Tuesday, May 16, 2017

great idea

I have an idea...

Before people start telling you their problems, they should prepare you by saying: hey I just want you to listen to me talk and I don't need any advice.

Or they might say: hey I'm whining but I still want your thoughts and advice.

Then the person who is receiving the problem can relax and not worry if they are actually helping.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Being human

I feel like I learned something about being a christian this year. 

I thought I had special privileges... like being happier, being more blessed, being able to do the right things, being able to communicate with God, having a deity look over me all the time....

But then... all humans have that. 

The thing is that Christians have the responsibility to follow in Jesus' steps to make the world better. And Jesus was radical. It's hard to follow him because it means not doing normal stuff that everyone does.....

It's not about getting all sorts of perks like peace and joy... it's about bringing it to everyone.

Being a humanitarian outcast.. so weird...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

randomly thinking of random things

Ties are totally random. They make no sense but everyone wears them. I wonder how a noose became fashionable.

Diamonds are the worse random thing. Some guy decides that this rock is valuable, makes people pay a million dollars for one, and now everyone wants one. What?!

I guess the king and queen of some countries are kind of random too. They don't have any power or special duties. They are just born into it. Just like that - and your face is printed on one hundred dollar bills all over the country. I wonder what that would feel like.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

catch me if you can

i watched the movie Catch me if You Can and it got me thinking, what if the whole story was made up? If the guy Frank lied about being a doctor, pilot and lawyer, surely he could also lie about being a con man?

But if the whole story was a lie, it means that he didn't lie about being a doctor/pilot/lawyer, and that means he is not a good liar. What? I am confusing myself.

Maybe what I am trying to say is that, if someone is a good liar, and later he tells you his lies, his lies may also be lies? How do you know he is not lying about being a liar?

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thankful for one thing

If I had to be thankful for one thing, it would be that I am somehow, in general, a happy person.

Even when I get frustrated or angry or sad sometimes, deep down I know I will be feeling okay the next day.

I can't explain why.

 It's not like I have lots of friends or am really successful or have lots of interesting hobbies or go on adventures all the time.

It's not like I've done some kind of happiness analysis or trained myself to be positive or toughened up through bad times.

That's why I can only say that it is something I am most thankful for.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

mid autumn festival

Mid Autumn festival is supposed to be about 嫦娥, 長生不老藥, secret notes in moon cakes, rabbits on the moon and some logger who keeps trying to cut down a tree on the moon... but I can't ever remember how the stories go and if all those stories are even related!? It's like those mish mash of greek legends that I can't ever get straight.

Anyways for some reason I really like mid autumn festival. You get to stay up late, stare in wonder at the sky, play with fire, hang lights up. Those are all things I like. I like xmas and xmas lights too - but xmas is more formal, and there's stress with the whole family and xmas presents and stuff. Xmas is red wine at the dinner table but mid autumn is beer and flip flops.

Yesterday I went to the rooftop with Daiyee and the moon was out to welcome us. It's a nice feeling being on the 20th floor, looking up at the sky and down at the tiny people on the streets. The kids next door played with their glow in the dark thingies, and we drank our cokes and beers. The dad came up and was playing pokemon go and the mom was hula hooping. We hung out for a while and it was nice.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Stars in your multitudes

Star photos taken in Namibia.
Stars are really crazy!!