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Faith or Joke?

21 Aug

These past days i’ve been thinking a lot about faith, religion and why we people do certain stuff. I’ve been raised as a catholic, and i was quite happy with going to church every sunday and so on, til something happened and i started to change my mind and my point of view, not my faith. Also i was always the kind of person that questions almost everything, i’m curious about everything too and that made me have a mind of my own since very young. I respect other people’s choices, but certain things just make me very angry and dissapointed at the same time.

So, millions of youngsters from all over the world spend their money in some low cost trip (considering the discount on flights, the free accomodation in colleges, 80% discount in transport and tickets for 3 meals per day) in visiting another country and suffer the heat to be walking around and collapsing the public transport for a week…oh and getting drunk in parks!!! Sounds good, doesnt it?

I would be very happy with that, done it myself but…these people are supposed to be moved by their faith and their religous ideas, and are also supposed to believe in a guy that preaches stuff that scares me sometimes.

I know i said i respected other people’s ideas, and i do but…honestly, if Jesus could talk to them, don’t you think he’d rather the millions of euros spent in the Pope’s visit to be spent in feeding the hungry, buying medicines or helping those who suffer, those who see their kids die just because they can’t drink clean water?

And i also doubt the motivations of some of these youngsters, when they see a homeless guy beggin in the street, and they sit 4 meters from him to eat like 20 pizzas without even giving him a portion. Makes me wanna puke.

And all this payed with public money and tax refunds, while people are kicked out of their houses because they cannot afford their mortgage.

Finally they left, and i really hope things change in the minds of those who think they are good enough to tell others how to live their lives. Not sure of the english expression, but they should live like they preach.

Enuff said ;p

Missing

13 Aug

 

Sometimes it is funny how you never notice how people appreciate you til you leave. Yesterday i left my old job (RL) after 4 years, and people i hardly talked to came and hugged me and told me how good i am and how sad was seeing me go. And they were honest.On the other hand, people i would’ve wanted to say bye left without even shaking hands with me (LOL).

It has been a hard hard week, doing both jobs at once and next week i have even more job interviews so who knows where i might end…

And sorry i can’t help it, i miss YOU. Yes, i promised not to miss you too much and have fun and blah blah…but i do.

I miss your laugh in the morning, all that squeeeeeeeeeeek and the cappuccino machine. And i miss the nights too…

 

 

P.S: Soon i will continue those tales you love ;p

Turn off the tv and read a book

8 Aug

Yesterday i saw something on tv that socked me and made me wonder how will the future be when the teenagers of today become the adults of tomorrow.

This tv reporter was on the street, asking foreigners that were in the process to get the spanish nationality questions about Spain concerning history, culture, artists…ecc. They replied correctly most questions.

But, when she asked some spanish teenagers…the result was scary. Not only they didn’t know how many communities we have but, when asked about our civil war they replied stuff like:

– What war?

– Oh yes, civil war was between Spain and France (ermmm what part of CIVIL war you don’t understand?)

Then they thought 12th October was the anniversary of a football match between Spain and Malta, and that is why it is a National Holiday: because we won.

Not to mention i am sure most of them don’t even write spanish properly…how are they suppossed to learn another language?

Suddenly i felt embarrassed and, at the same time, very sorry for them. I do love internet and computers, and i do watch tv sometimes too, but i also enjoy reading a good book, watching a film, reading a newspaper to know what’s going on in the rest of the world…

And in other countries it’s not much better i believe. Still remember when some guy from Canada told me Barcelona is the capital of Spain, and many north americans think Spain is next to Mexico…

I am thankful for the education i received, both at school and from my parents. Even the television was better!!!

Hoping i am dead before those idiotized teenagers get to rule the world, i’ll leave you with a tribute to the tv show that trained my imagination when i was a kid. They said stuff like. turn off the tv and read a book. Those were the days when tv taught kids useful stuff, opened their imagination and their minds…

And yes, i’ll post some new fashion pics tomorrow.

Can a fantasy become a nightmare?

17 Jul

 

Second Life is a virtual world, a place to play, have fun, explore, laugh, love, and also a place to meet some people you would never have the chance to meet in your Real Life.

