A time to give

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A time to give

Merry Christmas! 🙂
Christmas is definitely different from the ones when I was a young child, but growing older, I still feel like a kid again at Christmas! This stuffed moose I got as a present from my friend made me feel just like a little kid again. The carefree days without worries. Anyways, I think everyone no matter young or old should enjoy Christmas and relive their carefree moments! 🙂

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Studying over the holidays

It’s been a week of winter holidays and it is oh so hard to bring myself to study. It’s just the stereotypical time to relax and have fun and the studying mindset just isn’t there. Catching up with friends, watching movies, napping…with so much time, I just don’t find time to study! And, time doesn’t stop either. I wish there was a pause button in life. 

A pause button would allow me to take a breather before tackling the next problem without having to deal with a gazillion things at once since life loves to throw everything at us. A pause button could prolong the happy moments in life, those fleeting moments of pure joy. I sometimes think that as we grow up, those moments are harder to come by. With a pause button, we can think things through instead of making rash (sometimes stupid) decisions. Thinking things through with a clear mind really makes a difference. At times, I feel like the whole world is revolving around me, too fast, leaving me dazed as to what has happened. A pause button would be nice. And, it’d let me get some studying done, helping the procrastinator. 

The End of the World?

December 21, 2012. Supposedly the end of the world. I clearly don’t believe in that as I have plans with my friend on that day, and the day after. P.S., that’d be a sad waste of money on Christmas presents if it does come true.

It’s interesting what people can believe in. Of course, I like to wish upon a star, and make my wishes at 11:11 pm, but it’s just a little habit of mine. I don’t believe that it’ll make any difference in the outcomes, so I wouldn’t say I’m superstitious, but who doesn’t have a wish they want to come true? As for the stuff about fate, destiny, things bound to happen, I’m on the fence in believing about that. Of course I wish my life was like a fairy tale with a happy ending bound to happen no matter what the challenges are, but life just doesn’t always work like that. Is there a mapped out plan of our lives like in the Adjustment Bureau? We may never know. But I sure hope the world won’t end tomorrow. I’m anticipating watching Despicable Me 2 next summer! 

I’ve heard the sky’s going to be especially dark during the afternoon, and it’s a natural phenomenon. I’ll be looking forward to that. I hope people don’t go crazy tomorrow… Superstitions sometimes make us more worrisome than we already are. Just remember, many things in life are out of our control no matter what we do. I’m still working out the thing about life having a destined course or not, but just some bits and pieces of my thoughts for now. Have a great day and I’ll continue tomorrow 😉

Holiday Cheer/Rant

It’s nearing Christmas. What can I say. Christmas carols on the radio, bright lights decorating houses, the snow that’s been falling, the decor everywhere… everyone is happy and bustling about. As always, I have the winter blues. It’s not that I don’t love Christmas, which I do, but I guess I think more during this season. Thinking back on the year: what happened, what I got and what I lost, what I wish to do, just thinking and thinking and thinking.

It was my brother’s birthday yesterday. I made a video compilation of his friends saying happy birthday to him. After school that day, he thanked me, and I felt so sad for him. You have no idea how much I wanted to give him a hug, do something for him, make him happy on his birthday. What happened was that no one said happy birthday to him. Of all the people that participated in the video, only three said happy birthday, and they aren’t even his close friends! At school, the people he hung out with didn’t mention anything and neither did they contribute to the video. It was in the last class that a guy one year older who he’s not that close with said happy birthday to him in math class, resulting in the whole class singing happy birthday. It’s sad isn’t it, that if our birthdays are not on Facebook, people don’t know our birthdays. How much is it really worth to have people say happy birthday to you on Facebook that they would otherwise not have cared about? Does anyone still care enough to remember and do something for their friend’s birthday?

Through all this thinking about birthdays, Christmas, and friends, I really saw how real friends are the ones who take the time to care, take the time to remember the little things, who find time for you. Everyone is busy. It’s life. But, it’s still possible to keep friendships and show someone just how much you care. When better to do that than over the holiday break? This Christmas, I’ll be thinking of ways to show my love and appreciation for my friends and family.