Sunday, 18 November 2012

Oh, grow up already!

Grow up and look good. 
What's the point of maturing anyway? 

You feel the urge to pull your shit together and get on with life because you don't want to feel like a failure when you look back in a few years. And you can no longer wash a hangover off of your face with some organic soap and mild pharmaceuticals you bought when you were high.

Classically, you claim you no longer get wasted. You are too old for that shit. You only drawn youself in your misery on special occasions like your best friend's bachelor's. 

The one and only good side of growing up is that you're supposed to like yourself even more. You have spent enough time to know and just be fascinated by yourself. Please please, have some self-respect by now and don't let people hurt you in any way. 

For that, you actually need to know how to say "no". I know, it's a pain in the ass. 

They say, "when you are younger, you equate love with mind games, manipulation, and experiencing insane high and lows.". But you've grown up and besides, you have disappointed in yourself and so many others so many times before. So now, you find relationships boring, emotions doomed-to-end and feelings dull.

You may be critical of claimed love stories and people getting married to show themselves that they are worthy of being loved and you find it somewhat pathetic, you don't have walk of shames on saturday mornings. You'd rather iHome on Fridays, may be, have a friend over. You do not need diamonds and glitter to be poured all over you to shine. And you certainly don't need to be the centre of the world for a day because you had been loved way too much for that crazy shit since you were a child. But you don't hook up with random strangers. Remember, you had developed self-respect on paragraph four!

With growing up here comes the strings attached. You need to actually go to the gym twice a week and let everyone know that. You cook and you're proud of it way too bluntly. Save up money just to go on overseas trips but always have some more on the side to invest. Yes, you've heard me. You need to put your financial consultant hat on and plan your alleged future and acknowledge the world's problems. You can stay irrelevant to world's calendar because you know bank credits, exchange rates and weather forecasts for at least 3 countries. 

Besides travel, you need to have a very mature and fullfilling hobby. All admirable grown ups have a cool hobby. Say it's photography, wine tasting or horse riding it needs to be a little expensive and requires an enterance criteria. It's always better if the hobby requires you to wear special gear like snowboarding or kitesurf. You can always be a research junkie and write your blog, too. 


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

How we remember, how we remind ourselves

The NPR Daily Picture Show is a great distraction. You get to see a bunch of photos and learn about some genuinely interesting stuff. Its a great way to distract yourself from listening to the news pieces on All Things Considered =) You'd still listen, though. 

The piece on propaganda on Chinese art got my attention earlier today.  They've got a whole museum of weird stuff and you'll be fascinated by the pics this piece have. 

This one shows Mao announcing the new "people's republic" concept and one guy on the far right disappears on one version of the same scene. Its like having two different apostles in the last supper! 

It's a perfect showcase of us being shown two sides of a coin with tangible evidence. And they have it in a museum for god's sake?! Respect! They remind themselves the twisted politics are there to keep us from remembering it straight.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

5 Stages Of A Relationship

1- Define

During this very 1st stage, you’re expected to go through a phase which is famous for its glorious levels of expectation. You’re meant to define the bond as a formal relationship and you need to get your hands dirty to get it done. You listen to music, read a lot of relatable stuff and say that you’d like to keep it in your life for just a little while longer than once you look and you’ll see that you’re in deep shit. Now, you have to define it. 

2- Make your move
So, you define it. You make your move to get you two to talk it out of your chests. Introduce the gigantic elephant in the room. Make it so delicately and eloquently that its almost refreshing to talk it for a change, except denying its very existence.

3- Get lucky 
You need to and I mean really need to get lucky at that point. So, do your due diligence. Collect the signs and connect the dots. Make a through analysis of what you want and need (so that you don’t relate to stuff that much next time) and what might he be interested in. And get lucky!

4- Get lucky and keep it cool OR Don’t get lucky and keep it cool
Whatever comes from that flip of a coin; heads or tails, keep it cool. Freeze and act like it’s what you’ve known all along and you just made things whole a lot easier just out of boredem. Get bored and act upon it. See it through.

5- Realize
At this point realize that you dont feel the same anymore and you just can’t go through that episode of communicating with the other and realize that it’s what happens. Things cease to exist. And you resalize that one moment. You feel comfortable in that moment. And get out to act upon it.