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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Dangers

Just went out with the Zelvarians yesterday night. As always, since it's been a rarity meeting up with them, I just can't help but make extra time for them. I can't help it. No matter how long I don't see them, they're still a special bunch. =) It seems to be kenneth's birthday, so cheers dude. Anyway, darren went to pick me up in his uncle's Nissan Sunny. Seems like he just got his license 2 weeks ago. So cool! I'm envious. But anyway, it was a bad day for him. I did feel he was driving a bit recklessly, but still, not enough to cause a major accident. Nevertheless, shit happened. He crashed both his side lights in two separate events. I was with him on the second one. Ok, it was not serious, but he was really feeling like he's in a deep shithole. Seriously, never seen him so depressed before. I understand that, yeah, it's a car, and that cannot be taken lightly, so if it happens, learn from it. Lucky it was just the sidelights. Imagine it was a major crash, that would have been something terrible. All the best dude in facing the music. Hope you come out fine. And I'm sure you will too.

You know, this really gave me a realisation that I'm responsible for the lives of people I give rides to. I will drive you guys safely, that's a promise. Besides, since I'm your chauffeur, I should be professional about it right? Well, till that time comes, you know you just have to keep wishing for me to pass that practical test!

Hmmm, St. Valentine's day is coming. I was just wondering about the story behind it. This is what I found. (There seems to be several different explanations to it.)

"One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death."

"According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France."

http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/valentine/?page=history

Basically, it's from this site, but I felt that these two were more significant, but not necessarily true. Majority of humans will always choose the more scintillating story to lie to themselves that everything in life is just plain good. I'm not saying that life is bad, but sometimes, you have to taste the bitter side of things and accept it. I'm not a historian, so I don't know truth from fiction here, but you know, I can only hope that people of the past are presenting to us the right things of the past.

Speaking of Valentine's Day, I can only wish for a happy relationship like this one. I LOVE Sakura Kinoshita of Cardcaptor Sakura for damn long sia. I think she's the perfect kind of girl for me. Haha. Well, in manga terms anyway.

Look at that. Aren't they adorable? Cheers to the greatest couple in manga, Sakura and Ahmad. =) (Ooops. I mean Syaoran.)

There's a thin line between fiction and reality. Sure, we can make reality out of fiction, and fiction out of reality, as showcased in Dan Brown's books. Half-fiction, half factual. That's the best kind of book you can read. Michael Crichton's books are good in that sense too. (I highly recommend it.) Anyway, before I get way out of point, some manga readers cling to the lifestyle in the manga too closely. But nevertheless, when they act it out in reality, it is rather cute. Take a look at this photo.


I think this is hilarious. I can imagine this happening in a manga. So cute. Lol. I'd sure like to see this happening in life, either because of clumsiness or the wahpiangwadthehellisthistut feeling.

Daena, got your file ready. I'm going to try the yousendit thing. Hope it works. Sorry I left in such a hurry. We'll catch up soon yup. Take care.

11:15 AM