Tuesday, March 24, 2009

White Minimalism

Last night's dream was random & weird. But then again... 95% that's what they're supposed to be.
I'm not gonna try to explain anything, just write down what I remember (cuz it's not so clear) in the right order. The dream was divided in two parts.

First Part

Something happened first but I forgot, next thing I know I'm in some weird classroom with Karla sitting beside me. Sitting right in front is Salvatore (some guy, won't make sense to most people) and we're giggling and talking about him or something. Then we come up with a great prank, to write something on a piece of duct tape like "I'm stupid" or something along those lines. So Karla, I think, pastes it on his left shoulder pretending she's trying to ask him something by tapping on his shoulder, but he obviously notices what we're up to. He flips. He completely redefines the concept of "overreacting" and starts screaming and insulting us. So I get all pissed to and (try not to laugh) ask him if he "wants to take it outside" to which he says yes. But for some reason once outside I'm fighting someone completely different, but the point is I kick his ass badly (I think he almost died or something) and then lots of people were mad at me, but once they saw how cool I was they all wanted to be my friends.
That's all I can remember about the first part.

Second Part

I was living in an appartment with my best friends (I think, or they were just a blur in the background) and we were pretty wealthy. One day (this is where it starts resembling "The Others") a group of people dedicated to home care comes in and starts telling us something like:

"We're part of a very secret and exclusive group of cleaners, who only work for elite businessmen and other wealthy people such as you. It has come to our attention that you might benefit from our services and we're ready to start working here as soon as you take us in."

So for some reason we all decide it's a great idea to have a bunch of weird looking (they're dressed in all white) strangers into our home; but after a while we noticed something wasn't right. They changed all the walls and furniture (the little they didn't destroy) to white, and told us that this was a more modern way of decorating and made the place look cleaner, etc.


Then it gets creepier, they won't let us leave the appartment anymore and it's like they take control of the whole place. I get all desperate and try every way I can think of escaping but to no avail. Finally we decide the only way to end this nightmare is to commit suicide (lol) so we threw ourselves into a gigantic pit which is in the living room (don't ask) and apparently die. But not really. We weren't dead, we just entered the world of these people, where we are some sort of ghosts that still aren't allowed to leave the stupid place. Give me a break, I just killed myself, let me get out. Then I start planning a way out but again, nothing seems to work even with our ghostly powers. So we're condemned to live there forever and do the same to the next people to move in to our appartment. The End.

I know my writing wasn't the best but I'm in a hurry cuz I've got class, and I wanted to write it all before I forgot even more important details. Hope it amused you a bit.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm Not Dead

11 days without a new entry.
I'm disgusted. Hah. No but really, I've been busy as hell. Between school projects, social life & even some hardcore Starcraft gaming, I neglected my little blog for over a week. Time to put an end to that.
I wrote this entry during class at 7 am (half asleep) the other day, so it's probably not too good but it's something for you to read. Here goes nothin'.

So here's a list of all the classes I currently take (& what I think about them):

  • Entrepreneur Spirit - Boring but could be useful.
  • Heat & Electricity - Strongly dislike it & pretty pointless.
  • Philosophy - Whatever, it could be useful.
  • Calculus - It's okay but I'll never use it again.
  • Man & Science - LOVE it and it seems very useful.
  • French IV - Super boring but useful.
  • Social & Economic Structure of Mexico - BARF!! Completely useless & utterly disgusting.
So throughout your life you have to take a bunch of different subjects. I've taken well over 40 different ones in mine. There are some subjects we like, some we dislike, some that'll actually help us, some that are so pointless you feel every hour spent on them is a sucky way to watch one hour of your life drift away.
But what makes a good class good?
In my opinion, there's a mixture of aspects, which are related, that can make you actually look forward to a class.

Having a good teacher
I dare say this is the most important thing in order to have a great class. There are some subjects which we may not like, but if you have a good teacher it'll motivate you to do your best. Such is the case with me and calculus. I hate math, but my teacher's amazing so I do my best and I get pretty good grades. It's too bad we only ever find a couple of good teachers in life.

The subject is useful
If you're sitting through a Heat & Electricity class wondering what the hell you're doing there and when you're ever gonny use it in your life, chances are this point is being missed. The worstpart is when people tell you things like:

"It may not seem useful now but calculus is used in all jobs and even day to day life!"



Go up to your parents and ask them to help you solve your integral calculus homework. They have no idea. Why? Because unless you work in the whole math field you're never gonna need to solve a flippin' integral while doing the groceries or making music. Yes. I hate it when they say math is often used to make music. I don't buy it.

