Clichés are so overdone. We need to find other means of doing something and make the cliché obsolete so that what's cliché now becomes fashionable once again.

(If that made any sense.) I have seen and heard and read too many clichés to the point of believing that there isn't anything left to be cliché anymore (because everything seems to be cliché to me).

Okay, anyway. That's enough clichés in one sentence.

I was asked today, "What are my interests?" and being me I tend to deflect questions I can't answer readily by asking or mentioning something related but doesn't usually tie back to the question at hand (I'm letting on something about myself that could potentially harm my deflecting tendencies).

I didn't answer the question in the end.
But I want to be able to answer this question affirmatively.

I think I answered somewhere before that I wanted to be so many things.
I still do.

But my interests? Hmmmm.

Not too long ago, I bought myself an A5 sketchbook and a set of cheap charcoal pencils (which I found its price exacting its quality, darn it) in an attempt to get the drawing juices coming in again.
I expended so much time, energy and effort onto the first drawing in the sketchbook, which was:
which if I'm not mistaken, got me working for about 4 hours straight. But it was a refreshing four hours.
I'm so no artist, and reproducing this sort of drawings is something, not too difficult given the time and drive to do it (Yes, I believe anyone can do it if they're really really driven). It's just a hobby, that's what it is. I like drawing, but being able to feel refreshed after drawing something you've put so much time and effort doesn't come by very often.

(I've recently joined deviantart, and art platform for fellow artists or pseudo ones to share their works. I've only added one, take a wild guess as to which one it was)

So, to answer this question, I think it would be drawing and piano. But I don't have a piano here with me now (Oh how I miss your ivory keys) so my interests are halved.

On a different note, the winds of Sydney have been just crazy. I guess it's common in Melbourne, but it's been behaving this way for three days now, and trust me when I say it ain't those sorta pleasant winds.
It brought along what I was told as sand/dust from the Northern Territory, covering most of Sydney in red sand/dust. It was a... incredible sight, but it made everything dusty too.

On another different note, I've been listening to "Stand By U" by DBSK everyday for the last 3 months. Omg, somebody pinch me. I never knew I could get hooked on a song for this long.

I think I shall nominate it Song of the Year.

If you have a strong enough why, you can bear almost any how.
"..Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves in just floating, floating; ... refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current: this is what we call the floating world.."
Your political compass
Economic Left/Right: -0.25
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.26

Germae's Political Compass
(Because of the holidays, I have some free time on my hands and somehow had the urge to find out my political compass)

I don't know how to interpret this political compass of mine eloquently enough to be written out in words, but basically the graph is divided into four different-coloured sections, with the top and bottom parts signifying social dimension, that is to say, whether you lean more towards being an Authoritarian or a Libetarian (both being the extreme ends of the two halves) while the left-right sections signify economic dimension a.k.a/ your economic stand.

From how my graph looks like, I suppose I'm almost undecided as I veer very closely towards the centre of the graph.

But essentially, I'm more authoritarian than libetarian; more leftist than right.

Take the quiz!

(My dad will soo have something to say about this if I showed it to him.)

Toodles. Let's go do some other quizzes now since I have time in my hands since it's the holidays (I am so not the kind who does those really silly quizzes on Facebook, don't know what la, what is your marriage age la, what kinda boyfriend/girlfriend are you la. OMG man).

Of late, I've been exchanging lame pick-up lines with some people I know, and in turn have had a good laugh at most of them.

To share the wonders of picking up girls/whoever with awesome lines such as these, here goes:

If I could rearrange the alphabets, I would put "U" and "I" together.

Do you have a map? Because I'm lost in your eyes.

Is your father a terrorist? Because you are the bomb!

Are you tired? Because you've been running through my mind all day.

Did it hurt? When you fell from heaven?

Can't remember some of them, but if you have any, drop a comment and add to the list!


On a side note, if I were told these lines, and if it wasn't meant as a joke, I'd laugh my ass off still anyway. My apologies to those who honestly tried and think it would work, but hats-off to the sentiment!


Are you from the sun? 'Cos you're so hot!

Are you chocolate? 'Cos you're so sweet!

Do you know how to drive? You just drive me crazy!

Do you like raisins?No.... How bout a date?
The weather looks great outside.

Spring is coming, I reckon, pretty soon.

The buds are out, the leaves are tiny still, and the pesky flies are up and about as well.

And then there's still a piece under the weather.