In my case i joined SL because a friend said i’d like it, it’s fun, we can do stuff together there…sounds familiar? Since that day, around a year and a half ago, i have met friends that i’d love to keep in my life doesn’t matter if i keep playing SL or not. I have also loved, i have been stupid and i have learned from my mistakes. There was a time when my SL was affecting negatively my Real Life, i got too involved in things that i should’ve never known about.

We all have lives, some have partners, and some have partners that also play SL. I think the most important thing is being honest, first with yourself and then with the people that surround you.  I really believe what goes around, comes around…keep that in mind.

And no, this is not about me. It is about a person i know that is suffering and i don’t know how to help. Wish i could do something to make you feel better.

I couldn’t be happier in SL. Someone in SL that makes your RL better, happier, brighter and helps you achieve your goals? A great friend that makes you smile all the time? Yes, that exists. 🙂

 

Common People

3 Jul

One thing i’ve noticed about Second Life is that is has become a hideout for many, a place where they can be someone or something else or, what is more important, a place to be themselves without being scared of people judging them. And i am really glad some have found happiness here.

Furries, goreans, dwarves, elves, shemales and even child avies. I must say i am against child like avies because i don’t like the idea of an adult pretending he’s a kid. Call me old fashioned. But that is not what i want to write about today.

This availabily to create a character allows a few people to play some kind of role that has nothing to do with their real personality or that is how they really feel inside but never had the chance to express it in their real lives. And there’s is nothing wrong with it…unless you are doing it to be “cool” to others. Playing a role to please others in a virtual world when you can be anything else that makes YOU happy is a mistake some make too often.

I’ve seen average heterosexual women playing the role of a male trans, or even joke about being a nymphomaniac, or having “exotic” sexual preferences. And i repeat, there is nothing wrong with being a nymph, trans, or anything if that is really what YOU feel like or are on the inside. But i think pretending it just because you think it’s “cool” is wrong. I am glad to have friends of all kinds and conditions both in Second Life and Real Life, and some of them had a hard time dealing with their different ways of enjoying and living their sexuality. This is why pisses me off that someone thinks it’s funny for example being a nymphomanic when actually it is nothing fun at all.

This said, i’ll leave you this vid. The lyrics apply very well to how i feel now:

Sometimes

14 Jun

 

Sometimes, not knowing exactly why, i am happy as i could be. I smile all day, no matter what happens or the worries and problems i might have, i just smile and go on with renewed strenght.
Sometimes you just wake up too sensitive, or too silly, or just too vulnerable and the most simple things can make you cry or feel sad.
Sometimes i look at the mirror and absolutely love what i see, specially since i am more conscient of what i eat and the posibilities i have of changing what i don’t exactly fancy about me.
Sometimes too not all the make up in the world can make you see yourself pretty, forgetting that truely beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Sometimes i wonder how certain people could make it to be adults and have a job and a quite normal life without a single brain cell alive. Seriously.
Sometimes, in the hardest circumstances, amazes me how true talent and intelligence can shine through anything. Unfortunately this is extremely rare, but everytime i see it i have faith in humankind.
Sometimes we can work hard to achieve our goals, our dreams…and we get knocked out by how hard life can be, we sink in our own problems when sometimes the way out is so simple it’s silly.
And sometimes, only sometimes, in the middle of an ordinary life love gives us a fairytale.

And this is why i still believe…

Free hugs!!!

7 Jun

According to wikipedia, a hug is a form of physical intimacy, that usually involves closing or holding the arms around the neck, back, or waist of another person; if more than two persons are involved, this is referred to as a group hug. A hug, sometimes in association with a kiss, eye contact or other gestures, is a form of nonverbal communication. Depending on culture, context and relationship, a hug can indicate familiarity, love, affection or friendship. One person may hug another as an indication of support, comfort, and consolation. A hug can be a demonstration of affection and emotional warmth, sometimes arising out of joy or happiness at meeting someone. Sometimes, hugs are a romantic exchange.

Unlike some other forms of physical intimacy, when both parties mutually engage in the act, a hug can be practiced publicly and privately without stigma in many countries, religions and cultures, within families, and also across age and gender lines,[citation needed] but is generally an indication that people are familiar with each other. An unexpected hug can be regarded as an invasion of a person’s personal space, but if it is reciprocated it is an indication that it is welcome. Also, a person, especially a child, may caress and hug a doll or stuffed animal. Young children will also hug their parents when they feel threatened by an unfamiliar person.

