A friend picked me up from our house at around 11am. He treated me to lunch and we went to his house to watch some anime (a very old tradition of ours).
Then another friend came over (with her little brother) by 3 o’clock. Then she texted another friend to come over.
I was suppose to leave at 4PM because of some org work and errands. They wanted me to stay. So I made a phone call to my parents that I would be home late.
I ended up going home at 9PM.
Meeting old friends is a lot of fun, especially if you haven’t seen them in ages. There was a time in my life when I was heartbroken over the fact that we had to leave each other behind.
But during that hot afternoon, I realized that these friends of mine from elementary and high school have been with me for a very long time. It would take more than 6 years of separation to take our friendship away. I was very happy to find that no matter how long we don’t see each other, we’d still be friends.
Let others wage war but you, lucky Austria, shall marry.
I just read a book called Goliath written by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Kieth Thompson. It’s the third book of a steampunk trilogy set in WWI. The story ingeniously distorts history into a much more interesting world. This entry’s title is a line used in the book and is from the Habsburg dynasty’s motto, which is traditionally in Latin.
Bella gerant alii, tu felix Austria nube!
In the story, the world is divided by the kind of technology. There are the Clankers, whose civilization is powered by machines (Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire) and there’s also the Darwinists, whose technology is grown from fabricated animals or GMOs (Britain, France, Russia, Italy).
The reason why I am writing about this is because for some reason, reading Goliath made me feel conscious of how I use my creativity. I’m not talking about writing stories ( I can’t seem to finish anything I write). I’m just thinking of how unsatisfied I am with most of my work. I am aware that Eureka moments don’t grow on trees, but I wish I can let out more creativity in the things that I do, whether it’s with academics, or with org stuff, or even with things I do for friends and family.
Please excuse me. The book is just really good and the ideas the author has put forward just makes me want to wish that I was the one who thought of them.
So now that I’ve finished the effin’ book and became self-conscious because of it, it is now time to study for structurals.