February 21, 2024

The Normal Life

I missed eating chocolates, using tomato ketchup and drinking iced tea during my months of suffering from hyperacidity. Milk and antacids certainly helped in making my health better, thus allowing me to be able to enjoy a wider range of food again. This means no more overeating!

Err, I just read, write and go out a bit every now and then when the numerous God-given and man-made holidays come into my way.

Thank God for not giving me interesting times. Yes, I have just realized that at certain times, it’s better to have a simple life rather than to wish for a colorful one (that might be cursed).

After all, the Chinese have this saying: 寧為太平犬,莫做亂離人 (nìng wéi tàipíng quǎn, mò zuò luàn lí rén) or in English, “Better to be a dog in a peaceful time, than to be a human in a chaotic (warring) period.”

State of Teaching

It’s hectic as hell at the moment. Holy crap. On one hand, you’ve got to pass all those quizzes, assignments, reports, etc. etc. On the other hand, you’ve got to train your students and make sure that they will reach a certain level of readiness for the many competitions that are slated for this year.

Tiring? Hell yes.

Worth it? Definitely yes.

I’m thankful for the Monday holidays though. It takes a lot of things off my mind! Yay!

Some Politickal Commentery

Well, it’s now time to talk about some of the things that happened throughout the week, for instance, the killing – yes, regardless of its nature, someone died – of a young 17-year old boy named Kian.

Frankly speaking, this speaks of the incompetence of the police and their inability to do proper policing. I believe that this incident, though highly profiled, is actually a symptom of the problems that the current police force is facing.

So what to do? Investigate it and put all the culprits to account. Yes, this may be unpopular, but I don’t see the point of getting political mileage out of this issue.

And extend it to all the others who did the same thing, regardless whether they are police or not, drug-related or not.

It’s freaking tiring to see the vitriol on the Internet – no wonder many people choose to be apolitical nowadays.

Shit Thoughts

Sometimes, I just get a lot of negativity into me. I don’t know why, maybe it’s the inner demons trying to get into my head.

Sometimes, I get depressed out of nowhere. Then it disappears just as quickly, as if it was a fleeting breeze.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s just the weather. After all, I guess I’m a natural cynic whose life has already been jaded by experience.

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