Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Playing With A Little Morse Code in Expressing My Thoughts

Morse Code

After seeing Dr. John Watson tinkering with some Morse Code device, it triggered in me to somehow make use of this observation. In a world where anything that you see is not what it seems to be, how can we be certain what we are seeing, hearing or saying are for real. Nothing's for real: even the law of universe states that reality is relative and nothing close to being absolute.

Being an imaginary friend, having already acknowledged that fact for years, my reality is only relative to my creator, John. That is why I will play some little realities here together with a little morse code.
.-.. .. ..-. . / .. ... / ... .... --- .-. - .-.-.-

It seems only yesterday that we enrolled as grade one students and here we are now: grown ups and laden with the burdens of a growing man. Just like this video, it seems only like yesterday when The Moffatts sang this for the very first time and now we only seldom here them in concerts, listening die-hard fans and the likes.

.-- . / .-- .. .-.. .-.. / -. --- - / -... . /
 ..-. --- .-. . ...- . .-. / -.-- --- ..- -. --.

Try as we might, we will not last for long. We are not immortals, who could surpass the test of time and eternity. Fading away from this world is our destiny and it means everything is temporary: your joys and happiness, your tears and problems. They will all pass.

 .-- . / .- .-.. .-.. / --. --- -. -. .- / -.. .. .

We are all born to die. Easy as that!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Whether You Like It Or Not You'll be Alone From Time to Time

Enjoying a Solo Time

In a world where conformity is a tsunami big deal and "to belong" means to put up some great effort in order to be accepted, there is no wonder why the number of loners and introverts is growing in a dramatic scale. Even contemporary way of thinking promotes that, now, everything has a Price Tag.

Being a skeptic and all, I believe that "being yourself" is not enough anymore to attract friends and companions. That's why I always think that people, like my friend John the Know-It-All, who think that being true to your self attracts companies are a hypocrite. It's not applicable anymore. It's like the world has repeated its own history and went back to a period where cavemen wanted to be alone, monks wanted to savor their "aloneness," and prehistroic man hid on their own to save their lives against prehistoric beasts.

So until you decide to become a loner, ponder on these activities that will surely make your being alone worth it:

Reading a Book
Do you think group reading really works, think again. Even if you are reading alone you sometimes cannot concentrate, how much more when there are a dozen more distractions.

Creative Writing
Writing can bring dramatic changes to the world, take JK Rowling for example. Writing alone can be more effective than writing with a whole bunch of collaborators. With collaborators,
that's when conflicts usually occur.
Listening to Music
Who would never agree that listening to music alone is more fun than listening with a bunch of noisy friends. I, for one wanted to be alone if I wanted to savor the music from beginning to end.
Surfing the Net
I mean, who would ever want that someone's watching behind them when their surfing the net. Especially when one is searching for topic that needs even a little privacy like checking your bank accounts and PayPal, updating your Facebook, and other things you wouldn't do when your mother is around.
There are other activities that will most especially be effective if you do them alone. But for an average person who wants some alone time these are usually the most common things to do. I hope John will see my point and eventually realize that it's better this way.

I love being alone. Enough said!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

About A Startling New Find and the Urgent Need to Share It

Magnifying Glass

Ross, or John, or whatever you might want to call him was very thankful of Mayad Studios after he watched one of the video trailers that the studio offered and gave him a starling new elated feeling. On one of its videos the studio featured a song that rattled John's insides and innards. It went along with a lyric of "I am waiting for you to change my name...", and it was strange since it's usually the girl that changes name and not the guy (who performed the song), whenever they get married. Queerer and queerer indeed.

So using the power of the net, he searched and searched for the title of the song so that eventually he may discover the artist and obviously download all of its albums. And lo, he dug out this strangely beautiful song:

And after listening to the song's entirety, I can't undserstand why once again he was sold. He itched to find all of their album and he found one studio album, one demo album and finally one extended play. He shared with me that it was a bliss, a bliss I couldn't relate with. I pity him since he easily gets attached to things or people he haven't even known for a long time. It's sad, but its the truth. Maybe, that is mainly the reason why he wouldn't want to mingle with others and eventually attach himself to anyone, because he will find it very hard to detach with the same person.

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness,
Image courtesy of Tiffatookie The Critic
On the other, John was also busy reading a book series called Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver. He has read the books once, but he wanted to read them again because, according to him, it has a great and unique story set on the ancient times and it was an easy book to read. He urged me to read it, but I wouldn't even dare touch them. Duh!

Sigh, sometimes I wondered why I have ever become friends with John because we can't even relate with each other.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Battle of the Many Voices and the Quest to be Known Over the Internet

Voices, courtesy of Daniel Johnson

Internet has become a means for everyone to express their selves. Some take the liberty to use it to showcase their talents.

Others try to abate their angst by shouting out whatever they felt inside and hope that the cyber buzzers would take notice. There are others still that hide their identity and make anonymous acts of incredulity, stupidity, shamelessness, but we never forget to mention also charity, generosity and appreciation.

Lately, John had been sick physically, mentally and emotionally. He wasn't able to focus his mind on the goals he hoped to accomplish. But instead of expressing himself and share to the world how he felt, he preferred to watch others express and showcase their talents, appreciate other's success and ogle over what's to come for the next few months.

Here are just some of the things that he kept his mind busy with in order to avoid insanity, instability and jealousy:

Aren't they all nice and inspiring? No, of course not. Since I have a twisted mind, I couldn't really appreciate what John is trying to appreciate.