Liking People

I hate liking people.

Once you like someone everything they do has to reach the standards set inside your head. Once you like someone they can let you down. You spend all of your time wondering if they feel the same; if they want to talk to you as much or even just be in the same place as you. You want to know.

I’m scared to like people. I’m scared to be let down. I’m scared that they won’t feel the same or that I’ll annoy them.

I do like people though, and I do get let down. I still wonder if they think about me or if they feel the same. But the thing is, you can’t stop yourself from liking people. You just have to accept that it’s going to hurt a little. Maybe with the hurt comes love too.

What Inspires You?

My ‘Photography’ So Far This Year to Einaudi’s Primavera

Conversations That Lead To Pure Brilliance

Life Is SweetThis is what one of my friends produced in a quite depressing conversation at around midnight. I thought it was brilliant so I wanted to share.

 

I go through phases. I felt I’ve gone through a phase where I’ve wallowed in my own entertainment and denied anything that goes against it….now I’m starting to realise that it’s just a bit pointless. That’s what I stopped doing; denying anything that my mind thought about. Even though I know….deep down…it was right.

I’m noticing that it’s pointless to deny our innermost thoughts. Negativity or positivity isn’t the issue, the expression of the actual point and the opinion in itself is the main focus.

But if you try to simply define the categories and bound some to eligible and others to abolish then you are denying innermost thoughts.

(When asked about Tumbr)

Well, entertainment is enjoyable, though the pictures are usually flawed representations of emotional responses.

Though nothing isn’t flawed. Whether it’s music, pictures or people. We as humans cannot define perfection as we are limited to our sensual perceptions.

I write things from time to time. I find it difficult to speak my words…but privately with a piece of paper I just write things like that. When I finally move out I’m going to find clusters of thoughts from throughout my school life annotating…anything. Just bits of paper, describing my forgotten memories. It’s sad really.

But it’s how I keep myself sane.

When am I going to find someone like me, Anna? Everyone I know, sure I socialize. But there’s never been anyone, at any time that I’ve ever felt direct empathy to. I talk to people….sure. There’s a difference between listening and understanding. I’m not just talking about relationships, I’m talking about everything. It’s hard…

Just To Let You Know

Just to let you know, I am leaving for skiing on Friday so i won’t be posting for a week. (doubt that’s going to upset anybody) But i will probably write loads when I’m out there, i will post them all when I’m back! I have updated my photos&drawings, so if you’re bored, check them out (:

ENJOY! (:

10 Facts Everybody Gets Wrong

How many times has it happened that you know you’re right but nobody believes you? You know you can prove it, but you’re getting embarrassed and stumbling over your words.

Well, your day is finally here. Let out a deep sigh of relief, because now the world will finally see that you’ve been right all along. Here are 10 facts you know are correct that everybody else has wrong, from Reddit.

Tae Kwon Do is only around 60 years old

There is a lot of misinformation because Korea wants the world to believe TKD is an ancient art. Some people think I’m saying tae kwon do isn’t based on older martial arts. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying tae kwon do is NOT based on taekkyon or other so called “ancient” arts from Korea and is fact based on karate and a little chuan fa. I lay this all out in great detail in my thesis.
– Fett2

A Car Is Safe In A Lightning Storm

A car is safe during a lightning storm because the metal frame will conduct the electricity around you. The tires have nothing to do with it.
– keyes777

Cracking Your Knuckles Won’t Give You Arthritis

I know that cracking your knuckles does nothing detrimental to the joints, but everyone tells me I am going to get arthritis. Can someone provide reliable sources that demonstrate how cracking knuckles reduces grip strength?
– Spiderdan

There’s a doctor who cracked the knuckles on one hand but not the other for 60 years, earning him an Ig Nobel prize (he did it to prove his mother wrong).
– cheerfulstoic
We don’t only use 10% of our brain

I don’t know if anyone really believes this, but since it was like the crux of that Bradley Cooper movie, we don’t only use 10% of our brain.
– polarlicht

Skunked beer doesn’t really exist

Unless taken to extremes (like almost freezing), allowing beer to go from room temp to refrigerator temp to room temp will not cause it to skunk, spoil or otherwise go bad. Beer goes through somewhere between three to five temperature swings between the time it’s brewed and the time it arrives in the beer cooler at your local store. If moderate temperature swings had any effect, the beer would all be ruined before the store even received it.
– hopstar

Fans Can’t Kill You

Well, I live in Korea, but literally every Korean I have ever had this conversation with believes that fans can kill people under the right circumstances. It’s not a once or twice thing; it has been probably 30/30 people, with one girl admitting that she wasn’t 100% sure. It blows my mind.
– rumple_skillskin

Hold Your Head Forward When You Have A Nosebleed

To hold your head backward when you are having a nosebleed. Tilt it forward, my friends, and hold just above the bridge of your nose.
– ACHollywood

EMT here. Absolutely true. My parents knew about this when I was younger and always had me tilt my head forward. Made things confusing when the school nurse said to do the opposite.

