Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Map The Soul

went on Map the Soul. read Tablo's blog and saw this...

메사를 무신경하게 흘려보내지 않는 방법
1. 몸의 움직임을 귀찮아하지 않는 그대들의 BMW 이용하기: Bus/Bike, Metro, Walking.
2. 비판하는 데 그치지 않고, 문제를 해결하려는 움직임에 동참하거나 기부하기.
3. 주변 사람들에게 어려움에 처한 이들에 대한 공감과 나눔의 메시지가 담긴 편지 전하기.
4. 하루에 한 번은 하늘을 올려다보며 자연의 아름다움과 소중함을 생각하기.

5. 집을 나서기 전 거울을 보며, 오늘 하루는 더 나은 세상을 위해 어떤 실천을 할지 한 가지씩 다짐하기.




How to live a conscious life
1. When traveling, use the BMW: Bus/Bike, Metro, Walking.
2. Don’t just criticize. Participate in a movement that can solve the problem.
3. Write a letter to a friend that tells him/her about our less fortunate neighbors.
4. Once a day, look up to the skies and cherish the beauty of nature.
5. Before leaving home, look in the mirror and ask yourself what you can do today to make the world better.


i definitely follow #1, i have no car but i do carpool with ppl and have a bike. i love to walk or bus it to places lol, mostly because my bike has a flat tire...need to pump air in lol.


oh i wrote this in my diary again lol...but yea status update: my bike is a-ok! i pumped air in this past Sunday (^.^)v


but yea...this got me thinking and wanting to do something~
what do you guys think?

Signs or Written/Printed Papers

This was something on my mind that I wrote on my diary and decided to share with you all. This occured at around March 15, 2009~

Why must people try and avoid each other? Isn't it easier to tell the person and find out their reaction rather than hide behind some paper!

Well let me explain what just happened to me. You see, I live with my cousin right now since it's better to rent there and it's somewhat close to school. Okay, not that close. That's another story, which I will add in the next post. Now back to what just occured, I came to the house a couple days ago and when I did all conversations ceased. I didn't really find it too odd just because maybe they were discussing financial problems or other things between themselves, my cousin and his wife Nancy. So I went upstairs and started studying since I have finals coming, which start in the next coming days for me. So the next day at around 1am I go downstairs to get some milk but what do I find...a sign. Let me put what my cousin wrote,

"RULES

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN RIGHT AFTER YOU COOK. EVENTHOUGH IT MIGHT NOT LOOK DIRTY MAKE SURE YOU STILL GRAB A TOWEL AND CLEAN THE STOVE CAUSE THERE'S TIMES WHEN THERE'S A LOT OF OIL ON TOP OF THE RANGE. AND MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN AND WASH WHAT EVER YOU USE RIGHT AFTER YOUR DONE EATING. DO NOT LEAVE DIRTY DISHES ON THE SINK. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. AND REMEMBER, THAT WAS THE RULES SINCE THE FIRST DAY!!!!

SINCERELY,

*COUSIN'S NAME* "


So yea, that immediately made me lose my thirst and ended going back upstairs to my room instead of having my hot milk. I just marched back upstairs shocked. Million questions ran through my head but the one that took precedent over all the others was, why couldn't he talk to me about it! Now, whenever anyone comes to visit, which is more often than not since his my cousin's wife runs a private tax consulting business and noterary, that sign will greet them. Of course being humans, we check our surroundings so inevitably visitors' eyes will land on the sign. The naturally thing to do is read it. So from what I know, 5 strangers have read that note. Yeah, that is so not embarrasing! Sorry for the sarcasm... you see, what really irks me about it is the lack of respect. I do all the things already and it's his wife and sister-in-law who make it dirty. Those two always leave dirty dishes and use up my oil! I hardly even cook as it is since I am too busy studying. I have opted instead to eating instant noodles, boiled eggs, or some sort of pasta since all that is required is me boiling a pot of water. Tell me how that causes a lot of oil spilled. Also to top it off, the oil that I have brought with me hasn't even been used a lot. It's barely been used, I will go out on a limb and say about 1/20th of the oil has been used. Seriously, I will take a pix and upload it later. Oh and the part about the dishes. Again I ask, tell me how cartoon character dishes are mine because from what I remember, my dishes are all purple! (Yea, I have purple set just cause my friends gave it to me since purple is my favorite color.) My cousin has a daughter Aillen and I love her to death but she only likes to eat food off her cartoon dishes. I mean if he's going to accuse people of something, do it with proof. I'm sorry but right now I am staring at the dishes, the dirty dishes, and all I see are cartoon plates, cartoon cups, and a white plate, which I might add are not mine. These dishes have been there since yesterday but NO, do you hear him saying anything....NOPE. Also, this man who claims to be my cousin, never asked me if I did any of those things, which reminds me of another incident not too long ago, about two mths ago.

