Thursday, April 25, 2013

Woah… Who turned on the time machine?

Has it really been 2 years since I last blogged? This is pretty crazy. History repeats itself today with me saying “I probably should use this more often”

Let’s see how long that one lasts…. hahaha

I also see that a lot of my posts back then have been very depressing…. Or me being very frustrated with a lot of different things and a lot of different people.
However, things have changed, I have changed and I have matured so we’ll see if my next spree of posts show any different character in due time.

I don’t even know who reads this at this point. But yeah, have fun reading while it lasts Smile with tongue out 

Man those new emoticons are ugly…

That is all.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ramblings 2

The feeling of self-hate and worthlessness are pretty frustrating to deal with… You have dreams and aspirations as to who you wish you could be and how you wish the world around you could be, about how you could play a part in the lives of the people around you… Yet you don’t feel worthy or fitting for such a role, the feeling of inadequacy seems to snuff out the smallest spark of hope and confidence that you might have had. You feel like no one would need you around, that no one would even notice if you were gone. That you don’t feel like anyone would see anything within you, that they wouldn’t see the potential that is buried deep within.

The pent up whirlwind of emotions can become so volatile. Some days you just want to explode and scream… Or to just beat your fists against the wall. You just want some way of unleashing the tightness in the chest and releasing the burden on the shoulders.

As the idiom goes, “a face only a mother could love”… Sometimes it does feel like it rings true. Speaking from a christian perspective, it feels like at times that only a Creator would love what he has made. For those without the knowledge of Christ it would be even harder to make it through. Even those who don’t have a choice in whether your part of their life or not cannot guarantee their support for you, even the idiom says “could”, as in possibly.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Recent Gaming Addictions

Well… I recently started playing games in the Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney series. It’s a weird crime solving visual novel kind of game where you basically solve crime cases that always involve situations that are more than meets the eye. The games generally involve finding yourself so far up the creek without the paddle that the situation always seem hopelessly lost as you try and work your way out of a case and try to turn it around and find the true criminals. For some reason, I can’t get enough of these…. seemingly tragic, hopeless scenarios that get turned on its head. I dunno if I have mentioned in the pass about my pure hatred I have for romantic movies… anything that has a fairy tale love story I tend to utterly despise…. But… I find myself finding these set of games…. likeable… The main focus of the game is of course, not a love story but a story about the life of a defence lawyer. Somewhere in the background, the tragic love story of the lawyer is woven into the fabric of the story, but as the nature of the game goes of course, the tragedy gets turned on its head. Somehow, I think I only find this story more appealing due to the amount of problems and complications that arise and interfere… Perhaps it is because it’s a story, albeit a fantastically intricate tale, that reflects reality ever so slightly. It reflects the imperfections of any meeting, of how more often than not, things cannot be ideal and comfortable. Fairy tale knight in shining armour type romance just makes me cringe violently to be honest… But somehow… this story I found quite moving… the story kind of ends with the cliffhanger… the girl was in prison for being an accomplice in a murder case in which the victim had murderous intent to kill an innocent girl, and the lawyer was on visitations. But that was where it got left at… So I suppose because of the less than ideal circumstances, I have this nagging wish that the game producers continue to unfold this story arc. Alas, I don’t think that’s happening… It was only a visit with some implied remnant feelings… but nothing explicitly stated the nature of their relationship and is all left to the speculation of the player. So I guess I still find the ending slightly unsatisfactory… but hey… I don’t normally like romantic stories so this is a first in itself I guess…

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ramblings 1

I’ve been thinking about how the human spirit seems to be solely driven by love or the need to feel loved/need to love. While I suppose that finding someone who reciprocates love could possibly be one of the greatest joys in this life, the catch is that unrequited love also feels like a sledgehammer to the face. I wonder, what was God’s original intention for creating this man-woman relationship?… Sure humans have clearly fallen from perfection and have chosen not to follow God and therefore miss their life purpose, but unrequited love seems like an inherent component to love that is unrelated at all to the imperfections of mankind.

Where am I going with this? well… In the bible, Adam and Eve (first humans) were created in the Garden of Eden. They were perfect at the time and had not rebelled by taking the fruit of the knowledge of Good and Evil. They were commanded to be fruitful and multiply and have dominion over the earth and all it’s creatures. Adam and Eve are the first married couple right? They were created to be in relationship with each other. Now with only 2 people that were a match made in Heaven, not much can go wrong, but what if they did not rebel and continued to multiply and prosper? With a larger pool of people that are trying to find partners is it not inevitable to reach a point where unrequited love exists?

So why am I thinking about this? well… In the last book of the Bible (Revelations), it mentions that when believers reach heaven they will be in fellowship with Jesus and will be made perfect (as Adam and Eve were also perfect at the time of creation).

