Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Monday, February 1, 2010
Resolutions, resolutions... something I really loathe to do, but am encouraged to do by people all around me. Hmmm... well, its February now, so I guess it's been long enough to come up with what I want to improve on this year.
What can I think of for my resolutions? I've never really been that serious in accomplishing them, I have to admit, because I don't like doing things in such a planned out way. Makes things dull. I was watching Titanic the other day, after like so damn long. I can't quite remember when was the last time i watched it. I guess its partly because of Avatar that I watched Titanic. After all, it was the last movie James Cameron directed, 12 years ago. Ages ago (over half my life ago), and both billion dollar hits. It's a masterpiece! I guess its understandable I couldn't appreciate it back as a kid, but watching it now, I guess I can. Superb movie. And Kate Winslet looks awfully pretty! Back then at least =x. I don't quite remember any major movies she's been in lately. Anyhoo, there was a line from Jack which I totally love. And it suits my perspective on life practically spot on.
"I work my way from place to place. I mean... got everything I need right here with me. I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or who I'm gonna meet, where I'm gonna wind up. I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You never know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you to make each day count."
Beautiful quote, in my opinion. It really explains why I make friends everywhere and I don't plan for things. That's very contrary to what church teaches (A very often used quote in church is "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail"). And although I think planning works for most people, I really don't think it works for me. I take each day as it is and I'm doing pretty fine. I haven't failed any subjects yet and everything's going good.
*Sigh*... but the cellgroup have all done their resolutions, so I guess I should as well. I'll make mine unorthodox, just to keep things interesting.
1) Get a girlfriend. LOL, yes, serious! I've been single long enough. It's annoying. But it's beyond annoying when the girl you like already has a boyfriend. This is one resolution that's going to be among the most complicated.
2) Repair two friendships. I was looking back on a few blog posts and saw this was one of my previous resolutions that I actually managed to keep. The thing is, I can't think of any broken friendship at the moment. I'm on good terms with everyone, apart from certain people that weren't even friends to start with. I really can't remember anyone who's not a friend now but was previously. I hope this is a good sign.
3) Pass all my subjects. So far, I haven't failed any subjects yet, so just keep it up this year.
4) Finish reading the Satanic Bible and the Qur'an. Since I've finished reading the Bible long ago, I haven't finished reading any other scriptural books. It's just been bits and pieces here and there. These books aren't even close to the length of the Bible so I think finishing 2 is reasonable.
5) Improve on my apologetics. Eh, no, this isn't about apologizing. For those who don't know, apologetics is the defense of the faith. Um... like through verbal, intellectual, rational means. Giving evidence and proof and the such. How do I explain it properly?
6) Lift my 20kg weights every other day. I've finally brought my dumbells up from JB. Carrying it halfway through the country is no easy task with all my luggage you know. I tried lifting the weights the other day and found it was much harder than before. Heck, I need to train up again. I think it'll help for basketball too.
7) Play a sport once a month. Back in secondary and ITE days, I would've put this way higher -.-. Playing basketball every day was the norm. But in KL, with a serious lack of basketball courts and time, and with so much school assignments, it's not feasible anymore. I think once a month is pretty good, considering I played practically almost no basketball at all last year except for Emerge.
8) Go for a photoshoot once a month. Photography has become something I really like. I don't want the completion of the photography subject to be the end of my photography. I'm extremely good at dark and night shots, so I need to try other subjects. I don't know where I'll go or how, but like I said, I don't plan.
9) Clean up my room twice. Since I can remember, I clean up my room only once a year. It's very, very messy, but very clean. No dust, no dirt, but a fair amount of hair (my hair drops a lot) which gathers in one place because for some reason when I turn on the fan the hairs start grouping in a sort of circular shape, and it's very easy to pick them up and throw them away. So yeah. Twice a year. Start slow =x.
10) Pray somewhere exotic. Before I moved up here, I would always have the chance to pray somewhere apart from the usuals like church, home or some cellgroup gathering place. Like I've prayed at East Coast Park's beach. At Saint Andrews Cathedral. In Punggol, during a thunderstorm (I was outside, drenched). I haven't done that sinced I moved here; it's always been in church or home. So I'd like to try it somewhere new.
I think this covers it. It's 2010 after all, so 10 is fitting. A few general ones, and a few specific ones. I don't plan, but let's hope I actually go through with all this.