That incident was another time where he assumed it was my fault because Nancy his wife, and her sister Sonia said it was me. What happened at that time was that someone was leaving the stove on. I didn't know it but Nancy and Sonia were blaming me! Well one weekend I told my cousin that I was going to spend the weekend with my friends at school because we were working on a project so I planned to stay over at their dorm. Nancy and Sonia did not know this. That weekend the stove was left on again. It took me not being there and it occuring for him to even think it was not me. So when I came home he told me about it and how the others blamed me. I blew it off like oh, no worries and told my cousin to just inform me next time. You know, just so that he can hear my side of the story on whether whatever I was being accused was really done by me. This time just like last time, he's just listening to them without even considering to discuss it with me. Sorry but family does not work like that. This situation can happen with roomates also but see the point is why can't they ask or discuss it first instead of putting up their signs. Explain that to me because I am having trouble comprehending! I mean this man, my cousin, has known me my whole life and I know his secrets; secrets that he has not even told Nancy about. This same man is the one who cannot ask me, "hey did you spill oil?" or "are you the one leaving those dirty dishes?" but rather puts up a sign! A sign that is not even discreet but out in the open where others, visitors which in most cases are strangers to me, can come see it. Of course, the only one renting here is ME~ So who are they going to naturally assume is the one mentioned in the sign? Me!

Honestly, this only bothers me because we are family but he chooses Nancy, his wife, over me but that in itself is understandable. The problem is that as family, I should get some benefit of the doubt instead of being ignored and unjustly accused. I would have let this go and not even waste my time writing about it but today I went to the bathroom and guess what?! ANOTHER SIGN! Want to know what this one said? Well let me type it up for you guys: "

RULES

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RINSE THE SHOWER RIGHT AFTER YOUR DONE TAKING A BATH. AND PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DON'T LEAVE THE WATER ON THE TUB. PLEASE YOU TWO TALK TO EACH OTHER AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS ON WHO'S WASHING THE BATHROOM CAUSE EVERYTIME I COME IN HERE IS DIRTY. SO PLEASE, CLEAN THE RESTROOM TWICE A WEEK. THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BOTH OF YOU GIRLS.

THANKS,

*COUSIN'S NAME* "


So yea, I have a very nice cousin! Right? I wish, but hey like my friends and family tell me...at least I know how he is now. Luckily I am moving out next school year and dorming with my friends. I stay over their places often enough that it's like I live there anyways. I have my own toothbrush and towel already there! So yea, I am staying even more over there since I cannot stand to be here with my cousin. Right now, as per usual, I am up in my room on my computer. If I am downstairs I try not to stay too long. I never really got in there way before but now more than ever I will just try to not encounter them. Both Nancy and Sonia before would always ask this and that favor from me but I will just try to avoid them. Yesterday Sonia just came into my room without really asking and just went to my computer. She needed to use it since Nancy was using hers without even considering if I wanted to let her or not. I mean, yes, I have allowed her access before but those instances I was not busy but now, I am in final week!!! I couldn't yell at her but I did hurry and sent her off on her way. I don't know if it was cause of the weekend or what but she believed I was not busy. I always play music but that does not mean I am not busy. Music calms me and I also exercise with music, heck I shower with music playing. So yea she always does that, just comes in and assumes I will give in to her. Lately I have been tellin her that I cannot and that maybe another time when I am not busy. Yesterday I was in shock from all the signs and everything that I just let her use my computer. I let her just use it so that she wouldn't pester to ask when I am not busy.

That is basically it...so tell me guys if you have suffered any situation like this or anything similar. I am an open book and will definitely listen.

Tell me your problems and I will definitely respond. Also since I already wrote this, I will update my situation as well and tell you of other problems that come along!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Roomates (Friends or Family)

i miss living at home so much!!!!!! i never was a homesick type of person, until now!
okay...see here's some of the dilemna. i live currently with my cousin. i rent a room since the school i go to is far from home :) well they suggested that i live with them rather than dorm. of course my parents agreed since it'd be cheaper. now, i wished i'd dorm. today, i walked downstairs to heat up some milk. then i saw the sign on the microwave. some stupid sign! maybe i'll tell you guys about it..maybe not but right now...

i am in emo mode...gosh, it is so weird to say that but i am...i just miss home and wish i were somewhere else but here living with my cousin 2 hours away from home :(