Friday, October 05, 2007

drawings aglore....

Was just looking through the computer the other day and came across two pictures that I attempted to draw and colour using my computer and tablet... I think it's pretty ok, considering the fact that it has been ages since I last drew. Hopefully I can get better at it.

Monday, October 01, 2007

unreasonable ones

Irresponsible dog owners, a pretty sad fact if you ask me. What I can't stand are those people who buy a dog on a whim and then decide to abandon it because they realize that they cannot cope. In the first place, don't buy if you know you can't do it. And second, just because you can't does that mean you can just abandon a living creature. What is more irritating is that one such person is one that I know. Is that even justified?

Just because you can't handle the innocent dog, you also refuse to allow anyone to help you. You assume that since you can't handle it, that equates to no one else in the family can. It's just better if its given away. Everything is done to your whim and fancy. You fear the unkown, knowing full well of the risks you had to take and yet you went ahead. You alone call the shots, you assume people actually understand you. And now you get cold feet.

You 'decide' what's best even when it's not, you never listen to other people's opinion, never considering their feelings, only yours. So please don't blame me if I appear to be heartless. I really couldn't care less. You and your particularities, you and your unreasonable ways.

Now just because you feel 'tired', you want to give up. Do you listen to people's suggestion? No. You only want your own solution, but yet you never take action. And if others do not take action first, you will do something drastic.

Friday, September 28, 2007

we learn we live we grow

Ever had one of those days where everything just had to go wrong? Just when things were going well or should have been, and then something even bigger comes along and disrupts the momentum. Imagine "happily" starting school: doing projects, essays and preparing for exams. A new year, new school, new friends and you're finally almost on the way to get that costly piece of paper that would supposedly get you a better job and pay.

Then, suddenly midway through the first semester the big news arrives, the university you're attending is closing down due to insufficient funds (due to over budgeting on marketing - so they claim) and the fact that the intake for the second semester was below expectation. Which does not make sense as it really wasn’t that publicized... or was it? So in order to cut losses, the top management decided it wasn't worth the investment and it was best they abandoned the project before they incurred even more losses.

And only after mentioning the fact that the school was going to close down did they assure all students not to worry as they would be offered a place in the main campus, as long as exams were taken and the offer accepted. For those that did not want or could not go over, there would be alternatives. These so called alternatives really meant, "You're on your own if you can't make the mark. Please find other routes that would be more appropriate for you".

Being one of the few 'fortunate' people that such a thing should happen to is really an interesting event to happen in life so to say, but I'd rather it happen only once. True, students were devastated, parents were angered and staff were disorientated. But life goes on... Two months after the debacle life seems to be going on well, for those who have decided to go over and those who decided to stay. .. Just not in the way we expected it to be.

As for me, I decided to take a step back and just go to work while thinking things through again... It is an "interesting" event to happen life I only wish would have never happened, and an expensive "experience" too. Even though things turned out the way they did, at least it happened sooner than later. Or so I'd like to think so. And so a new journey begins....