Cross Cultural Connections

I think that it is comforting to stay boxed in.

It is, however, definitely more exciting to live outside the box.

But excitement is fleeting and temporary.

While routines are mundane and ordinary.

So which is better, what do I choose?

A life less ordinary or letting it all hang loose?


Crap Mentality

I tried being normal. I really did. And boy was it extremely difficult.

This is just to say that no matter how conformity eats up the rules, you are still left with a choice to make.

Standing out albeit stillness and quietness, happens. And that’s the sh*t.


Self-fulfilling prophecy isn’t always what it seems to be.

No matter how badly you want something,


It can never be.


No matter how much you avoid something,


It just has to be.


The beauty of excerpts is that it gives us a glimpse of what is in store for us. It allows us to take a peek into the patches that make up the whole story so we can decide if we are to give it more time and consideration should it tickle our fancy. However, the problem with excerpts is that it can never tell us the whole story, no matter how accurately it tries to attempt to warn us of things to come.

If in these brief moments of encounter we are to spend with random strangers and acquaintances, limit us to what we can possibly know of them, what is the assurance that we will come to like what we will see? Conversely, what if our prejudgments and preconceived notions fail to give us a reasonable assessment of people, wouldn’t it be such a a waste to just let it pass us by?

Excerpts are the only things I am allowing  myself to share with you. You must take the risk to invest time and resources to find out if the trailer gives justice to the film.

Everything New

This is still soliloquy, fyi. Do not be fooled by the new theme.

Same old boring shi*t here. Just a makeover for the decade turnover.

Tweets are posted in a new bg as well.

Hail, hey, let’s all have some fun this year.

I Have a Dream

If fundamental existence is everything that is laid out in the now (although there is no such thing as now) and the future is everything that we have yet to become aware of, what is real?

I live to dream of the alternate possibilities of some random movement across a point in space.

I dream to live the alternate realities of a predetermined movement in this law-governed system we call real world.

To live is to transcend existence because life is essentially all things intangible like love, freedom, justice and emotions.

So why wake up to the real world where everything is mechanistic?

Let me not wake up from this dream-filled slumber.

Suspending Disbelief

Before Sunrise and Before Sunset are brilliant. I love them both because they are successful in convincing me to doubt the fictionality(?) of the characters and the story line. Both Celine and Jesse are very tangible, and yet have qualities in them that make them unreal too.

I remember the character of Jesse saying, “People have these romantic projections they put on everything.” And this is precisely why I have come to adore the movie — the romantic projection it puts across to the viewers that make them reminisce and think about love and relationships and those magical moments we all aspire to hold on to.

This is not a movie review, nor a critique about the story or the characters: it’s transcending the movie. In fact, I think it is true that we all aspire to project a certain romanticism in our lives. Precisely why this generation has the emo culture — pain is what makes humans feel they are alive — and this is still, nevertheless, very romantic.

Its just sad that what makes the special moments extraordinary are suspended in the fragments of spaces between two people trying to connect with each other. The magic is never within the individuals — it is in the energy that is created between them — that spark or chemistry that is very accessible to the senses but very incomprehensible to the sane mind. And so we all have to succumb to a little dose of insanity to veer away from the boredom called everyday life.

I wish, so dearly, to experience a movie in my own life.