People run away from the things their afraid of. After expressing my thoughts to some 'acquaintances' I got the feeling that I hit a nerve with my comments. This somebody started behaving quieter than usual. My theory? When somebody knows you're right, their too caught up in denial to admit their mistake. Hence, they began acting out on you because they were too immature to face the truth and you just shoved it in their face. If you've got the balls to say or do something, then have the guts to man up to it and face the facts. Twisting your words may suppress your guilt but it won't remove it. Why make some trivial practical joke bigger than it should be!
I've come to experience many people in my years and I've seen 'The Good', 'The Bad', and 'The Ugly'.
The GOOD are ones with proper etiquette and social responsibility. They basically have morals and live by a code of conduct. They don't hold grudges and are not very petty.
The BAD are ones who know what they want and go for it whether it means hurting somebody in the process as long as it makes them look good. However, they do it openly and not in a way that stabs you in the back, i.e. they will tell you off if they have to.
The UGLY to summarize in one word are, 'hypocrites'. They are two faced and will not admit to their mistakes. Their a loaded gun, appearing to be your friend but what their really doing is collecting Intel/ ammunition and will use it to their advantage if the time ever comes for it.
It's not that difficult to begin with the truth. Maybe something you said or did could have just been a practical joke and twisting your story or pointing to others will just end you up shooting yourself in the aftermath. Honesty is the foundation of any kind of relationship or friendship.
Things change and people change. Relationships can shift gears as quick as lightning. And the craziest thing comes from cracking your head trying to figure out that moment where it all changed. What was the one word, one thing, one variable that could have made a great enough impact that stirred a roller coaster of emotions.
You are in the driver's seat so take the wheel and don't let go. Life is so indefinite. Feelings like people, come and go. As much as you'd love to take control and have everyone see your way, we've gotta take reality more seriously. At some point you start to wonder if it was all worth it. What were you really doing it for and if your actions even mattered. The only constant is you.
The stars above give some hope. No matter what happens, the world continues spinning and life will be better off with or without you. There's too much crazy in the world to take things too seriously. Kickback and sip your tea. The world's not going anywhere, just you. Swing from tree to tree. Bust out of that shoe box and catch some waves.
A few weeks ago Nikki passed me Seasons 1-3 of 90210. I began watching it and thought the show was terrible but nonetheless still continued on - Because I like drama and they do have some good writing in the series. However, they need better actors.
The characters in the series are out of control and have no freakin' sense of loyalty. The worst character is Dickson. If you've watched the show you would know how incredibly pretentious he is. He is the epitome of the kind of friend, brother and son you wouldn't want to have.
Although some can't act they make up for it with their good looks and very seductive personality i.e. Adrianna. She's the prettiest one in the show and her character has that typical Hollywood cycle - Drugs, rehab, pregnancy, cheating, etc. Not a good role model but a sight for sore eyes nonetheless.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
It really bothers me that each friend is always abandoned when they've hit rock bottom. Their compadres rather have nothing to do with them than to be there and go through the rough patches in life with their friend. Isn't that the process of growing and building the friendship/ relationship?
The power of love
The show is a testimony that relationships never last. Love, loyalty and lust (go figure) doesn't mean a thing. What happened to being there for each other through thick and thin? Words are meaningless and temporary is the conclusion one can make. They do talk about being open and trusting each other but when it all boils down to that moment to prove that they do indeed TRUST one another, they hide and they take shelter to save face. Seriously, I know it can be hard but at least try!
Everybody deserves a second chance
The show does emphasize here and there about how you can make amends and prove your loyalty to the one you love and be part of them. I'm such a sucker for second chances and as much as I hate to admit it, I've got a soft heart that just melts when I see that. You can't stay mad at someone you've been so close to before. Time heals everything.
Not too young, not too old. What is the right age to start thinking about marriage. They say girls think about it from when they were already very little. However, it never crosses the mind's of men until their mature or old enough and tired of playing the field. Like Chandler Bing from FRIENDS, marriage acts as a repellent and gives rise to opportunity to get out of the relationship
But anyways, this weekend we got a chance to catch up with an old childhood friend who just got married. Michael is the second from our childhood clan to get 'hitched'. Actually, they got married exactly 5 years ago by ROM but now they've decided to have a big celebration with family and friends since they didn't have an elaborate one yet to mark the occasion.
The wedding or renewal of vows was held at Crowne Plaza hotel. Congratulations to Mike and Mitz!
Who says there's nothing to do on this island? In fact, in my opinion, there's so many ways one can enjoy and easily entertain themselves or visitors. But anyway, I bring this up because last week we celebrated Deb's 21st birthday with a round of Laser Tag. It is without a doubt, strenuous but so bloody enjoyable.
With all the targeting and live range experience in the army, it must have really paid off. We did have a round of paint ball in BMT back in December which did not quite go so well. I got hit twice, one on the neck and another on the butt. Trust me it is not very nice. Laser Tag on the other hand only involves a shock/ vibration when you are hit by the 'enemy'. Overall, I ranked 3rd among the whole party of 30! Yes, I'm so modest I know. Haha!
Happy 21st, Debs! Glad you had a rockin' good time!
An overwhelming feeling of nostalgia hit me just when I threw my jockey cap in the air. That moment every recruit awaits while going through their Basic Military Training (BMT) as it signifies the completion of our BMT and on to the next phase of our training. My batch fortunately was lucky enough to have our Graduation Parade at Marina Bay on the floating platform after a very demanding 24Km route march. Come to think of it, it was more of a sight-seeing experience marching by the airport, east coast park and marina bay. I will never forget the people and friends I've made this last 9 weeks of enduring pain and going through the struggles of the military life together.
Some things I'll never forget;
Digging a shell-scrape for the first time at field camp
Turnout at 4 in the morning for our rifle collection
Making a bon fire and sitting under the gotex jacket to block the rain and keep warm with my section
Entrusted as Platoon i/c for a week
Directing the National Education day showcase for our company
There's definitely more that just these 5 but for now that's all I'm gonna list down.
We need to have more saintly people around us, strictly speaking just plain honesty would be great. What can we do if we see that something is not right. If people we are surrounded by are so fucked up and deceptive. Should we close one eye and pretend everything is fine. But when you ignore a problem, the problem is only going to get bigger.
Help me to understand how someone can be so twisted, shallow and unappreciative. Somebody who claims to care so much and wants to avoid hurting another party BUT goes ahead and does it anyway.
I've concluded that people today are missing what they call good old SINCERITY and APPRECIATION.
PS: I'm not claiming to be a Saint if anybody gets that idea.