Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
It's hard to believe that it's August already.
Yes, yes, I know time flies. I also know that it was mere months ago that I said I couldn't believe 3 years had passed, and that I was done with TOA. Yet now I'm surprised that I've entered my third month of working, nearing one quarter of a year. So this is going to be my life for perhaps the next 30-40 years? Going to work 5 or 6 days a week, doing things, chatting small talk, enjoying a few laughs here and there, chill out a few times a week after work, make the most of the weekends, get pay, spend it on necessities, and repeat. For the next few decades. I'm beginning to know why a lot of working adults commit suicide now. It all seems very, very redundant. Work hard, get paid, buy necessities, buy things you like, go out once in a while, repeat, as the stresses of marriage, bills, children and retirement add on to this redundant lifestyle. At the end, you die. I'm beginning to see things from the perspective of people who say life is meaningless.
Of course, I'm not bitching about work. Nor life. Nor do I think its meaningless. I'm just saying I'm starting to see (experience, more like) the perspectives of those I didn't quite understand before. But anyhoo, while I'm working 11 hour days most of the time, its a must to keep myself entertained (and awake) so normally I listen to music. I previously used my phone, but there's only so much space and the quality from the speakers isn't brilliant. So I began Youtubing things to listen to. First it was the bands and music I had in my own playlists. Then songs I hadn't listened to, from the artists I knew. Then I slowly began checking out other bands and music, and now I've come to know much more bands than before, all thanks to random Youtube suggestions when I listen to songs. I've discovered God is an Astronaut, Rosetta, Isis, Draconian and a hell lot of other bands I can't quite remember at the moment. After a while though, I began listening to other stuff, like comedians. Yeah... since most of the humour is from what is said, I could enjoy the jokes while doing my work. Allowed me to catch up on a lot of things I hadn't heard previously. Made me look stupid because I was giggling while doing my work, and due to the earphones, no one knew what I was laughing about. And also, since I had such long hours, I also listened to long videos. I've been intently listening to entire debates of Christians with atheists, Muslims and the such. Watching lots of atheistic videos and documentaries also helps keep my apologetics sharp as well as keeping me open to the different views of other beliefs (or unbeliefs).
Anyway, the last 3 weekends, my dad has come to KL. Naturally, I went to meet him, and also was re-introduced to Uncle Winston and Aunty Felice, both family friends that I can't quite recall -.-, despite them claiming I met them several years ago. I'm doing a favour for Winston by designing his new company's logo, and he's "paid" by paying for my food and drinks whenever we meet. That means he's paying for free flowing alcohol. Yeah. I actually got drunk three weeks back because of the free flow. When I met up Symposium, apparently they said I was a complete moron. Lol, sorry. Last week though, he asked me to bring along some friends at Lake View Club, some club that's mostly for the middle-aged. I brought along Justin, Redzuan, Kevyn, David and Masayo, as they were free. And we all got free flow beer, thanks to Winston and my dad. So much thanks!
The club had a small band singing a variety of songs, and sometimes they would get the crowd involved by singing a few lines. Interestingly for us, they saw Masayo singing along with them for "Bad Romance" and let her sing the chorus a few times. Then Justin and Redzuan nudged her to try growling the chorus instead, which she kept refusing until the singers came back again and let her sing the last few lines, and Masayo growled. LOL. Freaked everyone in the club. Later on, Justin even went up onstage to sing 2 songs, and was dancing with one of the singers. The words we used to describe it were "What a waist". LOL.
A few weeks later, we also celebrated Kevyn's birthday by giving him a shisha bong! Heh, had a heavy drinking session at Justin's house, despite idiotic troubles with the issue of borrowing a car. More on that in my next post.