Tuesday, 31 July 2012

It ain't over till it's over...

...but that's not true.  It's that sort of thinking that gets us wasting time.

Waiting for an official, unambiguous statement when it was implied is pointless.

Thursday, 19 July 2012


Meaning in life. It's subjective. It varies as greatly as there are combinations in infinite sets. Well, theoretically.  In practice, I doubt that it does.  If we graph it the way we do tag clouds, we would be able to see clearly how common some answers are (eg. God, family, to contribute to "society" or a "greater good" or some other similarly-vague-something-or-other).

I'm probably not alone in not having defined mine.  In fact, I'd bet I'm in the majority.  It's just that the decision always seemed arbitrary, and those who had arrived at a meaning did so by circumstance.  And for an atheist, how else could I have arrived at one?  It was certainly not ordained by a God. If I had one, it would have been predetermined by my circumstances, and for some reason besides that it was destined, and in spite of this, it would be able to bring focus and happiness to my life with the one condition of my blind compliance...  (Accordingly, I'm quite content without one.)

So, I do the only thing I can do: I let ideology guide me.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Failed Audition Video Attempt

A while back, my sister sent me this link: http://tfckat.com/. It's for some Filipino singing contest. I hate these sort of things, and given that I have to probably do a tonsillectomy this year, next week, I will start wearing an oral appliance 'round-the-clock for my TMD, and after that, get orthodontics, I didn't think now was the time. To boot, I spent the week prior to the submission deadline immobilized with migraines. In any event, at 10 pm last night - 2 hours prior to the submission deadline - I decided to just give it a shot. We walked over to Eglinton GO Station to record. (I find the waiting booths at track level to have excellent acoustics.) And with one take, we were (sorta) done. I thought 2 hours would be more than enough time to troubleshoot any technical issues... Suffice it to say, it's 17 hours later and I can't get the video converted to a smaller filesize and I can't get the original mp4 rotated to view properly in WMP. Whatever. Here's the video for your listening pleasure (and sadly not for any competition):

*Edit*: My dear friend Michelle very kindly was able to make the appropriate edits and submit my video on my behalf.  I love you, Michelle!
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