I read through some blog posts the other Blog Squad members have going and a bunch of them had to do with reading break. Seems like everybody’s been doing something during the week of no school. As for mine, in a nutshell, it came and went. The weird thing is, I feel as though everything I did during reading break was over a month ago. Guess I really have been busy.
I’ve grown fond of music that isn’t in English in the past week; in fact, I don’t get much enjoyment listening to songs that are in English (if at all). Being of Chinese descent, you’d think I mean I enjoy listening to music in my parents’ native tongue. Yes, I do, but the languages I’ve grown fond of are not limited to just Mandarin. They include: French, German, and Russian. Or in each language: français, Deutsche, and Русские. I’m hoping to become fluent in all these languages some day, no, it’s more of a dream really.
In other news, I haven’t been looking at the news. This was more or less out of choice. Not because I believe that “ignorance is bliss” (though I do sometimes), but because sometimes a person just needs a break from it all. As much as I’d hate to admit it, being (or trying to be anyway) up to date with what’s going on in the world is both tiresome and extremely depressing. Tiresome because when I try and find out about what’s going on, I try to find out from as many different sources as possible…just can’t stick with one it seems. As for it being extremely depressing, it’s not because of what’s in the news and what I find out, but rather, what other people don’t know. About 8/10 people I talk to either have no idea what’s going on or only have a vague idea of what’s going on. That makes yours truly either really pissed or just really sad. Neither is directed at any person, it’s just a feeling. Whether or not you believe that I can have feelings for something not directed at anything is your choice.
TV shows! Gossip Girl, Big Bang Theory, Glee, Vampire Diaries, How I Met Your Mother, 90210, CSI, Jersey Shore, 24, and Criminal Minds!!!! MY FAVOURITE SHOWSSSS…actually that’s a lie. I don’t watch any of those. One would either think of me less or more, really depends on who the person is. I rarely watch TV and that’s a fact. When I do, I watch the History Channel, National Geographic, or the Discovery Channel. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that the shows I have watched are the following: Flying Wild Alaska; American Loggers; Swamp Loggers; Dirty Jobs; Deadliest Catch; Gold Rush Alaska; Ice Road Truckers; and Auction Kings. They’re not like the “popular” shows that everybody seems to watch (i.e. the pre-mentioned ones), but I find them way more…entertaining isn’t the right word…intriguing than the (let’s just call them the useless shows) useless shows. The ones on the Discovery Channel and History Channel feature people that, for the most part, I find way more respectable than actors in a TV show. That being said, there will be people who disagree and you know what? If you do, hold your thoughts because I really do not give a flying ****. You watch your shows and I watch mine. I like the perspectives the shows on the Discovery Channel give. Yes, they’re often exaggerated, but they’re closer to a documentaries than Jersey Shore or How I Met Your Mother ever will be (I maybe wrong because I really have never watched any of those shows, except for maybe CSI). I like stories of people, and most of these stories are of hard-working men and women who do jobs that’ll probably make you squirm and/or make either your lives more interesting or let you live the way you live. Really. That’s the truth. So if you’re complaining about how much your life sucks go do something else.
Some photos I took during the break. With regards to photography, I really need to change my style. I had a discussion with a friend about this a while back and she was quite right. My old night shots were getting boring and I really need to try out a new look before I get really REALLY bored with photography again. Also, I have an addiction for rangefinders now. They’re a bit more expensive than regular cameras. Oh woe is me.
Some information I’m just gonna throw out here (cause I can). I am beginning to grasp some sort of “life purpose” but I can’t quite figure out what it is at the same time. It’s like being in a dense fog and seeing a shape, but once you blink, the shape is gone. I am blinking a heck of a lot…weird or what?
Fun fact: I’m listening to Inuit rap. That stuff is pretty awesome, also, I have a French test tomorrow. Crud.