Unlike a kiss, a hug is not usually undertaken as part of a ritual or social act. However, it is a custom in Spain and, by proxy, in Latin American countries for male friends to hug (as well as slap each other on the back) in a joyous greeting, such as on a New Year.

The other day i heard on the tv that, in a certain region in north Spain, 1 out of every 10 adults didn’t have any friend. I don’t have many people i consider friends myself, maybe 4 or 5 (plus my mom, i’ve always considered her my friend though we argue quite a lot), but i have some people i go out with sometimes, and i hug them too!

Now we have internet, we have fancy cars, we work lots to get more money to buy more stuff…and we miss spending time with the people we care about, if we care about anyone else i mean.

So today i am sending you all this virtual bear hug, wishing you a great week and hoping that you hug someone today!!!

Burning bridges

12 May

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. (David Russell)

It is weird how in just a second, with just a sms, things can change so quick, so bad, and so with no chance of ever being the same.
We usually tend to trust the people we love, and we give anything that’s in our hands to help that person, always looking for what we think it’s best for them. The thing is, this doesn’t necessarily match what they want for themselves.
So, if you see a person you love that’s about to sink in quicksands…but she refuses to hold your hand and get out of there…what can you do?
And, if while trying to help that person, she threatens you hitting you with a branch or throwing stones at you?
Should you just stand there watching her sink or hit her head and force her to get outof there?

I don’t know if i made the right choice, but i chose to wait and hope she opens her eyes and sees for herself the way out of there. And, once she makes the decission, i will for sure be there.

For now, i am burning bridges to protect myself, hoping we can build a new one someday.

The Scorpion and the Frog

31 Mar

As some of you may know, i’ve always loved fables and short stories. It’s great how a very very short story can teach so much with just a few words.
In this occassion, Aesop’s “The Scorpion and the Frog” goes perfect with what happened the other day in Second Life, that scarily reminds me of one of my Real Life best friends.

The Scorpion and the Frog


(image courtesy of luna1316)

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”

Sometimes frogs are attracted to scorpions. Scorpions are strong, shiny, dangerous…that kind of bad boy look that many many frogs fall for.
The frog falls in love with the scorpion, she is soo happy and feels so proud: how can i be so lucky to have such a beautiful scorpion by my side? They are together, they have fun, and the frog thinks things are too nice and sweet to be true. The scorpion sometimes hurts the frog, he has to keep his sting in shape he says, she feels hurted but understands. After all, he loves me, i am his frog, why would he be with me if he didn’t love me? So she forgets and forgives.

Sometimes a frog can be smart enough to leave the dangerous dude and follow her way safely, but most times they get caught, like a fly in a spiderweb.
Sooner or later the scorpion will sting the frog so bad they will both sink in some stream, no matter how many times the dude says he can change.

Please frogs, stay away from scorpions…it’s in their nature!

What is beauty for you?

28 Mar

Beauty: a word everyone knows but, if you ask people, not many can describe beauty with words. Is beauty tangible or does it belong to the world of the subconscience?
I personally can find beauty in practically anything, but would have a hard time describing why things or even people are beautiful to me.
Studies say there are certain facial features that most people find pretty: symetric face, big eyes, yummy lips, long legs, soft skin… but still, beauty is so subjective i totally agree that it is “in the eye of the beholder. However, in every country, rich and poor, cultured and ignorants have been seeking for beauty, everyone has tried or tries to fit in that concept of beauty our social environment tells us is the right one. Gazillions of euros, dollars or whatever currency you want have been invested in looking better: make up, hair dressers, gyms, clothes, cosmetics and other beauty treatments, plastic surgery…

In my oppinion it is healthy trying to look pretty or at least trying to look better using whatever tools are availble for you. Like any woman i know, and also a few men, i spend quite a lot of time trying to improve myself. Dieting, exercising and so is healthy yes, but not if you get obsessed with it. We should keep in mind that we’re all unique and that noone has to fit in any prototype.

Take a second to think: everyone you liked look the same? everything you find beautiful fits the same style? Probably not, or at least i hope so, because otherwise you’d be missing the spice of life!!

Thinking of it, beauty always shines through everything, you just need to keep your eyes open…