Monday, November 19, 2007

we're all dogs

Take this test!

No bones about it, you're a popular, fun-loving Golden Retriever. Adored by all and too cool for school, you're extroverted and enthusiastic. Your magnetic personality makes you the life of any bash. Since you're a true people-dog, you genuinely love all kinds of social gatherings. Going to parties, dinners, and other shindigs is the best way to add faces to your constantly growing circle of friends. But besides being on the social A-list, you're a confident, well-rounded pup who's definitely something to bark about. Pretty accomplished at anything you set your mind to, your sunny nature and winning ways make you one of everyone's favorite dogs. Woof!

I'm your favourite dog! Throw me a frickin bone here!

Friday, November 16, 2007

looking back

I was reading an Asterix yesterday, and was thinking that somehow the impact isn't the same anymore... I remember laughing out loud, ROTFLing, the works. I remembered the other comics, how they would have a larger-than-life, story playing visually in my head even as I curled up under the wooden stairs of the Hobby Corner at Janpath, browsing away, complete with backstories, sound effects, even smells and vibrations. The same used to happen with the books, the music, the movies.
But it's not the quality that's gone down. It's not my brain that's degrading, my sense of imagination and humour fading.
It's nostalgia.
The books I read today will be remembered as having the same impact, five years later.
Do you realize how rich every experience you have today is? Ask your future self. He'll remember.
Appreciate today! It's more fun than you thought it was.