The subject is interesting
Being useful doesn't necesarily mean it's interesting. I know studying French will help me in the future, but it's so lame. I have to try so hard not to fall asleep every class. Also it's still no good if the class is interesting but you have a bad teacher. These things are very co-related. Being interested in a subject can make you write the best essays and actually enjoy doing school work, so that's why this point is also important.

So yeah, these are all the things I consider important for a class to be good. You may agree or disagree, por possibly add more important aspects to my list. I'm just glad this semester's almost over!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Break Your Routine

Today when I got off my bus and began my 15 minute walk home, I was forced to walk on the opposite sidewalk of the one I always walk on (construction & stuff = huge mess around the city). At first I thought "whatever, it's the same thing, maybe it'll even be faster...", but it wasn't the same. I began noticing all sorts of stuff I had never seen before on the other side of the street: a big house with a strange design (for Mexico City at least), fruit stands, two small restaurants, some weird colored buildings I had never noticed before, etc.
The point is, this is just a tiny, simple example of something even greater. You can discover so many things just by changing some things in your life now and then, there's always a chance, an alternative, to break even the strictest routines. Maybe if we tried it more often we wouldn't get so bored of always doing the same thing at the same time. They can be small changes, or big ones. From showering at night instead of in the morning, to moving to another country when an opportunity comes up.
The more you try new things and take chances the more things you can see, learn, hear, etc. And this'll open a world of opportunities, beauty and knowledge for you. So why not give it a try? Starting tomorrow try to change at least one little thing per day, see how you feel about it, and keep trying new things!

Monday, March 9, 2009

What if...?

You shouldn't can't live your life thinking "What if I had done this?", "What if I had gone there?", "What if I had said that?", "Where would I be?", because it will destroy you.
You made the decissions already, what's done is done. It's meant to be that way, not because of destiny... not because of chance... but because you said so, you took the path you're in right now, wether you like it or not. And you will continue to do such things throughout your whole life. There is no escaping decissions. Deciding not to decide is a decission itself. See what I mean?
So why is it so hard for some people, including me at times, to accept the reality they're living?
Is it so hard to see the good things in everything? To see the light at the end of the tunnel?

Let me tell you.

It is.

But don't give up. Never give up. You cannot afford to back down. You can't shut off your brain, you can't evade reality, you can't pretend things aren't happening.

Face your problems, confront your demons, if you're in that kind of situation.
Or rather enjoy your life, the situation you're in right now. Live in the present. Don't look back unless it's to remember the good times. Don't worry about the future, the future doesn't exist and no one assures you it will, for you at least. Go with the flow. Let life take you to places you never imagined. With each step you take you're closer to the end, and it's not about where you're going, it's about the journey and what you make of it.


Sunday, March 8, 2009


No, I couldn't be bothered to come up with a better, more poetic, perhaps deeper, title for this entry.
I just got back home from watching it.
I know it was good, but I don't know what to think of it. I'm still going over a lot of aspects about it and what message they're trying to give me, apart from the obvious. I liked how they showed the different shades of each characters and didn't really portray anyone as a saint or anything.
I liked the acting, a definitely Oscar-worthy Sean Penn, and good interpretations by James Franco... and that other guy... Idk his name to be honest (I'd google it but that wouldn't be right).
So yeah, I really liked it but it's got me in a pensive mood. Argh.

I'm officialy out of ideas, at least for now, maybe I'll add something else later.
But probably not.
Cuz I'm feeling lazy.

Anyway, can't forget some captions with James Franco in them! :D

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Perfect Gift

If anyone ever wants to give me a present, which is only worth around 20 dollars, and would make me extremely happy then this is it!

I've already told like everyone I know that I want a polaroid instant camera, but no one seems to get the point already. It might be a little hard to find but I'd really love to have one. Not just that model but any model really. But I guess if I don't get one soon... I'll go look for it myself.

Imagine all the pretty pictures I'll take with that beauty! (:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I proved my theory.

The more you sleep the sleepier you are when you wake up (at 5 am).

I know this because lately I've been getting sleepy at around 9:30 or 10 pm.
And when I go to bed at that time, I get up feeling more like a zombie than a human; whereas when I go to bed at midnight I wake up in a pretty okay mood.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Can you see them?

I made it when my pen broke and I started playing around with the ink.
According to me, it's a gorilla on the left and a lion on the right.
But some people only see the lion, or nothing at all. No one ever sees the gorilla!
Here's a picture of both of them, and an individual one to try to explain where I see these animals.