Then realizing, how is it possible, such a silly book caused me to ask myself the most simple and obvious questions one would have about any situation?

...Is it just me that is so short sighted? Or can i blame society for doing this to me. Well, if possible, I'd like to blame MTV.

I need to become more goal oriented. 'EYE ON THE PRIZE' and all that... now if i could only determine what that 'prize' is, oh and of course, if anyone has any hints as to how one would go about finding themselves, that would be great thanks.


Im Confused - Handsome Furs

Monday, January 12, 2009

the golden globies

Slum dog millionaire won a lot of awards. Great movie although i didn't enjoy all of it. That doesn't make much sense but I guess you'd have to see it to completely understand what i mean. The second half of it sortof bugged me. I mean there was water under it, but in the end it was a sappy love story. I guess I have a Love/Hate Relationship with the storyline..It had the aftertaste of a typical indian bollywood film and I hate those films because they're a bit predictable. You still must watch it though, it captures a truth we aren't familiar with.. or even exposed to for that matter. Its just fuckin brilliant. Yup, I guess I'm in a bit of a Love/Hate mood.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

every passing day into the new year takes me one step further from the memories that really matter to me:

...and closer to buying an iphone:

the futures kind of bleak.