EDIT: I didn’t see the part about holding above the bridge of your nose. If ACHollywood is referring to the hard tissue at the top (the part that is resistant to bending), I don’t know how effective that is. I always held my nose along the compressible inferior part.
– xfargox
Belly Dancing Is Not A Dance Of Seduction

Belly dance was not a dance of seduction, and wasn’t done by harem girls for the sultan. It’s a community folk dance with a rich and long history, done by both men and women during family celebrations and gatherings. The two-piece costume was invented by early Hollywood and adopted by Egyptian dancers in nightclubs to cater to Western tourists. The term belly dance was invented at the 1893 World’s Fair by Sol Bloom because it sounded salacious, would attract scandalized Victorian patrons and sell a boatload of tickets.
– Delirious5

Toilets don’t flush clockwise vs. counterclockwise as a result of being on one side of the equator or another

This fact is so engrained into our public consciousness that even shows like The Simpsons get it spectacularly wrong, and we’ve almost all had teachers cite this in class while explaining the Coriolis effect. The thing is, it’s balderdash. To get a sink or toilet to drain in different directions is much more a matter of drain shape, the motion of the water when the container was filled and so on. You literally need to leave a big reservoir of water sitting for days to be able to get it to behave in a manner that’s observably changed by Coriolis forces, and that’s after protecting it from wind, sun, vibration, etc, and using a special drain and tub.
– Chairboy

Diamonds can be shattered with a hammer

There is a difference between how tough something is and how hard it is.
– halfblood_stud

Diamond Swords vs. Metal Swords
So as I’m assuming iron and steel are much tougher than diamond, would it be correct to say a sword made of diamond would be useless when clashing with a standard metal sword? This myth seems greatly perpetuated by many video games in which diamond weapons and armor are among the highest class.
– IkananXIII

Not as useless. The force between the two has to overcome the peak stress of the diamond sword. The metal sword would bend and the diamond sword shatter like glass.

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Valentine’s Day For Loners

Valentine’s Day.

Is it a day filled with warmth and love for that special someone? Or is it simply  “Singles’ Awareness Day”?

Yes, it’s that time of year again. As you stroll down the aisles of your local store, you roll your eyes at all the heart-shaped chocolates and giant stuffed animals that glare at your single self.  It’s bad enough that you have to help your best friend figure out what to get their boyfriend/girlfriend, but now you have stores shoving your single-ness in your face! You may feel like throwing yourself a pity-party on Valentine’s Day, but I think everyone would enjoy the day more if they were happy rather than sitting in a corner eating Ben& Jerry’s on their own. Here are some ways to help ease the pain of spending the holiday solo and turn it around into something, dare I say, fun?

Be your own Valentine. It sounds horrendously corny, but if Valentine’s Day is supposed to be the day we let people know how much we love them, why not love yourself today? Buy yourself some pretty flowers or tickets to that concert you’ve been wanting to go to. Find some way to treat yourself special today to remind yourself how much you love you. One of the great things about not having a Valentine is that you don’t have to go out and spend money. Instead of opting for those flowers or tickets, why not spend the day doing something you love like reading, drawing or whatever it is that makes you happy.

Round up your other single friends. While your friends with significant others are out with their other half, round-up your single friends for a fun night. Just because you are single doesn’t mean you have to spend the day or night alone!

Cards– It may seem a little “Primary School”, but go all out with Valentine cards this year. There are really cute friendship and family cards- and it’s never the wrong time to spread a little love around to those who you care about. Feeling adventurous? Design some of your own cards. Whip out your arts and crafts box and make personalized cards for those who make you smile during this time of the year.

Bake- There’s no better time than now to practice your baking skills while also gaining a leg up in some of your relationships. Try out a new cookie recipe and throw in some heart shapes and red food coloring to stick with the season. It’s fun to do and it makes for a good ‘just because’ present.

Smile! (: Love Anna

Smile! Love from Anna 😉

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