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February 1, 2010
Where did 2009 go?
It was a pretty productive year in terms of travelling, not a productive year in terms of blogging.
March - Napa
May - Vancouver
August - Hawaii
September - Seattle
October - Toronto
November - Sydney and Melbourne
December - Tanzania
Having visited all 7 continents, I'm pretty much done now. All I have left is to shoot for the moon.
Let 2010 be the year of renewed creativity.
December 20, 2006
I've been thinking a lot about the people who matter in my life because I'm having trouble keeping in touch with everyone who matters to me. I try to say hello to my former classmates once a week, even if it's just a quick IM conversation. I try to lend an ear whenever friends I've left behind in Canada or New York ponder over a conundrum in their personal or professional lives. I try to be "there" for everyone I've been friends with as much as possible even though I now live over 3000 kilometers away. Trying to stay close to those who are far away is really, really tough. Even tougher than maintaining a romantic long distance relationship.
I still read the blogs of people I used to subscribe to on Xanga during my college years, albeit much less frequently. Why do I care about these people and feel obligated to catch up on their latest adventures at least once every couple of weeks? We're not friends, but their accounts of their lives have enriched mine so I feel that I have a connection to them. They blog because they want to be read, so I continue to humour them with some of my attention. I'd feel bad if any of them thought that I ditched them, even though they have hundreds of subscribers and could probably care less about this infrequent visitor.
The people who matter to me are the people who kept me afloat during hard times and those who reassured me that it's okay to be different when I was trying to find myself. I feel that I owe each and every one of these people some of my attention, but sometimes I wonder if my feeble attempts at reciprocating the care and advice I have received are well-received by those I hold in high regard... or am I just a pest now that I'm happy and well-adjusted?
November 16, 2006
This video by sfmallon pretty much sums it up.
My favourite Waldos included Millionaire Waldo, inside out Waldo, Waldo with a real knit hat and sweater, all the spontaneous duct tape Waldos and of course, opposite Waldo. I loved how everyone had their own take on Waldo.
Thanks again to all who came out!