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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

Is there a cure for stupidity?

23 Jun

Brian Pickrell once said: “The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity. But not in that order.”
And i totally agree. Considering stupidity is often defined as lack of intelligence or understanding i think it goes further. I consider myself an intelligent person. Yes i am not the brightest or the wisest ( not yet at least ;p) but i have a brain and i use it most of the time. This said, i admit i’ve been quite stupid at times too so…can stupidity be cured or, at least, prevented?

I started my investigation in Dr. Smartass’ clinic for metal disorders, checked tons of reports and phoned some colleages…but nothing.

 

Hmmm maybe it has something to do with the brain structure itself, or maybe it’s in the genes, travelling through your veins…passing from mom to children… Is it possible that certain brains are meant to be more stupid since birth?

 

No, that is not possible since really dumb parent sometimes have very bright kids, and viceversa.

When i was lost, deliberating, trying to find the clue…it came to me naturally.

A book from a shelf fell on my head, was painful since it was a thick one, but that gave me the answer…

 

Yes,i know reading a book wont save the world from stupidity, and there are also some people with  a high culture that are amazingly stupid. But i also think the more you read about several subjects, the more you learn and the more your mind opens. And someone with some culture and an open mind is less likely to act like a moron. Even though we all have our moments of dumbness…

 

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!!!

Verne’s first heartbreak

25 May

I guess there is a time when any kid wants to leave the comfy cozy castle of his mom, but i never imagined Verne would want to move out within his first year of life.
When i asked what was the reason to make the decission, if he wasnt happy in our new gorgeous land (pics to be posted soon) or if there was anything i could help him with he just said: i am in love and i wanna have some intimacy with her.

So, said and done, i placed a skybox above my garden so Verne could have his place. Some weeks after he sent me an im asking me to teleport there, so i did.
Found him in his little cradle looking a bit down and “not in the mood for chatting”, he said.

-Come on silly, tell me what happened, maybe i can help.
– No, you’ll think i am stupid.
– I could never think you’re stupid, just a bit silly and very stubborn, what happened?
– Ok, i will tell you.

-Juliet, she left.
-Juliet? Who is Juliet?
– My girlfriend, i met her in a hole while i was diggin in the park and now she left me…for a sandworm!!!
– Maybe they are just friends, or maybe she just needs some time. Women can be very complicated, my creepy creature.
– No, she left, look at the note she gave me.

-Awww i am sorry then Verne, but life goes on. There are many many girls out there.
-But she was special…
-We’re all special for someone, you just need to find the one you’re special for.

And it is true, we’re all unique and special. And Verne lives in a jar, isn’t that special already?
I tried to make him laugh a bit and think it worked, because after watching my skills on the circus ball he almost peed on himself!!!

-Feeling better?
-Yes mom, i feel much better now.
-Ok, now let’s go downstairs and pick your stuff, you’re coming back home now.
– Good idea, this place is too empty now.

-What’s that Verne?
-What’s what?
-There!!!Did someone die here?
-I have no idea, those things were here when i woke up this morning…
-Ok, let’s pack your stuff and get out of here, i am nor sure if i want to know more.

Credits: Most of the items you see in this post come from the Tainted Love Hunt arranged by Yellow Jester, one of my fave stores in Second Life.

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…

Big in Japan

26 Mar

Lately we’ve all heard in the news about Japan and the tragedy japanese people are living now. My best wishes and biggest hopes for them. I am sure, as strong and hard working as they are, soon they will be reborn.

All this said, when the other day Jops suggested to visit the Second Life version of Japan thought it would be a great idea to see how someone portrayed the real country in a virtual world. Said and done, we headed to explore this great sim.

Here’s Jops enjoying the sunset views.

I’ve never been to Japan but, for what i can tell, whoever created the sim did an awesome job. You can find typical stores, clubs, houses…aswell as some secret hideouts and even a submarine nightclub!

Yay duty free!!!!!

The only bad thing is the lag is awful, we were lucky it was almost empty during our visit, i don’t want to imagine if more than let’s say 10 people want to explore at a time!!Maybe i could suggest the owner a restart once in a while, so you don’t get stuck while trying to enjoy the beauty.

High heels make you look sexier and more elegant, yes…but sure it’s not the most suitable footwear to go sightseeing!!!!Veeery tired , with my poor pixelated feet hurting like hell, i thought it would be nice catching the train to the upper part of town.

Not being a resident, i had no idea of the train timetable, so i waited and waited…and soon started to need a restroom badly. Isn’t it funny how, the more you need to pee, the less likely you’re to find a bathroom?

Now Jops doesn’t wonder anymore why the sea was starting to look yellow!!!

Finally the train arrived. Seats weren’t too comfy i must say but hey, it is better than walking on 10 cm heels up hill!!!

I continued the trip til the last stop, up the hill, enjoying the astonishing beauty of the views and i found something totally unespected…a school!!!Verne didn’t come with us this time, but i will have to bring him soon. I am sure he’ll love this school, plus he can learn japanese to talk with Jops!!! (yes, Jops can talk japanese haha)

More to be shown soon…

And she closed her violet/blue eyes…

23 Mar

Elizabeth Taylor, one of the last stars from the old Hollywood sky, closed her amazing eyes today. She charmed everyone with her talent, her beauty, and her enormous personality. Strong, stubborn, eccentric, excessive and big hearted, always needing to give love even more than receiving, she married 8 times, shame she didn’t have time to go for the 9th.
Maybe it is because, when they were young, she and my mom could perfectly be twin sisters; maybe it is because i am a huge fan of those old glamourous hollywood classics…but i have cried for her today.
Hope wherever you go you find the happiness you always deserved.

Forever.