Revelations 7 :17 

“For the Lamb at the center of the throne
   will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’[b]
   ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’”

That verse about wiping the tears away, well apparently according to commentaries its about how, in the perfect renewed life in heaven, believers will have no more sorrow and tears. Well the thing is, in the beginning humans were perfect before God to begin with so by being renewed we are made perfect again… So that would mean they had no sorrow or tears either at the beginning, at least not until they turned away.

So back to the speculation of whether unrequited love would exist if humans never rebelled and simply multiplied and enjoyed life as it was intended. It’s a mind boggling bit of hypothesising really. Well it is mind boggling if you read it as “unrequited love is bitter, therefore it could not exist if there is no sorrow.” since it is counter intuitive to the fact that as a population gets larger, conflicting (love) interests are almost guaranteed. However, I suppose there is another reading of Revelations 7:17… God will wipe away the tears… which means that the tears have to be there in the first place. As in God will comfort those with a reason for sorrow in person. In this perspective, I guess its not as confusing really… It’s more about God being a source of comfort and guidance for those who are wallowing in sorrow.

I guess in light of the second reading of the passage, unrequited love could possibly coexist with perfection (in the scenario of humans having never rebelled). The bible states that marriage is specifically related to the existence of a physical body on earth and hence this whole rambling so far is merely based on the speculation of what would happen if man never sinned in the first place. For the believers who enter the Kingdom of God, there will be no marriage since there is no sin (lust) that needs controlling, and there is no death that there is no need for reproduction. God is the Heavenly Father, so to enter Heaven is to be invited into his family… So there is no longer any need to be married, which is used to form new families.

I suppose unrequited love and rejection is something that seems to be intrinsic to the nature of love. So the sadness that is also linked to it has been a source of fascination to humans since the dawn of time basically… In theatre and drama as well as art, in fact any creative medium has long been created around the exploration and expression of the joys and sadness that comes with love and love unwanted.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Have you ever noticed that some people naturally just cheer up the entire atmosphere of a place they walk into? Or perhaps a person who seems to calm and tame a situation merely by presence alone. It seems this ‘aura’, that I’ve come to acknowledge it as. exudes from a combination of mannerism as well as personality. It’s like a subconscious tendency of a character that has been refined their personality, mannerism and speech over time to produce that aura. A childhood friend of mine emits a kind of happy, comical kind of aura… His mere presence  in a place seems to make everyone he communicate with very cheerful and naturally makes people laugh a lot, which is pretty cool and works out great. Another friend, who’s a bit older but also a childhood friend naturally has this quality that makes people want to look to him as a leader.

This aura thing also seems to work in reverse too though… Some people just make you feel irritated by how they act and talk… Or sometimes just brings this depressing air that trails around them.

Just a random thought I thought about.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Hardest Part…

The hardest things in life, it seems, always has something to do with relationships. No matter who you are, it seems the most painful thing is not death but separation, rejection or fear of separation or rejection. I guess overtime the feeling of worthlessness builds up as it feels like noone would ever want to be with you and that the people you try to approach seem to just brush you off. Whether there is any truth to those feelings is another story completely, but it feels so hard to figure out what someone thinks of you from one’s limited perspective.

It always feel like such a gamble to chase after someone, like you’re speeding through a minefield and just hoping you get lucky and survive, or like your speeding through a busy intersection on a red light and hoping you don’t get killed. Maybe I just suck at reading hints and clues but… it feels like it’s always bound for failure. Maybe it is just a big gamble in which you throw all your cards in and hope that you have the winning hand, just hoping that the thought that you were a pretty nice guy that she’d be willing to go out with had occurred to her.

You’d think if someone liked you then they would at least open opportunities to converse. I for one know that I am mostly terrible at hiding my interests… So I’d just assume that if I was so obvious that it would be easy to reciprocate if they were themselves interested. So this feels like it drags full circle and that all that invested emotional energy has gone to waste. I suppose it is worse to be lead on, to have false hope and then crushed… like having a straight flush only to be crushed on an all in by a royal flush…

I suppose as a guy, it’s expected of us to put ourselves on the line to give that proverbial loaded gun to the opposite party… But it gets harder and harder to drag your bullet-riddled body back out in front of the death squad to face the music each time… I suppose perhaps things may change and new light might be shed on the situation as time goes on… but the tearing fear of getting shot down doesn’t feel like it will go away any time soon…

Well at least it gives me some respite having just thrown it out there. To just say what is on my mind…. I should use this space more often… even though I don’t know who reads this… or if anyone reads this at all.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Time to Face the Truth

My life is brilliant.
My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.
Yeah, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was, Flying high,

And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.