Monday, December 05, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Things are warming up in New Zealand. This Winter feels like it has been particularly long. I'm sure we think that every year, but I'm glad warmth is coming back.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Now, I seem to have lost the love of writing. I'm not sure what happened or why. I don't claim to be good at writing, but that's not the point. To do something that you makes you feel good is important. That's what writing used to do for me.
I want to regain this. I'm going to blog more, whether it's about nothing; or whether it's about everything. I just need to blog. I'm also going to try Nanowrimo in two days.
I wish me luck.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I often blog in my head. I guess that doesn't help with my planned blogging output. However at the insistence of my friend Panchitah I will blog right now.
Things are going along well in life. The Rugby World Cup is in full swing and even though I'm not a fan of rugby untion, but I love seeing all the people from different countries here, all the national colours, the passion. It's great fun.
In my own sport of Rugby League, my team, the Warriors, have made it to the Grand Final this weekend. I was so tempted to fly to Sydney to see them, but with tickets to Sydney costing $1000 for just the airfare, I couldn't justify it. I have been feeling terrible ever since making that decision. I have been to 15 out of the 17 seasons so I guess that makes me a fan?
What else... I'm enjoying my French classes. I love the language and one day I hope I will be able to speak it properly. I'm also very tempted to start learning Hebrew.
That'll do, right?
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I haven't blogged for a month! What have I been doing?
Well, it's been a month full of stress and worries and all those good things which conspire to cause a writer's block. I have tried to make a promise with myself that I need to be more detached from things and try not to get so caught up. I tend to be a very sensitive person and therein lies the problem. Let's see if I can try to be "colder" from now on!
How have you been?
Sunday, July 17, 2011
These days I'm in a malaise. Something's not right. I can't quite put my finger on it. Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down. I feel like there are things I need to do, but I just don't know what they are. Has my mid-life crisis come already? Is it time to buy a ferrari and have an affair with an 18 year old? I'm not sure I'm ready for that commitment.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I know I always say this...
Starting from tomorrow I'm going to start blogging on a regular basis! I need to promise this to myself. I'm pretty sure no one but the spammers come here anymore anyway... Still, Monday, 11th July 2011... A day that will live in infamy!
Also, I'm going to start a blog in French. It's the only way I can keep practising. I haven't got a URL for it yet, but please stay tuned!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
One of the great pains in life is separation. I think about it a lot. Not being with the people you care about, is the worst possible thing. People that you meet in your life become a part of it. When you say goodbye to them, it could be the last time you ever see them. I dread this time.
As I have grown older and now have a family, the people who were important in my single life, my friends, are no longer the focus in my life. I no longer see them all the time. Some of them I may only see every few years. If I were to live another 50 years, then I may only see them 20 more times. This is mind boggling to think. I have to cherish the time I have with them. Each person has made me who I am today and I am thankful to them all.
My time at school in Korea was a happy one. I met so many people from all over the world and had a wonderful time. One by one they moved back to their respective countries and one by one I had to say goodbye to them. I will probably never see these people again. I cannot fully explain how this makes me feel. I feel lost sometimes.
The people I have been lucky enough to meet on the internet are amazing people. I have been lucky enough to meet some of them and I feel very fortunate. I am sad that I had to say goodbye to them. What saddens me even more is that as time goes on my friends will drift away from the internet and will therefore drift away from me.
This is the unfairness of life.
To hell with farewells.